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Is Your Home Ready for its Movie Debut? Video Camera Inspection in Newport Beach

We’re guessing you don’t expect our plumbers to call “lights, camera, action” at your next plumbing appointment, but if your drains keep clogging, your home’s plumbing might be a candidate for video inspection. It may seem like a crazy concept, but video camera inspection is an excellent way for our plumbers to determine what’s causing a back-up in your plumbing, particularly if the clog is on repeat. If your plumbing is starting to feel like the movie, Groundhog Day, it may be time to call in the experts. Video Camera Inspection in Newport Beach The perk of video camera inspection is that our technicians can determine what’s causing those annoying blockages and also where exactly those blockages are occurring. Typically,...
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Top 5 Backyard Updates for Summer

If you’re like us, the coming warm weather has you already dreaming of backyard get-togethers and late night chats around the fire pit. Getting away to a vacation destination can be amazing, but a few simple backyard updates can transform your own home into a must-visit destination for your family and friends. Even though it’s nearly summer, the good news is that many of these updates can be quickly done in time for your big summer shindigs. So what are the top 5 backyard updates for summer 2015? Add or remodel your fire pit. There is nothing better than roasting marshmallows or sipping wine by a toasty fire. Unlike wood burning fire pits, gas pits won’t leave you or your...
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Bathroom Remodel Best Value-adds in Newport Beach

Whether or not you’re looking to sell your home right now, the right bathroom upgrades can improve your home’s value and quicken the sales process once you’ve decide it’s time to move. Even if you don’t have plans to budge – ever – certain upgrades can improve the experience and appearance of your washroom for you and your guests. Utilizing an experienced plumber and general contractor can help insure that your remodel runs smoothly and looks beautiful once it’s completed....
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Top Plumbing Tips That Can Save You Money and Repairs

Being a homeowner comes with many benefits – new walk-in showers, or king sized bathtubs, anyone? – and also many risks. In earthquake country, we’ll bet you know how to turn off your gas lines in an emergency and you probably know how to shut down your power in case of electrical issues, but do you know how to protect your home from plumbing disasters? Learning these basic plumbing tips can save money and costly plumbing repairs by preventing or controlling leaking pipes in your Newport Beach home. Learn the top home plumbing facts you should show about your home: Learn how to shut off plumbing appliances and fixtures. Understanding how to turn off your water heater or stop water...
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Does Your Newport Beach Home Need a Tankless Water Heater?

Sometimes, home “remodels” don’t need extensive demolition and construction projects to make you fall in love with your house again. Sometimes, all it takes is a simple upgrade to make your place feel luxurious and refreshed. A simple upgrade like a tankless water heater can make your Orange County Home feel like a vacation spot or a new home, thanks to continuous warm water for baths, house guests, and your home needs. Does your Newport Beach home need a tankless water heater?...
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Rooter and Drain Cleaning in Southern California

While the rest of the country is blanketed in snow, California is already starting to feel like spring (and even summer with these warm breezes we’ve been having)! With warm weather comes plant growth, which can make your yard look great but your plumbing a disaster. Some of our most frequent calls are related to pipes blocked by water-seeking roots that work their way into the sewer lines or main pipes of your home. Catching growth before pipes become impacted is essential to preventing difficult clogs, expensive repairs, or damage. Additionally, rootering pipes can also clean out drains and pipes clogged by grease, hair, sludge, or other foreign objects. D.C. Drains, your family-owned Newport Beach plumber, explains the best way...
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When Should You Re-Pipe Your Home in Southern California?

Just like the pipes or hoses in cars, washing machines, and vacuums, your home also requires new pipes occasionally thanks to wear, tear, and age. Luckily, re-piping a home needs to be done infrequently, especially if you use a licensed, skilled plumber in Newport Beach, like DC Drains who uses durable “L” copper pipe. Re-piping your home can seem like a daunting or expensive project, but the reality is that waiting until there is an emergency can result in costly repairs and even in damage to your slab that does not have to be covered by your insurance! Instead of experiencing surprise replacement costs and additional expenses for damages, consider updating deteriorating pipes if your home is old or you...
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Ho-Ho-Home Remodels: The Perfect Holiday Gift Idea

Planning a holiday party, getting the family Christmas cards out, and picking out the perfect gift for a loved one can make the holidays feel like a full-contact sport. There is enough stress with scheduling an event that everyone can attend, booking a photographer, decorating the house, and managing work flow with shorter holidays hours. We get it. This Christmas, remove the task of buying your loved one a traditional Christmas gift! Give the gift of “wow” with a new remodel. Think a remodel is out of your gift allowance? We offer affordable home remodels for a wide range of budgets. But how do you know which remodel will be best for your loved one? Follow our guide for picking...
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Plumbing Issues that are Scarier Than a Horror Movie

Halloween is the time of the year to indulge in the scary or creepy crawly. We seek out horror flicks that will have us shouting “Don’t go in there!,” we visit haunted houses, and sometimes we even throw parties where kids put their hands in bowls of spaghetti “brains” or peeled grape “eyeballs.” Scary things are all fun and games until you really do experience a real-life horror like a pipe bursting or the plumbing backing up into the shower. Those moments will certainly make your house feel cursed and may even have you shouting at a guest, “Don’t go in there!” Read on about some of the scariest plumbing issues your house can experience and how you can prevent...
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Stucco Maintenance Tips

If you live in California, most likely the exterior of your home is finished with stucco. Popular for finishing Spanish-inspired houses (particularly in Southern California), stucco is a relatively long-lasting, inexpensive way to jazz up the exterior of your home. Additionally, there are many ways to apply stucco, which is why many people select this versatile finish. Although stucco seems very sturdy, it can struggle with wet climates. Learn the tips to maintain it and your stucco will stay gorgeous for decades....
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