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Pipes

It’s easy to forget about your plumbing system’s pipes. Your water lines, drain lines, and sewer line are absolutely integral to your plumbing system, and damage to any one of them can come with real consequences.

Learning about your options for repiping, how to maintain your pipes, and how to spot early signs of damage can help save you from a lot of headaches and expenses in the long term, so be sure to check out our articles.

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When Did they Stop Using Clay Sewer Pipe?

Clay sewer pipes were used throughout history, up until pretty recently. Although you will still find some clay sewer pipe being installed in California, new clay pipes are not being put into the ground like they used to be. In the 1960s and 1970s, with the advent of plastic sewer [...]

By |2021-09-13T18:23:10+00:00July 1st, 2021|Pipes, Sewers|

5 Signs You Have a Broken Sewer Line

Some surprising things can be signs you have a broken sewer line. You may not think much of suddenly flourishing trees or a bit of mold growth, but both may be signs your sewer in leaking. If you don’t address sewer problems quickly, they turn into expensive replacement jobs and [...]

By |2021-09-20T14:48:05+00:00August 20th, 2019|Leaks, Pipes|

Slab Leak Insurance Coverage: What You Need to Know

A slab leak happens when a leak develops in or near the concrete foundation of your home. If you have one, you may be surprised to learn that slab leak insurance coverage is complex. Not all homeowner’s insurance policies cover all aspects of a slab leak by default. We’ll walk [...]

By |2019-04-18T11:52:44+00:00April 18th, 2019|Pipes|

Why Does My Water Smell Like Rotten Eggs?

A plumbing customer in Ripon recently asked us if she should be worried about the rotten egg smell coming from her kitchen sink. If your water smells like rotten eggs, the culprit is likely hydrogen sulfide gas that has been produced by hydrogen sulfide bacteria. Although the smell usually isn’t [...]

By |2019-12-11T01:57:27+00:00January 10th, 2019|Pipes|

3 Problems That Hard Water in Your Plumbing Creates

You’ve probably heard the term hard water before, right? But do you know what it really means? Or, more importantly, the problems it can cause in your plumbing and in your life? Hard water is water with higher levels of minerals, such as magnesium and calcium, in it. Hard water [...]

By |2019-03-05T18:57:12+00:00March 22nd, 2018|Pipes|

Water Main Break? This One Quick Tip will Get it Fixed Faster

Having a burst water main can really cramp your lifestyle. It's easy to take your plumbing for granted, right up until you don't have it. Unfortunately, there’s one step you need to take before a plumber can start fixing a main water line break, and if you wait for your [...]

By |2019-12-11T02:01:27+00:00January 4th, 2018|Pipes|

4 Signs You’re Overdue for a Whole Home Repipe

Are you experiencing more plumbing problems than normal? Maybe you’ve noticed that your water is brown, or that pipe leaks in your home are becoming more and more frequent. While these could just be signs of a malfunctioning water heater, or tree roots that have spread into a small section [...]

By |2019-02-28T19:45:03+00:00October 6th, 2017|Pipes|

What Does It Mean if Your Hot Water is Cloudy?

You grab a glass from your cabinet and head over to your kitchen sink. You turn on the cold water and fill your glass, only to notice that you can’t see through the water at all. Instead, you find yourself looking through a milky, white cloud that has taken the [...]

By |2019-02-28T19:45:20+00:00August 24th, 2017|Pipes|
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