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What’s Wrong with My Water Heater?

June 22, 2014

Common water heater problems and possible solutions.

Water HeaterA failed water heater has the potential to cause thousands of dollars in damages, not to mention any number of shockingly cold showers. The best way to prevent problems with your water heater is to get regular water heater maintenance from a professional plumber. However, even with regular service, even the best water heater will eventually wear out. If you’re experiencing problems with your water heater, don’t hesitate to call L.A. Master Plumbers. We’ll provide a lasting repair you can rely on.

Meanwhile, the following information may help you in troubleshooting common water heater problems.

No Hot Water

The first thing to check when your…


Solving the Top 5 Outdoor Plumbing Problems

May 30, 2014

Ensure your outdoor plumbing is in good repair this summer with help from L.A. Master Plumbers.

Outdoor PlumbingSummer is just about here and no doubt you and your family are looking forward to enjoying your outdoor living spaces. Don’t let outdoor plumbing problems cramp your style! L.A. Master Plumbers is at your service to help you solve the following top 5 outdoor plumbing problems.

Broken Hose Bib

The old standby, the garden hose, gets a lot of use and abuse in summer. Whether you’re dragging the hose around the yard to water the plants, letting the kids play in the spray, or trying to hose off an unwilling pet, the hose connection…


What’s the Best Way to Clean Your Drains?

May 28, 2014

If you want a thorough, chemical-free drain cleaning, opt for a professional job.

Clean DrainsSlow drainage is a problem for many homeowners, yet most of the time nothing gets done about it until the drain stops up completely. Then people either call a plumber in a panic or rush out to buy all kinds of drain cleaning chemicals and equipment to try to use on their own. So which is the best way to clean your drains? Ultimately, it depends on the severity of the problem and how much you already know about plumbing. Here are the main options you can choose from for drain cleaning.

Homemade…


What You Need to Know About Water Heater Anode Rods

May 26, 2014

Keeping your anode rod in good condition is vital for preventing tank failure.

Water HeaterOne of the biggest problems you could have with your water heater is a tank failure. If this should happen, you will be facing a big bill for cleanup of the resulting water damage as well as for a brand new water heater. Anode rods are designed to prevent tank failures by drawing corrosion away from the tank walls. The trick is knowing what type of anode rod to get and when to replace it in order to ensure the maximum corrosion protection for your water heater.

Types of Anode Rods

All anode rods have essentially the…


Tips for Homes with Well Water

May 24, 2014

Protect your health and your plumbing with these tips for homes with well water.

Well WaterMunicipal water supplies are now the norm for most communities, but some homes do still rely on well water for their drinking water and their plumbing. Well water may save on your water bills but it can present other challenges to your plumbing and to your health. Here are some tips for dealing with well water.

Get Your Water Tested Regularly

Unlike municipal water, which often comes from surface water and must be treated in order to make it safe and potable, well water comes from deep within the ground where rock and soil have acted as…


History of Toilet Paper

March 24, 2014

Interesting facts about the history and use of toilet paper and its impact on our plumbing systems

If you’re like most Americans, you probably use toilet paper every day without a second thought. But do you know the history of toilet paper or how toilet paper consumption habits affect the plumbing in your home and your community?

Before Toilet Paper

History Of Toilet PaperBefore we had toilet paper, people used a variety of methods to clean up after doing their business. In ancient Rome, a container of salt water and a stick with a sponge were kept in the privy, and in the Middle Ages, you might have grabbed a handful of straw or…


Hot Water Issues? We Can Help

March 20, 2014

L.A. Master Plumbers provides expert service for all types of hot water heaters and related plumbing

hot waterIf you’re having a problem with your hot water heater, don’t just ignore it. The problem won’t go away on its own and it may get worse. Instead, call L.A. Master Plumbers for help. We can provide hot water heater repair and/or advice to address all of the following problems.

No Hot Water

If you turn the hot water tap and nothing but cold water comes out, no matter how long you wait, you need hot water heater repair. Our expert technicians can help restore hot water to your home or…


Plumbing Tips for Rental Property Owners

February 24, 2014

A proactive attitude towards plumbing repair can help control costs and keep tenants happy

rental property ownersPlumbing problems have the potential to cause thousands of dollars in damage to your property, especially if you don’t take care of them promptly. The situation can be even worse in a rental property, as you may find yourself facing costs beyond property damage, such as lost revenue from empty units during repair work. Fortunately, you can take some steps to prevent plumbing disasters in your rental property and/or reduce costs associated with plumbing. Here are some general tips that should help.

Don’t Opt for the Cheap Fix

It can be tempting to choose the cheapest plumbing fixtures,…


Why Bigger Isn’t Better for Drain Lines

February 20, 2014

West Coast homes may be more prone to clogs than East Coast ones

bigger not betterWhen you first think about it, it might seem reasonable that you’d want your drain lines to be as big as possible so they can carry all your waste far, far away. However, the fact of the matter is that bigger is not automatically better when it comes to drain lines. What you really need is to achieve an optimum balance between drain line diameter and water flow volume. This ensures that solids remain suspended in the water for their entire journey through the pipe, rather than settling out at the bottom and contributing to the formation…


Is Your Water Heater in Good Repair?

January 31, 2014

Don’t let water heater failure cost you thousands in water damage

Water heater repairAccording to a study done by the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety, water heater failures are among the top five causes of residential water damage, costing an average of about $4,400 in repairs and cleanup. In order to avoid ending up with an expensive water heater failure on your hands, it’s important to understand why water heaters fail, the steps required for proper water heater maintenance, and when to replace or repair your water heater. L.A. Master Plumbers can help with all of these activities by offering expert advice and quality Read More