How to Unclog a Toilet Without a Plunger

No one wants to deal with a clogged toilet. There are plenty of home tools that you don’t think you need until you really need them, but toilet plungers win first prize. What does plumbing maintenance even look like without a plunger? Luckily, there are some pretty effective options for…

What HVAC Filter Do I Need? We Have the Answers

There are so many different types of HVAC filters it could make a person’s head spin. When it comes to the question of what HVAC filter do I need, the answer depends on a few different factors. There is no “one size fits all” solution when it comes to HVAC…

Types of Pipes Used in Home Plumbing

Modern plumbing makes use of a lot of different materials for piping, all for different reasons. When you’re weighing options from a professional plumber, it’s good to understand the most common kinds of piping used in home plumbing and how they’re used. PEX Piping Polyethylene cross-linked (PEX) piping is the…

Complete Guide to Cleaning Windows

No matter how much of a neat freak you are, windows accumulate dust and grime on the inside and outside. You can clean them, but the only thing worse than dirty windows is windows with thick swipes and streaks from improper cleaning. Want to bring that shine back to your…

Common Water Heater Repairs

There’s no nightmare quite like hopping in the shower on a Monday morning before work and feeling a blistering cold stream of water instead of a nice warm rush of heat. While cold showers may serve as a great wake up call, investing in water heater repair will bring back…

What to do if Heater is not Working but Thermostat Is?

The weather in Sacramento and the Bay Area can be described as mostly mild. However, winter temperatures can be cold, especially by California standards. There’s nothing better than coming home on a cold day and turning on the heater. But what happens when your heater is not working but thermostat…

10 Ways to Reduce Heating Bills this Winter

The cold weather is just starting to creep up on us, which means it’s almost time to turn on the furnace. Unfortunately, we hear a lot about the yearly utility bill spike that comes with winter heating. We’re here to tell you, there are a few things you can do…

Window Types and Shapes

Your options when it comes to window types and shapes are nearly limitless here at Bell Brothers. We believe in providing our customers with as many customizable options as possible—and now renovating your home with the perfect windows has never been easier! Most of our customers are surprised to learn…

Why do I Need 2 Plungers?

Chances are you have just 1 plunger in your household. Most likely, it’s sitting next to your toilet ready for the clog to happen. But what about when one of your sinks is backed up? At Bell Brothers, we understand why you wouldn’t want to use your toilet plunger for…

Why is My Home’s Heating Not Working?

One of the worst things to come home to after a cold, rainy winter day is realizing your home heat isn’t working. At Bell Brothers, we believe that all big fixes should be left to the professionals, however, there are a few things you can if you find yourself asking,…