How to Prevent These 5 Common Plumbing Issues

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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4 Signs Your Furnace Needs Repair Immediately

January 15th, 2024

We always strongly urge folks to address all furnace problems as promptly as possible. Too often, when people ignore an issue that starts out small, it develops into something major that requires extensive repair. But in some cases, a furnace problem is already serious and needs immediate repair. Here are the most urgent situations that could occur with your furnace.

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Never Run a Gas Furnace With a Cracked Heat Exchanger: Here’s Why

January 1st, 2024

We’re accustomed to having appliances in our home that run on natural gas. Stoves, water heaters, clothes dryers, and of course furnaces all commonly use natural gas. And in general, with basic precautions, this is all perfectly safe. But if your furnace’s heat exchanger cracks, it will seriously compromise your safety.

We’d like to give you a quick crash course in how to avoid a major heating hazard. We’ll explain what a heat exchanger is, why you must never run your furnace if you suspect your heat exchanger is cracked, and what to do about it.

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Great Tips to Prevent Drain Clogs in Your Home

December 18th, 2023

Does it seem like, when a drain clogs in your house, it always happens at the most inconvenient possible time? It’s never a good time to have plumbing that doesn’t work, but it’s definitely worse when guests are about to come over, or you’re trying to celebrate a holiday or relax on a long weekend. 

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could avoid that situation altogether? We’ve got some tips that could help you prevent drain clogs. You won’t have to worry about what to do if they happen if you make sure they don’t happen!

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We Need Regular Furnace Maintenance, Even in Arizona

December 4th, 2023

You’re probably aware of the widely-given advice that furnace maintenance should be done every year. And you’re probably convinced that it’s absolutely necessary in places like snowy New England or windswept Minnesota.

But this is Arizona! Do our furnaces need to be maintained every single year, even when they see much less use than in some parts of the country? Yes. Here’s why.

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

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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The Best Benefits of Switching Out Your Old Heat Pump for a Mini Split System

November 6th, 2023

If you’ve had a heat pump for years now, you’re well aware of just how fantastic they are. They provide excellent air conditioning, and their efficiency when it comes to heating just can’t be beat.

But did you know that you could be experiencing something even better? Your old heat pump might still be working, but you could reap some amazing benefits by replacing it with a new mini split.

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Got an Old AC? Great Reasons to Upgrade to a New One at the End of the Year

October 23rd, 2023

If you’ve got an air conditioner that’s past its prime, you might be thinking that you’ll consider getting a new one in the spring, before the weather gets hot. That’s definitely an option, but it might not be your best option. There are some very good reasons to consider choosing a new AC system now and getting it installed this fall. Here are some factors to weigh.

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What Contaminants Can a Whole-Home Water Filter Remove?

October 9th, 2023

If you’re not happy with the quality, safety, smell, taste, or clarity of the water coming from your municipal supply or your well, it’s time to get a water filter. But there are so many things that might be in your water, and so many different water filtration systems! What should you choose?

A whole-home water filter is ideal, providing a safety net right where the water enters your home. But what contaminants can it remove?

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Drain Flies and Other Bad Drain Troubles

September 25th, 2023

Have you noticed tiny flies around your sink or other drains? While they’re unpleasant—and it’s even worse to think about the eggs they’re surely laying—they don’t pose any serious health risks to humans. However, they can be a sign of serious problems with your drain and sewer plumbing, and those problems could lead to health hazards.

We’ve got you covered. Here are some simple drain fly removal tips and information about how to address the underlying plumbing issues that make your drains appeal to drain flies.

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