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Archive: November 2013

Water Heater Repair in Sacramento, CA

Published on November 28, 2013

Faulty Pilot Light One Common Problem Water Heaters Experience A customer called because the pilot light on his hot water tank was not staying on. He said for a the past few days he had to light it every time he wanted to use it and it would always go out soon after. Having a water heater that’s broken is a real nuisance – mainly because no one likes to be without hot water. But having a faulty pilot light is only one of the things that can go wrong with your water heater over time. Here  | Read More » |

Leak Detection and Repair in Sacramento, CA

Published on November 26, 2013

Ask a Sacramento Plumber: Which Leak Detection Methods Will Help Find the Source? In this particular instance, the customer was having a problem with her garage roof. She noticed that there was a water stain on the garage ceiling. Because a garage roof is only so big – different from a home that probably has a larger roof – it may not be quite as hard to track down the source. So regardless of where you see the leak stain, here are some ways that should help you track down where it’s  | Read More » |

Pipe Repair in Sacramento, CA

Published on November 21, 2013

Age, Tree Roots, and Corrosion all Reasons for Repairing your Failing Pipes Pipes can fail for several different reasons. Either they develop leaks due to age or other factors such as the intrusion of tree roots, or they corrode and break over time. There are other instances where excessive water pressure can cause a pipe to disintegrate. In this particular job we repaired a plumbing line using our trenchless technology. This advanced method of pipe repair allows us to fix plumbing without having  | Read More » |

Sacramento Water Heater Repair

Published on November 19, 2013

Ask a Sacramento Plumber: How to Reduce the Risk of Serious Flood Damage Your water heater’s shut off valve is very important. If a problem develops and you can’t turn off the water supply, the area where your water heater is located could be seriously damaged due to flooding. If you are handy with tools you should be able to take care of this job yourself. Turn off your water heater. If you have a gas model, shut the gas supply. If it is electric, turn it off at both the unit and the circuit  | Read More » |

Ask a Sacramento Plumber: How to Identify and Repair Water Leaks

Published on November 18, 2013

Damp Spots in Your Yard Sign of Leak in Outside Drain Lines If you have a reduction in your home’s water pressure or you notice damp or weak spots in your yard, then you may have a leak in your outside drain lines. Another sign is if your water bill is unexpectedly high. We use several different methods of detecting leaks. These advanced methods allow us to pinpoint the cause of a leak without having to tear up your landscaping, walkways or driveway. Until recently, plumbers had to not only excavate  | Read More » |

Water Heater Leak in Sacramento

Published on November 18, 2013

Water Heater Replacement vs. Water Heater Repair A water heater leak is usually a sign that you need to have your unit replaced. However, there are some instances where you may be able to have your model repaired. There may be a problem with the temperature and pressure relief valve. Either the valve isn’t closing properly because it is defective, or the water heater temperature is too high. The other possible cause is that the water pressure is too high for the unit. Make sure your water  | Read More » |

Garbage Disposal Repair in Sacramento

Published on November 18, 2013

You May Just Need to Have Your Blades Sharpened While many people think that they will need to replace their garbage disposal if they have any sort of problem, there are actually many issues that can be addressed with fairly simple repairs. If your unit is draining slowly or water is backing up into the sink, then it is probably jammed. Turn the power off at the circuit breaker and shine a flashlight into the disposal to see if you can locate the obstruction. You may just have a spoon, knife or fork  | Read More » |

Sewer Line Clean Out in Sacramento

Published on November 18, 2013

Ask a Sacramento Plumber: Sewer Line Drain Cleaning and Clean Out A sewer clean out is the area where you, a plumber, or a city worker can access your sewer line. It is usually located along the area of the sewer line that connects your home’s plumbing line to the city sewer system. It is important that your clean out is properly maintained so that it can be easily accessed in the event of an emergency. You first need to determine, obviously, where your clean out is located. Give us a call at  | Read More » |

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