Low Water Pressure? Here’s What May Be Happening

September 16th, 2019

faucet-drippingIt’s probably something you’ll notice first when you take a shower: water coming from the shower head isn’t at the force you expect it. It might just be the shower head, but then you find that at every tap in the house the water pressure has dropped. What’s going on? Do you need to call for professional plumbing services in Oxnard, CA to fix it?

These are good questions to ask, and we’ll provide answers below. When in doubt about what to do, you can always contact us for assistance. We have more than eighty years of plumbing history, and we’ve seen it all.

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There Is No Such Thing as a “Minor” Plumbing Leak!

September 2nd, 2019

bursted-copper-pipeIf you’ve ever thought you can put off a small plumbing issue such as a minor leak, we urge you to reconsider. There is no such thing as a minor leak in residential plumbing. The smallest leak—the pinhole leak—can be a costly problem for your home. As with any repairs in your plumbing system, call for a Ventura, CA plumber to look into it and fix it as soon as possible. We are ready to help you with prompt and reliable service, no matter the size of the plumbing leak in your home.

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What Counts as a Plumbing Emergency?

August 19th, 2019

woman-plungerNot all plumbing contractors offer emergency plumbing service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This doesn’t match the way plumbing emergencies often work, which is that they strike at times when it’s least convenient. No plumbing problem is “convenient,” but homeowners need to have access to plumbers to come fix urgent trouble at any time of the day or night, such as 6 AM on a Sunday!

Sometimes homeowners are confused about when a call for emergency plumbing repairs is warranted. We’ll start by saying that any plumbing problem you think is an emergency can be considered an emergency. Don’t take time to debate how bad the problem is—if you have any concerns that the issue must be resolved ASAP, then call for an emergency 24-hour plumber in Santa Barbara, CA.

Now that we’ve got that important disclaimer out of the way, we’ll go over some of the more common plumbing issues that we think definitely count as emergencies.

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Why You Should Only Hire a Licensed Plumber

August 5th, 2019

wrenchesPlumber. What does that word mean to you? You might think that anybody with a few wrenches and a plunger could be called a plumber. But when it comes to getting actual plumbing work done, the only plumbers you should think of are licensed plumbers. i.e. plumbers who have gone through proper licensing with the State of California. You can find many unlicensed plumbers who are willing to take on plumbing jobs, often at very cheap prices. But you’ll end up paying in multiple ways when you go with unlicensed plumbers!

Below are reasons to only hire a licensed plumber in Santa Barbara, CA, no matter what services you need.

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When Do I Need a Plumber for Whole-House Repiping?

July 22nd, 2019

PVC-pipesWhole-house repiping—it sounds intimidating. And it is a big job, requiring an Oxnard, CA plumber with the best tools and extensive experience to remove the old pipes throughout the house and put in new materials.

Having whole-house repiping done for your home doesn’t have to be a nightmare for you, however. When you rely on us, we’ll ensure the work is done fast, accurately, and leaves no mess behind. We’ve been in business since 1935, and we understand how best to upgrade a home’s piping to the modern age.

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How Hard Water Hurts a Home’s Plumbing

July 8th, 2019

water-softenerPeople are concerned about the quality of the water coming into their homes. Although most people think of the possible health problems from poor water quality due to lead, pesticides, and heavy metals, a more common problem is with hard water, which is found frequently in Southern California. Hard water isn’t harmful to drink, but it creates serious troubles in the plumbing system of the home. It needs the same attention from water treatment professionals as other water quality issues. The sooner you call after you find out you have hard water, the better!

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Plumbers and Your Gas Lines—They Can Work Together

June 24th, 2019

working-on-outside-gas-meterMany homes rely on natural gas for power: running the furnace, the kitchen stove and oven, outdoor grills, and even clothes dryers. You probably have a natural gas connection for your home, and you’ll know that using gas is one of the most energy efficient ways to power your appliances.

But when you think about calling for repairs for your gas lines, or jobs such as moving your gas meter for construction or adding lines for new appliances, do you usually think of calling local plumbers? We’d guess the answer is “no.” You probably first think of calling your local gas company.

But some plumbers—although not all—specialize in working with natural gas lines.

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Can You (Not) Dig It? We Can Repair Your Sewer Line Without Digging!

June 10th, 2019

backhoe-of-construction-equipmentProblems with a home’s sewer line are among the worst kind of plumbing fiascoes. A broken sewer line will soon mean sewage backing up into the house, clogged drains everywhere, and sewage flowing up to the surface of the yard or garden.

What makes sewer line troubles even worse is how difficult they are to fix. The sewer pipe from the house that connects to the municipal sewer pipe is set down in a ditch that’s only accessible by digging down to it so plumbers can replace sections or even the whole line.

Except… digging is no longer the only way to do the job. There is such a thing as “no-dig” sewer repair. It’s known as trenchless technology, and Husted Plumbing is proud to offer it as a solution to your sewer line woes.

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Moving In? Here’s Your Plumbing Inspection Checklist

May 28th, 2019

plumberMoving in is stressful enough as it is. On top of it all, you need to make sure that the new home isn’t hiding any nasty surprises.

Since most plumbing repair issues happen out of sight, we urge you to consider looking at your new home from the eye of a plumber. That’s why we’ve compiled this checklist of some things you should have a plumber inspect for your new home.

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3 Questions (And Answers) About Trenchless Plumbing Services

May 13th, 2019

exposed-pipeIf you’ve only just recently heard about trenchless plumbing services, it’s most likely because you’ve never needed it until now. This is a specialty service reserved for very specific plumbing problems concerning your sewer and main water lines—it’s not for your everyday plumbing issues.

That being said, we’re happy to answer some of the most common questions about this service.

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