Spring Plumbing and HVAC Maintenance

The spring is finally here—rain tapering off and the drier season ahead. Now is a great time to get spring home care done before summer kicks into high gear. Regular maintenance of plumbing and Sacramento HVAC systems will help ensure that your home is operating at maximum efficiency and as worry-free as possible. Exterior Drains and Plumbing Take time to … Read More

Solving Soap Suds in the Drain

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Do you run the dishwasher and see soap suds come up the drain in your Sacramento home? You are not alone. Soap bubbling up the drain is one of the most common plumbing issues that homeowners face. The issue can usually be resolved without a major investment. If you are handy, you can tackle the issue on your own. If not, … Read More

What Makes Water Smell?

In a pure state, water has no smell and no taste. However, house water does generally have a small amount of taste due to the presence of natural minerals and other additives. In some cases, these added minerals or additives can cause water to have an odor. Though a small amount of odor in tap water is not to be … Read More

Turn Your Furniture Into A Bathroom Vanity

Looking for a new bathroom vanity but overwhelmed by the prices? Old furniture you have on hand, such as a dresser or desk, might offer a unique and affordable alternative. While not an easy DIY project, perhaps you can tackle the furniture retro-fitting and call in the Sacramento plumbing experts to put it all together. Steps for Creating the Vanity … Read More

Using Video Cameras in Sewer Lines

Plumbing technology has come along way. Gone are the days of strictly guesswork and busting up long lengths of concrete trying to find a drain problem. Today’s tools have made it easier to detect breaks in sewer lines and repair them with little disruption saving a Sacramento homeowner or business thousands of dollars in labor and material costs to fix the … Read More

What is the purpose of a P-trap?

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Have you looked under your sink only to see a myriad of pipes? You know water needs to drain from sink but is all this plumbing pipe really necessary? Yes! More than just for water, those pipes help keep your home safe and smelling clean. What is a P-trap? In most Sacramento homes, there is a P-trap installed under the … Read More

How to Increase Pressure in Your Home

Having low water pressure is one of the more annoying problems a homeowner can face. Trying to take a shower or wash the dishes with low water pressure are exercises in frustration. Luckily, there are some easy ways to increase the water pressure in a house. Our Sacramento plumbing team can help or you can try these tips the next … Read More

Sacramento Wastewater Treatment

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Most people have no idea what happens to the dirty water they flush away, it’s certainly not a discussion around the dinner table! The process by which wastewater is treated is actually a very important part of keeping Sacramento communities clean and free from disease. Several thousand gallons of drinkable water are put back into circulation by the Sacramento Regional County Sanitation … Read More

Overhead Sewer Systems

Sacramento’s location on a natural floodplain increases the chance of home flooding for residents in the area. Luckily, the city has used innovation to help alleviate stress on the waterways and sewer systems. This design incorporates a complex system of levees and diversion systems to prevent sewage back flow and guard against flooding of rivers and streams in the area. … Read More

Plumbing a Kitchen Island

One of the great kitchen trends of the past decade is kitchens with large islands. Everyone loves an island—they are practical and aesthetically appealing. It makes kitchen work easier because it frees up workspace on other countertops and gives a place for friends and family to gather when visiting. But islands with a kitchen sink present a special challenge and need … Read More