Leaky Water Heater?

Water heater emergencies are never fun, and they never happen when it’s convenient. However, if you have a leaking water heater, there are a few things you can do. Turn Off the Water When you notice your leaking water heater, turn off the water supply to it. Even if the problem turns out to be small, this is a great first step because it protects your home from potential water damage. Most water heaters have a dedicated shutoff valve. Look...
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Fixing a Clogged Drain When Drano isn’t Enough

Your drain is clogged, so you did what many homeowners do: you reached for the Drano. Most of the time, that will solve your problem. However, when Drano won’t go down the drain, you need to find another option to remove your stubborn clog. You can call the experienced plumbers at Scott English for drain cleaning in Orange County, or you can try a couple of other options first.  No matter what you try, remember that we are here for...
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Clogged Drains? Hydro-Jetting May Help

Do you have slow flowing drains or frequent back-ups? Hydro-jetting may be just what you need to help you with your issues and could save thousands in potential water damage should a back-up cause a flood within your home.  What Is Hydro Jetting? Some drain stoppages are easily cleared with a plunger or augur, but if your plumbing issues affect multiple fixtures or quickly return after they have been cleared, you may have drains with significant greasy build up, roots,...
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How to Maintain Your Septic and Sewer Systems

Whether you’re on a septic system or the city sewer line, there are things you can do to keep your waste disposal system working well. Scott English Plumbing was recently featured in an article on this topic, and we want to pass that information on to all of you, too! Inspect Each Month Take a few minutes each month to check the pipes under your cabinets and look around your water heater. You may find a leak before it causes...
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Plumbing Earthquake Safety

We all think about it, what we need to do to prepare for an earthquake, but do you know what you can do to help prevent problems with your plumbing and gas during an earthquake? Here are a few suggestions. Install An Automated Gas Shut Off ValveInstall an automated gas shut off valve. This valve automatically shuts the gas off to your home in the event there is an earthquake. It has an easy reset button to turn it back...
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