Blog - Part 3


10 Ways to Conserve Water

10 Easy Ways to Conserve Water at Home

Posted on: Sunday, March 15, 2015

California is facing one of its worst droughts in history. It’s so bad that the governor has declared a drought State of Emergency. Sadly, water conservation efforts are dropping, going from 22 percent to a startling nine percent in January of 2015. No matter where you live, it’s important to conserve water. Even local efforts […]

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Plumbing Features to Check Before Buying a New Home

Plumbing Features to Check Before Buying a New Home

Posted on: Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The plumbing system in a home is among the most important yet often overlooked features when buyers purchase a property. This is the system that delivers fresh, clean water to the kitchen, bathrooms and other areas. It also carries waste water away from the home. The intricate network of pipes runs through the walls, in […]

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Yearly Plumbing Checklist_2015

Yearly Plumbing Checklist

Posted on: Saturday, January 31, 2015

The plumbing system is one of the most important parts of a home. It provides water for washing, drinking and cooking, and quickly causes disruption if something goes wrong. This is why it is best practice to thoroughly check a home’s plumbing and perform preventive maintenance each year. This includes sinks, toilets, showers and bathtubs […]

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DIY Plumbing Tips

Posted on: Friday, January 30, 2015

Doing your own repairs and installations in your plumbing system can be very rewarding, but it’s important to ensure that the job is done correctly and safely to prevent accidents and further problems. Keep these key tips in mind when performing any plumbing work. Dealing with Steam Any pipes that may have steam in them […]

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Cold Weather Plumbing Tips

Posted on: Thursday, December 25, 2014

The autumn weather change is the perfect time to prepare a home’s plumbing for winter, as the the cold season can arrive without warning. Frozen pipes account for around 30,000 insurance claims per year, which are completely preventable with a small time investment or an appointment with a plumber, such as Alvarez Plumbing in Salinas. […]

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5 Common Plumbing Problems

Posted on: Monday, December 15, 2014

Every plumbing system requires maintenance. However, even if a plumbing system gets regular maintenance, problems can still develop. It is important to recognize the signs of a plumbing problem so that it can be rectified as soon as possible. Plumbing repairs should always be made by a professional plumbing company. Leaking Taps A leaking tap […]

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How to Unclog a Shower Drain

Posted on: Sunday, November 30, 2014

No matter how often you clean the surrounding surfaces or how thoroughly you scrub the floor and faucet, at some point you will find the need to unclog your shower drain. The mixture of hair, shampoo, body wash, and various other additives that are used in your shower weekly start to build up, and the […]

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Avoid Floods with Proper Drain Maintenance

Posted on: Friday, October 31, 2014

One of the biggest plumbing catastrophes that a homeowner can experience is a flood. A flood can be from a burst pipe which began as just a minor clog in one of your drains or a backed up toilet in your bathroom. Repairing water damage from even a minor flood is costly as well as […]

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Water Sewer Pipe Fail, Inspected with Plumbing Camera to find solution.

Plumbing Camera Inspections | Salinas, CA

Posted on: Friday, October 31, 2014

Old methods to diagnose plumbing problems used a process of elimination. If it was just a sink, toilet or shower, the problem was usually at the closest P-trap for clogged drains. If all the drains were backing up, then the problem was in the main sewer line. Other problems such as sewer gas infiltrating the […]

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Common Plumbing Problems

Posted on: Tuesday, September 23, 2014

If you have a clogged toilet or a slow drain, you can tackle the repairs with a standard household plunger. Though, major plumbing problems will require the services of a professional. If you need advice or plumbing services, contact Alvarez Plumbing. The Most Common Plumbing Problems Dripping Faucets A dripping faucet is annoying, and it […]

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