07 Feb 2018

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

31 Jan 2018

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 ...

31 Jan 2018

attention electric water heater owners
As of January 1, 2018, strict new rules governing standards for water heater efficiency took effect. What Does This Mean to You? If you currently own an electric water heater bigger than 55 gallons you will not be able to replace it with the same size. There will no longer be electric water heaters over a 55 gallon capacity made. If you want to replace your larger-size electric wate...

31 Jan 2018

types of residential water heaters
Most of us take our water heater for granted, along with the luxury of having piping hot water dispensed from any tap in your home, on demand. Many homeowners don’t even think about their water heater until it causes problems. Water heaters are one of the hardest working appliances in any home; just think, how many things would be impossible without the miracle of on-demand hot water lik...

31 Jan 2018

4 signs you need water main repair
On a scale of one to severe, a leaking water line is one of the most serious plumbing issues your Sacramento, CA, home can encounter. After all, the main water line is responsible for supplying your entire home with fresh water. If you observe any of these signs, you may need to call a professional for a water line repair immediately. Standing or Running Water A significant water main ...

31 Jan 2018

plumbing odors got you down?
That noxious smell of sewer gases, or rotten eggs that can leach up from your pipes are not only gross, but they can be warning signs of more serious plumbing issues that need immediate attention by a trained professional. If you are experiencing plumbing odors that you can’t seem to find the source of, we hope you find this guide helpful. We will discuss how to locate, and eliminate the...

31 Jan 2018

attributes of a great plumber
Finding a good company among all the companies that offer plumbing services in Sacramento can be difficult. Also, keep in mind that aside from training, there are skills that a great plumber needs. License and Certifications Being licensed and certified doesn’t necessarily classify as a skill, but it’s something a plumber should have. Hiring a licensed plumber gives you a peace of mind...

31 Jan 2018

why plumbers use video inspection
Before the technology of video inspection was implemented, determining the sources of plumbing problems was more challenging, and incorporated a combination of tactics such as tearing into walls, ceiling, and floors, excavation around pipes and sewer lines, or even excavating a home’s foundation. Modern-day plumbers have access to state-of-the-art technology that allows them to definitiv...

31 Jan 2018

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...

31 Jan 2018

signs your water heater needs professional repair
One of the most important appliances in a your home is the water heater. If the water heater is not functioning properly, it can make regular household activities difficult and even impossible. The best way for a homeowner to ensure that their hot water heater is always functioning properly is to be able to recognize when there is a problem so that it can be repaired before it breaks dow...