5 Signs It’s Time for Faucet Repair

5 Signs It’s Time for Faucet Repair

Your kitchen and bathroom sinks are some of the most-used bits of plumbing in the average household. Because of this, it’s likely you’ll have to get a sink replacement sometime in your home’s life. It’s actually not to difficult to tell when you might have a problem if you know what to look for. In the case that you do have a problem, you can rely on Crystal Blue to provide convenient faucet repair in your California home. However, if you don’t know what to look for, read on, because we can teach you.


Here are five signs your sink might need a repair:


A leaking faucet

Just like a running toilet, a leaking faucet is a highly visible issue that can cost you a lot in extra water bills. It might be possible to save the faucet using a combination of DIY skills and replacement parts, but it might be more economical to buy a new faucet, especially if your current model is an old one. Don’t think of this as a bad thing, though. Having Crystal Blue install a new faucet is a relatively cheap way to give your bathroom or kitchen a makeover, adding to your home’s value.


A clogged/slow drain

It’s easy to notice when your drain isn’t working at its best. There are a variety of methods to alleviate these issues. Some fixes include using a mix of baking soda and vinegar, a plumbing snake, or vent pipes. However, if your drain is heavily clogged or corroded, it might be time to get a new drain.


Old pipes

If you live in an older home, you might have galvanized pipes as part of your plumbing system. Not only do they rust and corrode more easily than modern pipes, local building codes often require them to be removed if you want to sell the house. If you go looking for them, you want to look for the pipes that are silver in color and attract magnets. Another kind of outdated piping you’ll want to remove is lead piping. Lead piping looks grey, isn’t as shiny as other piping, and can be scraped with a screwdriver. Plenty has been said about lead’s toxicity and no good can come from having lead in your drinking water. If you’re unsure about your plumbing, call one of our professionals for an assessment.


Gurgling and bubbling noises

Dishwashers, sump pumps, laundry machines, and anything that drains a lot of water in your home can produce some plumbing noises. However, if you hear loud gurgling at other drain points, it might be a sign of a constricted flow. In addition, if the basement floor drains back up with an unusual amount of excess water, that could also be a sign of a problem.


Bad smells

Strange smells are another big indication of plumbing issues. If you can smell stagnant water or mold, that might be a sign water is pooling somewhere it shouldn’t. Check behind your larger appliances to make sure water isn’t leaking out anywhere.


Why is Crystal Blue the company to trust with my faucet repair and plumbing?

Crystal Blue Plumbing, Heating, and Air has over 40 years of experience helping the Sacramento area with their plumbing issues. Our job is about customer service and we always abide by strict rules to make sure our customers have the best experience possible, no matter the job. With hundreds of 5-star reviews and several awards, we are honored to bring you our top-quality service.

If you ever need help with your faucet repair or other plumbing, call Crystal Blue first!

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6 Benefits of Tuning Up Your AC

6 Benefits of Tuning Up Your AC

As winter turns to spring and spring turns to summer, California homeowners will be switching on their air conditioning. But is it ready to tackle the summer heat? The people at Crystal Blue Plumbing, Heating, and Air know that it’s a good idea to give your AC a tune-up before the warm weather moves in. If your AC isn’t fully ready for the summer, it could break down when you need it most. Here are six reasons you should give it some maintenance before the summer arrives.

Benefits of an Early AC Tune-Up:


  1. Lower electricity bills. Summers are hot- there’s no way around it. It’s likely that you’ll want to be running your AC most days, but that can create a steep increase in electrical bills if it’s not working at its best. A system with clogged filters and failing parts will need to work harder to do the same work. A harder-working AC will also run itself down quicker, lowering its overall lifespan. By tuning up your AC now, you’re increasing its efficiency and lowering your utility bills.
  2. More comfort. What would you call an AC that can’t keep you cool? A bad one. Summers can be tough even for modern systems. If you want to stay cool in your home, you’ll want our professionals at Crystal Blue to make sure your AC is running at top performance.
  3. Fewer breakdowns. If you use your AC system this summer, are you certain that it won’t fail to start up? Do you know for sure that it’ll run smoothly all season? If you’re not sure, give us a call! Our tune-ups come with a complete inspection that can identify problems before they cause a breakdown.
  4. Cheaper repair bills. In the event that your AC winds up needing repairs, they’ll likely be cheaper if you’ve gotten maintenance beforehand. The reason for that is because our maintenance addresses the more costly problems (like air flow issues and broken parts) during our inspections.
  5. Extended AC lifespan. If you want your AC system to stay operational for a long time, you’ll want to give it regular maintenance. By routinely checking on your AC and preventing breakdowns, we can help extend your AC’s lifespan by years. Without regular maintenance, the average AC only lasts a few years.
  6. Better air quality. During the months where you never use your AC, various bits of dust and grime build up in it. When you turn it on, all that nasty junk is going to go into the air, which can hurt your air quality and aggravate those summer allergies. When you call Crystal Blue to give your AC a tune-up, we’ll clean it out, ensuring that your home’s air stays fresh.


Why choose Crystal Blue for your AC tune-up?


Crystal Blue Plumbing, Heating, and Air is a family-owned and operated company which has proudly served the California area for over 40 years. Our HVAC professionals are up to date on the latest training so we can give you the best service. Our top of the line AC services are just a phone call away and ready at a moment’s notice, so give us a call to get your AC tuned-up today!