The Highs and Lows of Your Water Pressure

In our first-world country lives of hidden luxuries, it is usually assumed that high water pressure is a good thing, right? No one prefers their showers to limply drizzle out of the showerhead. However, there are actually certain danger that are the result of water pressure that is too high (or too low).
Is the problem low water Pressure?
It may cause serious (a.k.a. expensive) damage to the interior of your home, such as leaks, pipe damage, and water waste. While in some cases the water pressure is up to 100 psi (usually only buildings by fire hydrants or tall structures), most home should not have water pressure over 80 psi. […]

By |March 28th, 2015|Water Heater|0 Comments

Solar Water Heater Damage

Out here in the Valley of the Sun, the use of solar energy to power even the smallest thing in our homes is beneficial to both our environment and our wallets. Solar water heaters serve as an economical choice to heat water. Their usability in almost any climate makes them the perfect water-heating option for both homes and industries. Despite the great improvements in materials and construction practices, the dangerous problem of damaged insulation covering pipes, ducts, and wiring make people pay huge amounts for maintenance and repairs. We’ve provided some tips to help you with basic solar water heater repairs and touch-ups to keep your machine and your home working flawlessly year to year.

Fluctuating Temperatures

Hydronic solar heating systems can malfunction due to scaling. You can prevent scaling in your solar heating system by circulating a mild acidic solution like vinegar or water softener through the domestic hot water loop or collector. Make sure that you do this every three to five years. You might also need to clean out the heat exchanger surfaces on a regular basis.

While this is not usually a problem in the Arizona desert, solar water heaters use a variety of liquids for heat transfer to prevent freezing. Such a mechanism is often a part of solar water heating systems that are installed in areas where temperatures fall below 6⁰C. If your system doesn’t have a heat transfer system and has a tendency to freezes over use anti freeze solutions such as ethylene glycol. You can also drain the collector if you think that this will fix the problem. […]

By |March 21st, 2015|Water Heater|0 Comments

Broken Pipes Club: How to Fix Your Broken Garbage Disposal

Is your garbage disposal on the fritz? Not turning on or grinding food anymore? It might be time to accept the fact that your relationship might be on the rocks. There is a chance that the problem is simply electrical or that the disposal unit has short-circuited, but not everything can be fixed by simply pressing the reset button. If you want it to work between you two, you’ll have to take a closer look.
Wrench at Your Heart
When you purchased the garbage disposal, you should have been provided with a company issued wrench (to ensure your limb safety when working with the appliance). Before using this wrench, make sure to turn off the power to your disposal. (They don’t have to see this.)

Place the wrench onto the flywheel and turn it. Here is a diagram of most garbage disposals to help. If there is something obstructing the flywheel when you turn the wrench, try to dislodge it. Once it’s clear, allow water to run for at least 30 seconds before turning the flywheel again.   […]

By |February 12th, 2015|Garbage Disposal Tips|0 Comments

Why is My Garbage Disposal Not Working?

A garbage disposal can be quite the little helper around the house. Since it takes care of a very important job, malfunction can often be distressing.

One thing that must be understood however is that attempting to put your hand down the garbage disposal in order to identify or rectify a problem should be avoided at all costs. Even if the unit is unplugged, it’s best to refrain from a potentially hazardous situation.
Foreign or Ungrindable Objects
This […]

By |November 17th, 2014|Garbage Disposal Tips, What's that caused by?|0 Comments

How to Restart Your Garbage Disposal

We all know it – a non-functioning garbage disposal is probably the worst thing that can happen to anyone. Period. Luckily, with these five easy steps you might be able to save over $100, and fix your garbage disposal in about 30 seconds.
Is Your Disposal Broken or Stuck?
So here’s the thing, just because your garbage disposal isn’t working does not mean it’s broken. It could be the case that some food has jammed the motor, […]

By |November 17th, 2014|Garbage Disposal Tips, How do you fix that?|0 Comments

How to Fix a Leaky Faucet

A leaky faucet is much more than just a mild annoyance. In fact, it may actually be a sign of much larger problems which may end up costing you in the long run, not to mention the wastage of water which is adding up in your water bill.

Depending on the cause, a leaky faucet may either be a large scale issue or a simple malfunction. One thing, however, is for sure: it is imperative to […]

By |November 12th, 2014|Faucet Tips, How do you fix that?|0 Comments

Why is My Faucet Leaking?

Not only can leaking faucets be annoying, but may also be indicative of much larger problems with your plumbing than you would think. Keeping faucets in optimal working condition is imperative so you can carry out your daily tasks effectively. In fact, the leaking water may even be adding to your water bill gradually.
Faulty O Ring
The most common cause of a leaky faucet is a fault O ring. The handle of the faucet is typically […]

By |November 12th, 2014|Faucet Tips, What's that caused by?|0 Comments

How To Increase My Water Pressure

Low water pressure is a problem that is faced by every house now and then. While it may not seem as big a problem as others, it too needs to be addressed quickly and effectively in order to eliminate the problem early on and avoid any problems in the future.
Determine the Cause
There could be many reasons for the water pressure being low. There may be debris and mineral buildup accumulating in the pipe or corrosion […]

Why Is My Water Pressure Low?

Low water pressure can be one of the most annoying plumbing issues to deal with. The most frustrating part of the issue is trying to identify just what is causing low water pressure. When the water pressure in your home is functioning at a subpar level, small daily activities become irksome tasks.
Mineral Buildup and Debris
This is one of the most common problems that cause low water pressure. Any home’s piping system is susceptible to the […]

Why Do I Have Water Spots on My Walls and Ceiling?

Your ceiling and the walls of your bathroom or kitchen might have water spots because your pipes are leaking. What should you do? Your first priority should be to find every damaged or damp spot on your walls if you hope to find the source of the leaks.
Damp Walls are a Pain
There can be several reasons why your pipes are leaking. Your copper pipes may have gone past their prime. Copper pipes do not last […]