We have all heard the strong opinions people have about low-flow toilets, but what is the reality? People want to know if low-flow toilets are a good idea to save on water. Let’s ask Pete and find out!
Winter is coming. Wouldn’t a beautiful indoor fireplace be a great addition to your family room or master bedroom? Imagine the romance, visual warmth, and drama of a fireplace without the mess, hassle, and restrictions you have to put up with when you install a traditional fireplace. You can almost always place a gas fireplace right where you want it and there is virtually no maintenance. The first step is to learn everything you need to know ahead of time about installing gas lines for your indoor fireplace. Continue reading
In this edition of “Ask Pete,” Pete answers your questions about your shower. Specifically, why does it suddenly start dripping out of nowhere; not just that it drips constantly, but when it releases water all of a sudden. Let’s find out what could cause that.
Q: Why does my shower suddenly start dripping?
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
Can you have a fire pit in your Arizona backyard? Yes. Fire pits are a great way to stay warm, gather with friends, and create a gathering space in your backyard. If you follow the manufacturer’s instructions for your fire pit and adhere to local ordinances, you and your family will be safe from harm and from the law. Continue reading
We’ve all had that moment where we pause and even panic a little after depositing some item down the drain. Uh oh, can that go down the disposal? We don’t need to worry anymore because Pete has all the answers to “What can I put in my garbage disposal”
Pete reminds us that the purpose of the garbage disposal is to grind down food scraps into tiny bits so that they don’t clog the drain. 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
What is a Pressure Regulator Valve and What Does it Do?
A water pressure regulator valve does exactly what it sounds like. It regulates the pressure of the water coming into your house. It affects everything from your shower pressure to your water heater, so it is something you will want to be sure to get right. 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