While we often take modern indoor plumbing for granted, it hasn't always been so convenient. All of us at HP Mechanical want to share some of the major advancements in plumbing history that contributed to where we are today:
Published on: 01/17/2022 | Category: Articles
Plumbing can be an exciting profession, one filled with encounters and situations that many people would find unbelievable. Since plumbers interact with the general public on a near-daily basis, some of the stories they encounter can be downright hilarious. These are just a few stories we’ve heard that are almost too crazy to believe.
Published on: 01/10/2022 | Category: Articles
One of our newest ongoing series on our blog at HP Mechanical is Ask a Plumber, where one of our plumbers fields a question and gives an answer that hopefully will give you some insight into what we do and how we've become the highest-rated plumber in Santa Rosa, CA and its surrounding areas.
Published on: 12/20/2021 | Category: Articles
Every time you flush the toilet, you should think fondly about Sir John Harington, the modern-day toilet. There are a wide range of new high-tech toilets out there right now with fancy features like warmed seats and ones that operate by sound. But, in the end, the original idea behind the flushing commode came from the mind of Sir John Harrington.
Published on: 12/13/2021 | Category: Articles
I always say don’t fret, quite yet, which means be prepared for the unexpected but don’t stress out over it. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, your toilet might experience some heavy usage. Aunt Irene, Brother Eugene, Neice Brenna, as well as Mom and Dad will be visiting and eating the entire time.
Published on: 11/22/2021 | Category: Articles
At HP Mechanical, we pride ourselves on exemplary customer service and quality. Whenever we get a 5-star review for our work it makes our day, so here are a few we'd like to share with you:
Published on: 10/18/2021 | Category: Articles
Is your home plumbing giving you a some problems? Is it becoming tougher to sleep in while someone else in your house is taking a shower or using the water? Are your water pipes making a series of strange and annoying noises?
Published on: 05/31/2021 | Category: Articles Plumbing
Everybody wants to get clean, but we don’t all do it the same way. And when it comes to the choice between a nice hot bath and a fast shower, there are some pretty strong opinions on either side, but which is better overall?
Published on: 05/24/2021 | Category: Articles Plumbing
At HP Mechanical, we know our ABC's when it comes to plumbing, both commercial and residential. We strive hard to do every job by the letter and by achieving that, we're getting "A" grades from all of our customers. For a fun and interesting blog, here is the World of Plumbing from A all the way to Z.
Published on: 05/17/2021 | Category: Articles Plumbing
Spring is a great time to check your home's plumbing systems and perform preventative maintenance to protect your home against plumbing problems. At HP Mechanical, we know that by staying on top of your plumbing's maintenance, you can avoid further expensive repairs in the future, so here are some basic spring plumbing maintenance tips:
Published on: 05/10/2021 | Category: Articles Plumbing
Most of today's homes were not designed or built to accommodate aging adults or anyone with limited mobility, balance and strength. In particular, bathrooms, for example, are common places for slips and falls to happen. In order to keep older adults out of harm's way and help them stay in their current homes as long as they possibly can, it’s vital to make smart bathroom updates for aging adults.
Published on: 04/26/2021 | Category: Articles Plumbing
Each faucet and toilet in your house or office is connected to a water supply line. Each supply line connection has its own shut off valve (a.k.a. stop valve). Additionally, there is one main shut off valve that allows you to shut off the water throughout your entire home.
Published on: 04/19/2021 | Category: Articles Plumbing
Typically, you will contact a plumber because you’ve noticed a leak somewhere in the house or your garbage disposal is malfunctioning. In many cases, by the time you find out that your plumbing system is in need of repair, it’s already caused some damage.
Published on: 04/08/2021 | Category: Articles Plumbing
While the majority of plumbers are reputable, the plumbing industry has its fair share of sub-standard contractors who employ shady business practices. Here are the most common problems and recommended cures to prevent a leaky wallet.
Published on: 04/01/2021 | Category: Articles Plumbing