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Top 5 Causes of Faulty Home Piping

Plumbing is one of those things that you don’t really think about until there’s a problem. You just expect things to work properly. Then you’re surprised when you get a leak or your water starts tasting bad for no apparent reason. A lot is happening in the bowels of...

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House Remodel: A Guide to Re-piping Your Home

Most of the time, homeowners make the decision to remodel because they want to address cosmetic issues. They want a huge new kitchen with the latest fixtures and updated tile. They want a bathroom with a big, garden tub, or they want crown molding throughout the...

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Moving In? Check The Plumbing Before You Sign Those Papers

You already know that when you shop for an older home, you are at risk of dealing with certain problems, like an HVAC system that isn’t energy-efficient or a roof that needs to be replaced. But you may look beyond those issues to the “bones” of the house, or the basic...

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3 Plumbing Upgrades to Complete before Selling Your Home

When you get ready to sell your home, you might think about upgrading things that get a lot of attention, like the countertops in the kitchen or the floors in the living room. But some of the most important things that you need to consider are often out of sight and...

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Measures to Take in the Event of a Slab Leak

Slab leaks can devastate your home, causing significant damage to your foundation that can undermine the stability of your home and cost you dearly in repairs. You may not even know that you have a leak in your slab until you notice problems – and by then, serious...

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Watch Out for These Dangers in Your Plumbing

Even if your pipes are made of metal, they can wear down over time without the proper care. With wear, leaks can develop or the pipes can weaken so that the pressure eventually makes them burst. You can have a real mess on your hands, as well as expensive damage to...

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How Does the Repiping Process Work?

You may not want to think about it, but at some point, you will need to repipe your home. Plumbing is designed to be durable and dependable, but it is not indestructible. Over time, the pipes will wear down or become corroded. They can also become built up with...

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Is Home Repiping Covered by My Homeowner’s Insurance Policy?

Is Home Repiping Covered by My Homeowner’s Insurance Policy? Plumbing can be one of the most expensive things to replace in your home. Often, by the time you are considering repiping, you are dealing with constant leaks, corroded pipes, mineral deposits in your water,...

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Top 5 Reasons to Repipe Your Home

Most people don’t think about repiping their home. If they have a leak or a clogged drain, they call a CA plumber and expect to have the issue repaired and then move on. Having to replace all the plumbing in a home seems like a nightmare scenario to most people....

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4 Causes of Slab Leaks

If your home is built on a concrete slab, your plumbing and electricity run through it. Those pipes and lines were put in place before the home was built, and the concrete was poured on top of them. If you get a plumbing leak in the concrete slab, the water can spread...

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Home Plumbing: Why Is It So Important?

We take modern plumbing for granted. None of us has ever had to go fetch a pail of water. (Most children don’t even understand that old nursery rhyme about poor Jack anymore.) Yet without modern plumbing, our lives would be far worse, both in terms of the amount of...

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How Do I Know My Home Needs to Be Repiped?

You may not think much about your plumbing system until it breaks down, but it is always there, doing the silent work that you need it to do. Over time, it is aging just like everything else. You may not see it happening, but your pipes may becoming weaker, clogged...

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What’s the Difference between Copper and PEX Repiping?

Remodeling your home should include remodeling the infrastructure, as well, such as the outdated plumbing system. But even if you’re not remodeling, your plumbing may be showing signs that it’s ready to be upgraded, such as recurring leaks and other repairs,...

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Will a Minor Earthquake Damage Your Plumbing in San Clemente?

You may have gotten so used to earthquakes in Southern California that you don’t even really notice when they happen. It’s almost like a strong wind coming through – you get jostled, but it’s such a minor event that you don’t log it in your memory. You certainly don’t...

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5 Things You Should Do to Avoid a Plumbing Disaster

There are plenty of things you’re probably doing that you don’t even realize wreak havoc on your plumbing. Do you reach for the Drano whenever your sink gets clogged up? A lot of people do, and it’s actually terrible for plumbing because the chemicals can degrade the...

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Will Faulty Plumbing Damage My Property in Orange County?

Water may be essential to life, but it is also one of the most destructive properties on Earth. It just doesn’t seem like it because it takes a long time for water to be damaging. But water that is left in the same place long enough will erode, rust, rot, and...

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Will Your Plumbing Survive an Earthquake?

Living in California, you’re no stranger to earthquakes. But the majority of the time, the aftermath involves little more than picking up a few knick knacks that fell off the shelf. Occasionally, you may encounter a stronger earthquake that can cause real damage to...

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Common Piping Problems in Older San Diego Homes

When purchasing an older home in San Diego, much though is given to the look and feel of the home, but what about the inner workings? The arteries within the walls are just as, if not more, important than the superficial layers of the home. The materials used,...

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5 Indications Your Water Pressure is Low

Every homeowner has experienced frustration at one point or another, when they turn on a faucet and either get a slow drip or an unexpected shower. Low water pressure makes every day activities, like laundry, dishes, and showering, frustrating and more time consuming...

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6 Signs You May Have a Plumbing Leak

Plumbing leaks can be a serious problem. They may be little more than a steady drip, but over time, those little drips can create a big puddle of water and extensive damage. Even small leaks can contribute to wood rot in your floors or walls, and they can encourage...

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How PEX Piping Revolutionized Re-Piping

PEX tubing refers to cross-linked polyethylene flexible tubing, which can be used in plumbing and other applications such as radiant heat flooring or baseboard heating. Not only is PEX piping less expensive than the traditional copper piping used in plumbing, but it...

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5 Things to Ask When Hiring the Best Re-Pipe Plumber

Re-piping gives you the opportunity to not only fix your home’s plumbing issues but to also improve your property’s performance. The right re-piping choices can reduce your property’s energy usage, can ensure consistent water pressure and temperature, and can reduce...

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Know Before You Buy: Are The Pipes Going Bad?

The plumbing in your home is of critical importance. Without it, you won’t have running water for drinking, cooking, cleaning, and bathing. If your plumbing experiences problems, you not only risk not having the steady supply of water you need, but you also will have...

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Uponor Solutions: Residential Plumbing

The First to Offer a Lead-free Plumbing System In 2009, Uponor was the first to offer a lead-free plumbing system from inlet to faucet. Today, our flexible, durable, crosslinked polyethylene (PEX) tubing coupled with our proven engineered polymer (EP) and lead-free*...

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Plumbers warn of CPVC piping problems

Plumbers recommend knowing what pipes are in your walls A pipe that builders are using inside homes more and more is coming under fire from the people who know best -- professional plumbers. Plumbers are warning you to know what's inside your walls no matter how old...

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US Behind the Wall Plumbing Market

Study coverage Behind-the-Wall Plumbing presents historical demand data (2005, 2010 and 2015) and forecasts (2020 and 2025) by product (e.g., pipe, fittings, valves, sprinklers), market (e.g., residential buildings, nonresidential buildings), application (e.g., fire...

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Bob Vila Radio: Pex vs. Copper

Bob Vila Radio: Pex vs. Copper From small plumbing repairs to running lines for a whole house, there are lots of reasons PEX tubing beats traditional copper or PVC these days. Bob Vila Radio-...

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Uponor awarded three years in a row

PEX manufacturer receives industry-acclaimed Partners of Choice award from largest privately held builder in the country. Apple Valley, Minn., Aug. 1, 2016 — For the third year in a row, Uponor North America (Uponor) is a Partners of Choice award recipient from...

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HUNDREDS OF OC HOMES FACE POSSIBLE DAMAGE

LADERA RANCH, Calif. (KABC) -- When Enrique Del Rivero turns on the tap, he worries that water could also be flowing elsewhere. "It is stressful. It's always on the back of your mind," said the husband and father of two. The Del Rivero's moved to Ladera Ranch in South...

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