Posts by bigbplumbing

5 Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater

Murrieta water heater

If you’ve decided it’s time to replace your water heater, you might assume you’ll simply choose one similar to the old heater, and be done with the project. But before you make that assumption, consider whether making an upgrade to a tankless heater might be a better deal in the long run. This choice will…

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What to Do About Limescale

Common Plumbing Problems

Have you noticed a white or green chalky mess on your faucets and shower heads? Do you spend way too much time trying to clean this gunk off of your fixtures? It’s probably limescale, and not only is it unsightly and annoying; the buildup can actually contribute to clogs over time. What is limescale exactly?…

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Keep Your Plumbing Healthy Over the Holidays

The holiday season is in full swing, and you’re excitedly anticipating visitors. The kid table is set, you’ve prepped the guest room for Grandma, and you’ve baked cookies for your favorite emergency plumbers… Wait, that’s not right. While we would happily accept your homemade goodies, you’re probably not looking forward to a visit from us.…

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10 Signs That Your Water Heater Needs to Be Replaced

Like any other home appliance, water heaters don’t last forever. One day you might be shocked to step into a cold shower, signaling that your water heater has reached the end of its life. In other cases, the appliance might die a slow (and expensive) death. If you notice any of these signs, particularly if…

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Check Your Plumbing Before You Travel

As the holidays approach, many of you will be taking trips to visit family. Unfortunately, there’s a chance that you could arrive back home to a less-than-merry surprise. Before leaving for a trip, you probably lock up your home and secure it against burglars or other disasters… So make sure to protect your plumbing, too!…

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Why Is There Rust in My Water?

You turn on the sink tap, hoping to brush your teeth or wash dishes, but you’re met with a flow of disgusting, reddish brown water. Or maybe the water doesn’t look too unusual, but when you take a sip of it, the taste is “off” or suspicious. This might be due to rust in your…

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Why Is My Water Pressure So Low?

You’re expecting a long, steamy shower, but instead are met with an unsatisfying trickle of water. Or perhaps you’re trying to wash dishes, but you can’t get enough water pressure to effectively rinse them. Whatever the exact problem, low water pressure can be a pain. The following five reasons can explain water pressure problems, and…

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5 Drain Maintenance Tasks to Perform Right Now

Clogged drains are one of the most common causes of plumbing problems. A simple clog can cause drains to back up, making a big mess and even doing some damage to your home. Luckily, performing a bit of routine maintenance on your drains can help prevent serious clogs from ever occurring. So, take a few…

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5 Things Your Plumber Needs You to Know

Plumbing Contractor

You can always call one of our emergency plumbers if you’re concerned about a problem with your pipes, and we’ll be happy to check it out for you. But in the meantime, knowledge is power, and you can probably prevent many plumbing problems or at least reduce the damage. If you know these five facts,…

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Can It Wait Until Monday? When to Call an Emergency Plumber

So, it’s Friday night, and you have discovered a plumbing problem in your home. Or, it’s the night before Thanksgiving, and you’ve just stepped into a puddle on the floor. These things never seem to happen on a Monday afternoon, do they? You might be wondering if you should call an emergency plumber, or wait…

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