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Shower Head Leak and Replacement in Sacramento

Published on November 18, 2013

Corrosion on Shower Head Probably Means Replacement Necessary A customer called us because her shower head had developed a leak. A shower head will typically leak when the inside components deteriorate as a result of age. A shower head is under a great deal of water pressure when in use, and this pressure can lead to leaking. If you check your shower and the head and connecting arm are tight, then you’ll probably need a plumber to remove both components. You’ll more than likely need a replacement  | Read More » |

Drain Cleaning in Sacramento

Published on November 18, 2013

Ask a Sacramento Plumber:  How to Avoid Drain Clogs We received a call from a customer who said his shower was draining slowly and he was unable to find the reason for the clog. He said he didn’t want to work on the drain himself because he didn’t want to take the risk of making the problem worse. That is a smart thing to do because you don’t want to accidentally turn a small problem into a larger one. A shower drain will usually be clogged due to soap scum, hair and other debris.  | Read More » |

Pipe Lining in Sacramento

Published on November 18, 2013

Ask a Sacramento Plumber:  Is Pipe Lining a Good, Affordable Option for Pipe Repair? Are you worried about how your going to afford a pipe replacement if something were to go wrong? Well, in some instances, replacement is not necessary. In many cases – if you have old piping, damaged/corroded pipes, or a sewer main problem – you would be better off a replacement to save yourself continuous costly repairs in the future. However, there are a coupe things that can be done to fix some minor  | Read More » |

Main Drain Line Snaking in Sacramento

Published on November 18, 2013

Clogged Drain Line a Common Problem A clogged drain line is one of the most common problems we deal with, so if this is an issue you’re having – you are not alone! In one particular case, a customer was not having any luck clearing the clog himself, so he asked us to bring out a snake. A snake, also called an auger, is designed to remove blockages from larger pipes such as a main drain line. It consists of a flexible metal cable that goes through the line to reach the clogged area. While  | Read More » |

Sewer Replacement in Sacramento

Published on November 18, 2013

Clean Out Important for Servicing the Sewer Lateral The previous repairman stated that the customer did not have a clean out, so he cleared out a clog by tapping into the line. However, four years later, the man had another backup, did some digging in his yard and found that he actually did have a clean out. The clean out was worn, however, and the man wanted it replaced. We provided the replacement and it worked normally. A clean out is a point of access, so the sewer lateral – the area between  | Read More » |

Leak Detection in Sacramento

Published on November 18, 2013

Video Camera Inspection Will Pinpoint Exact Location of Leak A customer said she received a letter from the installer of her irrigation system stating that the amount of water she was using had escalated. She checked her gauge outside and the dial was moving even though the system was not being used. This is a clear indication you have a leak somewhere in your system. Our plumbing experts found the source of the leak, repaired it, and her system was back to normal. Besides having a higher water bill  | Read More » |

Water Heater Installation in Sacramento

Published on November 18, 2013

Having No Hot Water a Sign You Might Need a New Water Heater A customer reported that there was no hot water in her home. When we arrived, we determined that the customer would be much better off if she had a new water heater installed. The unit she had in her home was 15 years old and showing signs of extensive wear. She agreed, we put in the new unit, and she once again had a steady flow of hot water. There are several signs that a water heater will typically provide before it fails completely: Age:  | Read More » |

Garbage Disposal Replacement in Sacramento

Published on November 18, 2013

To Keep Your Disposal for Longer, Read This List of What Not to Do A garbage disposal is one of those appliances that you can easily take for granted until you have a problem. One of our customers called us because his disposal continually backed up and he became tired of having to keep clearing it of clogs. These are a great convenience for any home… when they work. In order to avoid costly repairs and replacements, here are some things you should absolutely not do when it comes to your disposal: Don’t  | Read More » |

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