AZ Air Conditioning and Heating Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Plumbing’

Have You Thought About a Water Filtration System?

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Worker hands fixing heating systemWe have terrific civic water systems in Los Angeles, CA, and we can safely depend on clean water for drinking and cooking in most cases. However, our civic sewer systems aren’t set up to take a lot of water, and this winter, the rains have returned in earnest. That puts the entire system under strain, and the chances of contaminated water getting through into your home goes up.

That’s a big concern when the rains fall as heavily as they are right now, but luckily you have some options in dealing with them. Water filtration systems installed in your home by trained professionals can provide an extra level of protection for you and your family alike. Here’s a brief list of a few options for you to consider.

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Be Careful of Pouring These Foods Down the Drain

Monday, November 28th, 2016

The holidays mean lots of gatherings, lots of friends and family, and lots of cooking. As we get closer to Christmas, you’re apt to be using your kitchen a lot in the next few weeks. But in your hustle and bustle to prepare the perfect meal, keep an eye out for foods that should not go down the drain. They can result in stubborn clogs or even damage your garbage disposal if you aren’t careful. We see a lot of repair calls caused by the wrong foods here in Thousand Oaks, CA, and we firmly believe that an ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure. Here’s a list of foods you should toss in the regular trash instead of down the kitchen drain.

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Signs That You Have a Plumbing Leak

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Plumbing leaks rank among the most common repair calls we take here in Burbank, CA, and when your plumbing system springs a leak, we can be there in a flash. In and of themselves, plumbing leaks are fairly easy for a trained plumber to repair. Trouble arises when those leaks go undetected for a lengthy period of time. It’s one thing to spot water spreading out across your kitchen floor. But what about small leaks in the pipes in your walls, or underground around your property? They can go on for weeks or even months, damaging drywall and other key components in your household.

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Trust a Professional Plumber with Repairs

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Homeowners need to exercise a certain amount of self-sufficiency, and this is true in Los Angeles, CA no less than it is anywhere else. You wouldn’t call in a professional to change a light bulb, for example. Why would you for a minor plumbing problem like a clog or a leak? In point of fact, however, plumbing constitutes a far more complex problem than many household chores, and a store-bought solution rarely solves the problem the way you need it to. You should always trust a professional plumber with repairs to your system. Why? We have a short list of reasons below:

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Common Clogs in your Bathroom

Monday, April 11th, 2016

The bathroom is the most plumbing-intensive area of your home, with at least three fixtures that rely on your plumbing system: the sink, the toiler and the shower/bath. As such, clogs in this part of the home are more common than anywhere else. More importantly, they can bring life screeching to a halt, since the bathroom is pretty much where you start and end each day. A trained plumber here in Rancho Palos Verdes will be able to fix the clog fairly easily, but it helps if you understand how they form and why they may differ slightly depending upon the outlet.

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Do I Have a Plumbing Leak?

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Plumbing leaks are the most basic problems plumbers face, and if a good service company can’t resolve them quickly, they should probably find some other way to make a living. But homeowners have a much more difficult challenge when dealing with plumbing leaks: detecting them in the first place. A leak that takes place under your sink or results in a lot of obvious water is easy to spot, and actually can be preferable to other kinds of leaks in most situations. A leak that takes place in the crawlspace of your walls and similar locations, however, can go on for weeks or even months before you spot it, and cause all kinds of damage in the process. Here in Santa Clarita, CA a good plumbing service can fix the problem quickly, but first, you need to spot the less than obvious signs that there’s a leak.

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Steps to Take if You Get Your Water from a Well

Monday, February 1st, 2016

We live in one of the biggest metropolitan areas in the country, but not every homeowner is connected to the civic systems of Los Angeles, CA. In some cases, homes in more remote parts of Southern California rely on well water and water from similar sources for drinking and cleaning in your home. Wells make a strong choice for homes that can’t conveniently access the civic grid, but there are steps that need to be taken to keep the water potable and safe.  If you get your water from a well or similar source, you would be well-advised to follow the steps below.

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Install an Automatic Shut-Off Valve Today!

Monday, December 21st, 2015

We live in Los Angeles, CA, where plumbing problems such as frozen pipes rarely happen. That makes many homeowners assume that leaks aren’t an issue, or that they occur infrequently at best. In fact, plumbing leaks are some of the biggest issues we encounter here, and in many cases homeowners aren’t even aware of them until they have caused a great deal of damage. You can avoid all of that with the installation of an automatic shut-off valve from a trained plumbing professional. With one in place, you can save a lot of worry, as well as keeping your home safe from leaks of all varieties. Here’s how it works.

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Watch What You Throw Down Your Drain this Holiday Season

Monday, November 30th, 2015

The holidays are here in Los Angeles, CA and that means your kitchen sink is likely to see a lot more activity. Holiday meals mean extensive preparation, and if you’re a fan of Christmas cookies and other baked goods, you’ll probably be cooking them as well. That means a lot of food getting washed down the drain, and while garbage disposals can take care of most of it, you need to watch what does down there this holiday season. Some food can’t be processed by a garbage disposal, and may create problems with the mechanism itself, while others can cause clogs in the pipes further on down the line. A good plumber can solve those issues for you, but it’s usually better to avoid them in the first place. Here’s a short list of food you shouldn’t throw down your drain.

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Problems Caused by High Water Pressure

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Your pipes and plumbing system are among the most important components of your house, and as a responsible homeowner, you want to do everything you can to keep them functioning as they should. This can involve addressing problems you never knew existed before, such as high water pressure in your pipes. Ideally the water pressure should be about 80 psi (pounds per square inch), though your system can likely handle the occasional surge higher. Routinely high water pressure, however, can cause a number of serious issues. Resolving them usually means a trained technician installing a pressure regulation valve (PRV) in your home. Before you think you don’t need such a valve, here’s a breakdown of the problems caused by high water pressure.

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