Pacific Sheet Metal Blog

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

6 Reasons Your Faucet Might Be Dripping

Posted by Joey Haack on Mar 28, 2018 4:05:00 PM

A leaky sink can be a nuisance, but if you don’t know the root of the problem, you may worsen the leak or spend far more on a replacement. Here are 6 reasons your faucet might be dripping.

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Topics: plumbing

Save Money on Your Water Heating Bill This Winter

Posted by Joey Haack on Feb 19, 2018 6:00:00 PM

When it's cold outside, your furnace and water heater probably run at full speed to keep you warm. Luckily, there are ways to save on your water heating bill without taking an icy shower.

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Topics: plumbing

How to Prevent Freezing Pipes in the Winter

Posted by Joey Haack on Jan 16, 2018 9:14:00 AM

Frozen pipes can burn a very large hole in your pocket. The best option is prevention. Make sure your pipes are prepared now so you don’t end up with a disaster on your hands later. Burst pipes can result in homeowners having to replace their entire system in some instances. Don’t let this happen to you. Prevent your pipes from freezing by making sure they’re well insulated and your home is kept at a safe temperature all winter long—even if you leave for an extended vacation.

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Topics: plumbing

Plumbing Problems to Avoid When You Leave Home This Winter

Posted by Joey Haack on Dec 12, 2017 6:01:00 PM

Are you going south for the winter or visiting relatives over the holidays? Before you head out of town, make sure your house is prepared to withstand the cold temperatures while you’re gone. You don't want to come home from your vacation to a plumbing disaster and gifts you never asked for.

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Topics: plumbing

How to Be Ready for a Plumbing Emergency

Posted by Joey Haack on Nov 16, 2017 11:00:00 AM

As we all know, plumbing emergencies can strike suddenly, sometimes at the worst possible times—like when we’re home alone or during a big holiday party. Having some background knowledge on what to do if water starts spewing from a pipe or fixture could potentially save you a lot of money and heartache. If you don’t stop a water problem as soon as possible, a lot of damage can be done to your home. 

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Topics: plumbing

Why Is My Faucet Leaking?

Posted by Joey Haack on Nov 2, 2017 11:35:00 AM

Drip, drip, drip. Is there anything more annoying than a leaky faucet? The constant drip into a sink or tub in a quiet home is enough to make anyone go crazy. As you lie awake at night listening to the repetitive sound, you’re probably asking yourself why on earth is my faucet leaking? And, better yet, how do I fix it?

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Topics: plumbing