Saddleback Plumbing Blog

Watch for These Furnace Problems for the Next Few Months

January 16th, 2017

Even in California, the demand on furnaces during the winter can cause a lot of problems. You probably don’t want your furnace to break down on you in the middle of one of the coldest months of the year, so it’s a good idea to keep a close eye on your system for any problems that may develop. You should know the warning signs of some of the most common furnace issues, so that you can respond to them as quickly as possible.

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How to Tell if You Have a Plumbing Leak

January 9th, 2017

Leaks are among the most common, and damaging, plumbing issues in the average home. Further complicating the problem is that leaks are often quite subtle. It can be quite difficult to detect a leak in the system before it does quite a bit of damage. If you know what to look for, though, you can still detect plumbing leaks before they can cause too much damage.

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Which Water Heater Type is Right for Me?

January 2nd, 2017

Chances are that when you think of a water heater, you think of the storage tank variety. That was the only kind available to residential users for many decades. However, you might be surprised to learn that modern water heaters offer a variety of different methods for meeting your hot water needs. If you’re in the market for a new water heater, have a look at some of the options available.

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The Advantages of Trenchless Pipe Replacement

December 27th, 2016

When a plumbing pipe in your home needs to be replaced, it’s not that difficult to exhume and replace it. Some plumbing pipes, though, are less easy to remove and replace. Your water and sewer lines, two of the most important pipes in your system, connect your home to the city water and sewer mains. Though these pipes are designed to last quite a while, they will eventually need to be replaced. When that happens, it’s a good idea to make sure that you schedule trenchless pipe replacement.

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Should I Replace My Water Heater?

December 19th, 2016

Water heaters are solid systems, and can last quite a while under the right circumstances. Eventually, though, it will wear down to the point that it needs to be replaced. If you’re not sure whether or not your water heater can get you through another winter, read on to find out.

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How Boiler Kettling Harms Your System

December 12th, 2016

If your boiler makes a deep rumbling noise while it’s operating, don’t ignore it. That noise is a symptom of a problem called kettling, which is a serious threat to the system. If the problem isn’t dealt with quickly, it can cause quite a bit of damage to the boiler. Read on to find out what causes this issue, and how to deal with it.

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How to Keep Your Furnace in Good Shape This Winter

December 5th, 2016

Your furnace is going to be put under more and more strain in the coming months. As the temperature outside continues to drop and you use the system for longer hours, there’s going to be an ever-increasing possibility of something going wrong. Fortunately, you don’t have to just sit and wait for your furnace to break down.  Let’s take a look at some of the things you can do to keep your furnace in good shape this winter.

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Signs That You Need Drain Cleaning

November 28th, 2016

Your drains serve an important part in your home’s plumbing system. If the drains are in poor condition, the rest of the home will start to experience problems. The best way to keep your drains in good shape is to schedule drain cleaning services. Read on for some of the signs that you need to have your drains professionally cleaned.

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What Not to Put Down Your Garbage Disposal This Thanksgiving

November 21st, 2016

Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching, with all of its various feasting and merrymaking. Chances are, you’re going to be doing quite a bit of cooking for the occasion. Even if you’re not, though, you may be using your kitchen to help host the event. Times like this always put a lot of strain on the garbage disposal, which can cause problems if you’re not careful. If you want to keep your garbage disposal in ideal condition this year, read on for some tips.

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Why Having Your Furnace Air Filter Changed is a Good Idea

November 14th, 2016

We’re not into the coldest part of the year yet, but we’re not far off either. Chances are, you’ve been using your furnace more and more often over the last couple of weeks. If you haven’t had your system professionally checked yet, you should do that as soon as possible. Otherwise, you may find yourself with a broken furnace in the middle of the coldest part of the year. Let’s take a look at one specific problem that can be prevented by furnace maintenance.

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