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water shutoff valves

Would you know where to find the water shutoff valves in your home if you were suddenly faced with an emergency? A lot of people don’t have any idea. The last thing you want to do it wait until you’re facing a plumbing catastrophe to figure it out. There might come a time when you’ll…

plumbing

It’s not unusual for plumbing to make noises. However, some sounds signal more to be concerned about than others and can be signs of problems that can become devastating if they aren’t addressed immediately. Following are few of the most common plumbing noises and signals that you should be aware of. Grumbling Noises Coming from…

Toilet Repair

We count on our toilets to work every day, and you probably don’t give them much thought until something goes wrong. Unfortunately, the parts inside the toilet tank will eventually fail and need your attention. However, there are warning signs that allow you to catch some toilet problems early before they become expensive toilet repairs.  Following are three signs to watch for. Constantly Running Toilet A toilet that is constantly running usually has a worn out or damaged flapper,…

Standard Plumbing

Just stop by your local home improvement store over the weekend and you’ll see just how popular standard plumbing DIY projects have become. More and more people are looking for ways to cut home improvement plumbing costs. While there are a lot of jobs that are better left to qualified plumbers, there are standard plumbing…

Plumbing Maintenance

It’s important to have a routine seasonal plumbing maintenance schedule in place to ensure that your home’s plumbing system works efficiently year round. You’ll save time and money by avoiding the chances of a minor problem turning into a major expensive one. Summer Plumbing Maintenance When it comes to plumbing problems in Arizona during the summer months, you would think there…

Toilet Drain

Oh, those dreaded toilet drain problems. You know what I’m talking about. You flush the toilet and watch the water start to rise up to the rim, or worse, over the rim and onto the floor. What a mess! If you are up to the task of dealing with this fairly common plumbing problem yourself,…

Garbage Disposal Plumbing

The garbage disposal is probably one of the most abused home appliances, which is why garbage disposal plumbing related problems are so common. Most people don’t realize that disposals are designed to handle a light amount of food residue. By light, we mean the food that has been rinsed off of cooking utensils and plates…

Plumbing Maintenance

While frozen pipes may not be much of a concern for Phoenix residents, it’s still wise to have a seasonal plumbing maintenance routine in place as we head into fall. A few easy plumbing maintenance tasks can help prevent unexpected plumbing problems and costly repairs during the winter months. Why is Seasonal Plumbing Maintenance Essential…

Creating a Plumbing Maintenance Routine

Most people don’t think much about a home plumbing maintenance routine until a problem pops up, whether it’s a clogged sink or a backed-up sewer line. However, your home’s plumbing system is a significant investment, accounting for up to 15 percent of your home’s value. When your home’s plumbing system is well maintained, you can…

10 Emergency 24-Hour Plumbing Tips

Plumbing emergencies happen, usually at the most inconvenient times. Pipes break, toilets overflow, sewage backs up, sinks and tubs clog; plumbing emergencies can be downright nasty to deal with. Having a few tools on hand and a little know-how can save you money and minimize damage to your home while you call a 24-hour plumbing…

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