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7 Steps to Getting Your Beach Vacation Rental Ready for Summer

A clean environment is crucial to the success of any vacation rental business. As a business owner in the hospitality industry, it is your responsibility to provide a well-maintained property. Orange County, CA is experiencing warmer weather by the day, which means vacation season has begun. Before you start renting, there are steps you need to take to ensure your guests have an exceptional experience. These steps can help increase repeat bookings and encourage guests to recommend your property to friends and family....
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4 Plumbing Problems for Beach Homes and Waterfront Properties

The stretch along the Pacific Coast Highway has some of the most beautiful homes with luscious landscaping and picturesque views of the ocean. Many call this place home, enjoy their beachfront properties primarily as vacation homes, or rent them out during the summer season. With this prime location comes an increase in certain vulnerabilities to your property than you would normally see further in-land or in drier climate. Here are four common plumbing issues that can wreak havoc on your beach home and how to avoid them....
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Interesting Plumbing Facts

We know plumbing might not be the most exciting topic to most of you, but to us, we love it. For example, standardized plumbing is over 5,000 years old. It can be traced back to around 3,000 B.C. when civilizations in ancient Egypt used plumbing pipes dug into the earth to move water and waste. Archeologists have recovered a portion of a water plumbing system from the Pyramid of Cheops in Egypt. So without further adieu, here are some fun plumbing did you knows that will certainly make you more cool at your next party: A faucet that leaks once every 30 seconds, or 120 times an hour will waste a gallon of water every week. “The John” gets its name from John...
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The Biggest Plumbing Mistakes You Can Make

Ever wondered what the biggest plumbing no no’s are? Some mistakes are easily forgivable, but others, not so much. You might be surprised what can do some serious damage and leave you needing a professional plumber. Here’s a quick list so you know what not to do.     1. Abusing your garbage disposal.  Some of us forget the difference between the garbage and a garbage disposal. There is a difference. Your garbage disposal is not indestructible, capable of disposing all things imaginable. It is a device that helps break up small waste so it can freely drain through your system. If you find yourself asking the question, hmm … should I just throw this in the trash? – the...
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How to Identify The Best Plumber

The term best plumber will always be subjective. Everybody’s reviews online will always have somebody that wasn’t perfectly pleased or got rubbed the wrong way. It’s human nature to be offended, and to post that offense on the web. That’s okay. But when looking for a great plumber, perhaps even the best plumber, there are some qualities and characteristics that are more objective than subjective. Here’s a quick list of easy ways to identify a good plumber: The best plumber will be professionally educated.  Sure, there will be understudies that are still in training, but a great plumbing company will have professionals educated in plumbing technologies from an accredited institution.  The best plumber will be fully licensed and insured. This...
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How To Know When You Should Call a Plumber

We live in the world of do it yourselfers, which is awesome, but not always when it comes to your plumbing. We understand that some things can be tinkered with, or YouTube’d, but some plumbing issues should not be trifled with. Here’s a quick list of reasons why and when you should call a plumber.     If your plunger won’t work, you should call a plumber. It can be tempting to purchase tools or try chemicals to help with your clog issues, but it’s possible the cause of the clog is more devious than your most recent deposit. Additionally, we usually find the cost of supplies, time and frustration is greater than just calling a plumber. If your water...
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Plumbing School: Get Educated on Caring for Your Home Plumbing

Plumbing is one of those modern conveniences we tend to take for granted when things run smoothly. It’s easy to forget that just like a car or your personal health, plumbing requires regular maintenance to ensure you don’t experience a late-night emergency. Knowing how to care for your home plumbing can mean the difference between affordable upkeep and an expensive, unexpected repair. To ensure your home is surprise-free, take our “back to school” refresher course on protecting your home plumbing....
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Should You Install a Clean Out Line in Your Home?

Clogs in your home plumbing are a never appreciated but very common factor of being a homeowner or renter. The reality is that most people will deal with a clog or two in their home each year (and sometimes more!). Often a clog can be corrected with simple techniques such as using a plunger or in more stubborn cases, a rooter. In most cases the clog can be accessed at the source: a stuffed up sink, a blocked toilet, or a pooling shower drain. In other cases the clog may lay deeper below in the sewer line. Unfortunately, when a sewer line is clogged it may require more invasive methods to access a sewer line inside your home. Another option...
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Three Signs Your Sewer Line is Clogged

A single stuffed up toilet or a poorly draining bathtub isn’t always an indicator that your main sewer line is troubled. Often plumbing issues that hit one part of the house but not another are situational and can be remedied by treating the source. Learning the difference between a basic clog that needs rootering and a clogged sewer line can help you escape expensive (and sometimes stinky) emergency repairs. So what indicates a possible sewer line clog?...
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