How Much is My Running Toilet Costing Me?

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Is your toilet running? That question isn’t just the beginning of a few million prank phone calls. It’s also a question you should ask yourself if you’re looking to slash your water bill or avoid some expensive home repairs. Small leaks aren’t just a minor annoyance. Ace Plumbing knows from experience that those little drips and drops can add up … Read More

You’ve Got a Clog. When Is It Time To Call A Plumber?

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Clogs don’t happen very often, but when they do, calling a plumber is often people’s last instinct. We’ve seen people use — and misuse — chemical drain cleaners, snakes, plungers, coat hangers, and all sorts of kludged-together contraptions to clear clogs. Some of these have their place; each of them can also cause more problems than they solve. Here’s how … Read More

Preventing Burst Pipes and Flooding

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It’s enough to strike fear into the heart of any homeowner: you come home to water damage and destroyed valuables because of a burst pipe. It’s not something that happens often, and luckily for you, Ace Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning has some steps you can take to keep it from happening to you. An Ounce of Prevention… Pipes burst … Read More

How to Avoid Water Pressure Loss in Your Shower

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A hot shower is one of life’s simple pleasures. It’s not just a way to get yourself squeaky clean, after all. It’s a way to wash away the day’s stress and frustration, and a time to relax and clear your head. Well, until someone flushes the toilet and that lovely jet of water slows to a trickle. There goes your … Read More

A Plumber’s History of the Toilet

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We have so many euphemisms for the bathroom, but one of the most telling is one that’s gone out of use: the “necessary room.” Rather appropriate, for reasons that should be obvious. Why not show the bathroom — and the humble toilet — a little respect, though? After all, it has a longer history than you may realize. Let Ace … Read More

6 Best Low Flow Shower Head Options

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Shopping for a low flow shower head? Good choice! Many of Ace Plumbing’s clients ask us about these water-saving shower heads. Some are concerned with their environmental footprint and want to save water; others just want to spend less on their monthly water bill. The one thing that unites everybody? Nobody wants to take a shower under a shower head … Read More

Plumbing Fixtures for Manufactured Homes

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Considering new fixtures for a manufactured home? Some things are the same, but there are a few extra factors, such as the position of the supply lines and the quality of materials. Here’s what you need to know. Water Supply Connection The most obvious difference in the plumbing for a stick-built home compared to a manufactured home is the location … Read More

Do I Need a Sump Pump?

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If the thought of a heavy rainstorm gives you nightmares for your basement, you might be in the market for a sump pump. Sump pumps are a system of equipment that is installed in your basement to remove flood water. With these tips, you will know when it is time to consider purchasing a sump pump for your home. Area … Read More

Should I Repair or Replace a Sprinkler System?

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No plumbing system is meant to last forever, but installing a new one may be more expensive than repairs. Although fixing a sprinkling system is certainly possible in most cases, there are certain points where you start to throw good money after bad in keeping a difficult sprinkler system going. Here’s how to decide if you should repair your sprinkling … Read More

Plumbing an Outdoor Kitchen

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Outdoor kitchens are the height of couture in homes these days, but you need to make sure it is done right. The more complicated your plan, the more work you should put in before you start. These common factors in an outdoor kitchen help you to understand the details of the task at hand. Forming an Ideal Plan The first … Read More