Basic Plumbing Knowledge For New Homeowners

Basic plumbing knowledge for new homeowners is invaluable, but not just to new homeowners. Sometimes people become the responsible party for questions like, “where is your water main?” and “what temperature do you keep your water heater?” Most of us would break a sweat being asked these questions, so check out our short primer on the most essential and basic knowledge for homeowners.  Continue reading

Plumbing For An Airbnb Remodel

Starting an Airbnb is a great way to create a passive income stream to bulk up your savings and prepare for retirement. Airbnb hosts earn an average of $924 every month, making it an excellent option for a side hustle. If you’re looking to throw your hat into the ring, you might start by renovating your home or purchasing a rental property. No matter what you decide, most AirBnbs need some work done before you can put them on the market, especially if you want people to stay at your listing. Many people choose to add rooms or bathrooms, meaning plumbing for an AirBnB remodel is also necessary.  Continue reading

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