Saddleback Plumbing Blog

How to Keep Your Plumbing in Top Condition

September 24th, 2018

Plumbing-MaintenancePlumbing systems are notoriously difficult to keep in good shape over the years. They have a multitude of different ways to develop problems, and when they do they tend to happen without you immediately noticing. You can take certain steps to make sure that your plumbing system stays in good condition, of course. You just need to make sure that you do it consistently. Follow our tips below to make sure that your plumbing system stays in good shape for as long as possible.

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Which Water Heater Type Should You Install?

September 10th, 2018

water-heater-tankOrange County is not a part of the U.S. where people have many concerns about “home heating.” Even the coldest winters are mild, and electric furnaces can manage the work of comfort. However, there is one home heating system that’s essential, even in sunny and warm Southern California: the water heater. This appliance accounts for the majority of heating energy any home uses, and it often puts in work 365 days a year.

So when you’re searching for a new water heater installation in Mission Viejo, CA or elsewhere in Orange County, you want to pick a unit that will do the best job, work for many years, and help conserve energy. With more types of water heaters on the market than ever before, making the choice can be difficult. We can help! Below is a short guide to your options. Schedule installation with our pro plumbers and they’ll ensure you end up with the best possible unit.

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Why You Should be Scheduling Preventive Plumbing Maintenance

August 27th, 2018

Plumbing-Maintenance-TechnicianPlumbing problems are not the sort of thing that you should just wait around to address. Most people won’t ignore a leak once it starts flooding their home, though. When we talk about waiting around, what we mean is that it’s not a good idea to wait for signs of a problem before you have it dealt with. The best way to have issues taken care of before they progress far enough to cause problems is to schedule preventive plumbing maintenance.

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Signs You Need Drain Cleaning

August 13th, 2018

DrainDrain cleaning is one of the best things that you can do to ensure the health of your drains. Professional drain cleaning, that is. You absolutely shouldn’t use store bought drain cleaning solutions if you want to keep your drain pipes in good shape. That’s because store bought drain cleaners make use of a lot of caustic chemicals that are just as bad for your drain pipes as they are for the clog itself. Professional drain cleaning services clean out the clog, without harming your drain pipes in the process. If you’re unsure of when to call for professional drain cleaning services, check out the list below to help you make your decision.

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Air Conditioning Problems to Watch for This Summer

July 30th, 2018

air-conditionerAir conditioning issues are pretty common during the summer, and it’s no wonder. Strain on the system is much higher when it’s being used for most of the daylight hours, making it more likely for the system to develop problems. If you’ve already had a professional perform maintenance on your air conditioner at the beginning of the season, then the system has a much lower chance of developing any kind of serious issue over the next few months. Still, you need to keep an eye out for any signs that your air conditioner is developing issues so that you can have them repaired as soon as possible. The following are some of the more common issues you may run into during the summer.

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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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