Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Weather-proofing an HVAC System

Make the HVAC Function Well Despite Changes in the Weather


Weather-proof HVAC. (Photo Credits)

Weather can affect the performance of HVAC Systems. But there are ways to ensure that it will remain running smoothly despite the changes outside the home or commercial property.

Realty Times shared winter-proofing advice to its readers. Plumbing Association of San Diego

Don’t delay regular maintenance on your HVAC system. If you don’t perform maintenance in the fall, it’s imperative that you do it before the next big winter storm. Do it yourself or hire a heating technician to do it for you. Just make sure that it’s done regularly and effectively to ensure that you and your family will remain safe and warm through the winter.”

Effective HVAC Maintenance

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Summer Maintenance Tips

Texas Real Estate also gave some tips on how to fully enjoy the home HVAC system in the heat fof the summer months. A/C And HVAC

AC coolant isn’t a fuel, so it doesn’t get “used up” by your unit naturally. If your unit needs a charge, there’s an underlying cause—usually a leak. Left unattended, these types of leaks can worsen and cause serious damage, so be ready to recognize the early warning signs. Does your thermostat seem to be working accurately, or are you continually having to set the temperature lower to remain comfortable? Is the air coming out of your vents noticeably cold, or only a bit cooler than room temperature? Pay attention to these things as you settle in for your first summer in your new home. If you start to notice a change, you may have an issue that needs to be resolved.”

HVAC and Indoor Air Quality

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The webpage Primex Fits also shared some more ways to ensure that an HVAC system will continue running smoothly amid the weather changes.

“The furnace filter should be changed every three to six months in order to help the furnace work effectively and improve indoor air quality. Check that heating vents and cold air returns are not blocked by furniture or clogged with dust. Vacuuming out any debris from the registers will also help with the efficiency of the system. If it’s possible to inspect the ductwork in a crawlspace or basement follow it along and check for leaks. All joints and connections should be sealed with foil tape or mastic. If you suspect ducts are very dirty it’s worth recommending a duct cleaning service.”

Read more here.

The HVAC System should be well maintained in order to function appropriately no matter the weather.

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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Call the Plumber for Water Pressure Issues

Reasons for having Low Water Pressure

Drip Drop

When the water pressure is low. (Photo Credits)

Low water pressure can be inconvenient especially for multi-level households. Once a homeowner encounters issues on low water pressure, a call to the plumber is definitely warranted given that this could be a clue of other plumbing issues that may already be taking place in the property.

UK-based website The Heating Engineer enumerated possible causes of low water pressure. OSHA Plumbers

“Low water pressure has a number of different causes. Sometimes it can be due to problems such as the shut-off valve being closed or a blocked tap. It may also be caused by plumbing blockages or water leaks.”

Sewer Back Ups for the Emergency Plumber

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Pressure or supply problem?

Canadian-based Anta Plumbing for its part shared a tip to its readers on how to decipher if the problem is indeed in the water pressure, or in the water supply. Plumbing Info

“If you’re unsure about whether you have a problem with your water pressure, or whether it is just generally low, it may be an idea to buy a water pressure measuring gauge from your hardware store. The average water pressure reading for a home’s water supply should be between 50-70 pounds per square inch (psi). Fixtures are made to sustain up to a maximum of 80 psi without sustaining damage, but if your pressure is below 50 psi, you may become pretty frustrated with your low water pressure.”

What to do with a Pipe Burst while waiting for the Plumber to Arrive

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Vanisle Water also shared some possible reasons for low water pressure.

“Debris, such as; sand, dirt and pollutants, can enter your home’s pipes when a water main fractures. Mineral deposits are a common problem in older homes with galvanized iron pipes. Deposits are normally located in horizontal pipes and are caused by hot water reacting with the metal. If the pipes in your home are old, they may have also become corroded, restricting the water flow.”

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The best thing for a property owner to do when encountering such issues is to get in touch with a licensed professional plumber.

Diamond Ace Contractors

5052 Genesee Ave, San Diego, CA 92117
(888) 231-1086

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Sewer Back Ups for the Emergency Plumber

Epic Sewage Problems

Flooding due to sewer back-up

What can happen when sewers back-up. (Photo Credits)

Sewage backup can be a big hassle and inconvenience especially if it occurred on a public sewer.

News Channel 5 for instance featured a story on a city sewer line backup that caused a lot of trouble to one of the residents. Plumbing Association of San Diego  

“They had to rip out a lot of the floors in their own home, and it’s caused damage to their heating and cooling system. Bruce Richardson, the La Vergne city administrator, said a grease and sludge build up in the city sewer line caused the backup into the home, but because they couldn’t predict it, the city isn’t liable for the repairs.”

When to call Plumber for Dripping Faucet Problems

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Widespread problem

The website The Mirror meantime shared the story of a sewage back up that threatened bridges in the town. A/C And HVAC       

“The city has made upgrades to its sewer system since the 2011 floods, but Chute said a number of areas are still vulnerable to sewage backups. City contractors also recently built a bulkhead on the 10th Street bridge to prevent washouts.”

Traits of A Good Plumber

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Related Plumbing and HVAC Repair Services meantime featured a story of apartment residents that have been affected by a sewaer back up in their neighborhood.

“At least 15 apartments had sewer water in their basement as high as six inches. Moore has been working around the clock trying to drain water out of the basements.”

Read the whole story here.

To prevent sewer back ups, at least the ones that emanate from the home, it is best to get in touch with a professional licensed plumber.

Diamond Ace Contractors

5052 Genesee Ave, San Diego, CA 92117
(888) 231-1086

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Monday, August 15, 2016

The Advantages of a Ductless HVAC System

All about Ductless HVAC Units

Air Conditioner

The pros of having ductless HVAC in the home. (Photo Credits)

When a homeowner is considering an upgrade of their HVAC System, a ductless one may come to mind.

The website The News says, ductless system is growing big in the United States as of late. Plumbing Association of San Diego         

“The ease of installation, both commercially and residentially, was a running theme among exhibitors and extended beyond just a singular zone. ‘We’re seeing a big shift from single-zone spot cooling and heating solutions to whole-home or whole-building solutions,’ said Erin Mezle, director of marketing, Fujitsu General America Inc. ‘With ductless systems, contractors can install more systems in less time, helping them to meet deadlines, stay under budget, and satisfy customers.’”

All about HVAC Upgrades

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The Benefits of a Ductless HVAC

The Carrier Enterprise highlighted the many advantages of a ductless HVAC. A/C And HVAC     

“Money plays a major role when consumers are contemplating an important purchase. You can begin by explaining that they will save money over time by deciding to install a ductless HVAC system. You can point out how ductless systems have the ability to run on much less power than ordinary systems because they are smaller and deliver air directly into a room.  By diving into more detail, you can explain that because they are ductless they also avoid energy losses that may come with ductwork of central forced air systems. It may also help to use some statistics such as, “These losses can be responsible for over 30% of energy consumption.” Overall you want your customer to understand that installing a ductless system essentially cuts costs and saves money over time.”

When Molds grow in the HVAC System

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The Mommy Memorandum also enumerated the many reasons why homeowners should seriously consider a ductless HVAC System for their home.

One issue with HVAC systems containing ducts is the poor air quality after a certain time. Even if you are constantly changing air filters, there is always a period where the filters contain too many dust or allergens. In contrast, ductless systems have a complex filtration process that almost completely eliminates these allergens or dust from your home’s air.”

Read more reasons here.

Ductless HVAC systems in the long run provide more savings, provide better indoor air quality and at the same time lesser carbon footprint compared to centralized air conditioning.

Diamond Ace Contractors

5052 Genesee Ave, San Diego, CA 92117

(888) 231-1086

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Water Main Installation

Water Main Installation

Water Main Repair Installation San DiegoThe Water Main is a critical plumbing fixture in any property as it allows for the distribution of water within the whole plumbing system. When water flow is a problem in a home, and the homeowner is sure that there are no other concerns, then the slow flow or low water pressure can be attributed to an issue with the home’s Water Main.

In the San Diego Area, Blue Diamond Plumbing continues to provide Water Main Installation and repair services to homes who have encountered issues with their water main. Only expert plumbers should be tapped for such concern because a broken water main could give way to more plumbing problems that of course would entail a bigger expense.

Water Main Repair and Installation in an Older Home

If you live in an older home, chances are low water supply and low pressure can be attribute to a water main problem. And the bigger concern here is that this is an expense that no homeowner can escape from because it involves water supply in a home.

As soon as you suspect a problem with your water main, immediately get in touch with the experts and do not attempt to troubleshoot the problem yourself. Extensive training and specialized equipment is needed in replacing a home’s water main. And although it may cost you, tapping the services of a professional would mean an improved quality of water supply, and a better water flow in your home.

So as soon as you suspect problems in your water main, or you have come to the conclusion that you have to have a new one installed, call Blue Diamond Plumbing. We are a licensed, and fully insured company that provides warranty to the services that we render. We employ only professionals, that have underwent rigorous training so you can be sure each plumbing procedure carried out in your home is done so efficiently as our technicians only employ the latest industry techniques in going about their repair and installation projects. We also make sure that they will have access to the most modern plumbing equipment, materials and supplies. Call Blue Diamond Plumbing today.

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Trenchless Sewer Repair

Trenchless Sewer Repair

Trenchless Sewer RepairIf your property’s sewer lines are in need of repair, but you are thinking twice about the damage it may cause to your newly landscaped lawn or yard, then you may want to look into the Trenchless Sewer Repair services that we at Blue Diamond Plumbing offer.

With the latest techniques and most modern technological breakthroughs, we can now repair your home’s sewer pipe with very minimal damage to your lawn or yard. Unlike before when digging a trench is a must when it comes to repairing a sewer line, a Trenchless Repair Service will only require digging an start hole and an end hole so that our plumbing technicians can easily thread the new pipe through the old sewer pipes of your home.

This latest technology in essence no longer requires a physical replacement of the sewer pipes, which was the technique used many years back. Instead, a flexible piping system is threaded through the existing pipes that will soon replace the old pipes. It is basically relining the existing sewer piping system, with a new pipe that will replace it soon after the whole old system has been relined.

And with this technique, there will no longer be a need to dig trenches within your property which can cause more damage, more inconveniences, more man hours, and more expenses on your part as you will have to repair your current landscaping.

It will also lessen the hassle on your part of having to come home to a yard that has been dug through. Moreover, you and your neighbors will be spared of the noise that the digging will create.

At Blue Diamond Plumbing, you can be sure that we can carry out such task at minimal inconvenience to you as we work towards resolving your sewage line concern quickly and efficiently. And because we are a fully licensed and insured company and we provide warranty for the services that we render, you can be sure that you are getting the best plumbing services in the San Diego area.

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Sewer Line Repair

Sewer Line Repair

Sewer Drain Cleaning San DiegoHave you noticed an offensive odor in any area in your home that no matter what you do, continues to persist? It could be a tell-tale sign of a sewer problem that should be fixed as soon as possible.

Sewer lines are very critical in ensuring cleanliness and health safety in our home. When there is a problem such as a back-up, offensive odor, and waste water coming out of the lawn or in any part of the home (such as the basement), the problem could be more complicated, and will take more resources in order to resolve.

As the Sewage Repair Experts in the San Diego area, we at Diamond Plumbing assure you that the moment our technicians arrive at your location, procedures will be efficiently carried out to detect sewage concerns and present you ways to address the concern.

Sewage problems should never be ignored as these can further escalate into more expensive plumbing problems that could have been prevented if routine maintenance, or immediate plumbing service has been carried out. As it is, sewage line problems could be the most expensive plumbing detail to resolve, so it is better to act on it as soon as you suspect a problem.

Expert Sewer Line Repair Service

Usual causes of sewer problems are blockages in the sewer system. Non-biodegradable items that find its way to sewer lines like children’s toys are usual cause of sewer back-ups and blockages. Huge tree roots also affect sewer lines, and it crossing against the sewer pipes could cause cracks ad leakages that damage a home’s sewer system.

We at Blue Diamond Plumbing employ state of the art technology complemented by modern techniques to immediately evaluate your sewer line problem, recommend possible solutions, and carry these out quickly and efficiently.

To avoid more expensive repairs and sewage line concerns, schedule a periodic maintenance check. And at the first sign of a sewage line concern immediately call us up for technical assistance.

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