How to Tell You Have a Water Heater From the Undead!

October 19th, 2020
spider-web

Here’s a spooky story to tell for October, so gather ‘round the digital HD fire and listen to what could happen to you if you ignore a water heater that’s one of the… undead! 

An undead water heater is one that should have been sent to its resting place in the scrapheap years ago, except it still seems to be working. But it’s actually the water heating walking dead, and unless you replace it with a new water heater, you may find yourself in the hideous, terrible, gruesome situation of a cold shower one morning and a few annoying days afterward rushing to get a new water heater.

Continue Reading

When It’s October, It’s Time for Annual Heating Maintenance

October 6th, 2020
service-reminder

It still feels like summer here in Southern California, and we know that plenty of people are hoping for cool weather—and especially a few days of rain. But the cooler weather is on its way, and we want to make sure our customers are ready for it with working heating systems.

Yes, it’s once again time for you to schedule your heating maintenance in Orange County, CA. Why not get it done early in the month so you can worry about the busier time of year that’s just up around the corner? All you have to do is call Saddleback and sign up for our HVAC Value Plan or our ALL STAR Value Plan, which includes plumbing maintenance as well. We can get on the schedule right away to have your heating system inspected and tuned-up, and you’ll be ready for the cooler weather.

Continue Reading

Your HVAC Filter Is NOT a Way to Purify Your Air

September 21st, 2020
air-filter

People are more concerned about indoor air quality than ever before. During the fire season, we often bring up the topic of making sure to change the air filter in your HVAC system regularly, since it can trap ash and other harmful pollutants that get into the air because of drifting smoke.

But we also want to make something clear about cleaning and purifying your air: the HVAC air filter, the same one we want you to change regularly so not to damage air quality, is not actually an indoor air quality system. It isn’t an air purifier, it isn’t an air scrubber, it isn’t designed to improve the quality of the air you and your family breathe. If you are looking for better indoor air quality, talk to us to install a dedicated air purification system and/or install an air purifier in Mission Viejo, CA.

Continue Reading

Give Your Air Conditioning System a Summer Report Card

September 8th, 2020
calendar-scheduling-book

Report cards already? Summer hasn’t even officially ended!

Don’t worry: you’re the one giving the report card, and you’re reporting on the performance of a piece of machinery that doesn’t have feelings you can hurt. If your AC deserves and “F,” give it that “F”—you’ll be the one who benefits.

Continue Reading

Been a Rough Summer for Your AC? Here Are Ways to Tell

August 25th, 2020
woman-before-fan-in-house

Right now we’re in the middle of the worst heat of the summer in Southern California so far. This is when you most want your AC to work reliably and without needing emergency repair calls. But what makes August heat waves so difficult for air conditioning systems is that they’ve already been working regularly for a few months—plenty of time to build up dirt and stress that can lead to serious problems when the pressure is on from 90°+ heat!

If your AC has already gone through a rough summer, here are ways to tell that you may need to call us for preventive air conditioning repair in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA before the trouble becomes an AC that won’t cool at all.

Continue Reading

“Where Is the Water Going?” Reasons for Those High Bills

August 10th, 2020
pipe-rupture

Nobody wants to waste water, because it shows up as high water bills. But it’s easy to slip into patterns of water use that are wasteful, such as luxuriating too long in the shower, or leaving the water in the sink running as you do some other cooking task.

But when you see water bills that are abnormally high, and you feel certain you’re observing at least decent water-conserving measures, it can be concerning. If the rise in cost isn’t because of a general rise in water prices, you may have a problem that will require the help of plumbing professionals in San Juan Capistrano, CA to fix. We’ll take a look at where the water waste is occurring, and where that water is going.

Continue Reading

What Is Video Pipe Inspection and Do My Pipes Need It?

July 28th, 2020
pipe-copper-leaking

We use the most advanced technology and tools available for all the plumbing services we provide. The plumbing industry moves fast with new advances, and we’ve been in the industry for almost forty years—there have been numerous big shifts in technology during that time!

One of the most important tool developments for plumbing is digital video and miniaturization technology that allows for video pipe inspection equipment. We often use video pipe inspection during a range of jobs. We’re going to explain in a bit more depth what video pipe inspections are and when you may need this service done for your plumbing in Laguna Niguel, CA.

Continue Reading

Ways to Help Your AC Be More Efficient in the Summer Heat

July 14th, 2020

Let’s face it—Orange County is beautiful, but it can be hard to appreciate our setting on the hottest days of the summer. We experience high heat here. This means that your air conditioner is going to be put to the test when the weather really starts to heat up. If you’re trying to think of ways to beat the summer heat, you can start with the tips that we’ve compiled here on our blog. It’s really easier than you think to help your air conditioner out a little this summer.

If you’re looking for AC repair in Trabuca Canyon, CA, make sure that you schedule an appointment with us. We’re going to help you get your air conditioner ready for whatever summer throws its way. We’re here for all your needs.

Continue Reading

What Contaminants Can an Air Purifier Remove From the Air?

June 30th, 2020
virus-cells

If you are concerned about the quality of the air inside your home—and many people share your concern—then one option to consider is installing an air purifier in Ladera Ranch, CA. If you don’t already have an air filtration system in place (and the filter on the air conditioner cabinet does not count), we suggest you start with that. Mechanical filters are excellent at straining out larger contaminants that circulate through a household ventilation system: dust, dander, lint. Once you have the right filters installed, you can consider an air purifier to take care of the smaller particles that often slip through the mesh of a mechanical filter.

And what are those particles? Let’s take a closer look at what an air purifier can eliminate from your home’s air.

Continue Reading

Safe Drain Unclogging Methods to Try Before You Call a Professional

June 16th, 2020
drain-and-spoon

Is there any regular plumbing problem more irritating than a clogged drain? True, there are plenty of worse plumbing problems you can think of (or don’t want to think of), but the drain clog is a nuisance everybody has encountered at some point, and they happen too often for most of us. There are ways you can prevent drain clogs with tools like drain strainers and regular professional drain cleaning services—but today we’re going to talk about what you can do when you’ve got a drain clog.

Calling our plumbing technicians is a sure way to see that you have any clog removed. In some situations, the clog may be a deeper issue down in the sewer line, and this absolutely calls for experts who know their plumbing in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. But we know you’d like to exhaust all the safe unclogging methods you have at home first before you call, so we’re going to go through the steps.

(And we want to emphasize safe—because there are methods you might try that can seriously damage your plumbing or you!)

Continue Reading