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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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How to Help Your Garbage Disposal Avoid Repairs

Monday, October 14th, 2019

clogged-drain-repairA garbage disposal isn’t designed to last forever—and that’s true for all mechanical appliances. At a certain point, the disposal will be too worn down to do its job or its motor will burn out, making it more cost-effective to have a new disposal put in.

But too many homeowners make some basic mistakes with their garbage disposals that shorten the appliances’ lifespans. We don’t want you to be stuck with a broken disposal when you need it the most (such as during one of the upcoming holidays—Thanksgiving is not a good time to have a busted garbage disposal!). We have a few basic tips about how to treat your garbage disposal so it will run into the minimum amount of repairs and have a long service life.

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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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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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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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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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