Few things are more annoying -- and nastier -- than a clogged toilet.
Prevention is certainly the best cure when it comes to toilet blockage, but if you have a clog, you may be able to fix it on your own.
However, because of the serious health risks associated with exposure to sewage, it's important that you know when to call in a professional to help.
In this post, we'll tell you all about some of the most common causes of a clogged toilet, and offer you basic tips on how to unclog a toilet with standard blockage.
We'll also fill you in on when it's best to call in a plumber, and where you can go to find the experienced help you need.
Remember, a toilet blockage isn't something that's going to magically go away on its own. Read on to understand how to stop the problem before it gets any worse. Read More
On average, homeowners in America spend around 3 percent of their home’s total value on maintenance. Failing to provide a home with the maintenance it needs is a recipe for disaster. The last thing you want is for the vital systems in your residence to break down due to a lack of care.
Maintaining a comfortable indoor temperature is something most homeowners take for granted. If you ignore the maintenance needs of your HVAC unit, it is only a matter of time before repair issues surface.
During the summer months, your HVAC unit will get quite the workout. Hiring a reputable professional to perform an air conditioner tune up can help you keep your unit reliable. Attempting to service your own unit will lead to lots of mistakes being made.
The following are some of the things a technician should do during the air conditioner tune up process. Read More
With the DIY market now bumping up against the $14 billion mark, more homeowners and even apartment renters are getting acquainted with repairs. They find that with the help of a quick internet search, they can get a comprehensive how-to for fixing the very model of faucet or bath fixture troubling them. Leaking faucet repair or any other bathroom issue is easier to tackle than you might even realize.
Here are four simple fixes for dealing with leaking faucets or common bathroom issues and how to know when you should just call a pro. Read More
Did you know that a tankless water heater can be 24% to 34% more energy efficient than your old storage tank water heater if you use about 41 gallons of water a day? (That's about two ten-minute showers worth of water, by the way.)
Double your water usage to four showers a day and the numbers go up by 8% to 14% when you replace your water heater with a tankless water heater installation. If you set up tankless water heaters for multiple appliances you can get up to 50% more efficiency from your water heater! Read More
The days are getting longer, the temperatures are crawling up on the dial and you're ready to turn off the heat and turn on the AC. But, is your system ready for you?
There's nothing more disheartening than reaching for that cool blast, only to find that your unit is shot and there's no cool air coming out.
Summer in Phoenix is expected to be hotter than normal this year. Don't start sweating early.
Today, we're sharing a guide to basic AC unit maintenance you can perform today to preserve your sanity in a few months.
Ready to get started? Let's get into it! Read More
Winter is passing and summer is just around the corner. It's an exciting time, and you're probably looking forward to days at the beach and time spent in your back yard.
But you can't neglect your household maintenance, especially with regards to switching from heat to air conditioning.
Here are a few essential tasks you need to ensure your system is just as ready for springtime as you are, along with a quick guide to testing your system. Read More
Has your old water heater given out completely? Are you thinking of a replacement because it is almost reaching the end of its life? Or, do you need to upgrade your hot water system to meet the increased need for hot water in your household? No matter the reason why you need a hot water system replacement, it's important to get the right appliance.
Before you start shopping for your next water heater, you should know that not all water heaters are the same. There are many different types of water heaters in the market, and choosing the right one for your Phoenix or Scottsdale home can be confusing. But if you understand the options available to you, making the right decision needn't be hard. Read More
A programmable thermostat can save you up to 10-20% on your energy bill. That is if everything in your heating and cooling system is working together. Diagnosing a furnace can be really overwhelming for anyone unfamiliar with them.
If you live in a climate with extreme weather conditions, those air conditioning service calls can add up. Troubleshooting the thermostat is one of the most accessible ways to solve HVAC problems by yourself. Use this maintenance guide as a process of elimination to see if thermostat problems are the culprit.
Here are seven suggestions to get you started. Read More
A clogged shower drain is one of the most common plumbing issues you can deal with, whether you're a homeowner or a renter.
Do you find yourself trying to unclog your drain on a regular basis? Are you tired of standing in six inches of water whenever you take a shower?
If you're struggling with a clogged shower drain, it's important to figure out what's causing it. Then, you can take steps to avoid it in the future.
Not sure what's clogging your drain? Don't worry, just keep reading. Here are six tips that will help you prevent a clogged shower drain. Read More
The cold winter months are fast approaching, so you'd better be ready. You don't want the chill to catch you and your loved ones unawares, do you?
So what you now need to do is do some research on HVAC service contractors so you can hire the top rated heating repair company in Phoenix.
Just because a heating and AC contractor is well known it doesn't mean they're right for you. HVAC specialists are always in demand as businesses. Individuals always need their HVAC units repaired, serviced, or replaced.
Check the contractor's reputation and credibility before signing a contract. That said, here are some useful tips to keep in mind when searching for the right heating cooling contractor in Phoenix. Read More