How Hard Water Can Damage Your Home

Hard water is characterized by its mineral composition. Large amounts of calcium, iron and various other substances can cause serious damage to the piping of your home through mineral buildup. If you have hard water, one of the first locations you are likely to see evidence of buildup is the toilets. Water sits in the …

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Perks of Paying Attention to Your Air Conditioning

Air conditioning has become integrated into our lifestyle, especially out here in the dry, hot summers. It seems like air conditioning is so ubiquitous that we nearly never think about it—until something is not working. At that point, it seems like our whole life revolves around the AC until the problem is fixed. There are …

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Beyond the Basics of Air Conditioning

Obviously, air conditioning provides us comfort, and we also know that keeping our AC unit up to date and clean can help save money on energy bills. There’s more to it than just these things, though—air conditioning helps regulate the environment inside your home. At Rivers Plumbing, Heating, and Air, our team of experts can …

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Preventing Plumbing Disasters

How To Prevent Plumbing Disasters One of the worst things to experience is coming home to find that your ceilings, walls, carpets, or possessions have been damaged by water. It will often cause many hours of costly repair and may even damage personal items that are irreplaceable. Luckily, there are many steps that a Pleasanton …

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Spring Maintenance Tips for Your HVAC System

With spring right around the corner, it won’t be long until temperatures begin to climb. It’s important that your home’s cooling system is up to the task for summer’s scorching heat. The best way to ensure your system operates properly when you need it is to schedule regular preseason inspections of your unit and to …

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The Impacts of Winter on Your Plumbing

As the seasons change, residents of Pleasanton, California, are fortunate enough to experience relatively mild weather. However, that doesn’t mean that winter is entirely without its challenges. On the rare occasions where the temperature is low enough to freeze, many homeowners find themselves ill-equipped to deal with the consequences, resulting in burst pipes that require …

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Plumbing Tips Everyone Should Know

Whenever there is a problem with your plumbing, it is typically best to call a professional plumber to handle the issue properly, but there are certain things everyone should know about their plumbing to keep it working efficiently and troubleshoot minor problems. Never attempt to tackle major projects because you will most likely create a …

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