Pipes Used in Your Plumbing

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

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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Which Water Treatment System is For You?

January 7th, 2019

water-filterWhen 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.

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Finding the Right Water Heater

December 24th, 2018

tankless-water-heaterNo 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.

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5 Ways to Keep Your Plumbing System Pristine

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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Why Do I Need Regular Drain Cleaning?

November 26th, 2018

clearing-of-blocked-drainDrain 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.

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Two Factors in Choosing a Good Plumber

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

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

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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Two Potential Water Test Results and What They Mean

October 1st, 2018

water-testIf 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.

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