The holiday seasons are upon us. Your home’s drains are going to be doing a lot of extra work. Are they up to the challenge? And what happens when they’re not? Clogged drains are one of the most common plumbing problems homeowners experience during this time of year. Here are a few tips to prevent a clogged drain from ruining your holiday festivities and what to do if your drains do get clogged.
Clogged Kitchen Sink Drain
Clogged drains are one of the most common holiday home plumbing problems. Kitchen sinks can become clogged when we:
- Try to…
Batch water heaters, also called reservoir water heaters, are the most common type of home water heater in Carlsbad, CA. While they are less expensive than other types of home water heaters, they do have a number of disadvantages, including a useful lifespan of only about ten years. If it’s time for you to replace that old reservoir water heater, you may want to consider an alternative: a tankless water heater.
More and more Carlsbad, CA homeowners are opting to replace their old batch water heaters with the tankless variety. Tankless water heaters – aka on-demand, instantaneous, instant-on, continuous flow, inline, or flash – water heaters can be more expensive but provide…
A garbage disposal unit is an electronic device installed under a kitchen sink between the drain and trap. Rotating blades inside the unit, powered by an electric motor, are used to shred food waste into pieces small enough to pass through a home’s plumbing system. They are useful appliances found in many home kitchens.
These units get a lot of use. Over time, this heavy use causes wear and tear to the unit, affecting performance. A damaged or faulty electrical motor is among the most common garbage disposal problems. “Humming” is a warning sign that a garbage disposal’s motor…
Water damage restoration technicians categorize home water damage based on the source of the water that caused the damage. There are three categories: clean, gray, and black. Which category of water damage your home falls into will have a big impact on repair and restoration efforts.
In this third post, we’re going to take a look at Category 3 “black” water damage, the most severe type of water damage.
What is Category 3 “Black” Water Damage?
Water damage is categorized according to the…
Many people ask our team if the mold that grows inside of walls can harm you or cause illness.
Yes, that is the response. Exposure to mold can have a number of unpleasant side effects that pose a serious threat to the health of your family. Walls with dangerous mold should be repaired right away. The good news is that is skilled at finding and removing mold within walls. In addition, we have training and expertise in mold removal. To get rid of every spore and protect your family, our technicians always follow the prescribed procedure.
There are many ways a home can suffer water damage. If your home has been damaged by water, it’s important to call a water damage restoration specialist as soon as possible after the damage has occurred. The longer you wait, the more difficult the repair and restoration process will be.
Water damage restoration professionals categorize home water damage according to the condition and source of the water that caused the damage. There are three categories: clean, gray, and black. In this…
The pipes that make up your home’s plumbing were made to last, but not to last forever. They’ll eventually begin to wear out and start to fail. This can cause all kinds of problems, including:
- Leaking pipes
- Slab leaks
- Low water pressure
- Strange-tasting, smelling, or colored water
- Water damage
If you live in an older home and you’ve been experiencing these problems, it may be time to get your home’s piping system replaced. Re-piping is the process of removing all your home’s old, failing pipes and replacing them with new ones.
Factors That Cause Your Home’s Pipes to Fail
Age is one of the biggest…
When plumbers assess the water damage to a home in Oceanside, CA, they assign the damage to one of three categories: clean, gray, or black. These categories are based on the type of water that does the damage. Costs associated with water damage to your home will vary greatly depending on the category in which it falls.
In this post, we’re going to focus on Category 1 “clean” water damage.
What is Category 1 “Clean” Water Damage?
Category 1 is the least severe…
A bathtub is one of the most important plumbing fixtures in our homes. To do its job, your bathtub needs to be able to fill with water, hold that water while a person bathes, and then allow it to drain out afterward. Here are five reasons why your bathtub isn’t doing its job and how to fix it:
Leaking Bathtub Faucet
A leaking faucet is one of the most common bathtub problems. Many bathtub leaks are caused by a worn washer. Bathtub faucet washers are easy to replace. If the leak continues, you may want to consider replacing…
In addition to being stressful, plumbing problems can also be very expensive and time-consuming to fix. Not to mention how much discomfort they can cause your family.
Today at , we want to give you the ideal checklist you can use to check your home’s plumbing and make sure it’s always in good condition.
Plumbing problems sometimes abruptly get so bad that they almost count as catastrophic. However, regular inspections of your important plumbing fixtures can help you spot new problems and take care of them before they become emergencies.
Naturally, you should focus your inspection checklist on the bathroom and kitchen since…