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Plumbing Issues That Can and Can’t Wait

Monday, May 20th, 2019


An immediate disclaimer: The definition for “emergency” is much looser in plumbing than it is for accidents and things you’d call into 911 for. In other words, if a plumbing problem has put you in a situation that is going to hinder your plans or make life difficult, we’re happy to consider that an emergency for your sake.

But if you’re willing to wait until normal business hours, then you can use our checklist here to see if your problem can wait or if it should be considered an emergency.

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When Is It Time for Trenchless Plumbing Repairs?

Monday, 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

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

Monday, 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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Prevent Clogs With These Two Plumbing Products

Monday, 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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How to Detect Plumbing Leaks as Early as Possible

Monday, November 19th, 2018

pipe-leakNo one wants to discover they have a plumbing leak in their home, but it’s not something that can always be avoided. Leaks do happen over time. The best thing you can do, however, is to try to be prepared for it.

We think the best way to do that is by being armed with the right knowledge. In this post, we’ll go over three ways you can look out for leaks in your plumbing system.

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How to Protect Your Home From Plumbing Emergencies

Monday, August 13th, 2018

Plumbing-MaintenancePlumbing problems are really common for homes across the country. Some of these problems can afford to wait for an appointment to be scheduled. Some cannot. The latter tend to fall into the category of plumbing emergencies, for which there is a slightly different set of solutions than normal plumbing problems. If you’re concerned about dealing with plumbing emergencies in your own home for any reason, read on to find out some of the ways you can protect against those issues.

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Why You Should Consider Installing a HALO Water Filter

Monday, July 30th, 2018

DrainAs we’ve discussed before on this blog, a lot of towns and cities unfortunately do not keep their citizens’ drinking water as clean as they should. Even those areas that do have pretty good water filtration systems will never be able to completely get rid of all contaminants in the water supply. If you want to add an extra layer of protection to your plumbing system, and make sure that your exposure to harmful contaminants is minimal, then we recommend installing a HALO water filter.

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Is a Water Filter Right for Me?

Monday, July 16th, 2018

water-filterWater filtration is a tricky subject, more so than it really should be. In an ideal world, the city in which you live would be able to filter out any and all waterborne contaminants that could harm you before they reach your plumbing system. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. The effectiveness of water filtration varies wildly depending on where you live. Even if you live in a really good area for water quality, the municipal water treatment plant will not be able to completely take care of all the potentially harmful issues in the water supply. If you want to be completely certain of the quality of your water, the best thing to do is install a water filtration system in your home. Let’s go over why you might want a water filter in your home, and the different kinds of water filters available.

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You Might Want a Water Treatment System if You Notice These Symptoms

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

Corroded-PipesAs you probably know, city water treatment can be quite a bit less effective than it should be. Depending on where you live, your water might be mostly safe or barely potable. Regardless, though, you should know that your city’s water treatment will never be perfect. There will always be trace elements of contaminants of various kinds that make it through the purification process and into your home. Some of these contaminants are just minor inconveniences. Others can be major health threats. Regardless, you’ll be much better off in the long run if you take extra steps to address them. If you’re not sure whether or not you need to install a water treatment system in your home, consider the signs below that you need a new water treatment system.

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