January 7th, 2019
When we get questions about water treatment systems, the most commonly asked question is usually something along the lines of “Which one is the best?”
Of course, what they really mean to ask is, “Which one is best for me?” Like many products and services in the plumbing industry, their effectiveness is dependent on the situation in your home. The same principle is true for water treatment systems. Confused? Don’t worry, we’ll explain further.
December 24th, 2018
No home is a happy home without a water heater.
Seriously, try taking a shower or doing the dishes without a water heater!
When it comes time to install a new water heater or to replace your current one, there are many directions you can go in terms of size, fuel, and type. Choosing the right factors depends on your own needs, but in the meantime, we’ll explain what some of those factors are and how they can help you make a decision.
December 10th, 2018
Many of the plumbing problems you’ll encounter in your life can all be avoided with a bit of due diligence. Whether it’s leaks or clogs, there are reasonable steps you can take to avoid them from happening in the first place. Here are five things you can do to avoid most plumbing problems:
November 26th, 2018
Drain cleaning isn’t something that anyone’s excited to have done. It’s certainly not the most interesting thing, either. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t necessary for the health of you, your family, and your plumbing system. But drain cleaning is only as effective when done by a professional. We’ll explain why that’s the case.
November 12th, 2018
Your relationship with a plumber is like any relationship. A certain level of trust and understanding is needed from both parties. There’s no better way to tell if you have the right plumber than by actually having them work for you.
Of course, this advice doesn’t always pan out in practice. If you’re looking for an emergency plumber in Santa Barbara, you want to make a quick decision with the least amount of risk.
So, what are you supposed to do? We can think of two major factors that are going to help you choose a good plumber.
October 29th, 2018
When you moved into your home, you looked over the entire house. You made sure the bedrooms, the kitchen, the bathrooms, and all the other rooms would be a good fit for you. Of course, you also looked to make sure there was no damage to any of the walls, floors, or ceilings. Thoroughly inspecting a home takes dedication, but there’s one place where even the most well-trained eye can’t see: the plumbing.
If your home was built decades ago, there’s a possibility that you’re living with an outdated plumbing system. Even if the water seems to be coming out of the faucets just fine, it’s important that your plumbing system’s pipes are up to date. Allow us to explain.
October 15th, 2018
You mean aside from the water dripping under my sink? After all, leaks are pretty easy to spot, right? Actually, quite the opposite is true. While a leak in your bathroom or kitchen might be plain as a day, those sections only make up a very small part of your entire plumbing system. Leaks most often occur behind the walls, floors or ceilings, where you can’t easily see them. But just because you can’t see them doesn’t mean you’re helpless against them.
October 1st, 2018
If you’ve ever heard about water filtration systems for your home, it was most likely in the form of reverse osmosis systems. While these are popular for an important reason (which we’ll get into below), you should know that there are actually multiple different water filtration options. Which one you need depends on you and your household, and the way to find out is through a water test. Among the many things a water test can reveal, it can tell you about two major issues: the amount of contaminants in the water, and the hardness of the water.
September 17th, 2018
Your water heater is acting strangely… does this mean it’s time for replacement? Well, it could, but this time, we only want to talk about problems that aren’t nearly as drastic as they seem. So relax! That doesn’t mean these problems are completely harmless, of course, but we won’t leave you in the dark on how to proceed. Here are some minor plumbing problems that you should be on the lookout for.
September 3rd, 2018
Leaks are part of everyday life for a plumber. All leaks can cause water damage or create spikes in your water bill. They can even lower your water pressure throughout the home. But most of the time, they’re easily fixed by a qualified plumber in Santa Barbara, CA.
What turns a leak from a simple pipe replacement into an entire project is all based on the location of the leak. When a leak displays the right symptoms, it could actually be a slab leak. From that, you can expect a slew of problems that will cause damage to your home the longer it goes on.
So when does your average leak become a slab leak?