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How The Storm And Roof Gutter Drains Should Be Cleaned To Work Properly

How The Storm And Roof Gutter Drains Should Be Cleaned To Work Properly?

By Scott Duncan | March 12, 2019

Storm and roof gutter drains are an integral part of our homes. They help us control and remove most of the water that comes into our home from outside sources such as storms and heavy rain and it also helps to keep the water out of our crawl spaces. However, the importance of these two…

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10 DIY Plumbing Tips That Will Save You A Lot Of Time And Money

By Scott Duncan | February 13, 2019

Are you tired of hiring plumbing services for issues that you could fix or avoid yourself? We know it’s not always necessary for homeowners to call out a plumber for issues like drain cleaning. With these quick tips, you’ll be able to save yourself a lot of time and money, fixing many of the common…

Common Plumbing Mistakes DIYers Make

Most Common Plumbing Mistakes DIYers Make

By Scott Duncan | February 12, 2019

Here’s a quote every DIYer will love: “You can fix most household plumbing repairs and even update plumbing fixtures with just a few special tools and a little elbow grease.” When you know what you’re doing, the work isn’t particularly hard or challenging. And, you’ll save a ton of money in the process. So, you’re…

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How Would You Diagnose That the Sewer Line Has Been Clogged?

By Scott Duncan | January 25, 2019

A clogged sewer line can be a horrible sight. Not only does it start to smelly, but it can also cause a lot of costly damage if you don’t hire a sewer line repair service immediately. It can lead to contaminated water that will affect your entire family, and your life isn’t going to be…

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7 Things to Do While Waiting for Your Emergency Plumber

By Scott Duncan | April 11, 2018

For homeowners, it’s only a matter of time before something goes wrong with their plumbing. And panic is usually the first response when that happens; not without reason. Leaking water can ruin flooring, roofs, furniture, and your other possessions. Even a slight delay in calling an emergency plumber can lead to thousands of dollars in…

3 Tips to Hiring a Plumbing Service

3 Tips to Hiring a Plumbing Service

By Scott Duncan | December 13, 2017

A leak in a pipe fitting can disrupt your entire household for weeks, cause damage worth thousands of dollars, and make life miserable. Unless you are standing in a foot of water, you should have time to examine the plumber’s experts who will be repairing your piping, installing a water heater, cleaning the drain, or…

Sewer Lines Warning Calls

6 Warning Calls from Your Sewer That You Need to Act On

By Scott Duncan | September 14, 2017

Sewer problems are more common than you imagine. Los Angeles County alone spends $479 million a year on the replacement and rehabilitation of damaged sewers. That’s a lot. As a homeowner, you can save on sewer cleaning if you call a plumber as soon as you notice any of these signs of sewer trouble. Six…

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Why DIY Water Heater Repair Projects Fail and What You Can Do

By Scott Duncan | September 8, 2017

DIY water heater repair is an excellent way to save a little money if you know what you are doing. That simply isn’t the case for most homeowners. A poor job may damage your heater, leading to a costly replacement. If you aren’t sure, don’t even try. The challenges to pulling off a successful water…

4 Useful Tips for Common Plumbing Problems - Santa Cruz CA

4 Useful Tips for Common Plumbing Problems

By Scott Duncan | August 24, 2017

Four handy tips from your local plumber to keep your plumbing in shape and save you time, money, and much frustration. Don’t Use a Plunger to Remove Hard Objects from Toilets and Drain That will only worsen the problem by pushing the object—which can be a comb, toothbrush, or toy—deeper into the toilet or drain.…

How Plumbing Vents Work

How Plumbing Vents Work

By Scott Duncan | January 13, 2017

When you think about it, plumbing and vents don’t sound like they could go together. A vent in plumbing may sound like another name for a drain, but that isn’t anywhere near the truth. In fact, plumbing vents have a specific purpose that makes them, especially important and needed in certain situations, and here’s what…