Plumbing News and Tips

Create a laundry room space - duncan plumbing

Setting Up a Laundry Room

Wash & Dry Space A laundry room doesn’t have to be a dull or boring place where you only go to throw your dirty clothes. Think about the great outdoors in summertime!  There is nothing more refreshing than hanging laundry out in the bright sunshine.  Bring that ambiance indoors with these setting up a laundry…
Read More
Get a grip with a spud wrench - duncan plumbing

Get a Grip With a Spud Wrench

GET A GRIP WITH A SPUD WRENCH Special plumbing tools:  Spud Wrench Tightening and loosening a basket strainer’s locknut is difficult because the nut is large and hard to reach.  A pair of groove-joint pliers does the trick but may be cumbersome.  A spud wrench or a special basket-strainer wrench makes the job easier.  If…
Read More
Repair your faucet parts - duncan plumbing

Finding the Right Parts for Your Faucet

Working on faucets A leaky faucet is the most common household plumbing problem. You may spend more time finding the correct parts than working on the faucet, says the experts at Santa Cruz plumbing. To prevent multiple shopping trips, remove the worn parts – perhaps even the whole faucet – and take them with you…
Read More
Tub drain assembly repair - duncan plumbing

Tub Drain Assembly Repair

Toe-operated drain plug ♦There comes a time when every drain assembly needs to be replaced, say the experts at Duncan plumbing. The reason could be that the finish on the assembly has deteriorated, or the linkage is broken, or you want to make an aesthetic change from chrome to polished brass. For this type of…
Read More
Odor free drains - duncan plumbing

Keep Your Drains Running Smoothly

Odor-free drains Keep a drain odor-free by running very hot tap water through it after each use. About once a week, throw in a handful of baking soda, followed by hot water through the drain. According to the plumbing of Santa Cruz experts, you can pour in 1 cup of vinegar, let it stand for…
Read More

Why Is My Toilet Constantly Running?

Toilet leaking water When it comes to troubleshooting gravity-flow toilets – one of the most overlooked problems is when the toilet doesn’t shut off completely. Customers describe hearing a hissing noise and say they see ripples in the bowl. These symptoms, according to the most referred Santa Cruz plumber, suggest a problem with the fill…
Read More