Residential Plumber in Solana Beach
When Solana Beach residents need a reliable plumbing company, they call Point Loma Electric and Plumbing. Why? Because we’re a locally-owned plumbing company with over 32 years of experience and we guarantee your satisfaction 100%.
Owning a home means there’s always something that needs to be fixed. And when you run into a plumbing problem, you can always count on Point Loma Electric and Plumbing for expert repairs, maintenance, and installations.
We specialize in giving the older homes in the greater San Diego area new life with updated plumbing and fixtures and bringing them up to modern standards.
Contact us for all of your residential plumbing needs.
What are the Dangers of a Dirty Drain
For most people, clogged drains are a nuisance and nothing more. But did you know that clogged drains can be dangerous? Yes, and here’s how.
Blocked drains cause bacteria and mold to grow, exacerbating existing conditions in some people, especially those with asthma and other respiratory conditions.
Depending on the location and severity of the clog, it can cause water to leak and soak into your home’s foundation, weakening the structural integrity over time.
When a drain is slow or fully clogged, you have stagnant water, which attracts many pests, such as mosquitoes.
As you can see, clogged drains are much more than an inconvenience; they’re potentially harmful to your health and your home’s integrity.
If you struggle with constant drain clogs, call the professionals at Point Loma Electric and Plumbing and ask about our expert drain cleaning services to solve the problem.
Why Should I Hire a Plumbing Company for Clogged Drain Repair?
Nobody likes spending money when they don’t have to. And many homeowners think it’s frivolous to hire a plumber for a simple drain clog when they can use a drain cleaner or other home remedy. But the truth is that a plumber is often the best, most economical solution for unclogging a drain, and here’s why.
Plumbers Have More Expertise
Many people get online and watch YouTube videos and think they’re suddenly plumbing experts. However, you can’t get the years of training and experience that a professional plumber has by watching a ten-minute video once. That’s why many people still struggle to solve their clogged drain problem and end up calling a plumber for help.
Plumbers Know Plumbing Standards and Codes
Did you know that some municipalities have codes and restrictions against using certain chemicals to clean your drains? Your professional plumber does. Over relying on chemical drain cleaners can lead to significant damage to your plumbing system, leading to backflow issues and other plumbing problems that are more expensive to repair than the initial clog.
Plumbers Have Access to More Advanced Tools
When it comes to plumbing tools, the average homeowner has a plunger, and that’s about it. So, when the plunger fails to clear the clog, and chemical drain cleaners are out of the question, they go to the hardware store to purchase or rent another tool, which may or may not work. Suddenly, the money you think you’re saving doing it yourself would have been better spent hiring a plumber.
Plumbers Perform Safer Repairs
As mentioned, liquid drain cleaners are notoriously dangerous for your plumbing system, but they’re also hazardous to your health. The next time you’re at the store, read the warnings on these products; most of them can cause severe chemical burns if you get them on your skin or breath in the fumes. Plus, if you damage your plumbing system tryuing to unclog a drain, guess who’s on the hook to pay for the repairs. Professional plumbers use drain cleaning methods that are safe for your pipes and your person. Plus, plumbers carry insurance, which means they’re responsible should anything go wrong.
If you have a clogged drain, play it safe and hire a plumbing company like Point Loma Electric and Plumbing for effective clogged drain repair.
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How to Know You Need a New Water Heater
Your water heater is one of the most important appliances in your home. You depend on it every day for cooking, washing, showering, and more. However, despite being such an important device, most people ignore routine maintenance, and a system that can last up to 15 years is out in eight.
So, how do you know if your water heater is heading in the wrong direction? Here are the most common signs to watch for.
Lack of Hot Water
Does your family play rock, paper, scissors every morning to see who gets the shower frist before all the hot water is gone? If you’ve added more people to your family or a new bathroom, your water heater may be over its limit. However, if everything has remained the same, it could be the water heater is losing efficiency and can’t provide you with the amount of hot water you’re used to.
Knocking, Popping, or Banging Sounds
When a water heater makes strange sounds you’ve not heard before, it’s practically telling you that it’s failing. As sediment builds up in the tank over time, it hardens, and causes these strange noises. If you catch the problem early, you can fix it by flushing the tank. However, depending on the damage and the water heater’s age, replacement may be the most economical option.
Rising Energy Bills
Whether you have a gas or electric water heater, pay attention to your utility bills. As water heaters age, they lose efficiency, causing them to use more energy to do their jobs, which reflects in higher electric and gas bills.
A little moisture from condensation around your water tank is normal. However, if you see a puddle in the drain pan, check to see if it’s a loose connection that’s the problem. If all seems normal, it could be the water tank has rusted through and is ready to let loose. Unfortunately, once rust takes hold, a water heater replacement is inevitable.
Whether you need a new water heater, drain cleaning, or general plumbing repair, you can count on the professionals at Point Loma Electric and Plumbing. In Solana Beach, call 619-224-0672.