Do Tankless Water Heaters Have Any Drawbacks?

Monday, March 29th, 2021

tankless water heaterIf you’re asking this question, it means you’re likely looking at water heaters in Surprise, AZ as a replacement for your old one. If this is the first time you’ve considered a tankless water heater, we understand why you have plenty of questions and maybe a touch of skepticism. After all, many installers talk up the huge benefits of going with a tankless water heater—we certainly have

But any reputable plumbing contractor will tell you that a tankless water heater isn’t the right installation for every home and every situation. Sometimes the right storage tank water heater will do a great job for a household. 

Tankless water heaters do have several drawbacks that may affect your decision to purchase one. Some of these won’t apply to your house, or the benefits will far outweigh them. Make sure you work with our professionals to help you with the choice so you have the best water heater for your home. 

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Here’s How You May Be Wasting Water and Not Know It

Monday, March 15th, 2021

faucet-drippingNo homeowner sets out to wastewater on purpose. There’s no reward in that! The problem is that it’s easy to unintentionally wastewater and then continue to let it happen. You’re probably using more water than you need to right now and be unaware of it. Even higher bills may not alert you, because if the problem has been going on long enough, the bill will always be high!

When it comes to household plumbing in Surprise, AZ, we’re the experts. We’ve often helped our customers enjoy better plumbing and save water, so we know about the many ways households can wastewater. We’re going to look at seven ways you may be wasting water and what you can do about it.

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Do You Have Drain Flies? Here’s What You Can Do About Them

Monday, July 20th, 2020

angry-manSpotting tiny, fuzzy flying insects in your kitchen or bathrooms isn’t pleasant. These are “drain flies,” which live in damp environments, such as down in the drainpipes of your bathroom and kitchen sinks. They don’t bite, so they pose no health hazard to you or your family. Nonetheless, you don’t want them around, and not just because they’re unattractive. The presence of drain flies may mean you’ve got troubles in the plumbing that need to be addressed. (more…)

Some Basic Misunderstandings About Tankless Water Heaters

Monday, May 11th, 2020

faucet-kitchen-modern-runningThe tankless water heater has been around for more than a century. But not until the last few decades did the technology reach a point where installing one in a house made for a viable alternative to the standard storage-tank water heater. Because many people still know little about tankless water heaters, a number of myths and misconceptions about them have popped up.

We offer tankless water heater installation in Surprise, AZ and the surrounding areas, and we don’t want potential customers to miss out on the tankless benefits because of these misunderstandings, or for them to assume a tankless water heater can do something it can’t. Below we’ve provided the truth about a few of these misconceptions. (more…)

Symptoms of a Slab Leak and How an Emergency Plumber Can Help

Monday, March 30th, 2020

slab-leak-crack-in-foundationThe slab leak is a common problem in home plumbing, and unfortunately, it’s one of the most difficult to notice at first. The reason is right in the name: the leaks come from pipes that are buried down in the granite slab foundation of a home. A pipe could leak for months before it begins to show overt signs of what’s happening, and by that point, it will have wasted large amounts of water and inflicted damage to the building.

If you believe you have a slab leak, emergency plumbers in Surprise, AZ can help out. The job can sometimes be done without needing to excavate to reach the leak, but no matter what, you’ll have to have experts doing the work. (more…)

6 Signs to Call for Repairs for Your Water Heater

Monday, February 17th, 2020

water-handsYou don’t want your home’s water heater to fail. There’s never a good time for this to happen. But you can help prevent a surprise water heater breakdown if you watch for warning signs the unit needs repairs. Not all water heater failures give off signs they’re headed for trouble, but most do.

Our plumbers are the experts when it comes to water heaters in Surprise, AZ. Below they’ve listed six common warning signs of a water heater in distress. Call them to examine your water heater if you notice any of them. (more…)

You Don’t Want Mold, But These Plumbing Problems Are How You Get Mold

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

mold-on-wallYou don’t need anyone to explain to you why mold in your house is bad. Mold anywhere is bad, with the exception of culturing certain types of cheese. When you notice mold growing in your house, it’s important to have remediation done to prevent harm to the property and possibly the release of toxic mold spores. Not only does the mold need to be removed, but the source of it needs to be fixed. Often, it’s the plumbing at fault.

There is a range of plumbing troubles that may lead to mold growth. Below are the ones we deal with often. Prevention is the best tool, but you can always call on great plumbers in Surprise, AZ from The Trusted Plumber to make the repairs behind the mold. (more…)

When Is It Time to Replace Drains and Sewer Lines?

Monday, August 5th, 2019

broken-sewer-pipeNo pipes in your home are invulnerable—certainly not to time! No matter the material the pipes are made from, they will eventually wear down and develop leaks or start to corrode. Although it’s important to discover when any pipes in your house need to be replaced, it’s especially important to find out as early as possible when you have drains or a sewer line that has to be replaced. A busted drain or sewer line can bring life in your house to a halt and create unhygienic and downright unpleasant conditions.

Let’s take a closer look at when you should replace drains and sewer lines. If you need any help with the choice, call a professional plumber in Surprise, AZ to take a close look at the pipes. A plumber can give you the best advice and schedule the service as soon as possible. (more…)

3 Plumbing Nightmares

Monday, October 1st, 2018

screaming-man-frightened-by-plumbing-horrorsHave you ever had an overflowing toilet with a water line that keeps rising closer and closer to the top? Or how about a leaking faucet that keeps you up all night right before a day where you need to be mentally sharp and focused?

While those are certainly some scary or annoying plumbing problems, they’re not the stuff of nightmares. Now that we’re entering the month of Halloween, we’d like to talk about some real plumbing nightmares.

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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…)