DIY Household Plumbing and Appliance Maintenance tips for California Homeowners

DIY Household Plumbing and Appliance Maintenance tips for California Homeowners

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In the beautiful state of California, homeowners are often challenged with maintaining their plumbing and appliances. The region’s unique climate and water conditions may necessitate special care and maintenance. Here’s a comprehensive guide to DIY household plumbing and appliance maintenance, specifically tailored for Californian residences. 1. Understanding Water Hardness in California Water hardness can cause … Read more

Why are Santa Barbara Water Bills High?

Expensive water utility bill.

Santa Barbara water has some of the country’s most expensive. After connection fees, the city’s average water bill is around $120/month. Gary Fuller, the owner of Acme Detection, has seen monthly water bills hit over $200,000 in this time frame and he wants to help people avoid that. Gary, a lifelong Santa Barbara resident, formed … Read more

How Much Water Are We Really Using?

How Much Water Are We Really Using?

Historically, Montecito’s large lots and estate style homes have consumed the majority of the region’s water supply. This has made Montecitans one of the highest per capita water consumers in California. Despite having cut total water consumption in half between 2013 and 2017, the district’s residents continue to use over 200 gallons of water per … Read more

Santa Barbara Water Leak Report Summer 2019

Santa Barbara Water Leak Report Summer 2019

It’s another Santa Barbara Summer. The rains are long gone and many local water restrictions are still in place. Water should only be appearing in intentional spots. However, we’ve already seen quite a few preventable water leaks this season and we hope this list saves a few Santa Barbarans from unnecessary water damage this summer. … Read more

Top 10 causes of Santa Barbara Water Leaks

Top 10 causes of Santa Barbara Water Leaks

Here is Our TOP 10 List 2018 is just around the corner and Santa Barbara water leaks aren’t getting any cheaper. Recent speculation points to our taps providing some of the most expensive water in the state, if not the country. Every drop still counts and even a small water leak will cost you. Here are … Read more

Santa Barbara Irrigation Systems; Shut off Valves are Important!

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Santa Barbara Irrigation Leaks Irrigation leaks in your yard? No shut off valves? You’re not alone. These past few weeks we’ve been working to pinpoint several Santa Barbara irrigation leaks on estates throughout the county. From lavish mansions in Montecito to working farms in Summerland, they all have the same problem; Long irrigation lines with … Read more

Detecting Leaks in Isla Vista

Detecting Leaks in Isla Vista

Isla Vista: Leak Detection Central Sure there’s the sun, the fun student atmosphere, and of course the beautiful Santa Barbara county weather, but Isla Vista is one of the main reasons the Santa Barbara leak detection business is booming. Whether you’re looking to buy, rent, or simply work with Isla Vista real estate, there are a … Read more