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Ask a Sacramento Leak Detection Expert: What Causes Pipes to Leak?

Published on December 12, 2013

Corrosion and Rapid Temperature Changes Possible Causes of Your Leaking Pipes   Is it really enough to know only that you have a leak in your home? At Boyd Plumbing, we don’t think so. We want you to know that it’s important for you, as a homeowner, to understand what makes that happen. Is it because of the material the pipes are made out of? Is something wrong with the water that’s flowing through the pipes? Is it just a random, unfortunate occurrence? Sit tight – we’ll  | Read More » |

Ask a Sacramento Plumbing Expert How to Detect a Slab Leak

Published on December 10, 2013

Do You Recognize the Signs of a Slab Leak?   Have you thought very much about slab leaks before? It’s okay if you haven’t in the past, but now you probably should. And a good starting place is learning what a slab leak is – it’s a leak in one of the water lines that runs below the concrete floor and makes its way up through the foundation, into your home. If it sounds horrible, that’s because, unfortunately, it is. Leaving a slab leak unattended for too long results  | Read More » |

Pipe Repair vs. Replacement: Which Will You Need in Your Sacramento Home?

Published on December 5, 2013

Older Home? Constant Pipe Repairs? If So, You Are Better Off Getting a Replacement   Knowing you have a plumbing problem in your home probably causes you quite a bit of stress, especially if the issue involves your sewer or water main line. Just because you are having a plumbing problem, doesn’t necessarily mean you need to repipe your entire home. There are some instances where repairs will easily do the trick. But, of course, sometimes your situation will call for a pipe replacement. So,  | Read More » |

Leak Detection Methods to Find Leaks in Your Sacramento Home

Published on December 3, 2013

Video Inspections Most Preferred Method of Leak Detection   Whether you are a rookie or a veteran home owner, you know the damage a leak can cause if left undetected. You probably also know the common signs you have a leak – wet spots, a high water bill, etc. But, finding that leak is a little bit more difficult. Because your plumbing is made up of so many different pipes that go in all sorts of directions, it’s hard for the layman to pinpoint a leak’s exact location. Fortunately,  | Read More » |

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 » |

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