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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…

Ways to Solve Your Flooded Crawl Space Problems - santa cruz CA

Ways to Solve Your Flooded Crawl Space Problems

By Scott Duncan | December 27, 2016

A flooded crawl space can wreak havoc on your home. Whether your crawl space has taken on an abundance of water due to torrential rain, a sewer backup, or broken/ leaking pipes, one thing is clear. The resulting standing water is a major problem that must be addressed.Failing to remedy your flooding crawl space issues…

Effects of a Clogged Storm Drain and Its Possible Solutions - Santa Cruz, CA Duncan Plumbing

Effects of a Clogged Storm Drain and Possible Solutions

By Scott Duncan | November 13, 2016

A storm drain, which is sometimes known as a catch basin, is essentially used to collect water run-off from rain water while channeling it out and away from buildings, yards, parking lots or other areas where it might pool and potentially cause damage. Clogged storm drains negate this function, and if not taken care of…

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3 Plumbing Tips For Summertime Guests

By Scott Duncan | July 19, 2016

The summer season is officially here and that means that many friends and family are enjoying time together out in the sunshine.   Hitting the road for a trip to your favorite campground or out-of-town destination is at the top of the list for fun summertime activities. And, enjoying time with friends and family is…


Keep Your Water Bill On Budget This Summer

By Scott Duncan | June 19, 2016

Summer is officially upon us; the last school bell has run for the year and the temperatures are teetering around the triple digits. This is the time of year that we have all been waiting for. The other seasons have their benefits but, the summer months are the best.   You might think that you…

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The Dos And Don’ts Of Dishwasher Use

By Scott Duncan | May 16, 2016

As we move into the summer season, most homeowners are almost to the bottom of their spring cleaning checklist and are ready to switch gears and start thinking about plans for the hot weather. Doing things outdoors like camping and vacationing are usually reserved for the warmer temperatures of the summer season. Not to mention,…