3 Indicators That You Need Drain Cleaning

June 26th, 2017

pipe corrosionIt can be difficult to tell when the drains in your home need to receive professional services. Plumbing issues are difficult to detect without professional training and equipment at the best of times, especially since so much of the system is hidden from view. Just because it can be difficult, though, that doesn’t mean that you should just throw up your hands and wait for some serious problem to occur in the system. Have a look a 3 of the ways that you can tell when your drains are in need of professional cleaning. Continue Reading

Tips on Maintaining Your Garbage Disposal

June 12th, 2017

plumber-sinkConsidering what the garbage disposal is used for, it’s easy to think of it as somehow impervious to issues. That’s not true, though. Far from it, in fact. Garbage disposals are actually quite susceptible to developing problems, depending on what they’re exposed to. If you want to keep your garbage disposal in good condition for as long as possible, there are a number of things that you should know. Have a look at our following tips on getting a great return on investment with your garbage disposal. Continue Reading

Keep Your Plumbing in Good Shape with These Tips

June 7th, 2017

underwater-houseIt can be pretty tough to keep your plumbing system in good condition over the years. It’s mostly hidden from view, and many of the problems that can develop with your plumbing system will typically not give off any warning signs unless they’ve been around for a while. Your plumbing system won’t last indefinitely, even under ideal circumstances. If you follow the tips below, though, you can at least ensure that your plumbing system will last as long as possible. Continue Reading

Plumbing Upgrades You Should Consider for Your Home

May 29th, 2017

water-handsWhen most people think of plumbing, they imagine kitchen sinks and showers and the appliances that they make use of every day. Those are not the only important parts of your plumbing system, though. There are many different parts that contribute to a residential plumbing system running smoothly, some of which are more vital than others. There are also many optional upgrades, though, that can help quite a bit in various ways. If you’re looking for a way to improve your plumbing system’s function, consider installing these upgrades. Continue Reading

Why a Water Treatment System is a Good Idea

May 15th, 2017

waterUnless you get your water from a well, all water that’s pumped into your home is put through a municipal treatment facility first. This treatment process removes many of the harmful contaminants that are commonly found in your water supply. However, no city water treatment is 100% effective. There will always be some level of harmful contaminants that are going to make it into your home’s water supply. If you want to more thoroughly protect your home from these contaminants, you should consider installing a water treatment system. Continue Reading

Common Garbage Disposal Issues, and How to Deal with Them

May 8th, 2017

kitchen-sink-disposalThe garbage disposal is one of the most frequently used kitchen appliances in the average home. Despite how much use the system sees, though, many people assume that it will be able to operate indefinitely without developing serious problems. However, if you’re not careful you can end up having to replace your garbage disposal much earlier than you otherwise would have to. Have a look at a couple of the common problems that can afflict garbage disposals, and how to avoid them. Continue Reading

Why You Should Consider Installing a Sump Pump

May 1st, 2017

sump-pumpA lot of people think of flooding as both a solely home-submerging event, and as something that isn’t an issue in Arizona. Both of those are untrue. Flooding doesn’t have to be massive and life-threatening to be a serious problem, and it absolutely does happen in Arizona. All it really takes is a foot or two of water in the basement, or a crawlspace, to inflict thousands of dollars’ worth of damage to your home. Any space that is below-ground is at risk, especially if it lacks adequate drainage. One rainstorm is all it takes to cause a big problem, so it’s a good idea to take steps to prepare for it. If you want to protect the more vulnerable areas of your home from this kind of damage, consider installing a sump pump. Continue Reading

Tips on Keeping Your Water Line in Good Shape

April 17th, 2017

water-lineWe’re not sure how often you think about your plumbing system, but we’re going to guess it’s not often. Of course, you don’t necessarily need to think about it that often. However, there are certain steps that you need to take to make sure that your system stays in good shape for as long as possible. This especially applies to the water line.

The water line is the pipe through which all water flows into your home’s plumbing system. If the water line is in poor condition, it will impact the rest of the home in a pretty substantial way. So, keeping the water line in good shape is one of the best ways to make sure that your plumbing system functions properly. Continue Reading

Make Sure to Schedule Water Heater Maintenance

April 12th, 2017

We’re willing to bet all the money in our pockets against all the money in your pockets that you haven’t thought about your water heater recently. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, of course. It’s not like you really need to pay close attention to your water heater at all times. Water heaters are built to last, but they will last a lot longer with proper care and maintenance. Otherwise, you won’t get the best return on investment for your system. Continue Reading

Signs That Indicate You Need Professional Plumbing Services

April 3rd, 2017

One of the most tricky things about the plumbing system in your home is determining when it needs repairs. You can do it with professional services, of course, but if you had a plumber already looking at your system you probably wouldn’t be reading this blog. The real challenge is determining whether or not your plumbing system needs repairs on your own. This is not to say that you should avoid scheduling maintenance, because that’s the most accurate way to assess the health of your system. So, read on for some tips on what to look for if you just want to generally gauge whether or not your plumbing system needs repairs. Continue Reading