Last updated 3 days ago
There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding plumbing. While some of these myths and half-truths are harmless, others can result in serious plumbing problems. For example, it doesn’t hurt to believe that Thomas Crapper invented the toilet (he didn’t), but thinking that liquid drain cleaners dissolve everything may prevent you from hiring the Sacramento plumber you really need to remove a stubborn clog. To help you keep your plumbing in tip-top shape, here is the truth behind some common plumbing myths.
Myth: Leaky Faucets are No Big Deal
A few drops of water now and then never hurt anybody, right? Wrong! Even minor leaks can waste hundreds or even thousands of gallons of water every year. Not only will this lead to higher water bills, but it may also lead to water damage depending on the location and extent of the leak. Once a faucet starts dripping, call your plumber to stop the leak and save you money.
Myth: Lemon Peels Will Make the Garbage Disposal Smell Good
Though technically not a myth, what people fail to recognize is that lemon peels can clog the drain if it’s not powerful enough to completely cut through the peels. If you want to freshen up your garbage disposal without getting anything stuck, pour some white vinegar down the drain.
Myth: Flushable Wipes are Flushable
“Flushable wipes” may be one of the most misleading product names in the world. Flushable wipes don’t biodegrade like toilet paper and can cause serious plumbing problems. If your household has been flushing wipes down the toilet, contact your plumber to inspect your drain lines and clear out any clogs before they cause bigger problems.
Ace Plumbing has provided complete plumbing and sewer repair services for customers in the Sacramento area. Visit our website to learn more about our plumbing services, or call us toll-free at (866) 999-4703 to schedule service for your home or business.
Last updated 8 days ago
Notice a spike in your water bills or a musty odor in your home? You might have a leak on your hands. While a leaking faucet or toilet is easy enough to spot, hidden leaks can be incredibly hard to detect until the damage has already been done. The following signs may indicate that you need to hire a Sacramento plumber to fix a hidden plumbing leak before things get worse.
Mold or Mildew
One of the most obvious signs of a hidden plumbing leak is mold or mildew growing on your walls or ceilings. While it’s normal for a small amount of mildew to occur wherever water accumulates, such as in the corner of a shower or around a sink, mold or mildew growing on walls or ceilings is a clear sign that a pipe is leaking somewhere inside your home.
Sometimes you can’t see mold or mildew, but you can smell it. A musty odor may be a sign that mold or mildew is growing inside your walls. It can also be the result of old, accumulated water from a leaky pipe. If, after thoroughly cleaning your restroom, you still notice a musty or earthy smell, contact your plumber to inspect for a hidden leak in your home’s plumbing system.
Warping, water-stained walls are another clear indication that you have a plumbing leak. Drywall becomes soft and begins to bubble after being exposed to moisture, ultimately warping and breaking into pieces. Your plumber may need to tear out the drywall to repair the leak, which will provide you with an opportunity to replace it with new, dry material.
If you suspect a hidden plumbing leak inside your home, contact Ace Plumbing. We are Sacramento’s full-service plumbing experts, and no job is too big or too small for our plumbers. Visit our website to learn more about our plumbing services, including drain cleaning, backflow prevention, water heater repair, toilet repair, and more. If you have any questions, please call us at (866) 999-4703.
Last updated 18 days ago
When the days of summer start to get shorter and the temperatures begin to dip, it means that fall is on its way in. In order to stay comfortable during the cooler months ahead, it’s important to make sure that your heating system is working properly. Here are some tips for getting your heating system ready for fall and keeping it in good repair all fall and winter long.
If you want your heating system to be working efficiently this fall and winter, it’s important to prepare your furnace ahead of time. People who wait until it is already cold may be frustrated at their heating system’s lack of response. Start focusing on your heating system towards the end of summer so you have plenty of time to call a heating repair professional should you find anything wrong.
Change Filters and Open Vents
From this point on you should be changing the air filters on a monthly basis to ensure that your heating system is properly circulating warm air and not struggling to break through a barrier of dust and lint. This can increase your heating system’s efficiency and lower your energy bills. You can also help your heating system by making sure that your vents are open and unobstructed. Make sure that you do not have couches or other pieces of furniture set up in front of your air vents.
Inspect Your System
The end of the summer and the beginning of fall are both great times to have your system inspected by a professional heating and cooling company in Sacramento. Even if nothing seems to be out of the ordinary, call your heating repair and maintenance company to make sure that everything is in place for a warm and comfortable fall and winter.
Contact the heating repair experts at Ace Plumbing or visit our website. In addition to heating repair, we serve the Sacramento area with sewer repair and drain cleaning. If you would like to know more about what we can do to keep you comfortable, contact us online or call us at (866) 999-4703.
Last updated 23 days ago
Sometimes it’s difficult to determine if a sewer line is faulty or damaged, and it can be even more difficult to figure out exactly what has gone wrong. Fortunately, video inspection effectively addresses these issues.
If you believe there may be a problem with your sewer line or you would simply like to learn about its condition, consider Ace Plumbing’s video inspection services. Using a high-resolution video camera and fiber optic cables, our plumbers can inspect inside of your home’s sewer line. This will help to determine the condition of the sewer line and identify any obstructions or issues that may be affecting your home’s plumbing.
If you are interested in the benefits of video inspection for your sewer line, call Ace Plumbing at (866) 999-4703. We are Sacramento’s trusted plumbing maintenance and repair company. Visit our website or stop by today to find out how our plumbers can help you today.