Residential Plumbing Services in Escondido
Whether it’s a hot water tank installation or clogged drain repair, you can count on the experienced technicians at Point Loma Electric and Plumbing and our 100% satisfaction guarantee.
An essential part of homeownership is knowing how to solve the many unexpected problems, including plumbing. While you can fix most minor plumbing problems yourself, sometimes you run into a situation that’s beyond your skill level.
At Point Loma Electric and Plumbing, we have over 32 years of experience in plumbing repair and system installations.
Below is a sample of the plumbing services we provide.
- Tankless water heater services
- Gas line repair and installation
- Sewer line repairs
- Kitchen plumbing repairs
- Drain cleaning
- Earthquake shutoff valve installation
- Sewer video inspection
- Clogged toilet repair
- Water treatment and filtration systems
Contact us when you need a plumbing company you can trust to do the job right the first time.
3 Reasons to Hire a Drain Cleaning Company Instead of Doing it Yourself
If you’re like most homeowners, you don’t want to call a plumber for something as simple as a clogged drain. Using a home remedy or liquid drain cleaner is easier and less expensive.
However, home remedies don’t always work, and chemical drain cleaners are notoriously corrosive and dangerous.
We understand the apprehension over hiring a plumber for drain cleaning, but here are three reasons that might change your mind.
As mentioned, chemical drain cleaners are dangerous to your plumbing system, your health, and the environment. These products use highly corrosive chemicals that damage plumbing if you rely on them too heavily, and they can cause severe chemical burns if you’re not careful. If you think hiring a drain cleaning company is expensive, imagine the cost of repiping your home because of the damage caused by overusing drain cleaners.
It’s More Effective
Most home remedies and drain cleaners don’t remove the gunk causing the clog, but break it up to go deeper into your plumbing system, and you end up with another clog. Professional drain cleaning companies use methods and tools like hydro-jetting that remove the buildup, leaving your pipes completely clean.
It Extends the Lifespan of Your Plumbing
Most people don’t think about their plumbing system because most of it is hidden underground or behind walls –– out of sight and out of mind. However, your plumbing system can wear out more quickly than it should without routine drain cleaning and maintenance. Hiring a plumbing company for regular drain and pipe cleaning keeps your plumbing system running efficiently, increases its lifespan, and adds to your property value.
Cal Point Loma Electric and Plumbing and ask about our drain cleaning services. We believe you’ll find they’re more affordable and effective than you think.
When Should I Replace My Water Heater?
For many homeowners, water heater failure is the sign it’s time for a new hot water tank installation. However, it shouldn’t get to that point because the typical water heater gives off clues well before it fails, giving you ample time to repair or replace it.
Here are the most common signs that point to a failing water heater.
Insufficient Hot Water
Have you noticed having to rush through your morning shower because the hot water doesn’t last as long as it used to? Or do you find that the water just isn’t as hot as it should be? Sediment buildup wreaks havoc on water heaters, and one symptom is the loss of hot water volume. Sometimes, you can flush the tank to restore proper function; however, replacing the tank is the best option if the sediment layer is too thick.
Rising Energy Costs
The average water heater runs up to five hours a day to ensure you always have hot water when you want it. As your water heater ages, it becomes less efficient, which means it consumes more power to do its job, and you get slapped with a higher energy bill. Routine water heater maintenance ensures your system runs efficiently throughout its lifespan; however, if your system is too old or hasn’t been maintained, upgrading to a new model can bring your energy costs back in line.
Visible rust on the outside of your water tank is a clear indicator that it’s rusting from the inside, making leaks inevitable. Unfortunately, once a water heater reaches this state, the only thing you can do is replace it.
Increased Repair Frequency
It’s not normal for a water heater to need repairs more than once every few years. So, if you notice the repair frequency increasing, ask yourself if it’s worth sinking money into a failing system or if it’s more economical to spring for a new system.
Lastly, your water heater’s age is an excellent indicator of when it needs replacing. The average lifespan of a water heater is between 15 and 20 years, so if your system is approaching the upper limits of its natural life, plan on replacing it soon.
To ensure your water heater runs efficiently, saves you money, and lasts as long as possible, call Point Loma Electric and Plumbing and ask about our hot water heater maintenance service.
For more information, check out our guarantees & pricing!
Top Reasons to Call a Plumbing Company
As the area’s most trusted plumbing company, we’ve seen and fixed virtually every plumbing problem you can think of, and some you haven’t!
However, some plumbing issues come up more often than others requiring the help of a professional, including:
- Low water pressure
- Water leaks & burst pipes
- Corroded fixtures
- Clogged or running toilets
- Slow drains
- Plumbing code issues caused by unprofessional plumbing repairs
If you’re looking for repairs or installation, call us today at 619-224-0672. We are serving the Greater San Diego area!
Regardless of your plumbing problem, you can count on the plumbing contractors at Point Loma Electric and Plumbing. We offer fair, upfront pricing and guarantee our work 100%.