Discolored Water From the Taps: What It Might Mean

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

closeup-hands-under-waterYou have probably encountered this before: you come back home after a vacation of one to two weeks. You turn on the faucet in the bathroom or the kitchen, and the first water to flow out is reddish-brown. Nothing to worry about, it will go away in less than a minute as the dry pipes clear out residue.

But what if water discoloration starts at a different time? One day you turn on your faucet, and the water that comes out is rusty-red, green, or even black. It might be harmless, but it also could be a warning sign of problems in the plumbing system or even a health hazard. We recommend you call us for plumbing service in Sun City, AZ, to see what’s wrong, and what we can do about it. (more…)

How Can Water Filtration Systems Help Your Home?

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

water-filtration-installaionThe local municipal water systems do an excellent job of rendering water potable for our use. Modern life depends on reliable water for drinking, cooking and cleaning. But even the most diligent public system can miss certain key factors – hard water, for example, is a considerable problem in our area – and everyone’s water could stand to be a little cleaner and purer. Homes with infants or similarly sensitive family members especially benefit from more pure water. (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…)

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…)

Water Purification Systems That can Help You This Winter

Monday, December 26th, 2016

Water quality is something that a lot of people have taken for granted over the latter half of the 20th century, and into the 21st. Safe, potable water is unfortunately not a sure thing, however. There are actually a great many harmful materials present in water supplies across the country, and municipal water treatment efforts are not 100% effective at removing them. If you want a further layer of protection for your own home, it’s a good idea to install a water treatment system. Read on for more information. (more…)

The True Extent of Lime Scale Issues

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

We’ve mentioned lime scale on this site a number of times before, but we haven’t really expanded on how much of a threat the problem is to your home. Yes, lime scale in plumbing pipes is a serious issue that needs to be dealt with, but it’s not the only place you need to worry about. Read on to find out more about exactly how much damage lime scale can do to other systems. (more…)

Water Treatment Systems That can Help You

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

The vast majority of cities in the country put their water supplies through an extensive treatment process before distributing it to their residents. Though this water treatment process is quite extensive, it is not 100% effective. There are always small amounts of harmful materials, like lead and arsenic, that can make it into your home’s plumbing system. In order to more fully protect against these materials, you’re going to want to install a water treatment system. Let’s take a look at some of the more popular water treatment system types. (more…)

Should I be Worried About Lead in My Water?

Monday, March 14th, 2016

The revelation that the water supply in Flint, MI is contaminated with toxic levels of lead has led several experts around the country to accuse other municipalities of similar conditions. While it’s true that a number of cities do have higher levels of toxic materials in their water than they should, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re at risk. If you really want to make sure that your home is kept safe from any toxic materials in the city water supply, though, there are a few steps you can take. Let’s take a look at those steps now. (more…)