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

5 Tips to Get Your Plumbing System Ready for Spring

Monday, April 1st, 2024

Spring has officially “sprung” and that means the good weather will soon be here. After the unusually rainy winter we’ve had in Orange County, residents are looking forward to spending some time outside in the sunshine.

Spring is also a time for tackling DIY tasks involved with the change of seasons. If you don’t already have a list of plumbing maintenance tasks, here are five things you can do to make sure your plumbing system is ready for the spring. 

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Is Your Plumbing System Ready for the Holidays?

Monday, November 27th, 2023

The holiday season is upon us and brings with it many things. From peppermint mochas to decorating for the holidays, to enjoying some downtime at home and spending quality time with family and friends, it truly is a wonderful time of year no matter how you spend it.

It’s also a time of year when holiday festivities can place extra demands on your home’s plumbing system. There’s nothing that’ll interrupt holiday festivities faster than a guest who flushes something down the toilet that causes it to back up, or a clogged kitchen sink during a holiday dinner. Let’s go over how to make sure your Lake Forest plumbing system is ready for whatever the holiday season throws its way.

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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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Common Summer Plumbing Problems and What Causes Them

Monday, July 24th, 2023

Here in Southern California, we’re blessed with amazing weather year-round that allows us to participate in outdoor activities throughout most of the year. But there are summer activities that bring an increased demand on your home’s plumbing system. 

From hosting family members for extended stays to hiking and camping trips, a broken garbage disposal or a clogged drain can wreak havoc on summer fun. There’s nothing worse than having your summer plans interrupted by a major plumbing issue. Let’s go over some common summer activities that can lead to Orange County plumbing problems.

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Important Questions For Kitchen Remodels & Plumbing

Monday, April 3rd, 2023

So you’ve decided it’s time to remodel that outdated bathroom in your home. The planning stage is an exciting one as you start looking at fixtures, flooring, and tiles. You might have had a reality check or two as you realize that you do have a budget that you’re trying to adhere to. 

It’s important to take longevity into consideration. After all, some poor choices from the past are possibly what has led to the need for a bathroom remodel in the first place. You’ll need to plan the entire project well to make sure you’re getting the maximum return on your investment, not just in expense but in ensuring that your new bathroom will meet your needs for years to come. 

In order to get the most out of your bathroom remodel, ask yourself these important questions before starting your project.

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The Case of the Disappearing Hot Water Supply

Monday, March 6th, 2023

Having access to a steady supply of hot water in your home isn’t a luxury; it’s a necessity not only for your comfort but for your health as well. Problems with your hot water supply can manifest in different ways. You may have no hot water in the shower but the sinks are fine. Your hot water might last for the first half of a shower then turn ice cold. Or perhaps the water never really gets hot and is constantly lukewarm.

It’s incredibly frustrating when the hot water keeps disappearing on you. To get to the bottom of these issues, you’ll need to call a professional plumbing technician to investigate. Let’s go over some of these strange cases of missing hot water so you’ll have an idea of what the problem could be.

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Why Black Sediment in Your Water Is Bad News

Monday, December 12th, 2022

If you’ve noticed black specks in your water and wondered what’s causing them, you’re not alone. In fact, one of the most common questions we get is from homeowners wanting to know if black sediment in their water is bad, and what can be done about it. 

The good news is these flecks aren’t a sign of major plumbing issues—most of the time. Here are some common causes of this problem, but to really find out what’s going on, you may need a professional plumber. You can trust our plumbers to diagnose what’s going on with your water system and provide solutions to fix it.

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What to Do In-Case of Plumbing Emergency

Monday, January 29th, 2018

Burst PipePlumbing problems are never fun to deal with, but some are quite a bit worse than others. A leaky faucet, for example, might be annoying but not urgent. A ruptured pipe rapidly turning your second floor into a marsh, on the other hand, is something that requires a bit quicker of a response. It’s relatively easy to contact a plumbing contractor if a plumbing emergency occurs during normal business hours. What do you do if it happens in the middle of the night, though? Read on to find out.

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Careful of These Plumbing Problems

Monday, January 1st, 2018

underwater-living-roomThere are a wide range of different plumbing problems that you need to know about if you want to keep your system safe. We don’t have enough space to address them all here, but we can certainly go over a few of the more common ones that you’re likely to encounter while using your plumbing system. If you know what to look for, you can call for repairs faster and maybe prevent some of the damage the issue would have done to your system.

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Why Trenchless Pipe Replacement is Preferable to Other Options

Monday, August 28th, 2017

water-lineThere are a number of pipes that run under your property to your home, where they connect to the rest of the plumbing system. Of these pipes, the two most important are your water and sewer lines. Without these, your plumbing system would not be able to function. If you use natural gas in your home, the gas line is another pipe that falls into this category. All of these pipes present a rather unique problem. They’re important to the operation of your home, but they’re quite difficult to get to under normal circumstances. This means if they break and need replacement, they can cause major headaches for everyone involved. Fortunately, there is an easy way to replace damaged water, sewer, and gas pipes. Let’s take a look at the advantages of trenchless pipe replacement.

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