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How Professional Plumbers Locate Hidden Leaks

Monday, 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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Overflowing Toilet? Here Are the Steps to Take

Monday, 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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How to Prevent These 5 Common Plumbing Issues

Monday, February 12th, 2024

We’re in the business of fixing plumbing problems. But we’re also ordinary folks like yourself, and we know how much better it is to avoid household problems in the first place than to have those problems repaired. Many plumbing issues can be entirely prevented with a little planning ahead.

Here are some common plumbing problems and the ways you can avoid them.

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How Can You Tell You Need Detection for Hidden Leaks When the Leaks Are … Hidden?

Monday, November 20th, 2023

Some plumbing leaks are obvious. Water is spreading, pooling, dripping, or even spraying in areas where you can clearly see it. But sometimes, plumbing has a sneaky leak. With pipes running under floors and inside walls, how can you tell if a leak is happening?

Our leak detection specialists are amazing at finding the source of a leak in order to repair it. But first, you need to know it’s time to call them in. How can you determine whether you’ve got a plumbing leak in a sneaky spot? We’ve got a list of signs for you to watch out for.

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Signs of a Scary Sewer Gas Problem

Monday, June 19th, 2023

Everything you flush down the toilet should be gone forever. And it’s easy enough for your sewage system to deal with liquids and solids—as long as you’re not flushing anything you shouldn’t be. But what about gases? Your plumbing has some design features specifically for trapping and safely venting sewer gases, but if something goes wrong, you need a plumber right away. Sewer gas is extremely toxic, so if you have any concerns about it whatsoever, you should treat it like what it is: a major health risk.

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Slab Leaks 101: Causes, Detection, and Repair

Monday, May 22nd, 2023

It may seem like the concrete slab or basement floor is the absolute bottom level of your home. But did you know that both hot and cold water pipes run under there? You can’t see them, but when they leak, they can cause major problems for you and your home. These slab leaks have a variety of causes, and they can be hard to spot, so here’s our guide on what to look for, and what to do if you suspect a slab leak.

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How to Spot Good Quality Plumbers for Your Plumbing Repair

Monday, March 27th, 2023

If you’ve got a plumbing problem, you know you need a skilled professional plumber for the job. But how can you tell if someone is qualified, when the reason you need them is that you aren’t a knowledgeable plumber yourself? We’d like to share some tips for spotting the qualities that make a person a great plumber, so that when you’re trying to choose the right person for the job, you’ll be confident in your selection.

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7 Signs You Might Have a Plumbing Leak

Monday, November 21st, 2022

Leaks in your plumbing can be disastrous for your home. Water damage can cause many problems, including rot deep within subfloors and other critical structures of your home. And while you may have a pretty clear idea of what a plumbing leak looks like if you’re able to see it, there are many times when leaks occur in places that are out of view.

How can you tell if your plumbing has sprung a sneaky leak where you can’t easily spot it? Here are seven signs that indicate that a leak is present, even if you haven’t found the source yet.

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The Qualities of a Great Professional Plumber

Monday, November 7th, 2022

It can be easier to describe negative qualities than positive ones. You certainly have a lot to say when you’ve seen work done poorly, or when you’ve had an unpleasant interaction or an unsatisfactory business deal. But it’s good to consider exactly what qualities you expect and appreciate in others. When it comes to plumbers, there are several things you can be aware of when assessing the service they provide and the way they provide it.

A great professional plumber is not just a great plumber, but also a person who behaves with professionalism. They can be relied upon not just to get the job done, but to do it courteously and make it as pleasant for you as possible. You can begin to assess a plumber before they do any work in your home.

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Seven Reasons to Replace Your Toilet

Monday, August 15th, 2022

Toilets are not the most delightful parts of our homes. We may prefer to avoid thinking about them entirely. But sometimes giving a little attention to whether your toilet needs replacing now can save you from considerable frustration and expense in the future.

Read on to learn what to look for, based on advice from your local experts in plumbing in Catalina, AZ.

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