5 Reasons Why Your Water Pressure Is Low

November 20, 2021

Having good water pressure is something that we take for granted. When you turn on the faucet and see that you have poor water pressure, you will need to find out the problem. Knowing what to look for will help you to determine the cause of your low water pressure and how to fix it. 1. An Issue With the Water Meter Valve If you have had any plumbing work or if you are on city or county water and it has just been worked on it, you will want to check to see that the water meter valve is...

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How to Prevent Tree Roots in Your Sewer Line

October 20, 2021

Tree root invasion is one of the significant causes of sewer pipeline damage. Your sewer line is a bountiful source of water, oxygen, and nutrients that roots need. Once the roots find their way into your plumbing, they can cause significant damage that will cost you a fortune in repairs. Luckily, you can prevent sewer line damage by taking some preventative measures. Detecting Tree Roots If you suspect tree roots have reached your sewer line, contact to schedule a sewer camera inspection. Our professional plumbers will attach a camera to a flexible rod and insert it into your sewer lines....

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A Homeowner’s Guide to Flushing a Water Heater

September 20, 2021

Being a homeowner includes many maintenance responsibilities. One of these is flushing your water heater. This removes sediment buildup inside the tank. Not only will it help to extend the life of your water heater, but it can also ensure that it operates more efficiently. Turn Everything Off You’ll want to start by locating the cold water valve near the top of your water heater. The valve handle will likely be blue to help differentiate it from the hot, red valve. Turning off this valve will prevent any water from entering your equipment during the flushing process. Next, you’ll need...

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Why Are My Plumbing Pipes Making Noises?

August 3, 2021

Noisy plumbing pipes are not only a daily annoyance, but they’re often indicative of a serious plumbing problem. Concerns over pipe noise should be addressed as soon as possible to prevent any present issues from becoming worse. Here are some reasons your plumbing pipes are causing such a ruckus. Water Pressure When there’s a problem with the water pressure, you’ll most likely hear a banging sound coming from your pipes. If there are issues in the water line, air can become trapped in your pipes, affecting the flow of water. If this is the case, you’ll probably notice the noise...

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How to Handle a Plumbing Emergency

July 26, 2021

When your home has a plumbing emergency, it’s important to stay calm so that you can effectively deal with it. Not every plumbing emergency will result in damage to your home, but some can cause extensive damage if not handled promptly and correctly. Assess the Situation First, see if you can identify the problem. If you can tell how severe the emergency is, it will help in taking care of it. Gather information so that you can explain what’s happening to a plumbing company. Cut the Water Supply If the problem is localized, turn off the valve. There’s one behind...

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City Water and Well Water

July 12, 2021

City Water You’ve probably heard the fable about the town mouse and the county mouse – this blog could be called the town water and the country water. In cities, and in towns for that matter, we get what is referred to as “city” water through our local municipalities. Folks in the more suburban, rural or country settings may be using well water. For example, most of Ramona’s households are served by the Ramona Municipal Water District, yet it is estimated that roughly 1,000 homes in and around Ramona rely on their own wells. Pros and Cons of City Water...

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How Often Should Plumbing Be Updated?

June 28, 2021

Replacing the pipelines in your household is by no means a day or weekend project. It entails a lot of planning, preparation, money, time, and experience to safely and correctly update your plumbing. But before you go through all that trouble, do you really need to repipe your home? Here are four signs that say ‘yes.’ 1. Pipes Nearing the End of Their Lifespan If the supply or faucet pipes of your household were installed in the 1950s, they may be close to the end of their life expectancy. Old pipes can be unsafe as they can leak or snap....

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How To Hide Laundry Room Plumbing

May 13, 2021

When you’re upgrading your Ramona, CA, home, a laundry room is an excellent addition. One common issue is how to hide the plumbing required for an efficient laundry room. Here are three ways you can hide the plumbing without sacrificing storage space or functionality. 1. Hang a Curtain A simple, no-frills, and fast way to hide unsightly plumbing in the laundry room is to hang a curtain. The curtain rod can be mounted on the ceiling or wall. If your laundry room is small, use an adjustable shower curtain rod to fit the space. Also, you won’t have to drill...

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How to Save on Your Water Bill

April 5, 2021

If you are trying to reduce your monthly bills, you might consider analyzing your home’s water usage. If you live in the Ramona area, you understand how water bills can skyrocket if you are not cautious about your home’s water usage. Small savings on your monthly water bill can eventually add up to significant savings annually. Consider these water-saving tips to lower your water bills. Inspect Your Appliances and Fixtures One of the most effective ways to save on your water bills is to look out for drips and leaks in your appliances like dishwashers, washers, or water heaters. Leaks...

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How to Drain a Hot Water Heater

March 17, 2021

You rely on the water heater in your Ramona, CA, home for comfortable showers, convenient hand washing, laundry, and more. In order for your water heater to work as intended and have a long lifespan, it requires regular maintenance. An important part of that maintenance involves the occasional draining of the water heater’s storage tank. This is done to remove sediment. Follow these steps to drain your water heater’s storage tank. Turn Off the Water Turn off the power to the water heater. It should have a switch, or you can turn it off at the circuit breaker. For a...

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