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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 form Service Champions?

What’s Included in an AC Tune-Up form 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.
March 23, 2021
How does Rain Affect my AC?

How does Rain Affect my AC?

It’s vital for some homes to have an outdoor air conditioning unit and we’ve received questions about how rain affects a condenser. This is why we’re sharing the ways rain does, or doesn’t, affect your AC.
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
How Often Should I Change my HEPA Filter?

How Often Should I Change my HEPA Filter?

Since the process can be so daunting, we’re here to offer any help. If you’re wondering how often you need to change your HEPA filter, read on.
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.
March 1, 2021
Technicians Remove Palm Branch That Fell On Client’s Head

Technicians Remove Palm Branch That Fell On Client’s Head

Service Champions plumbing technicians Joe and Christian arrived at a Huntington Beach home to install a new toilet.
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 9, 2021
What is Really Included with a Furnace Tune-Up

What is Really Included with a Furnace Tune-Up

We’re going step-by-step through the tune-up process, explaining why our techs inspect a specific part and what's really included with a furnace tune-up.
February 5, 2021
The Different Types of Home Heating Systems

The Different Types of Home Heating Systems

With so many options, we often have homeowners struggling to decide on which home heating system is best for them. Therefore, we’ve put together this handy guide.
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.
February 3, 2021
Experiencing Allergies from Pet Dander? Here are Some Tips.

Experiencing Allergies from Pet Dander? Here are Some Tips.

Pet dander can have a negative impact on some allergy sufferers, read on to learn how to keep the coughing, sneezing, and itching at bay.
January 18, 2021
Not All Filters Are Created Equal. The HVAC Filter Hierarchy Explained

Not All Filters Are Created Equal. The HVAC Filter Hierarchy Explained

The amount of HVAC air filters on the market is downright overwhelming. They can run the gamut from the affordable—albeit ineffective—fiberglass filter, to HEPA—which are considered the Cadillacs of the HVAC air filter world. We understand how easy it is to get lost in a sea of reviews and recommendations. […]
January 13, 2021
Why Duct Tape Should Never be Used on Ducts

Why Duct Tape Should Never be Used on Ducts

Have you ever looked at that heavy roll of silver tape and thought, “I wonder if this stuff actually lives up to its name?” From wrapping cords to wart removal, duct tape can be used for so many things. Ironically, one of the things you can’t use duct tape for […]
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 13, 2021
Is Your Heater Making You Sick?

Is Your Heater Making You Sick?

We want your home to be the best place for you and everyone in your family. Unfortunately for some, their heater could be making them sick.
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.
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.
September 28, 2020
What is Trenchless Sewer Repair and How Will it Help Me?

What is Trenchless Sewer Repair and How Will it Help Me?

The average homeowner may not know what trenchless sewer repair is so we’re sharing what it is and how it can help homeowners in a stinky situation.
September 21, 2020
Tank or Tankless Water Heater – What’s the Difference?

Tank or Tankless Water Heater – What’s the Difference?

Today, we’re sharing the difference between a tank and tankless water heater so you’re able to make the best decision for you and your family.
August 27, 2020
When Should You Replace Your Garbage Disposal?

When Should You Replace Your Garbage Disposal?

We’re offering some advice, so you know how to best maintain your garbage disposal and signs its time to replace your garbage disposal.
August 12, 2020
How to Avoid an Emergency Plumber Visit

How to Avoid an Emergency Plumber Visit

Though clogged drains and overflowing toilets are a nightmare, there are simple ways you can avoid this all together If you want to avoid an emergency plumber visit, keep reading.
July 24, 2020
Which Whole House Water Filter is the Best?

Which Whole House Water Filter is the Best?

When it comes to which whole house water filter is the best, at Service Champions, we base that decision on a few factors.
June 12, 2020
Why Does My Tap Water Smell Bad?

Why Does My Tap Water Smell Bad?

There are more than a few reasons why your water may have a strange scent to it. We’re sharing the most common reasons why your tap water smells bad.