Homeowners should have maintenance service on their boiler or furnace system at least once a year. This will help lengthen the heater system’s life span and lower repairs and utility costs.
Here are a couple steps you can take to keep your family protected from carbon monoxide:
Ensuring your systems are maintained will help lower expenses. Read our helpful in-depth information about keeping your systems healthy. This will tell you about correct maintenance and why it’s important.
We service and install all popular brands, makes and models. As a more robust HVAC company, we have prompt access to components and systems for prompt replacements.
Yes. Our Expert technicians are just a short call away, whether it calls for a furnace repair in the dark of a cold winter night or an AC replacement in the middle of a heat wave.
It’s often less costly to replace your furnace and air conditioner at the same time. Plus, you’ll also enjoy greater energy efficiency all year-round. Here’s when you should replace both systems at the same time:
Knowing when to schedule furnace installation can be tough and stressful. Our Experts at Comerford Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning have an A+ in home comfort, so you can count on them to help you with making the right decision. Get started by calling us at 925-364-5427 to request your free home comfort assessment today.
We service a few types of heaters, including gas furnaces and heat pumps.
We’ll do an in-home consultation, work with you to find the best heating system for your needs, execute the installation and also check that the system is working before leaving.
We provide financing so homeowners can get the systems they need for an affordable cost.
We also offer the HVAC Advantage Program, which covers just about everything. You’ll receive an updated heating and cooling system but won’t have the hassle of tune-ups. You’ll have a new, high-efficiency system—plus maintenance, repairs and more at no extra cost—for merely one small monthly price.
Your home’s air filter should be changed routinely, commonly every 30 to 60 days.
Routine heating maintenance costs can vary, so please view our Maintenance+ membership page to see detailed tune-up costs.
Seasonal maintenance plans are worth the cost for several reasons. Benefits of furnace maintenance plans include automated reminders, no trip charge fees, priority service and others.
If you want to include heater tune-ups with other important services, give consideration to becoming a member of our Advantage Program™, which can help keep your warranty in good standing.
A popping disturbance is a common sign of an insufficient duct design. This occurs when there’s more airflow than your ductwork can manage.
Troubles with your ductwork can lead to other ventilation and air quality troubles, such as:
Call a qualified company in Livermore like Comerford Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to examine your home’s ventilation system. We can offer suggestions for duct repair or installation.
It’s common for your heating and cooling equipment to make a little noise. However, hearing weird or loud noises could mean there’s an electrical problem or trouble with the blower fan or capacitor. If not fixed, there can be serious (or expensive) aftermath.
This could be because of improper thermostat settings. Check that the fan blower is set to “auto” and not “on.” Other reasons include a damaged pilot light, restricted air flow due to dirty or clogged furnace filters, or blocked condensate lines. If issues persist, call Comerford Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for prompt repair.
Most businesses will recommend furnace replacement if the cost to repair your system is more than half the cost of a new system. Sometimes, a repair won’t restore the heating system to a minimally effective level. The lifetime for most furnaces is 15-20 years, and so replacement is generally recommended during that time frame. For more considerations, visit our blog covering more details on when to repair or replace your furnace.
It’s often more affordable to replace your furnace and air conditioner at the same time. Plus, you’ll also enjoy greater energy efficiency year-round. Here’s when you should replace both systems at the same time:
Knowing when to schedule furnace installation can be tough and stressful. Our Experts at Comerford Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning have an A+ in home comfort, so you can count on them to help you make the most ideal decision. Get started by calling us at 925-364-5427 to request your free home comfort assessment today.
We’ll provide an in-home consultation, work with you to find the best furnace system for your requirements, complete the installation and also verify that the system is running right before leaving.
Small tasks like changing the air filter as well as keeping your equipment maintained can go a long way in improving energy efficiency. visit our full guide for savings you can earn by keeping your HVAC system healthy.
Central AC systems are ducted HVAC units that extract heat from your residence. There are also heat pump air conditioners, which extract heat with a reversible flow of coolant, as well as ductless mini-split systems.
The ideal sized air conditioner depends on the size of your home, the local climate and many other factors. You need to properly size the AC system to ensure maximum energy efficiency.
British thermal units are a kind of measurement used in cooling to illustrate how much energy your AC system needs to absorb heat. If the unit states 10,000 BTUs, the model is capable of absorbing that much heat each hour.
Routine maintenance is extremely beneficial for your air conditioner. While it’s not strictly required, it’s an excellent investment in the energy efficiency and overall performance of your HVAC system. In most cases, having regular maintenance and service also keeps the manufacturer’s warranty valid.
Ductless air conditioning doesn’t use air ducts to transport cool air through a building. Instead, indoor air units blow the conditioned air directly into the room or area they’re installed in.
SEER represents Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, which determines how effectively your air conditioner is cooling over its busiest season.
Heat pumps are very energy efficient, but may start to lose efficiency in seriously cold weather. Check out our guide for figuring out if a heat pump or air conditioner is right for cooling your home.
The cost of air conditioning services depends on the make and model, the seriousness of the problem and other factors. For lots of common repairs, you might expect to pay a few hundred for parts and labor.
The cost for AC installation largely depends on the size of the home and the replacement AC unit the homeowner chooses. The installation amount can be well over $12,000, depending on the size of the home and the replacement AC that is chosen for the home. Our Advantage Program helps homeowners get access to the AC systems they need for one low monthly payment.
It’s often less costly to replace your furnace and air conditioner at the same time. Plus, you’ll also enjoy greater energy efficiency year-round. If your units are older than 15 years or you need a high-efficiency model or smart thermostat, you should have a new AC and furnace installed together.
We offer HVAC financing options as well as the HVAC Advantage Program, which covers everything from new systems to repairs* and maintenance for an affordale monthly fee.
Some of the work during an ac tune-up includes a basic AC maintenance checklist:
There are often many types of maintenance agreements and rates. Have a look at our memberships page to learn about our tiered maintenance memberships.
Regular air conditioner maintenance is essential to keeping your equipment running effectively, and it can decrease the need for unexpected replacements.
Some key tells that you need AC maintenance service on your unit is if your home has poor airflow or hot and cold spots, leaks, unusual noises or warm air coming from the vents.
Check this full guide to AC maintenance for various things you can do. One of the main things homeowners can do to help upkeep their system, other than having annual yearly or seasonal maintenance done, is to change your AC unit’s air filter every 60-90 days, or 30 days if you have family pets. Changing your filter on a routine basis can prolong the life span of your system by reducing wear and tear on the unit, preventing clogs and improving airflow. Using a higher quality HEPA filter can also help maintain the AC unit’s efficiency and minimize instances of sickness in your home.
A trip cost is the expense for the time and travel for a Service Experts professional coming to your home. Look at our offers for printable discounts for your future air conditioner service.
Yes. Our technicians are just a swift trip away to help with an AC repair or replacement during an emergency.
Most contractors will recommend an AC replacement when the cost to repair your system is more than half the cost of a new system. For more factors to consider, visit our blog covering more details on whether to repair or replace your AC.
We service and install all types, including central AC, ductless mini-splits and central heat pumps. (Conditional content: As an effort to promote sustainability practices, we also install geothermal and solar HVAC.)
Heat pumps differ from other HVAC equipment because they move heat in or out of the building instead of creating it. This process is also reversible, allowing heat pumps to provide both heating and cooling.
You can prolong better performance from your heat pump by scheduling service at least once a year. This will help prolong the system’s life span and help to reduce repair and utility costs.
Maintaining energy-efficient equipment helps bring costs down. Explore our helpful in-depth tips about keeping your systems healthy. We’ll tell you all about proper maintenance and its benefits.
Yes. Professional service is just a short ways away, whether you need heat pump repair or replacement on a weekend day or in the middle of the night. Call 925-364-5427 for prompt service.
Heat pumps can provide both heating and cooling, and air-source heat pumps tend to be best suited in mild climates where temps don’t dip below 10 degrees Fahrenheit.
A heat pump system can replace a heating system in areas where the climate is temperate. Check our more in-depth guide on different heat pump uses in the U.S. Generally, the answer is yes. Because heat pumps move hot air rather than making it from a fuel source, they provide more efficiency than furnaces in most cases, and homeowners can expect 30-40% savings on utility expenses when switching.
This depends on varying issues that are causing the need for repairs, which our ACE-certified technicians can help determine.
We install all different types of heat pumps systems, such as air-source heat pumps that use central ductwork, ductless mini-split systems and ground-source heat pumps–also known as geothermal heat pumps).
Heat pump maintenance is vital for the system to perform efficiently and have a long life span. A heat pump should go through routine maintenance at least once a year. Trust the Experts to assist with this with a maintenance membership.
Your home’s air filter needs to be changed on a routine basis, which is usually every 30 to 60 days.
Seasonal maintenance plans are worth the investment for several reasons. Constant maintenance keeps everything working as seamlessly as possible, which helps lower energy bills while extending your equipment’s life span.
HVAC tune-ups can often be covered in most cases under a labor warranty if your system is still under warranty, but we can check to see if tune-ups are covered. Through the Advantage Program™, key services such as heat pump maintenance are included! It’s one of the most thorough HVAC agreements around.
Many customers pay between $250 and $600 for a heat pump repair, but this is based on what the issue is when the HVAC technician comes out to determine the issue.
Heat pumps have a slightly shorter life span than furnaces do since they’re used year-round, but with adequate, many heat pump systems last about 10-15 years.
Yes. Our Experts are just a short trip away to assist with a heat pump repair or replacement during an emergency.
Packaged HVAC units are all-in-one HVAC systems that have an air handler and unit components in one metal cabinet system. This is used to maximize space in a basement or garage, or on rooftops in multifamily buildings.
We install all kinds of packaged HVAC systems, including packaged air conditioners, packaged gas/electric systems, packaged heat pumps and duel-fueled packaged systems. Give Comerford Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call to find the right one for your home.
Green energy HVAC focuses on reducing energy consumption and increasing the efficiency of existing HVAC systems in homes not set up for renewable energy options. Properly sized green installations reduce waste and increase output.
Some of the most energy-efficient HVAC systems available now are geothermal heat pumps and solar HVAC systems. Call 925-364-5427 today to have a conversation about system replacement if you’re interested.
High-efficiency HVAC systems use less energy than a standard HVAC system while providing the same (or better) output. This can save energy and money, and with regular tune-ups and maintenance, the life span of your system can increase. The longer a system is performing efficiently, the better impact we can have for sustainability.
There are rebates and incentive programs for certain new system installations in 2023. Comerford Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can help you navigate discounts and payment for system replacements. We also offer payment options like financing as well as HVAC lease options with our Advantage Program™.
Geothermal systems use energy from below ground to provide heating and cooling. They implement a “loop” system by moving and delivering from either the ground or a water source in heating mode. In cooling mode, this process works in reverse by extracting heat from inside the home to the ground or a water source. The cold air in cooling mode is the result of the process of removing heat and humidity as air is recirculated.
Geothermal HVAC can end up saving money long term due to lower utility bills, despite the up-front costs. And they’re more efficient than a standard system with a furnace and air conditioner. Ask about federal rebates and other financial incentives during the installation process.
Like other heat pumps, geothermal models don’t generate heat but rely on the Earth’s natural ambient temperature for heating and cooling. You end up with lower utility bills, and geothermal systems are also usually more resilient. As long as you keep up with maintenance, you can get 20 years from a geothermal heat pump and as much as 50+ years for an underground loop system.
Yes! Geothermal heat pumps work similiarly to more traditional heat pumps in that they are 2-in-1 systems capable of providing both heating and cooling. Even with this potentially confusing name, geothermal heat pumps are just as effective at cooling homes in different types of climates. In fact, they’re often the most efficient type of system available!
A solar system transforms sunlight to electrical energy through either PV (photovoltaic) panels or through mirrors that concentrate solar radiation. PV is used in solar panels, which are the most widespread solar energy system. The energy from the sunlight is absorbed by PV cells, which stimulates the cells’ electrons and produces electrical energy. When paired with battery storage, the process can even generate backup power for use at night and during outages.
Solar energy systems are a major investment, but a large portion of these costs can be recovered after the equipment has been active for a few years. Batteries without panels can range from $12,000 to $22,000 depending on energy storage capacity, while a full install with PV panels can run as much as $35,000. Schedule a quote with our Experts to find out what you need for a solar energy system.
Solar energy is perfect for powering compatible HVAC systems in addition to other appropriate equipment such as solar-powered water heaters.
The effectiveness of installing solar panels for your home is partially determined by the regional climate of where you live. We’re standing by for your call if you would like to schedule a quote for solar energy installation.
Your solar Expert can provide more info. It’s worthwhile to research if there are other programs in your state aside from the 30% federal tax credit. Finally, it’s wise to have a trusted company like Comerford Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning complete a home energy audit. A complete audit helps you determine how much you could save through solar panel installation in comparison to current utility costs.
Sustainable HVAC design is providing HVAC systems to homeowners and building owners while focusing on high-efficiency systems, reaching higher performance, while decreasing consumption and energy loss.
The most common sustainable HVAC systems are geothermal heat pumps, also known as ground source heat pumps or water source heat pumps.
High-efficiency HVAC systems achieve high performance (heating and cooling output) while using less energy than what was needed from older, less efficient models.
Green HVAC installation focuses on adding energy-efficient HVAC models and right sizing systems for the home’s requirements to ensure maximum comfort and efficient energy use.
Geothermal and solar HVAC are the latest sustainable HVAC developments in heating and cooling.
Scheduling frequent tune-ups on your HVAC systems can help extend your system’s life span, which is a big step for personal sustainability. Smart thermostats also control the daily temperature of your home and help with zoning, which reduces impact on your systems by not having major temperature changes. Using energy-efficient HVAC systems can also be a big step in making your HVAC eco-friendly. High-efficiency HVAC systems are usually ENERGY STAR certified, which lowers carbon emissions by reaching high performance for less energy.
There are rebates and incentives in 2023 for adding energy-efficient HVAC models, like high-efficiency heat pumps. The Department of Energy goes over HVAC efficiency standards and changes the minimum efficiency ratings on models, like SEER rating, AFUE rating and HSPF rating, based on the newest research. This requires manufacturers to match the minimum efficiency ratings in all new models.
Popping sounds are not unusual if there’s a flaw or damage in your ductwork. The actual sounds appear when there’s more airflow than your ductwork can manage. Problems with your ductwork can lead to other ventilation and air quality concerns, such as:
A whole-home zoning system helps you adjust where heating and cooling is concentrated. With additional thermostats and dampers installed in the ductwork, each zone’s temperature can be uniquely altered.
The concentration of indoor pollutants average 3-5 times higher than outdoor air. In fact, EPA studies have found that exposure to contaminants can be 100 times higher indoors compared to outdoors. Allergens, microorganisms and even household cleaners can contribute to contamination and lower your indoor air quality. You can receive a comprehensive Home Health® Report Card by contacting the air quality specialists at Comerford Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.
A licensed electrician can provide an electrical load calculation to determine the right size of service necessary for a home or business. This calculation takes into consideration the electrical needs of appliances, lighting, and other electrical devices.
Some important safety precautions include shutting off the power supply before performing work on any electrical component, using insulated tools, wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and following electrical codes and legal guidelines.
It is suggested that electrical service be inspected at the least every 10 years to ensure that it is safe and up to code.
Signs of electrical service issues include flickering lights, frequent circuit breaker trips, hot or discolored electrical outlets or switches, buzzing sounds from outlets or switches and burning smells. Another thing to look out for is improper outlets in the kitchen or bathroom – which should be GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) outlets. This is a shock-resistant outlet that acts as a safety measure and helps prevent fire hazards because water is a great conductor of electricity.
Efficiency could be improved by making use of energy-efficient appliances and light bulbs, adding insulation to walls and attics as well as sealing air leaks.
Indoor air quality refers to pollution in your Livermore home or company. The concentration of airborne pollutants can be 2–5 times greater than outside. Since most people spend the vast majority of their time inside and breathe an estimated 3,000 gallons of air daily (according to the American Lung Association), this can eventually lead to problems.
Depending on your specific air quality concerns, solutions include:
Some of the most prevalent sources of pollutants include Volatile Organic Chemicals (VOCs) such as cleaning or personal care products, fuel-burning utilities and home appliances, and particulate matter like dust, pollen and smoke.
Definitely. Pollutants and particulate matter can bring about illnesses and worsen respiratory conditions, especially for children and the elderly. For certain contaminants like carbon monoxide gas, the effects may even be deadly.
Solving indoor air quality concerns can result in a host of benefits to your health and well-being, such as:
If you find yourself cleaning every day or coughing constantly, your indoor air may be the reason why. According to EPA studies, indoor pollutants can reach concentrations as much as 100 times higher than the air outdoors. You can determine your indoor air quality by arranging a Home Health® Report consultation with Comerford Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.
Each family has their own perception of home comfort, especially if someone in your Livermore home has allergies, asthma or a weak immune system. You may need a single product like a high-performance air filtration system, or multiple. Comerford Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can help you find the right combination of equipment.
No. HVAC air filters are different in quality and design, and some have exclusive features. We generally suggest using the filter your HVAC manufacturer recommends pairing with your system. All filters are assigned MERV ratings on a scale from 1–20. MERV is an acronym for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value and can help you identify high-efficiency filters. For most residential needs, a MERV rating of 11 or lower will be sufficient.
The optimal schedule for cleaning or replacing your air filter depends on multiple factors, like the filter design and MERV rating as well as the current indoor air quality. For conventional 1”-3” filters, most brands recommend replacement every 30-90 days. Pets, health conditions and even nearby pollution sources can necessitate replacing the filter more often.
Assuming the condition is not your body’s hydration, extremely dry air can irritate your throat and sinuses. Look at putting in a whole-home humidifier if you continuously struggle with a dry, itchy throat.
Your HVAC system removes moisture as it functions, leading to situations where humidity levels fall out of balance. Portable humidifiers can resolve humidity concerns in a single room or small area, but a central humidifier ensures balanced humidity throughout the entire building.
For many, comfortable humidity levels are between 30-60%. These levels are particularly hard to maintain in the winter, as cold air does not hold onto moisture as well as warm air. What’s more, your furnace displaces moisture by generating hot, dry heat.
The wisest way to determine an appropriate whole-house humidifier is multiplying the total square footage by the height of the ceiling. This will help determine how many gallons of water each hour is needed to balance humidity.
You should also consider your available budget, as a humidifier needs maintenance just like any other mechanical equipment.
It depends on the model, but whole-house humidifiers average between 1.5 to 12 gallons per day. Needless to say, arid environments will use more water to keep humidity balanced.
Scheduled preventive maintenance is often essential for sustainable equipment efficiency, and your humidifier is no exception. The humidifier’s reservoir should be routinely drained and cleaned to prevent mold.
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas released by partial fuel combustion, which experts claim is frequently caused by limited access to oxygen. Appliances relying on natural gas, charcoal, wood or kerosene are common sources of CO gas, especially if they are not running correctly or have been installed incorrectly. CO is poisonous to the body and is lethal at high levels or prolonged exposure.
Initial signs such as nausea and tiredness are often mistaken as a result of the flu. But CO gas exposure can advance, possibly leading to confusion, organ damage or even death. Other symptoms include:
Yes. Eliminating carbon monoxide should be a key concern because of the risk it poses to your health and well-being. CO gas can be discovered in any Livermore home or commercial property, making proper ventilation and prevention practices universally beneficial.
Prevention is the optimum place to start. A few safety precautions to take include:
If carbon monoxide has been detected, you should immediately vacate the building and alert the fire department and utility provider. If a leak is uncovered, you should then contact a trusted HVAC company for repairs.
Given that carbon monoxide is colorless, odorless and lethal in heavy concentrations, installing carbon monoxide detectors in central locations is the most effective way to alert you to its presence.
A carbon monoxide detector is like a smoke alarm, monitoring the air and notifying you if carbon monoxide levels are too high. If possible, you should have at least one detector near every bedroom on all floors in your home. Additional detectors can be placed near the kitchen, living areas or near combustion appliances. These detectors are ideally used in combination with our HVAC maintenance memberships, which keep your device in good shape and may help you prevent carbon monoxide.
If an air freshener isn’t doing the trick, there may be microbes or contaminants nearby producing the unpleasant odor. Bacteria and mold are typical sources, but they can be fixed with the sanitation properties of a germicidal UV light. They are especially effective against odor-producing microorganisms.
If you notice the water heater’s supply of hot water isn’t lasting as long as it should, it might be because something’s wrong with your tank hot water heater. The heating element could be too dirty from grime or mineral buildup.
A toilet that won’t stop running could be dealing with several potential problems, such as a broken flapper seal, flush valve or flapper chain. You may find it’s the handle itself that’s making the toilet run. A running toilet wastes a lot of water, so it’s important to call Expert plumbers promptly at 925-364-5427.
One of the most common reasons your dishwasher isn’t draining fully is because the drain line is clogged. The line, also known as a drain hose, removes water from the dishwasher tub at the end of a cycle. If the drain line is clogged, water may not be able to flow properly. Contact Comerford Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today for help with troubleshooting and repairs.
A prompt response is important if you’re dealing with a burst pipe as a result of ice buildup. Expert plumbers should handle broken pipe repairs, but there are several things you can do on your own to keep the pipes from freezing in the first place:
Dump food scraps right away with cold water and leave the disposal on for about 30 seconds to minimize the risk of clogs. Everyone should also never put coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and other large pieces of food into the disposal, because they may restrict drainage and cause damage and bad smells.
Backflow and the subsequent cross connection can take place wherever your nonpotable plumbing system meets the water lines. As such, many different types of fixtures and appliances are at risk, including:
For commercial properties like industrial facilities, equipment such as boilers, chemical mixing tanks and laboratory equipment are vulnerable to backflow, etc.
Backflow preventers stop contaminants from going into the public water supply and posing a health risk to the community. Backflow prevention is vital because it helps to ensure that the municipal water supply remains safe and free from contaminants.
There are several types of backflow preventers, including:
The type of backflow preventer you might need depends on your building’s plumbing system as well as the most common contaminants the plumbing is susceptible to. Professional backflow prevention services should always help determine the most appropriate make and model for your needs.
Your home might have an RPZ or Reduced Pressure Zone. The zone’s consistent pressure serves as a backflow prevention device to prevent contaminants from flowing backward. At Comerford Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, our certified testers focus on:
Since preventing trouble is always easier than repairing it, you should try to have your RPZ valve inspected every year as recommended.
Backflow preventers commonly need to be tested annually to ensure that they are functioning correctly, although the ultimate maintenance needs depend on the type of backflow preventer you have and its current condition.
Backflow preventers are complicated technical devices, meaning installation is best left to a professional with the right tools and experience. Our backflow prevention specialists will ensure that the device is installed correctly and meets all relevant regulations and standards.
Costs depend on many factors. You should take into consideration the type of backflow preventer you need and the complexity of your property’s plumbing system as well as the cost of any needed parts and labor. Call us at 925-364-5427 for a free quote.
There are a few signs that may indicate that your backflow preventer is not working correctly including:
If you notice any of these signs, you need to contact a professional backflow prevention service provider as soon as possible.
Without having a backflow prevention device, the backflow may contaminate your supply of potable water. This contamination could also enter the public water supply, posing a risk toward entire community. This can leave you open to health or legal consequences depending on the severity of the situation.
The regulations and codes that require backflow prevention systems vary by jurisdiction. In some areas, they are required by law for certain types of plumbing systems or for plumbing designed to handle specific contaminants. A professional backflow prevention service provider can help assess any applicable regulations for your plumbing system.
Our faucet repair and installation in Livermore are outstanding plumbing services to locate, diagnose and resolve the trouble with your faucets. We have years of experience repairing faucets and can also provide seamless new or replacement installation. If you don’t know what to choose, your plumber can recommend the right faucet for the job.
Yes! We work with quality installers that excel at the installation of plumbing fixtures like a bathtub or new showerhead.
To get rid of the risk of your garbage disposal smelling, food scraps should be ground up right away with chilled water. Thirty seconds should be more than enough time. Avoid dumping coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, because they frequently cause drainage issues and unpleasant smells. While bleach seems like a good idea for cleaning your garbage disposal, it hardens grease and other food residue in your pipes, causing clogs.
Our plumbing Experts suggest using these cleaning solutions each week to keep your disposal smelling fresh:
You can also buy garbage disposal pods or grind up citrus peels to help clear out odors. If your garbage disposal still smells, you might be dealing with a leak (especially if the smell resembles a sewer). Contact us at for Expert plumbing service.
If you call us for leak detection in Livermore, we can steadily check every part of your plumbing system for signs of a leak. Whether they’re under the kitchen sink or right at the water main, every leak we find will be fully repaired.
Yes! If you’re dealing with an emergency plumbing problem, we can respond right away to start on repairs.
If you believe you have a leak but aren’t entirely certain, check your water meter:
We can find the origin of the leak and get it repaired before you waste even more money or potentially damage your home.
With all the locations water is used in your home, there are a lot of areas you could uncover a leak.
Leaks can be triggered by a variety of plumbing issues. They are usually spotted:
Once you’ve confirmed there’s a leak, we can help. We back all of our work with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.*
The cost to repair a leak is dependent on where the leak is in your home alongside the seriousness of the damage. A minor, dripping leak is more easily resolved than severe damage to the water main.
You won’t always be able to stop leaks entirely, but you do have options for minimizing risk. Seals and valves can frequently lead to leaks, so keeping them maintained can minimize the risk. Calling experienced pros to handle any repair and repiping will also keep the plumbing as tightly sealed as possible.
Yes! When there’s a plumbing emergency, we can respond promptly and make any repairs needed.
A water line delivers fresh water into the home, while a sewer line removes wastewater from the home.
Signs of a leak in a water line are often low water pressure, higher water bills, and damp or mushy areas around the house. Signs of a leak in a sewer line may be slow drains, sewage backups and rotten odors.
A clog can form in the water line as a result of mineral buildup, rust or debris. Clogs in sewer lines are most often caused by grease, hair or other debris.
Water line replacement may be necessary if they’re severely corroded, won’t stop leaking or are made of obsolete materials.
Signs of a sewer line backup could be slower drains, sewage backups and foul odors.
When something happens to your water or sewer lines, you should contact our Expert plumbers at 925-364-5427 right away.
How much it costs to fix or replace your water/sewer lines is dependent on the extent of the damage and the required materials. Your technician can review repair or replacement costs once we’ve finished the initial diagnostic visit.
Occasionally, your technician will be able to repair water lines or sewer lines with trenchless technology, minimizing digging and subsequent yard damage.
A few things to keep in mind to protect your plumbing includes being mindful of what you flush or pour down drains, avoiding tree roots near sewer lines, and scheduling consistent inspections and cleaning.
If a water line or sewer line issue is not fixed, it could result in further problems including costly repairs, water damage and potential health hazards.
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