Water is a precious commodity in the Phoenix area and most people are willing to do their part to conserve it. Many times this means shorter showers, running the dishwasher only when it’s full and keeping watering your garden to a minimum. If you own an older home you may want to consider updating your shower heads, toilets and other water saving apparatus. A licensed plumber can install all that and more. The plumber Mesa homeowners call most often is Quail Plumbing.
The planet in general has embraced the ‘go green’ concept. You see hotels offering you the reuse of bed and bathroom linens, businesses either recycling or re-purposing their raw materials and the average American replacing old toilets with water saving models. Many parents are instructing their children to turn off the water while brushing their teeth and washing their hair. There are new close washers that can save as much as twenty gallons per load. When it’s time to replace your washing machine, consider one of the ‘Energy Star’ models.
Plumbers are an intricate key to helping the water reserves this planet has. Consider having a Mesa plumber from Quail come to your home and give you an estimate on replacing your old dishwasher with a new more efficient model. We can install water saving shower heads and faucets. Replace older water softeners with newer models and keep them at a minimum number of refills each week. We’ll also check for undetected leaks around your house or property. If your water bill is exceptionally high, let our plumbers look around to see if there is a hidden slab leak. That detection could save you money and prevent having to dig up your yard.
Your plumber can help you ‘go green’ with suggestions on how to improve your existing appliances or help you choose the most efficient piece of equipment for your needs. There are hundreds of ways to save water at home and most of them don’t require much effort. This planet is our home and it’s everyone’s responsibility to help conserve what resources we have. Saving water is everyone’s responsibility.
You took your rings off to let them soak in cleaning solution. As you are cleaning the phone rings and it’s your neighbor; she needs two eggs. You meet your neighbor at the fence, deliver the eggs and after a quick chat you head back inside. Your toddler is standing over the sink with the container that used to hold your rings. You get a gut feeling your rings aren’t in the container anymore. You ask your toddler where Mommy’s rings are and he points down the drain and smiles. It’s time to call a Chandler Plumber.
It’s time for dinner and you don’t have the luxury of another kitchen sink. Its 6 pm and who is going to come and fix this problem now without charging more than the rings are worth. Plumbing companies that provide service around the clock are becoming more common place, but they can still be hard to find when you need them. Most families are very busy and they don’t all get together until after work and that’s when issues arise. That’s why we make ourselves available 24 hours a day.
Plumbers are occasionally called to rescue jewelry, toys and other objects out of the drink. If the missing object hasn’t been washed into the city sewer system you’re probably in pretty good shape. It’s a simple matter of removing drain pipes and reaching into them and with a little luck he will find your missing treasures. It may not seem easy for you, but for a Phoenix licensed plumber like Quail Plumbing it is a breeze. If you have small children or you consider yourself on the clumsy side, ask the plumber to put traps in the drain. The trap will do just that, it will trap or prevent small items from going down the drain.
It is almost inevitable that at some point in time something of value will go down the drain. Don’t despair, cover the drain with a towel and call for one of our licensed plumbers. We will be happy to come out and liberate your valuables from the drain. Plumbers know how you feel about these trinkets and we will do everything possible to retrieve them for you.
Paradise Valley is home to no less than 12 resorts and some of the most expensive homes outside of Beverly Hills. Wealth is a wonderful thing, but a clogged toilet is the same problem for all of us. If there are several bathrooms in the house it’s not an urgent situation, but it will have to be fixed sooner or later. Calling a Paradise Valley toilet repair specialist like Quail Plumbing is one of the quickest ways to get that done.
You’re thinking there is no reason to panic, and you start with a plunger. If the toilet bowl is already full, putting a plunger in will cause spillage and unless you are prepared with a mop, paper towels and bathroom cleaner you could have a real mess on your bathroom floor. And, what if you have carpet….let’s not go there. How about some liquid drain cleaner, wouldn’t that work? Liquid drain opener can eat through hair, toilet tissue, food clogs and if you get it on you or the floor you might need medical attention.
Ask any Paradise Valley plumber and he’ll tell you there are a few techniques to try before calling a plumber. The first and easiest step is to wait. Many clogs will work themselves out in time. If there is no water in the bowl, give it one flush to bring the water back to a normal level. More often than not the weight of the water itself will be enough to push the clog through. If the bowl is already full don’t flush; there will be overflows. You could also try hot water and dish soap. Just like you put soap on your finger to get a ring off, the soap will act as a lubricant and move the clog down the pipes.
There is no convenient time to get a clogged toilet. It always seems to happen just before a party or when your boss is coming for dinner. With patience and a few basic tools, you will be back in business in no time. If you can’t get it unclogged yourself, call us here at Quail Plumbing and we’ll get it done for you.
If you are a homeowner or plan to be soon you will eventually have a plumbing issue. It’s not if you have one; it’s when you have one. Not all plumbing problems are urgent. Small problems such as a leaky faucet, clogged drain or a dripping pipe are not an emergency. Emergency plumbing issues are a leaking water heater threatening to ruin the carpet or a clogged toilet and the house only has one bathroom, those are emergencies. When they occur, you’ll want to call the Scottsdale plumber who can arrive first and fix the problem. That would be Quail Plumbing.
One of the most aggravating plumbing problems is a malfunctioning water heater. A home owner can experience anything from a cold shower to leaks that go unnoticed until it’s too late. Having a cold shower is no way to start the day. Many people fear the worst when there is no hot water. They start thinking about the cost of replacing their water heater. If there is no hot water chances are good it’s probably needs a replacement thermostat, element or a valve. We enjoy watching customers reactions when they find out they don’t need a new water heater.
Any plumber Scottsdale trusts will tell you that you need to have your water heater flushed out regularly. Most will recommend once a year, doing this will extend the life of the water heater. If you are experiencing a heater leaking from the bottom it will most likely need replacing. Without a replacement that leak can ruin floors and carpets, causing dangerous mold issues.
Although water heaters are not an absolute necessity to life they sure make things easier. Even in Phoenix when the air temperature sometimes reaches into the hundreds it’s still nice to have a warm shower. Most of us take hot water for granted. Can you imagine doing dishes in a sink full of cold water? The old joke about taking a cold shower isn’t so funny when you have to do it on a daily basis. Have your water heater flushed on a regular basis you will save money and save yourself from a cold shower at the same time.