Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

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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Pipes Used in Your Plumbing

Monday, February 4th, 2019

main-water-line-exposedWe don’t often think of the pipes in our plumbing system. Unless you’ve watched a plumber work in your home recently, you may not have any idea of what kind of pipes are used in your home. On top of that, a plumber will use a combination of different pipes depending on how it’s going to be used. Some pipes are better than others for various reasons.

In this post, we’ll go over various kinds of pipes that may be installed on your property.

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Signs You Need Sewer Line Replacement

Monday, January 21st, 2019

broken-sewer-lineWe searched long and hard, but we couldn’t find a single person who said they wanted a sewer line to break underneath their property. Not only will a broken sewer line stop you from using most of your appliances, but it’s also a serious health hazard that requires plumbing service in Oxnard, CA right away.

When sewer line problems do occur, the signs aren’t always obvious. We’ll go through six of them so you can know what to look for.

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5 Ways to Keep Your Plumbing System Pristine

Monday, December 10th, 2018

plumber-and-homeowner-inspecting-drainMany 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:

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Two Factors in Choosing a Good Plumber

Monday, November 12th, 2018

plumberYour 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.

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Why You Need to Have Old Pipes Replaced

Monday, October 29th, 2018

bursted-copper-pipeWhen 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.

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How to Tell If You Have a Leak

Monday, October 15th, 2018

blue-question-markYou 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.

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When Does a Leak Become a Slab Leak?

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

pipe-burstLeaks 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?

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Signs You Might Need Repiping

Monday, August 20th, 2018

cracked-pipeYou might not realize it, but some plumbing problems are fixed by simply redoing things. For example, when your pipe springs a leak, we don’t put a patch over the pipe and call it a day. We replace the entire pipe! Of course, since it’s a brand-new pipe, you can be assured that it won’t have issues until at least another couple decades.

In some cases, it’s best to redo the pipes in sections, and sometimes through the entire home. This is what’s called repiping. It can be a big job, but if you get it over with once, you shouldn’t have to expect to do it again for a long time. Below are some possible reasons you might need repiping.

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Sewer Line Problems Explained

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

broken-sewer-line-illustrationWhen it comes to plumbing problems, the ones involving the sewer line have to be the worst. A leak, alone, can be a serious biohazard in your own property. It’s something that no one wants to have happen to them.

We hope it doesn’t happen to you, but if it does, we’ll be here for you. That’s why in today’s post we’ll go over a few signs of sewer line problems, as well as some common causes for it, so you can know how to identify it. Keep in mind, however, that the signs of plumbing problems often overlap, so it’s important to call for the opinion of a plumber in Santa Barbara, CA before jumping to any conclusions.

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