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how to identify fix sewer gas smell in your house

How to Identify and Fix Sewer Gas Smell in Your House

April 15, 2021

Unpleasant odors in your home can be quite irritating. But if there is a sewer smell in the house, similar to that of rotten eggs or cabbage, you may have a sewer gas leak. Gasses off-put by the sewer are a byproduct of the breakdown of waste. But the pungent smell they create is not…

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10 Things To Remember When Installing Any New Faucet

10 Things To Remember When Installing Any New Faucet

February 26, 2021

Faucet Installation Tips Although it is a simple job, installing a new faucet can be challenging.  Because of the location of the faucet, the tricky part is accessing the parts, says your local Santa Cruz plumber.  You will probably end up on your back reaching up behind the sink to loosen the faucet mounting nuts,…

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Two Ways to Stop Leaks in Flexible Plumbing Supply Lines

Two Ways to Stop Leaks in Flexible Plumbing Supply Lines

February 15, 2021

Flexible Plumbing Supply Lines Two basic types of flexible supply lines are available – tubing or braided hoses.  Plain and corrugated copper tubing and plastic tubing require ferrules and nuts for connections to the stop valve. The fixture ended differs for faucets or toilets.  Braided flexible supply lines – either plastic or stainless steel –…

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Young plumber in workwear preparing detail for bathtub installation while sitting on squats

Bathtub Won’t Drain? Here’s What You Can Do About It

February 8, 2021

There is nothing more unsanitary than a shower that fills with water because the bathtub won’t drain. This means that all of the dirt, germs, and soap scum that you have tried to clean off is just left to fester. The standing water from a bathtub drain that isn’t working properly will also make your…

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How To Get Rid of Drain Flies

How To Get Rid of Drain Flies

January 25, 2021

Sink Drain Flies Drain flies or sewer flies are common but often overlooked insects associated with moist, highly organic areas such as sink drains, sewage pipes or sewage treatment facilities, storm drains, dung, and rotten vegetation says the expert Santa Cruz plumber.  If you have a reoccurring problem that can’t easily be solved then most…

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