Thursday, April 30, 2020

Residential Plumbing

Anthony's Plumbing

April 30, 2020 - Thursday

Residential Plumbing

For over twenty years, Anthony's Plumbing has been providing residential plumbing and rooting services throughout the Inland Empire, Los Angeles and Riverside areas. We strive to be the best plumbers that have ever come to your home and hope that you will remember us first when you have another residential plumbing related need.

Residential Drain Cleaning
Although there are many home remedies for clearing a drain on your own, sometimes the attempt will not work because of how badly the drain is clogged. When traditional drain cleaner doesn't seem to work, and when it seems like there is no other way to fix your clogged drain and you find yourself going online to look for a plumber near me, Anthony's plumbing is the go-to source to get the problem solved. Drain cleaning is one of our specialties, whether it involves a drain snake or perhaps even hydro jetting, we are quick and efficient at fixing any plumbing problems you might have.

Residential Hydro Jetting
Not all clogs call for hydro jetting, and it’s good to know how to discern. Some clogs may be cleared using snaking, or other drain cleaning methods. If you have anything other than a minor clog, hydro jetting is generally your best bet for clearing drains.

Residential Copper Repiping
Copper re-pipes, also known as pipe replacement, are extensive plumbing repairs that require the expertise of an experienced professional. For those in the market for re-piping or pipe replacement services, Anthony's Plumbing is here to help you rejuvenate your residential plumbing system.

Residential Leak Detection
Leaky pipes are dangerous for several reasons. Water that seeps out of pipes can cause a major flood. When the flooding is over, you are left with severe damage and mold growth. Mold is toxic to humans and animals and can cause serious respiratory problems after a few weeks of heavy exposure. Along with serious health problems, wet, slippery floors can lead to falls and other issues like bacterial infections. If your pipes are leaking, it’s wise to seek an experienced leak detection service provider like Anthony's Plumbing to spot the exact location and mend the problem immediately.

Residential Water Heater Installation and Repair
Water heaters are easily forgotten, but they do make our lives easier. Every hot water heater comes with various safety features that need to be set up properly during installation, particularly if you are upgrading to a tankless water heater. For safety's sake, professional help is essential for getting your water heater installed or repaired. At Anthony's Plumbing, our experts can inspect your water heater and help you install or repair it properly in no time.

Residential Garbage Disposal Repair and Replacement
With over twenty years of plumbing experience throughout the Inland Empire, Riverside County and Los Angeles County areas, we are experts at providing complete garbage disposal repairs and replacement.

Residential Toilet Installation and Replacement
Sometimes it's just old and not a good idea to try to fix, parts are hard to find. Your toilet may have hard water deposits and you end up having a clogged toilet in your home. It's just a big headache!! Our professionals have been installing toilets in local residences, giving homeowners a more stylish and functional bathroom. From simple toilet repair to new toilet installation, Anthony's Plumbing has custom solutions to meet your needs. If you purchase your own toilet from Lowe's or Home Depot, we can install it for you. Just give us a call to schedule a time you'd like us to stop by.

Residential Toilet Repair
It may come as a shock, but your toilet sees the same level of use and wear and tear as any major appliance in your home. This means that your toilet is prone to issues such as loose handles and continuously running water in your home, which may not seem like a pressing issue, but can in fact cause you to lose hundreds of dollars on your water bill if left unresolved, not to mention the problems of having a clogged toilet and not being able to flush when you need to. That's not the kind of a problem you can just walk off and leave for later. The good news is: now you know someone you can call.

Residential Emergency Plumbing
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.
For reliable emergency plumbing services there’s only one place to call: the experts at Anthony's Plumbing! We’re available 24/7 to solve your emergency plumbing issues, so for a plumber you can trust, give us a call today: (909)-823-3807.

Sunday, April 19, 2020

For COVID-19 Which is Better: Bar Soap or Liquid Soap?

Anthony's Plumbing

April 19, 2020 - Sunday


With the COVID-19 health advisory that we need to wash our hands regularly, which is better: bar soap or liquid soap?

“Soap and water are better because, at the end, the water rinses away all the dead stuff,” Mayo Clinic neurologist Dr. Joseph Sirven said recently, pointing out that while sanitizers can destroy bacteria and viruses, those dead pathogens don’t go anywhere unless they’re rinsed away.

Dr. Mobeen Rathore, who also serves as chair of Baptist Health’s infection control committee said, “In fact, soap and water is the preferred mechanism for washing your hands and good hygiene, over even hand sanitizers.”

It’s not that the doctors disparage antibacterial liquid soaps and sanitizers, but the physicians seem to regard those recently elusive products as a ‘plan B’ compared to washing with bar soap and warm water.

To minimize the risk of getting sick and spreading illness, it might seem like you need the strongest antibacterial hand soap you can find–but that’s not actually the case. “You don’t need antibacterial or antiseptic soap to remove COVID-19 from your skin,” Dr. Andrew Pavia, Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the University of Utah, explains. “Regular soap is great. In my house we use plain old Palmolive and Dove bar soaps to wash our hands.”

“If soap and water are not available, then you can use hand sanitizers that have at least 60 percent alcohol,” Rathore said.

So, why then is bar soap in a relatively available supply?

“It seems to be a very psychological thing, I think for sure,” said Dr. Tiffany Wells at River City OB-GYN.

“I think that people have gotten used to that type of soap in the containers,” she said, hinting at habit and convenience, “but being at home, having a bar of soap would be perfectly effective, reasonable, and typically cheaper,” Dr. Wells said, tossing in yet another virtue. “Also, less use of plastic.”

Sirven agreed about the convenience factor of portable liquid soaps.

“You can stick one in your car, stick one in your office. That you can’t easily do with a bar of soap,” he said, but maintaining that convenience doesn’t equal effectiveness. “The truth is, soap and water is still the ultimate go-to.”

Sirven went on to explain that bar soaps protect against COVID-19 because of its composition – essentially a protein surrounded by a thin layer of fat.

“You need this fat compound – that’s what the soap is – to break down that virus,” he said. “And, believe me, it will not survive that.”

Wells elaborated on that point, clarifying that in and of themselves, the antibacterial properties of some soaps have little effect on viruses.

“Antibacterial would do nothing to produce anti-viral effects. They are very different things.”

She also continued about the irony that bar soap appears to be less popular, particularly at a time of public angst about health and hygiene.

“It’s available and it’s effective,” she said, “so there’s no reason that it shouldn’t be the same level as the liquid soaps.”

What if Dr. Rathore was given a hypothetical choice? “So, let’s say you’ve got Irish Spring bar soap, dish soap, antibacterial hand soap, some Dove body wash or good old hand sanitizer. If you had all of these in front of you and you needed to wash your hands for a routine hand wash, which one would you choose?” We thought for sure he’d opt for the antibacterial liquid soap or sanitizer. He was unmoved.

“I just use soap and water,” he maintained. “In fact, the antibacterial soaps cannot even claim that they are better than the regular soaps,” Rathore asserted.

But Rathore, Wells, and Sirven all offered the caveat that while type of soap isn’t a significant factor, the time and technique one uses when washing are.

“There’s a way of washing hands which is very important,” Rathore said.

“Taking the 20 seconds, washing all surfaces, drying appropriately,” Wells added.

“You have to make sure it goes and covers your whole hand,” Sirven echoed.

The Centers for Disease Control offers this online guide to proper handwashing: []

“You can use the other things also,” Rathore refrained, “but using your regular bar of soap is just perfectly fine. It’s not that complicated.”

The Importance of Water Flow
Of course, to wash your hands effectively, it involves having a running stream of warm water so you can wash away the soap and “dead stuff.” If your sink faucet doesn’t work, if your hot water heater doesn’t work or if the drain is clogged, washing your hands becomes a challenge. That is where we come in. For over twenty years Anthony's Plumbing has been coming to customer’s homes and businesses fixing all their plumbing related needs. 

If you need us, we are here 24/7 and ready to respond to your call. You can reach us anytime at 909-823-3807. In the mean-time, be safe, stay inside as much as possible and know that we are here for you if you need us.