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  • Water Conservation Tips from JC Plumbing: Part I
    tap while you brush your teeth in the morning and at night Do the same while you shave Shorten your showers by one or two minutes Most shower heads say how many GPM that they jet out Take that number and multiply it by 30 to determine how many gallons you are saving Then figure out what the break down of your water bill would be to determine how much you would be saving by shaving off the two minutes of shower time Use low flow showerheads According to the new EPA WaterSense initiative the average bathroom sink faucet flows at a rate of two gallons a minute You can slow that flow by installing a new low flow faucet Fix leaky Faucets Using 1 4 milliliter ml estimate as the volume of a faucet drip One gallon 15 140 drips One liter 4 000 drips Repair running toilets A running toilet can waste two gallons of water per minute A silent leak in a toilet can waste up to 7 000 gallons of water per month Wash only full loads of laundry The average family does six to eight loads of laundry a week A standard washing machine uses about sixty gallons of H2O per wash while a water efficient machine uses about forty gallons Run only full loads of dishes A single full load uses more water and more energy than a half load but a full load uses far less energy and water than two half loads Install low flush toilets and water efficient washing machines Energy Star washers have the government seal of approval for efficiency and a full list is available on the Energy Star website note that list includes some models that haven t yet come out The best models have a high Modified

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  • The Benefits of Hiring a Professional Plumber in Murrieta, CA.
    go with your gut If you do not innately trust a person when you meet them don t hire them It is okay to walk away and tell them I m sorry but I m still looking for the right person for this job The best way to do this is when you first encounter them Their website and email communications can only tell your gut so much The best method is to first call the company and then invite them over to your house if the call goes and feels well Here is a list of questions you can ask them over the phone before inviting the wrong person to your house What kind of Licensing and Insurance does this plumber have and how can I verify this information All contractors have to register with their state in order to practice their profession legally To identify if the plumber you are using has gone through this process you can visit the California State License Board s website and check on their information to see if their license has expired or is active J C Plumbing s active license can be viewed here Plumbers should also carry their plumber s license which is an ID card similar to a driver s license This can be inspected in person Is it cheaper to buy my own fixtures or use the ones that the plumber can provide Typically a licensed plumber has access to a wholesaler s license and a distribution network of parts that allows them to buy materials at a large discount unavailable to the public Buying materials through the plumber ensures the parts are the correct ones and will be of a quality measure for the plumber to put himself behind it Purchasing your own parts might not guarantee

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  • When to Leave it to a Professional Plumber
    must be aware that a plumber is trained and licensed to know the ins and outs of his business This added labor cost pays for that expertise so the job is done correctly the first time in the quickest manner possible Jobs like replacing the O ring for a toilet or installing a French drain in the yard to handle a sink hole look very easy in a series of pictures marking each step of the process but the homeowner and the article writer might not anticipate the exact situation that might exist in reality The installation guide might be using out of date fixtures or have optimal conditions which cannot be guaranteed in a real world situation Free labor means your labor the homeowner grunting and cursing under a sink half blinded in one eye by sweat and a hot light smoking your hair behind you your back bent into a cabinet four inches off the hard tile with no padding or support as you realize you re lying on your keys No one likes being in this situation Common pitfalls For those that plan on toughing it through the little stuff keep in mind these simple tips Don t over tighten The tendency of the inexperienced plumber is to make sure it s tight so the water won t leak Licensed and trained plumbers use tapes and adhesives to bond chemically PVC Plastic in pipes to each other to ensure the seal Though many pipe parts include threading to assist the gripping capabilities of these materials the majority of the work is done by the chemistry itself The novice to plumbing repair may not trust this process as much as they do their own elbow grease so they go tighter and tighter until a leak Why This is due to many plumbing parts housing an internal rubber seal that can crack warp and leak Another reason is stripping the threading itself This allows small holes for liquid to leak out Use Plumber s tape and putty Chemically ensured to tighten seals and prevent leaks In this case more is better than less For tape completely wrapping the threading and having a bit of tape exposed over the fitting is perfectly acceptable For Plumber s putty over applying will only mean that the putty forces itself into tight spaces When the fixture s installation is complete and before the putty can harden quickly wipe up excess that has squeezed out of cracks with a dry work towel This also creates a clean seal Inadequate drain slope Building codes allow as little as a 1 16 th in per ft of slope in rare cases but the ideal is 1 4 th in per foot slope This is to allow gravity to pull the water down If an improper slope is installed this could cause back ups leaks drainage problems slab leaks back flows and other nasty occurrences best avoided by following the 1 4 th in per foot slope

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  • Helpful Tips Other Plumbers' Don't Want You to Know.
    drain by your friendly neighborhood plumber might save hundreds if not thousands of dollars and prevent some of the repair work mentioned below The Dreaded Repair A slab leak is one of the worst repair jobs a homeowner could require It is a violation of what a home means built upon a strong concrete foundation and stable The very foundation of a home is at risk when a slab leak is discovered This is caused when an underground water pipe or even the primary water main cracked and leaks a great deal of liquid into the ground and foundation of the home Usually water is observed pooling or bubbling out of a thin crack developing in the middle of the slab This is usually a mystery to the homeowner who doesn t realize how or why water can emerge from the middle of a floor thinking that Concrete is more solid than it is in reality Concrete s Chemically Cool Concrete chemically never actually hardens It can be damaged through many changes such as dramatic temperature shifts and freezing of trapped water Frozen water forces itself to expand in the limited space cracking the slab Hydration of concrete into a solid form involves many different reactions often occurring at the same time As the reactions proceed the products of the cement hydration process gradually bond together the individual sand and gravel particles and other components of the concrete to form a solid mass Though these materials are bonded they are not combined into single molecules but instead still separated through strong carbon and weak hydrogen and oxygen bonds While the process takes time re introducing water to concrete and keeping it in constant contact E G Like a slab leak or a fast moving body slowly weakens these bonds in the microscopic scale Small fissures form which grow into tiny cracks which separate into large cracks until the entire slab begins to crumble as the concrete s base components begin to break apart from one another The faster the water is moving the quicker the process But this degradation can be observed at any public location with large concrete structures The slow wear and tear of time reveals the underlying rock structure in a pock marked effect Imagine this pock marking on a smaller scale under your home and threatening your livelihood It s kind of like glass which is technically a liquid despite it s hardness The chemical bonds between the molecules in a piece of glass are weaker than in a solid piece of matter This weakened connection allows the glass to be transparent It is also why older pieces of glass in historical buildings are thicker towards the bottom When first pouring the glass they were even but over time gravity has pulled on the structure thinning the top of thickening the bottom Concrete acts like glass in this regard in that over time it breaks apart into it s base components but it takes centuries Proof

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  • news and events
    and Grease Trap Management About Contact Contact JC Plumbing 951 285 9086 Name Phone Email How can we help you Trusted Recommended Since 2003 Family Owned Operated Licensed Insured Full Service Plumbing Drain Cleaning No Job is Too Big or Too Small Homes Business Industrial Municipal Category Archives news and events Helpful Tips Other Plumbers Don t Want You to Know Posted on September 28 2012 by webeditors in news

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  • JC Plumbing Contact Information | Contact a Murrieta California Plumber
    Gallery Blog FAQ Drain Maintenance Sewer Cleaning High Pressure Water Jetting Plumbing Backflow Protection Plumbing Repairs and Replacement Plumbing Video Camera Inspection Septic Pumping and Grease Trap Management About Contact Contact JC Plumbing 951 285 9086 Name Phone Email How can we help you Trusted Recommended Since 2003 Family Owned Operated Licensed Insured Full Service Plumbing Drain Cleaning No Job is Too Big or Too Small Homes Business Industrial Municipal

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