How to Keep Your Water Heater in Good Condition

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Your water heater is one of the hardest working appliances in your home. It accumulates a lot of wear and tear over the years, which will eventually cause it to break down. If you want to keep your water heater in the best possible condition, there are a couple of things you can do. Let’s take a look at how you can get the most out of your water heater. (more…)

When to Replace Your Water Line

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Your water line, like the rest of your plumbing system, is designed to last for many decades without needing to be replaced. Like all things, though, there comes a time when it is simply too worn down to do the job anymore. When that happens, it’s important that you be able to recognize it. Let’s take a look at some of the factors that dictate when you should replace your water line. (more…)

Which Drain Cleaning Method is Best?

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

This isn’t really a question that can be answered easily, because no single drain cleaning method is the best for every situation. It’s up to your plumber to make the decision about which drain cleaning method to use for your drains. However, each method does have pros and cons to it. Let’s take a look at some of the advantages and disadvantages of the two most popular drain cleaning methods. (more…)

Signs That Your Water Line Needs Repairs

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Your water line is the pipe that runs from your water main (or well) to your home. All water that you use in your home flows through the water line, which makes it a vital part of your home’s plumbing infrastructure. It’s incredibly important that you keep your water line in good condition at all times. If a problem develops in the line, it can threaten the entire plumbing system. Read on for signs that your water line is in need of repairs. (more…)

Why Pitted Corrosion Is Such a Big Problem for Homeowners in Paradise Valley

Monday, June 20th, 2016

One of the most frustrating things about plumbing systems is that because they are largely hidden from view, any problems that they develop are much harder to detect. And while you wouldn’t have your pipes on the inside of your walls, this means that certain major problems can continue unabated for years and years. For example, pitted corrosion is one of the most damaging problems that can afflict your plumbing. Let’s take a look at why pitted corrosion happens, and how to detect it before it causes severe damage to the surrounding area. (more…)

The Problem with Store Bought Drain Cleaners

Monday, June 13th, 2016

If you have a drain clog, you may be tempted to just get a store bought drain cleaner to take care of it. This would be a mistake. Store bought drain cleaners do solve the problem in the short term, but their long-term consequences far outstrip any benefit they provide. If you want to make sure that your drains stay in good condition for as long as possible, you should schedule professional drain cleaning services. Read on to find out more about why store bought drain cleaners are such a problem for your pipes. (more…)

Why are Terrible Smells Coming Out of My Drains?

Monday, May 16th, 2016

There are a couple of different signs that you’re having a plumbing problem of some kind, one of which is bad smells. If part of your home smells like an open sewer, it’s a pretty safe bet that you have a plumbing issue that requires professional attention. Read on to find out why that might be happening, and what can be done about it. (more…)

Signs That Your Sewer Line is in Trouble

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Plumbing and sewer problems can be incredibly frustrating to deal with, both because they’re quite damaging and quite subtle. It can be very difficult to detect a problem with these systems before they have done the bulk of their damage. However, there are some signs you can look for that can help you catch issues early. Read on for some of the signs that your sewer line is in need of professional repairs. (more…)

Why It’s a Good Idea to Have an Automatic Shutoff Valve

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Plumbing problems are a pretty serious threat when it comes to potentially damaging your home. Most of the potential for harm to the surrounding area comes from water damage, which can easily cost thousands of dollars to repair. There are ways to mitigate water damage, of course. One of the first things you should do if you notice a serious leak or rupture is turn off the flow of water into your home. However, there are some issues with that method of damage control. Read on for more information about the benefits of installing an automatic shutoff valve. (more…)

Why You Should Never Do Your Own Gas Line Work

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Are you aware that it’s illegal for any person but a licensed professional to work on a gas line? As one of the primary heating fuels used in homes throughout Paradise Valley, AZ and beyond, gas is cheap, abundant, and very good at generating a large amount of heat. However if you try to repair a gas line yourself, you are doing more than breaking the law. You are putting yourself, your home, and your family in danger. (more…)