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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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Call in a Plumber When You Have a Clogged Drain

Monday, August 21st, 2017

plumbing-clogsClogged drains rank among the most common plumbing problems we encounter in the area: when food or other materials build up in the pipes and cause the water to back up. Homeowners tend to turn to do-it-yourself solutions, and in the most mild cases — those which can resolve with a plunger and a little elbow grease — that’s usually the best option.

If you’re looking to purchase a solution in the store however, you’d likely be better off calling in a professional plumber instead. There are a number of important reasons why, but it boils down to two: value for your money and insurance that the problem is taken care of.

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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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3 Reasons to Hire a Professional Plumber

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Ontario, CA has its share of enterprising do-it-yourselfers, and when trouble arises in your plumbing system, you may be temped to attempt repairs yourself. In most cases, this can be a terrible mistake. Only licensed, bonded plumbers should work on your pipes or appliances like your water heater, not only for the sake of safety, but for overall cost-effectiveness and a host of other reasons. Need a few specifics? Here are three of them, all of which you should carefully consider before attempting plumbing repairs yourself. 

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Stop the Plumbing Leaks Before They Start

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Leaks rank among the most common plumbing calls we make in the Fontana, CA area. The problem with leaks isn’t that they’re hard to fix — a trained plumber can pinpoint it, patch it up and/or replace the damaged pipe reasonably quickly — but spotting the leaks in the first place. If the leak is obvious, it doesn’t take long to spot it, but many leaks take place behind the walls, in the basement and other places where it can be weeks or months before it’s noticed. In the interim, it can cause a great deal of damage to surrounding materials, such as drywall, furnishings and even electrical wiring. 

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How to Spot a Leak in Your Plumbing

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Leaks in plumbing can be tricky things. It’s easy enough to shut off the water and call in a plumber when you wake up to water spreading across the kitchen in your Rancho Cucamonga, CA home. But so much of your plumbing lies out of sight, in the crawlspaces of your walls or even underground in some cases. A plumbing leak that’s out of sight could go on for weeks or even months, causing a great deal of damage in the process. A good plumber can take care of the problem, but you need to know that a problem exists before you can contact someone. Here’s a brief list of symptoms to look for in order to do that.

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Never Attempt Plumbing Repairs Yourself

Monday, March 28th, 2016

Your average grocery store or hardware store is full of solutions for plumbing problems, whether it be a wire snake or a chemical cleanser to get rid of clogs. Homeowners in the East Vale, CA area might also try to tackle larger plumbing issues themselves rather than worry about the expense of a plumber. In all but the most benign cases, however, this can be a terrible mistake… especially with qualified plumbers in the Inland Empire ready to fix your problem the right way. Here’s a quick breakdown of why you should never attempt most plumbing repairs yourself.

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