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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Published on:
09/10/2018

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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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Published on:
08/27/2018

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