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What is a Plumbing Vent?

What is a Plumbing Vent? | Benicia Plumbing

A plumbing vent is little more than a pipe that runs from a plumbing fixture up through the roof of the home. In very simple terms, this pipe allows air pressure to escape from the plumbing system. Contrary to what many people believe, its primary purpose is NOT to let air into the pipes. If you stop for a moment to think about it, every drain in the home is open. Air doesn’t have any trouble getting into the pipes to help gravity force the water through the plumbing. At Benicia Plumbing we are experts on how to repair and maintain plumbing vents, so here is some useful information about them on our blog. 

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Published on:
12/24/2018

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Three Major Holiday Plumbing Problems that are Preventable

Three Major Holiday Plumbing Problems that are Preventable | Benicia Plumbing

When the holidays come around, everyone converges on your house, including Aunt Irene, Uncle Richie, all your siblings and the grandkids too. That means that your plumbing is going to get a lot of heavy use, wear and tear during from Turkey Day all the way through New Year's Day.

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Published on:
12/17/2018

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Top Five Moments in Plumbing History

Top Five Moments in Plumbing History | Benicia Plumbing

Plumbing has a great history of amazing innovation and achievement and every day we are able to use it to better our lives. Here are five noteworthy developments in the history of plumbing, brought to you by all of us here at Benicia Plumbing: 

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Published on:
12/10/2018

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2018 Christmas Celebrations, Parades and More in Benicia

2018 Christmas Celebrations, Parades and More in Benicia | Benicia Plumbing

Holiday Open House, 12/7

First Street merchants along with Benicia Main Street and the City of Benicia host this ever-popular Holiday Open House at the beginning of the Christmas Season on December 7th from 6 to 9 pm. First Street is closed to traffic allowing revelers to visit merchants offering beverages and treats and showing off their holiday goods while costumed carolers sing traditional Christmas tunes. Live entertainment, wagon rides, and the Christmas Tree lighting add a festive atmosphere to this family event.

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Published on:
12/03/2018

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