Category Archives: Plumbing

What are the Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater?

Posted On: July 25, 2023

You may be pondering what the benefits of a tankless water heater are and is it really worth the additional cost. In this post you will read about the perks of going tankless, from energy efficiency to space-saving and beyond, and how a new one could very well outweigh any…

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What happens at an EcoWater Reverse Osmosis service visit?

Posted On: July 18, 2023

Today at the office we were talking about some of the unexpected issues Bellows has faced lately when we took over representing and servicing EcoWater's Water Softener, Refiner and Reverse Osmosis (RO) product line from another company. The first thing we did when we took over the new leads was…

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What’s better for you, an Electric Heat Pump or a Gas Furnace?

Posted On: June 20, 2023

Deciding between a heat pump and gas furnace for home heating typically comes down to analyzing their types, efficiency levels, and installation complexities. This post will provide an in-depth analysis of these two systems, as well as touch on the comparison between heat pump water heaters and gas water heaters, their…

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Plumbing Remodel Contractor Services in Santa Cruz, Monterey, Santa Clara

Posted On: April 4, 2022

Founded in 1984 Bellows is the top name in the Bay Area when it comes to plumbing, heating, cooling, and electrical service, install and maintenance. But, did you know we also have a full crew of remodel experts that specialize in home remodels, multi-family, bathroom improvements, kitchen remodels, and light…

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Ask the Plumber – Galvanized Pipe, Repair or Replace?

Posted On: March 17, 2022

Q: I have an older home from the 1950s and most of the piping is in galvanized steel. But, where the pipes attach to the faucets, water heaters, and appliances they pipe material changes to copper or plastic. Is this okay?    A: That depends. It’s very common to see…

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Plumbing Projects Best Left to the Pros

Posted On: February 12, 2020

There have been a lot of things to love about the resurgence of the DIY movement. People are learning new skills, saving money, creating new things—these are all great. However, even the well-intentioned can make mistakes, and some mistakes are far more costly than others. For example, mistakes made during…

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What Causes Sewer Blockages?

Posted On: July 31, 2018

Have you ever seen someone's yard transform into a pound because of a busted sewer line? Or worse, have you ever smelled it? It's not pretty! Thankfully, there are ways to quickly address the problem or even prevent it altogether. If you think you may have a broken, busted, or…

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Dealing with Kitchen Drain Clogs

Posted On: January 23, 2018

Kitchen plumbing will try to get the best of you. Luckily, the information and services we provide will help you win the piping battles.  Clogs and drainage backups can happen when food like grease or starch create a blockage. However, avoiding putting these down your drain won't always prevent a…

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5 Ways to Unclog A Drain

Posted On: April 1, 2015

Types of Drain Clogs Drain clogs can be found in many different pipes throughout the house; from a toilet to a shower, or even a kitchen sink. Drain clogs can be caused by a number of different things; the following are a few different types of drain clogs and the…

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