Can Too Much Rain Cause Plumbing Problems?

February 12, 2021

Heavy rain can cause many plumbing problems. The pipes in your home may get overloaded because of harsh weather, so it is essential to inspect your plumbing regularly and during a storm to make sure there isn’t a problem. Here are a few issues that heavy rain causes a home plumbing system. Broken Pipes When it rains, it can cause pipes to break because the ground can shift. The lines lay on soil and rocks that can move because of the saturated ground and then have added pressure that can cause them to burst. Signs of this are dirt in...

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Are Chemical Drain Cleaners Bad for Plumbing?

January 10, 2021

Chemical drain cleaners remain common products in grocery stores, but are they really appropriate solutions for clogged drains? Chemical drain cleaners may cause problems homeowners never expected, including some that could be quite dangerous. Harsh chemicals might also cause damage to plumbing systems. How Do Chemical Drain Cleaners Function? Obviously, the purpose of a chemical drain cleaner is to clear a drain. Anything clogging the pipes might end up dissolved by the corrosive agents in the fluid. However, “might” is the operative word because the clog might not even be dissolvable. Chemical drain cleaners usually work on organic material, but...

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5 Things You Can Do to Prevent Plumbing Damage

December 16, 2020

Plumbing is an essential part of any home. Not only do pipes transport waste, but they also supply water for grooming and cooking. You rely on your toilets and faucets to work when you need them. Depending on the plumbing damage, it can cost hundreds (or thousands) of dollars to repair the problem. When it comes to your pipes, it’s important to be cautious. Here are five things you can do to prevent plumbing damage. 1. Invest in a Garbage Disposal A kitchen garbage disposal shreds food into tiny pieces. This process enables the food particles to pass through the...

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How to Keep Your Garbage Disposal Operating Smoothly

November 18, 2020

Garbage disposals are a good way of eliminating fruit peels and expired food. You shouldn’t take it for granted, though, as they’re not invulnerable. There are things you can do that will keep your garbage disposal running properly for years. Run It Regularly You should turn on your garbage disposal regularly, even if there’s nothing you need ground up. This keeps parts moving smoothly, as otherwise the disposal can freeze up or develop rust. Run water and turn it on every few days. Use Cold Water You should use cold instead of hot water when using your garbage disposal. Hot...

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Why Am I Getting Such Low Water Pressure in My Home?

October 20, 2020

If you’re experiencing low water pressure in your home, there could be several possible reasons why. You may be able to handle some causes on your own, but many others must be resolved by a plumber. Your Water Supplier Is Causing It The reason for low water pressure may be because your water supplier is working on a problem. Ask your neighbors if they, too, are experiencing low pressure. If they are, call your water supplier to find out what’s happening and when it’s expected to be resolved. The Main Shutoff Valve Isn’t Fully Open If you’re the only one...

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Things to Consider When Upgrading from Tank to Tankless Water Heaters

September 19, 2020

If you’re considering upgrading your water heater from a tank to a tankless model, there are a few things to know. Tankless water heaters have advantages over tank water heaters, but they do have some disadvantages as well. The Problem With Tank Water Heaters A tank water heater typically holds 30 to 50 gallons. It takes a lot of energy to keep the water inside hot, yet you’ll rarely use all of it. A lot of the energy is therefore wasted, so your utility bills are unnecessarily higher than they could otherwise be. Tankless Water Heater Advantages A tankless water...

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Tips for Dealing With Cloudy Water

August 18, 2020

There are few things more refreshing than a clear, cool glass of water on a hot day in Ramona. If you fill your glass and find that the water is cloudy, though, this can certainly give you pause before you slake your thirst. Fortunately, most cloudy water isn’t harmful, meaning that no extra measures need to be taken. Just to be on the safe side, though, the plumbing experts at offer these tips to help solve your cloudy-water problems. Air in the Water In a majority of cases, cloudy water is caused by tiny air bubbles that have formed in...

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Plumbing Issues that Should Be Left to the Professionals

July 15, 2020

It’s tempting to think about doing plumbing services on your own. There are some projects, though, where you could cost yourself a lot of money by trying to do them yourself. Here are some plumbing services that require a licensed plumber. Fixing a Blocked Sewer Line A blocked sewer line is absolutely not something you can fix yourself. Even if you dig down to the right spot where it’s blocked, you need specialized equipment to handle the problem. If this problem isn’t handled correctly, it can result in sewage pouring out of all your home’s drains and toilets. Water Heater...

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How Often You Should Have A Plumbing Inspection

June 16, 2020

Scheduling a plumbing inspection on a regular basis is a great way to stay proactive and prevent future problems. Many times these inspections can fix a small issue before it turns into a much larger problem. Typically, it is a good idea to schedule a plumbing inspection every two years, but you may need to schedule an inspection more often due to various circumstances. Here are a few of the main reasons why you need to schedule a plumbing inspection. 1. You Have an Older Home A plumbing inspection is especially important if you live in an older home that...

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Habits That Can Ruin Your Drains

May 13, 2020

Perhaps you routinely dump leftovers into the garbage disposal. Maybe a member of your household flushes wipes or feminine hygiene products down the toilet. These and many more activities could ruin your home’s drains. Keep in mind these other habits could also cause damage to your home’s plumbing. Using Your Toilet as a Trash Can Using your toilet as at trash can is a sure pathway to ruining your drain pipe. Even flushing a diaper or feminine hygiene product just one time could cause a blocked drain. Other things that should never get flushed include condoms, cotton balls, plastic packaging,...

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