The Most Common Contaminants in Household Water

January 18th, 2021

water-hands“Do I need to have a water treatment system installed for my house?” It’s a question you may have asked yourself, as many other homeowners have. The tricky part about answering the question is there is no such thing as a “universal water treatment system” that removes all possible contaminants from the freshwater sent to a house. Some water treatment systems are more broad in scope than others, but it’s important to know what’s actually in your water so experts like our team will know the best way to treat it.

To find out what’s in your water requires scheduling water testing with us. Below we’ve listed the most common types of contaminants that we may find based on these tests:

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Does Rust on My Water Heater Mean I Need a New One?

January 4th, 2021

rusty-water-heater-old-houseYou probably know that the water heater in your house won’t last forever. But because the average water heater that receives regular maintenance can sometimes last for over two decades, it’s easy to slip into thinking that it’ll always be working for you and you won’t have to worry about it. 

Then one day you notice rust on the water heater, or a rusty discoloration appears in the hot water. Alarm bells go off in your head. Rust can’t be a good sign. In fact, it might mean the water heater is finished and it’s time to have a new one installed. 

But is this 100% true? Is a water heater with corrosion a water heater destined for the recycling yard?

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How Drain Cleaning Can Help Start Out the New Year Right!

December 21st, 2020

drain-cleaning-diagramNo doubt, 2020 has been a different and difficult year. We’re certain that you’re looking forward to a much better 2021 and are already planning on ways to make that happen.

We’d like to help! We have a suggestion for a way to get your household plumbing in better shape than it’s been in years for 2021. It’s as simple as calling the Trusted Plumber and arranging with us for drain cleaning in Sun City, AZ.

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What Is Water Hammer and Is It a Problem?

December 7th, 2020

woman-listeningThe name water hammer sounds dramatic, doesn’t it? If you’ve ever experienced it, you’ll know there’s a reason for the drama. At the least, water hammer is an effectively descriptive name, because it sounds like a hammer striking against the pipes of your house. 

Unless you have actual gremlins living in your walls who are smashing at your plumbing with miniature hammers, water hammer isn’t literal. The noise you hear is something that’s occurring inside the pipes. But it’s still not something you want to happen, and not just because it will make you jump around your own house at the abrupt noise. Water hammer can be damaging to the plumbing and to water-using appliances in the house. 

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Signs Your Commercial Water Heater Needs Repairs

November 23rd, 2020

commercial-water-heaterIf your commercial property has a water heater, then your business depends on it running smoothly every day. You can’t have a faulty water heater or risk ignoring one that is giving off signs it needs to have repairs done. You put too much at risk if you allow the water heater to keep running when it needs to have attention from experts in commercial plumbing in Avondale, AZ.

You don’t want the first sign you notice of a water heater going bad to be when it shuts off and you don’t have any hot water in your commercial facility or building. Below we’ve listed some of the signs to watch for that it’s time to call our commercial water heater pros for repairs.

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5 of the Best Ways to Improve the Life of Your Plumbing

November 9th, 2020

pipe-about-to-burstIt’s silly to ask you how long you want the plumbing in your house to last. The answer is the same: “For as long as possible.” Maybe you’d like to say “Forever!” but of course no plumbing system will last forever, even with the best technology available for installing and repairing it. 

We want to help you have plumbing in Avondale, AZ that does last as long as possible. There are ways you can get started right now to see that the pipes in your house have few repair needs, and there are also jobs we can do that will help. Below we’ll look at five of the best ways you can give your plumbing pipes a long service life with minimum repairs.

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Do I Need a Professional Plumber to Handle Plumbing Maintenance?

October 26th, 2020

plumberIf it’s time for you to schedule maintenance for your household plumbing—which we recommend you do once a year—how should you do it? There are four options:

  1. Do it yourself. It’s easy to book when you go DIY!
  2. Call a buddy who’s good with tools and knows a few things about plumbing.
  3. Look up a company with “plumber” or “plumbing” somewhere in its name. Anyone will do.
  4. Find a licensed professional plumber and schedule service with them. 

We know that options “A”–“C” are tempting, and far too many people take them. But the correct answer is “D.” Any other choice for a plumber in Glendale, AZ isn’t really a choice for a plumber. You want a licensed professional for the job and nobody else.

The good news is that you’re already on the website for a licensed professional plumber. We have a history of experience and trust with our customers, and we also have the proper licensing (License# ROC 276768). We’re called the Trusted Plumber for good reasons!

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5 Common Kitchen Plumbing Problems You Might Face

October 12th, 2020

broken-kitchen-sinkThe kitchen has an enormous amount of plumbing and plumbing fixtures in it. The bathroom has a higher concentration of plumbing and pipes, but you need to take special care of your kitchen plumbing in Glendale, AZ or else it can turn into a serious nightmare. Below are five common kitchen plumbing troubles that may require calling our talented team to investigate.

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The Anode Rod and How It Helps Your Water Heater

September 28th, 2020

water-heater-technicianRust and other types of corrosion are the worst problems a water heater can face. When rust starts to develop on a water heater tank, that usually means the entire water heater must be replaced.

But if you care for your water heater properly with regular professional maintenance and repairs done as needed, you shouldn’t have to worry about corrosion until the system is reaching the end of its lengthy service life. Most of the thanks for that protection against rust and corrosion goes to a component called the anode rod. We’re going to focus on this part of your water heater today, because understanding it will help you remember why regular maintenance for a water heater is so critical.

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How Long You Can Expect Your Garbage Disposal to Last

September 14th, 2020

Pouring-water-kitchen-sinkPeople often think of the garbage disposal in their kitchen sink as an appliance that will never need to be replaced. To them, it’s just a part of the structure of the kitchen, and until the day the kitchen gets a major renovation, the garbage disposal will hang around and keep doing its job.

This isn’t true, of course. No mechanical appliance can last forever, and a garbage disposal handles an immense workload, operating almost every day. Although a broken disposal can be fixed, at a certain point it will no longer be worth repairing and it’s best to have a new unit installed.

The question is, how long can you expect your garbage disposal to last?

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