Signs That Your Water Heater Is Going Out

There are few things more stressful for homeowners than worrying about your important appliances suddenly failing and causing damage to your property. It’s hard to tell how they are doing, since we can’t see inside them, and it seems like they can just go out. To help with that concern we can share the signs that your water heater is going out so you can be prepared. Continue reading

Ask Pete: What Happens If Tree Roots Get Into The Sewer Line?

Are you experiencing clogged drains? Gurgling sounds? Inexplicable sinkholes in your yard? There’s a chance a tree root has gotten into your sewer line. If you’re wondering how this can happen, you’re not alone. Your sewer line runs out of your house underground, making it easy for trees growing near your sewer line to invade. 

In today’s Ask Pete, I’m going to help you understand what happens if tree roots get into the sewer line and what you can do to prevent it from happening to you.  Continue reading

Ask Pete: Are Touchless Faucets Worth It?

One of the most common questions I get is people asking me: “are touchless faucets worth it?” These questions mostly come from future-forward or new homeowners who want all the latest technology in their homes. Or home chefs that want to avoid dirtying things when they’re in the kitchen. 

No matter your reason for wanting a touchless faucet, whether it’s worth it depends on a few different factors.  Continue reading

6 Signs That Your Sewer Line Is Clogged (And What To Do About It)

We can all imagine the consequences of a clogged sewer line — where is all that sewer water going? Puddled up in your yard. Causing bad odors. Toilets overflowing. Yuck. Nobody wants that. So here are the six signs that your sewer line is clogged — and what to do about it! If these tips don’t work for you, we can always bring out our jetter to get that drain cleared.  Continue reading

4 Ways Rain Affects Your Plumbing

Although Arizona isn’t known as the rainiest place in the United States, it still has heavy rainstorms. That’s because the Sonoran Desert – which spans southern and southwestern Arizona as well as Baja California– has two rainy seasons: one in the winter and another in the summer. Rather than being filled with endless days of light showers, these rainy seasons consist of quick storms that bring down heavy rains. In fact, it’s not rare for a single storm to deliver half of the desert’s yearly rainfall.  Continue reading