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Topics: Water Bills, Repairs, Leaks, Pressure

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On average, each person uses about 80-100 gallons of water a day. While many people don’t give the quality of their water much thought, the crisis in Flint, Michigan brought the issue of water contamination and filtration into the national headlines. According to one study, as many as 45 million Americans in any given year from between 1982 and 2015 may have been exposed to drinking water that did not meet the standards of the 1974 Safe Drinking Water Act. 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: Water Bills, Repairs, Leaks, Pressure, Pipe leaks

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It’s a scene you’re probably familiar with from many movies—or maybe even this classic Donald Duck cartoon: our hero is laying in bed, tossing and turning, a steady drip from a faucet keeping him or her from catching the Z’s they need. It’s often played for laughs, but a leak is no laughing matter—and it can actually be dangerous, not just to your home but to your health. Read More
Leaky pipes can wreak havoc on your home.

Topics: Leak Detection, Water Bills, Repairs, Leaks, Pressure, Pipe leaks, Pipe Repair

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When there’s a problem with our electricity, we know it—things just stop working! Unfortunately, we’re not so lucky when it comes to potential plumbing problems. Sure, an overflowing toilet bowl or a slow-draining sink can alert you to a clog, but when it comes to what’s hidden in the walls and beneath the floors, we’re likely to have no idea. Read More

Topics: Water Bills, Repairs, Leaks, Pressure, trenchless sewer repair, Sewer Repair, plumbing estimates

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There’s a common stereotype about plumbers charging way too much for their services, or making up the charges that get put on the final bill. This misconception is only made worse when the final bill so often ends up being significantly more than the initial cost estimate on the plumber’s website. Read More
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Topics: Water Bills, Repairs, Leaks, Pressure, Home Plumbing Tips, Toilet Repair

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You probably rarely think about toilet plumbing troubles until you need a plunger; however, a running toilet can cost you over hundreds of dollars more than cracked or clogged pipes in wasted water per year. Typically, running water in your toilet wastes about 25 times more water than a shower leak and about 4 times as much water than a simple faucet leak. Read More

Topics: General Plumbing in Sacramento, Water Bills, Repairs, Leaks, Pressure

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Of all the cities throughout California, it could be argued that Sacramento is taking the water shortage the hardest. While we’ve all been told time and time again to limit our consumption, recycle rinse water and take shorter showers, the harsh fact is that it’s not doing enough to truly help the city of Sacramento conserve. Even fines for prohibited types of water consumption on non-watering days have not yielded anywhere near the city’s ultimate goals. Read More

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

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Whether you're replacing old, outdated plumbing fixtures with low-flow, low-consumption alternatives or remodelling your entire bathroom, you're probably going to replace your shower head at one point. As part of our series on updating bathrooms and installing new fixtures, we go through installing new shower heads step-by-step in this blog article. Read More