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…)

What Are the Benefits of Tankless Water Heaters?

Monday, August 21st, 2017

tankless-water-heatersPeople in our area are used to traditional tank water heaters in their home. They’re easy to use and perform their duties quietly and efficiently. But they’re not the only type of water heater out there, and depending upon your needs, you may want to consider an alternate model. (more…)

Beware These Water Heater Problems

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

water-heater-repairWater heaters are built to withstand quite a bit of strain. That’s a good thing, since they cope with a significant amount of demand 24/7. While water heaters are more resistant to developing issues than, say, an air conditioner, they can still have problems crop up every now and then. It’s a good idea for you to know the signs that your water heater is in trouble, so that you can call for repairs as soon as possible. Faster repairs means more damage prevented, which is good for you in the long run. Have a look at some of the most common signs that your water heater is having issues. (more…)

Why a Water Treatment System is a Good Idea

Monday, May 15th, 2017

waterUnless you get your water from a well, all water that’s pumped into your home is put through a municipal treatment facility first. This treatment process removes many of the harmful contaminants that are commonly found in your water supply. However, no city water treatment is 100% effective. There will always be some level of harmful contaminants that are going to make it into your home’s water supply. If you want to more thoroughly protect your home from these contaminants, you should consider installing a water treatment system. (more…)

Signs That Indicate You Need Professional Plumbing Services

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

One of the most tricky things about the plumbing system in your home is determining when it needs repairs. You can do it with professional services, of course, but if you had a plumber already looking at your system you probably wouldn’t be reading this blog. The real challenge is determining whether or not your plumbing system needs repairs on your own. This is not to say that you should avoid scheduling maintenance, because that’s the most accurate way to assess the health of your system. So, read on for some tips on what to look for if you just want to generally gauge whether or not your plumbing system needs repairs. (more…)

How Automatic Shut Off Valves Work, and Why You Should Have One

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

flooded-living-roomHave you ever had a pipe rupture in your home? It’s not fun, to say the least. Suddenly being confronted with a deluge of water pouring from behind your wall, or bubbling up through the floor, can be pretty disastrous. Even a small amount of water damage from something like this (and the damage for these kinds of issues tends to be anything but minor) can cost thousands of dollars to repair. If at all possible, you should take action to prevent this from happening in the first place. One of the best ways to do that is by installing an automatic shutoff valve in your home. (more…)

Why is My Water Not Consistently Hot?

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Have you ever been taking a shower, and been suddenly doused with an unexpected blast of cold water? If so, then you may have a problem with your water heater. Inconsistencies with water temperature are a common symptom of water heater issues. They can be repaired fairly easily by a professional. Before you call one, though, read on to find out why your water heater is having trouble consistently providing hot water. (more…)

Winter Plumbing Problems You Should Know About

Monday, December 12th, 2016

There are a number of different plumbing problems that can crop up during the winter. Strain on the system increases for a number of reasons related to the season, from temperature fluctuations to changes in cooking. If you want your plumbing system to continue operating properly during the winter, there are a couple of different issues you need to be aware of. (more…)

How a Heat Pump Water Heater can Help You

Monday, November 21st, 2016

If you’re looking for a new water heater, you’re probably currently deciding between a tank or tankless model. While both of those models have a lot of advantages to offer, they are not the only types available. It’s important that you look at all the options, so you can find a water heater that fits your needs best. With that, let’s take a look at heat pump water heaters, and how they can help you. (more…)