Saddleback Plumbing Blog

3 Signs That You Need a New Air Conditioner

July 16th, 2018

Old-Air-ConditionerSummers are always hot in Southern California, but these last couple weeks have been record-breaking. Things are unlikely to cool down that much any time soon, so it’s in your best interests to make sure that your air conditioner is able to get you through the hottest months of the year. If it isn’t, you should replace it now before it gives out under the strain. You don’t want to suddenly find yourself without air conditioning in the middle of the hottest time of the year, do you? Call a technician about replacing your air conditioner if it fits the following symptoms.

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Be Careful of These Plumbing Issues

July 2nd, 2018

Corroded-Pipes Plumbing issues are really common in homes across the country. Ostensibly, your plumbing system should be one of the sturdiest parts of your home. Unfortunately, in many homes it tends not to be. Pipes are old, or made of the wrong material. Certain chemicals and elements in the soil or the water itself can cause the system to corrode. The best way to deal with these kinds of issues is to have a plumber inspect your system for you at least once every year or so. This will make it easier to find and resolve issues in the system before they have a chance to get any worse.

Even with maintenance, though, there’s still a chance for problems to crop up between appointments. That’s why you need to stay vigilant for any signs that your plumbing system is in trouble. The following are some of the more common plumbing issues that your system might run into, and their warning signs.

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Defend Against Plumbing Emergencies with an Automatic Shutoff Valve

June 11th, 2018

Burst PipeAll plumbing problems should be dealt with as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the more damage it’s going to do to the system. Some plumbing issues are quite a bit more urgent than others, though. Plumbing emergencies can inflict immense amounts of water damage in a very short amount of time. That’s why it’s so important to cut off the flow of water to the problem area as soon as possible. If you know where your water shutoff valve is, you can mitigate the issue until a plumber arrives by closing it. Even that presents some issues, though. Read on to learn how an automatic shutoff valve can protect your home from plumbing emergencies.

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Now is the Perfect Time to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

June 4th, 2018

air-conditionerWe’ve got a bit of June gloom going on lately, but before long things are going to heat up. That means you need to take steps to make sure that your air conditioner is ready for the summer season. There are a number of different ways to make sure that your air conditioner is in top shape before summer kicks into high gear. Today, we’re going to go over the best thing that you can do to keep your system healthy: preventive maintenance. Read on to find out more about the benefits of preventive maintenance, and when to schedule it.

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If Your Water Heater Does This, It’s Time for a New One

May 21st, 2018

tank-water-heaterHopefully, you’ve been pretty consistent over the years about scheduling preventive maintenance and prompt repairs for your water heater. If not, it’s never too late to start. Even if you have, though, you know that no amount of care or maintenance will make a system last forever. Sooner or later, you’re going to need a new one. If you can recognize the signs that your water heater is beginning to fail, you can have it replaced before it completely breaks down on you. That should save you some time and frustration, if nothing else. Have a look at the following signs that your water heater is in need of replacement.

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Follow These Tips to Keep Your Plumbing System Healthy

May 7th, 2018

Plumbing-MaintenanceIt can be difficult to keep a plumbing system in top condition for a long period of time. Most of the system is out of sight, and therefore out of mind. People tend not to think about their plumbing at all until it stops working for whatever reason. Still, we recommend making sure that your plumbing system stays healthy as best you can. You’ll save more money on repairs in the long run, and you won’t have to worry so much about things like water damage or not being able to take a shower. Follow the tips below to make sure that your plumbing system keeps serving you well for many years to come.

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Signs That Your Air Conditioner Needs Immediate Professional Services

April 23rd, 2018

air-conditioner-repairAs the weather finally starts to heat up a bit around here, it is important that you keep an eye on your air conditioner. The more you use your air conditioner to keep your home cool in hot weather, the more strain the system is going to be put under. That’s going to increase the odds of some sort of problem cropping up with the system. You need to know how to recognize that your air conditioner is beginning to malfunction, so that you can have it repaired as soon as possible and mitigate the damage. The following are some of the more common signs that your air conditioner needs professional repairs.

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Learn How to Spot Plumbing Leaks in Your Home

April 9th, 2018

pipe-rupturePlumbing leaks are among the more problematic issues that can affect your home. They can cause a lot of water damage, reduce the efficiency of your plumbing system, and generally cost more to repair than what their small size would indicate. The best thing you can do to mitigate the effects of plumbing leaks on your home is to schedule preventive plumbing maintenance at least once every year or two. This ensures that any plumbing leaks are found and dealt with before they can cause too much damage. Between plumbing appointments, though, you should still remain vigilant for signs that your plumbing system has leaks in it. If you call for repairs quickly enough, you should still be able to prevent a lot of damage to the system.

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What You can do to Get Your Home Ready for Summer

March 26th, 2018

air-conditioner-repairSpring may have just sprung, but summer is not far off. We’re going to start experiencing warm weather sooner than you think, which means that now is a great time to start thinking about getting your home ready for the summer season. There are a number of different ways that you can make sure that your home is ready for summer, depending on the current state of your cooling system.

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What Causes Leaks, and What You Can do to Combat Them

March 12th, 2018

Burst PipeOne of the most common plumbing issues, leaks are the cause of all kinds of headaches for homeowners across the country. Whether you’ve got iron, copper, or any other kind of pipes, you can bet that at some point they’ll spring a leak if you’re not careful. The best way to defend your pipes against these kinds of issues is to know what causes them in the first place. Let’s take a look at why pipes spring leaks in the first place, and what can be done about it.

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