Finding the Right Ice Maker for Your Needs

April 19, 2019

Finding the Right Ice Maker for Your Needs

Spring is here (finally), which means it’s time to start planning your warmer weather activities. One thing you’ll want to make sure is in tiptop share is your ice maker. Having a working ice maker means easier access to cold beverages for you and your guests, and not having to worry about making ice cubes or potentially running out.

What time of ice do you need?

Crushed Ice/Pellet Ice

This type of ice is popular for an icy drink. They are also good for drinks that you might be looking to dilute, since the small pieces melt quickly.

Crescent Cubes


Summer Plumbing Issues

April 16, 2019

Summer Plumbing Issues

Good news – summer is on the way! Bad news – new plumbing issues might arise. Backyard pool parties, cookouts, and sprinkler systems are fun summer activities, but your plumbing might be suffering from all the extra use. The below tips will help you prep your home and plumbing systems for summer, so that you can enjoy the warm weather activities without any downtown.

Clogged Toilets

With kids not in school and friends coming by for backyard parties, your toilets will be working harder and getting more use. Make sure to teach your friends and family – especially children – not to waste toilet paper by using too…

Plumbing Myths Debunked

April 12, 2019

Plumbing Myths Debunked

We all walk around with certain ideas about how things work, and we believe our ideas are true. Maybe we grew up seeing our parents doing certain things around the house and just assumed that was how a specific task got done. Below are some plumbing myths, debunked! Some of these might even surprise you!

A Brick in the Tank of the Toilet Will Save Money

Some sources say that putting a brick in your toilet tank can save water. But in reality, doing that can actually keep your toilet from flushing properly. If you need your toilet to perform better and more efficiently, you might want to look…

Have A Plumbing Inspection Before Buying a Home

April 9, 2019

Have A Plumbing Inspection Before Buying a Home

A home inspection is a necessary step when buying a house. There are certain areas that always get inspected, and it gives you an overview of the state of your new home. But, if you want to know what the state of the plumbing, you should get a plumbing inspection as well. Below we’ve provided information on what a plumbing inspection is, and what it entails.

Asking A Professional

We highly recommend consulting with a plumbing professional when requesting a plumbing inspection. Many new home owners fail to notice serious plumbing problems because of their inexperience with both…

6 Tools for all DIY Plumbing Needs

April 5, 2019

6 Tools for all DIY Plumbing Needs

Hiring a reputable plumbing company is always recommended over trying to fix an issue by yourself, but some easier tasks can be done with the right tools. Being prepared with the right tool box means keeping an emergency situation from getting worse or even fixing an easy clog yourself. Below we have 6 tools that all homes should have, whether you love the DIY projects or always call an expert.

Pipe Wrench

Since you would usually use one wrench to keep your work stable and the other wrench to focus on turning, having two is recommend. A pipe wrench is…

5 Ways to Have Better Plumbing

April 2, 2019

5 Ways to Have Better Plumbing

Plumbing is something that you use everyday, multiple times a day. You probably aren’t even aware of how often plumbing affects your daily life. The below 5 plumbing changes and upgrades are good for your home and the environment. Ideally, your plumbing should be working efficiently so that it doesn’t cause you issues and it also doesn’t create excess waste.

Be Environmentally Conscious

We don’t think about it, but water is a limited resource. We use it so much that we don’t realize it’s a natural resource that should not be wasted. If you decide to upgrade your kitchen, bathroom or laundry…

Is It Better to Repair Your Hot Water Heater or Replace It?

March 21, 2019

Is It Better to Repair Your Hot Water Heater or Replace It?It’s not uncommon for water heaters to have minor leaks or issues. You might think that when an issue arises, it’s time for a water heater replacement. But, in many cases the water heater can be repaired. Repairing the water heater is usually good option if it’s less than 10 years old and is also in generally good condition. Our team at 1st Choice Plumbing, Heating and Air can help you figure out if a repair if possible. We’ve been helping homeowners with water heater reapair in Carlsbad, CA for years. Repairing a water heater is usually more budget friendly…

Signs That It’s Time for a New Bathroom Faucet

March 19, 2019

Signs That It’s Time for a New Bathroom FaucetThe bathroom faucet gets used on a daily basis in most homes, especially if the bathtub has a shower attached to it. Most of the time, the fixtures in the bathroom work seamlessly and don’t give you any issues. But, when they aren’t working well you notice it immediately and it can put a major wrench into your daily routine.  Below you’ll learn about the signs look for that will tell you it’s time replace you bath faucet.

Regular Dripping

If your bathtub faucet is dripping regularly, something might be wrong. It doesn’t seem like a big deal, but regularly dripping faucets can increase your…

Learn About Our Plumber Services in Carlsbad, CA

March 18, 2019

Learn About Our Plumber Services in Carlsbad, CAThe team at 1st Choice Plumbing Heating and Air provides plumbing and HVAC services to residential customers. You can rely on our licensed plumbers and highly trained HVAC technicians to offer personalized solutions that address your specific needs.


Our customers enjoy working with us for the following reasons:

  • Free quotes and fair, upfront pricing
  • Friendly, knowledgeable staff
  • Same day or next day service

We provide heating, cooling, drain, and plumbing services in Carlsbad, CA.


Your home’s plumbing needs to work well for you and your family everyday. As soon as you start to notice an issue with your plumbing, give us a call for fast and reliable…

Easy Ways to Reduce Your Water Usage

March 18, 2019

Easy Ways to Reduce Your Water Usage

Modern day plumbing does more than allow you to take hot showers and easily wash all your dishes with the touch of a button. Plumbing has a much greater importance, and it’s based on allowing us to stay healthy. In fact, many of the amenities you have in your home and use as second nature are not available many places worldwide. Without basic plumbing systems, a community’s overall health and environment can be at risk.

The World Plumbing Council shares some worldwide stats with us:

• 3 in 10 people worldwide lack access to safe, readily available water in their…