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Plumbing | Water Filtration & Purification

By: Kaitlyn Schott
October 27th, 2021

Water is one of the most important substances in your life, second only to oxygen. You drink at least half a gallon of water every day, and you constantly come into contact with it when you:  

Tankless Water Heaters

By: Kaitlyn Schott
October 26th, 2021

A tankless water heater is an investment for your home that can give you endless hot water. When correctly installed, tankless water heaters can work for 20+ years. But how can you know if your plumber or contractor correctly installed it? We don’t mean to alarm you, but if they’re not certified by the water heater’s manufacturer, you just have to take them at their word, until now. At Monkey Wrench Plumbing, we’ve worked all over the greater LA area, and we’ve seen some crazy tankless water heater installations. So, we’ve created this article to help you find out if your tankless water heater is installed correctly. By the end of this article, you will learn the eight common tankless water heater installation mistakes, why they’re a problem, and how to spot them. We’ll also give you the next steps to take if you discover your tankless water heater is incorrectly installed.  

Monkey Business | Tankless Water Heaters

By: Kaitlyn Schott
October 25th, 2021

You’re ready to get that sweet-sweet endless hot water you’ve always dreamed about. But you also love a good deal. And I mean, can anyone really blame you? Well, did you know you can save money by upgrading to a tankless water heater? And we’re not just talking about the reduced monthly bills that come standard with all tankless systems. At Monkey Wrench Plumbing, we’re directly certified with Noritz, Navien and Takagi tankless water heaters, so we know what models qualify for rebates and tax credits. We want to share this knowledge with you so you’re empowered to make the best decision to fit your water heater needs (whether you buy one from us or not). By the end of this article, we promise you will know why there are rebates and tax credits on certain tankless water heaters, what rebates are available, and what models we carry that qualify. We will also give resources to protect your tankless once it’s installed.

Tankless Water Heaters | DIY

By: Kaitlyn Schott
October 24th, 2021

You’re taking a well-deserved hot shower at the end of the day. You’re lathering up and singing to the heavens when, as if on cue, your water goes lukewarm. You fumble with the shower knob, and the water goes completely cold. Now you have to quickly finish what was supposed to be a moment for yourself to fix a frustrating problem.

Standard Water Heaters | Tankless Water Heaters

By: Kaitlyn Schott
October 23rd, 2021

You’re in your shower. Water pitter-patters at the back of your neck, but it isn’t hot. It’s not even lukewarm anymore. The water is ice cold after ten minutes, and you’re glaring a hole into your wall. You angrily wonder if you should have waited longer to take your shower after your significant other. No. You didn’t want to risk being late to work with the traffic on the 110 (the busiest highway in LA).

Standard Water Heaters | Tankless Water Heaters | Water Filtration & Purification

By: Kaitlyn Schott
October 22nd, 2021

You turn on your faucet, and there it is again...That scent of Los Angeles water. You know it all too well. If you took a swig, it would taste less than mountain-fresh. If you looked at it long enough, you would see a slight yellow color. You grimace and shake your head. Disgusting.

Plumbing | Standard Water Heaters | Tankless Water Heaters | Water Filtration & Purification

By: Kaitlyn Schott
October 21st, 2021

You’re doing a deep clean of your house, making sure it doesn’t look like a mess army attacked. You feel like a successful general fighting for cleanliness. That is until you discover the rooms where you’re losing the battle. The bathroom. The kitchen. Everything hard water touches is slipping away from your kingdom.

Plumbing | Standard Water Heaters | Tankless Water Heaters | Water Filtration & Purification

By: Kaitlyn Schott
October 20th, 2021

Hard water comes through your main waterline like a robber in the night. It slips into your plumbing unnoticed and steals money from you in the form of blocked-up fixtures, weakened pipes, and busted water heaters.

Monkey Business | Tankless Water Heaters

By: Kaitlyn Schott
October 19th, 2021

You’ve used your tankless water heater for years and enjoyed all the benefits it offers. Everything’s going great until, out of the blue, your hot water isn’t so hot anymore. With a mind full of worry, you call the water heater manufacturer.

Plumbing | Monkey Business

By: Kaitlyn Schott
October 18th, 2021

When we started Monkey Wrench Plumbing, we knew all too well what people thought of plumbers. People think plumbers are unclean, rude, and untrustworthy people that stomp through homes and fix problems with tape and bubblegum. Why? Because that’s what some plumbers do. Our industry was rusted-out like cast iron plumbing under a house that needed a serious repipe.

Plumbing | Monkey Business | Standard Water Heaters | Tankless Water Heaters

By: Kaitlyn Schott
October 17th, 2021

“The water in LA is terrible!” “I only drink bottled water.” “I’m not drinking from the tap.” These statements are uttered all over LA. Everyone has an opinion on the city’s water quality. But what’s in it? Is it safe to drink? And how can you tell?

Plumbing | Monkey Business | Standard Water Heaters | Tankless Water Heaters | Water Filtration & Purification | Drains

By: Kaitlyn Schott
October 16th, 2021

You love your home. It’s your steady rock in this world. That is until waves of plumbing issues hit you. You feel blindsided and stressed as the problems interrupt your plans and leave you with more bills to pay. So what can you do to protect your home? And what can you do to prepare for plumbing problems? We have a plan. A Home Protection Plan.

Drains

By: Kaitlyn Schott
October 15th, 2021

Imagine using your toilet like you always do. You flush it and think your business is over. So you continue with your day and head out to run some errands. That’s when you see it. A large stinking puddle of water is flooding your lawn. You frantically call up a plumber to fix it. Surely it’s just a leak, right? The plumber does their inspection as you watch them nervously. That’s when they find the last thing you’d ever imagine being in your pipes: Tree roots. Your stressed mind fires off questions at a rapid pace: