Plumbing Articles

When Do I Need to Replace My Pipes?

May 17, 2024
Man mopping water from leaky pipe.

As a responsible homeowner, knowing the signs and signals that the pipes in your San Francisco, CA, home need replacing is essential.

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What to Do When Your Basement Floods

April 15, 2024

Your Palo Alto basement is flooded and filled with water. Now what? Leaks, floods, and plumbing problems can be stressful. Flow Masters Plumbing is here to remove those worries. We are ready to offer the home solutions you need here in California. No matter the issue, our professionals are here to assist with your plumbing,…

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5 Benefits of a Plumbing Maintenance Plan

March 15, 2024
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A professional plumbing preventative maintenance plan is a program intended to protect your California home’s plumbing and keep it in optimum condition for you.

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How to Prevent Frozen or Burst Pipes This Winter

February 12, 2024
Leaky Sink Pipe Leaking.

By taking a few simple prevention steps before winter arrives, you can drastically reduce the likelihood of frozen or burst water pipes.

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Unraveling the Mysteries of Hard Water

January 15, 2024
Unraveling the Mysteries of Hard Water. Glass of water and test or indicator of water hardness.

Flow Masters Plumbing, Inc can test your water, identify its acidity, hardness, and mineral content, and recommend the best way to treat it. We install water softeners, sediment filtration, and water filtration and purification systems, such as reverse osmosis systems, that improve water quality no matter if its source is a well or public supply.

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Prepping Your Plumbing for Winter

November 10, 2023
Prepping Your Plumbing for Winter. Row of residential houses in winter with snow.

Imagine this winter, sitting in your San Fransisco home by the fire, looking out the window at the falling snowflakes while sipping your hot cocoa with marshmallows. Life is good. It is good, that is, until you hear the loud rush of water somewhere in your California home. 

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What Causes Sewage Backup?

November 8, 2023
What Causes Sewage Backup? Hand holding a glass of water poured from the kitchen faucet.

A sewage backup in your Burlingame home can easily cause your day to take a turn for the worse!

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What Is a Plumbing Inspection?

October 31, 2023
What Is a Plumbing Inspection? Happy plumber working at a house and smiling while writing on a clipboard.

At Flow Masters Plumbing, we recommend an annual plumbing inspection for your Redwood City home. Many homeowners pass on the inspection not realizing its importance in your regular home maintenance.

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Do I Need a Plumbing Inspection?

October 15, 2023
Do I Need a Plumbing Inspection? Good looking young handyman looking at a broken sink and writing a work estimate.

Gurgle, gurgle. Hiss. If you immediately recognize these sounds from any plumbing in your California home, it could indicate you need a home plumbing inspection.

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5 Benefits of a Plumbing Maintenance Plan

September 15, 2023
5 Benefits of a Plumbing Maintenance Plan Are you looking to be proactive with your plumbing?

When it comes to your Redwood City home’s plumbing, you want to feel secure it will continue to work every day when you need it, without surprises. At Flow Masters Plumbing, we can help you make this a reality with our plumbing maintenance plan.

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Why Is My Garbage Disposal Humming?

August 30, 2023
Image of sink. Why Is My Garbage Disposal Humming?

Have you ever just cleared the dinner table after a nice meal inside your San Francisco home and went to turn your garbage disposal on, only to hear it making an unusual humming sound?

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6 Common Plumbing Mistakes to Avoid

August 8, 2023
Woman with plunger trying to remove clogged sinks. Abstract photo.

These tips may help you avoid making existing problems worse or even circumvent plumbing problems all together.

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5 Signs You Need Sump Pump Repair

July 17, 2023
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Recognizing problems with your sump pump allows you to address issues promptly. Our Flow Masters Plumbing professionals are ready to help with any of your plumbing needs.

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Why Get a Water Filtration System?

June 14, 2023
Image of mother and daughter brushing teeth. Why Get a Water Filtration System?

As a Redwood City homeowner, you invest thousands of dollars in your plumbing system. But how much money have you spent improving the quality of your drinking water?

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What Questions Should You Ask Before Hiring a Plumber?

June 2, 2023
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Indoor plumbing is one of those things we all take for granted—that is, until we lose that convenience due to a plumbing problem.

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How to Unclog a Drain

May 15, 2023
Image of person trying to unclog drain. How to Unclog a Drain.

It’s bound to happen to Los Altos homeowners sooner or later—a clogged drain. Although clogged drains are often a nuisance, they can many times be managed at home with inexpensive solutions.

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Plumbing Tips for Your Summer Rental

April 17, 2023
Plumbing Tips for Your Summer Rental. Portrait of family standing together on garden path.

Your Palo Alto summer rental could use a little TLC. Our team at Flow Masters Plumbing, Inc is here to help!

Flow Masters Plumbing, Inc has provided heating, air conditioning, and plumbing services to homes and businesses in Palo Alto, CA, and all the surrounding areas for many years. We’re a local business that specializes in quality craftsmanship and customer satisfaction.

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How Often Do I Need Plumbing Maintenance?

March 30, 2023
Image of a plumber performing maintenance. How Often Do I Need Plumbing Maintenance?

Want to keep your San Francisco home’s plumbing appliances operating smoothly and efficiently for years to come? Develop a maintenance schedule.

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What Problems Can a Leaky Faucet Cause?

March 15, 2023
Image of a leaky faucet. What Problems Can a Leaky Faucet Cause?

Water is dripping from your San Francisco home’s faucet—but how serious is the situation? Truthfully, even a little drip could lead to a big problem!

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What to Do If Your Main Line Drain Is Clogged

January 2, 2023
Metal plate showing tap symbol indicating access to main water supply.

Are you anxious after seeing water backing up in your San Francisco home? After all, who wouldn’t worry when they see water piling up in their home? The truth is this could be a sign of a serious problem—a clogged main line drain.

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5 Plumbing Problems Costing You Money

November 16, 2022
Two one hundred dollar bills being washed down a sink drain.

An ostrich hiding its head in the sand to avoid danger is actually a myth. But it is no myth many California homeowners will ignore plumbing problems, hoping they will just go away. 

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