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
An imperfect or dysfunctional kitchen faucet can be aggravating, so if it’s time for a different faucet, how do you know what factors are most important when choosing your new one? We’ve got that information, so we can share with you how to choose a kitchen faucet. Continue reading
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
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
Are you experiencing the unpleasantness of Arizona’s hard water and thinking of installing a water softener? Read these pros and cons of water softeners as you make your decision. Then call Phend to install it!
Sometimes you are moving into a place with terrible toilet seats, sometimes you realize you’ve lived a very long time with the same toilet and the seats are not what they used to be and sometimes they break, slip, or slide. Whatever the reason, if you’ve ever wondered how to install a toilet seat, we’ve got all the information you need for this simple project.
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. Continue reading