October 14th, 2019
“Drain cleaners.” If this name makes you think of bottled of chemicals found on the shelves of stores, you’re not alone. It’s what most homeowners think of when they hear about drain cleaning for their home plumbing.
There’s just a slight problem with this. These so-called drain cleaners aren’t good at their job. In fact, they can be downright hazardous and create more problems for drains and plumbing systems. No professional plumber recommends the use of store-bought chemicals to unclogged stopped-up or slow drains. Continue Reading
September 30th, 2019
Think of this as a list of things we, as professional plumbers, don’t want you to do with your plumbing. We offer emergency plumbing in Glendale, AZ to deal with the disasters that can happen because of poor treatment of fixtures and other parts of the plumbing. It’s an important part of our job to be available whenever people need them. But we also want our customers to have few problems in the first place. We offer preventive services to help maintain plumbing so emergencies are rare, but there are steps you can take to even further lower opportunities for your plumbing to go wrong.
Or perhaps we should say “there are steps you shouldn’t take.” Below are a few of these steps that can cause minor to major plumbing issues. Continue Reading
September 16th, 2019
Remodeling a kitchen is one of the best investments homeowners can make for a room remodel. A kitchen is usually at the center of a home, both physically and socially. The family often gathers and celebrates there, and proper food preparation is impossible without it. Changing an aging, outdated kitchen for one with new design trends, better workflow space, and the best in modern appliances can help to renew an entire home. It also significantly raises the home’s market value.
However, a poorly done remodel will turn into a nightmare. A kitchen remodel involves numerous steps, and you want only the best contractors on each of them. Because plumbing is a huge part of the kitchen, hiring a professional plumbing contractor with remodeling experience to handle the plumbing remodeling parts of the job. Continue Reading
September 2nd, 2019
Flushing a water heater is one of the basic steps of cleaning the system. During a water heater flush, all the water in the tank is drained out so any sediment or other build up inside can be removed. In some situations, the tank will also need to be descaled to remove build up of limescale, one of the side effects of hard water.
Regular flushing is an important part of proper routine maintenance for water heaters in Glendale, AZ. But how often do you need to schedule this service for your water heater? Continue Reading
August 19th, 2019
Sink garbage disposals are so common in residential homes today that people have a difficult time imagining what life would be like without them. Before disposals became common parts of kitchens, food waste needed to be scraped off plates and into a composting bucket which was then taken to the trash. This was not only a time-consuming job, but it also put more waste into landfills. Garbage disposals allow a large amount of food waste to instead go into the municipal sewer treatment system without larger pieces of organic waste clogging up the drains.
We have some information about garbage disposals that can help you take better care of the one in your kitchen. Continue Reading
August 5th, 2019
No pipes in your home are invulnerable—certainly not to time! No matter the material the pipes are made from, they will eventually wear down and develop leaks or start to corrode. Although it’s important to discover when any pipes in your house need to be replaced, it’s especially important to find out as early as possible when you have drains or a sewer line that has to be replaced. A busted drain or sewer line can bring life in your house to a halt and create unhygienic and downright unpleasant conditions.
Let’s take a closer look at when you should replace drains and sewer lines. If you need any help with the choice, call a professional plumber in Surprise, AZ to take a close look at the pipes. A plumber can give you the best advice and schedule the service as soon as possible. Continue Reading
July 22nd, 2019
What do we mean when we talk about plumbing accessories? We mean various components and appliances that make the modern household plumbing system as effective, safe, and water-conserving as possible. Not all homes have these accessories, but we strongly recommend them for most homes.
Your house may have only a few of these, and you may not be sure if some are in place already. If you have doubts, call our plumbing professionals to schedule an appointment. We can help you make the best of your household plumbing in Glendale, AZ. Continue Reading
July 8th, 2019
You may think of plumbers as only working on the pipes that carry freshwater or wastewater around a house, as well as the appliances and drains connected to those pipes. But plumbers can take on jobs with another type of piping in a house—the pipes carrying natural gas to appliances such as the heating system, the oven, the stove, or even the laundry machine.
Not all plumbing contractors handle work on gas lines to install, replace, and repair them. For a plumber in Sun City, AZ who’s licensed to work with gas lines, just call our number. We can see to all your needs for gas line services in the area. Continue Reading
June 24th, 2019
Corrosion is one of the worst enemies a home’s plumbing system can face. The word corrosion comes from the Latin word “to chew,” and it’s appropriate. Corrosion chews into the metal of pipes and eats it away. The metal weakens to the point where leaks begin, breaks occur, and eventually, the pipes fail completely. Corrosion in freshwater pipes can also lead to toxins entering the water.
Advances in piping materials have made corrosion less of a problem than it once was, but it is still a major issue you might have to deal with in your home’s plumbing in Sun City, AZ at some point. If you live in a house with old plumbing pipes (earlier than 1970), the chance of corrosion is even higher. Continue Reading
June 10th, 2019
When looking at the many types of water heaters in Phoenix, AZ you can have installed in your home, you might feel overwhelmed at the options available. The conventional storage tank water heater isn’t the only choice you have today: you can also have special high-efficiency tank water heaters, tankless water heaters, and heat pump water heaters.
In this post, we’re going to focus on the heat pump water heater and the times when it might be your top choice. So, you might want a heat pump water heater if… Continue Reading