Residential Plumbing Services in Encinitas
Whether it’s a failing water heater, a leaky pipe, or a toilet that won’t stop running, you can count on the professional plumbing contractors at Point Loma Electric and Plumbing for 100% satisfaction guaranteed service.
There’s always something to do around the house, whether it’s routine household chores or tackling a much-needed repair. And while most household chores are easy to tackle yourself, sometimes you have to enlist the help of trained professionals when something is out of your wheelhouse.
At Point Loma Electric and Plumbing, our plumbing contractors are standing by, ready to help. We have over 32 years of experience fixing leaking faucets and pipes, running toilets, water heater problems, and clogged drain repair.
As a locally owned plumbing company, we believe that customer service should be our number one priority, which is why we give you the price upfront and guarantee our work 100%.
Our solutions are top quality and accurate every time. Call Point Loma Electric and Plumbing today at 619-224-0672 to schedule your service.
Common Plumbing Problems
As a plumbing company that’s served the greater San Diego area for over 32 years, we’ve seen virtually every plumbing problem you can imagine, and even some you can’t. However, some plumbing issues rear their ugly heads more often than others.
Low Water Pressure
It’s frustrating trying to do those mundane household chores, like washing dishes when you have low water pressure. Low water pressure in a single location usually means you have a clog in the pipe feeding that particular fixture. However, if you have low water pressure throughout your house, it usually means you have a blockage in your main water line. Call one of our experts for a diagnosis if this happens to you.
Leaking or dripping faucets might appear to be little more than a nuisance, but think about how much money you’re wasting with every drop that goes down the drain. A leaking faucet can waste up to a hundred gallons of water per day, so it’s crucial for you to get this issue fixed as soon as possible.
Many homes throughout the greater San Diego area are well over a hundred years old, and we often see corroded fixtures in older homes. Corroded fixtures aren’t just unsightly and embarrassing, but as metal flakes off, they can get into your water supply.
Another common household plumbing problem we see are toilets that continue to run after flushing. In most cases, this is an issue with the flapper failing to close or a malfunction in the flushing mechanism. However, if your toilet is older with deteriorated components, it may be time to upgrade to a new model.
Have you ever had to stand in a puddle when using the shower or wait a few minutes for your kitchen sink to empty completely? If so, you have slow drains. Over time, debris like hair, soap, food waste, and cooking grease build up in your drains, causing them to empty more slowly. While most people reach for a liquid drain cleaner to solve this problem, you’re better off hiring a drain cleaning company because those products can damage your plumbing.
Regardless of your plumbing problem, Point Loma Electric and Plumbing has seen and fixed them all with guaranteed results.
Reasons You Should Hire a Drain Cleaning Company for Clogged Drain Repair
We can hear it now, “Why in the world would I want to pay a plumber to unclog my drain when I can do it myself?”
And we get it. It might seem like an expensive hassle to schedule an appointment with a plumbing company to fix something as simple as a clogged drain, but there are many reasons you should avoid home remedies and liquid drain cleaners and call the pros, and here are a few.
Liquid Drain Cleaners Are Unsafe
We understand why most people reach for liquid drain cleaners when faced with a clog. They’re cheap, easy to use, and seem effective. However, if you ask any plumbing expert, they’ll urge you to avoid using these products.
The next time you’re at the store, check out the ingredients in liquid drain cleaners, and you’ll find chemicals like lye, bleach, and sodium nitrate. These caustic chemicals can corrode pipes and damage counters and fixtures.
Also, chemical drain cleaners are a temporary fix because they don’t remove the clog but break it up, and it flows deeper into the system, where it usually forms again. So, what happens, you use more drain cleaner. Over-relying on chemical drain cleaners is a one-way ticket to an expensive re-pipe.
Last, liquid drain cleaners are highly toxic, can burn your skin, and are bad for the environment. So stay away from these products and hire a pro.
Professionals Remove Clogs
As mentioned, chemical drain cleaners don’t remove the gunk that’s built up in your plumbing, breaking it up instead where it often comes back to cause trouble down the road.
Professional plumbers use tools and techniques like hydro-jetting that remove the gunk causing the clog, which leaves your pipes clean and in like-new condition.
Have you ever had a foul stench coming out of your drain? It’s because of the food waste and grease that gets stuck inside and decomposes. Instead of using air fresheners to mask the odor, call a professional plumber to give your drains a thorough cleaning and remove the junk that’s causing the smell in the first place.
Call the plumbing contractors at Point Loma Electric and Plumbing when you need clogged drain repair. We think you’ll find that it’s more cost-effective and provides better results than you think.
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4 Good Reasons You Shouldn’t Ignore Water Heater Maintenance
You may never think about your water heater, but it’s one appliance you depend on every day. And for many people, the water heater is out of sight and out of mind, until it fails and you’re stuck taking a cold shower.
However, it doesn’t have to get to that point. Most water heaters don’t fail suddenly; they develop minor issues that get worse because people don’t pay attention or perform annual hot water heater maintenance.
Here are four good reasons to keep your water heater in good condition.
It Increases the System’s Lifespan
Replacing a water heater is expensive; however, you can delay water heater replacement for years by keeping your current system well-maintained.
It Reduces the Chance of Sudden System Failure
Every appliance develops minor problems, and over time, these issues can escalate to cause significant system damage, requiring expensive repairs or replacement. With routine water heater maintenance, you find and fix these issues before they have the chance to wreak havoc down the road.
It Saves You Money
A neglected water heater loses efficiency as it ages, which means you pay more on your utility bills as the system works harder to do its job. By keeping a regular maintenance schedule, you ensure your water heater performs at optimum efficiency and keeps your utility bills in line.
It Maintains Your Warranty
Many new water heaters come with a manufacturer’s warranty that protects you against costly breakdowns and failure. However, if you read the fine print, you’ll probably find that the manufacturer won’t honor the warranty if you don’t perform routine maintenance.
At Point Loma Electric and Plumbing, we have affordable hot water maintenance plans to ensure your system runs efficiently and lasts as long as possible. If you’re looking for repairs or installation, call us today at 619-224-0672. We are serving the Greater San Diego area!
Look no further than Point Loma Electric and Plumbing when you need a plumbing company that guarantees their work and offers fair, upfront pricing.