How To Prepare Your Plumbing/Home for New Appliances

Hello, homeowners of Gilbert and Mesa, Arizona! Investing in new appliances can be exciting, from a dishwasher that will save you scrubbing time to a new fridge with fancy features. But, before you make the big swap, it’s important to prepare your plumbing and home to ensure the installation process is smooth and problem-free. Let’s dive in! Continue reading

Ask Pete: Grill Like a Pro: Expert Natural Gas Hookup Tips

Hello homeowners of Gilbert and Mesa, Arizona! With the summer in full swing, there’s nothing quite like the mouthwatering smell of a backyard barbeque. But did you know that you can enhance this experience with a natural gas grill? Yes, indeed! Today, our expert plumber Pete is here to guide you through the process of hooking up your grill to your home’s natural gas supply. Continue reading

High-Pressure Heaven: Unlock Your Shower’s Potential

Hello, homeowners of Gilbert and Mesa, Arizona! There’s nothing quite like starting or ending your day with a shower that delivers the perfect pressure. But when the water trickles out, it’s more frustrating than refreshing. As your trusted local plumbers, we’re here to help you unlock your shower’s potential and elevate your daily routine to a high-pressure heaven. Continue reading

Pipe Leak Repair: Practical Advice for Every Homeowner

Hello, homeowners of Gilbert and Mesa! Imagine a world where your home is safe from leaks, a world where your walls and ceilings stay dry, and your water bills stay low. It might seem like a dream, but with the right knowledge and action, it’s completely achievable. Pipe leaks can be an uninvited hassle, but they don’t have to drown your peace of mind. Let’s navigate through the ins and outs of pipe leak repair, preparing you to deal with this common household problem like a pro. Continue reading

Ask Pete: How Do I Maintain My Outdoor Faucets?

Hello, homeowners of Gilbert and Mesa, Arizona! Outdoor faucets are the unsung heroes of our homes. They help us water the garden, fill the kiddie pool, wash our cars, and so much more. But how often do we stop and think about their maintenance? Well, your favorite local plumber, Pete, is here to guide you on how to keep these essential fixtures in tip-top shape. Continue reading

Understanding Trenchless Sewer Repairs: Tips from Expert Plumbers

Gilbert and Mesa homeowners, let’s get real for a moment; sewer repairs have the notorious reputation of being a homeowner’s nightmare. Picture your beautiful yard turned into a scene from an excavation site. However, hold on to your shovels, because there’s a superhero in town; Trenchless Sewer Repairs! This remarkable method is saving yards and sanity across the neighborhood. Let’s unravel the mystery behind trenchless sewer repairs with tips from your trusted local plumbers. Continue reading

Ask Pete: When Should I Replace My Water Heater?

Hello, Gilbert and Mesa homeowners! The indispensable water heater in your house is often the unsung hero, providing hot showers and making dishwashing a breeze. But, let’s face it, water heaters don’t last forever. So, how do you know when is it time to part ways with your old pal and get a new one? Our plumbing virtuoso, Pete, is here to reveal the telltale signs and share the steps for replacing your water heater. Buckle up and let’s dive into the essentials.

Q: How do I know when it’s time to replace my water heater?

A: The first thing to consider is the age of your water heater. Tank-style water heaters last about 10-15 years, while tankless models can go up to 20 years or more. If your water heater is pushing into the double digits in age, it might be time to think about a replacement.

These are the main telltale signs I tell my customers to look for so they know when it’s time to replace:

  • Lukewarm Performance: When your once toasty shower is now more tepid. If your water isn’t getting as hot as it used to, or if the hot water is short-lived, it might be a sign that your water heater is declining.
  • Sounds Like Trouble: If your water heater is making a ruckus, it’s not throwing a party in there; it’s probably sediment build-up. This buildup can cause banging or rumbling sounds and is a surefire sign that your water heater may be nearing the end of its rope.
  • Murky Waters: Rusty or murky water coming out when you turn on the hot tap is a warning sign. This could be indicative of corrosion inside the tank, which may eventually lead to leaks.
  • Puddles: Do you see water pooling around the base of your water heater? This is often a symptom of either a leak or fracture in the tank – bad news either way. It’s time to call in the professionals.

So, now that you know what to look for, here’s a quick primer on how to get that water heater replaced.

Your first step is to assess your needs. Evaluate your household’s hot water demands. Most larger families may benefit from a larger tank size or even a tankless model.

Next you want to check the efficiency. Opt for a model with a high Energy Star rating. Not only is this better for the environment, but your wallet will thank you in the form of lower energy bills.

Finally, it’s time to explore your options:

  • Traditional Tank Water Heater: Reliable and cost-effective, but larger and potentially less energy-efficient.
  • Tankless Water Heater: Compact and energy-efficient, providing hot water on demand but at a higher upfront cost.
  • Heat Pump Water Heater: Extremely efficient, utilizing heat from the air or ground to heat water.
  • Professional Installation: Don’t tackle this as a DIY project; water heaters are complicated beasts. Ensure you seek the expertise of a licensed plumber to install your new unit correctly and safely.

There you have it – Pete’s pearls of wisdom on when and how to replace your water heater. Gilbert and Mesa residents, don’t let a worn-out water heater rain on your parade. By staying vigilant for signs of trouble and knowing your options for replacement, you’ll ensure a steady supply of hot water for years to come.

Need help deciding or installing? Give our expert team a ring at 480-388-6093. We’re here to keep your showers steamy and your future bright!

Ask Pete: How To Maintain Outdoor Plumbing In Summer?

As the scorching summer months approach, it’s essential for homeowners in Gilbert and Mesa, Arizona, to pay attention to their outdoor plumbing. The extreme heat and dry climate can take a toll on your outdoor plumbing system, leading to potential issues and costly repairs. To help you keep your plumbing in top shape during the summer, we’ve consulted our expert plumber, Pete, to share his valuable insights and tips. In this episode, Pete will explore some essential maintenance tasks and precautions to ensure your outdoor plumbing stays in optimal condition. Continue reading

Slab Leak Repair: Protect Your Home’s Foundation

As homeowners in Gilbert and Mesa, Arizona, one of the critical aspects of maintaining the integrity of your home is understanding the potential threats to your property. An often overlooked, but incredibly damaging problem that can occur is a slab leak. Not only can it harm your home’s foundation, but it can also lead to further structural issues if left untreated. Continue reading

Ask Pete: How Can I Save Water On My Water Bill During The Summer?

As a homeowner in Gilbert and Mesa, Arizona, you’re probably all too aware of how the scorching summer heat can cause your water usage to skyrocket. But did you know that there are ways to keep your water bill under control, even during the hottest months of the year? I’m Pete, your local plumber, here to share some practical tips to help you save water this summer. Continue reading