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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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Published on:
11/13/2019

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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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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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Published on:
06/10/2019

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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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Published on:
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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Published on:
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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Published on:
05/06/2019

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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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Published on:
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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Published on:
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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Published on:
03/18/2019

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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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Published on:
02/18/2019

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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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Published on:
01/14/2019

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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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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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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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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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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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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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