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Water Taking Too Long to Heat Up: Causes & Solutions

Water Taking Too Long to Heat Up: Causes & Solutions

No one likes a cold shower, and we’ve all been there, waiting for three, five, seven minutes until hot water finally reaches the faucet. On top of being a mild inconvenience and a burden to your water bill, these delays cause a massive waste of more than 280 million...

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5 Signs of Tree Roots Clogging Sewer Lines

5 Signs of Tree Roots Clogging Sewer Lines

Trees are an aesthetically pleasing addition to any property, but their roots can become a serious problem when they encounter the home’s exterior plumbing fixtures. When the root system encounters exterior plumbing, such as the main sewer line, they continue to grow...

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How to Tell Your Dishwasher is Clogged

How to Tell Your Dishwasher is Clogged

Washing dishes will clog a dishwasher over time due to the formation of mineral deposits and grease - there really isn't any way around it. If you open your dishwasher's door and dirty water has pooled on top of your dishes (standing water), there might be food...

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Average Toilet Lifespan & Signs You Need to Replace It

Average Toilet Lifespan & Signs You Need to Replace It

The average person spends approximately ninety days on a toilet seat over their lifetime. With so much time spent in the bathroom, toilets must be durable and function properly. Toilets are simple fixtures that rely on gravity to do most of the work and this simple...

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How Sacrificial Anode Rods Work in Water Heaters

How Sacrificial Anode Rods Work in Water Heaters

Most water heater tanks are made of refined metals sensitive to damage over time. Corrosion is an electrochemical process between metal, water, and oxygen. Gradually, exposure to water destroys refined metals, like steel, as the chemical reaction reduces the metal to...

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Descaling Procedure for Tankless Water Heaters

Descaling Procedure for Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless water heaters are an excellent alternative to traditional hot water tanks. The water heats instantly as it passes through the unit, providing an unlimited hot water supply while using far less energy. While tankless heaters require less routine maintenance...

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How to Fix a Toilet Handle: 3 Common Issues

How to Fix a Toilet Handle: 3 Common Issues

At Sacramento Plumbing Solutions, we understand that a toilet handle/toilet tank is one of the most essential parts of your home. It provides sanitary, hygienic and efficient waste disposal for your family. However, when there is any issue with the toilet handle, it's...

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How to Turn Off Water to Toilet

How to Turn Off Water to Toilet

If you are trying to turn off the water supplying your toilet, something is probably very wrong. The first thing you need to do is turn off the toilet's water supply near your toilet. If for some reason, the water continues to run, try turning off the water at the...

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How long does a water heater last?

How long does a water heater last?

A standard water heater should last 8-12 years. If your water tank is older than 12 years, you are advised to replace it because the tank's lasting capacity decreases over time. Tankless water heaters can last more than 20 years - with regular water heater...

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What Size Water Heater Do I Need?

What Size Water Heater Do I Need?

Have you ever asked yourself "what size water heater do I need"? If you are considering traditional tank style hot water heater, a standard 40-gallon electric water heater can supply enough hot water to meet the needs of most families. However, if your family uses...

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