Water Softening Systems Cut Down on Hard Water in Your Home

Monday, October 16th, 2017

water-softening-systemWe live in the desert, and that means that hard water is a common problem for most local households. Hard water isn’t necessarily threatening: it’s simply water with a higher mineral content the normal. Such minerals usually consist of calcium and magnesium, which the human body can absorb safely. Just because it isn’t dangerous, however, doesn’t mean it can’t impact your life in damaging ways.  (more…)

What You Need to Know About Backflow Prevention

Monday, August 7th, 2017

drainThere are a lot of different systems that comprise your plumbing system, all of them working together. Some of these systems are vital to the operation of the entire plumbing system. Some are not. You may not even be aware that you have some of these systems. Nevertheless, they need professional services every once in a while if they are to stay in good shape. Let’s have a look at one of those more subtle systems, and why you need to schedule maintenance services for it. (more…)

3 Indicators That You Need Drain Cleaning

Monday, June 26th, 2017

pipe corrosionIt can be difficult to tell when the drains in your home need to receive professional services. Plumbing issues are difficult to detect without professional training and equipment at the best of times, especially since so much of the system is hidden from view. Just because it can be difficult, though, that doesn’t mean that you should just throw up your hands and wait for some serious problem to occur in the system. Have a look a 3 of the ways that you can tell when your drains are in need of professional cleaning. (more…)

Common Garbage Disposal Issues, and How to Deal with Them

Monday, May 8th, 2017

kitchen-sink-disposalThe garbage disposal is one of the most frequently used kitchen appliances in the average home. Despite how much use the system sees, though, many people assume that it will be able to operate indefinitely without developing serious problems. However, if you’re not careful you can end up having to replace your garbage disposal much earlier than you otherwise would have to. Have a look at a couple of the common problems that can afflict garbage disposals, and how to avoid them. (more…)

How to Select the Perfect Water Heater for Your Home

Monday, March 20th, 2017

For many decades, the only real option for homeowners looking for a new water heater was to install a tank model. While tank water heaters are still quite popular, they are no longer the only option for providing a home with hot water. There are a variety of different water heater types available on the market. Before you decide on which one to install in your home, it’s a good idea to find out a bit more about them. (more…)

The Pros and Cons of Different Drain Cleaning Methods

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Under ideal circumstances, you’re not going to be cleaning your drains yourself. You probably don’t have the equipment or training to do it properly, and store-bought drain cleaners do more harm than good. Even though you’re not doing the drain cleaning yourself, though, it’s still a good idea to familiarize yourself with the techniques used for the process. (more…)

Symptoms That You Have a Water Quality Problem

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

If you get your water supply from the city in which you live, as most people do, then you are likely benefiting from a municipal water treatment process. Before the water is piped into your home, the city puts it through an extensive treatment process to remove a lot of the more toxic materials that could harm you. Unfortunately, this process is not 100% effective. There are plenty of times when the quality of the water coming out of your taps is not as high as it could be, or should be. Look for these following symptoms that you might want to take extra steps to ensure the quality of your water. (more…)

Why Sump Pump Maintenance is a Good Idea

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

We’re getting deeper into winter now, and the risk of moderate flooding is higher than at other parts of the year. If your home has vulnerable areas that are protected by a sump pump, now is the time when they may have to rely on it. That means that preventive sump pump maintenance is a very good idea. Let’s take a look at why preventive maintenance for your sump pump is so important this winter. (more…)

Why is My Water Turning Strange Colors?

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

There are a wide range of different ways that you can tell that your plumbing system is in trouble, some of which are more obvious than others. One of the most obvious ways, though, is to notice your water turning colors that it really isn’t supposed to be turning. If your home’s water is beginning to look a bit too colorful, you should definitely call for repairs as soon as possible. Read on to find out why your water might be changing colors. (more…)

Is it Worth Replacing My Water Heater?

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Water heaters are built to last, but even they have their limits. There comes a point when, no matter how careful you’ve been with repairs and maintenance, it’s time to replace the system with a new one. If your water heater looks to be on its last legs, it’s better to replace the system now than to wait for it to die on you and deprive you of hot water all of a sudden. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you need a new water heater. (more…)