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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The Best and the Worst of Drain Cleaning

April 1st, 2019

hydro-jetting-sewerWhen 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.”
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Video Pipe Inspection Saves the Day

March 18th, 2019

video-inspectionBack 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.
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Gas Line Services (And Why They Require an Expert)

March 4th, 2019

gas-burningNatural 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.
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4 Signs You Need Water Heater Needs Replacement

February 18th, 2019

water-heater-maintenanceWhen it comes to replacing a water heater, there’s naturally going to be some hesitance. For one, you may not want to invest in a brand-new appliance. And two, you may think that your current water heater is running just fine.

However, when that time does come, replacing the water heater is a huge favor to yourself. Neglecting to replace at the right time can end up costing far more in repairs and operational costs. That’s why it’s important to recognize the signs you need replacement:

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3 Common Repiping Questions Answered

February 4th, 2019

corroded-pipesRepiping is simply the act of replacing pipes in your plumbing system. When and how you should repipe a home are often the parts that most confuse people, however. In today’s post, we’ll go over three of the most common questions regarding repiping.

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Essential Commercial Plumbing Services

January 21st, 2019

rooftop-plumbing-systemIn the world of plumbing, there are two realms: commercial and residential.

Between the two, many of the same services may be performed. The way those services are performed, however, is going to be drastically different. Commercial properties may have hundreds of people using a plumbing system on a daily basis—you wouldn’t want to perform services on that plumbing system with the same standards you’d use on a house with four people living in it.

With that being said, here are a few commercial plumbing services that require the skills of a commercial plumber in Phoenix.

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Are Saltless Filtration Systems Better than Salt-Based?

January 4th, 2019

salt-based-water-softenerIf you do an internet search for this topic, what you will find is a slew of articles accusing saltless filters as being some kind of “fake” water softener. They’ll make sure to clarify that saltless filters should be called conditioners rather than softeners… as if that were a bad thing.

For the expert plumber in Phoenix, AZ, it makes sense why you would never want to mix up a softener with a conditioner. Softeners remove minerals from the water, and conditioners simply remove the mineral’s abilities to stick to your plumbing. It would be a lie to say they’re the same.

But for the average consumer, who wants nothing more than for their water to feel better and to avoid scaling on their plumbing system, saltless filtration is still an excellent choice.

Actually, we’d argue that salt-less filtration systems are the better choice. We’ll explain more down below.

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When Is It Time to Get Drain Cleaning?  

December 24th, 2018

drain-cleaning-diagramWhen you’re looking for drain cleaning in Phoenix, The Trusted Plumber is your best bet. And if you’re not sure if you’re due for a drain cleaning, we can help you figure it out. It’s simpler than you think.

Here are the best times to get a drain cleaning:

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