Frequently Asked Questions
About Pipeline Plumbing
What is your service area?
Pipeline Plumbing & Drain Specialists is a family owned and operated business located in Winchester, CA. We proudly offer professional, high-quality residential and commercial plumbing services throughout Winchester, Menifee, Murrieta, Temecula, Wildomar, Lake Elsinore, and the surrounding areas of Riverside County.
What are your hours of operation?
We are open Monday – Saturday, 7AM – 7PM. (Excluding major US holidays)
Do you offer free quotes?
Are you licensed, insured, and bonded?
Yes! Pipeline Plumbing & Drain Specialists is licensed, insured, and bonded plumbing company.
Do you price by the hour, or by the job?
Our competitive prices are based on the job. Whether a job takes 20 minutes, or 2+ hours, we dedicate our time to making sure the job is completed correctly.
Do you offer a warranty on your work?
Yes! We offer a complimentary labor warranty on all of our work. Please call our office at (951) 289-5514 to learn more.
Do you have any current specials?
Yes! Pipeline Plumbing & Drain Specialists has active specials all year. We welcome you to visit our Specials page to learn what’s available today.
How do I know if I have a clogged drain?
What causes a drain to clog?
Clogs in household drains such as in the kitchen sink can be caused by the disposal of fat, oil, grease or food particles such as eggshells and fruit being poured or thrown into the garbage disposal. Bathroom sinks and tubs can also become clogged due to the build-up of hair, soap scum and toothpaste. In addition, bathroom toilets often become clogged from the build-up of toilet paper, flushable wipes, paper towels and feminine hygiene products. To prevent a clog, we strongly recommend residents to dispose of waste materials in alternative receptacles.
What are some of the dangers of attempting to clear my drain using store bought drain cleaning solutions?
Store bought drain cleaning solutions are not the cure-all concoction that they advertise themselves to be. In fact, these harmful chemicals may do more damage to the drain then good. Using store bought chemicals to clear a drain is a temporary fix that will ultimately be hazardous to the health and longevity of your residential plumbing system. Store bought chemical solutions can cause permanent damage to your drains, lead to additional clogs in the future, and eventually result to more costly plumbing repairs.
When do you know it's time to call a professional?
We recommend you call a plumbing professional when you encounter problems such as receiving an unusually high water bill when water use remained steady, you’re experiencing low water pressure throughout your home, your pipes begin to emit the smell of sewage or if your drain simply will not drain. Problems such as these could indicate leaks, blockages or cracked or broken pipes. Call Pipeline Plumbing & Drain Specialists today to discuss all your plumbing problems or emergencies! We’ll be happy to help diagnose the problem and find a solution that best fits your time, and budget.
How can I prevent my drains from getting clogged in the future?
There are a few simple measures that can be taken to help prevent your drains from getting clogged in the future. These include 1) using drain covers and drain screens to help stop hair, soap scum and foreign objects from falling into the drain, 2) pouring fat, oil, and grease into empty containers rather than pouring it into your garbage disposal, and 3) scheduling regular drain cleaning maintenance services from the professionals at Pipeline Plumbing & Drain Specialists. Give our team a call today to help clear your drain and prevent future clogs.
Gas Line Problems
What are the warning signs that a gas line needs repair?
What do you do if you have a gas leak in your home?
What are some of the dangers of attempting to fix your own gas line?
What are 3 gas piping problems that require repair?
- Gas leaks within your home – Gas leaks are extremely harmful as it can lead to gas poisoning or a gas leak explosion.
- Blockages in your gas line – Gas line blockages are caused by damage to the piping which results in the buildup of gunk at the access point. If the piping is obstructed, appliances such as your stovetop or water heater will not function properly.
- Obstructed valves – Obstructed gas line valves can result in leaks or blockages that will require professional repair.
How can I prevent a gas leak in the future?
What types of fixtures can Pipeline Plumbers install?
Our 5-star rated technicians are professionally trained to install plumbing fixtures throughout your entire home. From a kitchen sink to a garbage disposal, no job is too big or too small for our team at Pipeline Plumbing. Give us a call today to discuss your fixture installation needs!
Plumbing Fixture Issues
What are the the main causes of plumbing fixture issues?
There are multiple reasons why your plumbing may experience issues. This includes, but is not limited to: 1) The age of the fixture, 2) Normal wear and tear, and 3) Blockages in your waterline caused by sediment buildup or an obstruction from a foreign object. Give our 5-star rated plumbing technicians a call today to help locate the root cause of plumbing problem and solve your residential fixture issues.
When to repair vs replace a plumbing fixture?
To help determine if you should repair or replace your plumbing fixture, we recommend you ask yourself the following questions:
- Is the broken fixture made from outdated materials? — Outdated fixtures can often prove hazardous to the health of you and your family. For example, pipes installed in 1980’s and earlier may contain lead and will therefore be better replaced.
- How often do you have a problem with this fixture? — Repairing a fixture will not benefit you or your pocketbook if the fixture will need to be repaired again in a couple of months. In this case, installing new and dependable fixtures would be strongly recommended.
- How much longer will this fixture last? — Understanding the age of the fixture will give you a better sense on the issues you might be dealing with.
- What is the total cost of repair vs. replacement?
Give us a call today to speak with one of our advisors. We will be glad to help walk you through your options and find the best solution for your timeframe and budget.
How does water filtration work?
Water filtration works by running water through activated charcoal or a porous material to remove unwanted minerals, chemicals and biological agents. This process results in clean and fresh water that tastes good and doesn’t contain any harmful chemicals and unwanted minerals.
How long will a whole-house water filtration system last?
Depending on the brand and water capacity, a whole-house water filtration system will need to be replaced between 3-10 years. In addition, filter within the system will need to be replaced periodically. Call Pipeline Plumbing & Drain Specialists to learn more about the different whole-house water filtration systems we have available.
What are the benefits of a residential water filtration system?
What's the difference between hard water and soft water?
Why do I have cloudy tap water?
What is the water quality score in my neighborhood?
Depending on where your home is located, the quality of your water and levels of unwanted contaminants may vary. Enter your zip code into EWG’s Tap Water Database to discover your city’s drinking water quality report. The sooner you know what’s in your family’s drinking water, the quicker you can start filtering out harmful contaminants with our whole-house water purifiers.
Why do I keep running out of hot water?
A simple reason that you may be running out of hot water is due to a greater household demand for hot water than your current water heater is designed to handle. Once the hot water reservoir is utilized, it could take tank water heaters a long time to refill and reheat. On the other hand, tankless water heaters can provide nearly unlimited hot water when configured correctly. Contact our team at Pipeline Plumbing & Drain Specialists today discuss which water heater is right for you!
Why does the water take so long to heat up?
What are the benefits of a tankless water heater?
Benefits of a tankless water heater include, but are not limited to:
- Reduced energy consumption and utility costs
- Smaller size for flexible installation in more locations (including outside)
- No tank to leak or cause flooding
- Up to twice the lifespan of conventional water heaters
- Possible city offered rebates and discounts for the installation of tankless water heaters
How often should I replace my water heater?
On average, how long does it take to install a new water heater?
What are the signs that I have a water leak in my home or commercial space?
Signs of a water leak can include an increased water bill with no obvious reason to why, or wet spots/stains found on your floors, ceilings, and walls. When staining occurs, it will often be accompanied by a musty smell which could indicate mold growth and a major health issue if inhaled. Call Pipeline Plumbing & Drain Specialists to locate your leak before the problem gets any worse. We’re happy to help protect you, and your home!
What causes a pipe to leak?
Where should I monitor for leaks in my home?
A good way to monitor for residential water leaks is to check your water meter – which is usually located on the side or back of your home. Follow these steps to monitor the meter
- Turn off all water faucets and make sure no water appliances are being used.
- Check the water meter and write down the numbers you see.
- Return in an hour and check the water meter. If the numbers have changed, this indicates that a leak is present in your home.
Another way to check for leaks is to walk around your yard and look for patches of greener grass compared to the rest of your yard. For major sewer leaks, you’ll notice puddles of water on the surface of your lawn.
What are some ways to prevent plumbing leaks in my home?
Plumbing leaks can be prevented in a number of ways, including, but not limited to: 1) Regularly inspecting your appliances’ water seals, 2) Avoid disposing of food items such as egg shells, bread, grease and oil into your garbage disposal, and 3) Scheduling professional leak inspections as needed for your residential or commercial space.
What are some of the dangers of ignoring a leak, particularly a minor one that does not cause harm?
Minor leaks can quickly result in major increases in your water bill and begin to damage the integrity of your residential or commercial unit. The moisture coming from leaks (regardless of the size of the leak) can begin to dampen floors, walls and ceilings and attract the growth of mold and mildew. We recommend you give Pipeline Plumbing & Drain Specials a call when the leak first appears. Although the leak may seem minor at first, it can lead to severe and costly problems when left untreated.