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Advanced Plumbing and Rooter Service

231 Market Place, Suite 540
San Ramon, CA 94583

Phone: 925-383-6100

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With the weather warming up and summer in sight, it’s the time that we start planning our vacation. Between booking hotels and packing your bags, have you thought about what your home needs while you’re away? No one wants to come home to a plumbing emergency or flooded home, so should you turn off your water supply before you go on vacation?

If you open the faucet to find grungy, discolored or rusty water, you’re probably going to feel confused, and even disgusted! Discolored water that affects your entire system is going to bring your household to a grinding halt, as no-one is going to be able to clean, cook, drink or bathe until you correct the problem. Here’s how to troubleshoot discolored water and bring your water supply back to crystal clear.

Water damage is dreaded by homeowners as it can cause major complications and is expensive to repair. Water damage is the second most commonly filed insurance claim in the U.S. and causes billions of dollars in property losses each year. If you find water pooling in your basement, leaking from your walls, or sewage anywhere, acting fast can change the outcome for your home. Understanding the ways that your plumbing system can cause water damage in your home can help you avoid damage from occurring in the first place, saving you time and money.

We know the health of your home water piping system isn’t the first thing on your mind when you wake up in the morning, or the last thing you think of when you lay your head down to go to sleep. But trust us when we say it will be on the forefront of your thoughts if something goes wrong. So rather than waiting until that happens, let’s go over some precautions you can take to ensure you are following the best plumbing practices. These essential cleaning tips will keep your plumbing system healthy and clean. Most importantly, they will protect you from costly and stressful disasters in the future. 

We’ve all had that interaction before – the “is that normal?” exchange between you and someone else in the room, when you go to wash your dish in the kitchen sink, and it sounds like your water pipes have gotten punched in the stomach and are hitting an octane higher. Is that normal?  It’s a good question and depends on what is causing the sound.  To decide whether it’s a quick fix that you can take care of with that dusty toolbox in the garage or if you need to call professional, let’s go through the different scenarios.

Some water heaters will alert you if the reset button is tripped—a buzzer or beeper may go off when it happens. With some models, you will realize the switch has been tripped the next time you take a shower when you only have cold water available.There are many reasons why your water heater trips the reset button. The primary reason is that the tank is overheating. The water overheating can cause serious problems including increased pressure inside the tank, scalding temperatures for water at the tap, and damage to the anode rod. Here we get to the bottom of specific reasons that the reset button may become tripped.