5 of the Best Ways to Improve the Life of Your Plumbing

Monday, November 9th, 2020

pipe-about-to-burstIt’s silly to ask you how long you want the plumbing in your house to last. The answer is the same: “For as long as possible.” Maybe you’d like to say “Forever!” but of course no plumbing system will last forever, even with the best technology available for installing and repairing it. 

We want to help you have plumbing in Avondale, AZ that does last as long as possible. There are ways you can get started right now to see that the pipes in your house have few repair needs, and there are also jobs we can do that will help. Below we’ll look at five of the best ways you can give your plumbing pipes a long service life with minimum repairs.

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Do I Need a Professional Plumber to Handle Plumbing Maintenance?

Monday, October 26th, 2020

plumberIf it’s time for you to schedule maintenance for your household plumbing—which we recommend you do once a year—how should you do it? There are four options:

  1. Do it yourself. It’s easy to book when you go DIY!
  2. Call a buddy who’s good with tools and knows a few things about plumbing.
  3. Look up a company with “plumber” or “plumbing” somewhere in its name. Anyone will do.
  4. Find a licensed professional plumber and schedule service with them. 

We know that options “A”–“C” are tempting, and far too many people take them. But the correct answer is “D.” Any other choice for a plumber in Glendale, AZ isn’t really a choice for a plumber. You want a licensed professional for the job and nobody else.

The good news is that you’re already on the website for a licensed professional plumber. We have a history of experience and trust with our customers, and we also have the proper licensing (License# ROC 276768). We’re called the Trusted Plumber for good reasons!

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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…)

Watch for Signs of a Plumbing Leak

Monday, April 16th, 2018

ruptured-pipePlumbing systems are built to last for decades or longer, but sooner or later, even the most durable system suffers a leak. This is especially true here in Arizona, where hard water is a common problem and can be quite harsh on household plumbing systems. If you own a home, a leak in your plumbing is something you’re eventually going to need to treat. (more…)

Hard Water Is a Serious Plumbing Problem

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

hard-water-showerHere in Arizona, homeowners are often spared some of the plumbing problems that afflict homes back east. Our winters are fairly mild, for example, which means we don’t have to deal with issues like frozen pipes or burst pipes very often.

That said, desert communities like ours have lingering issues with hard water, which isn’t usually treated by municipal water systems. And while not actively harmful, it can cause a great deal of plumbing damage if you let it. The good news is that a trained plumber can help you get ahead of the problem and stop it before it does anything to impede your plumbing. (more…)

Tools Used by Professional Plumbers

Monday, October 30th, 2017

plumber-sink-repairsWhen problems with plumbing arise, it can be easy to attempt repairs yourself, usually with a store-bought cleanser or tools purchased at the local hardware store. In most cases, this can be a dreadful mistake. Do-it-yourself measures are typically designed to treat a wide variety of problems, which means they rarely address your particular problem the way it needs to be. Professional plumbers, on the other hand, have access to high-end tools that can address the problem the right way. Such tools are usually too expensive for normal homes to want, since they won’t need to be used more than a handful of times at the most. But in the hands of a trained plumber — who usually needs them on a weekly basis, if not even more often. That means they can address your problem the right way and ensure that the repairs stick. A closer look at some of the tools used by professional plumbers can give you a strong idea of what you’re paying for. (more…)

Flush Your Water Heater This Fall

Monday, September 18th, 2017

water-heater-maintenanceWe live in a desert community, and that means that hard water is a problem that every homeowner needs to deal with. Arizona drinking water often carries high amounts of calcium carbonate in it, and while that’s not actively harmful (the body can absorb it), it can be awfully hard on your plumbing system. This includes the water heater, which can suffer from sediment build-up and similar issues that can cause a great deal of damage if you let it. The good news is that you can take a simple step to minimize the issue with your water heater: flushing it periodically to remove the sediment. The process is simple and straightforward, and can be accomplished in just a few minutes.  (more…)

Keep Your Plumbing in Good Shape with These Tips

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

underwater-houseIt can be pretty tough to keep your plumbing system in good condition over the years. It’s mostly hidden from view, and many of the problems that can develop with your plumbing system will typically not give off any warning signs unless they’ve been around for a while. Your plumbing system won’t last indefinitely, even under ideal circumstances. If you follow the tips below, though, you can at least ensure that your plumbing system will last as long as possible. (more…)

When to Schedule Plumbing Maintenance

Monday, August 29th, 2016

It can be tricky, keeping your plumbing system in proper shape. The system could run for years without any complaints, but then suddenly rupture a pipe and flood an entire floor. The best way to make sure that your plumbing system is still in good shape is to schedule plumbing maintenance. If you’re not sure when to schedule plumbing maintenance, or how often, read on to find out. (more…)

Problems that can Lead to Pipe Replacement

Monday, July 13th, 2015

The pipes in your home are specifically designed to last a long time, up to a century in most cases. So, you may think that you’ll never have to worry about them. Unfortunately, there are still issues outside of rust and corrosion that can force pipe replacement. These can be addressed if caught early enough, so it’s important that you keep an eye out for them. Let’s take a look at some of the problems that can damage your pipes beyond repair. (more…)