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

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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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
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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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5 Signs You Need a Professional Plumber

Monday, July 10th, 2023

Summer is here and there’s no place better than Orange County to experience all that the summer has to offer. The last thing you want to interrupt your summer fun is a plumbing problem.

Unfortunately, there are many plumbing issues that shouldn’t be ignored. Otherwise, they have the potential to become major headaches. Let’s go over five issues that warrant a call to a professional plumbing technician ASAP.

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The Trouble With Pinhole Leaks in Your Plumbing

Monday, September 5th, 2022

Leaks of any type in your household plumbing are trouble. However, people often think of plumbing leaks as a large amount of water gushing from a burst pipe, or at least leaking out a steady amount. Honestly, if you have those leaks, you’re almost lucky. You at least know you’ve got a serious problem that requires immediate attention from a professional plumbing service in Mission Viejo, CA.

It’s sneaky leaks that can really get you. The leaks that can drip away, hidden from sight, for weeks and months at a time. Among these types of hidden leaks, one we encounter quite often in local homes is the pinhole leak. The name gives you an idea of just how difficult this kind of leak is to notice. Make no mistake, however: pinhole leaks can do plenty of damage and cause serious problems.

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What Causes Water Leaks in Your House

Monday, April 18th, 2022

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

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

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

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

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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