Symptoms of a Slab Leak and How an Emergency Plumber Can Help

Monday, March 30th, 2020

slab-leak-crack-in-foundationThe slab leak is a common problem in home plumbing, and unfortunately, it’s one of the most difficult to notice at first. The reason is right in the name: the leaks come from pipes that are buried down in the granite slab foundation of a home. A pipe could leak for months before it begins to show overt signs of what’s happening, and by that point, it will have wasted large amounts of water and inflicted damage to the building.

If you believe you have a slab leak, emergency plumbers in Surprise, AZ can help out. The job can sometimes be done without needing to excavate to reach the leak, but no matter what, you’ll have to have experts doing the work. (more…)

How a Professional Plumber—Not an Amateur!—Helps You in Emergencies

Monday, March 16th, 2020

plumber-with-sink-p-trapAre you looking for emergency plumbing in Peoria, AZ? We hope you came to this blog post before the plumbing disaster struck, and you’re doing prep work to have a plumber’s number handy whenever you do have an emergency problem. And that means you’re already thinking right: when it comes to handling plumbing repairs in a house, whether an emergency or not, you only want trained professionals to handle the service—like the plumbers on our team. We named ourselves The Trusted Plumber for a good reason.

We want to go into more detail about why the professional, rather than the amateur, is helpful when it comes to emergencies. (more…)

We Recommend Upgrading Your Plumbing to the Modern Day

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

pipe-decay“Wait, what’s wrong with my plumbing?”

The answer might be that your household plumbing in Peoria, AZ is old and outdated. People tend to think of plumbing as made up of invulnerable metals, but of course, there is no such thing as invulnerable metal. Plumbing wears down over time, and if you live in a house that’s more than two decades old, you probably need to make some upgrades to the pipes and fixtures so your home has the most modern plumbing available.

A professional plumber is your best friend when it comes to plumbing modernization. You can’t do these jobs on your own, and a licensed plumber can locate all the places where your household plumbing will benefit from upgrades. (more…)

You Don’t Want Mold, But These Plumbing Problems Are How You Get Mold

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

mold-on-wallYou don’t need anyone to explain to you why mold in your house is bad. Mold anywhere is bad, with the exception of culturing certain types of cheese. When you notice mold growing in your house, it’s important to have remediation done to prevent harm to the property and possibly the release of toxic mold spores. Not only does the mold need to be removed, but the source of it needs to be fixed. Often, it’s the plumbing at fault.

There is a range of plumbing troubles that may lead to mold growth. Below are the ones we deal with often. Prevention is the best tool, but you can always call on great plumbers in Surprise, AZ from The Trusted Plumber to make the repairs behind the mold. (more…)

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

Monday, 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. (more…)

Pipe Age, Pipe Materials: When You Need New Pipes

Monday, 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. (more…)

The Plumbing Maintenance Checklist

Monday, 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. (more…)

Ways You Can Create a Plumbing Problems

Monday, 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. (more…)

What Goes Into a Kitchen Remodel?

Monday, 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. (more…)

Plumbing Accessories Needed in Every Home

Monday, 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. (more…)