Saddleback Plumbing Heating & Air Blog: Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

5 Tips to Get Your Plumbing System Ready for Spring

Monday, April 1st, 2024

Spring has officially “sprung” and that means the good weather will soon be here. After the unusually rainy winter we’ve had in Orange County, residents are looking forward to spending some time outside in the sunshine.

Spring is also a time for tackling DIY tasks involved with the change of seasons. If you don’t already have a list of plumbing maintenance tasks, here are five things you can do to make sure your plumbing system is ready for the spring. 

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Is a Sump Pump a Good Investment in California?

Monday, February 19th, 2024

The term “atmospheric river” is one that until a couple of years ago wouldn’t commonly be associated with Southern California. And yet, we’ve been plagued by occurrences of atmospheric rivers this year. 

These episodes should serve as a reminder to homeowners in Orange County that a sump pump is a wise investment in a home. Whether you need sump pump installation or the latest bout of heavy rain warranted the need for sump pump repair, we’re here to help. We’ve served SoCal homeowners since 1981 and you can count on us for services that bring peace of mind during periods of inclement weather.

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Get Your Home’s Plumbing Ready for the Big Game!

Monday, January 22nd, 2024

The Sunday of the Big Game is known for a lot of things: its amazing commercials, spectacular half-time shows, and delicious snacks. If you’ve been to or hosted a Big Game event, you know you’re in for a lot of foods that aren’t exactly good for you.

In fact, right after Thanksgiving, Big Game Sunday is the busiest day of the year for plumbing companies. Unfortunately, all those snacks and the number of party guests can wreak some serious havoc on plumbing systems. Let’s go over four ways you can get your home’s plumbing Big Game ready and avoid the need for a Mission Viejo plumber

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How Much Water Do Plumbing Leaks Waste?

Monday, December 11th, 2023

Water is a precious resource and that’s especially true here in Orange County, CA where droughts are common. It’s important to take care of plumbing repairs such as leaky faucets and toilets not only because they waste so much water, but they’ll also cost you more every month because of increased water usage. 

According to the EPA, household plumbing leaks account for almost one trillion gallons of water wasted each year across the US. That’s equal to the annual household water use of more than 11 million homes! From a toilet that seems to run constantly to a slow drip from your kitchen faucet, let’s look at exactly how much water leaks can cause in terms of wasted water and increases in your water bill. 

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Is Your Plumbing System Ready for the Holidays?

Monday, November 27th, 2023

The holiday season is upon us and brings with it many things. From peppermint mochas to decorating for the holidays, to enjoying some downtime at home and spending quality time with family and friends, it truly is a wonderful time of year no matter how you spend it.

It’s also a time of year when holiday festivities can place extra demands on your home’s plumbing system. There’s nothing that’ll interrupt holiday festivities faster than a guest who flushes something down the toilet that causes it to back up, or a clogged kitchen sink during a holiday dinner. Let’s go over how to make sure your Lake Forest plumbing system is ready for whatever the holiday season throws its way.

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Unusual Plumbing Issues and What Causes Them

Monday, November 13th, 2023

Your home’s plumbing system is complex with lots of pipes, connections, and fixtures that must work harmoniously to keep your home supplied with water. With such a complicated system, sometimes you’ll find yourself scratching your head and wondering what has caused a weird plumbing problem.

Sometimes you’ll have no hot water in the shower but hot water everywhere else. Or maybe your pipes make a loud banging or thumping noise after you turn a tap off. Let’s go over some unusual plumbing issues you may encounter.

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4 Truly Terrifying Plumbing Problems

Monday, October 16th, 2023
Scared woman covering mouth with hands

Halloween is just around the corner and with it comes many fun activities. From carving pumpkins to planning Halloween costumes, there’s a lot to enjoy during the “spooky season.” 

But it’s also a time of year when slow-bubbling issues caused by the excessive use of your plumbing system over the summer can boil over like the contents of a witch’s cauldron. Don’t let a plumbing mishap spoil your enjoyment of Halloween. Let’s look at four potentially terrifying plumbing problems you could face this fall.

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Signs Your Sump Pump Needs Repair

Monday, September 4th, 2023
Heavy rain causing flooding and deep puddles

A frequent question we get from Orange County homeowners is, “What is a sump pump and does my home need one?” Although we don’t suffer from frequent rainstorms in this part of the country, we have been seeing our fair share of torrential rain. In fact, we recently had a tornado in the forecast that threatened to bring unprecedented rainfall to Southern California.

When heavy rains strike, your home is prone to flooding in its lower levels. Anyone who has had to deal with water damage remediation knows how expensive and difficult it can be to rectify. For these reasons, we recommend sump pump installation to Orange County, CA residents. Learn more about how a sump pump is a simple yet effective device for keeping your home dry during our wettest weather.

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Which Drain Cleaning Methods Work Best?

Monday, August 7th, 2023

Besides your air conditioner going out, there’s not much else that’ll impede your enjoyment of summer than a clogged drain. When your drains are completely clogged, you can’t use your sink, shower, or appliances, essentially putting the brakes on your ability to maintain a household and your daily routine.

It’s natural to seek out an easy fix when it comes to methods of unclogging and cleaning your drains. But what might seem like a simple solution could actually make the problem worse. Let’s go over some common drain cleaning methods.

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Common Summer Plumbing Problems and What Causes Them

Monday, July 24th, 2023

Here in Southern California, we’re blessed with amazing weather year-round that allows us to participate in outdoor activities throughout most of the year. But there are summer activities that bring an increased demand on your home’s plumbing system. 

From hosting family members for extended stays to hiking and camping trips, a broken garbage disposal or a clogged drain can wreak havoc on summer fun. There’s nothing worse than having your summer plans interrupted by a major plumbing issue. Let’s go over some common summer activities that can lead to Orange County plumbing problems.

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