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3 Benefits of the Best Water Softener System

The water that runs through the pipes of your home every day has a big impact on your daily life. Water is largely taken for granted, but from your morning shower to washing dishes after dinner, the quality of water you use makes a huge difference to your bank balance, free time, and most importantly, …

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Raw Water: How to Make Yourself Very Sick, Very Fast

You may have heard about the “raw water” or “real water” Silicon Valley craze. Sounds like something that should be so healthy for you, right? Well, don’t be fooled. The controversial new trend popular among by the rich and famous is not what it’s cracked up to be — it’s actually a health hazard rather …

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Is In-Floor Heating What You Need?

  These cold winter months may have you thinking about improving your home’s heating system. Whether it’s eliminating the shock of a cold bathroom floor as you step out of the shower, or lowering an outrageously high heating bill, installing radiant in-floor heating may be the ideal solution for you.   What is Radiant Floor …

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How to Avoid Fire Risks with Your Home’s Plumbing

At a critical, frightening time such as the recent California fires, powerful jets of water are a welcome sight. But what’s not so obvious is that just as a family survives a grim fire situation, water can often take its turn to generate further despair by pouring damage onto plumbing systems. And while a house …

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7 Ways to Save Time and Money on Your Remodel

Getting started on a home remodel can be overwhelming. Even though you’re excited about the upgrades and adding value to your home, you’re probably not looking forward to spending thousands of dollars and living in a construction site. To help ease the pain, we’ve compiled a list of seven ways to save both time and …

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What is the difference between hard and soft water?

What is the difference between hard and soft water? “Hard” water is water with a high mineral content. As water moves through rocks and substrates in the earth, it picks up minerals like calcium and magnesium. Left untreated, the residue from these minerals in the water can be seen or felt on skin, hair, clothing, …

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How to Prepare Your Plumbing for Winter

If you live in an area where the temperature gets even close to freezing, there are some important steps to take to protect your pipes heading into winter. Since water expands as it freezes, any ice in your plumbing can cause dangerous backups and cracks. Huge amounts of water could end up in your house, …

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The World's Most Efficient Water Softener!

It’s official! The Kinetico Premier Series® S650 XP is the world’s most efficient water softener. Others claim it—Kinetico has the data to prove it! Based on NSF/ANSI Standard 44 testing for efficiency—grains of hardness removed per pound of salt—the Kinetico Premier Series® S650 XP is the world’s most efficient water softener. The Premier Series® S650 …

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Why You Should Call Before You Dig

Whether you are planning a giant home improvement project or just planting one tree, any project that involves digging has the potential to be extremely dangerous. According to data collected by the Common Ground Alliance (CGA) from various industry groups, there are more than 20 million miles of underground utilities in the United States. Since …

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What to Do in a Plumbing Emergency

Emergencies happen at the most unexpected of times, and unfortunately, we are often unprepared for them. Not everyone is fully equipped with an emergency car kit in the trunk for when you get a flat tire. Not everyone remembers to refill the first-aid kit when you run out of Band-Aids. When you think ahead and …

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Why You Should Remodel Your Kitchen

Your kitchen may have perfectly suited your situation when you first moved in. High counters and bar stools were just great for snack time. But now that the kids are grown and gone—the island has been left deserted. Whether you want to mark a new life phase or you’ve realized the color palette choice is …

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How to Add Value to Your Kitchen on a Budget

There are many ways homeowners can improve the value of their home, but one of the most effective is a home remodel. Whether you are thinking about selling your home in the near future or simply want to improve your current living space, a kitchen remodel is the perfect way to bring more value to …

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Benefits of Remodeling Your Home

The Benefits of Remodeling Your Home

With a can-do attitude, your dream for a home that proudly reflects you and your unique vision can be brought to life. Read how thoughtful updates to your layout and fixtures can improve your mood and help you make a profit. Bright, Decluttered Space Imagine more calm and less congestion. For ultimate comfort and style, …

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Preventing & Diagnosing Septic Issues

Preventing and Diagnosing Septic Problems in Your Home

Nasty backups in your plumbing? A faulty septic tank can mean a lot of time and money, or even illness and infection. Take a look at these common septic system issues and what to do to prevent them.   1. Too Much Water Sewage odors and slow, gurgling drains might be signs that you’re overloading …

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What Can & Can't Go Down the Kitchen Drain?

Sinking Feeling: What can (and Can’t) Go Down the Drain?

The pipes in your house are like veins in your body—it’s critical that they don’t become blocked. The best way to prevent nasty clogs? Recognize the items that do not belong down the drain, and dispose of that waste somewhere else. Common Culprits Fats, oils, and grease: Fatty foods such as butter and grease congeal …

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Getting to the Root of Pipe Problems

You flush the toilet only for it to take forever to drain, and an alarming gurgling noise ensues Clearly something’s wrong, and you need to get to the bottom of it. The issue is likely the work of thirsty tree roots invading your sewer lines and drain pipes. Here’s how to branch out and keep …

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Dishwasher troubleshooting: how to fix your dishwasher

Dishwasher Troubleshooting: What’s Wrong with Your Dishwasher?

Dishwashers have great potential to improve our lives: if they work properly. They can make the daily task of cleaning our tableware more convenient and efficient. Even so, they can cause headaches when they stop working. Just like when your child runs a fever, often you can tell something is wrong by the symptoms, even …

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Expert Plumbing Services in Sacramento, CA

A Water Heater’s Life: When to Repair and Replace Your Water Heater

Water heater replacement is one of those unavoidable, unglamorous home maintenance steps that inevitably must be taken at the most inconvenient time. Maybe just when you have stretched your budget to buy your next house? Perhaps as another of your children begins college? Water heaters have a tough job to perform so here, we unpack …

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Learn how to prevent frozen pipes. Image: ice in a pipe.

Preventing And Repairing Frozen Pipes

You’ve probably noticed how cold it’s been at night lately! If the weather reports call for freezing temperatures, homeowners should take extra precautions to care of their plumbing. To avoid costly repairs and extra stress this time of year, you must learn how to prevent frozen pipes and how to thaw them if they do …

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Benefits of Kinetico Water Systems

The Many Benefits of Kinetico Water Systems

From showering to doing laundry and getting a drink, water keeps our homes running and take care of our family each day. It’s important to have the best water system, one that will offer many benefits to homeowners, and that is Kinetico Water Systems. Benefits of Kinetico Water Systems #1: It’s Non-Electric Kinetico Water Systems …

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Plumbing Services in Chico, CA

Water Heaters – What You Should Know

Let’s talk about water heaters. These unsung heroes of our homes work tirelessly round-the-clock to ensure that when we decide we want a hot bath, dishes washed, laundry done or to have the kids shower after soccer practice, we get exactly what we want… hot water! Hooray for the well-maintained water heaters that keep us …

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Fletcher’s Plumbing & Contracting, Inc. offers Fall Plumbing Tips

Fall Plumbing Tips

Fall is here and the change in temperature from the hot days of summer to the brisk air in the mornings reminds us to prepare for winter. Fletcher’s Plumbing & Contracting, Inc. has a few fall plumbing tips that can help you avoid plumbing emergencies in the months to come, saving you from costly repairs …

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Water Saving Tips for Around the House

We may no longer be in a drought, but being water wise and finding ways to save water and look out for leaks is not only good for the environment but good for your wallet. Check out our 7 water saving tips for around the house. These quick and easy items will help you save …

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Add Value to Your Home with a Bathroom or Kitchen Remodel

At Fletcher’s Plumbing & Contracting, Inc., we understand how important your bathroom and kitchen are to the function of your home. Your home is your biggest investment and a bathroom or kitchen remodel can add value and comfort to your property. Whether you’re planning to stay in your home and enjoy what a remodel adds …

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Plumbing Maintenance for Bug and Mosquito Control

Summer has arrived and the warmer weather means we’re using our sprinklers, pools and hot tubs, and refreshing our ponds. We love the water and so do bugs! It’s important to practice regular plumbing maintenance for bug and mosquito control around your home and property. Follow our simple tips for keeping your family and home …

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Detecting Common Household Leaks

  Leaking faucets, fixtures, or pipes are problems no homeowner wants to have to deal with. These little annoyances can cause big issues in your home and can be costly over time. Detecting common household leaks can be simple. We’ve outlined 6 of the areas to check periodically if you think you may have a …

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Tree Roots Causing Plumbing Problems? Use Fletcher’s Trenchless Technology

All year long, the root system of your trees and plants are working extra hard to find the moisture and nutrients they need to feed themselves. Underground, those tree roots wind, twist and grow, in and around things buried in your yard, until they find what they are looking for—water and nutrients! This can lead …

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Fletcher’s Plumbing & Contracting offers tips for septic tank maintenance

Septic Tank Maintenance: Show Your Plumbing Some Love

Your entire septic system works tirelessly to process the waste that comes from your home. Septic Tank maintenance is an important part of how to show your plumbing some love. We’re going to tell you some of the best ways to do just that. Septic Tank Maintenance 101: How it Works To truly love anything, …

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The Best Way to Unclog Your Drains

Knowing the best way to unclog your drains can save you time and money. But knowing how to prevent the clog in the first place is equally important. Even with the best maintenance effort, the time will come when you face a backed-up sink or tub that’s struggling to drain. We’ve put together a few …

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Plumbing Services in Chico, CA

Water Heaters – A Reference Guide

Fletcher’s Plumbing & Contracting, Inc. installs, replaces, and repairs all brands and makes of residential and commercial water heaters. We hold a certificate of completion from A.O. Smith and State water heaters for successful completion of their service training school in Ashland, Tennessee. When you need to replace your water heater, we understand that looking …

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Away for the Holidays? Here’s How to Keep Your Home (and Plumbing) Secure

Colder weather and the holidays might mean you’re planning to travel. Whether you’ll be going out of town to visit friends and loved ones or simply taking off in search of warmer weather and some relaxation, there are some things to do to ensure your arrival home won’t be met with unexpected issues. We’ve put …

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Winterize Your Pipes

How to Winterize Your Outdoor Pipes and Plumbing

The colder weather and the changing of the seasons means it’s time to think about keeping your outdoor plumbing and pipes safe from damage and freezing. Following a few steps now can save you from the headaches and the pressure on your wallet that can happen when first frost and freezing comes. Winterizing your outdoor …

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Sink Faucet Installation & Repair in Chico, CA

When and How to Change Your Water Filters: A Plumber’s Guide

Is the water you’re drinking and cooking with free from harmful chemicals, contaminants and sediment? Your water affects everything from what you eat and drink to laundry, dishwashing and hair skin care. Understanding the water in your home will make it easier to choose the right system for your individual needs. At Fletcher’s Plumbing & …

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Emergency Plumbing Repair in Northern CA

Home Repairs Made Easy with Fletcher’s and HomeServe USA

Fletcher’s Plumbing & Contracting Inc. is proud to be a HomeServe USAⓇ provider for your home repair needs. In this post, we’ll cover the benefits of using HomeServe USAⓇ and choosing Fletcher’s for home repairs! How We Help with Home Repairs HomeServe USA® is like roadside assistance for your home’s repair needs. For one low …

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Kitchen Plumbing Remodeling Services in Northern CA

Summertime Remodeling

If you’ve been dreaming of remodeling your bathroom or upgrading your kitchen, Summer is the perfect time to tackle these projects. Fletcher’s Plumbing and Contracting, Inc. is your remodeling expert. We can help you along every step of the way, from demolition to having the kitchen or bathroom of your dreams. Bathroom remodeling: If you …

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Fletcher's Plumbing & Contracting, Inc. Plumbing Tips for Summer

Plumbing Tips for Summer

Summer’s here and that means the average household will see a 20-50% increase in water usage. Yikes! Luckily, we’re here to help with these plumbing tips for Summer. While we can’t take away your extra loads of laundry from trips to the beach, pool or lake, we can offer you these tips to help decrease …

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Fletcher's Plumbing & Contracting, Inc. is a BBB Accredited Business

Fletcher’s Plumbing & Contracting, Inc.- A+ Rating with the BBB

At Fletcher’s Plumbing & Contracting, Inc, we’re always working to offer the very best service possible. Part of our commitment to excellence is becoming an accredited business with the Better Business Bureau. We are now not only accredited, but have been given an A+ rating with the BBB! Our dedication to A+ service for all …

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Golden Shovel Standard Certified Plumber in Chico, CA

Gold Shovel Standard Certification

Gold Shovel Standard Certification We’ve proudly made the commitment to safe digging practices in accordance with the California “One Call Law” and the Common Ground Alliance best practices for excavation. This has earned us a place on the list of PG&E Gold Shovel Certified Contractors. To become Gold Shovel Standard certified we have: committed to …

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Fletcher's Plumbing and Contracting Inc., and Kinetico Whole House Water Systme

Kinetico Whole House Water Treatment System-Good for the the Whole Home

    Whether you’re thinking about drinking enough water each day or how to conserve water usage in your home and yard, water is often on our minds. As an authorized independent Kinetico Water Systems dealer, Fletcher’s Plumbing and Contracting, Inc., wants to help you get the right water treatment system for your family. Kinetico …

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