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How to Properly Run Your Garbage Disposal

The garbage disposal is something many homeowners take for granted and use on a frequent basis. There is a correct way to run the disposal to keep it and your drains in good condition.

One of the most common ways to cause a clog or jamming of your disposal is to overload it with food. Instead, feed small amounts of food into your disposal at a time, always running cool water about 10 seconds beforehand. When you are done feeding food into the disposal, and it has completed grinding, turn it off and allow the water to run for about another 30 seconds to flush all the debris down the drain. At this point, you can run hot water to help further clean your drains.

If you have more questions about keeping your disposal in good condition, or you require repairs, then take advantage of our 40 years of experience and contact Ace Plumbing at (916) 455-4548.

 

How Professional Sprinkler Installation Can Save You Money

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Your professional plumber can provide a service that helps you save water, time, and money. This service also helps your landscape stay beautiful without extra effort on your part. A professional sprinkler system installed by a qualified plumber can take care of all your landscape irrigation needs while helping you be friendly to the environment and lowering your water bill.

Traditional manual watering uses a lot of water, especially with open hoses. Much of this water acts as runoff, and is wasted. Professional sprinkler systems are tailored to your specific irrigation needs, and can be controlled in different zones for precise watering on a set schedule.

Time, Money, and Conservation

Taking the time to water your landscaping can mean losing time for other activities, being late to work, or otherwise delaying your normal routine. Eliminate this delay by having a professional plumber analyze, design, and install an irrigation system controlled to your specifications. This allows you to focus on your daily tasks, which is especially important in today's busy world.

One of the key benefits of using scheduled, automated irrigation is conserving water. This is both an eco-friendly and economical move, because using less water helps preserve this precious resource while lowering your water bills.

Other Costs

Landscaping can be difficult to maintain, and this is outside of normal watering costs. By choosing a professionally-installed sprinkler system, you can reduce the loss of your plants due to drought or heat, and even loss caused by overwatering. This can make gardening and beautifying your home much more cost effective.

If you would like to learn more about the further benefits a professionally installed irrigation system can offer, then contact Ace Plumbing at (916) 455-4548. Our professional plumbers have experience with the configuration of most major sprinkler and irrigation brands.

Looking For Great Plumbing Resources? Visit These Links From Ace Plumbing!

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Have you enjoyed reading about water heaters and improving slow drains in our recent blog posts? If you are looking for more information about the benefits of upgrading your water tank or hiring a plumber, check out the following resources.

  • Visit EnergyStar.gov to learn more about the environmental and economic benefits of trusting a tankless water heater to meet your home’s heating needs.
  • For tips on solving minor drainage issues in a DIY manner, check out this Yahoo! Voices article. For any serious clogs or plumbing assistance in a home that uses a septic system, hire a plumbing professional.
  • While tankless hot water heaters have become a popular water heater upgrade option, energy-efficient water heaters are available in tank-based forms as well. Read about the various types of energy-efficient water heating systems from which you can choose in this LoveToKnow.com article.
  • Learn more about conserving water in your home at the Environmental Protection Agency’s website. An experienced plumber can help you by installing water-efficient appliances and plumbing fixtures in your home.

To speak with an experienced plumber in the Sacramento area about any of your home’s plumbing or sewage needs, call Ace Plumbing at (916) 455-4548.

About Leaky Faucets

Not only do leaky faucets result in unnecessary water and energy consumption. They can also be the cause of subtle energy bill increases that, over time, can really add up. If you would like to find out more about leaky faucets and the costs associated with them, check out this brief video clip.

In addition to gaining knowledge about detecting and correcting leaky faucets, you will find out about common causes of leaky faucets and learn some interesting facts about water usage by checking out this clip

Unless you have extensive knowledge of home plumbing, you will want to hire a plumbing professional to repair a leaky faucet in your home. If you are looking for a reputable plumber in the Sacramento area, call Ace Plumbing at (916) 455-4548.

The Value of Upgrading Your Inefficient Water Heater

Plumber Pipe and Adjustable Wrenches on Water Heater Gas Line

In the heat of the Sacramento summer, you may not be too concerned about the efficiency and performance of your water heater. If your water heater is underperforming, however, there is no better time than now to replace it with a new, more energy-efficient model. If you are concerned that replacing your water heater now will present you with a cost you cannot justify, then read on to find out how hiring a plumber to upgrade your water heater will save you money in the long run. 

Replacement Reality

An inefficient water heater will have to be replaced at some point. You can delay acceptance of this fact until your garage is home to a rusty tank that can hardly deliver lukewarm water to your shower, dishwasher, and laundry machine. Alternatively, you can accept this reality and start saving money on your water bills now; enjoying the comforts and conveniences afforded you by your energy-efficient water heater in the meantime. Your upgrade may even qualify you for a tax rebate.

Short-Run vs. Long-Run Costs

The initial cost of upgrading your water heater will put a dent in this month’s budget. Before long, however, you will start to realize how much money you will save in the long run with a professionally installed water heater with the capacity to heat water far more efficiently than the tank it is replacing.

Environmental Benefits, Comfort, and Convenience

Whereas a conventional water heater uses energy to keep a certain volume of water hot and ready for use upon request, a tankless heater works in an on-demand fashion. When you turn a hot water tap or activate your dishwasher, fresh water will pass through a heated coil and go straight to the faucet or appliance to which it has been directed. This manner of heating water conserves both water and energy.

Replace your water heater now, and by the time winter arrives you will already view your decision as having been financially sound. Choose a tankless heater, and you will also be thankful for the timeliness with which hot water starts flowing through your showerhead. If you would like to speak with an experienced plumbing professional in the Sacramento area about your water heater upgrade options, call Ace Plumbing at (916) 455-4548!

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