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What’s Clogging My Drains?

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

blocked-drainDrain clogs are an annoyance, and unfortunately, they are one of the most common types of plumbing problems that can affect a house. You can deal with clogs in the toilets, the shower, the bathroom sink, the kitchen sink, and the floor drains. Whether you’ve got a slow drain or a full clog, it can make life unpleasant. It may even bringing daily activities to a halt.

The solution is to first try some simple methods to unclog the drain: a sink or toilet plunger, a drain auger, baking soda and vinegar. If those methods are ineffectual, the next step isn’t chemical drain cleaners, which are horrible for drains. If the clog won’t go away, it takes professional drain cleaning in Rialto, CA to effectively and safely eliminate it—and keep it from coming back.

What we want to talk about in this post is what is causing those drain clogs. Although almost anything could potentially stop up a drain if it can fit down it, there are several “usual suspects” to watch for.

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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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How to Improve Your AC Efficiency

Monday, June 12th, 2017

air-conditioning-efficiencyAir conditioning season is here, and while we’ve gotten a bit of a reprieve from the heat with our June gloom, triple-digit temperatures will be here before you know it. You’re going to need to pay more in monthly cooling bills during the summer, since you’re running the air conditioner a lot more often than you did during the spring.

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Replace Your Air Conditioner This Spring

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

It’s still early spring, and yet the Inland Empire has already seen warm temperatures for days at a stretch. Soon enough, it will be blazing hot again, and when it is, you need your air conditioner to perform every day without fail. If your existing system is on its last legs, now is the time to have it replaced, when there’s still a few weeks of comparatively cool temperatures and you can plan the operation to suit your schedule. (Contrast that with suffering a fatal breakdown in the middle of July, forcing you to drop everything and install a new system immediately.) But when can you tell if you need a new system and what kind of features should you look for if you do?

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Common Spring Problems with Your Air Conditioner

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Spring has come to Rialto, CA and though we haven’t hit the really scorching part of summer yet, it’s definitely on its way. You’ve likely had to use your air conditioner on a semi-regular basis already, but because we haven’t hit the brutal heat of summer yet, now is an excellent time to evaluate your air conditioning system for any problems that may have developed over the winter. That gives you the time to address them properly, and make sure your system doesn’t have any issues at all when the heat finally hits. 

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Things to Watch for With Your Air Conditioner

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Spring has come to the Inland Empire – early as usual – and that means residents of Rialto, CA will be dusting off their air conditioners in anticipation of another summer. Your AC unit may have developed problems over the winter, however, that will only come to light now that you’re starting to use the system again. You need to be aware of these problems, because they can turn around and bite you with a breakdown or other serious issue just when you need your air conditioner the most. A good maintenance session from a trained professional can stop some of these issues in their tracks, but the more you can be aware of them, the better off you’ll be.

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