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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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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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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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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, 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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