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Archive for August 2018

Your Shut Off Valves CheckList

We all want to do it ourselves and save a few bucks, but when it comes to replacing shut off valves it’s best to leave it to a professional. Now you can look online, and you’ll find many resources telling you how to change or install shut off valves, but unless you’re knowledgeable don’t attempt…

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My Plumber For Life

Our Plumber For Life

Make Big B’s Plumbing your plumber for life. Not long ago we had long-lasting relationships with our dentist, doctor, auto mechanic and even tradespeople. I remember our dentist was Dr. Fleming, and our plumber was John Sutherland. If anything went wrong with the plumbing, my mom would tell us to call John. She didn’t say,…

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Whole House Repiping – Is It Time?

Whole House Repiping

Are you in need of a complete house repiping. At one time or another, every new home had state-of-the-art plumbing. In the 30’s, 40’s, 50’s and even into the 60’s, galvanized pipes is what we used in our homes. It wasn’t until the 50’s and into the sixties that we started to replace the old…

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The Truth About Plumbers

The Truth About Plumbers

We’ve all heard the jokes and stories about plumbers. Someone will have a bad experience with a plumber and pass that experience on to a friend or neighbor. Before you know it, the story went viral, and every plumber is suspect. While we can’t vouch for every plumber, we can say that the vast majority…

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Avoid The Plumbers Scam

Plumbers Scam

Avoid the plumbers scam and be on your guard when hiring any tradesperson. The bottom line is that most homeowners are going to believe what you tell them in regards to plumbing. Reputation is paramount when it comes to plumbing companies. The first thing to watch out for are plumbers that have different pricing for…

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Copper Piping Is The Best

copper pipes

Here are some quick facts on copper piping. Copper pipes date back to over 4000 years. History tells us that ancient Egyptians used copper to transport water around 2150 BC. The Romans used copper pipes to distribute water. Copper has become the most used material for plumbing since the 1940’s. Cooper is scientifically safe and…

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Hire A Plumber That’s Not Out For A Quick Buck

Ask Questions and Hire A Plumber

How do I hire a plumber that isn’t out to make a quick buck? In short, you don’t know unless you do your research. Let me give you an example of someone out to make a quick buck. My refrigerator stopped cooling, we contacted the maker which had their phone number listed on the inside of…

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How To Find A Plumbing Contractor

Contractors License Board Online

It not hard to find a plumbing contractor. In fact, it’s not hard to find any contractor. Finding them is simple, getting to know them takes a little work. Give yourself five to ten minutes, and you can find out everything you need to know. The California State License Board (CSLB) can give you all…

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Natural Gas Leaks Are Nothing To Mess With!

natural gas

Most homeowners know that the natural gas that comes into our home is our responsibility. SoCalGas® is responsible for the gas until it hits the meter. From that point on, it’s up to the homeowner, property manager, or tenant to maintain their natural gas. This includes all pipes leading to the pool, spa, barbeque and…

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The Big 3 Plumbing Questions

hiring a plumber

My Bathroom Drains Always Gets Backed Up. What Can I Do? Your drains are backing up because your pipe has slime on them. Slime forms when you brush your teeth, comb your hair, shave or wash your hands. Bio-slime is a collection of bacteria brought on by organic matter found in bathroom products. To keep…

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