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5 Ways a Home Repipe can Save Your Monthly Water Bill

Your monthly water bill can get quite high – especially when you live in California and you’re doing everything you can to beat the heat or to save your plants during yet another drought. You might try to conserve water by doing things like setting up rain barrels or...

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A Full Guide to a Whole House Repipe

Your plumbing system is much more than your pipes. You may update your toilet so that it is powerful enough to flush anything you put inside but economical enough that it only uses as much water as needed. Or you may put in a kitchen sink that can scour pots and pans...

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What’s that Sound? Potential Causes of a Noisy Toilet

Other than when you flush it and it fills back up, your toilet shouldn’t be making any noise. It should be the strong silent type as it awaits your next needs. It should be as bland as its white shell, and it should fade into the background. If your toilet starts...

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Non-Invasive Leak Detection to Avoid Plumbing Mishaps

Leaks can cause major damage to your home if they are not repaired quickly. Even small leaks can create extensive damage if given enough time. Yet you may not even know that you have a leak since your plumbing is hidden in your walls, crawl space, and other...

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Home Repipe Guide: Preparing for a Plumbing Catastrophe

You take good care of your plumbing. You don’t put food scraps or hair down the drain. You take steps to keep the pipes from freezing when the temperatures drop. You get regular inspections to make sure that everything is in good shape. But no matter what you do, time...

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The Potential Disasters Caused by Pipe Corrosion

“Pipe corrosion” is never something that a homeowner wants to hear. You may not know what problems pipe corrosion can cause, but you likely have a feeling that fixing it will be time-consuming and expensive. And you’d be right. Corrosion of metal pipes can cause...

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3 Ways Hard Water Can Mean Failure for Your Plumbing

Water may move freely and feel silky in your hands, but it can be hard. And, no, we’re not talking about when it freezes to become ice. Water can become hard when it has excessive amounts of minerals like calcium, magnesium, and iron in it. These minerals are good for...

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Why You Should Exercise Caution When Using Flushable Wipes

Flushable wipes are very popular right now. They make it easy to clean up after you use the toilet, leaving you with a clean and refreshed feeling. They can also help you save on toilet paper since you don’t have to wipe as many times to get the same results. Though...

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Why Store-Bought Cleaners May be Harming Your Pipes

Clogged drains are a common plumbing problem. Too much hair collects in the shower drain, and you find yourself standing in a pool of water while you’re taking a shower. Too much food or grease ends up going down the kitchen sink drain, and you can’t get the sink to...

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Essential Factors to Consider When Repiping Your Home

Repiping your home in Los Angeles can seem like a huge and overwhelming undertaking. While it is an important job and it can come with a big price tag, you shouldn’t feel intimidated by it. Learning about the process can help you understand it better, which can help...

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Spring Cleaning Tips: Start with a Home Repipe

When you think of spring cleaning, you probably think of things like scrubbing the baseboards or clearing out the cabinets so you can give them a good wash. You might even start going through the things in the attic or the basement, really determined to clean your...

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Water Conservation Hacks that Can Lower Your Monthly Bill

You use water almost as much as you use electricity. If you’re not careful, you can spend a lot of money each money on your water. Taking measures to cut back the water you use can help you save a lot of money over time – as well as to conserve natural resources so...

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Shower Valves and the Importance they Serve for Your Plumbing

The water that comes out of your shower has more to do with the parts you can’t see than the shower head you choose. Specifically, there are valves that control the flow and the temperature of your water, and if these valves are damaged or improperly balanced, they...

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The Incredible Benefits of Repiping Your Home

Your plumbing system will last a long time with proper maintenance and care. But even the best TLC can’t stop the effects of time, and if your system is a few decades old, it may be time to consider re-piping. You may want to avoid thinking about re-piping since it is...

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4 Things You Should Know before a Home Repipe

Most people don’t think about their plumbing until there is a problem, so they don’t know much about how the system works. The concept of re-piping usually just sounds like a big, scary, and expensive job to most. By educating yourself about your home’s piping, you...

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6 Hacks to Keep Your Pipes Intact

Repairing your plumbing can be quite expensive, but you don’t really have a better choice. You can’t very well go without clean drinking water or regular showers. Once your plumbing breaks down, you have to fix it. You may not be able to avoid making repairs once they...

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Pinhole Leaks and the Dangers They Pose

Copper was the material of choice for plumbing pipes for a long time. The metal is strong and durable, and it was considered an ideal choice for a plumbing system with longevity. However, we have learned a lot since then, and we know now that copper is vulnerable to...

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5 Things that Can Compromise the Integrity of Your Pipes

You need to do all you can to maintain the integrity of your pipes. Healthy pipes will last you longer, so you don’t have to repipe as frequently. With healthy pipes, you will also have fewer repairs, which will save you a lot of money and prevent damage to your home....

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Slab Leak Prevention: What Can You Do?

Slab leaks can be some of the worst plumbing problems to deal with. The leaks start under your concrete slab, so you don’t even know that there is a problem until there is extensive damage. Repairing your concrete foundation can cost thousands of dollars and put you...

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Old Pipes in an Aging Home

It’s a big trend right now to buy older homes. These homes have unique designs and features that you just can’t find in newer homes. Plus, the rise of home improvement programming has made everyone want to be a property flipper. Amateurs everywhere are trying to find...

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Old Home, Lead Pipes: What Do You Do?

Lead pipes used to be used in homes for plumbing. Lead is a strong material that is durable and resistant to corrosion. At the same time, lead is malleable enough that it can be easily installed. It was an ideal choice for plumbing. That is until we discovered that it...

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How to Know When It’s Time for a Repipe

You usually know when there’s a problem with your plumbing and you need to hire a plumber to make some repairs. But you may not know that you’re putting a band aid on a larger problem. You may not realize that your plumbing system is actually experiencing major...

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Earthquake Plumbing Damage and How to Spot It

An earthquake will shake more than your nerves. Even small earthquakes can shake your home and its many components, which could result in major damage. You may not even know that there’s a problem until the damage has become quite extensive. The reason is that your...

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Top 4 Causes of a Burst Pipe

A leak has nothing on a burst pipe. A leak will trickle out slowly, giving you some time before the damage is too extensive. You can repair the leak and minimize the problem. But a burst pipe is an emergency situation. You suddenly have gallons of water flooding out...

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Hard Water vs. Soft Water: Which is Better for Your Pipes?

You may have never had to think about whether your water is “hard” or “soft.” The idea might seem preposterous to you. How could water be hard anyway? The hardness of water refers to minerals that may be in it, such as calcium, lime, or iron. If water has more than...

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The Ultimate Guide to Slab Leaks

Some homes are built directly on a concrete slab, or foundation, rather than on a concrete or wooden frame. Before these homes are built, an engineer must examine the soil to ensure that the ground is able to support the home over the long term and won’t shift. The...

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Galvanized Pipes and Why You Should Replace Them

Once upon a time, cast iron was used for just about everything – your sink, your tub, even your plumbing. But just like it fell out of favor for sinks and tubs, it also fell out of favor for plumbing. Not only was it too expensive and difficult to install, but it was...

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Grease and the Damage It Can Do to Your Plumbing

You already know that grease can be a major pain in your plumbing. If too much grease gets into your pipes, it can settle there and block the flow of the water. You’ll be dealing with backed-up sinks with stinky bits of food floating in the water. You may even be...

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The Significance of Repiping Your Home

Most people don’t think about completely replacing their plumbing. Instead, they just deal with making repairs as they are needed. They tend to take a reactive rather than a proactive approach. But that can end up costing them a lot more money and a lot more heartache...

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6 Plumbing Hacks to Make Your Water Use More Efficient

Conserving water isn’t just the right thing to do for the planet; it’s also the right thing to do for your pocketbook. The more efficient your plumbing is, the less you will spend on water each month. Depending on how big your home is and where you live, that could...

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6 Ways to Prevent Your Pipes from Freezing

Freezing pipes are a common occurrence in the northern part of the country, so people there know what to do when it happens, and they know how to prevent it. But many people in California are used to warmer temperatures, so they aren’t as prepared when it comes to...

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How Cold Weather Can Threaten Your Pipes

California has a reputation for sunny weather most of the year. But it’s a big state, and parts of it actually get quite cold. Some parts of the state even get snow. When the temperatures drop that low, you could get more than a winter wonderland. You could have a...

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4 Important Questions to Ask Your Repiping Specialist

Repiping your home is a big job, and it’s one that you shouldn’t trust to just any plumber. You need to find a reputable repiping plumber from a highly respected repiping company, and you need to interview these prospects thoroughly. Repiping is a big investment, and...

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Maintenance Tips to Prevent a Plumbing Disaster

Even small plumbing problems can cause hundreds of dollars in damage, both to your CA plumbing system and to your home. A plumbing disaster could result in thousands of dollars’ worth of damage, such as ruining your wood floors, requiring the replacement of drywall or...

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3 Benefits of Repiping Your Home When Upgrading Appliances

Have you been dreaming about a new dish washer? Or maybe you feel like your kitchen would finally be everything you want it to be if you got a garbage disposal? You may find that once you make the investment in upgrading your appliances, your reality won’t be as sweet...

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Home Repipe: Make Your Plumbing Last

Repiping your home is very expensive – though it is a necessary expense. You need a healthy plumbing system to protect your home and to keep your expenses low. If you don’t take care of this new system, you will end up paying a lot of money to repair it and then to...

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5 Symptoms of Noisy Pipes and How to Resolve Them

Noisy pipes are never a good sign. You’re never going to hear humming or banging because everything is just going so well with your plumbing. The only thing you want to actually hear from your plumbing is the sound of water running through the pipes freely. Loud...

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Plumber vs. Repiping Specialist: Who Should You Call?

You have low water pressure and can never seem to get a decent shower anymore, so what’s the problem? Do you have a clog somewhere, or is there a more pervasive problem? You may have a similar conundrum if you are having excessive water bills or if you have a leaky...

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Top 5 Causes of Faulty Home Piping

Plumbing is one of those things that you don’t really think about until there’s a problem. You just expect things to work properly. Then you’re surprised when you get a leak or your water starts tasting bad for no apparent reason. A lot is happening in the bowels of...

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House Remodel: A Guide to Re-piping Your Home

Most of the time, homeowners make the decision to remodel because they want to address cosmetic issues. They want a huge new kitchen with the latest fixtures and updated tile. They want a bathroom with a big, garden tub, or they want crown molding throughout the...

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Moving In? Check The Plumbing Before You Sign Those Papers

You already know that when you shop for an older home, you are at risk of dealing with certain problems, like an HVAC system that isn’t energy-efficient or a roof that needs to be replaced. But you may look beyond those issues to the “bones” of the house, or the basic...

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3 Plumbing Upgrades to Complete before Selling Your Home

When you get ready to sell your home, you might think about upgrading things that get a lot of attention, like the countertops in the kitchen or the floors in the living room. But some of the most important things that you need to consider are often out of sight and...

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Measures to Take in the Event of a Slab Leak

Slab leaks can devastate your home, causing significant damage to your foundation that can undermine the stability of your home and cost you dearly in repairs. You may not even know that you have a leak in your slab until you notice problems – and by then, serious...

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Watch Out for These Dangers in Your Plumbing

Even if your pipes are made of metal, they can wear down over time without the proper care. With wear, leaks can develop or the pipes can weaken so that the pressure eventually makes them burst. You can have a real mess on your hands, as well as expensive damage to...

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How Does the Repiping Process Work?

You may not want to think about it, but at some point, you will need to repipe your home. Plumbing is designed to be durable and dependable, but it is not indestructible. Over time, the pipes will wear down or become corroded. They can also become built up with...

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Is Home Repiping Covered by My Homeowner’s Insurance Policy?

Is Home Repiping Covered by My Homeowner’s Insurance Policy? Plumbing can be one of the most expensive things to replace in your home. Often, by the time you are considering repiping, you are dealing with constant leaks, corroded pipes, mineral deposits in your water,...

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Top 5 Reasons to Repipe Your Home

Most people don’t think about repiping their home. If they have a leak or a clogged drain, they call a CA plumber and expect to have the issue repaired and then move on. Having to replace all the plumbing in a home seems like a nightmare scenario to most people....

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4 Causes of Slab Leaks

If your home is built on a concrete slab, your plumbing and electricity run through it. Those pipes and lines were put in place before the home was built, and the concrete was poured on top of them. If you get a plumbing leak in the concrete slab, the water can spread...

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Home Plumbing: Why Is It So Important?

We take modern plumbing for granted. None of us has ever had to go fetch a pail of water. (Most children don’t even understand that old nursery rhyme about poor Jack anymore.) Yet without modern plumbing, our lives would be far worse, both in terms of the amount of...

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How Do I Know My Home Needs to Be Repiped?

You may not think much about your plumbing system until it breaks down, but it is always there, doing the silent work that you need it to do. Over time, it is aging just like everything else. You may not see it happening, but your pipes may becoming weaker, clogged...

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What’s the Difference between Copper and PEX Repiping?

Remodeling your home should include remodeling the infrastructure, as well, such as the outdated plumbing system. But even if you’re not remodeling, your plumbing may be showing signs that it’s ready to be upgraded, such as recurring leaks and other repairs,...

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Will a Minor Earthquake Damage Your Plumbing in San Clemente?

You may have gotten so used to earthquakes in Southern California that you don’t even really notice when they happen. It’s almost like a strong wind coming through – you get jostled, but it’s such a minor event that you don’t log it in your memory. You certainly don’t...

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5 Things You Should Do to Avoid a Plumbing Disaster

There are plenty of things you’re probably doing that you don’t even realize wreak havoc on your plumbing. Do you reach for the Drano whenever your sink gets clogged up? A lot of people do, and it’s actually terrible for plumbing because the chemicals can degrade the...

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Will Faulty Plumbing Damage My Property in Orange County?

Water may be essential to life, but it is also one of the most destructive properties on Earth. It just doesn’t seem like it because it takes a long time for water to be damaging. But water that is left in the same place long enough will erode, rust, rot, and...

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Will Your Plumbing Survive an Earthquake?

Living in California, you’re no stranger to earthquakes. But the majority of the time, the aftermath involves little more than picking up a few knick knacks that fell off the shelf. Occasionally, you may encounter a stronger earthquake that can cause real damage to...

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Common Piping Problems in Older San Diego Homes

When purchasing an older home in San Diego, much though is given to the look and feel of the home, but what about the inner workings? The arteries within the walls are just as, if not more, important than the superficial layers of the home. The materials used,...

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5 Indications Your Water Pressure is Low

Every homeowner has experienced frustration at one point or another, when they turn on a faucet and either get a slow drip or an unexpected shower. Low water pressure makes every day activities, like laundry, dishes, and showering, frustrating and more time consuming...

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6 Signs You May Have a Plumbing Leak

Plumbing leaks can be a serious problem. They may be little more than a steady drip, but over time, those little drips can create a big puddle of water and extensive damage. Even small leaks can contribute to wood rot in your floors or walls, and they can encourage...

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How PEX Piping Revolutionized Re-Piping

PEX tubing refers to cross-linked polyethylene flexible tubing, which can be used in plumbing and other applications such as radiant heat flooring or baseboard heating. Not only is PEX piping less expensive than the traditional copper piping used in plumbing, but it...

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5 Things to Ask When Hiring the Best Re-Pipe Plumber

Re-piping gives you the opportunity to not only fix your home’s plumbing issues but to also improve your property’s performance. The right re-piping choices can reduce your property’s energy usage, can ensure consistent water pressure and temperature, and can reduce...

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Know Before You Buy: Are The Pipes Going Bad?

The plumbing in your home is of critical importance. Without it, you won’t have running water for drinking, cooking, cleaning, and bathing. If your plumbing experiences problems, you not only risk not having the steady supply of water you need, but you also will have...

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Uponor Solutions: Residential Plumbing

The First to Offer a Lead-free Plumbing System In 2009, Uponor was the first to offer a lead-free plumbing system from inlet to faucet. Today, our flexible, durable, crosslinked polyethylene (PEX) tubing coupled with our proven engineered polymer (EP) and lead-free*...

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Plumbers warn of CPVC piping problems

Plumbers recommend knowing what pipes are in your walls A pipe that builders are using inside homes more and more is coming under fire from the people who know best -- professional plumbers. Plumbers are warning you to know what's inside your walls no matter how old...

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US Behind the Wall Plumbing Market

Study coverage Behind-the-Wall Plumbing presents historical demand data (2005, 2010 and 2015) and forecasts (2020 and 2025) by product (e.g., pipe, fittings, valves, sprinklers), market (e.g., residential buildings, nonresidential buildings), application (e.g., fire...

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Bob Vila Radio: Pex vs. Copper

Bob Vila Radio: Pex vs. Copper From small plumbing repairs to running lines for a whole house, there are lots of reasons PEX tubing beats traditional copper or PVC these days. Bob Vila Radio-...

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Uponor awarded three years in a row

PEX manufacturer receives industry-acclaimed Partners of Choice award from largest privately held builder in the country. Apple Valley, Minn., Aug. 1, 2016 — For the third year in a row, Uponor North America (Uponor) is a Partners of Choice award recipient from...

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HUNDREDS OF OC HOMES FACE POSSIBLE DAMAGE

LADERA RANCH, Calif. (KABC) -- When Enrique Del Rivero turns on the tap, he worries that water could also be flowing elsewhere. "It is stressful. It's always on the back of your mind," said the husband and father of two. The Del Rivero's moved to Ladera Ranch in South...

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