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

Some Unusual Clogs That Can Affect Your Drains

Monday, January 28th, 2019

toilet-plumbing-concerned-womanDrain clogs are just about as common a problem as can affect the plumbing in a home. The usual culprits for clogged or slow drains are hair clogs, FOG (fats, oils, and grease), hard water minerals, soap scum, food, and more serious problems with the sewer line. If you can’t clear out a clog using a plunger or a basic hand-cranked drain snake, then it’s recommended you call for a plumber in San Juan Capistrano, CA who’s licensed and equipped to take care of the problem.

We have a long history with drain cleaning and unclogging, so we’ve seen many of the more … unusual things that can clog up drains. In this post, we’re going to look at some of these odder sources of blocked drains. Some may sound bizarre, but any of them could happen to you—and any of them we can fix.

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Saddleback Plumbing Wins the Angie’s List Super Service Award—Again!

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

AngiesList-list-super-service-2018Everyone here at Saddleback Plumbing is proud to announce that we’ve again won the Angie’s List Super Service Award, this time for our work in 2018.

This award reflects our consistently high level of customer service. The Super Service Award honors service professionals who have maintained exceptional service ratings and reviews on Angie’s List during the year. According to Angie’s List founder Angie Hicks, “Service pros that receive our Angie’s List Super Service Award represent the best in our network, who are consistently making great customer service their mission. These pros have provided exceptional service to our members and absolutely deserve recognition for the exemplary customer service they exhibited in the past year.”

To win the Super Service Award, a contractor must meet strict eligibility requirements, which include maintaining an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade. Winners must be in good standing with Angie’s List and undergo additional screening.

For over two decades, Angie’s List has been a trusted name for connecting consumers to top-rated service professionals.

Saddleback Plumbing has served Orange County since 1981. Rely on our award-winning customer service.

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How to Keep Your Plumbing in Top Condition

Monday, 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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Why You Should be Scheduling Preventive Plumbing Maintenance

Monday, 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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Be Careful of These Plumbing Issues

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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Follow These Tips to Keep Your Plumbing System Healthy

Monday, May 7th, 2018

Plumbing-MaintenanceIt can be difficult to keep a plumbing system in top condition for a long period of time. Most of the system is out of sight, and therefore out of mind. People tend not to think about their plumbing at all until it stops working for whatever reason. Still, we recommend making sure that your plumbing system stays healthy as best you can. You’ll save more money on repairs in the long run, and you won’t have to worry so much about things like water damage or not being able to take a shower. Follow the tips below to make sure that your plumbing system keeps serving you well for many years to come.

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Learn How to Spot Plumbing Leaks in Your Home

Monday, April 9th, 2018

pipe-rupturePlumbing leaks are among the more problematic issues that can affect your home. They can cause a lot of water damage, reduce the efficiency of your plumbing system, and generally cost more to repair than what their small size would indicate. The best thing you can do to mitigate the effects of plumbing leaks on your home is to schedule preventive plumbing maintenance at least once every year or two. This ensures that any plumbing leaks are found and dealt with before they can cause too much damage. Between plumbing appointments, though, you should still remain vigilant for signs that your plumbing system has leaks in it. If you call for repairs quickly enough, you should still be able to prevent a lot of damage to the system.

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What Causes Leaks, and What You Can do to Combat Them

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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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