We’re all told at some part in our lives, that there are some things simply out of our own control. One of the facts of living in the Valley of the Sun is that our life-giving water is not of the highest quality. In fact, many experts refer to our water as “hard water”. Hard water refers to water that is high in minerals, especially calcium and magnesium. These minerals do not dissolve easily, leaving tough residues, and also do not react well to soap. This is how hard water got its name; because it is "hard" to clean with.
Like most of the southwest, the water in Scottsdale, Arizona has an especially bad rep for being hard. It tastes bad, leaves hard water spots on faucets, sinks, bathtubs and showers – that can be a literal pain to remove. Excessive build up of hard water and calcium can also contaminate water appliances such as faucets, sinks, and shower heads.
Like most of the southwest, the water in Scottsdale, Arizona has an especially bad rep for being hard.
If you live near Scottsdale and are wondering if you have hard water, then keep reading. Here are the 7 most common signs of hard water in Scottsdale you should look for. Read More
A typical household of four people uses 144,000 gallons of water on average every year.
With every flush and faucet turned on, your pipes are subjected to a barrage of pressure and debris.
We've put together a list of plumbing maintenance tips that will not only help you keep your pipes clean and running smoothly, but also ensure you spend less and keep your bills down. Read More
The average cost of a new air conditioner is between $3,000 and $7,000. When you’re paying that much for a piece of equipment, you expect it to work all the time, right?
But sometimes, accidents happen and homeowners find themselves dealing with a broken AC unit. And it always seems to break right when you need it most.
When your AC isn’t working, it’s easy to start panicking or get frustrated.
But you don’t have to. We’re here to help. And we’ve put together a few simple things you can do when you can’t cool your home. Read More
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