Saddleback Plumbing Blog

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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How Can I Tell if I Have a Plumbing Issue?

February 26th, 2018

Burst PipePlumbing issues are obnoxious in a number of ways, not least because they’re so difficult to detect without professional services. This is why it’s so important to have professional plumbing maintenance conducted every year or two. Otherwise, you may not be able to tell if you have a plumbing issue in time to resolve it before it causes serious damage. Even between maintenance appointments, though, you should be keeping an eye out for signs that your plumbing system is in need of professional services. You may not be able to prevent all of the damage the problem has caused, but you can at least have it fixed before it gets any worse.

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What to Do In-Case of Plumbing Emergency

January 29th, 2018

Burst PipePlumbing problems are never fun to deal with, but some are quite a bit worse than others. A leaky faucet, for example, might be annoying but not urgent. A ruptured pipe rapidly turning your second floor into a marsh, on the other hand, is something that requires a bit quicker of a response. It’s relatively easy to contact a plumbing contractor if a plumbing emergency occurs during normal business hours. What do you do if it happens in the middle of the night, though? Read on to find out.

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Keep Your Furnace in Good Shape With These Tips

January 15th, 2018

Gas-BurnerFurnaces are put under extraordinary strain during the winter, even in a relatively warm area like Southern California. If you’re using your furnace at all this winter, and we’re going to assume you are if you’re reading this blog, then you should make sure to take some steps to help the system deal with the added demand you’re placing on it. If you take care of your furnace, after all, it will take care of you. The following are two of the best tips you can follow to keep your furnace functioning properly this winter.

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Careful of These Plumbing Problems

January 1st, 2018

underwater-living-roomThere are a wide range of different plumbing problems that you need to know about if you want to keep your system safe. We don’t have enough space to address them all here, but we can certainly go over a few of the more common ones that you’re likely to encounter while using your plumbing system. If you know what to look for, you can call for repairs faster and maybe prevent some of the damage the issue would have done to your system.

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Is a Ductless Mini Split the Right Choice for Your Home?

December 18th, 2017

ductless-mini-splitAs we move into winter (finally, some cold weather!) more and more people are going to start relying on their heating systems to stay comfortable. If you’re looking for a new heating system to keep your home warm through the winter season, there are a multitude of different options to choose from. Each heating system has its own advantages to offer, so it’s important that you consider each option carefully before you decide on one. Have a look below at how a ductless mini split operates, and whether or not it would be a good choice for your home.

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Signs Your Furnace Needs Repair

December 4th, 2017

Gas-BurnerHave you ever turned on your furnace for the first time of the season, and smelled something burning? A lot of people do, and they think that something is actually wrong with their furnace. Not to worry, though. That’s typically nothing to worry about. Most of the time, that’s actually the smell of the dust particles that have built up in the furnace over the year burning away as the system starts up. After a few hours of operation, that smell should go away. However, there are plenty of other symptoms of furnace issues that you absolutely should take seriously. Read on to find out more about these signs.

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Make Sure You Schedule Heat Pump Maintenance This Fall

November 20th, 2017

heat-pump-maintenanceWe’re finally moving into heating season, which means you’ll be switching your heat pump over to heating mode soon. Before you start relying on your heat pump too often to keep your home warm, though, there are some steps you should take to make sure it is ready for the added demand. One of the best things you can do to make sure your heat pump is ready for the winter is to schedule professional maintenance. That applies even if you have already had maintenance done in the last six months. Read on to find out more about why you should schedule heat pump maintenance this fall.

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How to Tell if You Need Plumbing Repairs

November 6th, 2017

underwater-living-roomPlumbing problems are some of the most difficult to detect, which makes maintaining your plumbing system quite difficult at times. By the time that you realize that your plumbing system is experiencing some kind of problem, it may be too late to prevent much of the damage caused by whatever the issue is. The best way to catch problems quickly enough to resolve them before they do any damage is to schedule preventive maintenance. However, if you know what to look for you can still identify some issues before they cause too much damage. Read on to find out some of the ways that you can identify issues with your plumbing system without professional training or equipment.

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Tips for Keeping Your Kitchen Plumbing in Good Shape

October 23rd, 2017

water-washingThe kitchen is the area in your home with the highest concentration of plumbing appliances, excepting maybe your bathroom. Those plumbing appliances all experience wear and tear over time, which means you need to take steps to counteract it if you want to get the best return on investment on your system. There are a couple of different things that you can do to make sure that your kitchen plumbing system stays in good condition for as long as possible. Let’s go over those steps in detail below.

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