When Is It Time to Get Drain Cleaning?  

Monday, 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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Why Does My Home Have Low Water Pressure?

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

hand-opening-silver-faucetLately, people only want to know one thing:

Do you put the toothpaste on first and then wet the toothbrush, or wet the toothbrush first and then put on the toothpaste?

The answer won’t matter much, though, if you turn on the faucet to discover a disappointingly weak stream of water. You’ve just experienced low water pressure, and now you need to know where it’s coming from. Not just because it’s inconvenient, but because it can hinder the performance of appliances, like your washing machine.

We have a few ideas about what’s causing your low water pressure problems.

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Only Hire Plumbers with the Best Tech

Monday, August 6th, 2018

plumber-using-video-pipe-inspection“It’s not about the tools, it’s about the people using the tools,” goes one variation of the old saying. But at the same time, which plumber are you going to hire: One with nothing but a plunger and a monkey wrench, or one with the best in modern plumbing technology?

Admittedly, technology in the plumbing industry isn’t as glamorous as self-driving cars or virtual reality headsets, but what we do have is meant to save you time and money while improving the quality of your life.

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The Importance of the Anode Rod to Water Heaters

Monday, April 30th, 2018

water-heater-repairYour water heater is one of the most important components in your home: providing safe hot water for cooking, cleaning and bathing. Most water heaters do their jobs quietly and without a fuss, which means that problems can creep up on you without noticing. This is compounded by the fact that most water heaters sit in out-of-the-way parts of your house, and don’t receive much attention so long as they do their job. Because of that, by the time you notice that something is wrong, the situation may be much worse than it appears

In particular, the anode rod is a key part of keeping your water heater functional. It prevents rust in the tank, but it needs to be replaced every two or three years. Otherwise, your water heater can quietly fall apart without you ever realizing it. Here’s a quick breakdown of why the anode rod is so important. (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…)

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…)