Do I Need a Water Softener in Castro Valley?

Water hardness is determined by the concentration of minerals, primarily calcium and magnesium, in your water supply. These minerals can create various issues in your home, such as limescale buildup in appliances and plumbing, reduced soap effectiveness, and skin and hair issues. The level of water hardness in Castro Valley can vary over time, and [...]

By |2023-11-14T08:40:57+00:00November 14th, 2023|Castro Valley|

Kitchen Requirements for ADUs in Castro Valley

"Accessory Dwelling Unit" (ADU) means one permanent attached or detached residential dwelling unit which provides complete independent living facilities for one or more persons, and is accessory to one existing or proposed single-family dwelling (SFD). It shall include permanent provisions for living, sleeping, eating, cooking, and sanitation.  An ADU may be created by constructing a [...]

By |2023-10-31T11:43:54+00:00October 31st, 2023|Castro Valley|

Bathroom Requirements for ADUs in Castro Valley

In Castro Valley, ADUs, also known as granny flats or in-law units, have become increasingly popular as a means to address housing shortages and provide additional living space on existing residential properties. These units typically include bathrooms to ensure they are self-contained and fully functional living spaces. While governed by local building codes and regulations, [...]

By |2023-10-03T20:01:45+00:00October 3rd, 2023|Castro Valley|

Help, When I Flush Toilet Water Comes Up the Shower

While we don’t like to think about it, when we flush the toilet, that water has to go somewhere. Usually, it drains properly out the sewer. But, when there is a problem, it can backup into the shower. Sorry—sometimes plumbing is just gross. This problem is unpleasant, but it is also very unsanitary. You do [...]

By |2023-09-04T11:29:18+00:00September 4th, 2023|Drains, Toilets|

What Causes Water Heater High Temperature Shutdowns?

All water heaters have safety mechanisms to shut off if they become too hot. This is an important safety feature that prevents damage to the unit and prevents safety hazards for you and your family. It can be frustrating to deal with high temperature shutdowns, as the safety mechanisms often require you to restart the [...]

By |2023-08-05T17:13:24+00:00August 7th, 2023|Water Heaters|

Toilet Keeps Refilling on Its Own? What it Means and What to Do

Is the Toilet Running? When you say that your toilet is refilling, you might mean that it is running. The water in the bowl is constantly refreshing without overflowing the bowl. Most commonly, this is caused by a problem with the mechanism that controls your flushing. The chain may have come off, the floater may [...]

By |2023-07-03T11:10:22+00:00July 3rd, 2023|Toilets|
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