28 Jun 2021

sewer line offset - clarke & rush
Many of the problems in sewer systems can be linked to pipes and joints that are offset. When joints shift or sink, they lose their alignment with the rest of the sewer piping and drainage problems result. In this article, you’ll learn the different causes, problems, and remedies of sewer line offsets. Use this information to take the appropriate steps to prevent this problem, or to get ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

09 Dec 2020

hiring a plumber
In need of an experienced plumber in Sacramento? There is always points to consider when faced with the task of repairing or maintaining your residential plumbing system. While we understand that there are some jobs that can be tackled by yourself, for the more serious issues nothing more than an experienced plumber will suffice. At Clarke & Rush we know that it can be daunting when...

17 Nov 2020

smartest investment for your home
One of The Smartest Investments You Can Make In Your Home! Clarke & Rush encourages our customers to take a long term approach to Smart Energy Savings while improving your homes comfort, value and monthly energy savings on your utility bills. One of the smartest investments you can make in your home is to have the proper insulation working which provides year-around comfort and savi...

09 Nov 2020

don't skip water heater maintenance
This is typically the time of year that homeowners schedule maintenance for their heating systems so that they’re ready to handle the colder temperatures. But there are other parts of your home that also deserve this type of attention—such as your water heater. The water heater is one plumbing appliance that needs regular checkups and inspections, and this is the perfect time of year ...

07 Nov 2020

prevent tree root damage to pipes
Boths trees and their root systems grow slowly, but they are living things that are perpetually seeking nourishment to continue growing. Any plant will grow toward a source of nourishment, rather than away from it. If a nearby tree’s roots detect a water supply coming from a small leak in your pipes, then chances are those roots will grow toward that water supply. Roots can eventually en...