10 Tips On Dealing With Burst Pipe Flooding

Just hearing the words “burst pipe” can send shivers down the spine of any homeowner and then throw in the threat of flooding from that burst pipe and it reaches nightmare status. Never fear, though, because we have the cure. These are the top ten tips on dealing with burst pipe flooding that will help you minimize the potential damage. Continue reading

Ask Pete: Should I Turn Off My Water When I Go On Vacation?

So, the question is, “Should I turn off my water when I go on vacation?” It depends! I know you hear that a lot from me, but it’s true. In many cases you won’t need to turn it off and in some cases you will absolutely need to do so. Mostly for those of us in the East Valley of Arizona, the answer is “no” for short trips, but there are some times you may want to, so I’ll clarify that. Continue reading

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

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