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Brentwood plumbing Tips


Repeat After Me: Drain, Waste, Vent

Drainage Systems Whether your East Bay home is on a sewer or septic system, the systems within your home are essentially the same. Drainage systems do not depend on pressure, as supply systems do. Instead, waste matter leaves your house because the drainage pipes all pitch, or angle, downward. Gravity pulls the waste along. The […]




Plumbing Pratfalls

No one wants to face expensive but avoidable plumbing repairs.  There are going to be times when calling your Brentwood plumber is inevitable – but to lengthen the time between housecalls, avoid these plumbing errors. Putting grease down the sink -Please don’t put grease down the drain.  Even with hot water and soap, grease can […]




Flush Up With Upflush

What is an Upflush Toilet? The upflush toilet is a great addition to any Antioch home. It is also more cost effective compared to a standard toilet in terms of the amount of flushing water it uses. When the upflush toilet is flushed, the water level will be pressured so that it rises into the […]




Some Like It Hot – But Safety Trumps Heat

Can tap water really cause serious burns? Yes. Most Brentwood hot water heaters are set to a temperature of 60°C (140° F). Water this hot can severely scald a child’s skin in just one second. A scald is a second-degree or third-degree burn caused by hot liquid or steam. Hot coffee, tea, soup and other […]




Hammer Time! (Sorry MC – WATER Hammer)

Water hammer is a specific plumbing noise, not a generic name for pipe clatter. It occurs when you shut off the water suddenly and the fast-moving water rushing through the pipe is brought to a quick halt, creating a sort of shock wave and a hammering noise. Plumbing that’s properly installed has air chambers, or […]




Pipes That Go Bump in the Night

Water flowing in pipes can cause all kinds of weird noises. We all know what water running through a pipe sounds like, but what about some of those other plumbing sounds – like creaks or cracking sounds, rattling, whistling and the most annoying or scary of them all, that loud banging noise? Let’s look at […]




Take the Plunge

There are several different types of plungers available to clear partially or completely clogged drains, but all use basically the same principal. A plunger is used to create a positive or negative pressure inside the pipe to loosen the blockage and allow it to flow down the drain. As a first line of defense against […]




Stainless Steel at Your Service

About Stainless Steel Sinks Stainless steel sinks aren’t “perfect”; no material is perfect for all conditions/situations. We are not aware of any material that is more durable and more “ideal” for sinks than quality stainless steel. Stainless steel sinks are made from nickel bearing stainless steel. The mellow satin surface is compatible with any décor […]




Sorry – This Toilet Doesn’t Do Windows




Getting Caulky in Brentwood

What You’ll Need You’ll need to have these tools on hand to caulk bathroom fixtures in your Brentwood home: Putty or utility knife Strong household cleaner Clean rags Chlorine beach Silicone caulk or bathtub caulk Scissors Because tubs and sinks are used practically every day in your Brentwood home, the caulking between the fixture and […]




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