Big News: One of Our Employees Has Backflow Certification

June 17th, 2024

Hello to all our family of customers (and future customers)! We’ve got some exciting news to share with our Picture Rocks family! Our very own Frank Lundin has just become backflow certified! 

What does this mean for you? Well, Frank can now test residential and commercial backflow assembly units, ensuring that your water supply remains clean and safe. It’s a big deal, and we’re thrilled to be able to offer this important service to our community.

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What’s That Smell? Your Air Conditioner Needs Repair

June 17th, 2024

Sometimes, an indication that your air conditioner needs repair will be obvious. For example, if it’s simply not turning on, or if it turns on but shuts off almost immediately, you’ll be overheated and desperate for a qualified technician to figure out what’s wrong. And if you hear a terrible grinding or clattering sound, you’ll be certain that something needs repair, even if you don’t know what.

One odd indicator of AC problems that’s often overlooked is odor. Your air conditioner should never make a noticeable smell. If you do smell something, it’s a sign of a problem. What’s wrong? Here are some clues.

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AC Problems Your Pets Could Be Causing

June 3rd, 2024

Having pets can be great for your quality of life. If you have a dog, you’re likely to go for more walks and get more exercise and fresh air. And miraculously, the sound frequency at which cats purr can accelerate your body’s healing process! But not everything about having pets is exactly all fun and games, as anyone who’s ever wrestled a stressed pet to the vet or cleaned a litter box can tell you.

Your pets can cause a lot of mess and damage to your home. They don’t mean to cause harm! But if you’re not aware of the issues they can cause, the damage can get pretty bad before you realize it needs to be stopped. Did you know that pets can wreak havoc with your HVAC system? Here are a few AC problems your pets could be causing and how to prevent them.

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How Much Water Can a Plumbing Leak Waste?

May 20th, 2024

When you’ve got a catastrophic plumbing leak, and water is spraying or gushing out of a fixture or a damaged pipe, you know you have a serious emergency on your hands. And it’s clear that if you don’t address it immediately, your home will be severely water-damaged, and your water bill will be through the roof.

But what if you have a smaller leak? Can you safely ignore it? After all, a few drops of water won’t do much damage, will they? Actually, the water from a plumbing leak can add up surprisingly quickly. How much water can your minor plumbing leak waste? What should you do about it? We’ve got answers for you.

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Here Are the Top Ways to Prevent AC Failure During Another Scorching Summer!

May 6th, 2024

You really need your air conditioner during an Arizona summer. Aside from simply not having an air conditioner, what’s the worst thing that could happen to your comfortable home this summer? Well, having your air conditioner fail or break down would be very high on the list! That’s something you’d definitely rather avoid.

How can you prevent AC failure during this stretch of time when there will be so much pressure on your cooling system? We’ve got some great tips that will reduce the likelihood of AC breakdowns or repair needs in the coming months while your air conditioner is working so hard.

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Spring Means It’s Time for Regular AC Maintenance

April 22nd, 2024

Spring is in the air! What’s on your get-ready-for-summer to-do list? Air conditioner maintenance is right at the top, isn’t it? If not, it should be. Regular AC maintenance each spring has tremendous benefits that you can enjoy for the rest of the year and beyond. We’ll explain what technicians do during AC maintenance, how it helps your air conditioner, and what maintenance you can do yourself.

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How Professional Plumbers Locate Hidden Leaks

April 8th, 2024

Imagine water leaking somewhere in your home—somewhere out of sight. How in the world will you be able to determine where that leaking is occurring? If you can’t locate it precisely, will you have to tear down walls or tear up floors in order to seek it out so it can be repaired? This all sounds like a nightmare! But don’t worry, we’ve got good news for you.

While in the past, it was often much more challenging to pinpoint the source of plumbing leaks, things have changed a lot. Modern plumbers have modern equipment and know-how. With the help of advanced technology, professional plumbers can easily locate hidden leaks and repair them with precision. How? We’ll explain.

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How Mini Splits Cut Out Ducts From Central Heating and Cooling

March 25th, 2024

A mini split HVAC system is also sometimes called a ductless system. Why? Because it does not require ducts in order to heat and cool your home. How does a mini split eliminate the need for ducts? What are the benefits of going ductless? Can it really provide both AC and heat? We’ll explain everything.

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Overflowing Toilet? Here Are the Steps to Take

March 11th, 2024

It’s easy to panic when something sudden and distressing happens—say, for example, the waste and water in your toilet doesn’t flush down but instead starts rising up. But if you panic, it’s all too easy to spend critical moments rushing around accomplishing nothing while the problem gets worse. What’s the best antidote to panic? Knowledge and understanding.

If you’ve already got a plan in place, you’ll be able to execute that plan even when circumstances are extreme. In order to make that plan, you need some information. Here’s what you need to know in order to deal with an overflowing toilet quickly and calmly and keep the disaster as contained as possible.

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Why Aren’t the Burners in My Furnace Lighting?

February 26th, 2024

It’s getting pretty late in the winter, but it isn’t spring yet. It’s not quite time to be done with our heating systems. We’ll still need them a bit longer! So if your furnace’s burners aren’t lighting, you’ll need to get that fixed right away. What can cause this? Here are some of the possibilities.

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