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    Signs of a Hidden Plumbing Leak

    Last updated 3 months 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.

    Musty Odor

    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.

    Damaged Walls

    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. 

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    John Labrum Found a leak in my washer drain pipe (drilled hole by builder behind a stud) that had been there for 13 years. This was causing a issue in my master closet a small drip over time! This took some time but he found the issue! Thanks for a great job! More
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    Getting Your Heating System Ready for Fall

    Last updated 3 months 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.

    Think Ahead

    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. 

    The Benefits of Video Inspection for Your Sewer Line

    Last updated 3 months 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. 

    Identifying the Signs of a Main Sewer Line Clog

    Last updated 4 months ago

    Clogs in your main sewer line may lead to various negative consequences like inefficient appliances and even home flooding. Fortunately, there are signs you can look for to identify a clogged sewer line and hire a plumber before it turns into major problem. Keep reading to learn how to identify the signs of a main sewer line clog.

    Root Growth

    While a main sewer line clog could be caused by the flushing non-disposable items, clogs are also caused by outside forces. In many cases, trees that reside on your property may be the culprit for your clog. Tree roots grow towards water, and they do not discriminate between clean water and wastewater. Roots that grow towards sewer lines often cause clogs to occur, and sometimes they even break through the pipe completely. This tends to be more common in older homes with older sewer lines.

    Connections between Appliances

    When it comes to main sewer lines that are not impaired by clogs, all of your appliances that use water should function without affecting each other. But when your sewer line is clogged you may notice connections. In other words, the use of water in one appliance that affects the water in another may be a sign of a main sewer line clog.  For example, if you find water around your basement drain after you use your washing machine, this may be due to a clog in your main sewer line.

    Video Inspections

    If you suspect that your main sewer line is clogged but you are not sure, you can contact your plumber for a video inspection. This allows your plumber to see into the sewer line and visually determine if there is a clog.

    If you have identified signs of a main sewer line clog in your home, call Ace Plumbing at (866) 999-4703. We are proud to call ourselves Sacramento’s go-to plumbing service. If you would like to know more about our residential and commercial plumbing services, visit our website or stop in and meet with us today.

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