Saddleback Plumbing Heating & Air Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Plumbing Repair’

What Causes Water Leaks in Your House

Monday, April 18th, 2022
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Water leaks are an insidious problem in homes throughout the country. Many residential plumbing systems have leaking pipes that stay hidden for weeks, months, even years, slowly causing building damage and wasting immense amounts of water. We recommend our customers schedule occasional leak detection for their homes to find out if they have hidden leaks. Once we’ve located the problem, we can easily use plumbing repairs in Orange County to solve the problem. 

But how do these leaks start in the first place? There is no single cause of hidden pipe leaks, which is why almost any home can run into this problem. We’ve listed several of the most common causes of a leaky home plumbing system. This knowledge can help you know what to watch out for and problems you can avoid.

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How Small Plumbing Troubles Can Warn of Big Ones

Monday, October 18th, 2021
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How would you define a “small” plumbing trouble? Probably something that’s a nuisance but which isn’t interfering with your regular day. It’s something you can have fixed … but not now, maybe later when you have time for it. 

We want to caution you against doing this. Any small plumbing trouble could be only the surface effect of a larger one. Or a small plumbing issue could eventually expand into a major fiasco. When you have a concern about your plumbing, no matter the size, always call a professional for plumbing in San Juan Capistrano, CA at your earliest convenience. Otherwise, you may have to make an emergency call when it’s extremely inconvenient. 

We’re going to explore some of the small plumbing issues that can mask or lead to bigger ones.

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Does Your Water Main Need Repairs? These Signs Can Tell You

Monday, September 6th, 2021
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Without a water main, you don’t have a working plumbing system. Plumbing requires water, after all. If the water main to your house becomes damaged because of age, corrosion, tree roots, earthquakes, construction, or clogs, you may soon have no freshwater in your house at all. Not a good time!

Handling repairs for a home’s water main is a major job for your plumbing in Irvine, CA, but you can relax when you know you’ve got a team like the one at Saddleback ready to help you. We offer fast and effective repair service for water mains and sewer lines. To help you know when to call us for assistance, look over this list of signs of a water main in jeopardy.

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How a Video Pipe Inspection Can Help Your Home Plumbing

Monday, January 25th, 2021
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The tools used for plumbing work have changed dramatically over the last few decades. One of the big leaps forward came about because of miniaturization, digital, and fiber-optic technology. Where once it was impossible to see inside the pipes of a house, tools such as video pipe inspection equipment allowed for technicians to get a close-up view of water mains, sewer lines, and other pipes.

Video pipe inspection can help with many jobs in residential plumbing. We’ll explain why this piece of equipment can make a difference in the service we offer for your home.

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Safe Drain Unclogging Methods to Try Before You Call a Professional

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020
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Is there any regular plumbing problem more irritating than a clogged drain? True, there are plenty of worse plumbing problems you can think of (or don’t want to think of), but the drain clog is a nuisance everybody has encountered at some point, and they happen too often for most of us. There are ways you can prevent drain clogs with tools like drain strainers and regular professional drain cleaning services—but today we’re going to talk about what you can do when you’ve got a drain clog.

Calling our plumbing technicians is a sure way to see that you have any clog removed. In some situations, the clog may be a deeper issue down in the sewer line, and this absolutely calls for experts who know their plumbing in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. But we know you’d like to exhaust all the safe unclogging methods you have at home first before you call, so we’re going to go through the steps.

(And we want to emphasize safe—because there are methods you might try that can seriously damage your plumbing or you!)

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High Water Pressure in Your Home Is Bad for the Plumbing

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020
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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 annoyance.

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.

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The Myth of the “Small Leak” (No Such Thing!)

Monday, June 17th, 2019

Lpipe-copper-leakingeaks are what most people think of when they hear about “plumbing problems.” (Well, that and clogged drains.) Leaking faucets are wastes of water that often go without repairs for far too long. But the truly harmful leaks are pipe leaks that occur out of sight around a home, behind walls, in the ceilings, etc.

All pipe leaks need to have the professional attention of a plumber in Irvine, CA as soon as a homeowner starts to notice the signs of leaking—water spots on the walls, higher water bills, changes in water pressure, higher humidity indoors, mold and mildew growth. Because there is no such thing as a “small” leak that can be ignored. A leak may not be large and send out geysers of water that can be immediately seen, but it can still create significant damage.

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THUMP! Water Hammer Is Hitting Your Plumbing!

Monday, February 25th, 2019

woman-shocked-by-loud-noiseWater hammer—it’s an intimidating name. But it’s appropriate, because the sound that water hammer makes in your plumbing can be quite intimidating. It’s the sound of a shockwave going through the pipes, an alarming thump! noise as if someone took a hammer to the piping. Water hammer has sometimes made people believe ghosts were behind the activity. The reality is much less spooky, but it’s something that requires attention from plumbers.

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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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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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