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Posted on May 24, 2017 in Featured, LeaksComments Off
Sewer Line San Diego CA

If you’re based in San Diego, CA, and you need a video inspection for your sewer line to detect any type of leak or need leak detection services, make Black Mountain Plumbing your first call today. Whether you suspect gas or water leaking from the pipe system, we will diagnose the problem before suggesting the…

Posted on May 17, 2017 in Drain Cleaning, FeaturedComments Off
residential plumbing drain cleaning tips San Diego

  Save Money with These Drain Cleaning Tips Are you finding that your drains are constantly clogging? Are you tired of paying for someone to come out and fix the problem for you? If so, then there are a number of ways in which you can do drain cleaning on your own, so that you…

Posted on May 10, 2017 in Emergency Plumbing, Featured, Plumbing RepairsComments Off

Most homeowners never give thought to emergency plumbing services until one is needed. In an emergency, every minute counts, so you should ask these questions before hiring a plumber to avoid surprise fees and to protect yourself. Licensing Ask the plumber if he or she is licensed in your city or state. Not all cities…

Posted on May 3, 2017 in Commercial Plumbing San DiegoComments Off
plumbing pipe repair San Diego CA

Commercial plumbing services provided by plumbing companies are important to business and industry. A licensed commercial plumber comprehends that plumbing emergency situations can negatively Impact a company. Expert plumbing professionals will go to a commercial building quickly and determine and resolve the problem promptly and professionally. Commercial plumbers have the knowledge, tools, devices, and the expertise to…

Posted on April 28, 2017 in Featured, SewerComments Off
root intrusion causing sewer drain clog San Diego CA

How can plants affect my plumbing? The major issue with regard to plumbing is root infiltration of the sewer line. When pipes are laid underground, the soil around them has typically been dug out and loosely backfilled. It’s much easier to establish roots in loose soil than compacted, so trees will take advantage of such…

Posted on April 27, 2017 in Articles, PlumbingComments Off
Bathroom Plumbing San Diego CA

Your bathroom endures a lot of punishment. From overflowing sinks to constant toilet flushes, and from warm showers to long baths, bathroom plumbing required to maintain this important room is no small feat. Although ongoing upkeep and proper use can aid in giving a washroom longevity, there are six signs to be mindful of that…

Posted on April 25, 2017 in Featured, Water LeaksComments Off
pipe replacement San Diego CA

Four Ways to Tell if You Need Pipe Replacement While it is important to regularly keep an eye on your pipes, it’s even more critical to do so if you’re living in an older home. As a plumbing system ages, pipes will generally show indications of problems. If you don’t watch for pipe problems closely,…

Posted on April 20, 2017 in Articles, Water LeaksComments Off
plumbing repair San Diego CA

Common Leak Repairs Leak repairs eventually are required by anyone who owns a home. All things eventually show the results of wear and tear and that includes your roof and plumbing.  Getting ahead of the leaks by doing proper maintenance and checking each season for possible leaks in the places we have listed below. ROOF…

Posted on March 28, 2017 in Featured, Water LeaksComments Off
cleaning your shower head San Diego, CA

Tip One: Keep Your Showerhead Clean Keeping your showerhead clean and free of hard water deposits, mold, and even algae is a very important part of maintenance. While wiping the outside can help it stay shiny, you have to pay attention to its inner workings periodically. If you have hard water, you’ll notice that pressure…

Posted on March 21, 2017 in Featured, Water HeatersComments Off
Water Heater Temperature San Diego CA

When adjusting my hot Water Heater Temperature, what temperature should I set it to? Is the answer different if you have: concerns about diseases, a dishwasher, young children or elderly that can be easily burned, electric vs. gas heat, type of plumbing (e.g. PEX or Copper)? Also, is there a preferred technique to check the…

Posted on March 19, 2017 in Featured, Save WaterComments Off
Fix a Leak Week San Diego CA

Fix-A-Leak Week : Every Leak Counts Did you know that U.S. households waste over a trillion gallons of water per year?  That according to the Environmental Protection Agency, is enough water to meet the needs of Chicago, Miami and Los Angeles combined. EPA’s WaterSense program has declared March 20-26 2017 as “Fix A Leak Week.”to…

Posted on March 7, 2017 in Featured, RemodelingComments Off
bathroom remodeling San Diego CA

Here’s how to get the bathroom remodeling of your dreams without making your budget a nightmare. You dream about a bathroom remodeling that’s high on comfort and personal style, but you also want materials, fixtures, and amenities with lasting value. Wake up! You can have both. A midrange bathroom remodel is a solid investment, according…

Posted on February 16, 2017 in Featured, Water LeaksComments Off
Low Water Pressure San Diego CA

Low Water Pressure Solutions Low water pressure usually results when you’ve been forced to turn on two different plumbing fixtures at the same time, whether they are the outside garden hose, the kitchen/bathroom sink, the toilet, or even the shower. Although your water pressure may be sufficient when only one fixture is operational, you’ll definitely…

Posted on February 9, 2017 in Featured, Water Filtration Systems San DiegoComments Off
water filtration systems San Diego CA

Perhaps one of the healthiest things you can do for you and your family is to drink filtered water. Water filters remove more harmful contaminants than any other purification method, and they are uniquely designed to work with municipally treated water. Bottled water is also not a healthier or purer choice. The article below gives…

Posted on February 2, 2017 in Water LeaksComments Off

Green Plumbing Tips – Where to Start Investigate Your Water Supply: For starters, get your water tested by a pro. Different water filtration and purification systems target different water quality issues. So before you spend hundreds on going green plumbing tips, make sure you’re putting it in the right place. Install a Whole House Water…

Posted on January 24, 2017 in Plumbing Repairs, SewerComments Off
Sewer Line San Diego CA

One of the most typical local Plumbing problems we see with sewer lines are tree roots growing into them and busting the pipe. The plant’s roots are looking for water and a plumbing pipe buried underground is the perfect source. The flow of warm water inside sewage system water pipes creates vapor to leave to…

Posted on January 17, 2017 in Featured, Plumbing RepairsComments Off
Local Plumbing Expert San Diego

Pipe Problems Explained by Local Plumbing Experts Pipe repairs can be very expensive, leading to water damage, higher utility bills and costly repairs. Learning about common plumbing pipe repairs from local plumbing experts may help you prevent issues before they occur, or require emergency plumbing  repairs. Leaky Pipes Pipe leaks are serious business. Even the smallest…

Posted on January 10, 2017 in Featured, Water Heaters, Water Heaters San DiegoComments Off
Water Heater Installation tips

Water Heater Installation tips For Water Heater Installation tips call on the pros at Black Mountain Plumbing Inc.  Water heaters are a familiar appliance in most everyone’s home but few people really understand how they work.  Here is a great series of articles from HowStuffWorks.com that really do a great job of explain what you…

Posted on January 3, 2017 in Featured, Plumbing, ToiletsComments Off
Toilet Replacement San Diego CA,

One of the most vital and overlooked aspects of maintaining your home is your plumbing. Without notice, you can be without water or your hot water suddenly stops. If you ever experienced one of these gut-wrenching moments, you know what it feels like to be stranded and you understand the importance of hiring a skilled,…

Posted on December 27, 2016 in Featured, Plumbing RepairsComments Off
Sewer Line San Diego CA

The new year is almost upon us and as homeowners it is absolutely necessary that we do regular maintenance on our homes.  One area that is often neglected until costly plumbing repairs San Diego are needed is the plumbing system.  The 15 tips To Avoid Costly Plumbing Repairs listed below make an excellent checklist to make sure all is…

Posted on December 19, 2016 in Featured, Save WaterComments Off
reducing water pressure can save water San Diego CA

Water shortages are a major problem every year in California. Because of the limited rainfall each year in San Diego County, the possibility of a water shortage, which could some day result in mandatory water conservation, has always been a real threat.  In the past, businesses and residents have been asked to save water; now…

Posted on December 12, 2016 in Drain Maintenance, FeaturedComments Off
drain cleaning San Diego CA

If a clogged drain is something that you find difficult or intimidating, you are not the only one. Many people can’t address their very own plumbing system troubles, which means that plumbing professionals must be called out for drain cleaning. The best way to not call a plumber is to avoid these plumbing problems in the first place, continue reading…

Posted on December 5, 2016 in Featured, PlumbingComments Off
water heater maintenance tips San Diego CA

What You Should Know About Your Plumbing in San Diego Plumbing is something that many of us may take for granted. As long as it’s working, it can be easy to forget about. However, to avoid something going wrong, it’s a good idea to educate yourself on your home’s plumbing system. Below are six and a…

Posted on November 23, 2016 in Drain MaintenanceComments Off
garbage disposal installation San Diego CA

The holidays are here again and it is certainly a wonderful time of year to spend with friends and family.  As you prepare your meals and treats and enjoy all the festivities connected with the season keep in mind that you are taxing your home’s plumbing system more than ever.  The last thing you want…

Posted on November 20, 2016 in Water LeaksComments Off
Thanksgiving plumbing disaster San Diego CA

At Black Mountain Plumbing, we are about to have one of our busiest week’s of the year.  In fact, the thanksgiving plumbing disaster, weekend can be one of the busiest times of the year for emergency calls to plumbers nationwide. The preparation of a big holiday meal and it’s cleanup can lead to a lot of unwanted waste…

Posted on November 12, 2016 in Featured, RemodelingComments Off
Bathroom Remodels San Diego CA

Black Mountain Plumbing Remodel Bathrooms too! Have you seen the recently published lifestyle story that says having stainless steel kitchen appliances isn’t the trend it once was?  It appears we consumers now prefer different colors and finishes on our kitchen appliances. But remodeling the kitchen just to change colors and finishes on the appliances can…

Posted on November 4, 2016 in Featured, Water HeatersComments Off
water heater maintenance tips San Diego CA

San Diego Water Heater Maintenance Tips This is a great time of year to take a look at your water heater and make sure it is going to get you through the winter with no problems.  Here are some water heater maintenance tips to help you. Many property owners do not know exactly how crucial…

Posted on October 25, 2016 in FeaturedComments Off
phantom flushing San Diego CA

Every so often we get a call from someone who reports their toilet flushing when nobody has used it. What is actually happening is the toilet tank re-filling as the water drains out of the tank and the water level gets low enough to trip the fill valve and the tank refills. This is called “Ghost” or…

Posted on October 13, 2016 in Water HeatersComments Off

Be Prepared for Almost Any Water Heater Emergency One of the most frequent questions we receive from customers at Black Mountain Plumbing is “Exactly how do I shut off my water heater?” This is something EVERY SINGLE homeowner ought to know how to carry out in case of a water heater emergency. If your hot…

Posted on October 11, 2016 in Drain Maintenance, FeaturedComments Off
plumbing system maintenance San Diego CA

You probably don’t think much about your plumbing system, the network of water and sewer pipes inside your walls that deliver your hot and cold water — and eliminate your waste — on demand. But making sure that you give extra attention to your plumbing system in San Diego can prolong its life, prevent leaks,…

Posted on October 3, 2016 in Featured, Water Filtration Systems San DiegoComments Off

Many people concerned about the safety of their tap water turn to a water filtration system to improve water quality and taste. In San Diego, we also have very hard water, so may people choose filtration systems to reduce the hardness in their water. Does your water really need to be purified?     By Diana…

Posted on September 28, 2016 in Featured, Plumbing, Plumbing InspectionsComments Off
plumbing inspections San Diego CA

Here at Black Mountain Plumbing, we offer thorough plumbing inspection to all of our customers. With years of experience under our belt, there’s not much that we don’t know about when it comes to plumbing. Leak detection and water heater inspection are just a few of the services that we excel in as a company. We…

Posted on September 21, 2016 in Featured, Water HeatersComments Off
water heater San Diego CA

Water Heater Maintenance The Water Heater Maintenance is something most of us take for granted, until it suddenly stops working. As cold water imposes reality, we desperately dial a plumber or rush off to get a new water heater. All this might be avoided with some regular preventive maintenance. Water heater maintenance is easy to…

Posted on September 14, 2016 in Featured, Water Filtration Systems San DiegoComments Off
hard water San Diego CA

If you’re tired of dealing with hard water, there are many Water Softeners available. Invented in 1903, water softening technology didn’t move into widespread use until the 1920s. The original salt-based technology removed calcium and magnesium from water, eliminating the minerals that left white scale (limescale) on everything. Hard water requires more soap, is difficult…

Posted on September 8, 2016 in Featured, Plumbing Repairs San DiegoComments Off
plumbing pipe repair San Diego CA

Call Black Mountain for Plumbing Pipe Repair in San Diego County One of the most common water damage problems that homeowners face is burst or leaking pipes. Many different factors can cause your pipes to leak or rupture such as the age of them, misuse or if they freeze. Although prevention can be carried out,…

Posted on August 24, 2016 in Featured, Plumbing RepairsComments Off
emergency plumbing service San Diego CA

Most homeowners never give thought to an emergency plumbing service until one is needed In a emergency plumbing service, every minute counts, so you should ask these questions before hiring a plumber to avoid surprise fees and to protect yourself. Licensing Ask the plumber if he or she is licensed in your city or state.…

Posted on August 17, 2016 in Featured, Plumbing RepairsComments Off
residential plumbing San Diego CA

Residential Plumbing San Diego CA San Diego homeowners who experience residential plumbing problems usually experience these 5 areas of concern: obstructed drain pipes, clogged toilets, garbage disposal problems, leaky faucets, and pipe leaks. Discovering how to find and repair these issues is necessary for property owners. Your residential plumbing system will ultimately trigger problems for you.…

Posted on August 10, 2016 in Water LeaksComments Off
water leak San Diego CA

Do You Have a Water Leak? In most cases the water line running to your home is “metered” for accountability and billing purposes. A water leak on your line can be very costly. Yet, even a very small leak can be found through trying a few simple techniques and can save you from a nasty…

Posted on August 3, 2016 in Drain Cleaning, Featured, PlumbingComments Off
blocked drains San Diego CA

Blocked Drains Area Nuisance and a Health Threat Blocked drains are an occurrence that happens eventually to all households. You might have experienced being in the shower with the water level slowly forming a puddle or even swiftly rising, submerging your feet. While brushing your teeth, you may be shocked to find out that the sink…

Posted on July 28, 2016 in Featured, LeaksComments Off
water leaks San Diego CA

Water leaks are among the top 10 insurance claims. These leaks include: Frozen Pipe Burst & Ice Dams Drain Pipe Leaks Water Leaks, pipe breaks, burst pipes Toilet Overflows Tub Overflows Water Heater Leaks Leaky Appliances   Remember that even small water leaks can cause mold and other significant personal property damage. Hiring a professional to…

Posted on July 23, 2016 in Featured, Plumbing Repairs, SewerComments Off
Sewer Line San Diego CA

Sewer Line Repair Services offered by Black Mountain Plumbing At Black Mountain Plumbing, Inc. we do more than simply clearing your drains and pipes. We offer a number of different sewer line repair services including sewer line replacement, repair and cleaning. We can help you if you are facing any of the following problems: Cracked,…

Posted on July 16, 2016 in Water LeaksComments Off
water heater leak repair San Diego CA

Water heater leak repair is essential in the maintenance of your valuable appliances. Whether you are experiencing a leak or insufficient heating, a service professional can shut down, disassemble, examine, repair, replace, and get you on your way to hot water by the end of the day Water Heater Leak Repair – Finding the Leak…

Posted on July 9, 2016 in Plumbing, RemodelingComments Off
bathtub installation San Diego CA

The bathtub installation has become a dominant consideration when it comes to designing a bathroom. Before shopping for a bathtub, it’s critical to assess the individual bathing habits of your family. Don’t invest in a top-of-the-line whirlpool if showers are more the norm. A standard bathtub, augmented with shower accessories like a seat, multiple showerheads,…

Posted on June 28, 2016 in Featured, RemodelingComments Off
shower installation San Diego CA

Whatever your style there are many options available to you and your plumber or bathroom fitter can help you decide what is possible with your shower installation and present plumbing system. Your Plumber Can be a Big Help with a Shower Installation or Remodel Your plumber will be able to advise you on the water…

Posted on June 24, 2016 in Featured, Water Filtration Systems San DiegoComments Off
hard water San Diego CA

Health Benefits of Hard and Soft Water You would be forgiven for thinking that the water that comes out of your tap in its natural form is the same, regardless of soft water vs hard water where you are. However, this is not the case. There are types of water: hard and soft. but what’s right for…

Posted on June 20, 2016 in Drain Maintenance, FeaturedComments Off
drain maintenance San Diego CA

Having a slow running or clogged drain, surprisingly, is quite a common problem and often requires a professional drain service. When homeowners realize they have a blocked-up sink, toilet or bath, they often try to fix it themselves. They may use a plunger on it or a store bought chemical product, but doing this can…

Posted on June 12, 2016 in Featured, LeaksComments Off
leak detection San Diego CA

Leak Detection Tips – Finding and Repair Leaks This happens to thousands of people every month. You open up your water bill, and surprise – it has skyrocketed. Or maybe you hear water running, even when everything in your home has been turned off. These could be signs of a water leak somewhere on your…

Posted on May 18, 2016 in Featured, Tankless Water Heaters, Water HeatersComments Off
Noritz tankless water heaters San Diego CA

High Efficiency Noritz Tankless Water Heaters Noritz  tankless water heaters combine the high efficiency of condensing technology with the comfort and savings of hot-water recirculation. A circulating pump inside the water heater keeps hot water close to the outlet, minimizing the wait and, therefore, the waste of unused potable water down the drain. Saving water, in…

Posted on May 12, 2016 in Featured, PlumbingComments Off
pipe replacement San Diego CA

Replacing Pipes Is Necessary with All Plumbing Systems It is very essential to frequently check your pipes for any problem, most especially if you are living in a very old house. Your pipes will begin to show some signs of problem as your plumbing system ages. You can only see these indications if and only…

Posted on May 5, 2016 in Drain Maintenance, Featured, PlumbingComments Off

plumbing maintenance Spring is upon us! The verdant freshness tempts us to open our windows and doors, to no longer sequester ourselves in our winter dens; an inexplicable desire to bring that freshness indoors. Thus, our long-standing and ritualistic habit of “spring cleaning” begins. As you begin the yearly frenzy of dusting, mopping, and washing…

Posted on April 19, 2016 in Featured, Plumbing, RemodelingComments Off
master bathroom remodel San Diego CA

Tips for your master bathroom remodel – Transforming your bathroom into a peaceful retreat When it comes to a master bathroom remodel, the process of narrowing down the options is daunting. You can’t afford to do it all—no matter how much luxury you build into the space, there’s always “just one more thing” you could add.…

Posted on April 12, 2016 in Faucets, Plumbing RepairsComments Off
Faucet repair and installation San Diego CA

We see faucets everywhere but we seldom actually think about them until we are forced to replace one that has carried on past its useful life or we are remodeling a kitchen or bathroom. If your faucet is leaking, that may be a simple faucet repair that either you or a plumber can do. You…

Posted on April 5, 2016 in PlumbingComments Off
plumbng leaks San Diego CA

How can you prevent plumbing leaks in your home and avoid a major plumbing bill or water damage catastrophe?  One way to take preventive action is by reducing the stress on your hard working pipes and plumbing system.  Here are some great ways to do that from Houselogic.com By Joe Bousquin Long-term stress on pipes can…

Posted on March 28, 2016 in Featured, PlumbingComments Off
water lines San Diego CA

Are Your Water Lines and Sewer Lines Heading for Disaster? Homeowners protect their houses from floods and fires. Some take out warranties for appliances. Some even carry health insurance for their pets. But many do not protect themselves from costly water line and sewer line disruptions and in-home plumbing emergencies cue to water lines. This…

Posted on March 21, 2016 in Featured, Water HeatersComments Off
buying water heaters San Diego CA

A Guide for Buying Water Heaters Before you shell out hundreds of dollars for a storage-tank heater or thousands of dollars for a tankless or solar water heater, see whether your old water heater can be fixed. A corroded storage-tank model is history. But a leaky drain or pressure-relief valve or a burned-out heating element…

Posted on March 14, 2016 in Featured, Plumbing RepairsComments Off
garbage disposal installation San Diego CA

The garbage disposal unit is among the most utilized machines in the house. Due to heavy usage, it’s typical for problems to develop. Since most of us don’t have the time or the required capabilities to repair a garbage disposal on our own, it’s nice to know there are professionals that can help with garbage…

Posted on March 7, 2016 in Commercial Plumbing San Diego, FeaturedComments Off
commercial plumbing systems San Diego CA

How do commercial plumbing systems differ? The problems these two systems of plumbing, residential and commercial plumbing systems, are essentially very similar: damaged toilets, leaky faucets, and the like. However, there is a significant distinction between the two especially when it comes to the number of people served by these plumbing systems. The range of the…

Posted on February 23, 2016 in Articles, Featured, Plumbing Repairs San DiegoComments Off
pipe damage caused by tree roots San Diego CA

Believe it or not, your plumbing system could be in danger because of your landscaping. Major pipe damage can be caused by tree roots that travel long distances in order to find water, especially in the conditions of persistent drought. When the shrubs and trees get thirsty, they follow trail of moisture vapors coming out of holes,…

Posted on February 16, 2016 in Articles, Plumbing RepairsComments Off
plumbing repair San Diego CA

Plumbing Repair to Prevent Water Damage Can Save You Thousands $$$ Water damage to beautiful hardwood floors cost thousands of dollars to fix and in plumbing repair and can pose serious health risks by creating conditions where mold can easily grow. When it comes to owning a home or commercial property it is very easy to…

Posted on February 9, 2016 in Articles, Drain MaintenanceComments Off

Your valuable items can easily wash down a drain within seconds. Your beautiful engagement ring that you took off in order to do dishes, the wonderful earring that slipped down your bathroom sink, well you may think that such stuff that goes down the drain is lost forever. But with little luck and some handy…

Posted on February 8, 2016 in Articles, Featured, News, PlumbingComments Off
Angie's List Super Service Award to San Diego Plumbing Company

Angie’s List Super Service Award reflects Black Mountain Plumbing’s consistently high level of customer service Black Mountain Plumbing, Inc has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Plumbing Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2015. “We are blessed with an…

Posted on February 3, 2016 in Articles, Plumbing, Water HeatersComments Off
water heater repair San Diego CA

Sediment and foul odors in your hot water may be a sign of problems with the water heater. Fortunately, there are relatively simple solutions to many water heater repair problems. Water Heater Repair to Remove Sediment Flush the water-heater tank at least once a year to remove sediment buildup, help lengthen the life of your…

Posted on January 28, 2016 in Articles, Featured, PlumbingComments Off
increase water pressure San Diego CA

Do you know how to increase water pressure or change the waterpressure in your home? It often seems like a daunting chore. There are many causes of low water pressure, and many surprisingly simple remedies that you can perform yourself. Here are some steps to guide you as you learn how to increase water pressure.…

Posted on January 18, 2016 in Articles, Featured, PlumbingComments Off
water filtration systems San Diego CA

Whatever type of water filtration systems you’re thinking about, at some time you’ll need to choose: Do you want to treat all the water that enters the family or water made use of at choose areas? Types of Water Filtration Systems The first thing to master is the lingo. Whole-house water filtration systems are often…

Posted on January 12, 2016 in Articles, Featured, Leaks, PlumbingComments Off
toilet repair San Diego CA

Any house can and most likely will experience some very common plumbing  leaks.  Pipes and appliances wear out over time and we run through a tremendous amount of water in a year. There are ways to avoid these leaks or at least delay their appearance with these maintenance tips.  Here are some of the most…

Posted on January 3, 2016 in Articles, Featured, PlumbingComments Off
plumbing fixtures replacement San Diego CA

Over time, your plumbing fixtures may start to degrade and need replacement. Replacing old plumbing fixtures with new, modern, water-efficient ones is better for the environment and can save you money on your water bill. When considering upgrading various plumbing fixtures in your home, you should know which fixtures benefit most from replacement. Plumbing Fixtures…

Posted on December 31, 2015 in Articles, Featured, Plumbing RepairsComments Off
cleaning your shower head San Diego, CA

If you’ve noticed discolouration on your shower head (chalky white, green or brown) and it runs with very little power, then it probably means you’ve got a lot of calcium or limescale build up which means its time clean your shower head.While this offers no risk to your health, it does mean that you’re not…

Posted on December 30, 2015 in Articles, Featured, Plumbing, Tankless Water Heaters, Water HeatersComments Off
water heater San Diego CA

Factors to consider in choosing a water heater Fuel – Gas or electric Water Storage – Tank or tankless Function – Whole house or Point of Use Water Heater Fuel Types Most water heaters are fueled by gas or electricity. Refer to the table below to compare the differences between the two. Gas Requires a…

Posted on December 29, 2015 in Articles, Featured, PlumbingComments Off
Plumbing Contractors San Diego

At Black Mountain Plumbing we have both plumbers and plumbing contractors.  Our plumbers handle plumbing repairs and install some plumbing appliances like a water heater or water filtration system.  Our plumbing contractors handle larger jobs pipe replacement and slab leaks.  They also do a lot of bathroom and kitchen remodeling. Plumbers and plumbing contractors are…

Posted on December 18, 2015 in Articles, Drain Maintenance, Featured, Residential Plumbing San DiegoComments Off
garbage disposal tips San Diego CA

Just about every home in the nation has a garbage disposal of some sort. Here are some basic tips on garbage disposals that you can do. Find out the fundamentals of waste disposal unit repair work and keep that money in your pocket where it belongs. How to Use a Garbage Disposal This might seem…

Posted on November 30, 2015 in Plumbing Repairs San DiegoComments Off

What You’ll Need for changing Water pressure: Screwdriver Wrench Pressure Gauge If you discover a problem with the water pressure in your house, it might indicate that you have to make a couple of changes to the water pressure regulator. Most houses do not have an actual pressure regulator set up, however if you have…

Posted on November 29, 2015 in Articles, Featured, Green Plumbing, PlumbingComments Off
plumbing upgrade San Diego CA

When it concerns your plumbing, you might be inclined to follow the old saying “leave well enough alone”, but there are things that you may want to consider. Technology has in fact come a long way when it comes to such things as your pipes, your drain system, and your water heating. Even if you’re…

Posted on November 22, 2015 in Featured, PlumbingComments Off
professional plumbers San Diego, CA

Getting plumbing help for a household Plumbing Installation job may seem like a waste of money. But there are some plumbing installation projects in which it actually makes economic sense to hire a professional. If you end up over your head handling a plumbing project, the potential for damage could make the job more expensive…

Posted on November 19, 2015 in Featured, Plumbing, Water HeatersComments Off
water heater San Diego CA

Is your water heater wasting energy?  Did you know that water heaters are the third largest energy expense in your home, next to air conditioners and central heating systems. What sets water heating apart is the fact that it’s a constant expense all year round, accounting for up to 25% of your monthly utility bill.…

Posted on October 20, 2015 in Articles, Featured, Plumbing InspectionsComments Off
plumbing inspections San Diego CA

Video and Camera Plumbing Inspections The plumbing inspections of sewer systems and pipes is very important. It can be best done using digital inspection camera by attaching it with push snake rod in order to give user with push camera inserted down the pipes. It also enables the inspection of inside of the pipes which…

Posted on October 12, 2015 in Articles, Featured, Leaks, PlumbingComments Off
icensed plumber California

Diagnosing a broken sewer pipe deep under the earth used to be a complicated, painstaking process. As anyone who has ever been faced with this type of plumbing emergency can tell you, it is not pretty. You will be faced with a foul-smelling odor from your drain line and perhaps even the disgusting sight of…

Posted on October 8, 2015 in Plumbing, Plumbing Repairs, Sewer, ToiletsComments Off
disposable wipes and plumbing problems San Diego CA

Disposable Wipes May be One of the Worst Things You Can Flush Down a Toilet Are disposable wipes bad for plumbing? You might as well ask do fish swim. Although the subject of flushable toilet wipes is not likely to become the topic of discussion on the news channel anytime soon, for the people that…

Posted on October 5, 2015 in Articles, Gas Leaks, LeaksComments Off

A very dangerous situation which any homeowner could face is a gas leak. Very serious threats can be posed by a gas leak to your home as well as to your health. It is important that in event of gas leak you immediately leave the home and seek professional help. We offer you skilled San…

Posted on September 23, 2015 in Featured, PlumbingComments Off
recycle water San Diego CA

Californians could be saving up to 50,000 gallons of water—and about $400—a year if they recycle water in their household. If you live in a drought-stricken state (the hardest hit has been California, but Nevada and Oregon are feeling pretty dry these days, too), you’ve probably seen your water bills skyrocketing in response to the shortage. Here’s a…

Posted on September 16, 2015 in Leaks, Plumbing RepairsComments Off
plumbing leaks San Diego CA

Plumbing leaks can be prevented with a few simple measures. Following the tips listed below can help you prevent most of the leaks we are called on at Black Mountain Plumbing to come out and repair. Plus learn what to do when leaks do occur. Smart Tips to Prevent Plumbing Leaks   Plumbing leaks and the…

Posted on September 9, 2015 in Articles, Featured, Water HeatersComments Off
pilot light

If You Have a Gas Water Heater, It Is Important to Know Your Pilot Light If you woke up to a cold shower, there’s a good chance the pilot light on your water heater has gone out. Learn how to turn it back on and you’ll be known around your house as the keeper of…

Posted on September 3, 2015 in Articles, Water HeatersComments Off
water heater installation

A water heater not working correctly and possibly requiring repair, or replacement is something no one wants to have happen, particularly when it runs out on you in the shower. That is not the only irritation, however, as we need hot water for cooking, cleaning and cleaning clothes too. So to get your household pleased…

Posted on August 23, 2015 in Articles, Featured, PlumbingComments Off

Our plumbers have seen everything you can possibly think of that can go wrong with a plumbing system. Out of the different types of plumbing problems they encounter, there are some that come up more frequently than others. Today, we’re going to help you avoid those plumbing issues by addressing the most common residential plumbing mistakes. Common…

Posted on August 16, 2015 in Articles, SewerComments Off
tree roots and sewer line repair San Diego CA

We understand that sewer line repair happens all the time due to gradual wear and tear. We also know that accidents can happen. At Black Mountain Plumbing, we help you with all of your sewer, drain, and plumbing needs. We service in lateral pipe lining as well as trench replacement. We know that when a sewer line…

Posted on August 13, 2015 in Articles, Water HeatersComments Off

Wanting to replace your water heater? Or install a brand-new one? Considering replacing and installing a water heater yourself? Hire a Plumber to Replace Your Water Heater Here are some reasons that you need to hire a plumber to replace your water heater: Regional codes and regulations might not allow self-installation. Regulations governing water heater…

Posted on July 31, 2015 in Articles, Featured, Tankless Water Heaters, Water HeatersComments Off
San Diego Tankless Water heaters

Is the Tankless Water Heater the Future of Water Heating? Many experts believe that a tankless water heater will be the future of water heating.  The technology behind the product is expected to improve and new home construction should quickly adapt to the added electrical requirements. A tankless water heaters revolutionizes the way you use hot water. It produces more…

Posted on July 28, 2015 in Drain Maintenance, FeaturedComments Off
drain maintenance San Diego CA

Follow These Tips for Drain Maintenance and Clog Prevention Having to call your plumber every time a drain in your home gets clogged can become time consuming, frustrating, not to mention very expensive. Your drains may work right now, but clogs can happen at any time. Though plumbing codes, normal drain maintenance, and good drain pipe…

Posted on July 21, 2015 in Leaks, Slab LeaksComments Off

Find the Source of the Slab Leak The first step in solving a slab leak problem is locating the source of the slab leak. This requires slab leak detection. A plumbing professional must first identify and locate plumbing leaks. Slab Leak Detection is a very important part of the process. If done properly it may mean…

Posted on July 16, 2015 in Articles, Plumbing, Tankless Water HeatersComments Off
plumbing systems San Diego CA

Everyone is looking to save water these days (at least we hope they are) and using advanced plumbing technology can save the average family of four more than 30,000 gallons of water annually with the right plumbing systems. Advanced Plumbing Systems By: Stacy Hunt,   HGTV.com According to the EPA, the average family of four uses…

Posted on June 26, 2015 in Articles, Drain Maintenance, Plumbing Repairs San DiegoComments Off
plumber San Diego CA

Don’t Wait til You Have a Crises to Call a Plumber   By Jamie Wiebe for Realtor.com Plumbers do the dirtiest of work, but somehow the profession has garnered a reputation for rip-offs. But where would you be without your plumber? Where would your bathroom be? (Shudder.) And let’s be honest. We don’t schedule plumbing appointments months in advance.…

Posted on June 19, 2015 in Articles, Plumbing Repairs, SewerComments Off
root intrusion causing sewer drain clog San Diego CA

A Sewer Drain Clog Is a Plumbing Emergency By Aaron Stickley Plumbing Expert About.com A sewer drain clog is a very serious problem that can be considered a plumbing emergency. Since the water has no place to go it will all come back up into the household plumbing in one way or another. When you…

Posted on June 14, 2015 in Articles, Tankless Water Heaters, Water HeatersComments Off
tankless water heaters San Diego, CA

Save Energy with Tankless Water Heaters   Who hasn’t experienced the aggravation of losing hot water halfway through a shower? Possibly the in-laws remain in town and making use of all of your hot water or maybe you simply have a conventional water heater that will soon wear out. Whatever the case,  tankless water heaters could…

Posted on June 11, 2015 in Articles, Plumbing RepairsComments Off
toilet repair San Diego CA

Your toilet is probably the most often used appliance in your home. When it is not working effectively, it can put a real damper on your day. That is why you need to respond the signs of a faulty toilet early. The sooner you recognize the problem, the quicker you can contact a plumber for…

Posted on May 30, 2015 in Articles, Featured, Leaks, Plumbing RepairsComments Off
Plumbing Contractors San Diego

Most water leaks are pretty straight forward and easy enough to identify.You see a spout of water flowing from your kitchen sink, a ton water collapsing from your bath tub or perhaps a trickle shedding from your attic. They all are quite normal drip signs and symptoms, but how about when  water is leaking through partitions…

Posted on May 28, 2015 in Articles, Water HeatersComments Off
Hot Water San Diego CA

It may be summer, but we know that doesn’t mean you want to take an ice-bath or wash dishes in frozen water. Summer is just as important a time as any for hot water: it kills germs, disinfects, and gets you and your home as clean as possible. So, if you are in hot water…

Posted on May 26, 2015 in Drain Cleaning, Drain Maintenance, Featured, Plumbing RepairsComments Off
drain cleaning an Diego CA

By John Musella – Angie’s List The abundance of unscrupulous entrepreneurs in the sewer and drain cleaning business has led to an all time low in this industry. Here are five ways to help avoid becoming the victim to a scam or unnecessary service for your sewer or drain: 1. Know how to spot the…

Posted on May 25, 2015 in Featured, LeaksComments Off
leaky faucet San Diego CA

Leaks do not repair themselves. Black Mountain Plumbing has been repairing plumbing leaks in houses throughout San Diego County because 1993. We can identify all types of faucet leaks and fix them. Major Reasons for a Leaky Faucet Malfunctioning O-ring – A faulty O-ring may be the most common factor for a faucet leak. The…

Posted on April 28, 2015 in Articles, PlumbingComments Off
drain snaking, drain service San Diego CA

Clogged drains are a hazardous and frustrating problem in a lot of homes. The drains in the kitchen sink may become clogged when grease build-up traps food particles. Hair and soap are usually the main culprits behind clogging in bathroom drains. There are even unpleasant situations when the toilet is clogged due to items that…

Posted on April 22, 2015 in Articles, Gas Leaks, LeaksComments Off
gas leak detection

A gas leak refers to a leak usually from the pipe or any other containment into the area(s) where the gas should not be found. Regardless of the amount or the intensity of the leak, a gas leak is always dangerous. It may explode any moment, particularly when the gas is exposed to a spark…

Posted on April 19, 2015 in Featured, Water HeatersComments Off
water heater installation San Diego CA

 New Water Heaters Are Larger and More Pricey New water heating system performance regulations might cost you big dollars if you’re considering purchasing a brand-new water heating system. That implies homeowners face a decision on whether to obtain a brand-new water heater or transform their old one. If your water heating system is over 10…

Posted on April 12, 2015 in Articles, Water HeatersComments Off

Why We Prefer Bradford White Water Heaters   At Black Mountain Plumbing, Inc we can install pretty much any kind of water heater, but if you ask us what brand name we prefer and what we sell the most of, it’s Bradford-White. They are built to last and are very sturdy water heaters. Bradford-White have…

Posted on April 7, 2015 in Articles, PlumbingComments Off
plumbing pipes San Diego

  Knowing the types of plumbing pipes in your home lets you take steps to prevent leaks, flooding, and potential health hazards. Nothing lasts forever, and that includes the plumbing pipes in your home. Fortunately, the majority of pipe materials perform well for decades. However, when that lifespan is reached, pipes may start to leak.…

Posted on April 5, 2015 in Articles, FeaturedComments Off
garbage disposal installation and repair

Your garbage disposal may be one of the most misused devices in any house. Few people seem to know that their garbage disposal unit is only designed to manage light  food residue that is rinsed from plates and cooking utensils before they enter into the dishwasher. When people try and run Large amounts of food…

Posted on March 29, 2015 in Articles, Featured, NewsComments Off
Angie's List Super Service AWard

Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service Black Mountain Plumbing, Inc. has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the consumer review service in 2014. “This is our 10th consecutive year to receive a Super Service Award for plumbing and…

Posted on March 28, 2015 in Articles, Featured, PlumbingComments Off
icensed plumber California

So you need a plumbing contractor? The project appears pretty straightforward, possibly a dripping tap or even a blocked drain anybody with basic plumbing system capabilities should have the capacity in order to get the work accomplished right? Why pay higher to obtain a licensed San Diego plumber? Many easy plumbing related repair programs can be…

Posted on March 27, 2015 in Articles, FeaturedComments Off
hot water recirculation systems San Diego, CA

Get Hot Water Instantly for Your Bath or Shower A Hot Water Recirculation System can provide convenience and increase savings to your home in San Diego, giving you hot water instantly whenever you need it. This water recirculation system connects easily to existing plumbing and keeps the water in the water supply line hot. By not having to heat several gallons…

Posted on January 6, 2015 in Articles, Green Plumbing, Plumbing, Residential Plumbing San DiegoComments Off
green plumbing San Diego

We encourage the conservation of water and resources and the use of green plumbing.  The article below has some good ideas for how to make your plumbing green. by Steve Graham through Networx.com Green Plumbing look for plumbing pipes, fixtures that are sustainably produced, and designed to save energy and water   Even if you have a…

Posted on August 19, 2014 in Residential Plumbing San DiegoComments Off
cleaning toilet

Should You Clean a Toilet with Real Hot Water? Overly hot water may cause your toilet bowl to crack. Warm water is just fine. Use a brush for scrubbing power and to avoid accidentally flushing your cleaning cloth. For a green toilet cleaner, try a 1:4 mix of baking soda and vinegar.  Did you know Residential…

Posted on August 13, 2014 in Featured, Residential Plumbing San DiegoComments Off
bathroom plumbing tips

Important Bathroom Plumbing Tips That Will Save You From a Few Headaches A good residence should have a high quality plumbing system. There could be times, however, when your plumbing system needs work and you can’t pay to call an expert, or you do not have time to wait at home for one. Read on…

Posted on August 12, 2014 in Featured, Residential Plumbing San Diego, Water Filtration Systems San DiegoComments Off
water filtration systems San Diego CA

In some communities, urban water supply is not as safe as it should be. Drinking water can be loaded with contaminants, or have unsafe levels of certain chemicals, such as fluorine, lead or chlorine. Is San Diego’s drinking water safe? The drinking water provided by the City of San Diego is safe and meets all federal and…

Posted on February 6, 2014 in Featured, Plumbing, Plumbing RepairsComments Off
leaky faucet repair San Diego

All homeowners will, at one time or another, encounter a plumbing problem. This can be very bothersome and disruptive. Knowing the most common plumbing problems in San Diego that homeowners are likely to face and knowing what to do when they arise, can be the difference between a small problem and a disaster. Leaky faucets…

Posted on February 6, 2014 in Featured, Water HeatersComments Off
water heater replacement San Diego CA

Replacing an older water heater with a newer model provides substantial energy and financial savings. Regardless if you are exchanging a broken hot water heater or even replacing to help lower energy costs , you will see a number of parameters to take into account so that you will get the most cost-efficient device for your residence.…

Posted on February 6, 2014 in Tankless Water Heaters, Water HeatersComments Off
San Diego Tankless Water heaters

Water heaters have come a long way.  New tankless models come with a digital readout to tell you whether you have scale buildup within the unit, what your flow rate is, temperature and more.  Noritz America offers some of the finest state-of-the-art water heaters around.  Here is a story of three new models released just…