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

What Is Backflow Testing and Certification?

Every home should have some kind of check valve to keep sewer backflow from causing serious damage. This may not mean that the equipment you have is effective or efficient. Testing and certification confirms that your backflow system will stop the problem of backflow before it occurs. What Is Backflow? Plumbing lines are designed generally to flow only one way. … Read More

4 Things Never to Put Down the Drain

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You may have heard never to put oils or corrosive solvents down the drain. The list contains other items as well, and some that you might not expect. Here’s what you need to avoid, and why. Fats and Oils If you can imagine what happens when fats, oils and grease get cold, you can understand why they present such a … Read More

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?

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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