Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

Why You Should Only Hire a Licensed Plumber

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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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Plumbers and Your Gas Lines—They Can Work Together

Monday, 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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Moving In? Here’s Your Plumbing Inspection Checklist

Tuesday, 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

Monday, 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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Don’t Ignore Gas Line Safety!

Monday, April 29th, 2019

gas-burnerHere in California, getting access to natural gas lines isn’t nearly as difficult as it might be in other states. In other words, if you’re not using gas lines right now for your appliances, you should definitely take into consideration just how highly sought after they really are!

For example, running HVAC systems with electricity only is not cheap. Switching to a gas furnace can save you plenty of money during our colder months. Or, perhaps you simply want to start using more natural gas appliances, like your kitchen stove or your clothes dryer.

There are plenty of benefits to using natural gas, but it’s important to keep safety in mind. In the wrong hands, gas line installation can be a serious hazard. The safety of your family and your neighbors depend on gas line installation in Santa Barbara performed by a licensed professional.

Here’s everything you need to know about gas lines:

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Once You Go Trenchless, You’ll Never Go Back

Monday, April 15th, 2019

blocked-drainDo you know much about your main sewer line? You may be aware that it removes waste water from your home, and that it’s buried underneath your property. The line spans several feet and connects to the city’s sewer system.

Burying sewer lines is a great way to keep them protected, but when they do develop repair issues, it can be all the more difficult to treat because they’re underground and out of reach. As you can imagine, this used to be a huge problem.

Nowadays, trenchless technology can get your sewer lines repaired faster and cheaper than ever before. We’ll explain when trenchless sewer repair might be necessary and how it works to your advantage:

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Video Pipe Inspection Can Prevent These Sewer Line Problems

Monday, April 1st, 2019

We don’t like pointing the finger or having to blame anyone, but there are some sewer line issues that are usually caused by the homeowner themselves. That includes things like clogs formed after the wrong things are put down the drain or in the toilet.

However, there are even more sewer line issues that occur simply due to nature. But that doesn’t mean you’re powerless against them. With due diligence and the right combination of preventive sewer repair services in Oxnard, CA, you can stop these sewer line issues before they even happen.

We’d argue that the best way to stop these issues is with a thorough video pipe inspection:

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Is It Time for Main Water Line Repairs?

Monday, March 18th, 2019

waterThere are some plumbing issues that are hard to ignore. The clogged sink… the leaky faucet… But it turns out that some of the most troublesome plumbing problems are sometimes the most difficult to spot. It might not be until you get your next water bill and see a huge spike that you finally realize something is horribly wrong.

One such set of problems can come from your main water line. This is a crucial piece of plumbing can cause serious issues for your quality of life. Plumbing problems get worse with time, so here are some ways you can detect a main water line issue early on:

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4 Reasons Your Sewer Line Needs Repairs

Monday, February 18th, 2019

root-clogged-pipeWe prefer not to think about our home’s sewer line, yet, it’s an essential part of the process. Good water comes in through the main water line, bad water goes out through the sewer line.

So when your sewer line has issues, it’s going to make life difficult in the home. Here are four things that could be compromising your sewer line.

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