Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

How to Get a Long Life From a Kitchen Garbage Disposal

Monday, October 14th, 2019

drain-in-metal-sink-waterWe’ve got important news for you: Your kitchen garbage disposal is not invincible. It will break one day and need to be replaced. Considering how much work it does every year (and even just November and December alone) it makes sense a disposal can’t last for the entire lifespan of a home.

We’ve got other important news: You can extend the life of your kitchen garbage disposal if you know a few basics about its care.

We wish more people understood these simple “garbage disposal wellness” facts, because it would save them plenty of grief and emergency calls. (Fun fact: the day after Thanksgiving is the busiest for plumbers, and busted disposals are one of the reasons.) Below are some basic tips to help your garbage disposal last for many years.

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Low Water Pressure? Here’s What May Be Happening

Monday, 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!

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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

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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