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Can’t decide if there’s a problem? Need to know what’s an emergency or not a big deal? The Orange Coast Plumbing blog helps you decode leading plumbing problems and air conditioning issues.

Sewer lines have been used all over the world for centuries but have evolved a lot over the past few hundred years. Until the late 20th-century, most sewer pipes were made of wood, cast iron, fired clay, or fiber conduit. No matter what they were made of, sewer lines were built to last at least […]

Are you wondering which heating or AC unit should I buy? There are many factors that go towards deciding which system is best for heating or cooling your home. One of the first things to consider is: Are you replacing an existing system, or are you starting from scratch? This is important as, for example, […]

An Invisible Enemy: Risk Factors for Slab Leaks to Look Out For. A slab leak is a water or sewage leak under or inside of the concrete slab on which a house is built. So many things can cause slab leaks that it’s difficult to say without knowing your home just how likely it is […]

Building or remodeling your home can be both exciting and daunting. No matter your skill level in home repair, from novice to expert, there are many factors to consider. To begin with, you will need a vision: a plan you intend to follow that will help keep you on course. Secondly, you will need to […]

Whether you are a DIYer because you like to save a bit of money or because you enjoy fixing and improving your home yourself, be sure you are making smart decisions when you are working on your plumbing. Stupid DIY plumbing decisions usually lead to a costly emergency plumber visit. Or worse, it can devalue […]

Winter is here, which means that in most homes, the heat is on. For the most part, having the ability to heat our homes is a very good thing, but the increase it causes in the heating bill can be a shock. The market for domestic heating systems has taken an interesting turn in recent […]

Chemical drain cleaners are a go-to solution for many homeowners with blocked or slow drains. If used correctly, they are great for clearing many types of clogs. But if used improperly, they can damage plumbing and septic systems and be harmful to your health. Before you pour, be sure you have chosen the right one […]

Hot Water Recirculation System — Is it Right for You? Depending on the size of your home, the distance between your bathroom and the water heater, and how many faucets are in use at the same time, it can take several minutes for hot water to reach your fixture. During that time, gallons of water […]

Usually, the only time you call a plumber is during an emergency. But while you have a plumber in your house, you have a golden opportunity to ask a few pertinent questions for your plumber to advise you about your plumbing, HVAC, and drainage systems. At Orange Coast Plumbing, our certified technicians are always happy to […]

If you want to avoid plumbing fiascos, follow these 7 steps.  These simple rules will help you avoid flooded bathrooms, broken dishwashers, burst pipes, and paying plumbers to fix the mess.  Most of these tips take only a few minutes, but their benefits last for months.  You’ll have good plumbing and a balanced budget. 1. […]

“Green” insurance is in.  If you don’t believe us, ask your insurance company if they offer perks for eco-friendly and sustainable homes.  You might be offered a much lower (or discounted) premium when they’ve learned that your house is made (or remodeled) from sustainable and eco-friendly resources.  There are even some companies that will entirely […]

Your plumbing is the most essential system in your home.  It transports water in, but also takes unwanted wastewater out.  It is up to the homeowner to keep the plumbing system healthy, but at the same time, it is a daunting task to undertake.  Fortunately, there are simple maintenance and repair measures you can take […]