Heating and Plumbing Blog

How To Increase Water Pressure In Your Home

December 26th, 2013

Low water pressure is a frustrating issue that can impair your ability to perform a variety of personal care tasks and household chores. While some municipalities reduce water flow to conserve vital resources, several factors inside your home could be also responsible for the diminished pressure. A professional plumber can troubleshoot your system, identify the issue and correct the problem. (more…)

Why Hiring a Licensed Plumber is Important

December 9th, 2013

Americans practice strange double standards. For instance, you pay premium prices for top-of-the-line bathroom fixtures but scrimp on installation costs by hiring your cousin who can barely wield a wrench. Using your cousin’s plumbing services may save $50 off the costs of hiring licensed professional plumbers, but improper installation can lead to problems that will cost you big bucks and major headaches. (more…)

Pre-Plan and Pre-Treat: Preventative Maintenance Stops Plumbing Problems

November 20th, 2013

If you’ve ever seen the mess caused by tree roots blocking pipes or the mold growth and rotted carpet spawned by an insidious plumbing leak, you know how serious a little water problem can become. Thankfully, many of the most costly and damaging problems can be avoided by taking simple preventative measures. That’s why Charlie’s Plumbing and Heating offers and endorses the best preventative maintenance products available. We provide the following solutions to save you money on plumbing costs and prevent expensive home repair bills. (more…)

Plumbing Services: Are Flat Rates or Hourly Rates Best?

November 7th, 2013

A local homeowner recently called us and said that he needed a plumber to complete a few tasks in his bathroom. He wanted us to install a high-end toilet that sits flat against the wall. To accomplish this, we would have to remove part of the baseboard heat register and relocate the water pipe.

The caller went on to say that he wanted a plumber to help him install a preassembled shower from Orchard Supply Hardware. This task would require us to disconnect the shower valve and stub out the water lines. Nonetheless, he assured me that the job would be easy to accomplish. He also stated that we could finish it rather quickly. (more…)

Premier Plumber in Salinas, CA

October 25th, 2013

Plumbers provide a valuable and needed service for both home and business owners. Furthermore, it’s important to locate a reliable plumbing company that offers extended service hours because plumbing problems can happen at any time. Charlie’s Plumbing & Heating in Salinas can take care of your home’s plumbing problems. For instance, our company can unclog drains, repair leaks or install new plumbing-related appliances. (more…)

Monterey Plumbing Services And Furnace Repair

October 3rd, 2013

Are you facing a plumbing emergency in Monterey? Do you need help with your heating or air conditioning system? Charlie’s Plumbing & Heating can provide you with the exceptional service and timely assistance that you need. We understand that having a clogged sewage or malfunctioning heating equipment can be stressful and overwhelming to any homeowner. It is our priority to repair the damage and restore your sanity as soon as possible. (more…)

Salinas Plumber Can Help You Conquer Mold!

September 16th, 2013

Mold is a sneaky enemy; you may not always see it or smell it, but it can threaten your health and the structural integrity of your home. Charlie’s Plumbing can be a valuable ally in the battle against household mold.

What Is Mold?

Molds are plant-like organisms that belong to the fungus family. They can live and grow on many materials inside the home. When mold is present, you may find green or black discoloration on walls, floors, ceilings and other surfaces. Mold may cause a musty, unpleasant odor. It grows best in moist environments, and it’s often difficult to eradicate. The longer mold remains on a surface, the more damage it causes. Since most long-standing mold problems coincide with water damage, vulnerable materials like drywall and wood are often rendered unsalvageable. (more…)

Got a Clogged Drain? Call Charlie’s Plumbing in Salinas

September 5th, 2013

Call it the toll that hard water takes on your clothes or those annoying mineral deposits in your hair that leave you feeling less than fabulous in the morning. It doesn’t matter how you slice it. If you’ve ever lived for any length of time without a water softener, you can appreciate the effects of hard water. Those are the same issues that your plumbing and drains experience from hard water deposits. You need someone who you can contact for responsible drain cleaning service Salinas. (more…)

24/7 Emergency Plumbing Service in Salinas and Monterey County, CA

July 20th, 2013

Plumbing emergencies usually cannot wait. Broken water pipes, backed-up toilets or clogged drains all need immediate attention. Charlie’s Plumbing and Heating based in Salinas, California, provides 24-hour emergency service seven days a week for those unexpected problems that must be dealt with immediately.

Sometimes problems develop over a period of time and are not noticed until they become urgent. Most folks don’t think about maintaining a building’s plumbing system until a problem is noticed. Leaking foundations, poorly draining sinks or showers, dripping faucets and sluggish sewage removal are indications of serious plumbing problems that should be tended as soon as possible. (more…)

Why Does My Home Have Low Water Pressure?

July 8th, 2013

Low water pressure can cause all kinds of problems in the home. It can make your dishwasher run slowly or inefficiently, create problems when trying to wash pots and pans and make showers absolutely miserable. Whether low water pressure has always plagued your home or is a more recent development, it’s something that can and should be resolved. You may be able to zero in on the problem yourself, but it’s generally best to have it resolved by an experienced plumbing contractor. Charlie’s Plumbing is the name to trust in Monterey, Salinas and the surrounding area. (more…)