Thanksgiving With The Twin Plumbers

It’s Off To Aunt Lily’s House In San Fran Once upon a time there were twin brothers named Jim and Dave. Like most little boys they were extremely mischievous—they called it adventurous—kids who managed to avoid any real trouble. Although they were the best of friends, they competed at everything with everyone, especially each other.…

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Why Automatic Gas Shut-off Valves Are Crucial For Homes Susceptible To Earthquakes.

If you are a resident of the greater Los Angeles area, then you know that eventually you’re going to be affected by an earthquake. If your house has gas appliances, then you should be very concerned.  What will happen to your home if the gas line ruptures because of a strong earthquake? In southern California,…

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Secure Your Plumbing, Gas, and Water Heater When Earthquakes Hit

Earthquakes are a part of life when you live on the west coast, especially for those of you living in southern California. So many bad things can happen to your home during and immediately after an earthquake. Earthquake preparedness is obviously at the forefront of homeownership in this area. There are some steps you—as a…

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What Happens After I Flush? Investigating How Septic Systems Work And How To Tell If They Aren’t

When last we checked in on septic systems, zombies were inhabiting them.  We’ll be a little more serious this time around. Most people who live in rural areas—and even some who live in certain suburban regions—have septic systems, as such towns often do not have sewer treatment plants. Septic systems are engineered and sized according…

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Repairing A Cracked Toilet Flange: Do-It-Yourself Tips for Fixing a Broken Bathroom

A couple of days ago we discussed solutions to leaking, loose, or wobbly toilets. Yesterday we picked up where we had left off two days ago, and actually pulled the toilet off of the toilet flange. While we had the toilet off, I told you that you would want to do a thorough inspection of…

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Weebles May Wobble, But Your Toilet Doesn’t Have To- Tips on Common Bathroom Repair

Please Tell Me That I’m Not The Only One Who Remembers Weebles In the last installment to the plumbing blog, we discussed the different ways in which a toilet can become loose, and how to tighten things up a little bit. We left off just before the point of lifting the loose toilet off the…

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