Monday, July 15, 2019

Garbage Disposal

Anthony's Plumbing

July 15, 2019 - Monday

Garbage Disposal

Ever notice the bad smells coming from your Garbage Disposal? Many times, the reason is because of the food particles that get stuck in the nicks and crannies along the way. Disposals are known to crack and leak because we accidentally drop utensils or other hardened objects and grind them without knowing [like forks, spoons and knives] so check first before grinding and having the outer plastic housing crack. If you are Superman or Wonder Woman, common utensils would pose no threat, but to the average kitchen sink garbage disposal, we rely on the operator to exercise a certain level of caution. 

Bottom line: It's good to always check your disposal before you turn it on. Also, cut up larger food particles, and run a lot of cold water just before you turn it on. Rather than spend a lot of money on garbage disposal cleaner, we recommend that you use Dawn Ultra Dishwashing Liquid Dish Soap, whenever possible. We do not own stock in Dawn or P&G, but we find it to be a very high-quality product. They do sell it at Walmart, as well as most other quality home product retailers. To get rid of food particles hidden in your disposal, you can also throw ice inside the disposal. Maybe a few lemon peels from time to time. Also, for the smell, clean out the hose that goes from the air gap that drains into the disposal. It is better to run your disposal regularly. If you ever need help with your disposal, or want to upgrade to a newer, better model, just give us a call. For plumbing emergencies, Anthony’s Plumbing is here 24/7 for all your plumbing needs. If you want to do it yourself, we recommend the badger garbage disposal. So, what is the best garbage disposal? Of course, the answer will vary depending on who you ask. 

The InSinkErator Badger 5 is what we usually install. You can find it at Home Depot [Click Here], or on Amazon [Click Here] or if you prefer Lowes [Click Here]. Want something a little quieter? Then we recommend the Evolution Excel Garbage Disposal [Click Here]. Nothing grinds more with less noise. InSinkErator Evolution Series disposals represent the highest standard in performance. 

Simply put, they are the best grinding, quietest line of disposals Emerson has ever made. We install and repair all makes and models of garbage disposals, so if you need help, just give us a call at 909-823-3807 or visit us online at Anthony's Plumbing.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Your Local Plumbers

Anthony's Plumbing

June 30, 2019 - Sunday


When you start looking for a plumber near me, you need look no further than Anthony's Plumbing. For twenty years we have been taking care of the plumbing needs for homes and businesses throughout the Inland Empire, Los Angeles and Riverside areas. Our plumbers are experts at all things plumbing, from tankless water heater service to garbage disposal installation and repair. Most people in search of a plumber call because of a clogged toilet, a faulty water heater or because they need drain cleaning, or want someone with a drain snake. When off the shelf drain cleaner doesn't do the trick, and the plunger doesn't work, most people start looking for plumbing services near them. If you've ever looked, there is no shortage of competing services, but how do you choose? That is why online resources like Yelp have flourished. People often look online to see what others are saying about a company. Social proof, they call it. And in that regard, how are we doing? Here are just three recent reviews, as an example, Charlotte from Riverside writes...
Or how about this one from David in Rancho Cucamonga...

Or Tim from Ontario writes...

Yvonne from Bloomington wrote: I called Anthony's Plumbing and about 15 minutes later Rene and Enrique arrived. I couldn't believe how fast they came. In less than an hour my toilets and shower were clear. The quote was accurate and service was wonderful. I will definitely call them when the next plumbing problem happens. It was really a great experience.

And Theresa in Fontana wrote: They came out today replace my toilet and an outside hose bib they did a wonderful job I am super happy with the services and the price was reasonable highly recommend them love dealing with honest hard-working people.. customer for life

Of course we
could go on and on, with over two hundred reviews, but I hope you get the idea. When you need a local plumber you can rely on that will get the job done right the first time and at a very affordable rate, give us a call at Anthony's Plumbing. We are here 24/7 for your call and we are experts at emergency plumbing services. Financing is available on approved credit. Just give us a call if you have any questions and let us serve you today. 

Call us at 909-823-3807.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Tankless Water Heater

Anthony's Plumbing

June 20, 2019 - Thursday


Everyone needs a hot water heater in their home, and most businesses do, as well. When choosing what to do with your water heater, is it better to repair or maintain your existing water heater, or is it better to upgrade to a tankless water heater? Did you know that nearly 30% of the average home's energy costs relate to heating water? Switching over to a tankless water heater can reduce these costs by up to 50%. Over the course of the year, that can really add up. Besides taking up far less space, they also last twice as long as a traditional water heater, on average. The thing is, there is that initial cost to factor in, but over the course of time that you are paying off your house, you'd also being paying for improvements in the systems you rely on every day.

Let's say you decided to upgrade. If you look at Home Depot and do a search for "tankless water heater" there are 523 results, as we write this. [See Results]. The cream of the crop seems to be the Performance Platinum 11 GPM Natural Gas High Efficiency Indoor Recirculating Tankless Water Heater made by Rheem. [See it Here]. As soon as I saw the word Platinum, I figured that's like better than gold. 

 At 11 gallons-per-minute, this unit is for larger homes. A better rated unit, and $100 cheaper is the 9.5 GPM unit [See it Here]. And what do people say about these? 

In March of this year, one man wrote: "Super easy to install. We did a self-install and then contacted a plumber to connect the gas. It truly provides hot water within 30 seconds to all locations throughout the house. It is factory set to go no higher than 120 degrees, I would prefer a little bit hotter for the showers but it will do. It is saving a ton of space from the regular 50 gallon water heater I had (that was 32 years old). And I'm sure that the ROI will be seen within 2 months in lower gas usage!!" 

Another man, a do-it-yourselfer, wrote: "Unit installed by me with some additional help from wife over 2.5 days in November 2016. Self-installation not for the faint of heart, but if you're organized, methodical and experienced with plumbing and electrical work, results are impressive. I contacted gas company to have meter upgraded prior to install, as adding up max possible gas consumption with furnace and other gas appliances along with max tankless water heater gas consumption exceeded original meter capacity. I replaced 50 gallon electric water heater, which made no sense to me as electric heater was located literally next to gas pipe entry into basement. I ran new gas line from meter into house upgrading from 3/4" to 1-1/4" line, which extended to within a few inches of the tankless unit before stepping down to required 3/4" line. Unit was plumbed in copper, same as original, and I added hot water recirculating loop with 6 gallon electric water heater and Taco pump, which cut down significantly on delay for hot water to reach kitchen which is ~100 ft from tankless heater. Unit plugged into computer-type uninterruptible power supply/battery backup, which provides ability to maintain operation for 90 minutes for power outages. Overall, very pleased with operating results, plenty of hot water for 2 showers and washer running concurrently. Hardest part of install was locating exhaust/intake through wall, which required holes for 3" PVC pipe through exterior brick, which took some effort with carbide hole saw, but looks good with supplied termination kit. I used Watts valves, which will allow regular service but I have water softener and 10" whole house sediment filter before tankless heater, so hopefully calcium and sediment deposition will be minimal. A big job, but well worthwhile and I would make the same decision if I had to do it again."

Realistically, with so many options to choose from, the best thing you can do is talk to us about the plumbing services you are looking for and we'll explore your options together. We've been doing this for over twenty years throughout San Bernardino county, as well as the Los Angeles and Riverside areas, and one thing we've learned is that everyone's situation is unique. Where we at Anthony's Plumbing excel is in quickly letting you know your fastest, most affordable choices when it comes to plumbing solutions. Besides conventional water heaters and tankless water heaters, we also have a reputation for reliable, efficient, affordable drain cleaner services, 24/7 emergency plumbing services, garbage disposal installation and repair, clogged toilet repair, and slab leak detection, but we'll save those for another blog. For now, if you'd like to consider repairing or upgrading your hot water heater and need a plumber you can trust, give us a call and let's talk about your options. You can reach us anytime at 909-823-3807 and if we're out in the field just leave us a message and someone will get back to you shortly.

Thank you for dropping by and spending some time with us. Have an excellent rest of your day!

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Emergency Plumbing

Anthony's Plumbing

May 8, 2019 - Wednesday


No one knows when plumbing emergencies will happen, but the good news is that the professionals at Anthony's Plumbing are available 24/7 to respond to any and all your plumbing needs. With over twenty years of plumbing experience, we have seen it all, and know how to fix emergencies quickly and affordably. Both residential and commercial service is available. 

 Pipes, like anything else in your home, only last for so long and will eventually start to wear out or rust over. Too much rusting or wear and tear makes them vulnerable to bursts.  The speed at which pipes wear out depends on what the pipes are made of, how often they are used, and the condition of the water in the pipes.  It is highly recommended that you inspect your pipes and replace the ones that have become weak or rusty. Pipe leaks can happen if there is a poorly soldered or fitted connection between pipes. If you notice a problem in the connection of your pipes, call a professional to fix the problem before it leads to a burst pipe.

For reliable emergency plumbing services there’s only one place to call: the experts at Anthony's Plumbing! We’re available day and night to solve your emergency plumbing issues, so give us a call today. With over twenty years of plumbing experience throughout the Inland Empire, Riverside County and Los Angeles County areas, we are experts at providing complete plumbing repairs and installation.