May 22nd, 2013
Modern plumbing is truly one of the greatest conveniences that we enjoy in our homes. Every time we wash our hands, take a shower, flush the toilet or do the dishes, we are able to do so thanks to the successful operation of our plumbing systems. Needless to say, a disruption in the operation of this system can have a seriously negative impact on the convenience levels in your home. That is why it is so important that any Pasadena plumbing repair services are completed as soon as possible. Early detection and prompt repair are the best ways to keep your plumbing system operating properly. Here are a few tips from Ace Pelizon Plumbing to help you determine if you need to schedule Pasadena plumbing repair.
First of all, it is important that you never convince yourself that a problem is too minor to justify scheduling professional Pasadena plumbing repair service for. No matter how minor a problem may seem to be, keep in mind that it will only get worse the longer it is allowed to develop. The success of your plumbing system’s operation is dependent upon the quality of all its components operation. Even a minor problem with one component can have serious repercussions throughout the system. A slow-moving drain may not seem like that big a deal, but drain clogs can throw off the pressure within your system and lead to serious issues throughout.
You should also keep an eye on your water bills. While a pool of water in your home is a pretty clear indicator that there is a leak somewhere in your plumbing system, not all leaks are so obvious. Even small water leaks can do some serious damage over time. If you suspect you have a water leak somewhere in your system, shut off all the water in your home, and read your water meter. Refrain from using any water, and check back on the meter after some time has passed. If it shows that water has been moving through the system despite you not having used any, you most likely have a leak requiring professional plumbing repair.
Do not hesitate to call the Pasadena plumbing repair specialists at Ace Pelizon Plumbing the moment you suspect a problem with your system. The sooner any necessary plumbing repairs are completed, the better off your system is likely to be. Contact us today to get started.
May 16th, 2013
Living without reliable access to electricity is inconceivable for most modern homeowners. Every time you flip on a light, power up your computer or sit down to watch TV, you are counting on the reliable operation of the electrical system in your home. As wonderfully convenient as your electrical system may be, it is important to improve upon it from time to time in order to keep it as safe and up to date as possible. There are many common improvements made to home electrical systems, and the Pasadena, CA electrical pros at Ace Pelizon Plumbing can handle them all. Contact us today to learn more.
One of the most basic and most important electrical improvements to make in your home is to replace any old two-pronged outlets with grounded outlets. GCFI (ground fault circuit interrupter) outlets prevent electrical shocks that may result from ground faults. This helps to protect you from electrical shocks and makes your outlets – and the appliances and gadgets plugged into them – safer to use.
Another very important home improvement to make with regards to your electrical system is to upgrade your breaker box. If you have an older breaker box or if you are still using an old fuse box, it is time to upgrade your system. Older systems simply were not designed to handle the sheer volume of electrical devices in use in modern homes. With a quality breaker box, any surges on a circuit will conveniently trip a breaker, and you simply need to flip the switch within the breaker box to reset it.
If you have an old breaker box or, for that matter, an even older fuse box, there is a good chance that you have very old wiring in your home as well. Should you have any reason at all to question the quality and safety of the electrical wiring in your home, contact a professional electrician immediately. Electrical rewiring may be a fairly big job, but when it comes to your safety there should be no compromising.
To learn more about common Pasadena, CA electrical improvements, contact Ace Pelizon Plumbing today. Our licensed Pasadena, CA electricians have the years of training and experience to handle any electrical services that you may need. Call now to get started.
May 6th, 2013
Ace Pelizon Plumbing is fully aware of how integral the successful of your plumbing system is to your day to day life. Chances are that you rely on your plumbing system more than you even realize. Every time you wash your hands, clean the dishes or do your laundry, you are relying on a complex system of piping to distribute that water throughout your home. If there is a serious problem with the condition of this piping, you may need to consider scheduling whole-home repiping services. If you do, contact the Pasadena, CA plumbing professionals at Ace Pelizon Plumbing.
A problem with your plumbing system does not necessarily mean that you need to schedule whole-home repiping. There are a number of different factors that must be considered when deciding if this is the proper course of action for your home. Only a qualified, professional Pasadena plumber can help you make the right decision about replacing the piping in your home.
If you suffer from sudden water pressure loss, or if your water pressure has been on the decline for some time, it may indicate leaks in your piping system or issues with the pressure therein. While it is possible to repair these problems, there reaches a point where they are pervasive enough to justify the replacement of your entire piping system.
You may also notice an increase in your water bills that defies explanation. If you have not been using more water in your home, there is no reason that your water bills should be on the rise. This could be the result of a damaged piping system. Depending on the age of your home, your piping may consist of outdated materials. If your pipes have rusted out or corroded over time, updating them with whole-home repiping service may be your best course of action.
To learn about determining whether or not you need whole-home repiping, call Ace Pelizon Plumbing today. We have all the training and experience necessary to ensure that your repiping project is completed with the skill and care that you deserve. Contact us to speak with a Pasadena, CA repiping professional on our team.
April 29th, 2013
Water is the most important substance on our planet. We need water more than we need food; we use it to clean ourselves, our dishes, clothes, and our floors. We ourselves are made of about 60% water. But if you pay for water usage in the home, then you know how important it is to be energy efficient in your usage. We’ve devised a few tips that can significantly reduce your water bill. To schedule excellent plumbing services, call the Glendora CA plumbing pros at Ace Pelizon Plumbing today!
- Install low-flow toilet. Also known as a low-flush toilet, this device is a great way to save on your water bill. The commode is one of the most-used plumbed appliances in the home. We need it to work reliably and effectively, but it also accounts for nearly a third of our water bill. The conventional toilet uses about 3.5 gallons, while low-flow toilets use less than half that amount of water to do the same job. Take a look at last month’s water bill and you can estimate how much savings that would amount to over the long-term.
- Repair leaks. This may seem like a no-brainer, but calling for professional plumbing inspection gives you an assessment of what type of condition your plumbing is in. Even repairing minor leaks that your home has accumulated over the years can lead to substantial energy savings. If you notice a decrease in your water pressure, or a spike in your utility bill, you may have a serious hidden leak.
- Be smart in the kitchen. Take a minute and think of what you can do in your kitchen to save water. Can you use that half-filled glass of water in the garden? Is the dishwasher you’re about to run completely full of dirty dishes? Taking the time out of your day to do your own brainstorming is a mindful and easy way to save on your water bill.
For more tips, or to schedule a Glendora, CA plumbing service, call Ace Pelizon Plumbing today!
April 22nd, 2013
We rely on our plumbing drains and sewerage system every day to provide rapid, efficient drainage of our wastewater. Without them, we could not enjoy the same level of hygiene and health. While the convenience of our modern plumbing is easy to take for granted, we tend to notice it very quickly when something goes awry. One common problem in homes throughout La Verne, CA is the slow drain. While it does not completely block the flow of wastewater, a slow drain can inhibit our daily hygiene and house cleaning activities. While you should call a professional La Verne, CA plumber help whenever you have a particularly resistant partial blockage, there are some things you can do to prevent slow drains. For more information about our excellent La Verne, CA plumbing services, call Ace Pelizon Plumbing today!
Let’s look at a few preventive measures you can take to reduce the risk of slow drains:
- Schedule routine drain cleaning. Making sure that your wastewater drainpipes are clean at all times is one of the most important preventive measures you can take. If you find that your drains don’t operate the way they once did, then a routine drain cleaning service utilizing the latest hydro-jetting technology provides an excellent solution.
- Eliminate hard water. Hard water has high levels of calcium and magnesium as well as other trace minerals. More than 85% of Americans have hard water in their homes. Depending on your location and water source, hard water may or may not be a problem for your plumbing. While it is not usually seen as a health hazard, it can begin to accumulate on the interior surface of your home piping, and can significantly reduce water flow. Consider installing a water treatment system to avoid this problem.
- Avoid putting hair, grease, fats, and oils down the drain. Use a hair stopper in the bathroom and make sure you dispose of grease, fats, and oils properly. When these materials are put down the drain, they easily accumulate within the pipes, and also attract other materials.
We hope this brief guide helps to keep your drains moving. For more information, or to schedule a La Verne, CA plumbing service, call the plumbing experts at Ace Pelizon Plumbing today!
April 15th, 2013
Garbage disposal units were designed to reduce the amount of organic waste that we throw away. By grinding up scraps of food, it can be safely transported to the waste management system, whether it’s a septic tank or the municipal piping. However, like all mechanical systems, your garbage disposal may undergo enough wear and tear during the course of its service life as to require professional repair. In this post, we’d like give you a sense of some of the most common garbage disposal repairs. For more information, or to schedule a San Dimas CA plumbing service, call Ace Pelizon Plumbing today!
- It won’t turn on. This is likely an electrical issue. If the disposal is plugged in, you can try hitting the reset button. If the button is popped out, then the disposal has shut itself off due to overheating. This occurs when the unit is jammed and left on for too long. After an inspection, your technician may recommend replacement if the motor has burned out.
- Clogs. Clogs and jams are common problems for garbage disposal units. To avoid clogs, make sure you know what your garbage disposal can and cannot handle. There should be a list of prohibited items specific to your disposal, but be sure to avoid grease, fats, oils, fibrous foods, and any non-organic matter. If you’re unsure about an item, it’s probably better to throw it away or compost it than to risk breaking your disposal unit.
- Leak. With all the wastewater running through your disposal, it may develop a leak, either due to physical damage or to general wear and tear on the moving parts. The drain connections are probably the culprit; there’s probably a worn gasket, or a warped sink flange.
- Excessive noise. If your garbage disposal makes a strange sound, then it’s like due to a mechanical fault of some kind. It probably means that a part has come loose, or that there is a foreign object within the grinding mechanism.
We hope you found this list helpful. For more information about San Dimas plumbing services, such as garbage disposal repair, call Ace Pelizon Plumbing today!
April 8th, 2013
You need to be able to trust the water that comes from your water supply. If you find that your water tastes strange, has a strange color or smell, or if you are at all concerned about whether you should be drinking your tap water, then consider having your water tested and installing a water treatment system. To understand what’s in your water and to treat your home water supply comprehensively, make sure you hire a professional Covina plumber who knows what they’re doing. After all, nothing is more important than water to our health. That said, you might be wondering which water treatment system is right for your home. In this post, we’d like to answer your question. For more information about Covina plumbing, call Ace Pelizon Plumbing today!
To address this question, we need to know a bit more about your water.
- I know my water supply is filtered and cleaned at a treatment facility, but it’s not enough. Consider installing a water filtration system to remove any additional contaminants that may have been introduced between the treatment facility and your home. Whether installed at the water supply line or under the kitchen sink, a water filter is a cost effective solution.
- I’m concerned about microorganisms like bacteria, mold, and viruses in my water supply. You should consider installing a UV water-disinfecting device. Ultraviolet light destroys the majority of microorganisms in your water supply safely and effectively, without disturbing the water with toxic chemicals, tastes, or odors. They can be installed under a fixture or at the water line itself.
- I need a complete water treatment system. Reverse osmosis is probably the most comprehensive water treatment system available. It uses the basic biological process of osmosis to remove particles from your water. By pressurizing your water supply and sending it through a semi-permeable membrane that filters the water. Because water seeks to balance its osmotic pressure (during molecular movement), the solutes are removed in the process. Long used for industrial applications since the 1950s, reverse osmosis systems are available as whole home or under-the-counter solutions.
We hope this answered some of your questions about water treatment systems. For Covina plumbing, call the experts at Ace Pelizon Plumbing today!
April 1st, 2013
For many business owners, the days of relying on “snail mail” and even in-person meetings have passed. More and more, commercial enterprises are reliant upon technological innovation to get things done efficiently and to stay on top of the game. If you are opening up a business, there are a lot of responsibilities to keep in mind. Supplies must be ordered, credit card requests must be processed, and the security of your building must be monitored. All of this makes a compelling argument for the installation of CAT 5 wiring. To learn more about why your business needs CAT 5 wiring, call the Pasadena electrical technicians at Ace Pelizon Plumbing.
CAT 5 wiring is used for the transfer of data and signals via high-speed internet in commercial spaces. There are many different details that must be considered prior to the installation of CAT 5 wiring. If you are converting a commercial space into an office and this space does not have CAT 5 wiring installed already, give us a call. We’ll make sure that your CAT 5 wiring installation is completed properly. Only a skilled, trained technician can ensure that your wiring will fulfill your business needs.
An important factor in the installation of your CAT 5 wiring is the design of your system. All electrical wiring allows for the possibility of error and poor performance. Our Pasadena electrical technicians offer wire management, patch panel termination and full testing for your entire CAT 5 wiring system. We can also handle any voice and data wiring you need completed, as well as box management to make sure that all of the different functions of your wiring installation are completed properly. Your business is too important to take any risks with this fundamental service. Make sure that your CAT 5 wiring is completed by a qualified professional to ensure that your data transfer needs are met.
To learn more about the CAT 5 wiring services we offer, call Ace Pelizon Plumbing today. We are happy to answer any questions that you may have. We are a Pasadena electrical company you can rely on to handle your commercial wiring projects properly.
March 25th, 2013
Diagnosing a shower leak can be tricky work, even for the experienced Covina plumbing professional. If you think you may have a leak in your shower, call a shower leak repair technician today. Putting off necessary plumbing repairs can lead to major damages to your subfloor and to the ceiling below the bathroom. Unfortunately, leaks don’t disappear suddenly and they don’t fix themselves. In general, they tend to get worse over time. Call Ace Pelizon Plumbing today to schedule an expert Covina plumber to come diagnose the source and cause of your shower leak.
Shower leaks can be notoriously difficult to trace. They show themselves by pooling, soaking or staining some part of your bathroom or its surrounding areas. The diagnostic process varies case by case, but in general it involves a full inspection of the surrounding bathroom area for signs of water damage. Discovering dark rings on the bathroom ceiling, mold in the floor tiling, or parts of your shower that look damaged or discolored, can often reveal the trace of the water’s path. Looking closely at the grout and caulk, as well as the faucets and drains, our Covina bathroom plumbing experts may be able to see where the water is going.
The next step is a test-phase, when the plumber will try and make the leak show itself. The type of test will depend largely upon what type of shower you have, whether glass sliding doors, plastic unibody stall construction, or tiling. Turning your shower on and pointing the direction of the water at a certain spot for a few minutes gives a good indicator of a straightforward leak, but more complicated leaks require more comprehensive methods of diagnosis. For example, detecting your leak may require damming up your drain and letting water sit in the shower for an extended period of time.
It’s important to be patient while searching for leaks. A professional Covina plumber has extensive experience in tracing how water moves throughout your home, and leak detection is difficult. If you are convinced that your shower leaks, keep in mind that it may not be in your shower itself, but part of its surrounding plumbing system. Before you start to tear out your Covina, CA shower, call a pro at Ace Pelizon Plumbing. Our expert team of Covina plumbing professionals can detect your leak quickly and offer the best solution. Call Ace Pelizon Plumbing today!
March 18th, 2013
With the hottest months of the year fast approaching, it’s a good idea to begin considering ways to save water this year. After all, while drought can be a consideration throughout the year, it is especially prescient during the hot months, when high energy usage combines with little rainfall. But you can take control of your water usage this year by following some of the tips below. Our Glendora plumbers are committed to educating our clients about water conservation. For more water-saving tips, or to schedule plumbing in Glendora, CA, call Ace Pelizon Plumbing today!
- Leaks. Yes, this one is obvious, especially if your basement is flooded from a burst water heater tank, or your yard from a cracked sewer line. But even small, seemingly ineffectual leaks can have significant impacts on your water bill every month. It’s not only good to get these leaks repaired for water conservation reasons; it’s just as important to avoid major repairs in the future. Take care of your plumbing and it will take care of you.
- Low-flow toilet. The toilet is doubtless one of the most frequently used plumbing fixtures in the home. For some, the water from toilet flushing accounts for over 30% of their water bill. That’s a lot of wastewater. A low-flow toilet ensures that you flush only the minimal amount of water necessary. They will cut your toilet water usage in half. There are also dual mode options, with both short and long flushes.
- Showers instead of baths. While it may seem counter-intuitive, showering instead of running a bath can save you water. Depending on the duration of your showers, they tend to use about 25% less water than baths. You can also try and cut your shower time to increase your savings.
We know how saving water is important to our customers, and so we hope these tips help you think about your water usage in a different way. While we can’t control the cost of our water, we can find ways to cut down on our usage, and thereby reduce our costs. For plumbing in Glendora, CA, call Ace Pelizon Plumbing today!