Saturday, December 19, 2015

Fun Showerheads

Pop Culture Inspired Shower Heads

Shower Head Water Drops 7-26-09 1

Have fun while taking a shower with these cool shower heads. (Photo Credits)

Is taking a shower getting a bit morning for you these days? Well it may be time to change that shower head of yours to cut the monotony of your daily shower routine.

If you are a star wars fan you might want to take a look at these showerheads as featured over at OSHA Plumbers 

"While they may not be as unintentionally disturbing as those Darth Vader and Stormtrooper porch light covers, there's something a little unsettling about these Star Wars shower heads.Sure, they're cool and all, but R2-D2 and Darth Vader just lurk there, staring, as you scrub your body. Now, we know Artoo can keep secrets: He's seen things, and not even uttered a beep or a whirl to C-3PO. But Vader? He just watches with that hollow-eyed gaze as he rains down angry water and wonders where his tormented life went wrong."

Take a look at the photos here.

Unique Shower heads says these star wars shower heads have three spray settings. Plumbing Info  

"How can you not want to go buy that immediately? I mean, if you think about it, it's kind of genius. Actions figures and posters are so passe in this modern world. If you want to show you're a true fan, you have to figure out how to have the thing you love permeate every part of your life—yes, even in the bathroom. The shower heads come with anti-clog nozzles and three different spray settings, and will cost you, at most, thirty dollars, but really, isn't something as awesome as this priceless?"

Check out the whole article here.

Related Plumbing and HVAC Repair Services

If you however prefer another theme, then check out these showerheads as featured in the website My Log.

"For your Jurassic bathroom!! Colorful 3D-printed T. rex skull shower heads!! Each one will fit on any standard 1/2″ shower head pipe. CAREFUL! Their teeth are actually really sharp!! These cool T. rex shower heads are available in 13 different colors"

See the photos here.

So would you like to change your shower head now?


Diamond Ace Contractors

5052 Genesee Ave, San Diego, CA 92117
(888) 231-1086

Diamond Ace Contractors Commercial Plumbing Contractor San Diego

The post Fun Showerheads appeared first on Blue Diamond Plumbing.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Bathroom Faucet Extender Ideas

How to Extend your Bathroom Faucet


DIY Stuff you can do to extend your faucet. (Photo Credits)

When you have kids in the house, you may find the need to have a faucet with a longer reach so you would not have to lift them up every now and then for them to reach the faucet without over extending their tiny arms.

So what can you do?

Lifehacker India shared an idea. "How shall we make it? Take the lotion bottle and cut the main body in such a way that there is no bottom to it. Make sure that the mouth of the bottle is wide enough to have your faucet inserted in it. What now? Use the sandpaper to soften the edges of the bottle so that there is no risk of cuts or injuries. Now insert the bottle over the faucet in such a way that the mouth of the bottle fits right below the faucet from where the water would flow; it would then directly flow into your kids' hands and they would not need to be picked up by you all the time for having their hands washed." OSHA Plumbers

Take a look at the photo here.

Make it work

Plumbing Info  Another great hack that was published was this pool noodle hack featured over at

"This video by the Crazy Russian Hacker showcases some innovative ways of using a pool noodle. These fun noodles are very inexpensive and come at about $3 to $5 a pop and are available at most sporting goods stores. Some of the lifehacks such as making a dog bed using an old sweater and dispensing water from a tricky sink are very useful."

Watch the video here.

Related Plumbing and HVAC Repair Services

But what if you do not need to extend your faucet but you need to clean it from hard water stains?

The DIY Village shared an easy way to get rid of these stains. " I'm embarrassed to say that I haven't taken care of this issue sooner, but I haven't until now!  When we moved into our home I noticed the faucet handle on the master bath shower was gunky.  It's one of those things you know you need to do but just don't want to deal with.  I dreaded the idea of soaking the faucet handle in some type of cleaner that was going to stink and then still having to scrub."

Read more here.

So do you have any faucet-related projects for your home?

Diamond Ace Contractors

5052 Genesee Ave, San Diego, CA 92117
(888) 231-1086

Diamond Ace Contractors Commercial Plumber San Diego

The post Bathroom Faucet Extender Ideas appeared first on Blue Diamond Plumbing.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Safety in using Air Conditioners

Stay Safe while using Air Conditioners

Air Conditioners

Ensure your safety while using air conditioners. (Photo Credits)

From installation to daily use, air conditioners require a degree of safety consideration that could help you avoid emergencies and accidents in the home or any commercial establishment.

Sooper articles for instance published an article reminding the public about safety precautions that have to be taken while using air conditioners.

"Installing an A/C system may seem like a trivial thing, but if not done properly, it can cost you quite a bit of money to set it right. To avoid all the trouble, hire a true HVAC expert in the first place who not only installs your unit but also offers its maintenance. "

Check out the tips here.

Safety should be a paramount priority

HVAC Info AC Southeast meantime shared four precautions you may have to take when faced with an emergency involving your air conditioning unit.

"When you experience an air conditioning emergency, safety comes first. Then you must address the issue so you can restore cool air."

Read the rest of the article here.

Related Plumbing and HVAC Repair Services

Media Outfit Fox TV issued precautions to its viewers in Texas with regard to usage of Air Conditioning systems.

"Be sure that both the electrical circuit and the electrical outlet can handle the load. When in doubt, have a licensed electrician inspect your home's wiring and advise you if it will safely handle air conditioning units. Always plug air conditioners into a grounded, three-prong outlet. If an appliance cord does not fit an outlet, have a licensed electrician replace the outlet.

Read the rest of the tips here.

What are the safety precautions you follow in operating your Air Conditioning systems at home?

Diamond Ace Contractors

5052 Genesee Ave, San Diego, CA 92117
(888) 231-1086

Diamond Ace Contractors Plumbing Inspection San Diego

The post Safety in using Air Conditioners appeared first on Blue Diamond Plumbing.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

PVC Pipe Projects

Do not throw that extra PVC Pipe away

Puppet Theater

The many crafts that you can do with PVC Pipes. (Photo Credits)

There is more to PVC pipes than its usual intended use which is basically for plumbing.

MarthaStewart.Com for instance shared in one of its posts, how to make a very chic Christmas tree out of extra PVC pipes. OSHA Plumbers      

"Every little thing you love — from teensy toys to mismatched collections of vintage holiday items — has a home on this tree. Start by choosing a palette (we picked bright, happy colors), then fill pipes accordingly: We spray-painted plastic toy animals, spelled out joy and merry with letter magnets, and interspersed tiny wrapped presents, Advent calendar-style. Play around with the placement until you like the overall look (avoid grouping similar objects)."

Check out the step-by-step directions here.

Creativity and Recycling go hand-in-hand

Cute DIY Projects meantime shared a craft using PVC. Again, USING PVC, but PVC will be nowhere I the finished product. Plumbing Info

"Large packs of wool turned into thick yarn can help you craft a giant, fluffy blanket. Some wool batting laid out in rows to give a uniform thickness is all that you need for the yard. The rolled up yarn when washed, lightly felt, followed by being air dried outside can be the building ground of an ultra-warm cover. This huge blanket is made by knitting with extra-large knitting needles, which are actually large PVC pipes yielding big, lovely stitches to create the illusion of making everything under the blanket look too tiny."

Check out the step-by-step instructional video here.

Related Plumbing and HVAC Repair Services

If you still need more inspiration then you may just want to check out this post by Living Green Frugally.Com where they listed down about 40 PVC Craft Projects.

"PVC pipe is inexpensive and easy to use and reuse. It is a standard round tube that makes it useful for many projects, such as a holder for different objects. The possibilities are endless when it comes to making your own crafts… People use PVC pipe to create all sorts of awesome things because it's cheap, sturdy, and versatile. This weekend, grab some at your local hardware store and tackle one of these fun projects."

Check out the projects here.

What are you planning to create?

Diamond Ace Contractors

5052 Genesee Ave, San Diego, CA 92117
(888) 231-1086

Diamond Ace Contractors San Diego Emergency Plumber

The post PVC Pipe Projects appeared first on Blue Diamond Plumbing.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

All about the Urinal

The Controversial Male Urinal


What would happen to society without them? (Photo Credits)

British researchers have found a way to convert urine into energy using a male urinal.

Science Alert says the energy found in pee is enough to charge a mobile phone. "Researchers in the UK have created a urinal that converts pee directly into electricity. The technology uses a set of microbial fuel cells (MFC), which contain tiny organisms that survive by breaking down urine and producing electricity as a byproduct.

An earlier model of the urinal was shown to successfully charge up a mobile phone, a stunt that made headlines back in 2013. But the team from the University of the West of England in Bristol, UK, wanted to find a more practical use for the technology, and is now working with Oxfam with the aim of lighting up refugee camps at night using nothing but urine."

Read the rest of the report here.

Not Happy

Not everyone though is happy about the existence of urinals. OSHA Plumbers 

One opinion Ed published by The Guardian basically questioned why urinals have to exist and why males should urinate in the presence of other males. Plumbing Info

"Whether trough or bowl, the urinal subjects a man to the most wretched of indignities, to which we have become so inured that any deviation from the norm is considered effete. The urinal is inconsistent with civilisation: there is something barbarous about expecting men to expose themselves and carry out such a tender operation before others, especially while maintaining conversations with ostentatiously unembarrassed neighbours. And don't give me that "it's just a natural bodily function" nonsense: you don't leave the door open when you're in the cubicle, do you? (Do you … ?)."

Check out the rest of the column entry here.

Related Plumbing and HVAC Repair Services

A different type of protest though is happening in Canada. shared an article on the proposed ban of transgender women inside public female restrooms. "A transgender woman in Canada has launched a social media campaign to show how 'ridiculous' bathroom bans are. Brae Carnes, 23, is posting photos of herself in men's toilets to protest a proposed law that would make it illegal for trans women to use female bathrooms. 'As a trans woman I'm not even safe from discrimination at the pub or public transit. What's going to happen if I'm forced into a men's changeroom?,' she wrote on Facebook.The Victoria resident said it is uncomfortable for everyone when she enters a men's bathroom, and she looks completely out of place applying lipstick and posing for mirror selfies while men urinate in the background."

Read the rest of the article here.

So what are your thoughts on the Male Urinal?

Diamond Ace Contractors

5052 Genesee Ave, San Diego, CA 92117
(888) 231-1086

Diamond Ace Contractors Commercial Plumber in San Diego

The post All about the Urinal appeared first on Blue Diamond Plumbing.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

What you need to know about HVAC Systems

All about HVAC


What you may need to know about HVAC. (Photo Credits)

Every homeowner must have at least a basic knowledge on HVAC, how it works, and what to look and watch out for.

Huffington Post shared a very informative article for those looking to buy a new home, and would need a bit of information on HVAC Systems.

"But finding the right house isn't always easy to do. Often times, buying your first home can be a confusing process filled with uncertainty and hidden costs that don't surface until months or even years later. HVAC equipment is often one of those hidden costs. If you've been a renter all of your life, you probably haven't had to worry much about dealing with heating and air conditioning issues — except for letting in the HVAC technician when a problem arises. On average, a new furnace can cost anywhere from $2,000 to $12,000 and an AC unit could cost $3,500 to $10,000. If you are looking for a new home, it's important to consider the age and quality of the HVAC system so that you don't end up spending thousands of dollars in extra repairs or unit replacements."

Read about the four things you would need to know here.

Different Systems

A/C and HVAC. MechanicalEngineering.Com shared types of HVAC Systems in its website.

Check it out here. also featured a start-up that is working on a pi-based HVAC Automation System.

"Pi Cubes is Modular DIY/Hobby HVAC Automation system based on the Raspberry Pi. Supports up to 24 I/Os and 4 Thermostats."

Check it out here.

Related Plumbing and HVAC Repair Services

HVAC Industry members meantime continue to be on the lookout for latest industry trends, as shared by the website

"Designers, contractors and building operators in the HVAC industry have a new, hands-on learning experience available – and it's coming to them! The Victaulic UK mobile truck tour launched this spring showcasing innovative grooved piping solutions available from Victaulic for every aspect of a HVAC project, including pre-planning to on-site installation."

Read the rest of the article here.

So what else do you need to know about HVAC?

Diamond Ace Contractors

5052 Genesee Ave, San Diego, CA 92117
(888) 231-1086

Diamond Ace Contractors Plumber in San Diego CA

The post What you need to know about HVAC Systems appeared first on Blue Diamond Plumbing.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Deep Well Rescue

What could be in that Deep Well?

the abyss

Deep Wells and what could be in it. (Photo Credits)

Deep wells are very helpful, yet mysterious at times. Anything could drop in it, or fall on unto it and it could be difficult to get back up. Plumbing Info

Just like this puppy rescued by firefighters. reported that a Labrador pup fell into the deep hole. "The homeowners told Cherokee County Fire Department spokesman Tim Cavender they saw the stray yellow Labrador and a black Labrador the day before. The next morning, they were awoken by the black Lab barking before they discovered the yellow pup down in the well. 'I don't think anyone knows how it got down there for sure, but right now we're guessing it just fell in,' Cavender said. The rescue team was able to set up their tripod device and send firefighter Brendan O'Brian 75 feet down. He came back up with the puppy in his arms and firefighters gave it oxygen."

Check out the video here.

Rescue effort

A man meantime jumped into a 60-feet well to rescue a cow. OSHA Plumbers  "Mohammad Zaki, a 20-year-old from Lucknow jumped into a 60-feet-deep well to rescue a cow without thinking twice.

While many just stood and watched, Zaki without thinking twice jumped in to well to save it. He said that  he went inside the well only to save a suffering life. The cow was suffocating and panicking. It hit Zaki on his leg, which is still swollen. He strapped the cow  from under the stomach to the crane harness and sat on top of it.  He chose to do so to avoid the risk of the cow falling over him, in case things went wrong."

Watch the video here.

Related Plumbing and HVAC Repair Services

Firefighters from the Fresno Fire Department meantime rescued a German Sheperd that fee into a deep well. featured the story in their website.

"The fire crew crafted a makeshift lasso out of utility rope and a few other materials, they coaxed the frightened dog into stepping into the harness. They had almost pulled him to the top before he slipped from their grasp and fell back down. Fortunately, a bit more patience got the rope all the way around Timmy's torso and saw him safely pulled to the top, where he posed for a few pictures before being reunited with Teresa."

Take a look at the rescue photos here.

Do you have any interesting deep well rescue stories?

Diamond Ace Contractors

5052 Genesee Ave, San Diego, CA 92117
(888) 231-1086

Diamond Ace Contractors Plumber San Diego California

The post Deep Well Rescue appeared first on Blue Diamond Plumbing.

Monday, October 26, 2015

How to remove Hard Water Stains from your Toilet Bowl

The secret to getting rid of stains from hard water

ass leaves rainbow; shit still stinks

How to get rid hardwater stains in the toilet. (Photo credits)

For most homeowners, removing hard water stains – wherever it may have set in – is a pesky chore. But apparently, it does not need to much of an effort, and that you do not have to purchase expensive stain removers! OSHA Plumbers in fact shared that all you need to remove these stains is a pumice stone. "My best advice is just to clean the toilet more often and use the toilet more often. The two seem to go hand-in-hand, don't you think? Many of you may be asking, where do I find a pumice stone? Well, these babies are often used in pedicures and clear away the rough, dead skin from your feet. This post is getting better and better, isn't it? Try the nail polish/foot care aisle of your local drugstore or discount retailer. They aren't difficult to find! Best of luck to you and your toilet bowl. I can guarantee that once you try this, you will be amazed at the results. It's takes literally minutes and I promise that the pumice stone will not scratch a porcelain surface. It's funny how something so natural can clean better than some of the harshest cleansers out there. But it just goes to show you how helpful a piece of hardened lava foam can truly be!"

Check the step-by-step instructions here.

Just Vinegar meantime shared yet another household staple that could help in removing hardwater stains from the toilet. Plumbing Info

"There are so many uses for vinegar, but I had never thought of using it to get rid of hard water stains in a toilet… I'll never let my toilet get to that point, but when we bought our house, we had to change our toilet bowls that were really badly stained… Had I known this then, well… we could have saved a lot of money!"

Read about the tip here.

Related Plumbing Repair Services: also subscribes to the idea of making use of vinegar to remove hard water stains. 

"Mineral stains can leave the toilet bowl looking brown and rusty. But you don't have to get rid of the toilet. Just take a little time to do some cleaning. You're going to want to make sure you have a plunger handy, as well as a towel, a scrub brush, and the secret ingredient revealed in the video (don't worry — it's not expensive and is likely one you already have in your house). Oh, and you'll need some toilet paper, but we're guessing you already have that! Pretty awesome to see the toilet come out good as new!"

Watch the whole procedure here.

Do you have hard water stains in your home?

Diamond Ace Contractors

5052 Genesee Ave, San Diego, CA 92117
(888) 231-1086

Diamond Ace Contractors Plumber San Diego CA

The post How to remove Hard Water Stains from your Toilet Bowl appeared first on Blue Diamond Plumbing.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

How to clean a faucet

Ways to clean a faucet

my sink

Keep the cleaner clean. (Photo Credits)

You use a faucet to get water to clean stuff, but have you ever gave it a though as to how to clean your own faucet?

Plumbing shared how to clean hard water stains off a chrome faucet. "I just soaked a paper towel in distilled white vinegar, wrapped it around the worst area and let it sit for about 30 minutes.  Then, I used an old toothbrush to get in those hard to reach spots and get the gunk out. You can use the vinegar-soaked paper towel to clean the rest of the faucet that doesn't need to soak since vinegar is perfect for getting rid of water spots.  This method also works great for getting that hard water crust from the bottom of the faucet where it meets the counter."

Read the rest of the instructions here.

Hard water, not hard to clean.

The website Worthy Tales shared yet another technique on how to remove hard water stains on faucets. Plumbing Association of San Diego 

"Plenty of people who have had their faucets for a little while will have noticed them starting to look dingy. The dinginess often lingers regardless of how often the people in question clean the faucet, which may be a function of the manner in which they are cleaning it in the first place. In this video, people will learn how to clean their sinks and faucets in a way that is going to promote clarity and shininess, making the sink look like it is new again. Essentially, this trick just involves soaking the area in vinegar for a while and then wiping the hard water and calcium accumulation away with a sponge. The narration of the video comes with a solid demonstration, which should allow people to easily learn how to do this trick themselves."

Watch the video here.

Related Plumbing and HVAC Services

The website Popsugar meantime shared how to keep your faucets shiny.

"For every sink there's a faucet — but do you give it a good cleaning every time you wash your sink? Along with scouring the outside of your faucet, there are a few other spots that need a bit of attention, too. The next time you're buffing your brushed nickel, take a few minutes to give the internals a deep cleaning sans any harsh chemicals."

Check out the whole procedure here.

When was the last time you cleaned your faucet?

Diamond Ace Contractors

5052 Genesee Ave, San Diego, CA 92117
(888) 231-1086

Diamond Ace Contractors Residential Plumber San Diego

The post How to clean a faucet appeared first on Blue Diamond Plumbing.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

The damaging consequences of leaking pipes

Other causes and consequences of leaking pipes


Leaking pipes have more damaging consequences. (Photo Credits)

Leaky pipes do a lot more than waste water. It also has other unintended consequences.

Your Central Valley shared in its website that the leaky pipes are further contributing to a drought. Plumbing Association of San Diego   

"Water experts say the very system that delivers water to our homes and businesses, is making the state's drought even worse! They say some cities have pipes that are at least a century old, and everyday, hundreds of gallons of water are leaking out of these pipes…Experts say when a leak is detected, pipes need to be replaced and flushed before they are put back into service, which requires extra water."

Check out the rest of the article here.

Something could have been making it worse

The LA Times for its part has reported that water conservation measures in view of a drought could be causing some leaky pipes in their area. A/C And HVAC

"Sanitation districts have worried about sewer spills for years, but officials say they have had to become especially vigilant in recent months as water use has plummeted. Shorter showers, more efficient toilets and other reductions in indoor water usage have meant less wastewater flowing through sewer pipes, sanitation officials say. With less flow to flush the solids down the system, those solids are collecting and can eventually damage pipes."

Read the rest of the report here.

Related Plumbing and HVAC Services

News Agency KOB 4 meantime reported that in its jurisdiction about 1.3 Gallons of water are wasted due to leaks.

"Here in New Mexico we should all be doing our part to save one of our most valuable resources: water. But what if we told you that every year in the metro area more than a billion gallons of clean drinking water vanishes before it even reaches your tap. They pump it out of the ground, treat it, and then send it to homes and business all over Albuquerque and Bernalillo County. But last year alone, 1.36 billion gallons of that water never made it to our taps."

Watch the report here.

Have you ever thought about the other consequences of a leaky pipe?

Diamond Ace Contractors

5052 Genesee Ave, San Diego, CA 92117
(888) 231-1086

Diamond Ace Contractors San Diego Plumber

The post The damaging consequences of leaking pipes appeared first on Blue Diamond Plumbing.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Consequences of a Leaky Pipe

Why leaky pipes can cause illnesses

leaky pipe time

A Leaking pipe can get a lot of people sick. (Photo Credits)

At home a leaking pipe is a nuisance that usually merits a call to the plumber, or a trip to the hardware store to get materials for a DIY Fix.

On a larger scale though, leaky pipes have consequences that could even endanger a good number of people.

The British Broadcasting Corporation for instance says leaky pipes can cause illnesses to a large number of people. Plumbing Info 

"Leaky pipes may be causing upset stomachs because they allow contaminated water to get into the system, it is being claimed. Sheffield University's Prof Joby Boxall issued the warning after studying the risks posed by leaky pipes. His team recreated a mains water pipe system and then damaged part of it to see what happened to the water. They found that when a pipe leaks, it not only spits out clean water, but also sucks in dirty water."

Read the rest of the article here.

Takes in Dirty Water

The Medical Daily shared the same University of Sheffield study to its readers. OSHA Plumbers  

"Even worse, microorganisms and pathogens, once they've entered the network, might attach to the inner surface of the pipe. After multiplying there, these illness-causing microbes might become dislodged by a change in water pressure and then reach your tap, ultimately your drinking water, at even higher concentrations. While leaks don't pose a risk to drinking water most of the time, water pressure — more precisely, a sudden drop in water pressure is key. Whenever there is a sudden change in water velocity, total water pressure will drop. Valve or pump failures, for instance, might spur a pressure drop as would a sudden demand on the system — such as when firemen pump out large volumes to fight a blaze. In fact, pressure drops regularly take place in operational water networks, according to results from a few studies, most of them conducted in the United States."

Check out the article here.

Related Plumbing and HVAC Services

Apart from illnesses, leaky pipes lead to water deficit.

In its website Natural News shared that in the United States, leaky pipes run up to a trillion gallons per year.

"At the moment, huge parts of the world — like California and Brazil — are suffering from drought. Something as simple as taking a shower whenever you want may become a luxury in the near future.
If we want to keep the luxury of running fresh water, we're all going to have to make an effort to reduce the 1 trillion gallons of water being lost each year. Not only is it important to fix our leaks, but we have to change our attitude as well."

Learn more about the article here.

Do you have any leaky pipes at home?

Diamond Ace Contractors

5052 Genesee Ave, San Diego, CA 92117
(888) 231-1086

Diamond Ace Contractors Plumbing Repair Contractor San Diego

The post The Consequences of a Leaky Pipe appeared first on Blue Diamond Plumbing.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Stuck in a Drainage Pipe

Animals that Get Caught in the Pipes

Council Drain ... 23 May 2011

Yes many animals get caught in between pipes and drainage systems. (Photo Credits)

Getting trapped in a drainage pipe is a very reasonable fear to have. It can be dirty, it can be fatal.

Animals in fact, usually fall victim to getting stuck in drainage pipes.

Take the case of these manatees in Florida as shared by

"After hours of labor, local authorities and animal rescue teams rescued 19 manatees who swam into a Florida town's storm drain and got stuck Monday. Bay News 9 reported that rescuers had to cut the drain pipe in order to free the last of the giant marine mammals. Florida Today reported that some of the animals had scrapes and bruises after coming into contact with the drainage infrastructure, but there were no reports that any more serious injuries occurred. Officials with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said that they believed the manatees swam into the drain from the Indian River Lagoon in search of fresh, warm water."

Check out the photos here

Cuteness stuck on a pipe

OSHA Plumbers These puppy featured over at the website Independent Journal Review meantime fell in a drainage ditch. "This video…shows a Rottweiler pup stranded on a tiny island of dry refuse in a drainage canal. Luckily for it, some good guys drove into the canal in a Jeep to go grab it and take it to shelter. That's the kind of compassionate act that makes everyone feel good. Hopefully, the guys take the pup in and give it a loving home for good."

Watch the video here.

Related Plumbing Services

Kittens are also prone to falling into drainage ditches. In this story shared by LoveMeow.Com, three young boys rescued three little kittens in a drainage pipe near their home. Plumbing Info

"Three young boys from Cape Coral, Florida saved three tiny kittens from a drainage pipe last Tuesday and have been caring for the fur babies since. Racha Leasure's two boys and their friend found the kittens soaking wet in the drainage pipe after Tuesday's rain storms."

Check out the photos here.

What have you found on your drainage pipes?

Diamond Ace Contractors

5052 Genesee Ave, San Diego, CA 92117
(888) 231-1086

Diamond Ace Contractors Plumbing Repair Contractor San Diego

The post Stuck in a Drainage Pipe appeared first on Blue Diamond Plumbing.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Upcycling Plumbing Materials and Supplies

Discovering other uses for Plumbing Materials

{twisted} pipe dreams

Plumbing Materials can be upcycled too. (Photo Credits)

Plumbing supplies do not necessarily need to be utilized exclusively for plumbing purposes. In fact, there should be more uses to these supplies and materials apart from your usual plumbing-related repairs and projects.

If you scour the internet, you will see that there are a lot of Do-It-Yourself instructional materials and videos geared towards upcycling plumbing supplies and materials.

Just like this plumbing pipe firewood holder featured over at

"Have you been in search for a way to keep the quality of your garden at high standards? Surely, the soil used has an important role in this equation, so if you want a good result in the garden, you must pay extra attention to the soil. The DIY compost bin we suggest can help you solve this issue. Besides the fact this clever device keeps rodents away from your compost, the design build is simple and will be easy for you to make in your spare time. The materials are also easy to get and use. You have to make sure you have Reclaimed Cedar and other lumber, some concrete pavers, hardware cloth, metal sheet roofing, screws and some important tools like a sander, table saw, drill and shovel. Check out the tutorial and good luck on building this device."

Read the step-by-step instructional here.

More uses than one meantime featured galvanized plumbing parts as possible curtain rods for your home and bathroom. OSHA Plumbers

"I'm definitely not the first to make these, and after this tutorial, I'm hoping there will be some of you who will also tackle this DIY project. There were a few things I learned along the way, so you can learn from my mistakes!"

Check out the Do-It-Yourself instructions here.

Related Plumbing and HVAC Services

This plumbing supplies company though is bent on making sure that they remain innovative in terms of the plumbing materials that they supply to both plumbing contractors and homes. featured Uponor, the plumbing company that is serious in making sure that they remain on top of all the latest technologies and innovations when I comes to plumbing.

"The program is open-ended, yet somewhat exclusive. For one thing, Uponor doesn't want to stray too far from its core business — plumbing, heating and water management. Out of 40 new-idea candidates so far, Uponor has thrown in with just one prospect, New Brighton-based Upstream Technologies, which makes systems to treat stormwater run-off, licensing a patent from the University of Minnesota. In a recent interview, Gray talked about Uponor Innovations and how it fits in with the larger company."

Read the rest of the interview here.

So how do you upcycle those plumbing supplies lying around in your home?

Diamond Ace Contractors
5052 Genesee Ave, San Diego, CA 92117
(888) 231-1086
Diamond Ace Contractors Electric Repair San Diego

The post Upcycling Plumbing Materials and Supplies appeared first on Blue Diamond Plumbing.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Controlling the Thermostat

Controlling Temperature Indoors


Who controls the temp in your home? (Photo Credits)

A thermostat is an important fixture in any home, office, or structure for that matter. It often gets neglected, until a person feels too warm or too cold for comfort.

Wired.Com for instance, tried to explain why offices feel colder to women compared to men. Plumbing Info

“It is midsummer, and you came to work dressed appropriate for the weather outside, but you had to bring a scarf and sweater to survive a day in the meat locker otherwise known as “the office.” Meanwhile, the guy next to you is doing fine. He even has his sleeves rolled up. It’s like the building was designed to make you uncomfortable. And in fact, maybe it was. A new study suggests that the insulation that’s supposed to make buildings more energy-efficient doesn’t keep them warm enough—that the standards are biased toward the metabolic rates of men, who tend to burn hotter than women. Is the question of which sex gets to control the AC more complicated than that? Guess. Just guess.”

Read the rest of the article here.

Dads Set the Temp

In the home, Dads also get to control the temp. OSHA Plumbers

In a post published by the British website The Daily Mash, it let out its observation that the man of the house usually gets obsessed over controlling the thermostat.

“The nation’s fathers have forbidden anyone else to touch or even look at the central heating thermostat. Anyone passing through the hall is questioned closely about their intentions toward the heating beforehand and ordered to avert their gaze while in the thermostat’s presence.”

Read more here.

Related Plumbing and HVAC Services

This ex-husband featured over at the website IJReview.Com, has another thing in mind when it comes to thermostats.
“Divorce is never easy. Throw in an unfaithful spouse with a penchant for high-living, and the environment can get a bit heated. Literally. One man, reviewing the Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat on e-commerce site, shared his epic story of marital revenge.”

Read the rest of the blogpost here.

So who controls the thermostat in your home?
Diamond Ace Contractors
5052 Genesee Ave, San Diego, CA 92117
(888) 231-1086
Diamond Ace Contractors Electric Repair San Diego

The post Controlling the Thermostat appeared first on Blue Diamond Plumbing.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Air Conditioning Repair And Installation San Diego CA

Diamond Ace Air Conditioning Service San Diego CA

San Antonio Air Conditioning

Entrust your Air Conditioning Repair only to the experts in San Diego.

Photo Credits

Is your Air conditioning unit not producing cool air as fast as it used to be? Is it malfunctioning, or not blowing air that is cold enough for you?

If this has been happening lately, then it may be high time for you to call in professionals when it comes to air conditioner servicing San Diego. Sometimes no matter how you clean the filters, there is nothing like professional San Diego Air conditioning Service.

As the number one San Diego Air Conditioning Company, Blue Diamond Plumbing provides you with prompt, professional and high quality repair service that will leave your air conditioning unit working as if it were brand new.

Your Number 1 Service Provider for Air Conditioner Installation and Servicing

As the most trusted contractor for Air Conditioning Repair Service San Diego area, we provide you with a free and accurate cost estimate, quick and impeccable service undertaken by San Diego’s most experienced Air Con Technicians and Professionals.

And because we care about you, we make sure that the cost estimate that we gave you before we undertake the repair, will be accurate and that there will be no hidden charges. Apart from this, our service rates continue to be as competitive when it comes to Air conditioning Repair San Diego County.

HVAC Air Conditioning And Heating Services Offered in San Diego, CA

  • Heating and Air Repair San Diego
  • Central Air Servicing San Diego
  • Thermostats
  • Whole House Air Purification
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Air Conditioning Repair San Diego Service Calls
  • Duct Inspection & Sealing
  • Humidifiers
  • Zoning for Savings & Comfort

Our Air Conditioning Services also include Air Conditioner Installation San Diego for both residential and commercial establishments. In fact we also offer property management services, as well as apartment and condominium Air Conditioning Repair in San Diego.

We discourage you from trying to repair your air conditioning unit by yourself using Do-It-Yourself guides or instructional videos published over the internet. While doing it yourself may be cost-efficient, any wrong move can cause damage in your air conditioning unit that will cost you even more money.

Entrust your Air Conditioning unit only to the experts in Air Conditioning Repair San Diego.

We repair the following types of Air Conditioner Units:

  1. Central Air Conditioning
  2. Split-Type Air Condition Units
  3. Window-Type Air Conditioners
  4. Free-Standing Air Conditioners

We offer you top-quality work that will leave your air conditioning unit functioning like the day it was installed. Our customer testimonials can attest to our expertise and workmanship, as well as the great customer service that we provide.

Our technicians are the best when it comes to San Diego Air Conditioning as the vast training and experience they have enables them to undertake repairs on any type and any brand of air conditioning unit. Apart from that we equip them with the latest tools and technology to undertake repairs as quickly, and as efficiently as possible.

Blue Diamond Plumbing provides full service Air Conditioning Repair and Servicing in San Diego

Service Area Plumber East
Service Area Plumber North
Service Area Plumber South
Service Area Plumber West
Service Area Plumber NorthEast

  • El Cajon
  • La Mesa
  • Lakeside
  • Ramona
  • Santee
  • Spring Valley
  • Carlsbad
  • Encinitas
  • Oceanside
  • Poway
  • San Marcos
  • Vista
  • Bonita
  • Chula Vista
  • Coronado
  • Imperial Beach
  • Kensington
  • National City
  • La Jolla
  • Mission Beach
  • Pacific Beach
  • Rancho Santa Fe
  • Solana Beach
  • Del Mar
  • Escondido
  • Mira Mesa
  • Miramar
  • Rancho Bernardo
  • Rancho Penasquitos

Our San Diego Office is open 24 hours a day for all your Heating and Air Needs!

You can call us up anytime you encounter air conditioning issues. As your premiere San Diego Air Conditioning company, we offer you 24/7 Emergency service that has the fastest response rate. Our well-informed and very helpful operators are on stand-by to take your call, provide you with initial troubleshooting instructions if needed, and dispatch air con specialists to take care of your air conditioning concern ASAP. No job is too small for us, so do not hesitate to call us up as soon as you feel that your Air Conditioning is not working on its optimal condition.

A great tip that we usually give our clients is to schedule a regular professional inspection and routine maintenance for air conditioning units. Scheduled maintenance work like this helps home and business owners prevent air conditioning concerns, or nip it in the bud as soon as your unit shows signs of wearing off. You get to save more money when issues are addressed right away, and when solutions are undertaken even before the damage gets out of hand.

We are aware that air conditioning units do not come cheap and so we do our very best to preserve it, and keep it working at optimal levels so you get your complete money’s worth.

Call us up now and have your air conditioning unit fixed by San Diego’s experts in air conditioning.


Blue Diamond Plumbing

5052 Genesee Ave

San Diego, CA 92117

Phone: 1-888-231-1086


The post Air Conditioning Repair And Installation San Diego CA appeared first on Blue Diamond Plumbing.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

The Secret Stories of the Toilet Flush

The Toilet Flush Could be Extraordinary Sometimes too.

Urine-diversion flush toilets

A routine thing that became extraordinary to some. Photo Credits

Flushing the toilet is just one automatic thing any individual does, but for kids, it could sometimes be a magical process. After all, how can something just suddenly disappear right?

This boy featured over at was adorably sad as he said goodbye to his pet goldfish.

“It can be hard for a little kid to fully understand the concept of death, which is probably why I was led to believe my goldfish lived for four years before by parents informed me there had actually been seven of them. The kid in this video, however, does what he can to keep it together while paying respect to his goldfish in the only acceptable way — throwing it in the toilet and watching it circle the drain in an incredibly transparent visual metaphor. It’s what he would have wanted.”

Watch the video here.

Flushed alive

This newborn infant however almost lost a chance to live after his parents flushed him out in the toilet as posted in the website

“Residents living in a building in Jinhua, Zhejiang Province in China reported a sound of a baby crying right at their public restroom. Firefighters immediately came to respond and they were all shocked with what they found out.”

Watch the dramatic rescue video here. OSHA Plumbers

Related Plumbing and HVAC Services

In Portland, Oregon over at the United States there is no drama in flushing toilets, just energy. Website featured turbines powered by flushing toilets.

“Hydoelectric turbines have been installed in one of the main water pipelines in Portland, Oregon, utilizing the water pressure to produce electricity. The turbines work where water is flowing downhill, and are already recouping some of the energy cost in keeping the water system running.  When fully in place, these pipe generators can power hundreds of thousands of homes. Gregg Semler, CEO of Lucid Energy, followed his dream of ‘helping water become more sustainable’ by developing this smart piping system.  Not only are they electricity generators, they also have state of the art sensors to detect change in water pressure to keep pipes from bursting, and the ability to detect if drinking water is contaminated.”

Read the rest of the story here.

At least to others, what an ordinary thing could be extraordinary in some circumstances. Plumbing Info

Diamond Ace Contractors
5052 Genesee Ave, San Diego, CA 92117
(888) 231-1086



The post The Secret Stories of the Toilet Flush appeared first on Blue Diamond Plumbing.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Water Sprinklers and How People Use Them

All About Water Sprinklers

home is where the sprinkler is

The water sprinkler and its many uses. Photo Credits

Watering your lawn is easier when you have an automated sprinkler system.

Media outfit NBC News reported that a greener and more sustainable option is being eyed in California.

“The plush, green lawns that dot the cities and suburbs of California are in danger. New restrictions meant to cut water use by 25 percent amid a four-year drought could force home owners to let their grass go brown — unless new smart sprinkler controllers save the day. These gadgets use Wi-Fi and sensors to cut back water usage on lawns by anywhere from 30 to 50 percent.”

Read the rest of the article here.

Winter Wonderland

In Louisiana though, a lawn turned into a winter wonderland last winter, after its owner forgot to turn it off when the weather reached below zero.

“Residents in one Baton Rouge, Louisiana community woke up Thursday morning to discover someone had forgotten to turn off the automatic sprinkler system. How did they know? Because temperatures overnight had fallen below freezing – and parts of their neighbourhood, coated in sheets of ice, resembled a winter wonderland. According to WVLA News in Baton Rouge, residents of the Windermere neighbourhood were fascinated by the bizarre “ice sculptures” the sprinklers had created, and came out to take photos of the impromptu display.”

OSHA Plumbers. Check out the photos here.

In Perth, Australia a government office is under fire after it used an automated sprinkler system to deter homeless people from getting near its office.

Related Plumbing and HVAC Repair Services

“A sprinkler system installed outside Perth’s King Street Arts Centre to deter homeless people seeking refuge has been turned off after Western Australia’s Department of Culture and Arts (DCA) admitted it was meant to be a mist and not a jet stream.”

Plumbing Info. Read the rest of the story here.

So how do you use your sprinkler at home?

The post Water Sprinklers and How People Use Them appeared first on Blue Diamond Plumbing.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Why You Should Install a Bidet in Your Toilet

The Benefits of Using a Bidet


The Comfort and Luxury of having a Bidet. (Photo Credits)

It may be popular in other countries, but not all homes in the United States have it. Yes – the Bidet has not yet invaded most American homes.

Website Articles.Mercola.Com said that bidets have not been popular in the United States because of three main reasons. The most plausible theories for why Americans prefer to be sans-bidet include: History — In the 18th century, Britons had a disdain for French aristocracy (which were among the first to champion the use of bidets). When the early colonists came to America, they may have brought this sentiment with them.”

Read the rest of the reasons here.

The Luxury and Comfort it Provides

The New York Times meantime published an article in its website sharing the many comfort and luxuries that a bidet can provide.

“The seats, which range in price from about $250 to more than $1,700, are attachments for your toilet with at least two basic functions, and, depending on the model, a wide array of more luxurious extras. The basic features are warming your bottom, and then cleaning it with warmed water. The more luxurious appointments try to recreate something like an opulent spa. Some seats will dry your bottom with warmed air, sort of like being pushed through a carwash. Some use a fan and a catalytic converter to suck out the gases in the bowl, apparently removing any odors. Some sense when you’re approaching the toilet and spray a fine mist in the bowl, prelubricating it to aid with flushing. Many of the seats, as you might expect, offer a remote control to operate the spraying and other functions”

Air Conditioning. Read the rest of the article here.

Related Plumbing and HVAC Services

Over at Youtube, Buzzfeed’s channel shared videos of people who are using a bidet for the first time.

Plumbing Info. Check out the video here.

Does your toilet have one?

The post Why You Should Install a Bidet in Your Toilet appeared first on Blue Diamond Plumbing.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Amazingly Unique Sink Designs

Sinks Can be a Focal Point too

dangerous women's sink

Decorative and Modern Sinks. Photo Credits

Sinks are not just functional pieces in a home. They could be decorative too, and could become the focal point of either the kitchen or the bathroom.

Design website ArchitectureDesign.Net featured 20 extraordinary-looking sinks that do more than just catch water. “The domestic sink can take on many different forms, from a traditional round bowl basin to a sharp-edged shallow twin user trough. Basins come in all manners of finishes, colors and sizes, but we wanted to delve deeper into the world of super sinks to see if we could uncover something really extraordinary.”

Take a look at the designs here.

Bizarre, yet Wonderful Designs

Top Inspirations.Com also featured wonderful-looking sinks. Some come with led lighting, some look like melting ice, others minimalist design, and some even come with an aquarium.OSHA Plumbers

“The bathroom sink is no longer just a simple basin for washing our hands, it has become a style statement and designers all over the world come up with amazing ideas for them all the time. It’s no longer enough for it to just serve its purpose, it has to be modern and fancy and go well with the design of our bathroom. We want it to be beautiful to look at, unique and interesting. Luckily, today it’s very easy to turn our wishes into reality and get the perfect bathroom we always wanted.”

Check out the unique sinks here.

Related Plumbing and HVAC Services

If you would prefer a stainless sink for your home then it will stand out further if you keep it shiny and clean.Plumbing Info
Website Apartment Therapy.Com shared a simple way to keep stainless steel sinks shiny. “Stainless Steel sinks always seem to deceive you. Their name suggests a sink that will take care of itself, but that’s rarely the case. Take clean to a whole new level when you have a few extra seconds to give your sink a bit of TLC.”

Read the step-by-step instructions here.

So what type of sink do you have at home?

The post Amazingly Unique Sink Designs appeared first on Blue Diamond Plumbing.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Amazing Plumber Stories

Why you should consider plumbing as a career

SOS Plumber

This is the job that could bring in steady income for the family. Photo Credits

The Plumbing Profession is slowly becoming one of the most practical career a skilled individual may want to pursue.

In its website CNN Money quoted Billionaire and Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg encouraging high school graduates to pursue instead a profession like plumbing.

“The former mayor claimed that such careers are more important now than ever as technology has made it so middle class professions don’t pay like they used to. He believes that’s why the latest labor statistics show that wages remain stagnant even as employment has gone up.”

Read more here.

Millionaire Plumber

This plumber however may not have to work so much for a bright future. Yahoo News has reported about this New York Plumber who won the state Power Ball worth $136 Million.

“A New York plumber and his son are multimillionaires after sitting on a winning Powerball ticket because they thought the jackpot had been won by a teacher. Anthony Perosi of Staten Island says he was on his way to do an inspection March 14 when he stopped at the 7-Eleven where he always buys lottery tickets when he is in the area. Perosi, 56, was at a bar a week later when another patron said the winning Powerball ticket had been won at that same 7-Eleven. The bartender, he says, told him it was a teacher who had won the $136 million jackpot.”

Read the rest of the awesome story here.

Related Plumbing and Air Conditioning Services

Plumbing Association. Another amazing but weird plumber story is about this Texan Plumber whose service truck was used in the bloody war in Syria.

Fox News uploaded in its website the report on how the extrimists have been using the plumber’s truck in their attacks in the said country. “An extremist group, Ansar al-Deen Front, posted the photo of its fighters aboard the Ford F-250 sometime on Monday. That prompted a flood of calls to Mark Oberholtzer, who owns Mark-1 Plumbing in Texas City, and has nothing to do with Syria’s bloody civil war…Oberholtzer told the paper that he traded in the truck three years ago. The Houston dealership he turned it over to, AutoNation, told that the truck was auctioned and was likely traded from owner to owner over the course of three years.”

Check out the video here.

Do you have any interesting stories about the plumbers that you know?

The post Amazing Plumber Stories appeared first on Blue Diamond Plumbing.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

A Closer Look at Sump Pumps

Check Your Sump Pumps Regularly to Avoid Flooding in your basement

Sump pump

Make sure that you regularly check on your sump pump. (Photo Credits)

Sump pumps, although it does not get much attention, continues to be a vital machine in the home. Without it basements will get flooded and trouble will surely ensue because flooding brings about a whole new wave of problems such as damaged flooring, malfunctioning appliances, property destruction, and even molds.

But sometimes sump pumps fail. To this though website Lifehacker.Com has a solution to prevent flooding in your home. “Basically it uses a sonar rangefinder to monitor the depth of the water below his basement, and a Raspberry Pi to hook the system up to his home network and send out alerts. He set the system to alert him if the water level got within 20cm of his basement floor, which would indicate the pump was failing. This won’t fix the problem or restart the pump, but if he was on vacation it would at least give him time to ask a neighbor or repair man for help remotely.”

Read the rest of the article here.

Flooding can occur if Sump Pumps are left unchecked

Media outfit 9News has featured in their website a report on how to prevent home flooding by simply checking on your home’s sump pump.

Central Heating. Check out the video here.

Related Plumbing and HVAC Services

And while you are checking your pump, why not make it unnoticeable to the eyes of your guest, family, and prying kids’ hands?

The website SAHM Reviews came up with a guide on how to go about a Do-It-Yourself Sump Pump Enclosure to make sure their kids will not get scared about the black hole that is the sump pump in their basement. “I couldn’t picture the use of a table so low but the girls were little and he always thinks things through so I knew he had a plan. When he said it would be permanent, with a trap door and covered completely in some kind of parquet flooring, I realized he was describing a stage. Two girls? A stage? Brilliant.”

Click here for the complete step-by-step guide. A/C and HVAC

So do you regularly check on your sump pump?

The post A Closer Look at Sump Pumps appeared first on Blue Diamond Plumbing.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

How to Clean a Shower Head

Why Should you Regularly Clean Your Shower head?

Clogged showerhead (again)

Just Plain Gross. A clogged and moldy shower head is more than just an annoyance to the homeowner. It can cause sickness too to the whole household. (Photo Credits: Richard Lewis cc: Some Rights Reserved)

People take a shower to get themselves cleaned, but not all shower heads can get the job done. Some shower heads get clogged and grimy, endangering the whole household. San Diego, CA Plumbing

But what really are the risks of not regularly cleaning your bathroom’s shower head?

Chula Vista Commercial Plumbing. In this video Inside Edition explained, molds can grow in shower heads.

The dangers of molds are endless. It could cause sickness to everyone in the family. And if one of the household members is fond of gargling while in the shower, then the risks get all the more higher. residential Plumbing Encinitas

Actual ways to Clean a Shower Head

Commercial Plumbing El Cajon. But how do you clean a shower head? enumerated here, the steps you can take, and the items you will need to do the job. Nothing too expensive, and too complicated. In fact most of the items mentioned can already be found in the house. “We’ve lived in our house for eight years now and I have never cleaned the shower head before. Can you tell? Those hard water stains just gross me out when I look at them.” Rancho Bernardo Plumber 24 hours

Here’s also another instructional video on how to clean a shower head, this time using apple cider vinegar. Plumber Wiki. explains this process is a “very safe and cheap way to clean the mineral deposits off a shower head.”

Cleaning a shower head does not need to be complicated. HVAC Info. It can be done, at it can be done quick. A regularly schedule of cleaning shower heads can not just only prevent clogs, it can also prevent diseases within the household.

The post How to Clean a Shower Head appeared first on Blue Diamond Plumbing.