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Should You Move or Upgrade with a Home Addition?

Jurist Sir Edward Coke, penned the phrase “For a man’s house is his castle, and each man’s home is his safest refuge” – and he could not have been wiser. Many people who purchase a home consider it their personal kingdom and safe place; children were raised in it, holidays were shared, wedding celebrations, birthdays, and game nights commenced. For most, attachments are formed and it’s difficult to sell a home and part with the memories....
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Plumbing Home Maintenance Saves You Money

As a homeowner you have a lot to stay on top of. Roof repairs, exterior maintenance, A/C (which is probably running non-stop this warm summer) and heating through the house can all take a good amount of time and thought each month. The last thing anyone wants to worry about is plumbing problems. A small, unnoticed leak can cost a homeowner thousands in repairs if uncaught for a long period, and more dramatic leaks like a burst pipe or water heater leak can create quite a mess in a short amount of time....
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Professional Home Remodel Tips

In sunny southern California, it seems like there is really no bad season to do a home remodel, however, carefully selecting when to do a remodel may save you wait time and costs; two benefits that can really sweeten the process of a home remodel. Knowing when the home improvement industry is busiest can help you take advantage of off-season benefits like discounted pricing on materials and more attention from a contractor. D.C. Drains will show you insider tips for remodeling like a pro....
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Electronic Leak Detection in Newport Beach Can Save You Money

The health of your property greatly relies on the health of your plumbing. Making sure that your home is free from leaks can prevent serious and costly repairs later on down the road. Unless you see a change in the appearance of your hardwood floor or you notice your water bill has been creeping up, it’s sometimes difficult to determine if you have a leak in your plumbing....
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Water-Saving Tips During California’s Drought

California is currently experiencing one of the worse droughts that the state has had in its entire history. Now more than ever it is important to preserve water. Readjusting some habits and taking the time to check your plumbing can not only provide significant saving on your water bill each month, but it can also reserve water for important necessities like crops and drinking water. Newport Beach Plumbers, D.C. Drains Inc., can help your home become more water-efficient....
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Installing Gas Lines in Your Home

Before you begin any remodel it is important to consider what you want to achieve with all the changes you are about to make. Are you changing the function of your kitchen? Will you be replacing all your appliances, or just a few? Are you re-finishing a cement patio in the backyard, or are you adding a BBQ or fire pit? Pre-selecting which fixtures and appliances you will be swapping or upgrading can save you both time and money when your general contractor begins the remodel. Why? Because when it comes to appliances there is a wide variety of both gas and electric options – and knowing which kind you are going to install can make all the difference when...
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Clean Out Installations in Newport Beach

When it comes to catastrophic plumbing business, a main line stoppage is a serious contender. A main line stoppage is the mother of all drain clogs and will cause all your plumbing to back up throughout the entire house. Luckily, years ago, a genius little invention was conjured up in the plumber labs called a clean out. The clean out, or sewer clean out, is an exterior sewer line that taps into the plumbing and allows an additional entry point into your drainage system for a plumber to access, drain, and clean out your main plumbing line without stepping foot in the house. That means no tools, no noise, no traffic in and out of your house. Unfortunately, not all...
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Backflow Testing in California

While the topic of backflow testing may not be the most exciting of home care topics, if you are a homeowner in the state of California you know that by law your property is required to pass a backflow test each year. If you’re a recent homeowner, this may be news to you. Backflow testing in Newport Beach or any other city in Orange County city is required, but it doesn’t have to be a frustrating or time consuming experience. Learn what backflow testing actually is, and how D.C. Drains Inc. can make this yearly test “clog free”....
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Plumbing Tips for Handling the Holidays

This time of year is synonymous with holiday parties, kids home from school, and family in town. Sure its fun, for you, but what would your plumbing have to say? The last thing anybody wants this holiday season is a broken water heater, clogged sewage lines, or a seized garbage disposal. Chances are both your plumbing system and water bill will take a serious hit over the next few weeks, so it’s smart to educate yourself and stay a step ahead of a potential plumbing cataclysm. The Kitchen The two main areas of concern at this time of year are the kitchen and bathroom. With family meals, turkey dinners and large holiday parties, your kitchen will be put into overdrive....
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PLUMBING, A TRUE REASON TO GIVE THANKS?

Family, friends, health, work, beautiful sunny southern California… the gratitude list that we’re all forming this Thanksgiving month seems to grow longer the more we ponder. With all the things we appreciate in our life, perhaps plumbing might find its place on our list this year. Plumbing? Yes, it sounds preposterous, but a closer look may just illustrate that this new-world wonder has been flying under the gratitude radar....
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