In a nutshell the plumber is a service provider. Our services range from big and small and we handle the following services with a smile. You can rest assured we will get the job done right.
When it comes to your plumbing, drains are equally as important as the water pipes in your home. Ensuring that they are clean is essential to the flow of water and waste away from your home or property.
Common Drain Situations
The Kitchen. Kitchen drains clog over time. They run slower and slower as greases, soaps, fats and detergents build up on the inner walls of the pipes and eventually cause blockage.
The Bathroom. From showers and tubs clogged with hair and soap buildup to sinks filled with toothpaste and other grime, bathrooms present their own challenge when it comes to drain cleaning. In addition, toilet drains are sometimes overwhelmed with toilet paper and other items.
Utility Room and Garage. Floor drains are common in basements, laundry rooms, and can also be found in garages, patios, driveways and bathrooms. These drains are equipped with a trap that should be kept filled with water to prevent odors and sewer gas from escaping. Dirt and debris can clog floor drains but we can open them quickly to restore good drainage.
Outdoor Drains. Downspout drains help to channel water from roof gutters away from your home. Many downspouts are connected to the city's storm sewer system via underground pipes which can become clogged with leaves and debris and cause a backup. We provide professional plumbing services that clean downspouts and their connecting pipes to prevent flooding and restore proper drainage around the home. Hydro-jetting is a great option for outdoor drains.
In addition, we can assist you with leak repairs if damage has already been done.
A clog or leak due to a root infiltrating your pipes and sewers can cause a lot of damage. We can find the root with video inspection and then remove it with high speed jetting.
Hydro-jetting service is the most efficient and effective way to clean storm drainage.With the power to cut stubborn roots and the ability to move silt and clay, you will be able to sleep at night knowing that your storm drains are ready for whatever man or mother nature throws its way.
The most common reason to have your drains or sewer line jetted is that a clog has formed in them and no other methods are working to remove that clog. If the clog is too deep to reach with a snake or other mechanical device, drain and sewer jetting is a good alternative to using a traditional chemical compound.
The process is relatively simple, requiring no physical alterations to the pipes, and the clog can be removed quickly and efficiently with a blast of water through the pipe line. While a clog is a good reason to call us, it is not the only reason. We also offer drain and sewer jetting as part of regular maintenance on your drains and sewer line to prevent waste from building up into a clog.
Even well maintained drain pipes develop clogs over time. Substances like hair, soap scum, grease and small bits of food will cling to the sides of pipes and develop a plaque that slows water flow over time. If a larger item is then flushed, a clog can easily occur. Drain and sewer jetting will remove this plaque from the inside of your home's pipes and prevent a blockage that will damage your pipes. This process can be performed on an annual basis as part of normal plumbing service.
Drain and sewer jetting is highly recommended for homes with older plumbing prone to clogs or those homes with a lot of residents, putting heavy stress on the plumbing system.
Great Park Plumbing offers the hands down best pricing for jetting service. If you intend on shopping around, please keep in mind that most competitors initial charge are for the first two hours. Then you are billed hourly Great Park Plumbing only bills after the third hour because we have determined that three hours is suitable to clear most drain systems. There are several causes for additional time needed, which include broken pipes and other foreign objects. If your home or property requires more than three hours of work we discuss with you why that is prior to reaching the three hour mark. Then you are billed hourly.
Great Park Plumbing uses of state-of-the-art equipment and technologies to solve all of your plumbing and drain problems, including sewer repair and sewer line replacement. We will use our cameras to pin-point the trouble spot or spots to minimize the time and labor needed to fix the problem. A clog in your sewer line can be caused by any number of things, from excess food waste to grease being flushed down the kitchen drain. We offer high speed drain jetting to clear this out. A strong sewer smell can be the result of a clog in the drain, empty water traps or a drain malfunction. We can eliminate any unpleasant odors from your home's plumbing system. If the backflow prevention device on your sewer line stops working properly and waste water is backing up into your drains, we can inspect and replace the device quickly.
Sewer line repair is typically performed using the "open cut" or "trench" method to gain access to the area surrounding the damaged portion of the pipe. A backhoe may be used to open and refill the work area. Our team will work to ensure we minimize time and maximize the effort in your sewer project.
When someone thinks of calling a plumber it's either or faucet or toilet issue. The bathroom is by far the most plumbing-intensive room in your home. The toilet is no different. If you have a toilet issue, we work on getting things flowing again. We cover quick repairs, water leaking, full replacements, or installations of a new fixture.
Clogged Toilet: Is there anything that causes more frustration than a toilet that won't flush? Water rises in the bowl and begins spilling onto the floor as panic sets in. If a toilet requires plunging on a regular basis, there is probably an obstruction in the trap or farther down the drainpipe. It may even be a symptom of a bigger problem farther down the sewer line.
Running Toilet: If you hear water running in your toilet tank for extended periods after a flush, then your toilet is leaking. This means it is dumping water down the overflow tube and wasting up to 200 gallons of water daily.
Toilet Replacement: Toilets built and installed before 1994 are probably costing you tons in water. Most older toilets used 3.5 gallons per flush (gpf). The new low-flow toilets use only 1.6 gpf and the newest low-flow designs provide the same amount of flushing power as old 3.5-gallon models. We can install an efficient new toilet that will conserve water and save you money month after month.
There are many new environmentally-friendly toilet designs that go even further to save water. Some designs have a dual flushing system which uses only 0.9 gpf for liquid waste but all 1.6 gpf for solid waste. You are welcome to purchase a toilet from the store of your choice then seek our services to have it installed. We can also provide you with options before delivering and installing the toilet you want.
Faucets bring the water into your home and backyard (spigots). When an issue arises, Great Park Plumbing is there to address it. Whether it be installation or replacement, or repair and maintenance, we got you covered.
Two of the most-used rooms in every home are the kitchen and bathroom. In the kitchen we prepare and enjoy food, wash our hands and clean the dishes. The sink is crucial to cooking and cleaning, so it must be in working order. Out of all kitchen plumbing repairs, this is one that must be done immediately when you notice something is wrong. Otherwise, you won't have a place to wash dishes and produce, or take care of other food-related tasks. In the bathroom the sink plays the role of getting ready for the day or getting ready for bed. If something is wrong with this faucet it needs to be addressed immediately.
Pinhole leaks in copper hot and cold water pipes have been documented in all 50 states, according to a 2008 report funded by the American Water Works Association Research Foundation and the EPA. Non-uniform corrosion on the internal surface of the pipe produces pitting, which can lead to pinhole leaks. Copper pipe is a soft metal. In as little as 6 or 7 years only fractions of the original pipe wall thickness remain.
When a pinhole leak is patched, it places added pressure on other areas in the pipe. Within a short period of time, new pinhole leaks will form and other patches will be needed. Continually patching pinhole leaks is not only expensive, it is also disruptive to the owners and residents causing damage to the property. Whether it’s a residential home or high rise building pinhole leaks are a systemic problem. One leak is an indicator of potentially hundreds that are forming. Eventually pinholes will emerge elsewhere.
This is why leak detection and fixing pinhole leaks is a priority for for any homeowner.
For some additional reading, take a look at this article from the OC Register discussing our local water and frustrations from some of our neighbors about pinhole leaks: Pinhole Leaks Plague South County Homeowners
A slab leak is when a pipe starts to leak within the concrete of your home's foundation or floor. It is nearly impossible to detect at first because it works from the inside out, but with time a slab leak can progress to the point that it weakens a structure substantially and can cause permanent damage to your home.
The location and severity of your slab leak will determine how long it will take to repair. In some cases, a simple leak that is relatively shallow in a crawlspace can be fixed in a half day. However, for deeper, foundation leaks, the process can take upwards of 2–3 days to repair as concrete may need to be removed and pipes replaced.
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