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Answers to Questions About Shower Pressure

Answers to Questions About Shower Pressure | Benicia Plumbing

At Benicia Plumbing we often get questions from customers about shower pressure. Any loss in shower water pressure is an annoyance, even if it’s just a short disruption due to a flushed toilet. And of course, it’s much worse if it’s a chronic problem that makes it harder to rinse away shampoo and soap. There are several ways of fixing and preventing this common problem, but they vary depending on the root cause.

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11/27/2019

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A Thanksgiving Survival Guide for Your Trash Disposal

A Thanksgiving Survival Guide for Your Trash Disposal | Benicia Plumbing

For most of the year, we think nothing of putting a little food down the trashdisposal. We flip the switch on, run the water a bit, and don’t give it a second thought about what we're doing. And for most of the year, we don’t have anything to actually worry about. The small amounts of food that get sent down the trash disposal under normal circumstances aren’t enough to cause any major problems. 

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11/20/2019

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Be Wary, But Don't Worry About Potential Toilet Issues

Be Wary, But Don't Worry About Potential Toilet Issues | Benicia Plumbing

I always say don’t fret, quite yet, which means be prepared for the unexpected but don’t stress out over it. At Benicia Plumbing, we are happy to share these tips and tricks with you to keep your toilet healthy and in optimum working condition. 

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11/13/2019

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November Events in Benicia

November Events in Benicia | Benicia Plumbing

Benicia is a thriving city with people who love the finer things in life. Here are upcoming events that will be taking place in Benicia in November. Get out and have fun and enjoy all of the great things that this amazing city offers for young people, families and seniors alike.  

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11/06/2019

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The Legend of Sewer Alligators

The Legend of Sewer Alligators | Benicia Plumbing

Anyone who has ever been in the plumbing industry has heard these amazing stories about alligators in the sewers in major cities. But are they true?

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10/28/2019

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Safe and Sane Halloween Celebration in Downtown Benicia

Safe and Sane Halloween Celebration in Downtown Benicia | Benicia Plumbing

Enjoy Halloween On Saturday, October 26, the Benicia Main Street is putting together a great time for kids of all ages during its annual popular Halloween Costume Contest and Sidewalk Stroll. The local merchants on First Street get into the spirit of the holiday for all to shop and enjoy. At noon there will be a canine and critter costume contest on the First Street Green with awards and treats. 

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10/21/2019

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More 5-Star Yelp Reviews!

More 5-Star Yelp Reviews! | Benicia Plumbing

We always love to get amazing feedback like this: 

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10/14/2019

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Sewage Backups Are Never an Easy Fix

Sewage Backups Are Never an Easy Fix | Benicia Plumbing

As a homeowner, you never want to be surprised by signs of a sewage backup. Not only does this mess cause problems with your home, but it causes problems with yours and your family’s health as well. It’s not an easy fix or an easy clean up when trying to handle the situation on your own.

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10/07/2019

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What Song is Your Showerhead Singing Today?

What Song is Your Showerhead Singing Today? | Benicia Plumbing

At Benicia Plumbing, customers will often tell us about strange sounds that come out of their showerheads and ask them for solutions. 

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09/25/2019

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Fun and Funky Plumbing Trivia

Fun and Funky Plumbing Trivia | Benicia Plumbing

At Benicia Plumbing, Inc., we’ve been serving our clients at a high level since 1975 by providing complete plumbing services to businesses, industry, home builders, and homeowners throughout the northern California Bay Area. So, to say we’re dedicated to the plumbing trade and our customers is a major underestimate, to say the least. 

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09/18/2019

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The Benicia State Parks Association

The Benicia State Parks Association | Benicia Plumbing

In many cities, the parks system is underfunded, with its budgets getting cut all the time. But here in Benicia, we are lucky to have the Benicia State Parks Association (BSPA), in partnership with the California State Department of Parks and Recreation and other entities, which is dedicated to keeping the Benicia State Parks open, accessible, safe and committed to expanding the knowledge and appreciation of the natural environment and cultural heritage of our parks.  

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09/11/2019

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Back to School Days

Back to School Days | Benicia Plumbing

Is Your Plumbing Ready to Deal with those Back to School Days?

The back-to-school season is upon us, and that means chaos! The lazy schedule of summer is over, and it is now time to get meals cleaned-up, grooming done, and showers taken all on time. Everyone in the home has somewhere to be at a specific time now that school is in session, but that is not a reason to take shortcuts when it comes to using your plumbing system. 

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09/04/2019

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Do you need sewer line repair?

Do you need sewer line repair? | Benicia Plumbing

How to Know if You Need Your Sewer Line Repaired

Do you need sewer line repair? Identifying plumbing problems can be easy or difficult depending on the symptoms. A clogged drain is an obvious sign, but how do you know that your sewer lines are cracked several yards from the home before the problem becomes more noticeable? Here are a few things from all of us at Benicia Plumbing who you can look for to tell if you need sewer line repair.

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Published on:
08/26/2019

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Do You Have an Eco-Friendly Toilet?

Do You Have an Eco-Friendly Toilet? | Benicia Plumbing

Do you know how much water you're using with each toilet flush? According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, standard toilets now use 1.6 gallons of water with each and every flush, but older models can use anywhere from 3.5 to 7 gallons each time you flush. If you have a large family, your water consumption can run extremely high, but replacing your old appliance with an eco-friendly toilet could help you lower the water bill and beneficially impact the environment. 

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08/19/2019

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Licensed Plumber or Handyman?

Licensed Plumber or Handyman? | Benicia Plumbing

The Answer is Clear

You are experiencing a leaky faucet, a new toilet installation and/or a slow draining shower. The main question here is can you call a licensed plumber like Benicia Plumbing or a handyman? This is a popular debate as homeowners look at reliability and cost. While a handyman is great for handling several projects around the home, there is no substitution for an experienced and licensed plumber.

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08/12/2019

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Best Bay Area Summer Staycations

Best Bay Area Summer Staycations | Benicia Plumbing

Looking to explore a new part of the Bay Area? Anyone of these regions can provide a full day of family fun – perfect for your next “daycation.”

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08/05/2019

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The History of Plumbing from 500 B.C. to Today

The History of Plumbing from 500 B.C. to Today | Benicia Plumbing

At Benicia Plumbing, we have the utmost respect for the plumbing industry and give kudos for all of the great things that plumbing has done to help our society in many ways. Every time you take a refreshing bath, drink a big cold glass of tap water or wash your car, think about how plumbing has evolved and improved the quality of our lives. 

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07/22/2019

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Things Get Squirrelly!

Things Get Squirrelly! | Benicia Plumbing

Plumbing can be an exciting profession, one filled with encounters and situations that many people would find unbelievable. Since plumbers interact with the general public on a near-daily basis, some of the stories they encounter can be downright hilarious. These are just a few stories we’ve heard that are almost too crazy to believe.

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07/15/2019

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Like Us on Facebook

Like Us on Facebook | Benicia Plumbing

Social media is now a part of our daily lives, so Benicia Plumbing is happy to be on Facebook. By continually posting engaging items on Facebook, including community news, employee interviews, industry news and other helpful articles that are linked to our blog, we're keeping our customers, employees and community members all over the Bay Area who really, really Like Us! 

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07/08/2019

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It's Time to Summerize Your Plumbing

It's Time to Summerize Your Plumbing | Benicia Plumbing

The summer is here, so have fun but remember that there are a few plumbing issues that are more widespread in the summer than others. At Benicia Plumbing, we want you to enjoy your vacations and good times as you travel throughout the country and maybe even the internationally--so here are a handful of tips devised to help avoid serious plumbing problems before they ruin your summer plans. 

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07/01/2019

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Celebrate Independence Day in Benicia

Celebrate Independence Day in Benicia | Benicia Plumbing

While many Bay Area cities are cutting back on their Independence Day festivities, the City of Benicia is once again putting on an amazing celebration with an evening parade the night before the 4th and an amazing fireworks presentation the following evening. 

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06/24/2019

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Roots Can Lead to Plumbing Drama

Roots Can Lead to Plumbing Drama | Benicia Plumbing

Trees may be natural beauties, but they can also cast a dark shadow over your property if their thriving roots interfere with your plumbing.

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06/17/2019

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Avoid These Plumbing Mistakes

Avoid These Plumbing Mistakes | Benicia Plumbing

Some people see a YouTube video and think they're suddenly plumbers, electricians, landscapers, doctors, attorneys, mechanics, etc. Living in a Do-It-Yourself Society is great because more people are empowered to do things they would never even try before. But there is a downside as well. 

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06/10/2019

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10 Intriguing Factoids about Plumbing

10 Intriguing Factoids about Plumbing | Benicia Plumbing

At Benicia Plumbing, we find factoids about our industry entertaining, so we decided to share 10 of them with our faithful blog readers. 

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06/03/2019

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Should Your Home Go Tankless?

Should Your Home Go Tankless? | Benicia Plumbing

Tankless vs Traditional Water Heaters

If you are looking to save money on your electric bill, you could be in hot water. Quite literally, your cost savings could be found in the type of hot water heater you have in your home. If you have a big family who takes multiple showers daily, not to mention doing loads of laundry, your hot water use could get up there.

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05/27/2019

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Is Money Leaking Out of Your Pipes?

Is Money Leaking Out of Your Pipes? | Benicia Plumbing

It happens all the time. You get your water bill and it’s much higher than usual. At Benicia Plumbing, we have encountered this frequently, so here are some helpful tips about how to deal with the issue when it happens. 

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05/21/2019

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DIY Drain Cleaning & Why It's a Bad Idea

DIY Drain Cleaning & Why It's a Bad Idea | Benicia Plumbing

This has probably happened to you more than once: You turn on the water in your sink, shower, or tub and instead of flowing down the drain, it begins to back up. After seeing countless commercials for liquid drain cleaners, your first thought is to reach for that bottle of thick blue liquid with scary-sounding chemicals in it because it’ll get the job done quickly, right?

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05/13/2019

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Spring into Action with Spring Plumbing Tips

Spring into Action with Spring Plumbing Tips | Benicia Plumbing

Spring is a time when homeowners all over the country engage in maintenance tasks such as spring cleaning and home renovation. It’s also an ideal time for homeowners to check up on their plumbing system to protect their home from clogged drains, big or small leaks and possible water damage. Keeping up with these types of basic maintenance on an annual basis can surely help to keep your home functional year round.

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05/06/2019

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Fun & Interesting Facts About Plumbing

Fun & Interesting Facts About Plumbing | Benicia Plumbing

You’d never know but modern plumbing is an interesting story with a fascinating history. From the beginning, plumbing has always been a feature of our modern lives that are always looking to get improved. From indoor single handle faucet to sprinkler systems, we can’t help but list out some of the more interesting facts about the plumbing industry.

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04/22/2019

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Benicia's Opening Day on the Straits

Benicia's Opening Day on the Straits | Benicia Plumbing

On Saturday, April 27 from 10 am to 5 pm at the beautiful Benicia Marina and Waterfront, Benicia is going "Full Speed Ahead" when the city celebrates Opening Day on the Straits. The day is sponsored by the Benicia Yacht Club. 

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04/15/2019

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Beware of Blue or Green Water Stains

Beware of Blue or Green Water Stains | Benicia Plumbing

The majority of all stains found on plumbing fixtures are of the dingy or yellow-brown variety. Just as common are the darker and more dramatic stains rust leaves behind. But have you ever had blue or green staining on fixtures? It happens! But why? And what can you do about it?

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04/08/2019

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Top 5 Plumbing Mistakes Do-it-Yourselfers Make

Top 5 Plumbing Mistakes Do-it-Yourselfers Make | Benicia Plumbing

Here at Benicia Plumbing, we often get phone calls from people who tried to fix their plumbing themselves and now need our help. There are some things that can be done by homeowners, but plumbing is not one of them. Always use a plumbing professional to do your plumbing and stay away from the dangerous Do-It-Yourself Zone unless you really know your stuff. 

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04/01/2019

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Stop Flushing Money Down Your Toilet

Stop Flushing Money Down Your Toilet | Benicia Plumbing

While we’ve all heard that leaky toilets costs can add up, even functioning toilets have historically been big water users. Nearly 27 percent of water used inside homes goes through toilets, much more than in showers, washing machines or faucets. A leaky toilet cost one New York City resident $26 a day. 

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03/25/2019

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Spring into Action for Plumbing Preventative Maintenance

Spring into Action for Plumbing Preventative Maintenance | Benicia Plumbing

Spring is a great time to check your home's plumbing systems and perform preventative maintenance to protect your home against plumbing problems. At Benicia Plumbing, we know that by staying on top of your plumbing's maintenance, you can avoid further expensive repairs in the future, so here are some basic spring plumbing maintenance tips: 

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03/18/2019

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Have a Fun & Safe St. Patrick's Day!

Have a Fun & Safe St. Patrick's Day! | Benicia Plumbing

As you pull on your green “Kiss me I’m Irish” t-shirt, prepare for a parade or cook up some corned beef and cabbage, check out these fun facts about Saint Patrick's Day. At Benicia Plumbing, we always celebrate Saint Patrick's Day and this year it's on a Saturday--March 17th. 

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03/11/2019

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Three Reasons to Use a Professional Plumbing Contractor

Three Reasons to Use a Professional Plumbing Contractor | Benicia Plumbing

As a plumbing contractor here at Benicia Plumbing, we understand the satisfaction you get from completing a job. We think it’s part of the reason people have so much fun posting and performing their own DIY projects. However, DIY projects aren’t the same as DIY repairs. When it comes to repairs, you want the job to be done at the highest standard of quality, otherwise, you’ll be stuck trying to fix it again--and that's when we enter the picture. 

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03/04/2019

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Don't Ever Put These Things in Your Garbage Disposal

Don't Ever Put These Things in Your Garbage Disposal | Benicia Plumbing

When you see the power and technology in today's modern garbage disposals, you can't but help thinking that these are machines that can do it all and never break down. 

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02/25/2019

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Things that Can Damage Your Plumbing

Things that Can Damage Your Plumbing | Benicia Plumbing

How long has it been since you checked your plumbing system? Unless you’ve had an issue, it’s likely that you’ve never actually checked it. By working with our experts at Benicia Plumbing, you can be sure will that all of your plumbing will be working properly, so that any problems can be found and dealt with before they become major issues and plumbing emergencies are avoided.

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02/18/2019

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Best Valentine's Day Gifts for Him and Her

Best Valentine's Day Gifts for Him and Her | Benicia Plumbing

If you're looking for a good Valentine's Day gift for your significant other, here are some suggestions from of all us at Benicia Plumbing where we love our customers and vice versa. 

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02/11/2019

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Always Hire a Licensed and Bonded Plumber

Always Hire a Licensed and Bonded Plumber | Benicia Plumbing

Improperly installed plumbing can cause significant property damage as well as pose a health risk to your family, which is why it’s important to choose a skilled, qualified professional to work on your pipes. 

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02/04/2019

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Track Your Water Usage to Detect Pipe Problems

Track Your Water Usage to Detect Pipe Problems | Benicia Plumbing

If you have water pouring out from under a sink or from behind a wall, you can instantly surmise that you have pipe problems. However, there can also be pipe issues that you don’t know about because the leak is smaller or the water is traveling to a hidden area. You still want to get the problem resolved, as you are spending too much for water and could have humidity and structural water damage going on. One way to determine if you might need pipe repair is to track your water usage.

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01/28/2019

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The Top 10 Qualities of a Good Plumber

The Top 10 Qualities of a Good Plumber | Benicia Plumbing

There are some characteristics that all good plumbers must possess. At Benicia Plumbing, we are proud of our plumbers and believe that are some of the finest in the industry. They are truly passionate about their trade and exhibit it every day by providing top-notch customer service and using their skills and training to do a quality job. 

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01/21/2019

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Three Common Cold Weather Plumbing Problems

Three Common Cold Weather Plumbing Problems | Benicia Plumbing

In temperate Northern California, we don't get those crazy sub-zero temperatures that people back East get. But, they still get low enough (especially at night) that can cause problems with your plumbing during those winter months. During this time, your plumbing system can be vulnerable to three common issues we encounter from November through February, in most cases.

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01/14/2019

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Thinking of Volunteering for a Non-Profit in 2019?

Thinking of Volunteering for a Non-Profit in 2019? | Benicia Plumbing

What were your New Year's Resolutions? Was being a volunteer for a local non-profit organization one of them? More and more people start thinking about helping others in need as they enter a new year, but the big question is--How can I help and where can I do it? 

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01/07/2019

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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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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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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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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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12/03/2018

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5 Reasons to Have a Water Filtration System

5 Reasons to Have a Water Filtration System | Benicia Plumbing

Clean water is very important to your health for drinking, showering and cooking. Many people today drink chlorine-treated water that still contains many harmful bacteria, chemicals and other contaminants. Water, like oxygen is crucial to maintaining life. Every person needs to have enough water each day for the body to function effectively, since over 70 percent of the human body is made up of water.

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11/26/2018

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The Benicia Tree Foundation is a Growing Non-Profit

The Benicia Tree Foundation is a Growing Non-Profit | Benicia Plumbing

We have several great non-profit organizations here in Benicia and one of them is the Benicia Tree Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to building community through tree planting, maintenance and education.

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11/19/2018

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We Love Our 5-Star Reviews!

We Love Our 5-Star Reviews! | Benicia Plumbing

At Benicia Plumbing, we pride ourselves on exemplary customer service and quality. Whenever we get a 5-star review for our work it makes our day, so here are a few we'd like to share with you: 

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11/12/2018

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How to Vet a Good Plumber

How to Vet a Good Plumber | Benicia Plumbing

At Benicia Plumbing, we pride ourselves in being an honest and accountable company. We have garnered great reviews for many years for our hard work and quality, but there are some plumbers out there that are a little sketchy. 

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11/05/2018

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5 Urban Legends About Your Plumbing

5 Urban Legends About Your Plumbing | Benicia Plumbing

If people hear the same things over and over again (especially from the media) they will often start believing them, even though logic or common sense will tell them otherwise. In the plumbing industry, there are a few popular myths out there and all of us here at Benicia Plumbing are here are a few: 

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10/26/2018

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Who Will Be the Plumbers of the Future?

Who Will Be the Plumbers of the Future? | Benicia Plumbing

Every small to medium-size business in the country right now is continually looking for qualified people to fill jobs whether it's a doctor or a plumber. Plumbers make good money, so why is there a shortage of them throughout the country right now? Why aren't young people gravitating toward this lucrative and secure career and how can educators work together to fill this ever-growing pipeline for qualified plumbers? 

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10/19/2018

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What's Wrong with Your Dishwasher?

What's Wrong with Your Dishwasher? | Benicia Plumbing

Once you move on from hand-washing dishes, there’s really no going back. So when the dishwasher starts having problems, there’s no time to waste in getting to the bottom of it. You can always call us at Benicia plumbing -- and for some problems, you definitely should -- but there are some small, common dishwasher problems that you can diagnose, if not repair, all on your own.

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10/12/2018

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Benicia Art Walk 2018

Benicia Art Walk 2018 | Benicia Plumbing

In Benicia, we have a wonderful array of art galleries, shops and studios and that's why you'll always see a lot of variety at the city's Benicia Art Walk, held on Saturday, October 13, 2018, from 2 PM to 7 PM.  

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10/05/2018

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Our New Ad in Modern Home Builder

Our New Ad in Modern Home Builder | Benicia Plumbing

As part of our strategic advertising and marketing efforts, Benicia Plumbing recently ran an advertisement in Modern Home Builder, a highly-respected publication in Chicago, IL, that appears both in print and online. 

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09/24/2018

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From the Romans to Charmin: The History of Toilet Paper

From the Romans to Charmin: The History of Toilet Paper | Benicia Plumbing

In America, toilet paper is one of those things we tend to take for granted, unless you can't find a roll. But have you ever wondered what people did before it was invented, and how long it’s been in use?  The answers might surprise you.

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09/17/2018

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Best Ways to Find a Reputable Plumbing Company

Best Ways to Find a Reputable Plumbing Company | Benicia Plumbing

First off, you don't really need to read this blog. The simple and direct answer to finding and vetting an honest and accountable plumbing company in this case is to just call us at Benicia Plumbing! But, if you really want to do a thorough search to get that coveted peace of mind, here are some of the best ways to locate a top-notch plumbing company that has all of the right experience, training and skills to do the job correctly every time. 

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09/10/2018

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Benicia's Trivia Night is a Real Brain Tester!

Benicia's Trivia Night is a Real Brain Tester! | Benicia Plumbing

Benicia Veterans’ Memorial Hall hosts a trivia night on the first Thursday of the month in the lounge/bar. The admission is only $10 per team, up to 4 players per team. If you think you're fairly smart and enjoy trivia, all of us at Benicia Plumbing would like to invite you to join the fun. 

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09/04/2018

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5 Cost-Effective Ways to Heat Your Swimming Pool

5 Cost-Effective Ways to Heat Your Swimming Pool | Benicia Plumbing

Since we’re right smack in the middle of summer, we thought homeowners throughout the Bay Area might be interested in the most cost-effective ways to heat their swimming pools. At Benicia Plumbing, we don't work on peoples' swimming pools, but if we can help you to save energy in any way, we're there to help. So, here are 5 cost-effective and simple ways to conserve energy while keeping your pool at the temperature you desire. 

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08/27/2018

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Reasons for Drains that Get Stinky

Reasons for Drains that Get Stinky | Benicia Plumbing

Are you dealing with foul-smelling drains or mysterious stinky water? Healthy, clean drains and pipes help create a safe and comfortable home. However, there are instances that create the perfect conditions for that “rotten egg” smell to drift throughout a home.

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Published on:
08/20/2018

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The Dangers of Disposable Wipes

The Dangers of Disposable Wipes | Benicia Plumbing

Initially hitting the market in the 1970s disposable wipes were sold only in the diaper section of supermarkets, but now they are available. From being an alternative cleaning agent for babies during diaper changes, the product has evolved, with facial wipes and hand sanitizing wipes flooding the market. These handy disposable wipes, said to be “flushable” are mislabeled though. While you can flush them down your toilet, there are many horror stories of drain pipes and home septic systems getting clogged as well. Here are some reasons why you should not dispose of disposable wipes down your drain.

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Published on:
08/13/2018

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Benicia Farmers Market - Thursdays through October

Benicia Farmers Market - Thursdays through October | Benicia Plumbing

The Benicia Certified Farmers’ Market opens its 26th season on Thursday, April 26th from 4-8 pm (April-August) and 4-7 pm (September-October). Located on First Street between B and D Streets, the seasonal market will run through October 25th, offering farm fresh produce and fresh cut flowers along with arts and crafts vendors, specialty foods, baked goods, and numerous gourmet food vendors. Children can enjoy activities like face painting and the inflatable bounce houses by Jump, Jump & Away on the First Street Green.

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Published on:
08/06/2018

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Always Hire a Licensed Plumber and Get that Peace of Mind

Always Hire a Licensed Plumber and Get that Peace of Mind | Benicia Plumbing

If you are hiring a contractor of any kind to perform work on your home or property, it is essential to hire one that is both licensed and bonded. When you hire an unlicensed contractor, you are taking significant risks, including that you will be subject to a lawsuit, as well as the potential that any implied warranties afforded by state law will be void.

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Published on:
07/23/2018

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Plumbing Tips for Large Families

Plumbing Tips for Large Families | Benicia Plumbing

At Benicia Plumbing, we know that large families can cause considerable stress on their plumbing and that’s why we’re offering some suggestions on how to alleviate the drama associated with over-used plumbing.

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Published on:
07/16/2018

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Hot Tips for Summer Water Conservation

Hot Tips for Summer Water Conservation | Benicia Plumbing

It does not matter whether we are in a drought or not, we should always conserve water all the time. We never know when the rain will stop and have us back to square one once again.

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Published on:
07/09/2018

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Have You Updated a Bathroom for the Seniors in Your Life?

Have You Updated a Bathroom for the Seniors in Your Life? | Benicia Plumbing

Most of today’s homes were not designed or built to accommodate aging adults or anyone with limited mobility, balance and strength. In particular, bathrooms, for example, are common places for slips and falls to happen. In order to keep older adults out of harm’s way and help them stay in their current homes as long as they possibly can, it’s vital to make smart bathroom updates for aging adults.

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04/20/2018

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3 Plumbing Scams to Avoid

3 Plumbing Scams to Avoid | Benicia Plumbing

While the majority of plumbers are reputable, the plumbing industry has its fair share of sub-standard contractors who employ shady business practices. Here are the most common problems and recommended cures to prevent a leaky wallet.

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Published on:
04/13/2018

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The History of Easter Eggs and Easter Egg Hunts

The History of Easter Eggs and Easter Egg Hunts | Benicia Plumbing

Easter is a religious holiday, but some of its customs, such as Easter eggs, are likely linked to pagan traditions. The egg, an ancient symbol of new life, has been associated with pagan festivals celebrating spring. From a Christian perspective, Easter eggs are said to represent Jesus’ emergence from the tomb and resurrection. Decorating eggs for Easter is a tradition that dates back to at least the 13th century, according to some sources. One explanation for this custom is that eggs were formerly a forbidden food during the Lenten season, so people would paint and decorate them to mark the end of the period of penance and fasting, then eat them on Easter as a celebration.

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Published on:
04/06/2018

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Top 3 Problems with Older Plumbing

Top 3 Problems with Older Plumbing | Benicia Plumbing

Old houses are often attractive to buyers because they lack the cookie-cutter look many of today’s homes have and the older homes tend to have a little more character. But with that character comes a special set of plumbing problems that owners of modern homes don’t have to face.

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Published on:
03/23/2018

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