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Deciding Between Tank and Tankless Water Heaters

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

water-heaterStill having trouble deciding what your next water heater should be? There’s the classic tank water heater, and the trendy tankless water heater. Both of them have been used in homes for decades, so there’s no doubt that either one of them can provide hot water to your home without fail.

The real concern, of course, is which set of features is going to be more convenient for your home. Keep reading to get some more clarification between the two.

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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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Winter Safety Tips to Heed This Year

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Winter brings a lot of changes to homes across the country. Demand increases on the heating system, as well as the electrical system. Even the plumbing system has some different issues that can come up during the winter season. If you want to keep your home in top condition throughout the next few months, follow our winter tips for maintaining all of these systems.

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Steps You Can Take to Reduce Earthquake Damage

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Living in California, earthquakes are a pretty serious concern for homeowners. Even a relatively minor quake can cause thousands of dollars in damage to your home, and the unfortunate reality is that a sizeable amount of that damage is unavoidable. While you can’t completely prevent earthquake damage, though, there are a few steps you can take that will prevent some of it. Let’s take a look at the steps you can take to reduce earthquake damage.

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Should You Install an Automatic Shutoff Valve?

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Whether you are actually consuming water for something or not, there is always water in the plumbing pipes running through your home. The one exception to this is when the water is turned off and the pipes are flushed out, which tends to happen when pipes are being worked on for some reason. Normally, having fresh water at your beck and call at all times is a good thing. However, that isn’t always the case. Read on for more information about why installing an automatic shutoff valve is a good thing.

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Why You Should Upgrade to a New Pool Pump this Summer

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Prime pool weather is upon us, and thousands of people across the state are cooling off in their pools. Before you jump into yours, though, there are some things you need to consider. Is your pool in the best shape it can be? Are there any aspects of your pool, especially the systems that maintain it, which should be reevaluated? Specifically, is your pool pump reliable enough to last another summer? Let’s take a closer look at the pool pump, and why it might be a good idea to install a new one.

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Pinhole Leak, and Their Effects on Your Home

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Until around 60 years ago, the majority of the plumbing pipes in the country were made of iron or lead. Neither were good materials for the job. Iron rusts away quite easily, forming large leaks and even ruptures. Lead pipes are even worse, bleeding the toxic element into the water flowing throughout the house. In the 1960s, however, copper became the new standard for plumbing pipes. Copper is safe, long-lasting, and resistant to most forms of corrosion. This makes it an ideal material for piping.

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When Does Repiping Become Necessary?

Friday, February 27th, 2015

If the plumbing system in your home has been in place ever since you purchased the house, you may not be very familiar with the age of the pipes. In a newer home, the pipes were likely installed at the time of construction. But with an older home, while it’s possible that the pipes have been in place for several decades, they may have been replaced shortly before you moved in.

At some point, any pipes will need replacement, but how can you tell if your pipes are too outdated? Call the experts at Total Comfort Inc for repiping services in Corona and the surrounding area.

Replacing Galvanized Steel Pipes

Before the 1970s, galvanized steel pipes were the most common type used for plumbing installation. Steel is strong and durable, holding up well against most types of damage—except for rust. Rust results from the combination of iron (steel is an iron alloy), water, and oxygen. Rust results in corrosion, rendering the pipes unusable as leaks threaten to ruin parts of your property. Galvanizing the pipes—adding a protective layer of zinc—was meant to rectify the potential for rust, but this layer eventually wears away.

Many plumbers recommend that their customers replace galvanized steel pipes with copper piping no matter what the age of the pipes. The risk of corrosion is simply too high. Copper pipes and plastic pipes hold up better against corrosion, and should last for many decades.

Replacing Defective Pipes

You should also replace pipes that have begun to cause problems. Leaky connections or faulty pipe design sometimes leads to replacement. Repiping areas affected by root damage is also a good idea, especially for your sewer line. Allow a technician to inspect your pipes from time to time to make sure that there are no problems with your pipe that might need replacing. A plumber can help you to take preventive action or make sure that you take the proper steps toward piping repairs or replacement before a water or sewage leak leads to some major damage.

Call Total Comfort Inc today to discuss repiping with a plumbing expert in Corona.

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Four Reasons to Call a Plumber

Friday, June 20th, 2014

The plumbing system that coarse through your entire household is probably one of the most overlooked parts of your home. But every time you take a shower, start your dishwasher, brush your teeth or use the toilet, you rely heavily upon the integrity of the pipes, fixtures and plumbed appliances in your home. In fact, it’s hard to imagine what your home would be like without a bountiful source of hot and cold water, and a way to dispose of wastewater efficiently and properly. But problems can arise with your plumbing system, and they should be dealt with immediately by a professional.

Here Are 4 Reasons You Might Want To Call A Plumber

  • There is water everywhere. First things first. Check to see if you can turn off the water supply valve near the fixture that’s leaking. If you can’t, then head to the main water shut off valve to prevent any further flooding. Whether you can see what the problem is immediately or not, you may want to consider having an automatic water shut off valve installed in your plumbing system so that you’re covered even if you’re away at work or on vacation.
  • My drains don’t drain. If all of your drains are slow, then it could be a sewer line issue, but if it’s just a single drain that is problematic, then you might want to consider hydrojetting. This safe and effective method of cleaning out your drains is the best way to prevent future problems.
  • My showers are cold. This is likely to do with your water heater. If you find that you simply don’t have sufficient hot water for your showers or baths, then it’s important to have your water heater looked at. It’s likely time for repair, but it may also be time for replacement.
  • There is water in my basement. A moist, damp, or flooded basement can be a real hassle, but there is a means of preventing such issues from affecting your daily life. A professionally installed and serviced sump pump can keep your basement dry.

If you are in need of a local plumber, call Total Comfort, Inc. today! We offer plumbing services in Corona and throughout Southern California. Call us today to schedule service with a genuine professional plumber.

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Saturday, June 7th, 2014

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Call Total Comfort, Inc. for all your air conditioning, heating, insulation, plumbing, water heater, pool pump, and commercial HVAC needs.

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