Monday, November 9, 2015

Hot Water Re-circulation Systems: How do it work?

Hot water re-circulation systems are plumbing systems which are designed to move hot water to appliances (eg. Dishwashers, washing machines) and fixtures (eg showers, faucets) quickly without needing to wait while the water gets hot. Since the water pressure is low in many water lines, these systems do not rely on water pressure to move the hot water around your home.

Two Types of Water Recirculation Systems – Dedicated Loop and Integrated Loop.

1. Dedicated loop system:  This type of water recirculation system requires that you attach a circulation pump connected to the bottom of your water heater tank.

The hot water pipe is extended in a loop throughout the home, passing near each appliance and plumbing fixture. Beneath each fixture, the loop is connected to the fixture by a short pipe to the hot water valve. Whenever a valve is opened, it takes only a very short time for hot water to reach the valve because there is always hot water circulating through the hot water loop.

Note: if you are selling your home and the home is unoccupied, you should unplug your pump because you don’t want to pay to operate the system in an empty house.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Water Drought in California - How to Save Water

It’s Summer in California and Water is Scarce

Water Drought In California

It is no secret that the drought Californians have been suffering through for nearly 4 years now is taking its toll on the entire state and its respective cities.

California Governor Jerry Brown has issued an Executive Order mandating that water consumption be reduced by 25%.  The lack of water is affecting people, plants and animals, and is wreaking havoc on the economy.

With not enough rainfall to replenish supplies, it is imperative that we make every effort to help conserve what water we do have.

Conservation starts at home and the little things we do to conserve water, when multiplied, can have a positive impact on the state while helping us save water and money.

Saving Water-Every measure Counts

With the typical person using between 80-100 gallons of water per day, you needn’t be a mathematician to realize just how much water is used collectively.  In a family of four that figure quadruples.

Below are listed some money saving tips designed to help conserve water and lower your monthly bill.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

What Causes Sewer Line Stoppages in a Home

Congratulations Your a Home Owner!

Congratulations, as a homeowner you can now experience the pride that comes with owning your own home.  Along with that pride of ownership however, comes a ton of responsibilities.
There is the need for constant upkeep and regular maintenance.  And while occasional maintenance is paramount to addressing issues as they arise, just as important is incorporating a preventive maintenance program.


Many of us are familiar with the saying, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”.
In the event you are not familiar with this line, essentially, it means that the time or costs accrued in making routine inspections and addressing minor issues is well worth it compared to discovering the issue in an emergency situation such as faulty wiring causing an electrical fire or a roof that has been leaking undetected until water damage is noticed.

However, those are maintenance issues that naturally come to mind, but how often do you think of your sewer-line and what that would entail if it were to back-up or even worse, crack or break?

What Can Cause My Sewer Line to Get Blocked Up?

There are several ways in which a main sewer-line can become clogged.  One of the main problems is flushing items down the toilet that should be tossed in the trash and another way is using too much toilet tissue. 

There are other factors that can come into play depending on what type sewer-line you have.  You will be better served by flushing only items which are meant to be flushed down the toilet.
For all other items or materials, using a trash can is your best bet.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Seasonal Plumbing Tips | Plumbing Repair DIY

No matter the season, your household plumbing never rests, especially the kitchen sink and your toilet. Between breakfast, lunch, supper and snacks, according to statistics from the *World Toilet Organization (WTO), the average toilet gets flushed around 2,500 times per year or five to eight times a day. That is more than enough flushes to keep your plumbing working overtime.

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Fortunately, our modern-day toilets were designed to handle such consistent flushing. However, problems can arise at certain times of the year when the amount of regular flushing can triple, quadruple and even more. When might that be, you may ask?

The Holidays: #GoodTimes4plumbers

busiest time for plumbers

Those are the times of the year when extra workloads are placed on our plumbing systems, including pipes and drainage systems. At these times, holiday guests as well as, friends and family tend to lose a little discretion when it comes to what can and what cannot be flushed down the toilet or stuffed into a food grinding garbage disposal. These appliances are not magic though they seem to make things just disappear.
Everything, from the disposal of paper products, to hand washing and toilet flushing, along with dishwater draining and daring use of the garbage disposal, can put an unsustainable strain on your plumbing. It can also have a negative impact on your day should you suddenly discover that the toilet no longer flushes or that the sinks are stopped up and you can't run any water. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Los Angeles based plumbing company is going green

How a Los Angeles based plumbing company is going to be paperless?

For Mr. Speedy Plumbing & Rooter Inc., going paper less and green is more than just a modern catchphrase.

Mr. Speedy Plumbing Los Angeles Goes Green

"The plumber Los Angeles residents call first" is showing their connection to the neighborhood and sensitivity to our ecology with the announcement that effective immediately, all Mr. Speedy offices are now a 100% paperless operation.

Going Paperless

There is a huge amount of paper used to write invoices, customer billing and even dispatching.
but with Mr Speedy Plumbing "Field management system" it’s all done using the newest technology allowing for all transactions to be conducted electronically; replacing their carbon footprint with a big green one. The company is committed to doing its part to make the company run more efficiently while lessening their impact on the community and the planet.

Say Good-bye to Paper and Hello to the Future

“Our entire office is now computerized and electronic — no more paper,” says Alfred Marzouk, Founder and CEO of Mr. Speedy Plumbing. “Our entire operation is electronic and wireless,” he continues. “We want to do our part to help the community and also have quicker response times”.
In addition, the company invested heavily in its one of a kind computerized system which took not only years to develop, but cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

How to hire a qualified plumber in Los Angeles?

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US NEW's ranks plumber 3rd best construction job and puts them between "The 100 best Jobs", this itself makes plumbing field a very competitive one.

With the busy life style in Los Angeles, the amount of restaurants and different home made recipes, Los Angeles residents much have used a plumber quite a few times to fix their kitchen stoppage, or leaky garbage disposal and so on.

Despite the fact many compare and summarize plumbers as Handyman, the skills, knowledge, and processes involved in completing a plumbing job are not something that can easily be done by anyone who can put two pipes together or has a great knowledge of pipe fixtures. 

Any plumbing project requires different techniques and tools, and an excessive years of training and study.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Troubleshoot Garbage Disposal Like A PRO

Treat Your Garbage Disposal correctly

Installation and Troubleshooting - Cleaning A Garbage Disposal Or Replacing it

The garbage disposal machine is very popular in American homes: over 50% of all homes in the USA have a garbage disposal system installed. They are less popular overseas: in the UK, fewer than 10% of homes have a garbage disposal unit installed.

Should You Install A Garbage Disposal Appliance?

In general, women want a garbage disposal installed in the kitchen: men seem to care less than do women.

If you install the appliance correctly and the USE IT correctly, you will have no problems. But if the unit is not professionally installed or you don’t use it the right way, you will have problems ranging from unpleasant odors to blocked kitchen waste lines.

We are often called out to unclog kitchen waste lines because the householder has not been using the garbage disposal appliance the right way.
The kitchen sink is not a trash can. Just because you have the best selling garbage disposal unit, it doesn’t mean that you can just throw anything into it. Ground up food waste still has to travel down the pipe and away from your sink.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Prominent Plumbing Problems

The Most Common Plumbing Problems We Face

Plumbers see the same common problems day after day. Make yourself aware of these common issues, and help prevent that 2 A.M. phone call to your beloved plumber.

Clogged Toilets

One of the most common problems Los Angeles plumbers face is clogged toilets. The problem isn't the plumbing itself; it’s home-owners and renters flushing all kinds of items they shouldn't

The best thing you can do for your toilet and the sanity of your plumber is simple: if it’s not toilet paper or human waste, don’t flush it!

Kids are often the culprits on this one. They like to flush coins, cotton balls, toy trucks, and daddy’s expensive watch down the toilet. 
While we understand how entertaining flushing water can be for young ones, keep your eye on them. 

Consider installing some childproofing features that prevent young ones from lifting the toilet lid without assistance.