Garbage Disposal – Do’s and Don’ts

Garbage disposal is a fantastic appliance that makes everyday living easier and duties more manageable. It’s quite a sturdy machine and most problems arise from improper operation and maintenance. If you keep in mind a few things when it comes to how you run your disposal and maintain it, the chances of plumbing and drain problems will be brought down to a minimum.

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Are You Thinking of Getting a Tankless Water Heater?

Did you know that water heaters are second biggest energy consumers among your household appliances? Consequently, they can cost you hundreds of dollars every year, and with electricity prices increasing steadily, this figure only goes up. The problem with traditional water heaters with tanks is that they are not energy-efficient enough. They waste a lot of energy because they need to keep the water hot even when you are not using it. Tankless water heaters are a eco-friendly generation of plumbing installations.

Tankless water heaters are somewhat novel in the States, but they have long been used in Europe and Japan. The basic idea is to heat water only when you need it and in that way reduce energy waste.

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High Temperatures and Plumbing

Scorching high temperatures bring about some frequent plumbing problems. Here are some things you might want to be careful about. Detecting a plumbing problem early on usually minimizes the stress and the financial burden. So, check these at your home and nip the problem in the bud.

Slab leaks

It quite surprising, but the number one factor contributing to leakage in the pipes below your floor are high temperatures. Not exactly boiling temperatures as such, but more the reaction between them and copper pipes that carry water. Do you notice any droplets of water on a wall or under the carpet? Is there any mildew there? Does some part of your floor feel warmer than the rest? That could be a case of hot-water pipe leak. Call in professionals to investigate your slab leak properly and to prevent any further damage to your home.

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House Water Filtration

Are you thinking of improving the quality of the water you use in your home? Many homeowners who are considering this investment are unsure about the differences between water filters and water softeners and their respective benefits. A basic understanding of the essentials concerning these two upgrades should make it easier for you to decide which would work better for you.

What Does the Name Say?

Water filters are all the systems that treat water and remove contaminants from it. They can vary in size – from small reversed osmosis drinking systems to large whole-house systems that filter all the water of a home.

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PEX Piping vs Copper Piping

If you’re reading this blog, chances are you’re not a plumber. You’ve probably heard pipes are usually made of copper in the US, but it’s likely PEX pipes are unfamiliar to you. That’s understandable. PEX pipes have been used in Europe for decades and have demonstrated excellent performance and numerous benefits. In order to make an informed decision about your home piping, we’ll provide you with the basics on PEX and copper piping.

First of all, PEX is an abbreviation that means cross-linked polyethylene pipe. The plastic undergoes processing, which makes it long-lasting and able to withstand extreme high and low temperatures. It can also endure creep deformation resulting from stress exposure and chemical deformation that acids and alkalis can cause. As a result, PEX piping is great for both hot and cold water. PEX pipes also use a coloring code – red pipes for hot water, blue pipes for cold and white for any.

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How Can You Prevent Water Waste?

As many of us are well aware, San Diego is in a severe drought that has only gotten worse over the last few months. At Plumbing Plus we want to help our customers and fellow San Diegans find ways for how you can prevent water waste in your community. It is our responsibility as San Diego community members to do our part to help our city recover from its current water crisis.

Common plumbing issues that contribute to large amounts of water waste are leaky pipes, running toilets, and outdated plumbing systems. While these may not seem like pressing matters that require your immediate attention, they can lead to larger issues within your plumbing system and are directly responsible for water waste in your home. One slightly leaky faucet can be responsible for wasting 3 liters of a water a day and 350 gallons of water a year. This isn’t even considering a more severe leak.

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San Diego Sinks

San Diego sinks are often overlooked when they are in fact the most used component in any bathroom or kitchen. Think about how many times you wash your hands, rinse things off, do the dishes, brush your teeth, and so on. When you take a minute to think about it, sinks are one of the most vital fixtures in our homes which is why it’s about time we start putting more consideration into what type of sink we use in our kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms.

In the kitchen and laundry room, a sink is all about functionality. In the kitchen you want a sink that can fit a lot of dishes, makes easy to prep food, and much more, all while tying in well with your décor choices. During the remodeling process, many people focus on tile, countertops, and cabinetry, all of which are important to creating a beautiful kitchen. The problem is that the sink is quite often an afterthought. When choosing a kitchen sink, the daily functions it serves should be one of your primary focuses.

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2015 High Tech Bathroom Trends

2015 High Tech Bathroom Trends

As technology becomes more and more impressive, it is no surprise that people are seeking high tech bathroom solutions. As the leading plumbing company in San Diego, Plumbing Plus has forecasted the 2015 high tech bathroom trends we will be seeing this year. San Diego is a particularly trendy city that is known for its adoption of innovation solutions in luxurious bathrooms of all varieties.

Convenience is key in the busy lives of San Diegans living each day to the fullest; many of the 2015 high tech bathroom trends are centered on bringing this much needed convenience into the bathroom. Walk in showers have been a prime choice for many bathroom remodels over the last few years, but for added convenience we’re seeing modified walk in showers are now the way to go. Double showers, with smart technology integrated into them are going to be big this year. Double showers offer the spacious comfort of the walk in shower but with added convenience. Double showers allow two people to shower at the same time under their own individual shower head, with their own customized water settings. The ability to customize water temperature, flow, and pressure make high tech double showers the very best option in comfort and convenience.

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Advances in Plumbing Technology

Plumbing is not something that is at the top of people’s minds and when it does come to mind, let’s just say the picture isn’t very pretty. Something many people do not realize is that plumbing isn’t all rusty pipes and clogged toilets, it does, however, play a large role in each of our daily lives.

Advances in the Plumbing Industry

There was a time in history where there was no running water or organized plumbing technology systems, luckily for us we do not live in that time. Today, we have moved past the 1980’s simply functioning toilet and shower, there are a wide variety of ways to add a touch of luxury to your home through an expert plumber and some beautifully made fixtures with the newest of technology. There are nearly limitless options to creating a personalized, relaxing experience in your bathroom from “smart” shower systems to toilets designed to meet your personal preferences.

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