How Do I Know I Have Hidden Leaks When They’re Hidden?

November 30th, 2020
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This is a good question, and it’s one people often ask when confronted with the idea of “hidden leaks.” The truth is that most leaks in a home’s plumbing are not in easy sight, since much of the plumbing is disguised in the walls or in the ceilings. Only a few pipes are easy to see, such as the drainpipe directly underneath a sink (and even then leaks can go unnoticed if there’s too much stored there). 

Finding and repairing hidden leaks is a job for professional plumbing in Laguna Niguel, CA. Our technicians can locate hidden leaks, even those buried down in a concrete foundation, using the best available technology. But in this post, we’re going to help you notice when you have hidden leaks. They do leave a number of indicators they’re around.

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Your Heater Is On, But Not All the Rooms Are Warm—Why?

November 17th, 2020
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This may be the first week you’ve had your home’s heating system on since… well, maybe since February. But Southern California hit a cold-spell this weekend, and there will be more ahead. Many heating systems clicked on during this time after long periods of hibernation.

Did your heater work up to your expectations when you fired it up? If it came on and started working, great. But if you noticed some rooms weren’t getting as warm as they should be, you may have problems. This uneven heating is a common trouble and one that may require you call us for heating repair in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. Below, we’ll examine some of the possible causes of uneven heating in a house.

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Electric Furnace Won’t Work? Let’s See What’s Going On

November 2nd, 2020
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We’re getting the first cool weather of the season here in Orange County, which brings some relief from a long, often extremely hot summer. Now is when you’ll turn on your electric furnace for the first time in… well, we wouldn’t even want to guess how long. 

Because your electric furnace has sat unused for a long time, you might feel nervous when you have to turn it on. Maybe it won’t work? And if it does work, how long will it continue to heat the house?

Okay, as the post title makes clear, we’re here to talk to you because your electric furnace isn’t working. You may need our technicians for furnace repair in San Juan Capistrano, CA. But first, let’s take a look at why an electric furnace might be giving you trouble. It’s possible there’s a simple issue you’ve overlooked.

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

October 19th, 2020
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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.

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

October 6th, 2020
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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.

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Your HVAC Filter Is NOT a Way to Purify Your Air

September 21st, 2020
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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.

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Give Your Air Conditioning System a Summer Report Card

September 8th, 2020
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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.

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

August 25th, 2020
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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.

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

August 10th, 2020
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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.

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

July 28th, 2020
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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.

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