A water heater is key to staying comfortable in your home. It gives you warm and hot water for bathing yourself and washing your clothes. When a hot water heater breaks, it can cause serious flood damage to your home. It’s hard to know when your hot water heater is going to go, but with the right maintenance, you can increase its lifespan by years. Read on to learn some of our top water heater maintenance tips and tricks. Continue reading
When you learn that as a homeowner you are responsible for all of your home’s plumbing, including the parts that cross your yard, it’s hard not to worry about all that can go wrong. You have surely heard about how tree roots can get into your sewer lines, so now you need to know two things. How do you handle these problems, and what dissolves tree roots in sewer lines? Continue reading
You have probably not considered how a toilet works unless you have had trouble with it. And then you are on the phone with the plumber describing what is wrong, and the plumber is trying to translate your layman’s terms into actual plumbing lingo. Let’s learn a little about how a toilet works and the parts of a toilet tank. Continue reading
Today’s “Ask Pete” is all about Reverse Osmosis Systems. Let’s check in and see what Pete has to say about this intriguing home system.
Pete, what is an RO System?
First of all, the RO system stands for Reverse Osmosis System which is a household appliance that filters your household water so you can have purified, ready-to-drink water straight from your tap. Continue reading
An imperfect or dysfunctional kitchen faucet can be aggravating, so if it’s time for a different faucet, how do you know what factors are most important when choosing your new one? We’ve got that information, so we can share with you how to choose a kitchen faucet. Continue reading
Homeowners like to stay on top of typical home expenses and are very alert to sudden surges in expenses that can hurt our budgets. All of us here in Arizona are aware of the surge in Air Conditioning costs in the summer (unless you are on the year-round plan) but why would your water bill suddenly increase? And what can you do about it? Let’s go to the expert and Ask Pete: Continue reading
Among the many things, it feels like you are “just supposed to know” is how to turn off the water to your house. But, if you’re like most of us, you may have no idea, especially if you’ve always lived in apartments or it has been someone else’s domain. In any case, we’ve got the information you need to be one of those “in the know” homeowners. Continue reading
Toilets may be the most underappreciated innovation of all time. Only those who camp a lot or who have lived with an outhouse can understand how great plumbing truly is, and what a luxury a comfortable toilet seat is, too.Continue reading
A clogged toilet can be a total nightmare. If you have ever seen it, you know there aren’t many things as terrifying as the moment you realize your toilet is clogging. You flush the toilet but then, nothing! You lift the cover to find It swirls strangely and then, perhaps you notice the water level is rising and rising. Nobody wants to deal with a clogged toilet, so we want to arm you with useful information to deal with it. In today’s “Ask Pete” we will find out how you unclog a toilet.
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