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
May 27th, 2019
We don’t recommend actively trying to avoid services for your drain. Having your drains cleaned is kind of like cleaning out your garage every year—it’s not really fun but you just have to do it to save yourself from trouble in the future.
Allowing drains to get too dirty cause them to clog up at the worst possible time. It can also cause bacteria to grow in the drains, leading to foul odors and unsanitary conditions.
In order to avoid that, the best thing you can do is to get a drain cleaning in Phoenix, AZ. The second best thing you can do is to be better about what you’re putting down the drains.
May 13th, 2019
Waiting for hot water is a pain. And it seems that no matter what kind of water heater you have installed—even if it’s an “on-demand” tankless system—you’ll still have to wait for hot water.
Like many homeowners, you may have simply accepted this as fact. But what you might not be considering is just how wasteful it can be to wait for the water to warm up.
Regardless of whether you’re waiting for the kitchen sink or for the shower to warm up, you can bet that you’ll be draining several gallons of cold water before you can start using the warm water. Multiply that cost every day, and for every person in the home who uses hot water, and you’ll see that this is no longer just an inconvenience.
Fortunately, there is a way for tankless water heaters in Glendale to offer truly instantaneous hot water, and it requires the help of a recirculating pump.
April 29th, 2019
Reverse osmosis systems are praised for their ability to filter just about any harmful contaminants out of your drinking water. They use a thin membrane to block anything bigger than water molecules from entering your drinking water. This makes them great systems for your entire house, or simply as point-of-use systems to be installed directly in conjunction with your kitchen sink.
But for all of its positive qualities, there’s one major drawback that all homeowners should be aware of:
Reverse osmosis systems are the number one cause of flooding in your home.
In this post, we’ll explain why this happens, as well as provide some alternatives for water filtration systems in Glendale.
April 15th, 2019
If you’ve never heard of a water heater expansion tank before, it might sound like nothing more than an accessory for your water heater. Or, maybe it’s some kind of device that expands the capacity of your water heater, so that you can use more hot water.
These are fine guesses, but in actuality, an expansion tank is a safety device that prevents your water heater from being damaged by water pressure. Not just anyone should have one installed, however. Whether you need one depends on how the city has configured your plumbing system.
Don’t worry—we’ll explain what expansion tanks are and if you need one.
April 1st, 2019
When you think of plumbing, you probably think of leaks and clogs. At least, these are two of the most common issues you’ll encounter with your bathroom plumbing in Glendale, AZ.
When it comes to clogged drains specifically, we can confirm that they’re never convenient or desired. However, they’re nearly inevitable if you don’t have your drains cleaned regularly.
People sometimes confuse “drain unclogging” with “drain cleaning” and think of them as the same service. In this post, we’ll explain some of the best and worst methods for drain cleaning, as well as which ones actually qualify as “cleaning.”
March 18th, 2019
Back in the day, plumbing was performed with a lot of listening, intuition, and even guesswork. The tools we have today simply didn’t exist back then, forcing plumbers to work with what they had. While they certainly did a great job of it and helped make the industry what it is today, there’s no turning back from today’s plumbing technology. In particular, we’re thinking of the video pipe inspection camera. Thanks to this tool, plumbers have been able to use this technology to save you from various plumbing issues.
March 4th, 2019
Natural gas is a favorite across the nation: it’s one of the least expensive fuel sources, and it can power several different appliances in our homes. Even electricity, which can actually be more efficient than using gas, is usually more expensive. Plus, natural gas is distributed from our own soil, reducing our dependence on global supplies of oil.
But for all the benefits of natural gas, we could never ignore the inherent safety risks of using it. A properly maintained gas line is nothing to fear, but that’s only possible with the help of a professional. We’ll recap some of the dangers of gas lines and why gas line repair and installation require a certified expert.