Plumbing & Water Heater Service in Imperial Beach
Having a plumbing company you can count on can mean the difference between a safe, efficient repair and a wet disaster. Call Point Loma Electric and Plumbing when you need an experienced residential plumber that guarantees their work 100%.
Many minor plumbing issues are easy to fix if you’re handy with tools and willing to learn. However, some problems require a professional plumbing company. If you find that you’re out of your depth of knowledge or skill level, call the certified plumbing contractors at Point Loma Plumbing for expert plumbing repair done right the first time.
We’re a locally owned plumbing company that’s served homeowners in Imperial Beach and the greater San Diego area for over 32 years and offer a comprehensive list of plumbing solutions, including:
- Water heater installation, repair, and maintenance
- Tankless water heater services
- Gas line repair and installation
- Sewer line repairs
- Drain cleaning
- Kitchen plumbing repairs
- Earthquake shutoff valve installation
- Sewer video inspection
- Water filtration and treatment systems
- Trenchless pipe repair
- Clogged toilet repair
- And more!
Contact us in Imperial Beach to schedule an appointment.
When to Call a Plumbing Company For Help
Some plumbing issues appear minor, but failing to fix them quickly could lead to significant water and structural damage. And while it may be tempting to fix these problems yourself, you can save time and aggravation by hiring a residential plumbing company.
Here are the most common plumbing problems that benefit from calling a professional plumbing company.
Now, we know what you’re thinking, “Can’t I just use a drain cleaner to unclog a drain?” Well, you could, but the fact is that most liquid drain cleaners are harmful to your plumbing system if you rely on them too heavily, not to mention how dangerous they are to you and the environment.
Also, drain cleaners and other home drain clearing remedies don’t remove the cause of the clog, and you find yourself in the same boat down the road. For safe, effective drain cleaning, call a plumbing company.
Leaking Pipes or Fixtures
Leaks are more than just minor annoyances; they often indicate more severe problems in your plumbing system you may not notice. Also, depending on the leak’s location, you risk water damage and mold growth if you don’t get to it in time.
Water Heater Woes
It’s common for water heaters to wear out and grow inefficient as they age. Call a plumber and ask about water maintenance if you’re not getting the amount of hot water as before or if your water heater makes popping or banging sounds.
Remember, the sooner you call for plumbing repairs, the less risk you’ll suffer significant and expensive damage.
Reasons to Hire a Drain Cleaning Company for Clogged Drain Repair
Unfortunately, clogged drains come with the territory of homeownership. And if you’re like most homeowners, you reach for an over-the-counter drain cleaner or home remedy to solve the problem. However, home remedies don’t always work, and chemical drain cleaners are dangerous to your health, plumbing, and the environment.
If you haven’t considered hiring a drain cleaning company to unclog your drains, here are a few reasons you should.
Chemical Drain Cleaners Are Dangerous
As mentioned, mass-market drain cleaners pose risks to your plumbing system, and they’re not effective at removing clogs.
Many store-bought drain cleaners use chemicals like sulfuric acid or hydrochloric acid, which break up clogs but can also corrode your pipes. Also, instead of removing the debris causing the clog, drain cleaners break it up, where it flows deeper into your plumbing, causing the clog to return.
Lastly, chemical drain cleaners can cause severe chemical burns if they get on your skin and they’re detrimental to the environment.
Home Remedies Are Ineffective
You’ve probably seen various drain cleaning remedies on YouTube or online; these remedies include using baking soda and vinegar or dish soap to remove clogs. However, these products have little to no effect on hair, food waste, and grease. And pouring boiling water down your drains can weaken the PVC glue, weakening the joints.
Plumbers Remove Clogs Safely
Professional plumbers undergo training and apprenticeships to deal with various plumbing problems, including unclogging drains safely. Also, professionals use tools and techniques like hydro-jetting that remove the obstruction so it can’t return and wreak further havoc. Lastly, the methods professional plumbers use are safe for your plumbing, health, and the environment.
Hiring a plumbing company for drain cleaning is the safest, most effective way to remove clogs and protect your valuable plumbing system. Call the expert plumbing contractors at Point Loma Electric and Plumbing for a quote today.
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Signs of a Failing Water Heater
For most homeowners, their water heater sits alone in a closet or basement, working tirelessly to provide you with on-demand hot water. Because of this, it’s not always easy to know when your water heater needs repair or replacement.
However, there are certain warning signs that point to impending water heater failure, and here’s what to watch.
Have you noticed your water heater making popping or banging noises as it’s heating the water? Sediment buildup is typically the culprit as the water heater ‘cooks’ the mineral buildup sitting at the tank’s bottom. If left alone, the sediment hardens and causes damage requiring water heater replacement.
Murky or Rusty Water
Another common sign of impending doom for your water heater is if you notice discolored or rusty water coming from the hot water tap. As the tank ages, it rusts, causing metal flakes to break off and get into your water supply. Depending on the severity of the problem, you might solve this by flushing the tank; however, once rust sets in, it’s only a matter of time before you must replace the water heater.
The most important factor determining when to replace your water heater is age. The average lifespan of a water heater is between 15 and 20 years. Once your system reaches the upper limits of its natural lifespan, call a plumbing company to discuss your replacement options.
Reasons to Work With Us
We are dedicated to assisting you with your home plumbing needs. That’s why we dedicate ourselves to providing professional, reliable, and honest service in the Greater San Diego area. Our customers keep coming back because they appreciate our work ethic. When you work with us, you’re getting best in class service including:
- 100% satisfaction guarantee
- Fair, upfront pricing
- Knowledgeable technicians
- Easy financing
If you’re looking for repairs or installation, call us today at 619-224-0672. We are serving the Greater San Diego area!
Are you looking for a trusted residential plumbing company? Look no further than Point Loma Electric and Plumbing. We have over 32 years of experience and offer fair, upfront pricing and a 100% satisfaction guarantee.