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Why You Should Never Use Store-Bought Drain Cleaners

July 6th, 2020
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Imagine this scenario: You are brushing your teeth. You have the water running to rinse off the toothbrush when you notice, the water you turned on to wet the toothbrush is still standing in the sink. You have a clog! What’s the first thing you do?

If it’s a superficial enough clog you might reach in the drain and relieve it, or use a plunger to loosen it up and draw it out. If it’s deeper down, however, then you’ll probably reach for a bottle of that store-bought drain cleaner you keep on hand. Don’t! Please don’t. You should never use store-bought drain cleaners. They’re a cheap option, but you literally get what you pay for. Read on as we uncover just why you should never use these store-bought “solutions.”

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Your Next Water Heater: Should You Go Tankless?

June 22nd, 2020
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If there is any appliance in the home that homeowners take for granted, it’s probably their water heater. Even though they’re the most often used appliance in the house, you probably don’t give it much thought unless something goes wrong with it, right? And then when something does go wrong with it, the next question is if it’s worth repairing or if it’s time for a replacement.

A water heater in disrepair should be replaced when it’s reached a couple of decades in age, is showing signs of corrosion and/or simply cannot work as efficiently as it used to.

The next question is, what should you replace that water heater with? After all, you don’t have to stick with the same old model of tank heater. That’s not to say there aren’t benefits to these systems, which we’ll explore below, but you might benefit from a tankless water heater. Read on as we uncover the pros and cons of both.

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Sounds You Should Never Hear from Your AC

June 8th, 2020
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As temperatures begin to warm up even more and remind us that summer is well on its way, we’re starting to use our air conditioners on a more consistent basis. That said, our cooling systems go through a lot over the years, accumulating wear and tear faster than systems in cooler areas of the country. This also means they may even require repairs more often.

To avoid the biggest and most emergent of repair needs, it’s important that you schedule maintenance at least once a year for your cooling system. During this service, our pros will fully inspect clean, and adjust your system to ensure its efficient and effective operation. But with or without professional maintenance, your cooling system may show signs that it need repair—and often times those signs are in the form of strange noises. Read on as we uncover some sounds you should never hear from your AC system and what they mean.

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Are You Ready for a New AC?

May 25th, 2020
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We totally get it: saying goodbye to an old friend can be hard, but sometimes, letting go is for the better! This is especially the case when it comes to your air conditioner. Letting go of an older, outdated AC is one of the best ways to boost efficiency and save money, so why wait?

There are plenty of signs that suggest it’s time for a replacement, and below, we have listed some of them for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more! (And remember, if the time has come for a replacement, do not hesitate to call an HVAC contractor in Modesto, CA!)

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Here Are a Few Ways to Save Water This Summer

May 11th, 2020
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Whether you are looking to cut back on your water bill or give Mother Earth a helping hand, we are here to give you some tips! See, there are plenty of ways to save water and we’ve got all the information you need to reduce your consumption!

Below, we have listed our favorite ways to save, and all you need to do is keep reading to find out more. And, of course, if you are in need of a plumber in Tracy, CA, do not hesitate to contact our team!

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Here’s Why You’ve Got to Change Your AC’s Filter Now!

April 27th, 2020
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Summer is going to be here any minute now, which means that you’re going to be using your air conditioner quite a lot! Therefore, it is important that you do what you can to ensure that your system is geared up for the weather ahead!

One thing that we can’t stress enough is the importance of changing out your system’s air filter on a regular basis. Why? Well, keep reading below and we’ll tell you! So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get started!

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Spring Cleaning? How About Drain Cleaning?

April 13th, 2020
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When spring rolls around, many of us grab our dusters, our brooms, our mops, and any other cleaning supplies we can get our hands on. Spring is a great time to clean out your home, get organized, and get yourself ready for the seasons ahead.

When it comes time for spring cleaning, do you ever think about the parts of your home that you can’t see? How about your plumbing system? See, your drains need cleaning on a regular basis, and in fact, there are a number of signs that suggest you’re overdue for professional drain cleaning services.

Below, we have outlined some of these tell-tale signs for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more, and of course, remember to call us when you need a plumber in Tracy, CA.

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Beware! These 2 Things Lead to Early Pipe Replacement!

March 30th, 2020
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Your plumbing system is incredibly important to your overall comfort, so of course, you don’t want to take it for granted! Unfortunately, though, there are a number of issues that affect your drains, pipes, and appliances — today, we are going to be discussing one of them: early pipe replacement.

There are a number of things that can lead to early pipe replacement, but below, we have highlighted the two most prominent. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more. Oh, and of course, remember to call us when you need a plumber in Tracy, CA.

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Beware These Late Season Furnace Repairs

March 16th, 2020
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Spring is pretty much here and that means Summer is soon to follow! However, before you start making vacation plans and stocking up on sunscreen, we highly recommend thinking about your furnace just one last time.

There are a number of late-season furnace repairs that we think you should be aware of, so they don’t catch you by surprise. To help, we have outlined some of them for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more, and of course, remember to call our team when you need heating repair in Stockton, CA.

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Does Your Water Heater Need Repairs?

March 2nd, 2020
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Could you imagine what life would be like without your water heater? Certainly, you’d no longer be able to take a hot shower after a stressful day of work or take a warm bath to soothe your aching muscles. Nope, you’d be stuck taking icy cold showers every day for the rest of your life!

Your water heater is incredibly important to your overall comfort and well-being, so of course, you don’t want to take it for granted. With that in mind it makes sense that, if there is a problem with your water heater, you are going to want it repaired right away!

Below, we have listed some of the signs that suggest your system needs repairs. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more… Oh! And remember to contact us when you need a professional Modesto plumber.

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