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

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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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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