Bad-Smelling Plumbing? Here Are Possible Causes

April 12th, 2021

woman-covering-mouthYou don’t want your house to have the smell of a sewer drifting through it, but this can sometimes happen to even the cleanest house because of troubles with the plumbing. If your house has terrible odors making daily life unpleasant, you’ll want to know the source and have it corrected.

We’re going to look at common causes of foul smells from plumbing in Peoria, AZ. This can help you know what to do about them. Our plumbers are ready to help make your house smell fresh again, and we have 24-hour emergency service to correct any plumbing disaster you run into.

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Do Tankless Water Heaters Have Any Drawbacks?

March 29th, 2021

tankless water heaterIf you’re asking this question, it means you’re likely looking at water heaters in Surprise, AZ as a replacement for your old one. If this is the first time you’ve considered a tankless water heater, we understand why you have plenty of questions and maybe a touch of skepticism. After all, many installers talk up the huge benefits of going with a tankless water heater—we certainly have

But any reputable plumbing contractor will tell you that a tankless water heater isn’t the right installation for every home and every situation. Sometimes the right storage tank water heater will do a great job for a household. 

Tankless water heaters do have several drawbacks that may affect your decision to purchase one. Some of these won’t apply to your house, or the benefits will far outweigh them. Make sure you work with our professionals to help you with the choice so you have the best water heater for your home. 

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Here’s How You May Be Wasting Water and Not Know It

March 15th, 2021

faucet-drippingNo homeowner sets out to wastewater on purpose. There’s no reward in that! The problem is that it’s easy to unintentionally wastewater and then continue to let it happen. You’re probably using more water than you need to right now and be unaware of it. Even higher bills may not alert you, because if the problem has been going on long enough, the bill will always be high!

When it comes to household plumbing in Surprise, AZ, we’re the experts. We’ve often helped our customers enjoy better plumbing and save water, so we know about the many ways households can wastewater. We’re going to look at seven ways you may be wasting water and what you can do about it.

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4 Plumbing Problems That May Not Look Like Emergencies, But Are

March 1st, 2021

woman-with-plumberWhat counts as a “plumbing emergency” in your home? The easy answer to this is “Whatever feels like an emergency to you, the homeowner.” It’s a good adage, because even if you’re wrong about whether the plumbing problem you’re facing is an emergency or not, you’ll be glad you had the trouble investigated. Better to be cautious and avoid a big disaster.

There’s more to defining emergency plumbing needs, however. Sometimes, plumbing emergencies hide behind what look like lesser issues. Things that just don’t feel like big deals. Troubles you can get to later. These are the truly tricky and dangerous emergency plumbing jobs, because you’re much less likely to treat them as such and call us for emergency plumbing in Glendale, AZ to get the issue fixed before it becomes a major problem. 

To help, we’ve listed four plumbing problems you may encounter that may seem mild, but are a good reason to call our plumbers ASAP.

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Ways You Can Tell Your House Has Hard Water

February 15th, 2021

salt-based-water-softenerHard water is a common problem affecting residential water supplies. Even the best water treatment plants can’t prevent it, since most hard water minerals enter the water after it has left the treatment plant and is on its way toward homes. The minerals of hard water (primarily magnesium and various calcites) seep through the ground and into the freshwater pipes.

Hard water isn’t unhealthy to drink. In fact, you want some amount of these minerals in your water because they’re essential minerals for good health. But too high a level of these minerals is bad for the plumbing in a house and creates inconveniences with cleaning and bathing. It can even wreck important water-using appliances; the water heater is especially susceptible to damage due to hard water. 

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Water Stain on the Ceiling—It Could Be Serious

February 1st, 2021

Plumbing-LeakIf you notice a water stain on your ceiling, your first instinct may be simply one of annoyance. It’s ugly and seems to come out of nowhere. How are you going to cover that up? Maybe it will just go away when it dries.

We want to tell you how serious ceiling water stains can be. You should never ignore them. And you shouldn’t focus on what to do to cover it up, because the source of the stain may continue to be a problem, and the water damage might be enough to weaken the flooring—and that’s not something that a bit of plaster can fix. You don’t want to wipe the stain from your mind only to have part of the ceiling cave-in months later, possibly bringing down part of the room above it!

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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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