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

Monday, 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. (more…)

What’s the Deal With Chemical Drain Cleaners?

Monday, 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. (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…)

How Often Do I Need My Water Heater Flushed?

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

water-heater-repairFlushing a water heater is one of the basic steps of cleaning the system. During a water heater flush, all the water in the tank is drained out so any sediment or other build up inside can be removed. In some situations, the tank will also need to be descaled to remove build up of limescale, one of the side effects of hard water.

Regular flushing is an important part of proper routine maintenance for water heaters in Glendale, AZ. But how often do you need to schedule this service for your water heater? (more…)

All About Garbage Disposals

Monday, 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. (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…)

How to Get Hot Water for Your Tankless Heater—Instantly

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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