Understanding Why PEX Pipes Are Bad

June 16, 2022

Cross-linked polyethylene, PEX, also known as XLPE, is a flexible tubing pipe used in cold and hot water in plumbing systems. Most plumbing companies use PEX pipes to replace copper and steel pipes, especially in new construction and remodeling projects. These pipes were invented in the 1950s and later refined in the 1960s. PEX pipes were first used in the 1980s in the US in radiant floor heating systems. PEX pipes are available in different lengths, from 10 feet to 500 feet, having varied diameters from 3/8 inch to 1 inch. The pipes are of different colors; white for cold...

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Can Home Insurance Cover Plumbing?

May 19, 2022

Home insurance is a type of insurance coverage that helps protect your house against damage and loss. Typically, this includes protection against physical damage to the structure of your property caused by factors like fire, wind, or hail, as well as coverage for the loss of certain personal possessions such as furniture or electronics. But what about plumbing? The question of whether plumbing is covered by home insurance depends on whether it’s considered part of the building structure or not. Let’s explore this further. Situations Where Plumbing May Be Covered By Home Insurance Most home insurance policies cover any damage...

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The Biggest Factors that Affect Water Quality

January 12, 2022

The water coming out of your faucet is affected by the factors of quality. For instance, the quality of your drinking water depends on the geological features of your region, the health of your local watersheds, and your city municipality’s ability to maintain safe standards for public drinking water. Contaminants in water can lead to health issues. Infants, children, pregnant mothers, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems may be at risk for gastrointestinal illness, neurological disorders, and reproductive problems. Here are a few things that affect water quality. Erosion Erosion is the process of layers of sand, earth,...

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Remove Calcium Buildup From Faucets With Ease

December 20, 2021

Calcium deposits are unsightly stains that develop naturally in many homes. These stains are often called limescale and can form with the presence of hard water or water that has calcium salts. White water stains around the faucet can indicate the unfortunate presence of hard water. These stains can also cause buildup inside the faucet, leading to uneven water pressure. Calling a professional plumbing service is the best way to remove stains and help solve the hard water issue. How to Remove Calcium Buildup White vinegar, baking soda and even a lemon can be used to get rid of pesky...

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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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