DeHart Plumbing, Heating, and Air Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

“What Happened to My Water Pressure?”

Monday, January 4th, 2021
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Let’s say you’ve hopped in the shower on a cold winter morning only to realize that even though it’s warm, the water coming out of the showerhead doesn’t seem to be coming out at the same force that it used to. It could just be the showerhead, right? Limescale can certainly clog things up. That may be the case, but what if your faucets aren’t that powerful either? Well, then it appears you have a drop in water pressure.

If you ever have any questions about your plumbing system or why your water pressure dropped, you can always call us. In fact, you should call us in case you can’t find out what the issue is on your own. This isn’t a problem you want to ignore since it could mean you had a pipe rupture or a major blockage somewhere in your plumbing system. Read on to learn about some steps to take if you find yourself in this predicament.

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Signs That It’s Time for a Plumbing Fix

Monday, December 21st, 2020
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Plumbing system problems can often be difficult to spot, especially without the right professional equipment and know-how about comprehensive pipe systems. Most of these pipes, after all, are hidden from view, and the problems that crop up are usually pretty subtle when they start.

For this reason, we recommend that our customers schedule preventive plumbing maintenance at least once annually. However, it’s also important to familiarize yourself with the warning signs that you do need a plumbing fix, even if you’re due for maintenance. The faster you detect a plumbing issue, the faster you can get it fixed, after all. So, what are these signs?

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Do You Need Professional Drain Cleaning?

Monday, September 28th, 2020
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If you’re like most homeowners, you probably don’t think about the drains in your home very often. If we had to guess, we’d say you never think about them, until something goes wrong. You know, something like a clogged drain leaving you standing ankle deep in water in your shower.

Sometimes, you can take care of a clogged or slow drain on your own with nothing more than a plunger and a little bit of “elbow grease”? Sometimes it takes a little something more… like professional drain cleaning.

“Can’t I just clean my drains myself?”

Before you reach for that bottle of store-bought drain cleaner consider this: These solutions are caustic, and actually do more harm than good to your plumbing system! Instead, you should call on a pro. But how do you know when it’s time?

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3 Signs That You Need Better Water Quality

Monday, August 31st, 2020
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A lot of us really take our tap water for granted. While a weekend retreat to a campsite with jugs of water in tow certainly has its charms, fact is that no one would want to live without running water in this day and age. Just because you have running water, even if it’s from a municipal supply, doesn’t guarantee great water quality, though. In fact, your water quality may be a lot lower than you realize.

Don’t worry. As usual, the professional plumbers on our team have your back. We install and service a number of great water treatment systems, and we’ll make sure that you have the right one for your needs. There are a lot of water treatment systems in Modesto, CA, to choose from. Before you can choose the right system for your home, though, you need to recognize the need!

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Heed These Signs You Need Repiping

Monday, August 17th, 2020
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How old is your home? Did you know if it’s more than a few decades old, it might have corroding pipes? This is because the material used to create these pipes doesn’t necessarily last forever–over time they can sustain damage that leads to corrosion and subsequent leaks. As a result, you may find yourself in need of partial or even whole-home repiping.

But how do you know if this is the case? After all, it can be hard for the average homeowner to spot problems in their mostly hidden plumbing system. Read on as we uncover what you should look for in determining your repiping needs!

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How Not to Treat Your Drains

Monday, August 3rd, 2020
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How not to treat your drains: By using store-bought chemical drain cleaners!

Trust us, we get it. One of the most frustrating, and unfortunately one of the most common, problems to deal with in households today is a clogged drain. And reaching for a bottle of that store-bought stuff is easy, right? But there’s a problem–these “solutions” can actually be doing more harm than good.

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Why You Should Never Use Store-Bought Drain Cleaners

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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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Here Are a Few Ways to Save Water This Summer

Monday, 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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Spring Cleaning? How About Drain Cleaning?

Monday, 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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