Faced with the alarm situation caused by the spread of the Covid-19 virus, Santa Margarita Plumbing communicates that:
HEALTH. Measures have been implemented to prioritize above all the health and safety of everyone who works in our organization. The health of our professionals, our clients, suppliers and all those people with whom we regularly interact is our main concern.
FLEXIBILIZATION. We continue to work as normally as possible but adopting the maximum measures of flexibility and necessary precautions that the health authorities require to contribute to the containment of the virus and prevent its spread.
SERVICE. We wish to continue providing plumbing services. Thus, our company is committed to our service and the safety of our customers as of right now will still be operating at our normal hours. For such motive taking high precautions and keeping everyone safe such as keeping a safe distance from each other, wearing face masks and sanitizing. Will adapt to your schedule as well,...
If you are experiencing water pooling in yard, you cannot get rid of standing water, drain rainwater, we know how to achieve better yard drainage
We know area drains can affect many areas of your home or business, plumbing problems suddenly appear out of nowhere your entire household or business suffers. even minor plumbing issues can cost your business time, money, and productivity. When our professional technicians arrive on your Home or Business, we know to resolve it
Drain Cleaning, Hydro Jetting & Underground Camera Work - We carry an assortment of drain-cleaning machines to suit your needs. Our high-quality camera equipment can quickly and efficiently diagnose any problem. Our hydro-jetting process utilizes high pressure water (4000 psi) to efficiently and effectively cut tree roots and remove grease from sewer lines
Santa Margarita Plumbing has been dedicated to customer service and quality workmanship at...
Well, the time has finally come. It finally rained in Southern California last night. Can you believe it?
While rain here is a rare occurrence, it does happen now and then; and when it does, it can wreak havoc on your backyard drains. These drains are made out of simple PVC piping and they are not very strong, so over time they are usually infiltrated with roots, dirt, and sand. This causes them to clog and become unable to do the one job they were designed to do.
These drains can be tricky to clear at times because of their flimsiness and various turns; and because of this, this is one of the only repairs we charge an hourly rate for. We do this because we never know how long it will take to clear the drains. Sometimes they are cleared within a couple hours, but if there are drains that had never been maintained before, it could take all day long.
So if you are experiencing flooding in your backyard, make sure you schedule a cleaning before the next rain comes, because we do get bu...
One of the sneakiest culprits of adding to your water bill is a slab leak. Slab leaks can leak for months without surfacing and making themselves obvious, so it is crucial for homeowner's to be diligent about noticing something when it is not right. Although one of the only 100% ways of identifying a slab leak is through leak detection, there are some tricks that you can try to make yourself aware of in order to notice it before it ruins those beautiful, expensive, brand-new wood floors!
1. Water on the Floor - Yes, this is what we are trying to avoid, but this is probably the most apparent indication of a slab leak. Be careful though - sometimes we get calls to come investigate a leak and it turns out that someone just spilled water from the sink or toilet. Do your homework before calling a plumber. Try drying it up and monitoring it closely; if the water comes back, we've probably got a leak.
2. Warm Spot on the Floor - Most homes in this area have their water pipes underneath the flo...
This month we had the pleasure of being in Dove Canyon's Magazine! Dove Canyon neighbors have been loyal customers of ours for several years. We talked all about how homeowners can keep their garbage disposals running smoothly. We also threw in a coupon for you!
Do you find yourself scraping your dinner into the sink when you've ate enough - instead of tossing your leftovers in the trash? Some homeowners might do this out of convenience or sometimes smell. However, you must be aware of the damage you're doing to your garbage disposal. Most garbage disposal troubles are completely unnecessary.
Garbage Disposal Do's
-Do keep your garbage disposal clean. Pour a little dish soap inside and let the garbage disposal run for a minute or so with some cold water after washing dishes.
-Do run your garbage disposal regularly. Frequent use prevents rust and corrosion, assures that all parts stay moving and prevents obstructions from accumulating.
The weather is changing and temperatures are rising! Did you know that our guys at Santa Margarita Plumbing also specialize in Heating and Air? We take pride in our A/C troubleshooting and repair.
One of our clients in Mission Viejo today called us to schedule an AC "check up" this week before his house starts heating up. We wanted to take a moment to remind all of our neighbors how beneficial it is to schedule something like this.
Most home owners rely on the fact that their air conditioner will be running and keeping them cool. That is until of course your AC unit out of the blue breaks down. Out of sight, out of mind until it’s too late. A good way to avoid this happening is to have a regular scheduled maintenance. Your AC unit should have the filters cleaned or replaced every two months or less. A clogged AC filter will make your unit work harder. Other things to check at least once a year are make sure the drain channels are clean and not clogged, window seals are tight so no air...
Even in your home changing old habits can be difficult. With Earth Day just around the corner, (April 22nd), we're searching for the best ways to conserve Earth's precious gift, water! I think we can all agree that sometimes we take advantage of the clean and sanitized water we have in our homes. Let's start appreciating our water this Earth Day by making these small changes.
When you do need to water the plants, use salvaged water. Keeping a bucket in the shower to capture water as it’s heating up, setting up rain buckets or washing your fruits and veggies in pans of water rather than under the faucet are all ways to reclaim water that would otherwise go to waste. You can even use saved water to flush the toilet.
Challenge yourself and your family to be disciplined about running faucets. While brushing teeth, washing dishes or doing other everyday tasks, make sure the faucet is turned off as often as possible.
Get the most out of cleaning your clothes and dishes by...
If you’re planning a big summer vacation (or even just a weekend getaway) you probably have a list of tasks to get your home ready for your absence. But it’s not enough to just stop the mail and reprogram the thermostat -- your household plumbing system needs some quick-and-easy preparation as well.
Avoid a NIGHTMARE.
If a pipe were to spring a leak in your home, you would shut off the water supply at the first sign of trouble, right? But what if you aren’t around to spot that first sign? The water will just keep flowing, creating a potentially catastrophic mess to greet you when you get home from your trip.
While the odds of this happening to a well-maintained home are slim, the stakes are high -- and the solution is simple. Whenever you plan on hitting the road for more than a day, you can buy yourself some insurance by simply shutting off the main water water supply to your home.
Save Energy, Save Water
An added bonus to any summer vacation is the savings you’ll reap from leaving yo...
We've been receiving a lot of questions about water heater life spans.
Your water heater is one of the main cogs in your home comfort system gears. It supplies hot water to your household plumbing for use in the dishwasher, washing machine, sinks and showers. It also uses up more energy than any other piece of equipment other than your HVAC gear. Given its importance, the stakes are high when it comes to keeping your hot water heater running in peak condition. With proper maintenance, you can extend the life of your equipment and delay the moment when you need to purchase a new model.
Getting the Most from Your Household Plumbing
There are several steps you can take yourself to keep the water heater running smoothly:
Inspect the Pressure Valve: Make sure your pressure valve is working correctly by turning off the power and water to your hot water unit and then tripping the valve. Air, water or vapor should come out – if they don't, you need to replace the valve. A malfunctioning valv...