Tips To Avoid Basement Flooding in the Greater Sacramento Area

Learn how to prevent basement flooding

The greater Sacramento area is considered the greatest flood risk area in California. With several stream systems traversing it, Sacramento is at risk of localized stormwater and riverine flooding. One of the main areas likely to be affected is your basement. Basement flooding occurs in places with extreme rains, causing damage worth millions.  Fortunately, there are things you can do … Read More

How to Fix a Smelly Dishwasher

Ways to fix a smelly dishwasher and keep it clean

There are a few rules to follow with dishwashers you may not be aware of, and there is also a few easy ways to get rid of that horrible smell.

What’s the Best Temperature for a Water Heater?

Water Temperature Measured by Thermometer

Many of us spend the winter months locked in a near-perpetual argument over the thermostat. One of us is invariably too cold, while the other insists that it’s always too hot. You may have even had similar disagreements over hot water temperature, raising the question, “How hot should a hot water heater be set?” As with any number of other … Read More

How Often Do I Need to Flush My Hot Water Heater Tank in Sacramento?

Drain hot water heater

Any appliance — from one as simple as a toaster to one as complex as your hot water heater — needs maintenance to work properly. One of the most important aspects of hot water heater maintenance is periodically draining its tank to clear it of sediment. Based on our experience as a Sacramento plumbing company, we can tell you how … Read More

How To Clean Your Furnace in Sacramento

furnace in Sacramento home

As winter draws to a close, many of us are looking forward to warmer weather and a bit of spring cleaning. One more thing to add to your to-do list: cleaning your furnace. Take care of it now and when it’s time to fire it up again later this year, it will be ready to give you its best. Here … Read More

Sacramento Home Improvements as Tax Deductions?

paint cans in Sacramento

Tax time is still several months away, but if you’re looking for deductions, the clock is ticking. While we don’t suggest getting too creative (nobody wants an audit, after all) and we also strongly suggest talking any deduction over with your accountant or tax professional, there are some improvements you can make to your home that might cushion the blow … Read More

Cut Energy Costs in Sacramento While Working from Home

Sacramento employee working from home

Several months into the COVID pandemic, we’re all settling into a new normal and all that goes with it. There’ve been some unexpected benefits, like more time with family. And there’ve been some surprising downsides, like expanding waistlines, high anxiety, and even higher energy bills. We can’t help with jitters or snug blue jeans, but when it comes to saving … Read More

Prepare Your Plumbing for the Holidays in Sacramento

holiday decorations in Sacramento

The holidays mean different things to different folks. For some of us, they’re a time of faith or reflection. For others, it’s a time to catch up on socializing and exchanging gifts. But at a time when so much feels uncertain, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that many of us are looking forward to grounding ourselves in quality time … Read More