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common household plumbing tools

Topics: Trenchless Technology, Plumbing Tips, Inspection, How To, Preventative, Home Plumbing Tips

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When you move into a new home, you may find yourself rapidly accumulating tools for various household projects. Even the least handy homeowners usually have a few screwdrivers or hammers to tend to minor issues. Maintaining your home’s plumbing, however, can be a little more complicated due to the variety of specialized tools required. While you may not plan on replacing your toilet flapper, fixtures, or sink drains, it’s good to have a variety of plumbing tools on hand so you can deal with minor issues that may not be serious enough to require a professional plumber. Read More

Topics: Trenchless Technology, Plumbing Tips, Inspection, How To, Preventative, Water Bills, Repairs, Leaks, Pressure

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  Every now and again, leaks can occur in the home. It can happen to even the most diligent homeowner. Thankfully, many of the most common leaks occur in relatively easy-to-reach areas such as below a sink or in the shower or toilet. These leaks are easy to spot and can often be fixed with a few ordinary household plumbing tools. Read More

Topics: Drain Cleaning, Plumbing Tips, Inspection, How To, Preventative, Clogged Drains

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It’s easy to take your dishwasher for granted. When everything is in ideal working order, you can load up the day’s dishes, run a cleaning cycle, and spend the next hour working on other chores or simply relaxing after a long day. Most of the time, the biggest challenge you’ll face is taking the time to put the clean dishes away before you have more dirty dishes to wash. Read More
plumbing tools and blueprints

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

Topics: Plumbing Tips, Inspection, How To, Preventative

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Detecting plumbing problems early can save you from the harm of damaged property, loss of use, and a large cleanup and repair bill. Slow leaks can often cause damage that you do not see until it's already happened. Burst pipes, though, can make their presence known, in a big way, leaving flooded rooms and a big mess. As a homeowner, both are bad scenarios and demonstrate why early detection techniques can save you harm, frustration, and money. Read More
Plumbing Tips: Installing PEX Pipes

Topics: Trenchless Technology, Plumbing Tips, Inspection, How To, Preventative, Home Plumbing Tips

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New installation and repair of plumbing pipes in your home or business can be costly. Many older homes have copper pipes, and it is the material of choice when considering plumbing pipe. Yet, replacing or plumbing a new home with copper may not meet your budget. Cross-linked polyethylene pipe, more commonly known as PEX pipe, is about a third the cost of copper plumbing pipe. It's a more efficient method of re-piping your home or business. Read More
Building Your Dream Home Check the Plumbing

Topics: Plumbing Tips, Inspection, How To, Preventative, Sewer Inspection, plumbing problems, New Homes

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If you’ve ever watched the movie “The Money Pit,” then you may well know the dangers of not fully vetting a new home before making a purchase. If you haven’t seen the film, it’s a classic Tom Hanks comedy about a couple that finds a deal on a home that’s too good to be true, but buy it anyways—much to their later regret. Read More
Plumbing Problems in High Rise Buildings

Topics: Plumbing Tips, Inspection, How To, Preventative, High-Rise Plumbing

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Do you live or work in a high-rise building; have you ever thought of how plumbing problems get solved in high-rise buildings? By definition, a high rise building is a multi-story structure with anywhere between 12- 39 floors. Just like smaller building structures, high rises have their set of plumbing problems which can create disruption for the occupants and for the plumbers repairing the problem too. Read More