Garbage Disposal: Spoon Destroyer or Beneficial Appliance?

  Growing up in my parents’ home, there was this panel of two switches next to the kitchen sink, and I was forever forgetting which was which – nothing like being scared silly when you flip the wrong one and inadvertently turn on the garbage disposal instead of the lights!  Unfortunately for my mom, more […]

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How to Care For a Customer – Part I

  The Three C’s of Green Hippo Plumbing: Cleanliness    Competency   Consideration   It’s not at all surprising that in this fast paced world, customer care has been pushed to the side.  Interactions with customers lack relationship, and what used to be common courtesy is almost nonexistent or is only present in small doses while trying […]

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How Much Hot Water Does a Man Really Need?

How Much Hot Water Does a Man Really Need? Today I would like to get you into a little bit of hot water, or a whole lot, depending on your personality.  Having been a plumber in Upland, I happen to know there are few times in life when many people think about their water heater.  […]

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A Summer Dream

A Summer Dream by Zachary Mikat Well, here we are again.  Summer is on its way, and with the warm wind comes all of the thoughts dreams and expectations this season holds.  Summer really is an interesting time.  In some ways, it is a repeat of New Years, the year is half over and we […]

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Water Closet Rodeo

Water Closet Rodeo By: Zachary Mikat   Life is full of surprises, some of them bring us great joy, and others are perhaps more along the lines of terror.  So whether it’s a surprise party or a theme park, we are usually glad in the end to have had the experience.  One place, however, you […]

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Famous Last Words

 Famous Last Words By Zachary Mikat   As we reflect back on life, there are many times that have been marked with ‘famous last words’.  Moments when we attempted to do what ought to be done by someone else (ie.  A professional), when we end our activity in regret, muttering the phrase, “Should have called […]

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Flushing a Water Heater

By Zachary Mikat As a Plumber in Upland, I’ve seen my fair share of water heater problems, many of which were premature and could have been delayed had the water heater been flushed out on an annual basis.  Not only will maintaining your water heater ensure that it operates safely, it will also increase the […]

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Water Heater Safety

by Zachary Mikat Upland California, home to billions of rocks, is also home to thousands of neglected water heaters.  Unfortunately, the appliance in your home that could potentially cause the most damage is also the most neglected.  In a city like Upland where the water is on the upper end of hard, maintaining your water […]

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Drain Cleaning Tips

By Zachary Mikat If you’ve owned a home for any length of time, then you have probably had the experience of a clogged, stopped, or backed up drain.  Whatever you want to call it, the water in the sink isn’t going where it is supposed to!  As the feeling of anxiety and frustration sets in, […]

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Pains in Your Drains?

Pains In Your Drains? by Zachary Mikat It’s time for some free advice from your plumber in Upland.  As an Upland plumber, I have noticed we have some older homes in our area, and they all have plumbing that needs to be maintained.  Whether your home is young or old, there are a few dangers […]

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