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…

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…

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…

Emergency Plumbing Repair Kit

Emergency plumbing repair can be expensive, but with the right tools, you may be able to take care of many clogs and leaks yourself. Clogged sinks and toilets, dripping faucets, and leaky pipes are all common home plumbing problems that a handy DIY homeowner could repair. When you need emergency plumbing repair, you may need…

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…

If you turn your faucet handles and notice that only a trickle of water comes out instead of a cascade, you have a low water pressure problem. Fortunately, troubleshooting the causes of low water pressure is fairly easy to do. First, you’ll need to determine if it’s a “whole house” problem or if it’s area…

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…

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