Trenchless Sewer Repair – What are the Risks?

There are two main types of trenchless sewer repair, pipe lining and pipe bursting. Pipe lining involves cleaning the existing pipe, then lining it with an epoxy liner that hardens as it cures. Pipe bursting involves breaking the existing pipe outward and installing a new pipe in its place. Both processes require less excavation than [...]

By |2016-04-08T09:30:51+00:00April 8th, 2016|Good To Know|0 Comments

Safe At Home

The goal of every baseball player after getting on base is to score safely at home.  "Safe at home" is not something you only want at the ballpark.  Even more importantly, "safe at home" should be the norm within the confines of your own residence.  There are so many factors that can affect how safe [...]

By |2017-08-25T18:15:12+00:00November 24th, 2014|Good To Know|0 Comments

“Parts is Parts” …not!

One of the more frustrating things in service plumbing these days is the influx of hundreds, perhaps even thousands of sub-standard plumbing products coming to our shores from all over the world.  These types of goods are available in every hardware store, big-box store, or on-line vendor with little or no technical support for the [...]

By |2018-08-22T18:44:52+00:00October 7th, 2014|Good To Know, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Do You Suffer From High Water Pressure?

Like high blood pressure, high water pressure affects everything it is connected to.  Unlike high blood pressure, high water pressure is fairly easy to correct.  Local plumbing codes mandate that the water lines entering a structure be 80 psi or lower.  A large percentage of the homes in Orange County are in high pressure areas.  [...]

By |2017-08-25T18:15:12+00:00August 27th, 2014|Good To Know|0 Comments

Pex Pipe: A Smart Alternative

One of the most widely used and cost effective new plumbing solutions to hit the market in decades is pex piping.  Pex tubing is a plastic plumbing pipe that is perfect for residential use.  It's relatively easy to install, is less expensive than traditional copper pipe and has a great track record when it comes [...]

By |2017-08-25T18:15:13+00:00July 24th, 2014|Good To Know|0 Comments

Showering with the Government

Although this title may sound somewhat shocking (in more ways than one!) that is a synopsis of the world we now live in.  Government regulations regarding water conservation and safety have changed the ways in which bathrooms are currently designed and engineered.  "Cal-Green" laws and codes have changed the way "upgraded" showers are now being remodeled.  [...]

By |2017-08-25T18:15:13+00:00June 23rd, 2014|Good To Know|0 Comments

Importance of Backflow Prevention

Backflow is defined as "the unwanted reverse of water or other substances into a potable water system". Backflow can be caused by backpressure or back-siphonage.  Backpressure backflow is caused by a downstream pressure that is greater than the upstream pressure.  This can be the result of an increase in downstream pressure (pumps, pressure washers, elevation [...]

By |2017-08-25T18:15:13+00:00May 29th, 2014|Good To Know|0 Comments
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