What Can Build Up in Your Drains When You Aren’t Looking

January 20th, 2020

drain-cleaning-diagramWe don’t mean to imply you need to stare into the drains in your house as often as you can spare the time. We mean that while you go about your daily routines of cooking, showering, bathing, and cleaning, imagining the drains are just fine, they may be picking up debris that will create slow or clogged drains in the future.

Below is a list of the most common build-up that forms in drains without you knowing about it—until something goes wrong. Continue Reading

How Old Is “Too Old” for a Water Heater?

January 6th, 2020

water-heaterNobody wants to go through the trouble of replacing an old water heater. It’s a big project and costly, so homeowners will often settle for poor performance from an ancient water heater and high heating costs rather than take the step of calling a professional to install a new one.

But if you have an old water heater that can’t guarantee you hot showers and costs far more to run than it once did, it’s much better to say goodbye to it and have a fresh start with a reliable and energy-efficient new system.

The big question is “When is a water heater too old?” Let’s take a closer look at the answers. (Yes, there’s more than one.) Continue Reading

Find Out Where Your Home’s Water Main Shut-Off Is!

December 23rd, 2019

flooded-homeLiving in Arizona means we don’t have to deal with one of the biggest winter plumbing concerns: frozen pipes and burst pipes. But that doesn’t mean we get to escape all plumbing problems. Our homes can still experience flooding from busted plumbing and various other mishaps. There are three defenses you have against these flooding disasters:

  • Preventive plumbing service to ensure the pipes and appliances are in good shape
  • Knowing what to do in the event of flooding to stop damage ASAP
  • Installing an automatic shut-off valve

We’ve often talked about the importance of the first. Today we’ll address the second, and that means knowing where the water main shut-off valve is. Once you know how to stop water from continuing to flood into your home, you can call for emergency plumbing in Glendale, AZ from our plumbers. Continue Reading

Pipe Age, Pipe Materials: When You Need New Pipes

December 9th, 2019

PVC-pipesDo you know that historians have extensive information about the plumbing system of Ancient Rome? The Romans were masters of civic engineering, and much of their original plumbing system to carry fresh water into the city and remove it through massive sewer systems still stands today. We even know they used lead pipes as long ago as 200 BC thanks to archaeological digs that turned up large amounts of lead in the soil.

These amazing facts should not deceive you into believing plumbing is as immortal as the Immortal City. The structures of sewers and aqueducts may survive, but pipes have a limited life. Those archaeologists found lead dust, after all, not fully formed lead pipes.

Let’s keep that in mind as we look at the materials that make up the much less ancient plumbing system of your home and when you need to put in new pipes. Continue Reading

Possible Reasons for Seeing Water Discoloration in Your Home

November 25th, 2019

water-handsThis isn’t something you want to see: a reddish or brownish discoloration coming from the taps in your house. Something isn’t right if you can’t get clear, non-cloudy water in your house. But what?

It’s tricky to answer that question because there are several sources for water discoloration in household tap water. Some are minor issues that will soon go away. Others may require service for your plumbing in Avondale, AZ. We have extensive experience with all types of plumbing issues, and we’ll run down a short list of the most common causes of discolored water. Continue Reading

Why Whole-House Water Treatment Is Much Better Than Bottled Water

November 11th, 2019

boy-drinks-waterHave you considered having water filtration installed for your house? Probably, since you’re reading this. People are searching for healthier water quality today because of the concern about pollutants entering the municipal water supply. Although water goes through treatment plants to remove harmful chemicals, bacteria, and heavy metals, many of those same impurities can enter the pipes carrying the water to homes and businesses. Aging pipes can also send pollutants into the water supply.

Concern about water quality often drives people to purchase bottled water as a solution. If you’re thinking about the installation of water filtration systems in Glendale, AZ for your home, you already have suspicions that bottled water isn’t the best, cost-effective choice.

And you are right. Continue Reading

The Plumbing Maintenance Checklist

October 28th, 2019

checkmark-greenPeople often groan when they hear about “annual maintenance” for almost any part of their house. Yes, we know that maintenance seems like a chore—but the benefits are tremendous. For example, the plumbing in your house undergoes an immense amount of work and strain during the year. All those drains, pipes, and appliances don’t simply hold up no matter what gets thrown at them. They wear down, and that means inconvenience, costly repairs, expensive replacements, and maybe even plumbing disasters like flooding or not having any water at all.

But you don’t need to worry. You have great plumbers in Peoria, AZ at The Trusted Plumber to handle the maintenance for you. When you sign up for the Trusted Plumber Maintenance Ultimate Savings Agreement Program, you’ll receive our annual 35-point comprehensive home plumbing inspection. Continue Reading

What’s the Deal With Chemical Drain Cleaners?

October 14th, 2019

drain-cleaning-services“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

Ways You Can Create a Plumbing Problems

September 30th, 2019

emergency-plumbing-situationThink 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

What Goes Into a Kitchen Remodel?

September 16th, 2019

kitchen-interior-with-islandRemodeling 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