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Might We Be Using Too Little Water?
Might We Be Using Too Little Water?

That headline probably sounds weird to most of you. It does to me. Here in drought-plagued Southern California, water conservation has become a way of life. We at Dutton Plumbing have preached it and have installed countless plumbing fixtures, faucets, showerheads and other ...

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  • Water Quality Is Hard To Maintain

    Think of how our ancestors in the not-too-distant past obtained their drinking water. They carried it in buckets from nearby lakes, rivers and ...

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  • Are You Ready For The Big One?

    Here in Southern California we all deal with a third certainty in life besides death and taxes. That’s the knowledge that eventually the San Andreus ...

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  • How to Tell if Your Water Heater is Leaking

    Is your basement suddenly turning into a water park? If so, the chances are that your water heater is leaking. Don’t be alarmed, though, because we’re ...

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  • Plumbing Laws Protect You - If you Let Them

    One of the most frustrating things about the plumbing business is having to compete not only against hundreds of other plumbing companies, but also ...

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  • A Day Of Reckoning Approaches

    This story from the New York Times last November really got me thinking. Their coverage relates how cast iron and plastic pipe interests are engaged ...

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  • What's the Deal with Water Filtration?

    Did you know that drinkable water wasn’t always an easily accessible resource? In fact filtered water has only been reliably produced in the past 200 ...

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  • Water Heater 101

    Hot water is one of the precious luxuries in our homes that we often forget about. When the hot water goes out, we recognize just how much of our ...

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  • How Do You Fix a Slab Leak?

    Slab leaks can cause serious damage to your home. When the foundation of your home becomes compromised, it could lead to structural damage, which puts ...

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  • World Water Day Is Here For A Reason

    World Water Day, March 22, has been declared by the United Nations as a day to focus attention on the global importance of water. Water is more than ...

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  • We Welcome Women

    In my last blog I wrote about the high cost of college, a dramatic rise in the number of people defaulting on student loans, and that a skilled trade ...

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  • Beware Of Low Bidders

    Dutton Plumbing specializes in service and repair work, often emergency situations, so most of the time we don’t get faced with competitive bids. But ...

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  • Would You Like A High-Tech Bathroom?

    Last month Las Vegas hosted the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES), where almost 200,000 people flocked to see the latest electronic gadgetry for ...

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  • A Trade Vs. College

    Recently I read an article in the Wall Street Journal reporting that about 22% of recipients are defaulting on federal student loans, more than double ...

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  • About That Disneyland Legionnaire's Outbreak ...

    Newspaper headlines can be misleading. That’s putting it mildly. That’s the thought that came to mind upon reading of last month’s “outbreak” of ...

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  • Who Invented The Toilet?

    No, it was not Thomas Crapper. We dispelled that myth in a previous blog a couple of years ago. But the question does come up from time to time, so ...

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  • Don’t Get Sucker-Punched By A Home Inspection

    If you are in the process of selling a home, you probably will run into a professional home inspection as part of the process. For many home owners, ...

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  • Recycling Makes For A Better World

    Like many of you, I try to think green. That’s why I’m a big fan of recycling everything I possibly can. Recycling conserves our natural resources and ...

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  • Will You Be Able to Afford Tomorrow’s Water?

    I don’t need to tell you that water prices are on the rise. Nationwide, water rates have increased 41% since 2010. Many locales here in California ...

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  • 5 Signs That It’s Time for A Water Heater Replacement

    Your home’s water heater is a crucial appliance. Whenever required, it should always receive urgent attention and repairs. A delayed repair may result ...

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