Ask Pete: What Is An RO System?

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

Ask Pete: Why Is My Water Bill So High?

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

Video Blog: How To Turn Off Water To Your House

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

Ask Pete: How Do You Unclog A Toilet?

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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Copper versus PEX Pipes [Video]

Is PEX Pipe Better Than Copper Pipe?

You may have heard lots of hardware-store hype on this topic but the question isn’t whether one type of pipe is better than the other, it’s a question of which is better for a given application. The most common arrangement for most projects is to have PEX piping running in most of the home and copper piping on any outside features. So, when it comes to copper vs PEX pipes, the answer is that PEX is not better than copper, but it is an ideal option for most indoor plumbing.

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