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Summer Triple Play Tune-Up

Summer is well underway, and now is the perfect time to tackle the plumbing projects on your to-do list. At Plumbing Masters, we’re here to help! This summer, we’ve decided to bring back our popular Triple Play Tune-Up Service to help our customers spend less on their plumbing maintenance needs. These deals are only available for a limited time, so take advantage of them before it’s too late!   Triple Play Tune-Up from Plumbing Masters When you take care of your home’s plumbing, it will take care of you. If you slack off on maintenance, though, you’re likely to experience plumbing catastrophes at the worst possible times. Just imagine coming home from vacation to a broken water heater or dealing with a backed up toilet during your next summer get together! By taking advantage of our Triple Play Tune-Up Service, you can rest assured knowing that your home’s water heater, drains and toilets won’t break down this summer. For a limited time only, you can choose your own price and save on our most popular plumbing services. Schedule by July 31st and get all three services for $159. That’s a HUGE savings compared to the regular price of $249! If you schedule by August 31st, you’ll pay just $189 Need some more time? No problem! Just schedule by September 30th to pay just $229 for your toilet, water heater and drain system tune up. Unfortunately, waiting any longer means you’ll miss out on the amazing deals. The sooner you schedule your Triple Play Tune-Up Service with Plumbing Masters, the more you’ll save! Why spend more money than you have to on maintenance or risk facing huge expenses when your plumbing system breaks... read more

Pre-Vacation Plumbing Maintenance

Whether you’re planning a big summer vacation or weekend getaway, getting your home ready is just as important as packing your bags and fueling up the car. While you’ve probably already made plans to have a neighbor take in your mail and check on your house, you might not have thought about one vital system that needs some preparation – your home’s plumbing. Disaster tends to strike at the worst possible time, and they won’t wait until you’re home from your time away. To avoid major plumbing woes while you’re away, keep these simple tips in mind. Preparing Your Home’s Plumbing System Before Going on Vacation One of the biggest plumbing concerns while you’re away is leaks. If you notice a leak while you’re home, you can turn the water off right away to minimize the damage. But what if you aren’t home? If a pipe springs a leak while you’re away, the water will just keep running. That’s a mess that no one wants to come home to! While a major leak is unlikely in a well-maintained home, the possibility is always there, and preventing it is simple. If you’re going to be away for any length of time, just turn off the main water supply to your home. The main shutoff valve is usually located near the water meter. If you have an irrigation system, keep in mind that turning off the main will turn it off as well. To keep it running while you’re away while minimizing your risk of flooding, you’ll want to leave the main turned on but turn off other valves inside your... read more

What to Do in a Plumbing Emergency

A plumbing emergency is one of those things that we all hope we never have to deal with, but unfortunately, they’re a lot more common than we’d probably like. Most homeowners will face a plumbing emergency at one time or another, and while it’s sometimes impossible to completely avert disaster, there are things that you can do to minimize the damage. Do you know what to do in a plumbing emergency? Keep reading to learn the answer. What to Do in a Plumbing Emergency Whether you have a disgusting problem like sewage backing up into your basement or an overflowing toilet or you’re dealing with something like a broken water line inside or outside your home, the first step is to stay calm. It’s easy to panic when you have water pouring from a pipe or sewage backing up into your basement, but keeping a level head will help you address the situation and minimize the damage. Shut Off the Water If you’re dealing with any kind of leak, you need to turn the water off right away. If the problem is something like a leaky toilet, you may have a shut-off valve right next to the fixture. If there isn’t a shut-off valve or if you’re dealing with a leak in an area that isn’t close to a valve, you’ll need to turn off the main water supply. Not sure where the main shut-off is located? It should be located near your water meter where your water line enters your home. Call Your Utility Company Once you’ve done what you can to keep the problem from getting worse,... read more

Easy Ways to Save on Your Water Bill

Are skyrocketing water bills draining your wallet? If so, you certainly aren’t alone. While conserving water may seem like a major undertaking, there are actually several easy ways to decrease your water bill. How to Conserve Water in Your Home Check for leaks in your toilet. A leaky toilet wastes a lot of water. To detect a leak, put a little bit of food coloring in the tank. If you start seeing color in the bowl within 30 minutes and you haven’t flushed, you have a leak. Fortunately, many toilet problems are pretty cheap and easy to fix. Check your faucets and pipes for leaks. Did you know that a simply drippy faucet can waste up to 20 gallons of water every single day? And that’s nothing compared to the thousands of gallons that can be wasted by a major leak. Use your water meter to find hidden leaks. If you suspect a leak but you can’t find it, check your water, wait two hours (without running any water), then heck it again. If it doesn’t read the exact same both times, there’s a leak somewhere. Install Water Saving Showerheads and Low Flow Faucet Aerators. These devices are inexpensive and easy to install, and they can save you a considerable amount of money. Put plastic bottles in your toilet’s tank. Weigh some plastic water bottles down with sand or pebbles. Put them in your toilet’s tank to displace some of the water and reduce the amount that is used when you flush. Don’t run your dishwasher or washing machine unless you have a full load. Don’t waste water on... read more

How to Tell if You Need a Water Softener

Hard water is one of the biggest threats to your home’s plumbing system. When you have hard water lime scale builds up on your pipe, restricting water flow and decreasing the overall efficiency of your plumbing system. If you have hard water, the only way to counteract the negative effects is to have a water softener installed. Sometimes, though, it’s difficult to tell whether you have a hard water problem in the first place. Here are a couple signs that indicate that you have a hard water problem that needs to be treated: Signs You Need a Water Softener Calcium Buildup Hard water is “hard” because of the minerals it contains. The two main minerals in hard water are calcium and magnesium, and when water containing these minerals comes in contact with surfaces, the minerals are deposited. In tied, these deposits build up and form lime scale. Lime scale doesn’t just build up inside your pipes. It also forms on faucets and in showers. If you see a white, chalky substance on any of the surfaces that are frequently exposed to water, it’s a sure sign that you have a problem with hard water. Decreased Water Pressure As lime scale builds up in your pipes, it restricts the flow of water, resulting in a drop in water pressure. Lime scale buildup on shower heads and faucets can also decrease your water flow to a trickle. If you’ve noticed a significant decrease in water pressure in your home, hard water is the most likely cause. Water Softener in Phoenix If you’ve noticed any of the signs that hard water could... read more

3 Drain Cleaning Myths Debunked

A clogged drain is more than just an inconvenience. When waste water is unable to properly flow away from your home, it is a problem that needs to be corrected immediately. When it comes to dealing with clogged drains, calling in a professional drain cleaning service is your best option. Unfortunately, there are a lot of misconceptions about professional drain cleaning and how to handle clogged drains. To help clear up some of the solution, we decided to debunk some of the most common myths.   Myth #1: Drain Cleaning Is a DIY Project Sometimes a simple plunger is enough to get rid of a clog. In many cases, though, a more powerful approach is needed. Many hardware stores rent drain cleaning machines similar to those used by professionals, but renting one yourself probably isn’t a good idea. These machines are incredibly powerful, and they can cause serious damage when used by individuals without the proper training. Myth #2: Chemical Drain Cleaners Are a Suitable Alternative to Professional Drain Cleaning Chemical drain cleaners are affordable, and they can be purchased at just about any hardware or grocery store. Their convenience makes them seem like the perfect solution for clogged drains, but they simply aren’t. Chemical drain cleaners are often ineffective, and they are extremely dangerous. They can cause serious illness or injuries when inhaled, ingested or even when they come in contact with the skin. They may seem convenient, but they definitely aren’t worth the risk. Myth #3: A Sewer that Backs Up Regularly Needs to Be Replaced If your sewer backs up frequently, replacing it may not solve... read more

Water Heater More than 10 Years Old? Read This to Avoid Disaster!

Did you know that if your water heater is more than 10 years old, you could be facing problems any minute? Conventional water heaters are only made to last for 10 to 13 years, and when they’re reached the end of their lifespan, their failure can cause major headaches. In addition to potentially failing at the worst possible time, your old water heater could be wreaking havoc on your wallet. Older units cost considerably more to operate than newer models, and if you end up needing repairs, you could end up spending a small fortune just to get hot water again. What to Watch Out For If you have an older water heater and have noticed any of these signs, you definitely should consider getting a new model before yours fails completely: Water that doesn’t get hot Water that takes longer to get hot than usual Water that doesn’t get as hot as it did in the past Strange sounds when using your hot water Noticeable drips or leaks coming from your water heater Hot water with an unpleasant smell or brownish tint Some water heater problems can be repaired fairly easily, but chances are, once you start needing to make repairs, your water heater is on its last legs, and you’re probably better off investing in a new water heater. Benefits of a New Water Heater Upgrading to a new water heater doesn’t just let you avoid eventual failure. Trading in your old water heater for a newer, more energy efficient model will also take some of the strain off your wallet. When you upgrade to a new... read more

Plumbing Resolutions for 2016

In just a few short days, 2015 will come to an end, and we will officially welcome the New Year. Whether you’re celebrating with a night on the town of you’ll be staying home this New Year’s Eve, now is the time to think about those New Year’s Resolutions. While many resolutions will be broken by the end of January, this year, resolve to stick to taking care of your home, including your plumbing. Here are a few plumbing resolutions for the New Year from your Phoenix plumbers at Plumbing Masters AZ. Take Care of Your Garbage Disposal Not everything is meant to go in your garbage disposal. If you have a bad habit of throwing things in your disposal that you shouldn’t, resolve to be kinder to it in 2016. As a quick reminder, here are a few things you should never put in your disposal: Grease/Fats/Oil Potato Peels Banana Peels Rice and Pasta Bones Egg Shells Celery Coffee Grounds Of course, non-food items should also never find their way into your garbage disposal! Decrease Your Water Usage Even the simplest adjustments can save a considerable about of water. Believe it or not, even something is seemingly insignificant as turning the water off while brushing your teeth can save a few thousand gallons of water per year. You can also save big by replacing your old shower head, fixtures and toilet with low-flow models that use less water. In addition to having a positive impact on the environment, your decreased usage will have a positive impact on your monthly budget as well. Stop Treating Your Toilet like a... read more

How to Avoid Holiday Plumbing Problems

With the holiday season just around the corner, the last thing anyone wants to worry about is a plumbing problem. Unfortunately, this time of year takes its toll on your home’s pipes. Though we don’t have to deal with frigid temperatures and frozen pipes like our friends in the north, this time of year still puts additional strain on residential plumbing systems. Between the extra guests and additional cooking, aging pipes could be pushed to their limit with catastrophic results. Here are a few helpful hints for keeping your home’s plumbing system in tip-top shape throughout the holiday season. Inspect your Toilet’s Flapper Valve One of the most common toilet issues is a worn out flapper valve. During the holidays, you’ll likely have extra houseguests, which means extra wear and tear on your toilet. Before the guests arrive, check to make sure this valve is in good condition. If it’s worn out, your toilet will constantly refill, leaving you with the unpleasant gift of a high water bill. Take Care of you Garbage Disposal While you’re preparing holiday meals, make sure you’re using your garbage disposal properly. You’ll probably be using it more than usual in the next month or so, making clogs a more common problem. Remember not to put grease or greasy foods down the drain as it can build up and lead to clogs and less effective blades. Also, avoid throwing things like egg shells and potato skins in the disposal. Avoid Dishwasher Woes No one wants to be stuck hand-washing the dishes after Christmas dinner with the entire family. Save yourself a lot of frustration... read more

Triple Play Tune-Up

Fall is officially upon us, and now is the perfect time to consider tackling some maintenance projects around the house. At Plumbing Masters, we’re here to help! For a limited time only, we are offering an exclusive Triple Play Tune-Up Service. Triple Play Tune-Up from Plumbing Masters Take good care of your home’s plumbing system, and it will take good care of you. Slack off on maintenance, and you could experience failures at the worst possible times – think a broken hot water tank when you have family staying with you for Thanksgiving or a backed up toilet on Christmas morning. With our Triple Play Tune-Up, you can rest assured knowing that your home’s toilets, water heater and drain system won’t cause you problems this fall and winter. For a limited time, you can pick your price and save on our comprehensive toilet, water heater and drain tune up services. Schedule by November 25th and get all three services for $159 PLUS get a free water heater flush and drain service valued at $129. If you schedule by December 24th, you’ll pay just $189 Need some more time? That’s fine! Just schedule by January 15th to pay $229 for your toilet, water heater and drain system tune up. Unfortunately, waiting until December 23rd means you’ll miss out on the free water heater flush and drain. The sooner you schedule your service, the more you’ll save, and you definitely don’t want to miss out on the free water heater flush and drain service. Call the office today for the maximum savings and to make sure your plumbing system is in tiptop... read more

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