How Much Water Do We Waste?

Humans use a tremendous amount of water for tasks like gardening, showering, washing dishes and flushing the toilet. And while this use is part of the part of the earth’s hydrologic cycle, overuse and leaky plumbing causes clean water to be squandered. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), leaks may cause a home to waste 10,000 gallons of water per year. … Read More

Fiberglass, Ceramic, or Porcelain? Choosing Bathroom Fixtures

There are many options to choose from when you walk into a home remodeling store, or start shopping online for bathroom fixtures.  As Sacramento plumbing specialists, we see and service a variety of bathroom fixtures daily. While a variety of fixture materials for tubs, toilets, and sinks are available, the three most common types are Fiberglass, Ceramic, and Porcelain. Fiberglass Fiberglass is lightweight … Read More

What Features Do You Need in a New Toilet?

new toilet system

At present, you could spend less than $100 or several thousand for a new toilet, depending on what you want. Think about what you need, what you hope for and what you could not care less about. This guide helps you identify the features you are looking for, to narrow down the best choices for you. Installation and Basic Function … Read More

Smart Home Upgrades for HVAC

Smart Home Control System

Everyone is talking about smart homes these days, and HVAC is a central part of it. From remote access to your air conditioning settings to data about energy usage in real-time, these smart upgrades could help you promote your home comfort and possibly save energy. Smart Thermostats One of the best smart home purchases you could make for your home … Read More

What Is an Air Conditioning Compressor?

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The air conditioning compressor is a part of the exterior unit that alters the condition of the refrigerant, on its way to releasing heat out of your home. Here is how your compressor works, and what you must do to keep it in good working order. Four Steps to Air Conditioning If you start with your air conditioning compressor, you … Read More

Air Conditioning for Manufactured Homes

Manufactured home air conditioning

Buying a manufactured home is a way to keep housing costs down, especially in a high cost-of-living area. As you will find out, a lot of things are not quite the same. Here’s what you need to know about the differences and similarities related to air conditioning for a manufactured home. Dimensions for Indoor HVAC Systems The biggest thing you … Read More

How Much Water Does My Lawn Need?

Lawn Sprinkler Spraying Water on Grass

It’s an age old question about your yard. Using too much water is a waste, but not enough puts your landscaping at risk. With this guide, you will know how to adjust your watering to the proper amount. 1. Test Watering Cycle The first step to take is to turn on the watering cycle and see how it runs. If … Read More

Your Sprinkling System Is Flooding. Now What?

sprinkler flood

You go outside to check on your sprinkler, and see that a portion of the yard is flooded. Before you start to panic, take a deep breath and realize that you can probably identify the problem and have it repaired within a day or two. Here’s how to prevent damage to your lawn, and what might be going wrong. Stop … Read More

Are You Using Too Much Water?

are you using too much water

Sacramento summers seem to have two ubiquitous features: droughts and heat. If you are not careful, you may use too much water in your yard. Here are several ways to know that you are wasting water and money on your landscaping. Watering Indiscriminately When you do not know how to properly water a specific kind of plant or garden, you … Read More

Does Your Toilet Fit Your Lifestyle?

lifestyle toilet

You have had a toilet for many years, and it still seems to work great. But does it work with you? Think carefully about these aspects of toilets to determine what kind of toilet is best for your family. Household Concerns The dynamic of your household changes over time, and with those changes you might need to think about what … Read More