Saddleback Plumbing Heating & Air Blog: Posts Tagged ‘San Juan Capistrano’

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

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

Monday, 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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Concerned About a Broken AC Emergency? Here Are Some Tips

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020
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We just passed through the first serious heatwave of the year in Southern California, with temperatures in some areas hitting 100°F. This week will be cooler, but we’re all going to be on our toes now for more heat spikes—and putting our air conditioners to work regularly to make indoor life manageable.

If you have worries about your air conditioner malfunctioning and failing during the approaching heat, you are not alone. People are more concerned than ever about ensuring they have a comfortable household. Even the best care and the finest air conditioning system cannot ensure a problem-free summer. If you’re faced with a busted AC, we have some helpful tips. (An important reminder: before it gets any hotter, schedule air conditioning maintenance with our technicians—the best way to keep an AC in robust shape all summer.)

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Some Unusual Clogs That Can Affect Your Drains

Monday, January 28th, 2019

toilet-plumbing-concerned-womanDrain clogs are just about as common a problem as can affect the plumbing in a home. The usual culprits for clogged or slow drains are hair clogs, FOG (fats, oils, and grease), hard water minerals, soap scum, food, and more serious problems with the sewer line. If you can’t clear out a clog using a plunger or a basic hand-cranked drain snake, then it’s recommended you call for a plumber in San Juan Capistrano, CA who’s licensed and equipped to take care of the problem.

We have a long history with drain cleaning and unclogging, so we’ve seen many of the more … unusual things that can clog up drains. In this post, we’re going to look at some of these odder sources of blocked drains. Some may sound bizarre, but any of them could happen to you—and any of them we can fix.

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Why You Should Never Use Store Bought Drain Cleaners

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

Corroded-PipesWhat’s the first thing that you do when you notice that your drain has clogged? Probably reach for the bottle of drain cleaner under the sink right? What if I told you that is actually doing more harm to your drain than good? Store bought drain cleaners may clean out your drains pretty well, but they do it at a pretty significant cost. One that most people are paying without realizing it. Read on to find out more about why it’s so important that you schedule professional drain cleaning services whenever you notice a clog in your system, instead of reaching for the bottle of drain cleaner.

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Signs You Need Drain Cleaning

Monday, August 13th, 2018

DrainDrain cleaning is one of the best things that you can do to ensure the health of your drains. Professional drain cleaning, that is. You absolutely shouldn’t use store bought drain cleaning solutions if you want to keep your drain pipes in good shape. That’s because store bought drain cleaners make use of a lot of caustic chemicals that are just as bad for your drain pipes as they are for the clog itself. Professional drain cleaning services clean out the clog, without harming your drain pipes in the process. If you’re unsure of when to call for professional drain cleaning services, check out the list below to help you make your decision.

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Follow These Tips to Keep Your Plumbing System Healthy

Monday, May 7th, 2018

Plumbing-MaintenanceIt can be difficult to keep a plumbing system in top condition for a long period of time. Most of the system is out of sight, and therefore out of mind. People tend not to think about their plumbing at all until it stops working for whatever reason. Still, we recommend making sure that your plumbing system stays healthy as best you can. You’ll save more money on repairs in the long run, and you won’t have to worry so much about things like water damage or not being able to take a shower. Follow the tips below to make sure that your plumbing system keeps serving you well for many years to come.

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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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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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How to Tell if You Need Plumbing Repairs

Monday, November 6th, 2017

underwater-living-roomPlumbing problems are some of the most difficult to detect, which makes maintaining your plumbing system quite difficult at times. By the time that you realize that your plumbing system is experiencing some kind of problem, it may be too late to prevent much of the damage caused by whatever the issue is. The best way to catch problems quickly enough to resolve them before they do any damage is to schedule preventive maintenance. However, if you know what to look for you can still identify some issues before they cause too much damage. Read on to find out some of the ways that you can identify issues with your plumbing system without professional training or equipment.

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