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Plumbing Help: What to Do When a Pipe Bursts

[fa icon="calendar'] August 2, 2017 at 1:50 PM / by Home Services Expert

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Few home crises can strike fear in the heart of a homeowner as instantaneously as a pipe burst. If you're home when it happens, this mini-explosion can literally jolt you off a chair. And if you walk into your home after the pipe has already blown apart, the sound of surging water can make your stomach lurch with anxiety.

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Plumbing Help: Why You Shouldn't Ignore a Leak Under a Sink

[fa icon="calendar'] July 28, 2017 at 2:22 PM / by Home Services Expert

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Of all the leaks that a home can spring, the ones under a sink are usually the ones that escape the notice of homeowners the longest.

The reason? From what the experts at Experts in Your Home hear, it's most likely because we're not in the habit of getting down on all fours and rummaging through a cabinet under a sink, whether it's in the kitchen, bathroom or laundry room. We open the door, grab the item we need and close the door. And we move fast.

But we soon make a startling discovery: the item we grabbed happens to be wet – maybe even soaked. This discovery triggers an uncomfortable but reliable gut feeling: something is wrong.

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Chico Plumbing Help: My Toilet is Overflowing - What Do I Do?

[fa icon="calendar'] July 19, 2017 at 2:33 PM / by Home Services Expert

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Discovering an overflowing toilet isn't exactly the way you want to start a day. Then again, it's no way to interrupt or end a day, either.

In the midst of a plumbing crisis, when emotions run higher than the water in your commode, it's easy to make a misstep in trying to regain control of the situation. So allow Experts in Your Home to lead you through the steps now, in a moment of calm, so that you'll know how to respond like a pro.

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Think You Have Hard Water? Assess, Test and Let a Water Softener Do the Rest

[fa icon="calendar'] July 13, 2017 at 3:57 PM / by Home Services Expert

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With all the noise a dishwasher is capable of making, you would think that every utensil, glass and plate you remove from it would exude the same sparkle as the day you brought it home from the store.

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Home Plumbing Questions: Is a Tankless Water Heater Right for You?

[fa icon="calendar'] January 18, 2017 at 9:37 AM / by Home Services Expert

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Like other northern Californians, you've probably caught yourself casting a long, sideways glance – otherwise known as a dirty look – at your water heater.

It's big. It takes up space you probably could use for storage. And it's hardly a thing of beauty – odd-shaped and clunky-looking.

More importantly, it might not be the most economical way for you to heat water for your home. An alternative: a tankless water heater, also known as a demand water heater, because it provides hot water only where it is needed.

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Plumbing Help: How to Thaw Frozen Pipes and What Actions to Take in the Event of a Pipe Burst

[fa icon="calendar'] January 11, 2017 at 9:43 AM / by Home Services Expert

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It almost always sneaks up on us in northern California, probably because we're unaccustomed to the extreme cold: The frozen pipe and worse, the pipe burst.

It's easy to understand how either problem can develop, especially if you've been away for a long weekend-- or haven't read a previous Experts in Your Home article, “Be ready for winter; make sure your home plumbing can handle the cold.

Allow our licensed plumbers – experts every one – to provide some plumbing help by explaining how to thaw a frozen pipe and guiding you through what actions to take in the event of a pipe burst.

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How to Winterize Plumbing in Chico and Keep Pipes From Freezing

[fa icon="calendar'] December 16, 2016 at 9:00 AM / by Home Services Expert

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When the mercury begins to drop to near the freezing point or below, frozen pipes become a big worry in the Chico area. It's not often the area sees very cold temperatures but on occasion the weather can turn very cold, and unprotected pipes can freeze.

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Be Ready for Winter: Make Sure Your Home Plumbing Can Handle the Cold

[fa icon="calendar'] September 30, 2016 at 9:59 AM / by Home Services Expert

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There are few sounds that can strike fear in the heart like the sound of water gushing into your home, loudly striking against the walls and the ceiling and splashing against baseboards as a rising tide engulfs the floor.

Chances are, this traumatic and expensive domestic crisis was caused by a pipe burst or other plumbing malfunction. Since it is most likely to occur in the winter, allow Experts in Your Home help you safeguard your home plumbing before temperatures plunge in northern California.

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Home Tips: Make These Five Moves to De-Stress Your Next Move

[fa icon="calendar'] August 5, 2016 at 9:30 AM / by Home Services Expert

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They don't call it one of life's biggest stressors for nothing.

Moving to a new house is an all-consuming process (some would call it an ordeal) for months beforehand and weeks afterward. A thorough home inspection and a walk-through right before your closing should have set your expectations accordingly. But since it's rare for anybody to move out of one home and directly (and completely) into another home on the same day, carve out a window of time to tend to these five issues either right before you move into your new home or just as soon as you do.

These five home tips won't eliminate the stress of your move. But based on the experience of Experts In Your Home, they will instill you with some peace of mind when you need it most:

5 Home Tips to De-Stress Your Move:

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What Kind of Faucet Should I Install in My Kitchen?

[fa icon="calendar'] April 26, 2016 at 3:50 PM / by Home Services Expert

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You use it to rinse fruit, cool off pasta, wash vegetables and greens and maybe even mix drinks during family parties. You might even use it to soak your houseplants and, when nobody is looking, bathe the family pet.

Of all the places in your home that see a wide variety of action, the kitchen sink is probably the busiest place of all. This is why choosing a faucet is such an important and personalized decision – and one that shouldn't be made based on looks alone.

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