How Does Reverse Osmosis Work?

Homeowners in the East Valley of Arizona, along with most other regions of the country, are familiar with the problems tap water can have. Everything from bad taste to local contamination alerts can affect how we feel about this vital resource. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) shares some frankly scary information about America’s water including the fact that over eighty percent of household water has carcinogens and that samples from all States contain arsenic, lead, chromium-6, and other dangerous contaminants. Many people have taken matters into their own hands and taken the EWG recommendation to install a reverse osmosis system. So, what is this water-enhancing feature, and how does reverse osmosis work? Continue reading

Ask Pete: Why Are My Pipes Knocking When I Flush The Toilet?

If you hear a knocking sound every time you flush the toilet, you might feel concerned about a possible plumbing issue. This noise, also called a “water hammer,” often sounds like someone is knocking on the walls of your home every time a person flushes the toilet. It might seem like this is a huge plumbing issue that needs immediate professional help. But, lucky for you, a “water hammer” is usually a simple fix that can and should be done quickly.  Continue reading

Choosing A Reverse Osmosis System

If you want to remove pollutants, harmful chemicals, and other contaminants from your drinking water, a reverse osmosis (RO) water filtration system is the solution. RO systems are the most effective at filtering away things like heavy metals, bacteria, dirt, copper, and calcium to leave you with fresh, pure drinking water. But, with so many options available, choosing a reverse osmosis system can be a challenge.  Continue reading

Imagine The Possibilities Of Instant-Hot Water!

We are all a little spoiled by our modern life. Faster and better just keeps getting faster and better!  Now that innovation has come to your kitchen sink, because not only can you have amazing faucets that practically do the dishes for you (mostly kidding) but those smart inventor types have now made it possible to have piping hot water right at your tap. Imagine the possibilities of instant hot water at the ready!  Continue reading

Spring Tips For Outdoor Plumbing

Are you ready to make the most of Arizona’s beautiful spring weather? There are so many ways to create an amazing outdoor oasis right in your own backyard so that every day can start and end with a mini vacation. With our ‘Spring tips for Outdoor Plumbing’ list, you can make sure your space is ready for your brilliant ideas to be implemented. Continue reading

How To Run Plumbing For A Garage Workshop

Converting your garage into a workshop, added living space, or an Airbnb room can improve your home’s resale price while giving you the space you need. To do this, you’ll need to have running water in your garage so that you can install necessities like a utility sink or shower. Not sure how to do that? You’re in luck! Here’s what you need to know about how to run plumbing for a garage workshop or second living space.   Continue reading

Ask Pete: My garbage disposal stinks. What can I do?

Today’s question for Pete plagues many homeowners. Our disposals are an underrated kitchen device that we take for granted until something goes wrong. In this case, our submitted question wonders what happens to make the garbage disposal smell really bad and Pete’s answer tells us what to do when your garbage disposal stinks!  Continue reading