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Repairing vs. Replacing Water Pipes in Sacramento

Topics: Pipe Bursting, Trenchless Technology, Pipe Leaks and Repair, Water Heaters

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Discovering you have a burst water pipe on your hands is never fun. You have several options once this problem arises at your Sacramento home. You can repair the water pipe or you can replace it. Your ability to simply repair it will be contingent on just how severe the condition of the pipe is in. Replacing water pipes in Sacramento can be costly, so evaluating the condition of your water lines is crucial when it comes to budgeting for plumbing systems. Other factors will influence your decision as well. For example, if your plumbing pipes are many years old, then you may want to consider replacing it altogether rather than attempting to fix it.  Read More
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Topics: Trenchless Technology, Sewers

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If there’s one problem that every homeowner dreads, it’s the prospect of discovering faulty or damaged pipes somewhere on their property. Whether it’s a water or sewer line, broken pipes can cause a number of problems if they’re left unattended for too long. Traditionally, the digging required to repair or replace these sewer pipes was a major undertaking that could last for several days and inflict significant property damage. Today, however, trenchless pipe repair technology allows experienced plumbing contractors to do the same work in a fraction of the time with minimal digging during a sewer repair. Read More
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Topics: Plumbing in Sacramento, Video Sewer Inspection, Sewers

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Your home’s plumbing system brings clean, fresh water into the house and then carries out used water through a sewer line. When a sewer line breaks, however, this flow comes to a screeching halt. Early detection can help manage a broken sewer line, but prevention remains the best way to keep your drains clear, clean, and flowing properly. Read More
commercial floor drain maintenance

Topics: Home Plumbing, industrial plumbing

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When it comes to plumbing, there are a few key differences between residential and industrial plumbing (also known as commercial plumbing). Each requires slightly different tools and skill sets based on water usage differences between homes and businesses and how their plumbing functions. But for local small businesses, it can still feel confusing to understand exactly which service is right for you. Read More
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Tankless water heaters are a great way to save money on your energy bills, and they are becoming more and more popular every day. But with so many different sizes and models available, it can be difficult to determine which one is right for you.  At Express Sewer & Drain, we can help you figure out what size tankless water heater you need for your home or business. It also helps to understand the benefits of using a tankless water heater, and some of the factors you should consider when making your purchase. Read More
commercial floor drain maintenance

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Floor drains can go mostly unnoticed. You may only see them in public restrooms or showers, but floor drains can also be found in a garage, laundry room, and commercial kitchen. They’re an integral feature of public sanitation that is often overlooked. Commercial floor drains catch overflow from sinks, tubs, showers, toilets, rain, and the like, and safely direct it to a sewer or municipal storm drain. Doing so keeps the floor dry and sanitary and ensures that rooms don’t flood. Read More
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Topics: Home Plumbing, DIY, Drain Cleaning and Repair

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If you have a slow draining tub, then it's time to clear out your bathtub drain. Clogs and other blockages can cause your bathtub to drain slowly, which is why it is so important to clean them regularly. However, even with regular drain cleaning, some clogs are a bit tougher to work out than others. When you have a clogged bathtub drain, it’s an easy DIY fix. Read More

Topics: Home Plumbing

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If you’re experiencing fluctuations in shower water pressure, don’t brush the issue off. Lower pressure could be more severe than you imagine, potentially involving serious problems like leaking or cracked water pipes and may require professional intervention before snowballing into a home plumbing disaster.  If you’re experiencing low water pressure in shower heads in your house, however, you don’t need to live with your shower woes. There are ways you can fix it. Read More