Having a plumbing problem in Rancho Mirage, California? Our 24-hour emergency team is ready for drain cleaning, sewer cleaning, and more. Our leak detection services get your water flowing again while putting a stop to water damage. And we have outstanding troubleshooters for water heater repairs, and can often install a replacement the same day. Need a slab leak repair? Thinking about a tankless water heater? We have you covered.
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Fully licensed and insured, we’re a family-owned business that truly cares about our customers. That’s the key to how we’ve stayed successful for over 20 years. We want your business for years to come so we’ll fully explain the problem along with all your options. And of course, we deliver top-quality workmanship and use only high-quality materials.
Drain Cleaning Services for Rancho Mirage
You can often take care of a shower or tub clog yourself simply by removing the drain cover and pulling out the clog of hair and soap scum. But if the problem’s deeper you may well need cabling (drain snaking). Likewise, drain cleaning in the laundry room, usually caused by lint and fabric softener, can be completely cleared with cabling.
A kitchen sink is a different matter. Here the biggest issue is gradual grease build up closing off more and more of the drain pipe. It’s just waiting for a bit of food to complete the plug. Usually at the worst possible time with dinner guests or holiday family visits… because that’s when you’re doing the most cooking and dishwashing. Drain cleaning liquids and even snaking are often only temporary solutions, as there’s still a lot of grease left all along the pipe. Our hydro-jetting (water jetting) equipment safely blasts it all out, leaving the insides of pipes completely clean with nothing to catch sludge and debris.
The particular combination of fixtures having drainage problems tells us where a clog is likely to be. And sometimes that’s the sewer line running from your home or business out to the street connection to the Rancho Mirage main sewer line. Here, tree root intrusions and the build-up of grease, grime, and sludge are the culprits far more often than a foreign object flushed down the toilet. Our special snakes and augers can often take care of the problem, but we’ll start with a video camera inspection to tell us exactly what the blockage is and where it’s located. That also lets us inspect the sewer line for cracks, breaks, and other damage. As needed our high pressure hydro jetting gear can tackle just about any sewer cleaning task, including cutting through tree roots 90% of the time.
If you suspect you have a leak but can’t find it, our experts are ready and armed with the latest electronic leak location equipment. They’ll often start with electronic pipe location, then move forward to pinpoint the location of the leak itself. Don’t postpone leak detection, as the odds are that it’s also accompanied by progressive but hidden water damage.
Slab Leak Repair
Most buildings in Rancho Mirage have a concrete slab-on-grade for the foundation and first floor. If a leak is under that it’s called a slab leak. They’re hard to detect, and can be expensive to repair. The best choice depends on the age and overall condition of existing plumbing, so we’ll carefully consider the situation and discuss your options for a slab leak repair. They may include a spot repair (with the downside of the added cost of hacking through and then restoring concrete and flooring), PEX or copper re-piping around the slab (with the advantage of easy access if there any future problems), and pipelining (adding a cured in place pipe — CIPP — inside part or all of the existing line).
Having hot water problems? We’ll send out an expert at diagnosing even unusual problems together with a well-stocked vehicle. We can usually fix the problem right away on a single visit to your Rancho Mirage home or business. With no one on commission, your local plumber will be happy to discuss the tradeoffs between a repair and a replacement water heater installation, including the cost of energy. If you have an electric water heater, it’s likely costing you around $500 a year in electricity!
Residential units range from 20 to 100-gallon tanks (with 40-50 gallons being the most common). Commercial units are usually much larger. New federal energy-efficiency regulation requires advanced technologies for tank sizes above 55 gallons. For gas water heaters that means a condensing heat exchanger, and large electric units must use a heat pump rather than simple electric resistance heating. That’s complicated and expensive, but they use half as much electricity.
Tankless Water Heaters
Even a well-insulated tank is a big energy loser. Tankless water heaters have been used for decades in Japan and Europe for decades and are now becoming more widely used in the US. They warm up only the water you use, as you use it. They’re small enough to be installed at the “point of use” such as under a kitchen or bathroom cabinet. When that’s the case there’s no waiting for hot water to make its way through long pipes. That saves time, energy, and water!
Installation costs for tankless water heaters can be expensive, but the savings usually pay that back over the years (they also last longer than tank designs). They’re ideal for room additions, and by taking some of the load off the main unit you may be able to avoid that over-55 gallon bracket and even save some money up front.
Rancho Mirage California Water Quality
The cove communities of Rancho Mirage form a wonderful resort area with a year-round population of 17,218 (2010 census, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rancho_Mirage,_California). Best Places ranks overall quality at about average (50, on a scale of 1 to 100). Chromium levels are a bit high, but are within standards and comes from natural sources. Water hardness in the coves ranges from 11 (soft) all the way up to 300 (very hard) (http://www.cvwd.org/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/521). So if you haven’t already, testing for hardness is a good idea. A water softener removes that excess calcium carbonate for better cleaning, and less scaling on water heaters for better efficiency and longer lifetimes. Additional filters can also remove chromium, chlorine, and more.