What Are the Advantages of a Hybrid Water Heater?

July 9th, 2018

water-heater-shower-cartoonThe water heater is one of the most essential appliances in the home. Regardless of the climate, hot water will always be a necessity, whether it’s for bathing or cooking or cleaning. Luckily, there are several options for water heaters. Most impressive of all has to be the hybrid water heater.

What’s a hybrid water heater? Well, you have your standard tank water heater and your tankless water heater. Then, you have heat pump water heaters. When you mix-and-match the features of all three, you get closer to understanding what a hybrid water heater is.

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The Benefits of Tankless Water Heaters

June 25th, 2018

tankless-water-heaterAre you ready to start researching water heaters in Chandler, AZ, either for installation in a brand new home or to replace an existing water heater in your house? If so, then you are wise to consider the use of a tankless water heater. Yes, traditional tank water heaters remain the most common types of systems for residential use. As many homeowners are beginning to realize, however, there are areas in which the tankless water heater does hold the advantage.

Is a tankless water heater right for every home and every homeowner? No, of course not—but then again, no specific system or appliance is. If that were the case, then there wouldn’t be so many options for us to choose from, right? That being said, for those homeowners that the system is the right option for, they couldn’t imagine going back to storing hot water in a tank! So consider the following information, and let us know if you think that a tankless water heater might be right for you.

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How to Tell When You Need Emergency Plumbing Services

June 18th, 2018

bad-plumbing-leakWe all want to be proactive in life as opposed to reactive. In some cases, however, that’s just not possible.

One example of this is when you have a sudden, unexpected plumbing crisis. Maybe you have a serious drain clog which isn’t responding to your most aggressive plunging. Or perhaps your hot water heater has suddenly stopped working.

Even worse, what if raw sewage is backing up out of one or more toilets? In each of these cases, your best bet is to immediately call for emergency plumbing services.    Continue Reading

Do You Need a Drain Cleaning Service?

May 28th, 2018

drain-cleaning-diagramOut of sight, out of mind. That’s usually how we think of water and other waste as it goes down the drain. And when signs of trouble appear, a natural reaction is to hope the problem will fix itself or to utilize caustic cleaners. Unfortunately, it’s just not that simple. Between that drain and the main sewer line is a network of pipes demanding their own care and maintenance. To minimize damage and extend the life of your plumbing system requires professional drain cleaning services.   Continue Reading

Why You Need a Tankless Water Heater

May 15th, 2018

tankless-water-heaterA tankless water heater is a highly energy efficient way to supply your home with ample hot water. Have you ever seen one in action? It’s a sight to behold, and it’s easy on the wallet, too.

Whether you’re in the market for a new water heater because yours has died, or you’re outfitting your new building, and you’re exploring options, make sure hire a pro plumber (like those on our team) to ensure it’s a job well done. Read on to learn more!

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The Importance of the Anode Rod to Water Heaters

April 30th, 2018

water-heater-repairYour water heater is one of the most important components in your home: providing safe hot water for cooking, cleaning and bathing. Most water heaters do their jobs quietly and without a fuss, which means that problems can creep up on you without noticing. This is compounded by the fact that most water heaters sit in out-of-the-way parts of your house, and don’t receive much attention so long as they do their job. Because of that, by the time you notice that something is wrong, the situation may be much worse than it appears

In particular, the anode rod is a key part of keeping your water heater functional. It prevents rust in the tank, but it needs to be replaced every two or three years. Otherwise, your water heater can quietly fall apart without you ever realizing it. Here’s a quick breakdown of why the anode rod is so important. Continue Reading

Watch for Signs of a Plumbing Leak

April 16th, 2018

ruptured-pipePlumbing systems are built to last for decades or longer, but sooner or later, even the most durable system suffers a leak. This is especially true here in Arizona, where hard water is a common problem and can be quite harsh on household plumbing systems. If you own a home, a leak in your plumbing is something you’re eventually going to need to treat. Continue Reading

Hard Water Is a Serious Plumbing Problem

April 2nd, 2018

hard-water-showerHere in Arizona, homeowners are often spared some of the plumbing problems that afflict homes back east. Our winters are fairly mild, for example, which means we don’t have to deal with issues like frozen pipes or burst pipes very often.

That said, desert communities like ours have lingering issues with hard water, which isn’t usually treated by municipal water systems. And while not actively harmful, it can cause a great deal of plumbing damage if you let it. The good news is that a trained plumber can help you get ahead of the problem and stop it before it does anything to impede your plumbing. Continue Reading

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