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underloading washing machine vs overloading washing machine

Topics: Home Plumbing, Washing Machine

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Let’s face it, no one likes doing laundry. So, we tend to take one of two approaches to washing clothing and linens: letting it build up and then stuffing the washer to get it done all at once; or, washing frequently so that folding and hanging is less of a chore. Here’s the deal: neither option is ideal. In this blog, we’ll take a look at why load size is so important. Read More
when is the city responsible for sewer lines?

Topics: Plumbing in Sacramento, Commercial Plumbing, Municipal Plumbing, Home Plumbing

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Sewer line backups and replacements are plumbing nightmares that can be both tedious and expensive. Homeowners are obviously responsible for their own residential plumbing, such as a clogged sink drain. However, what about problems with the sewer system past your property line, or problems with a sewer line from the house to the street? Basically, you want to know, when is the city responsible for sewer lines and plumbing repair? There are some cases where the city or municipality will be held responsible to fix, while others will leave the homeowner responsible.  Read More
How to fix a stripped faucet handle in 10 minutes or less

Topics: Home Plumbing, Faucet Repair, DIY

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Does a spinning faucet handle have you spinning your wheels? It’s a common household problem, and it happens with almost all handles over time. The good news is that like a number of sink issues, a DIY faucet handle fix can be completed in just 10 minutes with nothing more than a couple screwdrivers, a wrench, and about $20. And while there are numerous models and types of faucets out there, we’re going to focus on faucet stem replacement of the two-handle variety—in just five easy steps. Read More
Summer Plumbing Problems

Topics: Plumbing in Sacramento, Home Plumbing, Drain Cleaning and Repair

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Summertime and the living is easy! Of course, activity actually increases around most homes in the summer months. That’s because the kids are on break and traveling friends and family can show up and stay for several days or weeks to take advantage of Sacramento’s great weather. Of course, this also means that you will use more water and sewage than normal, giving your sewer lines and plumbing a harder workout. Due to this added use, you may notice more frequent sewer problems during the summer months. Read More
High-Rise Plumbing Problems

Topics: Commercial Plumbing, Home Plumbing

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Living or working in a Sacramento high-rise building can be wonderful. Of course, along with those great views can come some plumbing problems. Because of their height, high-rises can present some unique plumbing challenges that you won’t necessarily encounter in a single-story dwelling. So, here’s a look at ten common plumbing problems which can create disruption for the building's occupants (and the plumbers repairing the problem). Read More
Airbnb plumbing issues

Topics: Home Plumbing

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Just like Uber changed the transportation industry, Airbnb has changed hospitality by providing an alternative to hotels. Since 2008, Airbnb has operated as a marketplace for travelers to connect with local hosts. Guests get affordable and authentic temporary living space, while hosts earn extra money. It’s a win-win for all involved – except of course when there’s a plumbing problem. Read More
Pink stain in shower

Topics: Home Plumbing, Plumbing Tips

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It’s a question we hear frequently, and we know there’s nothing pretty about pink when you see it stained onto the surfaces of your sink, shower, or toilet. So what’s causing these mysterious pink rings? And why does it keep coming back after you’ve scrubbed it away? While many people believe the stains to be a sign of poor-quality or overly metallic hard water, most likely it is a bacteria known as Serratia Marcescens. Read More
PEX vs Copper Piping

Topics: Commercial Plumbing, Pipe Leaks and Repair, Home Plumbing, DIY

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Professional repiping is a great option for homeowners and business owners who want to replace old and outdated pipes. The question now is, what do you repipe with? Today, it often comes down to choosing between copper and PEX piping. While you’re likely familiar with copper, in this blog we’ll look at what PEX piping is, its benefits, and provide some PEX piping installation tips. Read More