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What is a drain stack in plumbing?

By stillwateradmin | September 14, 2018 | 1 Comment
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Did you know that there’s a vertical pipe that spans through your home that serves as the central channel for your entire plumbing system?   The Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) defines a stack as a primary pipeline for any water or waste system that spans through one or more floors of a building or home.…

What are the risks of using a plumber without a license?

By stillwateradmin | August 6, 2018 | 1 Comment
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Did you know California plumbers are only required to be licensed for plumbing jobs that cost over $500? Your would-be quick-fix leaky-faucet could become a major headache if done by a plumber that is inexperienced and unlicensed. As a licensed plumbing contractor ourselves, we understand the level of knowledge involved in maintaining our licensed status…

Plumbing Tips and Tricks

By stillwateradmin | July 23, 2018 | 1 Comment

Here are five plumbing tips to save you from any plumbing mishaps around the house. Plumbing issues happen all to often and when they do, it seems like you life is at a stand still until you get it figured out. Stop your sink’s sprayer from jamming. Use pipe insulation to prevent your sprayer from…

Hard vs Soft Water Explained

By stillwateradmin | June 22, 2018 | 1 Comment

Hard water is simply water containing minerals such as calcium and magnesium. Soft water is treated, filtered water containing no minerals except for sodium. Water from rainfall is naturally soft. As rainwater filters through the Earth and into our drinking water supplies, it naturally picks up certain minerals. These minerals are ,for the most part, essential and…

Heat Pump vs. Furnace: Should You Opt For Natural Gas or Electricity to Heat Your Home?

By webdev | May 4, 2018 | 1 Comment

If you’re looking for the best heating unit to keep your home warm, there are several options on the market. One of the classic options is a furnace, which uses a natural gas flame to heat air and then spread that hot air around your home. If you want to go super “old school,” there’s…

Is Your Heater or Furnace Ready for the Cold Season?

By webdev | December 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Here in California, we don’t tend to use heaters and furnaces for most of the year. In fact, other than those couple months in the middle of winter, your furnace or heater may go entirely untouched. That may mean saving on heating costs, but it can also lead to several other issues. When your heater…

Everything You Need to Know about Trenchless Pipes

By webdev | October 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Have You Heard of the “Pipe Within a Pipe”? While the average person may have a basic understanding of the plumbing and pipes underneath their home, not everyone has heard of pipe relining. Though the process was invented over forty years ago in London, England, pipe relining is something of a new technology used in…

The Top 3 Summer Plumbing Problems

By webdev | September 21, 2017 | 3 Comments

As summer is about to arrive, there are all sorts of good memories waiting to be made. Summer is a great time for family barbecues, running through the sprinklers, getting your overalls muddy, and having all the kids’ friends over. However, one thing can quickly ruin all of these great experiences: a plumbing problem. Barbecues…

The Top 5 Plumbing Myths

By webdev | May 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Here at Zierman plumbing, we have over three generations of plumbing experience. We learned a long time ago how to avoid rookie mistakes. However, many homeowners are brand new to the plumbing world. They may try “tips and tricks” that they’ve heard, only to end up with a bigger problem. Here are the top five…

How to Clear a Clogged Drain: It Could Be the P-Trap

By webdev | February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

One of the most common reasons for a clogged drain is a clogged p-trap. The p-trap is the u-shaped pipe underneath your bathroom or kitchen sink, and it creates a constant barrier of water in your pipes. This is a very useful thing to have, as it prevents sewer smells from coming up through the…