How Corrosion Can Occur in Your Pipes

Monday, June 24th, 2019

corroded-pipesCorrosion is one of the worst enemies a home’s plumbing system can face. The word corrosion comes from the Latin word “to chew,” and it’s appropriate. Corrosion chews into the metal of pipes and eats it away. The metal weakens to the point where leaks begin, breaks occur, and eventually, the pipes fail completely. Corrosion in freshwater pipes can also lead to toxins entering the water.

Advances in piping materials have made corrosion less of a problem than it once was, but it is still a major issue you might have to deal with in your home’s plumbing in Sun City, AZ at some point. If you live in a house with old plumbing pipes (earlier than 1970), the chance of corrosion is even higher. (more…)

Video Pipe Inspection Saves the Day

Monday, 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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3 Ways a Plumber Can Help With Your Bathroom Renovations

Monday, October 29th, 2018

bathroom-renovationRenovating your bathroom can be a challenging but rewarding DIY project. When it comes to the bathroom renovations itself, we won’t offer too much advice. When it gets down to the plumbing in the bathroom itself, however, we strongly recommend letting a professional help out. At the very least, a thorough inspection by a plumber. We’ll explain below how a plumber can help.

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Plumbing Things Every Homeowner Should Know

Monday, September 17th, 2018

blue-question-markAre you a brand new homeowner? Or maybe you just haven’t had any plumbing problems before and are suddenly thinking about them now. Either way, you don’t need to be an expert plumber in Peoria, AZ to know a couple of useful tips about your plumbing system. In this post, we’ll go over the location of some important fixtures as well as what not to do to your plumbing system.

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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…)

How Does Video Pipe Inspection Work?

Monday, March 5th, 2018

pipe-lime-scalePlumbing systems have been with us since the beginning of civilization, and in some ways, they work the same way today that they did in ancient Rome. Plumbers, too still need old-fashioned tools like wrenches and hammers, along with a proper work ethic to get the job done. But technology doesn’t sit in a vacuum, and plumbing has moved well past those simple tools we used to use 50 or 60 years ago. New tools and technique can help plumbers in countless different ways, and that translates to more effective repair techniques that cost you much less to implement.

Among the innovations that might have been inconceivable just a few short years ago is video pipe inspection, which has rapidly become a staple in modern plumbing. It arms the plumber with accurate information that no technology before it could have, and in turn makes dealing with leaks and clogs far easier. (more…)

Worried about Leaks? An Automatic Shut-Off Valve Can Help

Monday, February 19th, 2018

ruptured-pipeLeaks are a common problem in any home, and sooner or later your plumbing system is going to develop one. That process can be accelerated by factors such as hard water – the presence of minerals such as calcium and magnesium in your water – which is very common in our neck of the woods. (Hard water is harmless to drink, but can lead to the corrosion of plumbing pipes and cause leaks over time.) It’s one thing if you spot the signs of a leak early, such as noticing when water comes spilling across your bathroom floor. But most of the pipes in your home lie hidden under the floors or behind walls, and a seemingly minor leak can go for weeks or even months without being detected. In that time, they can cause considerable damage. (more…)

Professional Plumbers Use Proper Tools for Drain Cleaning

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

drain-cleaning-servicesClogged drains are a common problem in most homes, and sooner or later you’re likely to run into one. They can be caused by a number of issues, but mostly it stems from tossing something down the drain that fails to clear your plumbing systems and instead remains stuck in the pipe. This most often appears in the kitchen drains, where food products such as hot fats and potato peelings can make for a nasty clog, and in the bathroom, where toothpaste, cleaning supplies and human hair can all create serious problems for your drains. (more…)

Trust a Professional Plumber With Problems in Your Home

Monday, January 8th, 2018

plumber-sink-repairsPlumbing problems are an accepted part of life as a homeowner, and while most plumbing systems perform effectively with few issues, sooner or later, everyone will deal with a leak, a clog or a similar issue. Older appliances like water heaters periodically need to be replaced with new ones, and when pipes wear out or suffer damage, they can spread water to nearby part of your home.  (more…)

Signs You Need a Plumber

Monday, November 13th, 2017

plumbing-services-signsPlumbing problems come in all shapes and sizes, some larger and more problematic than others. A simple clog can be dealt with fairly quickly in most cases, which replacing a ruptured sewer line and be an engaging operation. Most of the time, plumbing problems are relatively small, consisting of things like leaks in the piping or perhaps a malfunctioning appliance somewhere. In and of themselves, they don’t cause much damage. That isn’t usually the problem. The problem comes in the length of time it takes to detect the trouble. (more…)