All About Garbage Disposals

August 19th, 2019

drain-and-spoonSink 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

When Is It Time to Replace Drains and Sewer Lines?

August 5th, 2019

broken-sewer-pipeNo 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

Plumbing Accessories Needed in Every Home

July 22nd, 2019

plumbing-itemsWhat 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

Gas Line Repair Is for Professionals Only

July 8th, 2019

natural-burnersYou 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

How Corrosion Can Occur in Your Pipes

June 24th, 2019

corroded-pipesCorrosion 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

You Might Want a Heat Pump Water Heater If…

June 10th, 2019

water-handsWhen 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

How to Avoid Drain Services This Year

May 27th, 2019

drainWe 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.

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How to Get Hot Water for Your Tankless Heater—Instantly

May 13th, 2019

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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.

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Reverse Osmosis Systems: Too Risky For Your Home?

April 29th, 2019

 

flooded-homeReverse 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.

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Do I Need a Water Heater Expansion Tank?

April 15th, 2019

blue-question-markIf 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.
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