17 Jun 2021

plumbing odors got you down?
Kitchen or Bathroom Sink Smells: If you observe plumbing odors coming from wither bathroom or kitchen sinks, you should check for leaks in the “s” traps found under the sinks. Sometimes these are also called “u” bends or “s” bends. This section of your plumbing system is designed to hold a small amount of water to act as a seal between your home and the sewer system the pipes drain in...

01 Jun 2021

types of residential water heaters
There are three distinct types of water heaters, each with its own unique set of advantages and disadvantages. 1. Storage Water Heater The most common water heater type is a storage, or tank water heater. These store a set amount of heated water in a holding tank. The tank water heater can be powered by electricity or gas, and the supply of hot water is limited by the tank size. One ma...

21 May 2021

drain cleaning
Clogging a drain is inevitable. It happens to everyone from time to time, even in brand new homes. If you or others in your family have long hair, you may deal with this nagging occurrence more frequently than others. Before reaching for the liquid drain cleaner the next time you have a clogged sink or shower drain, consider some of the short and long term dangers of using these harmful ...

05 May 2021

16 simple ways to a greener home
Making Your Home Energy Efficient is Easy Whether you are considering making a few small changes, or doing a complete “green” makeover (like installing solar panels, or a geothermal heat pump), we have put together a list of some small changes you can make to save money and earth’s resources on your journey to a greener home. The mere idea of turning your home into a green, eco-friendly...

18 Mar 2021

garbage disposals
Sacramento Plumbing Tips: Which Foods to Avoid Putting in the Garbage Disposal The piping system in every home is complicated and connects to a central water treatment plant. Putting the wrong foods down the drain can contribute to clogs that may affect a single home or the community at large. If you need any plumbing needs, make sure to speak to a trained plumber in Sacramento to help ...

17 Mar 2021

sleep better with an energy savings plan
Hot weather is right around the corner. In California, you just can’t take chances with an air conditioning system that isn’t properly maintained. A system breakdown can quickly lead to soaring interior temperatures and unexpected repair costs. As the old adage goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This certainly applies to cooling systems, particularly when temperatur...

03 Mar 2021

asthma inhaler, seasonal allergies
According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, Sacramento is ranked among the 100 worst cities in the United States for asthma sufferers and summer is one of the worst times. The warm weather and varying landscapes in Northern California can make it difficult to manage asthma symptoms, particularly for children eager to play outside. Air Purifiers In the Sacramento area, ...

31 Jan 2021

factors to cinsider when choosing a new ac unit
A new central air conditioning unit is an important (and expensive) investment for your home. Thankfully, you don’t have to do it very often! When the time to choose again comes around, it can be a bit of a headache to find the best option, especially since there have likely been many new additions to the market since your last purchase of this nature. Whether your last unit is kicking t...

22 Dec 2020

Attic Insulation Sacramento
Sacramento Insulation Contractor Explains Insulation Efficiency We would venture to guess that there are two main things the average person knows about insulation – It stops the transfer of heat in and out of a home, and you better not touch it if you want to avoid getting all itchy from the fiberglass! That’s a good place to start, but there’s a lot more to know, including the fact ...

10 Dec 2020

common plumbing mishaps and how to avoid them
Sometimes, life happens. One day, your house is in tip-top shape, all appliances and utilities working in perfect order; and the next, your plumbing causes a flood. Be the issue with your toilet, your kitchen sink, or your shower drain, those problems were actually a long time coming, even if the stoppage appeared seemingly out of nowhere. Many plumbing and water damage mishaps are a ...