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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
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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
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Topics: water pressure

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No one wants to take a shower with water pressure that feels like a hydro-jetting session, but it also shouldn’t be so weak that you wonder if water is even coming out. Poor water pressure can happen for a number of reasons, but locating the problem may be a frustrating task. If you are receiving low water pressure in one area of your home or commercial building, it’s easier to inspect where the issue might be. However, if you have low water pressure throughout your entire home or building, it could be an indicator of a bigger plumbing problem. Read More
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Topics: water heater problems, water heater temperature

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Unless you live in Florida, you more than likely deal with some intense cold weather during the winter. When those snowstorms start blowing in, that means all the heat in your house is turned up, especially for your water heater. The only thing worse than walking in cold weather is standing under water that feels like ice cubes— so your water heater is working overtime to keep you and your family warm when taking a shower or washing your hands. Read More

Topics: Toilet

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Talking about the features of your toilet isn’t normal dinner conversation (and if it is, well…). That isn’t the case though if you own a high-tech toilet. What’s so great about them? The better question is, what isn’t? Read More