As a homeowner in Gilbert and Mesa, Arizona, you’re probably all too aware of how the scorching summer heat can cause your water usage to skyrocket. But did you know that there are ways to keep your water bill under control, even during the hottest months of the year? I’m Pete, your local plumber, here to share some practical tips to help you save water this summer. 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
Checking For Slab Leak Signs
Most homes in the Phoenix Valley have post tension concrete slabs for foundations. The USDA survey shows clay soil in the Phoenix area that has a tendency to expand and contract particularly during our monsoon summer rains and a reinforced slab helps prevent the foundation from cracking. But that slab also makes a particular type of plumbing problem, slab leaks, very problematic.Continue reading