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Ritz Plumbing was a product of the business boom of the early 1930s, when the GIs came home and bought into the American dream. One of the big goals of that era was home ownership, and all those new homes needed to be built and maintained. Countless repair, installation and maintenance businesses all over the US got their start in that boom, and Ritz was one of them.

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From the beginning, Ritz distinguished itself with its courteous, knowledgeable staff and high standards of service. Customers soon learned that when they called on Ritz, the work would be done right and the workplace would be left clean when the job was done. The respect and professionalism of Ritz’s staff won the loyalty of the community, and as the years passed, the business continued to grow. Today Los Angeles is a lot bigger, and so is Ritz. The years have only served to strengthen the strong link with the community that has existed from the beginning, and thousands of satisfied customers know they can depend on Ritz for quality work.

Customers appreciate the treatment they get from Ritz, and that starts from the first call. A caller will always get a polite, helpful person to assess their problem and dispatch a speedy plumber to take care of it. The representative who arrives will be fully insured, bonded and licensed with the skill and experience necessary to handle the job. They will have respect for the owner’s property and will leave the premises in good condition.

Smart shoppers have also learned that Ritz is a great place to get discounts on installations, services and repairs. The coupon page at their website is full of wonderful deals that make their already low prices even better. Homeowners looking for basic services such as home inspection, water heater installation and drain cleaning will be amazed at how cheaply they can get them by taking advantage of Ritz’s special offers.

While many of their jobs are repair related, Ritz is also well acquainted with remodeling work. Homeowners thinking of remodeling their kitchens or laundry rooms should consider Ritz’s time-tested quality, which will ensure that the job not only looks good, but functions properly.

In addition to their well-known residential plumbing service, Ritz also services many commercial customers. They work for many local businesses such as restaurants, hotels and schools to make sure that their unseen systems work smoothly and remain unseen. In many public places in the area, the fact that water flows smoothly and unobtrusively is due to Ritz’s professional, dependable service.

Ritz is looking at a bright future as they continue to grow and serve the needs of the community. The trust and respect that has always existed between them and their customers is as strong as ever, and new clients are still learning to respect their integrity.

Some of the most common and annoying problems a plumber has to deal with relate to the garbage disposal. These handy appliances are great when they work properly, but as anyone who has ever owned one knows, they have several common problems. It is possible to guess the cause from the symptoms the disposal is showing.

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For instance, sometimes the owner will try to turn their garbage disposal on and there will be no result at all, not even a hum. When this happens, it is probably an electrical problem. For some reason, power is not getting to the sink grinder mechanism. Of course, the most obvious step is to make sure the unit is plugged in. If that no-brainer is unsuccessful, you’re probably looking at a wiring problem that will require the attention of a professional.

Sometimes the unit will make a humming noise but the blades will not move. When this happens, the power is getting through but something is restricting the blades. Sometimes the obstruction can be seen, and the temptation is to reach in and try to extract it. However, those blades are really sharp, and even if the power is turned off, you can still get a nasty cut. It’s better to leave it to a professional who has more experience with these issues.

In severe cases, compacted food matter can get clogged in pipes and stop the flow. When this happens, the fix will certainly require the services of a professional plumber.

Sometimes you can hear the sink grinder spinning, but it does not seem to be grinding. When this happens, the problem may be broken blades. Luckily blade replacement is a simple matter for an experienced professional.

Some disposal units develop standing water, which indicates a clog in the drain line. At this point, the problem goes beyond a disposal issue and involves the pipes. Your professional service person can advise you on the proper steps to be taken.

Leaks can develop in the line or the connections going to the disposal unit. When this happens, a plumber can find the leak and fix it, possibly preventing damage to the flooring.

Whatever the problem, your Ritz representative will know how to fix it. With something this important, you only want to deal with time-tested quality, and this is one one company that has it. If any of these symptoms sounds familiar, the answer is to call Ritz Plumbing.

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Faucets & Sinks

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Customer Symptoms:

A distressed homeowner contacted us complaining of a leaking sink. He said that the problem had been ongoing, and he had tried to tighten washers in an attempt to fix it.

Issue:

While the homeowner considered himself a handyman around the house, the technician was dispatched to assess the situation. After checking to ensure the washer seat was clear of debris and that the fixture was tightly mounted to the sink, the technician discussed a full faucet replacement.

Resolution:

The homeowner did not want to lose any more money on excess water bills so he agreed to a replacement. The technician turned off the water supply to the home, unbolted the current faucet from the sink and set it to the side. He removed any remaining caulk before setting the new faucet on top of the base. Before applying new caulk, he made sure that the spray hose would line up in the new faucet. It was a tight fit, and the technician had to tweak the fixture so that the hose would be in sync. He then tightened the nuts to ensure that the new faucet was securely mounted on the sink. After reconnecting the water lines and turning the water on in the home, he tested the unit to make sure the installation was successful.

Sewer Repair

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Customer Symptoms:

A homeowner contacted us with reports of a clogged sewer. Before we sent a technician to her home, she was able to tell us that she had recently purchased her home and that it was a few decades old.

Issue:

Armed with this information, the technician asked the homeowner if she knew if she had clay tile pipes in her sewer system. She was not certain, but the technician explained that the roots of the trees in her yard may often be drawn to the warmth and moisture in the sewer lines; clay pipes provide a great way for roots to access the water.

Resolution:

After using a camera to view the pipes, the technician verified that the system was, indeed, made of clay and that the roots had been growing into the loose joints and tiny cracks that had developed over time. Fortunately, the damage had only been done in one area of the pipe, under a particularly large tree, so the technician was confident that he could cut through the roots to remove the clog. However, he suggested that the homeowner consider replacing her pipes with newer PVC or concrete pipes to prevent the situation from reoccurring in the future. The homeowner said she would consider it and contact us to schedule a future appointment.

Drain Cleaning Repair

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Customer Symptoms:

A client called us to ask us if there was any way to unclog the drain in her garage. The strainer was not completely secured on the drain hole when she had been sweeping the garage early, and she reported that she had accidently swept leaves and grass clippings into the pipe.

Issue:

The technician was dispatched to her location to assist her and to determine if the drain needed to be cleaned or if the clog was due to a blockage that was beyond repair.

Resolution:

Our technician first removed the strainer from the drain and fed a cable into the drain pipe. He was then able to plug in the power augur near the drain. The technician set it to function in a clockwise motion and turned on the unit before pushing into the drain. Once he located the source of resistance, he repeatedly pulled the cable out and placed it back into the drain until he was able to successfully break up the clog. He ensured the drain was clean by pouring three buckets of hot water into the pipe.

Installation of Gas Line

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Customer Symptoms:

A business owner called to report that his company was not able to have hot water at his location. He was unsure of the cause, as the hot water had been working the previous day.

Issue:

The technician met the owner to discuss the possible causes of the hot water malfunctioning. After ruling out leaking pipes, the technician determined that the gas line was either clogged or needed to be repaired.

Resolution:

Our technician used an inline camera to detect the source of the issue and found that both the pilot light needed to be relit and that the gas line required replacement. He explained to the customer that over time, the gas lines can become corroded and worn, thus negatively affecting the ability to provide hot water. While the customer was surprised that the technician needed to install a new gas line, he was relieved that we were able to solve the problem before a serious gas leak occurred.

Low Water Pressure

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Customer Symptoms:

A landlord received complaints from multiple tenants in his building that the water pressure was very poor.

Issue:

Although he attributed the first report as merely a problem with a single faucet in the apartment and had previously called a repairman to inspect the unit, after he received calls from every client, he realized that the whole building needed to be checked.

Resolution:

The technician needed to narrow down the cause of the low water pressure. He first checked the water meter to ensure that it was turned on the whole way and that the repairman had not turned it back. He found that the meter itself was not completely on and mentioned this to the client. The client remembered that he had called a repairman to look at one apartment after he received the first call and realized that the repairman may have forgotten to turn it back on the rest of the way. The client thanked the technician for being thorough and narrowing down the cause of the low water pressure so quickly.

Repiping a House

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Customer Symptoms:

Our company received a call from a customer who was suffering from defective galvanized pipes throughout his home. He requested that we send a technician to repipe his entire house to ensure that his property and family would be safe from leaking pipes or other subsequent water damage.

Issue:

In order to completely repipe the home, we needed to bypass the existing distribution system starting at the middle point between the interior and exterior pipes and finishing at different fixtures such as faucets and sinks throughout the house.

Resolution:

As our technician began to work, he noticed that the old pipes had developed many pinhole leaks that were resulting in mold growth in the walls. The technician reassured the homeowner that he did the right thing by calling a plumber because if he had let the problem go much longer, he would have been faced with expensive damages. In addition to replacing the pipes, the technician also repaired the places in the drywall where he had previously accessed the system.

Dishwasher Repair

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Customer Symptoms:

A frustrated homeowner contacted us with a claim that her dishwasher simply wasn’t getting her dishes clean. With four young children and an always-hungry husband, she was becoming increasingly frustrated with doing dishes three times to get them clean.

Issue:

The customer had acknowledged that she had tried different soaps and tablets in an effort to clean her dishes, but nothing was working. The technician assessed the unit and determined that the dishwasher may not be receiving the proper amount of water.

Resolution:

To confirm his suspicion, the technician checked the electrical valve in the unit. This water inlet valve should open up to allow hot water into the unit when it is working properly. However, the technician found that the valve had failed, thus resulting in the lack of water to clean the cookware. The valve was old and beyond repair, so our technician was able to remove it and replace it with a new model. The homeowner already had dishes waiting to go, so the technician remained in her home to verify that the cycle would be completed properly.

24 Hour Plumbing

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Customer Symptoms:

We received a call from a client who was experiencing flood-like waters in her basement. She did not know where the water was coming from and was concerned for the protection of her valuables and furniture.

Issue:

We know how important emergency issues can be so our 24 hour plumber responded within the hour. We surveyed the situation and determined that the excess water was the result of a clogged sewer drain. We asked the customer if she had been experiencing delaying flushes or prolonged refilling times when she used her toilet, and she reported that she had experienced difficulty earlier that day.

Resolution:

We used state-of-the-art equipment and technology to locate the source of the problem. Our technician found that the best method to find the clog was to thread a camera into the drainage system rather than begin digging in areas simply to guess where the issue began. After locating the clog, the technician was able to quickly and efficiently restore the sewer system with minimal damage to the customer’s property. She was happy to know that we took the effort to accurately find the troubled area before we started to rectify the problem.

Sump Pump Installation

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Customer Symptoms:

We received a call from a client requesting that our technicians install a sump pump in her home. She had been experiencing a leaking basement and had a feeling that the old sump pump was to blame.

Issue:

We verified that the sump pump did, in fact, need to be replaced. The client was more than willing to allow us to complete the task because she did not want to have any more water leaking into her basement as she was making plans to furnish it.

Resolution:

Our technician determined where the utility, sewer and water lines were and designated a spot away from this area at the lowest point of the basement. The technician dug a whole to the manufacturer’s recommended depth and put the liner into the hole. He then filled the hole with gravel and attached the discharge pipe to the sump pump. He finished the job by caulking to guard against leaking and adjusting the float valve on the sump pump.

Sprinkler Repair

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Customer Symptoms:

A business owner had contacted us with concerns that his current sprinkler system was not functioning properly. The sprinkler heads would spray water wildly at some times or they would not work at all.

Issue:

He claimed that the sprinkler heads were not directing water correctly and that they appeared to be clogged. We examined the heads and looked for broken and cracked plastic casing to verify that we needed to replace them. We explained to the customer that over time, the heads can become worn due to constant use, weather elements and careless lawn mowers.

Resolution:

Our technician was able to turn off the water system and dig a three-foot diameter ditch around the sprinkler heads. He removed the sprinkler head from the riser using a wrench. The technician attached a new sprinkler head by screwing it back onto the riser. Before he filled the hole, he turned the water supply on to test the system and set the sprinkler pattern to the customer’s needs.