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When Is It Time for Trenchless Plumbing Repairs?

April 22nd, 2019

connecting-underground-pipeSewer lines and main water lines are buried underneath the ground. So when something goes wrong with these lines, the natural course of action is to dig it out of the ground, right?

That kind of work is just as tedious, difficult, and destructive as it sounds (can you imagine the devastation it would bring to your yard?). Fortunately, for both plumbers and homeowners, there’s a much better way:

Trenchless technology.

Of course, when you replace hard work with convenience, it typically means you’ll be dealing with complex machinery. That’s exactly why you’ll need a plumber in Huntington Beach, CA to do the job for you. But first, we’ll explain what this technology is and when it can help.

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How to Prevent Plumbing Emergencies

April 8th, 2019

flooding-houseWhen it comes to plumbing, there are two types of emergencies. One is the kind that’s an unmistakable emergency, like a burst pipe that’s flooding your home. The other kind is the minor plumbing issue that happens at the worst possible time, like a clogged sink on Thanksgiving morning.

Regardless of what type of emergency it is, you’re not entirely powerless against preventing them. There are a range of plumbing products and preventive services that can keep your system in good operating order all year-round.

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You May Need a New Thermostat If…

March 25th, 2019

thermostatThe thermostat isn’t a device that needs annual maintenance or regular tune-ups. Sure, it may need to be dusted off or have its wiring tightened up, but for the most part, it kind of just does what it’s supposed to without much trouble.

So while it’s rare for thermostats to break down or stop functioning, it’s not uncommon for people to replace their thermostats entirely. Why is that? Mostly so they can get something better.

You might need a better one too, if…

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Be Careful of These Furnace Issues

March 11th, 2019

frunace-inspectionWhile it’s never good to take things for granted, you know your furnace is in good working order when you hardly realize it’s there. Aside from the peaceful whooshing of air and the fact that your room is getting warmer, there shouldn’t be much else going on.

A properly working furnace is a lot to be thankful for. But at the same time, you don’t want to forget about the furnace issues that can ruin your comfort. Fortunately, they can be stopped with a bit of diligence and regular maintenance. We’ll explain what they are down below:

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Your Choices for Cooling This Coming Season

February 25th, 2019

ac-fanIt may seem a little early to be talking about air conditioning, but as it turns out, the end of winter is a great time to start thinking about making AC replacements or installations. Why is that? Simply because there’s less demand for cooling services at this time! The last thing you want is to need an AC replacement right in the middle of summer—the same time that everyone else is calling for repairs and maintenance.

That being said, if your air conditioner is getting up there in age (older than 15 years old), it might be time to consider a new air conditioner. Here are your options:

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Pro Plumber or Just a Wannabe? We’ll Help You Find Out!

February 11th, 2019

Plumbing-MaintenanceWhen it comes to having a simple leak fixed, you may not need the world’s best plumber in Riverside, CA—you may even be able to fix it yourself. But when it comes to maintenance, installation, and any other complex plumbing task, you should only go with a professional

After all, a handyman who says he can do plumbing is vastly different than a specialist of plumbing services. While one dabbles in the art of plumbing, the other has made it their life. So how do you tell the difference? We’ll tell you what to look for.

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Urgent Heat Pump Repair Issues

January 28th, 2019

man-inspects-thermostatIf you’ve recently installed a new heat pump for your heating needs, you’ve made an excellent choice. But in order to keep your heat pump running for years to come, we’d also like to inform you about some urgent repair issues to keep an eye (and ear) out for.

The issues we describe here are ones that you won’t want to neglect. If you experience any of the following, turn off the unit immediately to prevent any more damage. Speaking with an expert can help you confirm the issue and they’ll tell you how to proceed.

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Is Your Heater Ready for the Second Half of Winter?

January 14th, 2019

furnace-inspectionMany homeowners get away without having any maintenance or repairs done on their heating systems. They make it all the way through the fall and the first two months of winter without having to call in for repairs.

Of course, those homeowners make up the exception, not the rule. Wouldn’t you rather do everything you can to have the cards stacked in your favor, rather than to play the odds and be the exception?

In this post, we’ll give some tips and advice on how to ensure that your heater keeps working all the way through into spring. You’ll see too that just because your heater hasn’t broken down doesn’t mean you aren’t doing harm in other areas.

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Signs Your Water Heater Needs Replacement

December 31st, 2018

old-water-heaterIt’s said that the health benefits of icy cold showers can boost your immune system, reduce sore muscles, and improve your circulation.

But if you want to subject yourself to that, it should at least be by choice and not due to a broken water heater!

Knowing when to replace your water heater is key to avoiding any cold shower incidences (no matter how beneficial they supposedly are). We’ll tell you what the signs are that it’s time for replacement.

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Prevent Clogs With These Two Plumbing Products

December 17th, 2018

water-softenerThere’s no stopping the inevitable drain clog, but you can extend that time drastically by treating your pipes well. One way to do that is with a couple of plumbing products that will make it harder for your drains to become clogged.

Those two products are the garbage disposal and the water softener, and they’re available from an expert plumber in Riverside, CA. Keep reading and we’ll explain how they can protect your plumbing.

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