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Pacific Sheet Metal Blog

Is It Safe to Use Chemical Drain Cleaners?

Posted by Joey Haack on Mar 12, 2019 1:46:00 PM

When you’re in a quick pinch, it can be tempting to dump a bit of chemical drain cleaner down your sink and expect it to fix your clogged pipes. Unfortunately, chemical drain cleaners can do far more damage than you might expect. On top of that, they’re rarely effective and can hide the true source of your plumbing problem. Instead of reaching for a bottle of stinky chemicals, consider using natural drain cleaners, getting out the drain snake, or enlisting the help of a professional. You may be surprised to find out the different ways chemical drain cleaners are unsafe to use. 

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Topics: plumbing

How to Treat Frozen Pipes

Posted by Joey Haack on Jan 4, 2019 2:33:00 PM

With the temperatures dropping, the chance of your pipes freezing increases. Freezing and bursting pipes are not only an inconvenience but can also cause serious water damage to your home. If your pipes are frozen, don't panic. Here's how to treat them. 

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Topics: plumbing

Should I Repair or Replace Leaky Faucets?

Posted by Joey Haack on Nov 29, 2018 1:38:00 PM

It’s right up there next to nails on a chalkboard: the sound of a leaky faucet. Something has to be done for the sake of your sanity (and water bill), but how do you know whether it’s time to repair or replace? Check out this guide on when to fix it and when to throw in the towel. 

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Topics: plumbing

Signs You Have a Plumbing Leak in Your Home

Posted by Joey Haack on Oct 23, 2018 1:23:00 PM

Leaks in your home can be difficult to detect because so many pipes are hidden from view under floors and inside ceilings and walls. By the time you notice you have a problem, some of the damage could be irreparable, which makes early detection crucial. Knowing what signs to look for can help you discover a leak early and limit the damage it causes.

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Topics: plumbing

Symptoms of Clogged Pipes in Your Home

Posted by Joey Haack on Sep 21, 2018 3:19:00 PM

Has your shower been driving you nuts lately with its unsteady flow or low pressure? Have you noticed a nasty smell emanating from your kitchen sink or another drain in your home? Maybe the water in your toilet has been backing up or comes a little too close to overflowing after flushing. Any of these symptoms could be due to a clogged pipe.

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Topics: plumbing

10 Water Conservation Tips to Use at Home

Posted by Joey Haack on Aug 17, 2018 2:41:00 PM

Has your water bill gotten out of control? Do you want to decrease your water footprint to help protect the environment? Whatever your reasons for wanting to conserve water, we have several ideas for you!

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Topics: plumbing

Signs That It’s Time to Update Your Bathroom Plumbing

Posted by Joey Haack on Jul 10, 2018 11:49:00 AM

Have you been debating updating the old pipes and leaky fixtures in your bathroom for a while now? We’re here to help you decide whether it’s time. Here are five signs to watch for and what to do if you notice any of the following problems in your home.

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Topics: plumbing

Are Your Home’s Plumbing & Electrical Systems Up to Code?

Posted by Joey Haack on Jun 28, 2018 6:21:00 PM

Whether you’re trying to sell your home or looking to buy a new one, it’s important to make sure that certain standards have been met throughout the house. The two areas we’re going to focus on today are the electrical and plumbing systems. Check the following things off your list so you can confidently move forward.

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Topics: plumbing, electrical

Fix Your Wet Basement and Keep It Dry with These Tips

Posted by Joey Haack on Jun 5, 2018 6:39:00 PM

Your basement is made up of valuable square footage; don’t let water prevent you from using it to its fullest potential. If you’re battling moisture in your basement, don’t worry. Here are our tips for fixing your wet basement and keeping it dry.

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Topics: plumbing

How to Find a Quality Plumber

Posted by Joey Haack on Apr 30, 2018 9:17:00 PM

You use your plumbing every day without much thought—until something goes wrong. Whether it's a minor leak or a major issue, don't get caught without a reliable plumber on speed dial. As with any type of repair, the best time to find a trustworthy professional is before an emergency happens. If you aren’t sure how to spot the real deal from a “Scamming Sam,” you’ve come to the right place. Consider these three key areas when searching for a quality plumber.

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Topics: plumbing