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Is Your Heater or Furnace Ready for the Cold Season?

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

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

September 21, 2017 | 0 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

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

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…

Can My Old Heater Kill Me?

January 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

An old furnace can be a serious headache—both literally and figuratively. Older furnaces are unreliable and inefficient, meaning that they can eat up a lot more energy for the same amount of heating as a newer heater. More energy usage also means higher electric bills. The United States Energy Department warns against using an old…

Small Business Saturday All Year

December 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

In this season, families all across the U.S. are shopping for gifts. Most people are familiar with Black Friday—but a new movement gaining popularity is Small Business Saturday, where shoppers intentionally buy from smaller businesses rather than large, nationally-owned corporations. Why might so many people be choosing to shop local? Benefits to Shopping Local There…

Inspect Your Heater Before Winter Hits

November 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Winter is the perfect time to curl up, watch a family movie, and drink something warm in your cozy home. But what happens when your home isn’t cozy at all, but instead is much too chilly? If your heater isn’t in working order, a warm night at home can quickly become unbearable. Proper heater repair…

We Can See Inside Your Pipes

September 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Have you ever wondered what the inside of your plumbing looks like? Have you ever been curious about where all of your water goes or how your pipes get blocked? With new technology, Zierman plumbing can now see inside your pipes. New waterproof cameras, specially designed to be lowered through piping, can offer us never-before-seen…

Is Your Sewer Pipe Showing Its Age?

August 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Just as your body develops wear and tear as it ages, so does the plumbing in your home. And as with your physical health, where seemingly minor symptoms sometimes indicate that there is a serious problem brewing, so too with plumbing, where what may seem insignificant or unrelated issues can actually reveal something more serious…