The Trusted Plumbing Source for Lake Forest

When homeowners and businesses in the City of Lake Forest face minor or major plumbing issues, they turn to the professionals at Biard & Crockett. That’s because for close to 60 years, we’ve offered Orange County’s premier repair and replacement services. Our licensed, insured and bonded specialists have the training and experience needed to accurately assess even the most complicated water and gas line issues. And we follow up this diagnostic expertise with budget-friendly repairs and replacements that never skimp on quality. Twenty-four hours a day,  we’re your trusted plumbing source.

General Plumbing Issues

No matter where you live, the plumbing system in your home or business will eventually develop some sort of malfunction. Minor plumbing problems commonly respond well to limited repairs, especially when they occur in obvious or easily accessed areas. However, the situation may change drastically if you develop serious issues in your sewer or potable water lines, or if you develop even relatively straightforward plumbing problems in unexpected or out-of-the-way locations.

Regardless of the nature of your current plumbing issues, Biard & Crockett can address your needs with expert advice, a proper diagnosis of the problem and a repair that’s appropriate for the circumstances. All of our vehicles are outfitted with state-of-the-art leak detection equipment, as well as snakes, augers and other traditional tools of the trade. These combined resources allow us to provide just the level of service that you require. From obvious leaks to problem spots hidden behind walls or under concrete slabs, nothing eludes our staff of trained, seasoned experts. We apply the same level of care when using modern hydrojet technology to clear obstructions in your sewer lines.

Water and Gas Line Repiping

Spot repairs cannot restore the function of severely damaged water lines or sewer lines. Similarly, a spot repair is not the best option for addressing leaks in a natural gas line. Instead, in these circumstances, you must opt for line replacement, a process that professionals in the plumbing field refer to as repiping. Repiping not only helps protect your home or business from serious, potentially catastrophic harm. It also helps you save money long-term by putting a lid on your utility costs.

At Biard & Crockett, we’re very familiar with the telltale signs that make repiping a smarter, safer choice than a limited repair. After explaining our rationale for replacement and getting your okay, we’ll remove the damaged portion of your plumbing or gas system and replace it with your choice of durable line material. Some cases call for system-wide replacement, but you’ll probably only need to replace specific faulty sections. In all situations, we employ a minimally invasive repiping approach that saves you from the needless expense of torn-out walls or ripped-up floors or slabs.

Water Filtration

Even if you live in an area with generally high-quality water resources, there’s a good chance that your drinking water contains at least minor levels of impurities and contaminants. More often than not, these additives primarily affect the taste of your water, However, they can potentially harm your health or lead to long-term problems with the function of your plumbing fixtures. Water filtration devices are designed to prevent such issues by removing unwanted chemicals, minerals and particles. At Biard & Crockett, we meet your needs with a full slate of water filtration and water softening products. Your options include spot systems that only work on specific fixtures and whole-building systems that simultaneously improve the quality of the water traveling to all fixtures.

Backflow Prevention

Unless you know a lot about plumbing, you may be unfamiliar with the phenomenon known as backflow. This hazardous condition occurs when a vacuum forms in your drinking water line, or when pressure inside your line fluctuates abnormally. In either case, the result is the introduction of undrinkable water into your normally potable water supply. Understandably, such a situation can seriously endanger your health and well-being. We specialize in the installation of double check valves, atmospheric vacuum breakers and a number of other products designed to prevent the possibility of backflow in your residence or commercial or industrial building.

Water Heater Repair and Installation

Hot water heaters carry a heavy workload in the typical home or office building. This means that even the most durable models have a limited lifespan. In some cases, your heater may develop problems that can be successfully addressed with simple repair. However, if your unit has extensive damage or recurring problems, replacement may stand out as the only lasting solution.

At Biard & Crockett, our extensive experience with hot water heaters gives us the ability to accurately assess the condition of everything from conventional storage units to modern units built around the latest tankless technology. Whenever possible, we prioritize effective repairs over replacement. However, when circumstances require, we’ll carry out a replacement with your preferred type of heater. Today’s conventional units perform much more efficiently than those of the past, so you may want to consider this option. As an alternative, we can outfit your home or office with a tankless unit outfitted with state-of-the-art features.

Plumbing Specialists for the City of Lake Forest

The City of Lake Forest was formed in the early 1990s on land once informally designated as the community of El Toro. In addition to that land, the municipality now includes Foothill Ranch and Portola Hills, two previously unincorporated master-planned communities. Lake Forest consistently appears on lists of the country’s safest cities, and serves as home to the large, multi-use Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park. Additional nearby locales for outdoor recreation include the Willow Staging Area and Limestone Canyon Regional Park. To the west lies Orange County Great Park, an in-development arts and sports center in neighboring Irvine.

Biard & Crockett is located in Orange, just a few miles down I-5 from the homes and businesses of Lake Forest. For more than 50 years, we’ve dedicated ourselves to supplying area residents with expert plumbing services that firmly keep the focus on you, our valued customers. No matter the nature of your plumbing-related needs, we provide ready solutions with our unbeatable combination of traditional skill and technological advancement. In every case, we’ll select the right tools for the job, keep your costs as low as possible and perform work that sets the benchmark for plumbing excellence. Contact us today to arrange your appointment and learn more about our services.

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