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phoenix-water-issues

Last year Arizona got quite a scare when the Arizona Republic published a report on Phoenix water issues (and other cities in the vicinity) that were potentially dangerous. High levels of chromium-6, a chemical that causes several health issues, including stomach cancer, were found in the drinking water. This is the same chemical that was…

do-you-know-what-chromium-6-is

Chromium 6 is the cancer causing chemical that played a significant role in the iconic Erin Brockovich story. According to a report published by the Environmental Working Group that accessed the Environmental Protection agency (EPA) between 2013 and 2015, higher than recommended levels of chromium 6 were found in the tap water that was supplied…

learn-to-find-leaks-in-your-home-with-this-handy-guide

Proper leak detection in a timely fashion with prompt repair is essential to minimizing the damage to your home or office that leaks can cause. Damage can include cracks in your foundation, cracks in walls and ceilings, damage , drywall, flooring, cabinets, carpet, furniture, and personal possessions. How to Tell Where You Have Leaks Trained…

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…

A Tankless Water Heater Can Save You Money

A tankless water heater, also known as on-demand or instantaneous water heaters, is a big trend right now. Heating water accounts for up to 30 percent of the average household’s energy bill, and many people believe that tankless heaters are significantly more energy-efficient than traditional tank water heaters. They don’t produce the standby energy loss…

Hard Water vs Soft Water

When water falls as rain, it’s naturally “soft.” So how does water become “hard” before it flows through our faucets? As rainwater flows along the ground and into the lakes and rivers we get our water supply from, it picks up trace amounts of minerals along the way. Those minerals affect how the water feels…

City-of-Phoenix-Plumbing-Code

Plumbing is easily the most complex facet of kitchen and bathroom remodeling projects and every city has its own plumbing code. The City of Phoenix uses International and Uniform Plumbing Code with a few amendments. The Phoenix Plumbing Code is intended to reflect the latest in technology and safety measures and following it will help…

DIY-Plumbing-in-Phoenix

According to Home Advisor, the average cost of a bathroom remodel is $9,285, with the majority of homeowners spending anywhere from $5000-$13,000 installing new fixtures, flooring and cabinets. Do your plans for this year include a DIY plumbing bathroom remodel? If so, here are a few tips to get you started. 1. Set a Budget and Stay in…

ThreeEasyDIYProjects

Sometimes you want to try a DIY plumbing project before calling a professional. DIY plumbing projects can save you money if you have the time and the patience to get the work done right. The first step is knowing what you have the patience for and when you need to hire help. Easy DIY Plumbing…

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