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Test Your Sump Pump this Spring

Monday, March 12th, 2018

closeup-of-surface-of-waterThe sump pump is a staple in the basements of many homes around the country. They help prevent water damage due to flooding, going to work automatically as they gather excess water in a pit (the sump) and then pump it out into either the wastewater system or a well.

Of course, most homes here in Southern California don’t have basements. People often don’t think of massive flooding as an issue either in the dry climate. But this doesn’t mean sump pumps don’t have their place. Homes in So. Cal have crawlspaces that can suffer from flooding, either from plumbing accidents or occasional rain that the stormwater system can’t handle. Water in the crawlspace is a major problem because it severely damages that foundation of a house, rotting away wood and create other hazards. It raises the humidity in a home and promotes mold and mildew growth. We recommend most homes in the area have a sump pump installation as an important precaution. If you already have a sump pump in Riverside, CA, spring is the time to test it so it’s ready for the rest of the year.

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Spring Plumbing Help: You May Need It More Than Ever This Year!

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Tools_tools_houseFebruary was a harsh month for Southern California as a major rainstorm swept through the region. The amount of damage was immense and emergency services were kept busy around the clock helping to rescue people trapped on the roads and to fix downed power lines.

We addressed some of the plumbing concerns that your house may have encountered in the wake of the heavy storms a few weeks ago, plus advice on what to do about them. Today we’re following up with recommendations for checking on your plumbing before the official start of spring. We advise homeowners to make these checks every year, but it is especially important this March because of how cruel February was. Southern California plumbing systems aren’t used to this level of abuse from Mother Nature! If you need professional plumbing in Fullerton, CA or elsewhere, contact us. We are ready 24/7 to help with all your plumbing needs.

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