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July 12, 2021
How to Deep Clean a Bathroom

How to Deep Clean a Bathroom

Cleaning the bathroom doesn’t need to be a daunting task. For some homeowners, cleaning the bathroom is a breeze, for others, not so much. We all have our preferences for cleaning and organizing. Here is our favorite way to deep clean a bathroom. We’ve also included a handy checklist for […]
July 12, 2021
How to Clean a Garbage Disposal

How to Clean a Garbage Disposal

Cleaning your garbage disposal is a small task that makes a huge difference. One of the most effective ways it can make a difference is by getting rid of any lingering odors that might be wafting through your home. When your sink starts to have some stink lines coming from […]
July 12, 2021
Warning Signs of a Slab Leak

Warning Signs of a Slab Leak

If you’ve never heard the term slab leak, buckle up, it’s about to get rough. These leaks are one of the most challenging plumbing issues a homeowner can face. However, this plumbing problem only affects homes build on concrete slabs. For those not in the know, we’re explaining everything, including […]
July 12, 2021
How Does Radiant Barrier Work?

How Does Radiant Barrier Work?

We’re always looking for ways to make our homes as energy efficient as possible. A solution that sometimes goes overlooked is radiant barrier. This insulation method is pretty much tin foil. We can see your quizzical expression, and today we’re telling you how radiant barrier works. What is Radiant Heat? […]
July 1, 2021
Four Common Misunderstandings About How Your AC Works and How to Use It

Four Common Misunderstandings About How Your AC Works and How to Use It

Common Misunderstandings About How Your AC Works At Service Champions, our techs help so many homeowners they have a trained eye for detecting problems common to Southern California air conditioning systems. Far too often we see problems left unattended for so long they pose a greater threat later down the […]
June 15, 2021
How Does an Air Conditioner Work?

How Does an Air Conditioner Work?

The first modern air conditioner was introduced in 1902 by a young man named William Carrier. Back then, the air conditioner was used to offset humidity. Though the job has changed, the technicalities have stayed the same. For those wondering how does an air conditioner work, we’re explaining everything below. […]
June 15, 2021
How to Clean a Showerhead

How to Clean a Showerhead

Almost nothing feels better than a powerful stream of warm water during a shower. We all know that feeling and if you’re anything like us, you want to have that experience every time you step under the showerhead. We’ve written before about the problems caused by hard water. Unfortunately, without […]
June 15, 2021
Parts of an Air Conditioner

Parts of an Air Conditioner

It’s easy to take an air conditioner for granted during a Southern California summer. Even here, we’re guilty of doing it. While your HVC system may just look like a big box that goes on and off, the truth is it’s full of intricate parts that all play a role […]
June 2, 2021
How to Remove a Sink Stopper

How to Remove a Sink Stopper

There are certain things that seem a lot easier than they truly are. Removing the sink stopper in your bathroom is one of them. Yes, there are those lucky people who have the type of stopper that just pops out and pops back in, but for the rest of us, […]
June 1, 2021
How Does a Condensate Drain Pan Work?

How Does a Condensate Drain Pan Work?

The condensate drain pan is an important part of the entire central air system. This little tray protects your home from damage and protects the furnace from microbiological growth and failure. Perhaps most importantly, it protects your home from any type of water-related safety issues. Southern California homeowners who want […]
May 9, 2021
My Air Conditioner is Not Turning On

My Air Conditioner is Not Turning On

My Air Conditioner is Not Turning On There are number of problems that could contribute to why your air conditioner is not turning on. If you find any of the problems listed below with your central air, contact your local HVAC contractor for additional help. With warmer weather quickly approaching, […]
May 5, 2021
How Much BTU do I Need for an Air Conditioner?

How Much BTU do I Need for an Air Conditioner?

Some homes require lots of BTU, others don't. If you ever find yourself asking, “how much BTU do I need for an air conditioner,” we have some answers below.
May 5, 2021
What Temperature Should I Set My AC During the Summer?

What Temperature Should I Set My AC During the Summer?

It’s somewhat common knowledge that when the summer hits, utility bills can go way up. We blame increased AC use. While there are myths about how to lower your utility bills, we’re here to share the truth. There is an optimal thermostat setting for the summer months. And the temperature […]
May 5, 2021
How to Prevent Bugs from Coming Through the Air Conditioner

How to Prevent Bugs from Coming Through the Air Conditioner

Bugs are also looking to keep cool. We get questions from customers about how to prevent bugs from coming through the air conditioner.
May 5, 2021
How to Change a Showerhead

How to Change a Showerhead

Want to make a meaningful change to your bathroom without a lot of heavy lifting? Here are the step by step instructions for how to change a showerhead.
April 19, 2021
What do We Check During a Plumbing Safety Inspection?

What do We Check During a Plumbing Safety Inspection?

At Service Champions, we like to say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That’s why we started doing plumbing safety inspections. Below we outline everything we check during the 11-points of this safety inspection.
April 16, 2021
Why Do Plumbers Use a Camera to Inspect Pipes?

Why Do Plumbers Use a Camera to Inspect Pipes?

Before the development of sewer cameras, there were a lot of ripped up lawns. Without a camera, the only way a plumber could really know what was going on in your pipes was to dig through your yard and inspect the pipe that way. Now, we have plumbing camera inspections.
April 14, 2021
How to Prepare Your Home for Summer

How to Prepare Your Home for Summer

Southern California summers can do a number to your home and garden, here are some great ways to prepare your home for summer.
April 7, 2021
Signs it’s Time for an AC Tune-Up

Signs it’s Time for an AC Tune-Up

We’re feeling the first bits of warm, spring air which means one thing. Summer is right around the corner. We all know how bad a summer scorcher can feel. This is why we recommend staying one step ahead of the weather and scheduling an AC tune-up as soon as possible. […]
April 7, 2021
What’s Included in an AC Tune-Up from Service Champions?

What’s Included in an AC Tune-Up from Service Champions?

When you bring someone in your home to check your AC, you only expect the best, right? Your air conditioner is a complex system made up of two parts, the outdoor condenser and inside furnace. Believe it or not, your furnace does double duty all year. That’s why two inspections […]
March 23, 2021
Anatomy of a Furnace – What Are All the Parts of a Furnace?

Anatomy of a Furnace – What Are All the Parts of a Furnace?

What if you’re interested in the furnace itself? How it works and what the pieces do. That’s why we put together this handy guide to furnace anatomy.
July 12, 2021
How to Deep Clean a Bathroom

How to Deep Clean a Bathroom

Cleaning the bathroom doesn’t need to be a daunting task. For some homeowners, cleaning the bathroom is a breeze, for others, not so much. We all have our preferences for cleaning and organizing. Here is our favorite way to deep clean a bathroom. We’ve also included a handy checklist for […]
July 12, 2021
How to Clean a Garbage Disposal

How to Clean a Garbage Disposal

Cleaning your garbage disposal is a small task that makes a huge difference. One of the most effective ways it can make a difference is by getting rid of any lingering odors that might be wafting through your home. When your sink starts to have some stink lines coming from […]
July 12, 2021
Warning Signs of a Slab Leak

Warning Signs of a Slab Leak

If you’ve never heard the term slab leak, buckle up, it’s about to get rough. These leaks are one of the most challenging plumbing issues a homeowner can face. However, this plumbing problem only affects homes build on concrete slabs. For those not in the know, we’re explaining everything, including […]
June 15, 2021
How to Clean a Showerhead

How to Clean a Showerhead

Almost nothing feels better than a powerful stream of warm water during a shower. We all know that feeling and if you’re anything like us, you want to have that experience every time you step under the showerhead. We’ve written before about the problems caused by hard water. Unfortunately, without […]
June 2, 2021
How to Remove a Sink Stopper

How to Remove a Sink Stopper

There are certain things that seem a lot easier than they truly are. Removing the sink stopper in your bathroom is one of them. Yes, there are those lucky people who have the type of stopper that just pops out and pops back in, but for the rest of us, […]
May 5, 2021
How to Change a Showerhead

How to Change a Showerhead

Want to make a meaningful change to your bathroom without a lot of heavy lifting? Here are the step by step instructions for how to change a showerhead.
April 19, 2021
What do We Check During a Plumbing Safety Inspection?

What do We Check During a Plumbing Safety Inspection?

At Service Champions, we like to say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That’s why we started doing plumbing safety inspections. Below we outline everything we check during the 11-points of this safety inspection.
April 16, 2021
Why Do Plumbers Use a Camera to Inspect Pipes?

Why Do Plumbers Use a Camera to Inspect Pipes?

Before the development of sewer cameras, there were a lot of ripped up lawns. Without a camera, the only way a plumber could really know what was going on in your pipes was to dig through your yard and inspect the pipe that way. Now, we have plumbing camera inspections.
March 23, 2021
Can You Use Dish Soap in a Dishwasher?

Can You Use Dish Soap in a Dishwasher?

Have you ever looked at a bottle of dish soap and wondered if you could use it in place of detergent in your dishwasher? We're going to tell you why this is a bad idea.
March 23, 2021
Is There Something Wrong with my Tap Water?

Is There Something Wrong with my Tap Water?

Don’t worry about the quality and condition of your tap water, just keep an eye for any of these signs something is wrong with your tap water.
February 9, 2021
How to Clean Hair from a Shower Drain

How to Clean Hair from a Shower Drain

Hair clogs are one of the most common clogs all homeowners deal with. Here are our choice ways to clean hair from a shower drain.
February 4, 2021
Easy Ways to Conserve Water at Home

Easy Ways to Conserve Water at Home

Life in Southern California means being used to long, dry spells. that's why it’s important to look at small ways to conserve water at home.
January 13, 2021
What is PEX Piping?

What is PEX Piping?

There’s a newer plumbing material in town that giving traditional solutions a run for their money. It’s called cross-linked polyethylene piping, or PEX piping. Those rolls of blue, red, and gray plumbing that are rolled up like a hose is PEX piping. It’s flexible, strong, and can work well with […]
January 5, 2021
Best Way to Clean Your Kitchen Sink After the Holidays

Best Way to Clean Your Kitchen Sink After the Holidays

It’s easy to think that constant dishwashing and countertop wiping will keep your kitchen clean as can be, but unfortunately it takes a little more than that to clean your kitchen sink after the holidays.
December 4, 2020
Why Does My Home Smell Like Sewage When It Rains?

Why Does My Home Smell Like Sewage When It Rains?

If this is happening to you, don’t fret, there are things you can do and reasons your home smells like sewage when it rains.
November 25, 2020
It’s Not Just the Sink – Other Thanksgiving Plumbing Problems

It’s Not Just the Sink – Other Thanksgiving Plumbing Problems

We’ve written extensively about the care and keeping of your sink during the Thanksgiving holiday, but what about the rest of your plumbing? In this post, we’ll discuss other Thanksgiving plumbing problems and how to avoid them. Don’t Run the Dishwasher and Disposal at the Same Time When it comes […]
November 24, 2020
Avoid the Repairman by Preparing Your Home for Thanksgiving

Avoid the Repairman by Preparing Your Home for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays, and Black Friday isn’t just hectic for stores. It’s one of our plumbers’ busiest days of the year, some places even call it “brown Friday.” Between family, friends, food, and shopping; it’s a holiday that checks every box on the fun list. If […]
October 20, 2020
What’s That Noise? That’s Not a Ghost, It’s Your Plumbing

What’s That Noise? That’s Not a Ghost, It’s Your Plumbing

Strange sounds can make anyone feel unsettled. We’re here to put your mind at ease, it’s not a ghost, chances are it’s your plumbing.