Is it Flushable?

Is it flushable?

There’s a viral video posted by American Standard that makes us cringe. Yes, flushing golf balls, marshmallows, and flip phones down the toilet probably makes for great PR (and has already spawned lots of imitators on YouTube). But it’s awful for your plumbing. Thankfully, our customers are more sensible than that. But even they get tripped up occasionally — often … Read More

Hydro-Jetting: What it is, and When You Need It

Hydro-jetting gets results

Lately we’ve used this space to explain the many ways that homeowners can save money on their heating and cooling, plumbing, and drainage issues. Today, we’re turning our attention to plumbing for Sacramento business owners. Specifically, let’s take a closer look at hydro-jetting. What is it, and when might your business need it?   Why Hydro-Jetting? Some clogs are easy … 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

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

What to Do in a Plumbing Emergency

There’s never a good time for a plumbing emergency. It doesn’t matter if your shower won’t drain, leaving you ankle-deep in lukewarm water, or if the water in your toilet is creeping higher because you forgot the ‘ol courtesy flush. Your first reaction may well be to panic, but that’s not going to help matters. There are a few simple … Read More

Plumbing an Outdoor Kitchen

Outdoor Kitchen Plumbing

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

How Does Multi-Stage Heating Work?


If you have an old furnace, you might wonder what new furnaces have that could benefit your home’s energy efficiency. Multi-stage heating is an excellent example of an innovation that helps your HVAC system work more effectively. Single-Stage Heating When you have a single-stage furnace, you have two options: on and off. Like a light switch, a single-stage furnace either … Read More

4 Things Never to Put Down the Drain


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