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Things You Should Never Put in a Garbage Disposal

Things You Should Never Put in a Garbage Disposal | HP Mechanical

You would be surprised by what some people put in the garbage disposals. At HP Mechanical, we have seen it all and that's why we're offering you this helpful information about things that don’t belong in your garbage disposal ever.

Published on: 10/11/2021   |  Category:  Plumbing

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What's Wrong with Your Dishwasher?

What's Wrong with Your Dishwasher? | HP Mechanical

People ask me all the time. “Rudy, my dishwasher is making funny sounds.” And then they invariably try to make the sound, but that just confuses the situation more.

Published on: 10/04/2021   |  Category:  Plumbing

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5 Reasons to Have a Water Filtration System

5 Reasons to Have a Water Filtration System | HP Mechanical

Clean water is very important to your health for drinking, showering and cooking. Many people today drink chlorine-treated water that still contains many harmful bacteria, chemicals and other contaminants. Water, like oxygen is crucial to maintaining life. Every person needs to have enough water each day for the body to function effectively, since over 70 percent of the human body is made up of water.

Published on: 09/27/2021   |  Category:  Plumbing

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Answers to Questions About Shower Pressure

Answers to Questions About Shower Pressure | HP Mechanical

At HP Mechanical, we often get questions from customers about shower pressure. Any loss in shower water pressure is an annoyance, even if it’s just a short disruption due to a flushed toilet. And of course, it’s much worse if it’s a chronic problem that makes it harder to rinse away shampoo and soap. There are several ways of fixing and preventing this common problem, but they vary depending on the root cause.

Published on: 09/13/2021   |  Category:  Plumbing

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Beware!! Disposable Wipes Can Destroy Your Toilet

Beware!! Disposable Wipes Can Destroy Your Toilet | HP Mechanical

Initially hitting the market in the 1970s disposable wipes were sold only in the diaper section of supermarkets, but now they are available. From being an alternative cleaning agent for babies during diaper changes, the product has evolved, with facial wipes and hand sanitizing wipes flooding the market. These handy disposable wipes, said to be “flushable” are mislabeled though. While you can flush them down your toilet, there are many horror stories of drain pipes and home septic systems getting clogged as well. Here are some reasons why you should not dispose of disposable wipes down your drain.

Published on: 08/23/2021   |  Category:  Plumbing

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What is a Plumbing Vent?

What is a Plumbing Vent? | HP Mechanical

A plumbing vent is little more than a pipe that runs from a plumbing fixture up through the roof of the home. Look on the roof of any residential home and you’ll usually be able to spot these vents poking up. In very simple terms, this pipe allows air pressure to escape from the plumbing system. Contrary to what many people believe (and what many DIY explainers might tell you), its primary purpose is NOT to let air into the pipes. If you stop for a moment to think about it, every drain in the home is open. Air doesn’t have any trouble getting into the pipes to help gravity force the water through the plumbing.

Published on: 08/16/2021   |  Category:  Plumbing

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Top Five Moments in Plumbing History

Top Five Moments in Plumbing History | HP Mechanical

Plumbing has a great history of amazing innovation and achievement and every day we are able to use it to better our lives. Here are five noteworthy developments in the history of plumbing, brought to you by all of us here at HP Mechancial.

Published on: 08/09/2021   |  Category:  Plumbing

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Things that Can Seriously Damage Your Plumbing

Things that Can Seriously Damage Your Plumbing | HP Mechanical

How long has it been since you checked your plumbing system? Unless you’ve had an issue, it’s likely that you’ve never actually checked it. By working with our experts at HP Mechanical, you can be sure will that all of your plumbing will be working properly, so that any problems can be found and dealt with before they become major issues and plumbing emergencies are avoided.

Published on: 07/26/2021   |  Category:  Plumbing

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Always Hire a Licensed and Bonded Plumber

Always Hire a Licensed and Bonded Plumber | HP Mechanical

Improperly installed plumbing can cause significant property damage as well as pose a health risk to your family, which is why it’s important to choose a skilled, qualified professional to work on your pipes.

Published on: 07/19/2021   |  Category:  Plumbing

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Our Digital Coupons

Our Digital Coupons | HP Mechanical

HP Mechanical's Digital Coupons Can Save You as Much as $150 on Services, Promotions, and Inspections

At HP Mechanical, we always work hard to offer affordable rates without ever sacrificing quality. We know that every family (regardless of its size), bills can add up, especially since we live in the Bay Area, one of the most expensive places to live in the world.

Published on: 07/12/2021   |  Category:  Plumbing

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Interesting Facts About the White House's Plumbing

Interesting Facts About the White House's Plumbing | HP Mechanical

The White House is currently doing a big renovation, but are they going to work on the plumbing? Here are some intriguing factoids about the plumbing at the White House, brought to you by all of us at HP Mechanical.

Published on: 07/05/2021   |  Category:  Plumbing

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The Truth and the Fiction about Plastic Pipes

The Truth and the Fiction about Plastic Pipes | HP Mechanical

While plastic pipe systems are now readily accepted as a viable alternative to traditional metal materials, there are still many in the building services industry that are mistaken about the performance capabilities of plastic pipe products.

Published on: 06/28/2021   |  Category:  Plumbing

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5 Craziest Plumbing Misconceptions

5 Craziest Plumbing Misconceptions | HP Mechanical

All the time, we get calls from customers who have run into problems such as the ones on this list. At HP Mechanical, serving Sonoma County, we have all of the skills and experience to do any plumbing job, so if you're not sure about doing something yourself, we are always here to serve.

Published on: 06/14/2021   |  Category:  Plumbing

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Why Are Your Pipes Making Strange Noises?

Why Are Your Pipes Making Strange Noises? | HP Mechanical

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

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Bath or Shower What Do You Prefer

Bath or Shower What Do You Prefer | HP Mechanical

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

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We Know Plumbing from A to Z

We Know Plumbing from A to Z | HP Mechanical

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

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So Consider these Plumbing Proactive Solutions

So Consider these Plumbing Proactive Solutions | HP Mechanical

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

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Have You Updated a Bathroom for the Seniors?

Have You Updated a Bathroom for the Seniors? | HP Mechanical

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

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Where Your Water Shut Off Valve Is?

Where Your Water Shut Off Valve Is? | HP Mechanical

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

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Post-Pandemic Full-House Plumbing Inspections are Vital

Post-Pandemic Full-House Plumbing Inspections are Vital | HP Mechanical

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

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Beware of these 3 Common Plumbing Scams

Beware of these 3 Common Plumbing Scams | HP Mechanical

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

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