The Importance of the Anode Rod to Water Heaters

March 19th, 2018

water-heater-repairWater heaters are designed to do their jobs quietly and without a lot of fuss. That provides a lot of benefits – and tank water heaters and eminently reliable – but it also offers a serious drawback. When trouble does rise, it can be very hard to spot. Most water heaters are located in the basement or similar out-of-the-way locations, and as long as they continue to deliver hot water, you probably don’t think of them very often.

As a result, problems can get quite extensive, and if you’re not careful, they can force you to replace the entire water heater by the time you notice that something is wrong. Luckily, a trained plumber can help you get ahead of such problems with timely maintenance, and you yourself can perform certain tasks periodically to give you a leg up on the kinds of issues that can result in serious water heater damage. Continue Reading

How Does Video Pipe Inspection Work?

March 5th, 2018

pipe-lime-scalePlumbing systems have been with us since the beginning of civilization, and in some ways, they work the same way today that they did in ancient Rome. Plumbers, too still need old-fashioned tools like wrenches and hammers, along with a proper work ethic to get the job done. But technology doesn’t sit in a vacuum, and plumbing has moved well past those simple tools we used to use 50 or 60 years ago. New tools and technique can help plumbers in countless different ways, and that translates to more effective repair techniques that cost you much less to implement.

Among the innovations that might have been inconceivable just a few short years ago is video pipe inspection, which has rapidly become a staple in modern plumbing. It arms the plumber with accurate information that no technology before it could have, and in turn makes dealing with leaks and clogs far easier. Continue Reading

Worried about Leaks? An Automatic Shut-Off Valve Can Help

February 19th, 2018

ruptured-pipeLeaks are a common problem in any home, and sooner or later your plumbing system is going to develop one. That process can be accelerated by factors such as hard water – the presence of minerals such as calcium and magnesium in your water – which is very common in our neck of the woods. (Hard water is harmless to drink, but can lead to the corrosion of plumbing pipes and cause leaks over time.) It’s one thing if you spot the signs of a leak early, such as noticing when water comes spilling across your bathroom floor. But most of the pipes in your home lie hidden under the floors or behind walls, and a seemingly minor leak can go for weeks or even months without being detected. In that time, they can cause considerable damage. Continue Reading

Is There Trouble with Your Water Heater?

February 6th, 2018

water-heater-repairWater heaters are indispensable parts of your household: providing safe, reliable hot water for cooking, cleaning and bathing. They’re typically placed in out-of-the-way parts of the home, such as the basement or garage, and don’t make a lot of noise when they’re running. Most homeowners take them for granted, which unfortunately can turn around and bite them in the event of a breakdown. Continue Reading

Professional Plumbers Use Proper Tools for Drain Cleaning

January 22nd, 2018

drain-cleaning-servicesClogged drains are a common problem in most homes, and sooner or later you’re likely to run into one. They can be caused by a number of issues, but mostly it stems from tossing something down the drain that fails to clear your plumbing systems and instead remains stuck in the pipe. This most often appears in the kitchen drains, where food products such as hot fats and potato peelings can make for a nasty clog, and in the bathroom, where toothpaste, cleaning supplies and human hair can all create serious problems for your drains. Continue Reading

Trust a Professional Plumber With Problems in Your Home

January 8th, 2018

plumber-sink-repairsPlumbing problems are an accepted part of life as a homeowner, and while most plumbing systems perform effectively with few issues, sooner or later, everyone will deal with a leak, a clog or a similar issue. Older appliances like water heaters periodically need to be replaced with new ones, and when pipes wear out or suffer damage, they can spread water to nearby part of your home.  Continue Reading

Professional Plumbers Can Install a New Water Heater

December 25th, 2017

water-heater-installationYour water heater is one of the most important parts of your home: providing safe hot water for cooking, cleaning and bathing simply by turning on the tap. Water heaters are usually placed in out-of-the-way spots in your home: the basement, the garage, a desiccated closet, or somewhere similar. They do their jobs very quietly most of the time, which means that serious problems have a way of sneaking up on you. Continue Reading

Need a Water Treatment System? Let a Professional Plumber Explain Your Options

December 11th, 2017

water-treatment-systemsYour plumbing is arguably the most important component of your home: providing safe, clean water for drinking, cooking and bathing. Our civic water systems do a decent job of keeping our water clean and potable, but no system is perfect and problems do crop up from time to time. That comes on top of less impactful but still significant issues like hard water, which is a big problem in Arizona and can cause problems in your home. Continue Reading

Signs You Need a Plumber for Sewer Line Treatment

November 27th, 2017

sewer-line-repairThe sewer line is usually buried beneath your yard, and carries the wastewater from all of the drains in your home to the municipal sewer system for proper disposal. Sewer lines are protected from damage underground, and they tend to last a long time, but problems can still occur. Pipes eventually wear out no matter where they are, and if tree roots or other disruptions cause problems, it can turn into a big problem very quickly. Continue Reading

Signs You Need a Plumber

November 13th, 2017

plumbing-services-signsPlumbing problems come in all shapes and sizes, some larger and more problematic than others. A simple clog can be dealt with fairly quickly in most cases, which replacing a ruptured sewer line and be an engaging operation. Most of the time, plumbing problems are relatively small, consisting of things like leaks in the piping or perhaps a malfunctioning appliance somewhere. In and of themselves, they don’t cause much damage. That isn’t usually the problem. The problem comes in the length of time it takes to detect the trouble. Continue Reading