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Plumbing Problems Need Professional Solutions

Monday, August 7th, 2017

plumbing-systems-repairHomeowners are accustomed to dealing with minor household problems on their own, and that can easily extend to the plumbing systems. We’ve all had to unclog our toilets with the judicious use of a plunger, or fished a hair clog out of a drain or two. That can lead many enterprising homeowners to attempt more ambitious plumbing repairs.

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Tools That Professional Plumbers Use

Monday, December 16th, 2013

Your home plumbing kit should consist of a basic drain plunger and a toilet plunger. Those are two handy devices that can take on simple clogs. However, you shouldn’t try to have a larger assortment of tools than that, unless you are a trained plumber. Trying to work on any repair needs for your plumbing greater than basic clogs can cause serious damage to your pipes. Instead of risking this, contact a plumber with experience and all the best tools.

Here are some of the advanced tools that professional plumbers will use when they come to your house on a repair call. Avis Plumbing, Heating and Air will make sure we send the best equipped and trained plumbers to handle your plumbing services in Riverside, CA.

Common tools of the professional plumber

  • Motorized drain snakes: Drain snakes, which are like extended corkscrews that can slide down into a drainpipe to remove clogs, are one of the best devices available to clean out drains. Manual drain snakes are available through hardware stores and on-line retailers. However, you will need a professional with a motorized model to take care of serious drain blockage problems. Even if you can get hold of a motorized drain snake yourself, they are expensive and difficult to use without proper training.
  • Hydro jetters: These motorized devices blast hot, high-pressure water through drain pipes, eliminating clogs without damaging the plumbing (which is what commercial liquid drain cleaners will do) and wiping away other deposits along the interior of pipes. Hydro-jetters can be dangerous if handled by amateurs because of the force of the water, so don’t try to purchase one to use on your own.
  • Pipe inspection cameras: One of the advanced tools that professional plumbers have at their disposal is a camera designed to enter pipes to find breaks, leaks, corrosion, and clogs. These miniature cameras are mounted on long cables that snake far down into drains so plumbers can identify the areas that need work—without having to dig or tear out furnishings to get to the pipes.

Professional plumbers carry many more devices to help them in their work, such as an array of specialized ratchets and wrenches. A good plumber should have the tools on hand to help you with any plumbing problem you have, from a leaky faucet to a broken sewer main.

Avis Plumbing, Heating and Air has provided high quality plumbing services to Riverside, CA and all of the Inland Empire for over 60 years. We have always kept current with plumbing technology, so you’ll known when you call us that we will send you a plumber with the best tools available. Contact us any time of the day or night.

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3 Signs that You Need Professional Water Heater Repair Service

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Having hot water is truly a modern luxury that we can’t live without. But when you stop to think about it, your hot water heater gets a ton of use every single day delivering hot water for showers, laundry, dishes, cleaning and more. This wear and tear can really take a toll on the system and cause the need for repairs. If it has been awhile since you’ve had your water heater maintained, make sure that you call the Riverside plumbers at Avis Plumbing, Heating and Air. To help you better identify what would be a cause for concern with your water heater, we wanted to share the most common signs that could indicate that you need to call for water heater repairs.

Water heaters are an important part of your home, so make sure that you call a professional Riverside plumber whenever you need any services. Here are 3 common signs that you should watch for:

  • Leaks – Any appliance that works with a lot of water is going to eventually leak. Your water heater could start to leak from bad gaskets or valves as well as from too much pressure inside the tank. If you notice water spots around your water heater, it’s best to call immediately instead of waiting for them to go away on their own.
  • Not enough hot water – Other than your water heater being too small, there are a few common cause of insufficient hot water. It could be that the dip tube has come loose so all the cold water coming into your water heater is collecting at the top. It may also be that the thermostat for your water heater is broken.
  • Noises – If you start to hear noises coming from your water heater, like rumbling or rattling, it likely means that there are minerals collected on the bottom of the tank. This layer of minerals or sediment will cause air bubbles when heated and result in the rumbling noise that you hear.

Give us a call here at Avis Plumbing, Heating and Air today when you need a Riverside plumber that you can trust.

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