Why You Should Never Use Drain Cleaning Chemicals

October 2nd, 2023

A clogged sink or shower is a major inconvenience. It might seem like a quick and easy fix to pick up a bottle of drain cleaner at the store while you’re out running errands. But we strongly advise against this. Not only are drain-cleaning chemicals caustic, they’re usually just a temporary fix. 

That’s why when you need drain cleaning in Mission Viejo, we recommend giving us a call. It’ll take far less time to call us than going to the store, and we’re a one-and-done fix for a stubborn bathroom or kitchen clog. Not only that, our plumbing technicians can help you understand what caused that problem so that it doesn’t recur in the future. And that’s something no bottle of caustic chemicals can do. Let’s go over why they’re not recommended.

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The Link Between Water Heater Maintenance and Repairs

September 18th, 2023

When answering the question, “What’s the link between water heater maintenance and repairs?” the answer is quite simple. Water heater maintenance helps prevent water heater repairs. It’s true! Maintenance is the absolute best way to avoid not only unexpected and costly repairs, but an interruption in your home’s precious hot water service. 

Just think about all the things you do in your home that rely on a steady flow of hot water. Showers, baths, washing hands, cooking, cleaning, sanitizing, and using appliances. Your ability to do all these things can come to a grinding halt with the smallest hiccup in your water heater’s performance. 

We know that maintenance might seem like an unnecessary expense and yet another task on your never-ending list of home maintenance tasks. However, we promise that it’s a solid return on your investment that’ll save you time, money, and comfort in the long run. In addition to avoiding repairs, here are more benefits of routine water heater maintenance.

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Signs Your Sump Pump Needs Repair

September 4th, 2023
Heavy rain causing flooding and deep puddles

A frequent question we get from Orange County homeowners is, “What is a sump pump and does my home need one?” Although we don’t suffer from frequent rainstorms in this part of the country, we have been seeing our fair share of torrential rain. In fact, we recently had a tornado in the forecast that threatened to bring unprecedented rainfall to Southern California.

When heavy rains strike, your home is prone to flooding in its lower levels. Anyone who has had to deal with water damage remediation knows how expensive and difficult it can be to rectify. For these reasons, we recommend sump pump installation to Orange County, CA residents. Learn more about how a sump pump is a simple yet effective device for keeping your home dry during our wettest weather.

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Is It Time To Replace Your Water Heater?

August 21st, 2023

You depend on your water heater 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. So when it exhibits signs that it’s struggling to do its job, it’s imperative that you recognize them and pay attention.

Although water heater replacement is something no one ever looks forward to, ignoring the signs that it’s time for a replacement could lead to an interruption in your home’s hot water supply.

When you think about how many times you depend on hot water not just for comfort, but for safety, it’s definitely better to upgrade the system when it’s due. Here are four signs that it’s time to replace that old water heater.

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Which Drain Cleaning Methods Work Best?

August 7th, 2023

Besides your air conditioner going out, there’s not much else that’ll impede your enjoyment of summer than a clogged drain. When your drains are completely clogged, you can’t use your sink, shower, or appliances, essentially putting the brakes on your ability to maintain a household and your daily routine.

It’s natural to seek out an easy fix when it comes to methods of unclogging and cleaning your drains. But what might seem like a simple solution could actually make the problem worse. Let’s go over some common drain cleaning methods.

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Common Summer Plumbing Problems and What Causes Them

July 24th, 2023

Here in Southern California, we’re blessed with amazing weather year-round that allows us to participate in outdoor activities throughout most of the year. But there are summer activities that bring an increased demand on your home’s plumbing system. 

From hosting family members for extended stays to hiking and camping trips, a broken garbage disposal or a clogged drain can wreak havoc on summer fun. There’s nothing worse than having your summer plans interrupted by a major plumbing issue. Let’s go over some common summer activities that can lead to Orange County plumbing problems.

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5 Signs You Need a Professional Plumber

July 10th, 2023

Summer is here and there’s no place better than Orange County to experience all that the summer has to offer. The last thing you want to interrupt your summer fun is a plumbing problem.

Unfortunately, there are many plumbing issues that shouldn’t be ignored. Otherwise, they have the potential to become major headaches. Let’s go over five issues that warrant a call to a professional plumbing technician ASAP.

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How to Set Your AC During a Heatwave

June 26th, 2023

Here in the OC, we’re no strangers to hot weather. But with extended periods of temperatures that register in the triple digits, many homeowners aren’t used to such extreme heat. It’s essential to know how to set your AC during a heatwave so you can avoid needing AC repair in Orange County when the forecast calls for unusually hot weather.

Unfortunately, it’s unlikely that your home will reach an indoor temperature of the high 60s or low 70s that you might be used to. That’s because air conditioners can only cool your home about 20°F less than the outside temperature. That means when it’s 100°F out, the best AC in the world can only get your home down to 80°F. 

So let’s go over some tips on how to use your AC during a heatwave where the temperature registers in the triple digits. 

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5 Signs You Need Air Conditioning Repairs

June 12th, 2023

Supposedly summer is just around the corner, but here in Orange County, we’re still waiting for the weather to warm up. It might seem like “Juneuary” is going to last forever, but soon enough you’ll be relying on your air conditioner to keep your home not just comfortable, but habitable. 

That’s why it’s always a good reminder to be aware of the signs that you need air conditioner repair. Getting repairs taken care of as soon as you notice them is crucial to keeping that minor issue from becoming a major headache. The last thing you want interrupting your enjoyment of summer when the warm weather arrives is having to deal with a broken-down AC.

Here are five signs you need to call for AC repair.

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Why You Need AC Maintenance Before Summer Starts

May 15th, 2023

Although we’ve had an unusually long, rainy, and cool winter here in Orange County, the hot weather is just around the corner. In fact, it’s the perfect time to schedule AC maintenance in Mission Viejo if you haven’t done so already.

Just like an oil change for your car or a routine visit to the doctor, routine maintenance is essential to keep your AC running at peak efficiency and performance. Let’s go over all the reasons why a tune-up is the best thing you can do to help your AC see your home and family through the hot summer. 

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