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Ways You Can Help Your Home’s Pipes Last Longer

Monday, February 17th, 2020

burst-pipeOne of the jobs our plumbers do is whole-house repiping. This is a major undertaking because it removes all the old pipes in a house and replaces them with new material. This is the best way to upgrade an older home with deteriorating older pipes made from cast iron or galvanized steel. Once these pipes are replaced with copper and plastic pipes, the home will enjoy a better plumbing system overall.

But there are steps you can take now that will help your home’s pipes live longer and put replacements far in the future. Some are simple habits. Others require working with a professional plumber. Count on us for whatever plumbing assistance you need.

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Why Your Plumbing Is Making Startling Sounds

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

pipe-about-to-burstYou turn off a faucet somewhere in your home, and then you hear a sudden and surprising knocking sound from your plumbing. Perhaps you hear it at other times as well in your house—a sound that’s almost like a ghostly bump, or someone striking the pipes of your plumbing with a hammer. The sound can make you jump, and it should—it’s a phenomenon called water hammer, and it can mean trouble for your plumbing unless you schedule service with a Rialto, CA plumber to find our why it’s occurring and how to fix it.

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What Are Slab Leaks? How Do I Know My House Has One?

Monday, October 28th, 2019

slab-leak-crack-in-foundationThere are many types of leaks that can affect the plumbing in a home. In some situations, they’re immediately visible and therefore can be repaired fast with a call to a plumber in Fontana, CA. Then there are the insidious hidden leaks behind walls that may escape detection for months before they begin showing signs they’re creating damage.

And then there are slab leaks—the most difficult type to detect and repair. We’ll help you better understand slab leaks and how to find them. You can trust our plumbers to come to your rescue to fix the problem.

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Why Is Water Pressure So Low Around My Home?

Monday, September 30th, 2019

faucet-drippingIf you discover a single faucet or shower head in your home has lost its normal water pressure, the reason is probably a buildup of silt in the aerator. There might be other reasons, but they’ll be connected to that specific tap.

But what’s going on if taps all around the house have experienced a drop in water pressure? That’s not a minor problem. Something bigger is occurring, and you’ll want to get to the bottom of it soon. In some situations, you’ll need to call a professional plumber in Corona, CA to investigate and fix the issue.

Below are a few of the possibilities for a house-wide water pressure drop.

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How to Tell You Have Hidden Leaks

Monday, August 5th, 2019

rusty-pipe-leakingHidden leaks in homes are an immense source of wasted water. Not only do these leaks raise water bills, they also lead to damage to walls and building materials and the growth of mold and mildew. These are expensive problems to fix and remediate! But if you catch the leaks early enough, you can have a plumber in Chino, CA out to locate them and have them repaired before the situation worsens.

This, of course, leads to the question, “How can I tell I have hidden leaks when they’re, well, hidden?” We have some answers to help you know when it’s time to call our plumbers.

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Don’t Ignore These Big Plumbing Problems

Monday, May 27th, 2019

plumberWhen you think “plumber,” you think leaky pipes and clogged drains, but in reality, a plumber has their hands dirty with many parts of your home. Unless you’re well-read on plumbing, it’s not unreasonable to assume that you haven’t thought much about the condition of your main water line, your gas lines, or why a leak underneath your home is worse than one in the kitchen.

With all that being said, we’re happy to shed some light on some of the bigger plumbing problems that you may not have in mind. Plus, we’ll teach you the warning signs so you can stay on top of it.

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Signs that You Need to Call a Plumber

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

plumbing-clogsYour plumbing system is one of the most important parts of your home, and while most plumbing systems are built to last, sooner or later, all of them run into problems. It might be a tricky leak in a tough location or a clog that won’t respond to a plunger and a little elbow grease. It might be part of a kitchen remodeling project, or just an appliance like a sink or a toilet that need replacing.

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Drain Cleaning Pros Use Tools Such as Hydro-jetting

Monday, February 19th, 2018

plumbing-clogsWhen a drain becomes clogged in the plumbing of your home, the first instinct is to apply a chemical drain cleaner to it: purchased at the local supermarket. Stubborn clogs may elicit the purchase of a plumbing snake as well: a long flexible length of wire with a head on the end designed to break up blockages in your pipes.

In both cases, these are usually wastes of money. Properly trained plumbing services have access to a wide array of tools that make dealing with clogs much easier.

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Call in a Drain Cleaning Service Instead of Using Store-Bought Solutions

Monday, February 5th, 2018

plumbing-clogsClogs in your drain are a common occurrence and sooner or later every homeowner needs to deal with them. The usual reaction is to purchase a solution at the store, such as a chemical cleanser or perhaps a plumbing snake at the local home improvement center.

In most instances, however, that can be a big mistake. Store-bought solutions can’t compete with the more thorough and comprehensive drain-cleaning services that a professional can provide, and if you can’t clear a drain with a plunger and some elbow grease, your best bet is to contact a plumbing service right away.

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Don’t Rely on Store-Bought Solutions for Clogged Drains

Monday, September 18th, 2017

clogged-drain-repairClogged drains are a common problem in any household, and sooner or later you’re going to need to deal with a clogged tub or a stopped-up sink. The standard tactic for most households is to simply purchase a solution at the store: a cleanser, for instance, or perhaps a mechanical snake. Both are available at any supermarket or home improvement center, and both will usually resolve the problem, at least in the short term. That last part can be problematic, however, and a big part of why store-bought solutions for clogs really aren’t solutions at all.

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