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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 » |

Water Heater Replacement in Sacramento

Published on November 18, 2013

Ask a Sacramento Plumber:  What Factors Should I Consider When Choosing a New Water Heater? If you are having problems with your water heater, such as a leak at the base of the tank or a lack of hot water, then you should seriously consider purchasing a new one. Here are some of the considerations that you should take into account before deciding on your new model: First, make sure that your old water heater cannot be repaired. If it has a leaking valve or a bad heating element, then you may be  | Read More » |

Toilet Replacement in Sacramento

Published on November 18, 2013

Ask a Sacramento Plumber: Is A Crack in the Toilet Bowl an Obvious Sign of Replacement? If you are thinking of either repairing or replacing your toilet, there are various rules of thumb you can follow to make your decision easier. If you have to have your toilet repaired on a regular basis, it would probably make more economic sense to get a new one. While most toilet repairs can be performed by do-it-yourselfers, they still require an investment of time as well as money. You may be better off in  | Read More » |

Shower Drain Clogs in Sacramento

Published on November 18, 2013

Hair and Soap Most Common Causes of Shower Clogs There are a lot of reasons why a clog can develop in your shower. Hair and soap are the most common culprits. When soap scum gets into your drainpipe it can stick to the sides of your plumbing and catch any hair that goes down the drain. You can install a trap to keep hair from going down your pipes, but you’ll need to make sure you clean it periodically. When we get a call for this type of problem, the first thing we typically do is use a plumber’s  | Read More » |

Slab Leaks in Sacramento

Published on November 18, 2013

Ask a Sacramento Plumber: Video Camera Sent in Pipes to Determine Exact Location of Leak A man was trying to sell his home and had an inspection performed. The inspector saw discoloration in kitchen flooring and wanted to see if there was some sort of leak in the home’s pipes. One of the ways that we check for leaks is by sending a video camera through pipes. This camera is attached to a flexible cable and sent through plumbing. It transmits a high resolution image to a monitor, which our plumber  | Read More » |

Toilet Clogs in Sacramento

Published on November 18, 2013

Ask a Sacramento Plumber: Never Know What You’ll Find as the Cause of a Clog You’d be surprised at what we find when we are called to a home to remove a toilet obstruction. It’s not at all uncommon to see toothbrushes and even small children’s toys in a sewer line. In this case, the customer’s toilet was clogged with paper towels. If you have an obstruction in your toilet, your first instinct may be to use a plunger. Make sure that you don’t use too much force if you choose this option,  | Read More » |

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