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

By: Nicolette Forbes
May 11th, 2022

If you’ve found yourself on this page, you’ve probably been told by your local plumber that you have “hard water” and that you need something called “water filtration.” So what does this mean?

Standard Water Heaters | Tankless Water Heaters

By: Nicolette Forbes
April 18th, 2022

Are you a first time shopper for water heaters and don’t know where to begin? Or are you in the market for a new water heater but are unsure if you should get a tankless or conventional water heater? Well! You’ve come to the right place as finding the right water heater for your home or business can be a daunting task.

Plumbing | Monkey Business | Standard Water Heaters

By: Anthony Navarro
February 11th, 2022

When you’re finished reading this article, you will know what hard water is, where it comes from, and what it can do. We’ll also give you resources on how to solve your hard water issues, so you can leave feeling empowered to protect your home.

Standard Water Heaters | DIY

By: Kaitlyn Schott
November 5th, 2021

Did you know you should drain and clean your traditional water heater every year? If you don’t, you could be drinking milky water. What’s milky water? Well, it definitely doesn’t come from a cow. Milky water is water with hard water minerals, other sediments, and rust. Gross right? At Monkey Wrench Plumbing, we know how to maintain all types of water heaters, and we service them all over the LA area. We want to give you that hard-earned knowledge so you can take charge of your home’s plumbing. By the end of this article, you will learn why traditional water heaters need to be drained, when they need to be drained, what equipment you need, and how to do it.     Why You Need to Drain A Traditional Water Heater

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

By: Kaitlyn Schott
November 2nd, 2021

Stop me if this sounds familiar. Your shower always sprays water haphazardly and creates puddles on the floor. Your fixtures are unsightly and seem to trickle water. Your clothes get dingy quickly, and smells cling to them no matter how many times you wash them. Everything that comes in contact with your water has something wrong with it. Why the h*$% is this happening? Hard water. At Monkey Wrench Plumbing, we’ve served the Los Angeles area for over 14 years. In that time, we’ve seen the negative effects of hard water in every possible way. Since hard water is so widespread, we’ve trained to identify its warning signs, and we’re certified in its solutions. But we don’t want to keep this knowledge to ourselves. We want you to be well informed about problems that affect you. When you’re finished reading this article, you will know what hard water is, where it comes from, and what it can do. We’ll also give you resources on how to solve your hard water issues, so you can leave feeling empowered to protect your home.  

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.