Is it Time to Replace Your Dishwasher?

We may not agree on the best way to load a dishwasher, but few of us would live without one. Especially if you do a lot of cooking, have a large family, or do a lot of entertaining, a dishwasher can save lots of time over doing dishes by hand. It’s also far more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly. But if … Read More

Maintaining Home Water Quality

Maintaining Home Water Quality

With so many stories in the news these last few years about municipal water supplies sickening residents, it’s understandable if you’re eyeing your shower head or kitchen tap a bit warily. Let’s look at a few common problems with your home water supply, and how you can solve each with help from Ace Plumbing.   Common Water Issues If you’re … Read More

Baths vs Showers:Which is Better?

Which is better the shower or bath?

Which is better — baths or showers? Each has its partisans, all of whom tend to get passionately opinionated about the best way to get clean. Let’s try to scrub away some of the misconceptions and get at the facts, especially if you’re about to remodel and need a new tub or shower installation from Ace Plumbing.   Psychology We … Read More

Tips for Keeping Your Shower Drain Clear

Keep your shower drain clear.

Nobody likes a clogged shower drain. The only thing worse is having to remove a clog the size of a small poodle — that tangled mess of hair, soap, shampoo, cleansers, and heaven only knows what else — that’s accumulated over the course of months or years. Your best bet is preventing clogs in the first place. For everything else, … Read More

Five Signs That It’s Time to Replace Your Main Water Line

Clearing a clogged toilet or drain is relatively straightforward. You can see the problem, and the solution’s often as simple as grabbing a plunger (and then being more careful what goes down the drain). But what do you do when the problem is with the water coming out of your taps in the first place, and how do you know … Read More

Spring Plumbing Tips to Save Money

Whether you realize it or not, wintertime can do a number on your plumbing, so it’s a good idea to take a few small steps now to prevent problems (and save money) later. Here’s what you can do, and when you should call your plumbing experts in Sacramento. While you’re doing your spring cleaning, take time in rooms that have … Read More

Why You Should Stop Hand-Washing Dishes

Do you prefer hand-washing your dishes over utilizing your dishwasher?  In short? Don’t. Ace Plumbing spells out the reasons to use your dishwasher, or to have one installed if you haven’t already got one.   Should You Hand-Wash Anything? Let’s get one thing out of the way first: some things should be hand-washed. Wooden bowls and cutting boards will crack … Read More

Signs that Your Floor Drains Need to be Cleaned


Some Sacramento homeowners live in fear of burst or leaky pipes. That’s understandable, since they can cause widespread damage in your home. There’s another potential trouble source you might be neglecting: your floor drains. Ace Plumbing gives you the common warning signs that these drains need to be cleaned, and what you need to do.   Know Your Floor Drains … Read More

Common Dishwasher Issues: Should You Repair or Replace?


We’ve all heard it said, or even said it ourselves: they just don’t make things like they used to. You’re reminded that your parents had the same dishwasher for decades before it gave out… usually around the same time your dishwasher has filled with water and won’t drain. For the third time. This week. But if you’re having dishwasher issues, … Read More

Five Causes of a Leaky Faucet

leaky faucet

A dripping faucet isn’t just an annoyance. It can also waste much more water per day — and quite a bit more per year — than you realize. A nifty water drip calculator from the US Geological Service Water Science School estimates that one faucet dripping once per second wastes five gallons per day. If you have a kitchen sink, … Read More