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William Heinselman

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Topics: Trenchless Technology, Pipe Lining, Relined, Inspection, Plumbing Tips, Inspection, How To, Preventative

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Does the plumbing system in your home have leaks, faults, and bad connections that need fixing? Are you preparing to sell your old Sacramento home and are worried that antiquated plumbing may be a sticking point for potential buyers?  Or perhaps you just want to update the piping in your home to meet the current California plumbing code. Whatever the reason, you’ve decided to repipe your home and take charge of critical home maintenance issues. Read More
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Topics: Water Pipe Replacement, trenchless water line replacement

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In 2012, the California legislature passed the Human Right to Water Act, which declared that all Californians had a right to “safe, clean, affordable, and accessible water.” Unfortunately, the law was rather light on the details (and, more importantly, the funds) to ensure this would become a reality. While the government continues to debate the issue, some 360,000 Californians remain with unsafe drinking water, and at least 6 million residents are being served by water providers found to be in violation of state standards at some point in the last six years. Read More
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Topics: Commercial PLumbing, water heater temperature

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Most people don’t put very much thought into water temperature in commercial buildings, but providing water for various business needs is a major consideration for the owners of these properties. Failure to properly regulate water temperature can result in scalding and contribute to serious public health risks in the form of bacterial infections. Read More
Sprinklers and other components of your irrigation system can be a significant source of water waste--especially if there's a leak in the irrigation line.

Topics: Water Bills, Repairs, Leaks, Pressure

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Water is a major utility in any city, making it a significant concern for homeowners, renters, and commercial property owners alike. A high water bill is troublesome not only because of the financial cost, but also because it indicates that precious water may be going to waste somewhere. According to the EPA, the average household’s leaks can account for nearly 10,000 gallons of wasted water each year, and ten percent of homes leak 90 gallons or more per day. Read More
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Topics: Sewer Repairs, Cleaning, Video Inspection, Sewer Inspection, Local Sacramento Plumbers, Sacramento Video Sewer Inspections

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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
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Topics: Tenchless Pipe Repair, Sacramento Plumbers and Pipe Repairs, Sewer Repair

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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 pipes was a major undertaking that could last for several days and inflict significant property damage. Today, however, trenchless technology allows experienced plumbing contractors to do the same work in a fraction of the time with minimal digging. Read More
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Topics: Drain Cleaning, Commerical Plumbing Drain and Pipe Repair, Clogged Drains

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Home drain clogs happen, and they can be a hassle. But because people have to live with them, they’re more careful about what they put down them. Plus, an average home drain is usually only dealing with a handful of people, whereas a commercial drain may have to accommodate hundreds on a daily basis. In commercial facilities, hot grease gets poured down restaurant kitchen sinks, children's messes go down daycare drains, hair is washed away without abandon at salons, cigarette butts are flushed at bars, and worse. Read More
Sewer line replacement costs vary by method and materials

Topics: Trenchless Plumbing, trenchless sewer line replacement, sewer line replacement

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Piping gets old as time goes on— it’s only natural. A system that is used multiple times a day and has all kinds of material being sent through it is bound to age. Proper plumbing maintenance strategies can reduce how quickly your piping system ages, but it can also depend on the type of piping material your home or commercial building uses. Some pipe materials, like orangeburg and galvanized pipes, are no longer used and have become banned or obsolete. Read More
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Topics: Plumbing Pipes, Pipe Repair

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Plumbing systems can make some very strange noises; it’s even used sometimes as a cheap scare in horror movies. The loud gurgling and prolonged vibrating noises are nothing to worry about! This is simply an indication that there is air caught in your water pipes.  There are several reasons why there may be air in your pipes and sputtering out of your faucets. Some of the more common causes are: Read More