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Archive: November 2013

Shower Wall Leak in Sacramento

Published on November 18, 2013

Awareness of Leak Signs Would Help to Reduce Increased Damage Any sort of leak inside your bathroom walls can do a great deal of damage, leading to the need of an extensive excavation. If drywall has to be torn out, it could be several days before it can be replaced because you’d have to wait until your plumbing dries. This is why it is very important that you are alert to the signs of a possible leak behind your shower. If you notice paint or wallpaper beginning to peel, you see water accumulating  | Read More » |

Sink Replacement in Sacramento

Published on November 18, 2013

Sink Replacement Today, Remodel Tomorrow A customer called us to report that her kitchen sink had cracked. A few days before calling, she said her son had placed a hot plate in the sink without first cooling it off with water. She didn’t notice anything more than some discoloration at first, but then the crack developed. It progressed to the point where she wanted the sink replaced, so we installed a new one for her. Kitchen sinks are extremely durable in most instances, but can crack if something  | Read More » |

Sewer Backup in Sacramento

Published on November 18, 2013

Ask a Sacramento Plumber:  Should I Get a Plumbing Home Inspection Before Purchasing a New Home? A customer had just bought a new home, and had only been in it a few weeks before this problem occurred. We were able to find the source of the clog and clear it, and his smelly problem was quickly resolved. If you are thinking of purchasing a home it would probably be a very good idea to have the plumbing checked before you sign on the dotted line. A professional can provide a thorough inspection of  | Read More » |

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 » |

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