Put simply, a functional household plumbing system delivers water into and out of your home at the right temperature and pressure.
If you had to boil it all down to 4 words, you could say: in, out, hot, cold.
If any or all of these functions don’t work, you can count on California Plumbing to comprehensively solve multi-faceted plumbing issues.
We are proud to share this success story of how we replaced the water heater, repaired the sewer line, and adjusted the water pressure regulator for our duplex client in Miramar, San Diego, California
Hot & Cold: Water Heater Replacement
The first half of the job was to fix the hearth (and the heart) of the home—the topic of hot and cold!
Our client advised us that the water heater began to leak after his shower.
Minor damage of a water heater, such as the heating element, thermostat, and pressure relief valve, can usually be professionally replaced.
However, a leaking water heater tank usually requires replacement. Water heater leaks are ultimately the result of structural damage and corrosion, which can arise simply with the age of the unit. Replacement is typically the most efficient solution, both financially and physically.
A water heater that is leaking is physically less efficient at heating and delivering water, which hikes up your utility bill. Addressing any unforeseen complications from the leakage or repairing the same leak multiple times can cost more in the long run than installing a fresh new unit.
To avoid exposing your home to the health and safety risks of water damage and rust contamination, call a professional plumber immediately if you experience leaking from your water heater.
California Plumbing’s technician installed a 40 gallon water heater, along with stainless steel flexible water supply lines, and a gas flex hose, sediment trap, drip pan, and expansion tank with fittings.
The stainless steel flexible water supply lines and gas flex hose ensure that water is delivered efficiently into the unit for heating and distribution to water fixtures and appliances. The expansion tank increases the lifespan of your water heater and improves its efficiency by modulating internal pressure, while the drip pan prevents water damage by containing any moisture released from excess pressure.
Our plumbing technician safely disposed of the old, leaking water heater, giving our client their sense of comfort back!
In & Out: Water Pressure Regulator & Sewer Line
The second half of the job was to fix the plumbing system’s flow of water—the topic of in and out!
Our client showed our technician water damage in the interior of their garage. Our technician quickly discovered that the sewer line had been damaged due to a burst in a section of the pipe.
The sewer line is an important underground pipe that carries sewage and waste out of your property and into the municipal septic system. Your sewer line is vital for the health and hygiene of your home, as there would be no other way for the wastewater of sinks, toilets, baths, and washing appliances to be disposed of.
Our plumbing technician removed and disposed of the small section of ABS pipe, replacing the damage with a new ABS pipe section.
After flushing water several times, the repaired sewer line was confirmed to have no leaks.
Lastly, no plumbing job is complete without meticulously checking details. As a final task, our technician took a look at the water pressure regulator.
The water pressure from a municipality’s water supply can be too high and unsafe to enter most homes, damaging pipes and appliances. By optimizing water pressure, a water pressure regulator protects your home plumbing system.
Our technician determined the optimal water pressure for the client’s property and set it at 55 pounds per square inch (PSI), within the ideal residential range.
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At California Plumbing, we pride ourselves on attention to detail in all of our plumbing solutions and service memberships to homes in San Diego and Chula Vista and beyond. If you have any concerns about your water heater, fixtures, appliances, or underground plumbing, give us a call today.
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