May 18th, 2020
Hard water is common throughout Southern California, and
Orange County is no exception. The hardness of our water averages about 300 per
million or 18 grains per gallon. What does that mean? That’s already 10% of the
recommended calcium for your daily diet contained within one glass of water. Sounds
great if you’re looking to increase your calcium intake—but all that calcium
and other minerals, like magnesium, are not good for your household plumbing or
for your house.
This is why water softeners in Orange County, CA are often in demand, and why we install them. To help convince you to act to reduce the hardness of your home’s water, we’ve listed below how hard water creates household trouble.
May 5th, 2020
We just passed through the first serious heatwave of the year in Southern California, with temperatures in some areas hitting 100°F. This week will be cooler, but we’re all going to be on our toes now for more heat spikes—and putting our air conditioners to work regularly to make indoor life manageable.
If you have worries about your air conditioner
malfunctioning and failing during the approaching heat, you are not alone.
People are more concerned than ever about ensuring they have a comfortable household.
Even the best care and the finest air conditioning system cannot ensure a
problem-free summer. If you’re faced with a busted AC, we have some helpful
tips. (An important reminder: before it gets any hotter, schedule air
conditioning maintenance with our technicians—the best way to keep an AC in
robust shape all summer.)
April 20th, 2020
Orange County can always depend on hot summer days. Our spring weather has shifted back and forth and brought a few storms along with it, but right now is the time to start thinking about your air conditioning plans in your house for the approaching season. You may wish to have air conditioning service in Tustin, CA in the early summer to replace your old AC. If you are, we’re the contractor with experience in the area to call—we’ve been helping homeowners with comfort for almost forty years now.
We’d like to offer some helpful tips for how to plan for an
April 7th, 2020
It’s a busy time, and one of the last problems you’ll want to run into during the months ahead is having to call for a heat pump repair in Orange County, CA because your heat pump has stopped doing the job of cooling the house. Although you can always depend on our technicians to handle your repairs, backed with a satisfaction guarantee, we know you’d rather not have to make the call in the first place. That’s why scheduling heat pump maintenance during spring is so important.
March 23rd, 2020
The clogged drain is almost the definition of “household nuisance.” We’ve all dealt with one before, we know we’ll deal with more in the future. The good news is that unclogging drains isn’t difficult—as long as you know the right steps. Use a plunger or a hand-cranked drain snake. If that doesn’t fix the clog, don’t use chemical drain cleaners. Instead, call us for professional plumbing in Ladera Ranch, CA and we will remove the clog, thoroughly, quickly, and without damaging the drainpipes.
But drain clogs aren’t a singular problem—they’re the result
of different problems. “What is causing the clogs in my drains?” is the right
question to ask, because it goes a long way toward prevention of clogs in the
future. So we’ll guide you through the most common sources of drain clogs.
March 10th, 2020
You probably know that low water pressure is a problem in
your home’s plumbing. It’s hard to shower, difficult to clean, and generally an
But water pressure can also be too high. The water
pressure in a plumbing system should be between 45 and 55 psi (pounds per
square inch). If the pressure rises above 60 psi, it can create problems for
the plumbing, including damage to the pipes. In most cases of high water
pressure, a professional must analyze the problem and find a solution.
February 24th, 2020
The water that comes from your taps is supposed to be clear.
As crystal clear as possible. Although you may still have unseen contaminants
inside clear water (which is why recommend scheduling regular water testing
every few years), when the water turns muddy, discolored, or cloudy, you’ll
know there’s something wrong.
A common visual issue you may see in your water is black specks. What causes this, and is it a reason to call a plumber in Newport Beach, CA to fix it? We’ll answer these questions below.
February 10th, 2020
Of course, you want your home’s water heater to last longer. It’s the best way to get a high return on your original investment in it. Paying for replacement earlier than you should is a big budget drain.
But you do have to meet your water heater halfway on this.
It can’t magically live its longest life without any assistance. Below are the
best ways you can ensure your current water heater (or maybe your next one)
reaches or exceeds its manufacturer’s estimated service life.
January 27th, 2020
No furnace can last indefinitely, and there’s no such thing as “the last heating system you’ll ever need to buy.” Even in warm Southern California, furnaces gradually wear down from use. In fact, homeowners often neglect to have routine service for their furnaces because they don’t rely on them often. This will speed up the furnace’s decline.
If you’ve come to this post, it’s because you suspect your
furnace is past its expiration date—whatever that may be. What is considered “too
old” for a furnace? We’ll take a look at this question, which has several
January 13th, 2020
Drain clogs are one of the most common plumbing problems homeowners
face. They’re “ordinary” in the worst way—they crop up often and can bring
daily activities to a halt until resolved.
The standard way to zap a clog is with a sink plunger. A hand-cranked drain auger (a.k.a. drain snake) is another option that can work in some cases. A third choice many homeowners make is to pour a bottle of “drain cleaner” into the drain to eat away at the blockage. No matter what the labels on these bottles of drain cleaners promise, they are terrible for drains and for you. When you need a third option to clean a drain and clear a clog, call a plumbing technician in Irvine, CA.