Posts Tagged ‘Plumbing Repair’

6 Ways to Tell You Have a Hidden Plumbing Leak

Monday, December 21st, 2020

mold-on-wallOne of the important services we offer as a plumber in Camarillo, CA is leak detection. Hidden leaks in homes account for massive water waste each year, often without the homeowners even knowing that they’re occurring. With our leak detection services, we can discover not only if your house has leaks, but where they are and the quickest and easiest way to fix them. 

We recommend customers have leak detection done every five years, especially if they live in a house built before 1970. If you’ve never had leak detection for your house, you’re probably due to schedule it. We can catch these problems before they become problems.

You should also arrange for leak detection if you have suspicions of leaks. But how can you know you have leaks if they’re hidden? There are several signs to watch for, and here are six of the most common:

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Is Repiping Your Home in the Near Future?

Monday, November 9th, 2020

cracked-pipePlumbing pipes age, and some pipe materials age faster than others. At some point in the history of a home that has been around long enough, the building will need some or all of its original pipes replaced with new, updated material. This is a large job, but one that professionals plumbers are familiar with and can handle in as short a time as possible—and the benefits are tremendous since it puts an end to numerous plumbing concerns, potential water damage, massive leaks, and inefficiency.

We know you’d rather not have to go through a job like this. But if it’s in your future, then now is the time to start planning and look to our Santa Barbara, CA, plumbing professionals for the job. Let’s examine some signs that a whole-house repiping is in your near future.

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Be Cautious of the “Pinhole” Leak in Your Copper Pipes

Monday, September 14th, 2020

pipe-decayLast year, we wrote a post about how there is no such thing as a “minor” leak. No matter how small the drip from the pipes in your house, it wastes water and can cause severe building damage—especially since it’s difficult to notice these leaks at first. And where there is one small leak, there’s a higher chance of others. Calling for professional plumbing in Oxnard, CA as soon as you have any notion there are leaks in your house is essential for protecting your property, your plumbing, and your water bills.

Today we’re going to talk about a specific type of leak we mentioned in passing last time: the pinhole leak. This is a persistent problem with household plumbing, and a problem we’ve often had to repair. Knowing the details can help you combat this most insidious of plumbing leaks.

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How Can I Tell I Have a Slab Leak?

Monday, August 31st, 2020

slab-leak-crack-in-foundationThe slab leak is one of the most serious problems for a home’s plumbing. It’s not just because a slab leak wastes water and creates a danger of damage to building material. It’s because slab leaks are difficult to detect until they start to cause significant problems that are expensive to remedy. If your home has a slab leak, you’ll want a professional plumber in Santa Clarita, CA to fix it as soon as possible. But … how can you tell you have a slab leak in the first place? There’s the dilemma.

But it isn’t an impossible one to overcome. Below are the ways you can tell you may have a slab leak so you can call on our plumbers.

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7 Ways Water Is Wasted in a House (Maybe Your House!)

Monday, August 17th, 2020

faucet-drippingThe amount of water that goes to waste across the country each year is staggering. Some of it is due to poor habits people get into, but others are the fault of old plumbing appliances and plumbing that needs repairs.

Now that we’re deep into summer, and many people are staying inside more, the potential for waste is high. To help you understand better where that water is going, as well as what you can do about, we have listed seven major ways water is going to waste in your house.

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You Need to Hire Pros to Repair Your Home’s Gas Lines!

Monday, May 25th, 2020

copper-tubesThe gas pipes in your home that carry natural gas from the municipal line and to the various appliances in around the rooms (furnace, stove, range, water heater etc.) may not carry water like other pipes in the house, but they are still part of the plumbing. That means you need to hire professionals—and professionals only—when it’s time for gas line repair in Santa Barbara, CA. Our Husted Plumbing team is the one to call when you think you’ve got gas line issues. Please don’t hesitate, since gas leaks are hazardous! Shut off the gas main to the house first, then call us.

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Water Hammer—What It Means for Your Plumbing

Monday, March 30th, 2020

woman-covering-earsIf you find yourself alone in the house at night, when everything is quiet and tranquil, a sudden metallic clang! from the walls is startling. But it’s not ghosts or intruders you’re hearing. It’s something inside your plumbing called water hammer.

True, the name water hammer can sound intimidating all on its own. It’s a common occurrence in plumbing and it can create trouble. However, it’s also something you can fix with the help of an Oxnard, CA plumber. We’ll look into water hammer a bit closer so you know what it is, what it can do, and what can be done about it.

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No Water? Here’s What You Can Do!

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

faucet-drippingThis is the plumbing scenario nobody wants to deal with: turning on a water faucet and finding nothing comes out, and then finding out this is true all over the house. Usually, this comes as a morning surprise when you step into the shower, and it’s about as bad a way to start your day as you can come across.

What can you do in cases like this? We’ve already offered one suggestion, which is to try other taps around the house to see if it is indeed a problem with the whole plumbing. Once you know it’s a broad issue, we recommend taking the following steps. (If it’s only at one tap, you’ll still need to find out what’s wrong and have it fixed, but it may not be an emergency.)

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Ways to Give Your Pipes a Longer Lifespan

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

plumbing-leakWe tend to think of the piping in a household plumbing system as something that will last for as long as the house does. This isn’t remotely true. Pipes age and chemicals and minerals in the water can age them faster. Older pipe materials, such as cast iron and galvanized steel, are more susceptible to failure than plastics and copper, so if you live in a home built before 1970, you may be facing major pipe problems already. In these situations, extensive repiping is the best solution.

In this post, our focus is what you can do right now to protect the pipes you already have to ensure you won’t need to have repiping done for many years. These tips will help your pipes enjoy longer lives.

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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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