Posts Tagged ‘A-Peoria Plumbing’

Common Causes of Clogged Pipes

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Don't allow water to go out the drain!It is a common issue in any household that drains get clogged. Most of the time the culprit of clogged drains are everyday items that when disposed of correctly can save you from backed up smelly kitchen drains or overflowing soiled toilets. These problems can cause you problems and costly water damage restoration process. But this inconvenient problem is easily preventable and can save you a lot of heartache by taking simple steps to ensure your pipes flow freely and water is drained correctly. In case you need professional help however there is Adelaide home pipe repair service that can help you. You will find below some common causes of clogged pipes and how to prevent them.

Food

So you think that because you have the toughest and most powerful garbage disposal on the market that you can put pretty much anything down there and it will disappear like magic? Wrong. You would be surprised at the everyday food products that should not be put into your garbage disposal. Vegetables that are stringy or fibrous should never go down the disposal. Vegetables of this material tend to get caught in the motor and will eventually clog your drain and possibly lead to a burnt out disposal motor. Also foods that are high in starch should not be put in your kitchen drain. These foods will swell and stick to the pipes slowing and eventually backing up your drain. This is the same for any greases, fats, or heavy gravies. Its better to put these items in a plastic bag and put them in the trash, as recommended by HOME – GOLDEN RETROFIT.

Hair

Hair is among the top causes of clogged drains in restrooms. The longer the hair the worse for your drain. Hair is notorious for clumping up in pipes and does so at a slower pace therefore allowing it to thicken and harden making removal extremely difficult. The best way to prevent this is to purchase a hair crumb catcher and install it over your drain. Also remember to regularly clean the hair crumb catcher so that doesn’t become clogged as well.

Paper

The only type of paper that should go down your toilet is toilet paper. Refrain from flushing paper towels and feminine products down the toilet. These products are designed for maximum absorption and when they come in contact with water will expand and immediately cause a clogged drain. Other paper products that should stay away from flushing are cotton balls, per-moistened wipes, and scrub pads. On a side note and one that doesn’t qualify as paper but is a common problem in toilets are kids toys. Things like action figures, barbie dolls, and matchbox cars are often found by plumbers unclogging toilets so if you have little ones it might be a good idea to install a child safety mechanism to prevent lifting of the lid. If you need a good technitian to solve this problem, check out Marines Plumbing website.

Soap

Believe it or not soap can actually clog your drains. The most common form of soap known to clog drains is bar soap. This happens when bar soap combines with hard water to form residue that is left behind on pipes. This residue will build up and restrict flow causing slow drainage of basins and tubs. It is recommended switching to liquid soap or using liquid hand sanitizer which requires no rinsing.

If you ever find yourself with a clogged drain do not hesitate to contact the experts at A-Peoria Plumbing. Remember if you have a drain that is continuously clogging, it could be a sign of a more serious problem.

AC repair vs. AC replacement

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

air conditioner repair and maintenanceSummer in Arizona can be brutal!  With temperatures averaging a high of 110° degrees outside; we rely on our air conditioning units to provide us with refreshing coolness as we enter our homes.  However, if your air conditioning unit is old, or is suffering from one problem after another it may no longer be doing a very good job of cooling your home. If you need someone to come out and fix your air conditioner then call Blake & Sons Heating and Air.

This is when we at A-Peoria commonly encounter homeowner’s that are unsure as to whether or not they should pay to repair their air conditioner or replace it.  Quite honestly, it’s tough to know when it’s time to replace an old air conditioner, or if it will function again with a simple repair.  Here are some things we suggest you consider when contemplating AC repair vs. AC replacement:

How old is the unit? – If your air conditioner is less than 10 years old, chances are that a simple repair is all you’ll need to get it working optimally once again.  If the unit has been seriously damaged, or if it’s older than 10 years, you may want to consider replacing it with a high efficiency model.

Does it require constant repair? – Are you calling a professional air conditioning repair company more often than not?  Then it may be time to consider AC replacement.   This type of equipment can only handle so many repairs before they go belly up.

Are your energy bills higher than they should be? – As an air conditioner ages, it uses less and less bluon refrigerant, than a newer model would.  This can lead to it becoming more inefficient as time goes on.  If your energy bills have recently started creeping up for no apparent reason it may be time for an AC replacement.

If you’re trying to decide between AC repair vs. AC replacement , or you’ve already weighed your options, please feel free to give the air conditioning repair and replacement experts at A-Peoria a call at (623) 979-7223(623) 979-7223. We can answer all of your questions and provide you with quality on-time support.Air Conditioning Repair and Install Peoria, AZ

Installing Low-Flow Plumbing Fixtures

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Don't allow water to go out the drain!The conservation of water is important, especially considering the fact that many states including our own are experiencing the conditions brought about by drought, but so is ensuring you are provided with impressive plumbing performance. Making the switch to low-flow plumbing fixtures can deliver both. But that’s not all! Low-flow plumbing fixtures can also save you money on those dreaded monthly energy bills.

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) survey of plumbing service in Plano, households that have purchased and installed low-flow plumbing fixtures, can shave approximately 30 percent off of their indoor water use. This savings additionally correlates into a substantial savings on your monthly water, sewer and energy bills.

In Arizona, roughly 25 percent of the water supply is for municipal use, with most of this being directed towards its 6,626,624 residents. According to Arizona’s Department of Water Resources each resident uses roughly 100 gallons per day. That means we’re using 662,622,400 gallons per day! Shocking, isn’t it? For more information on Arizona’s water conservation efforts, please click here.

Over the past few years, installing low-flow plumbing fixtures has become increasingly popular, as they regulate the amount of water being dispensed when a faucet is turned on or when a toilet is flushed. Take for example, shower head adapters that allow you to detect exactly when your shower is ready, without the need to waste water. These shower heads cut flow to a trickle once your shower’s water is warm.

Install Low-Flow Plumbing FixturesWhile installing low-flow shower heads and faucets may be relatively easy for any DIY homeowner, there are other plumbing upgrades including replacing your toilet, which should be left to the professionals at A-Peoria Plumbing. If you would like assistance in selecting the best low-flow plumbing fixtures in order to conserve Arizona’s water for future generations, please feel free to contact us at (623) 979-7223.

Low Water Pressure? Hire A Sun City Plumber!

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Sun City PlumberExperiencing low water pressure is an all too common complaint for a Sun City Plumber. Water just trickling down doesn’t cut it for an efficient shower. Experiencing a lower volume of water coming from your shower head doesn’t always indicate low pressure. Unless there is an issue with your connection to the municipal water supply, the problem with your plumbing issue  more likely lies somewhere else.

The culprit is most likely in your plumbing valves or the pressure regulators.  Or perhaps a pipe could very well be blocked or broken and leaking. Debris, like algae can enter into your water supply and back things up or a broken pipe may be flushing water out all over your yard. Hiring a Sun City plumber to diagnose the issue is your best bet and A-Peoria Plumbing can help.

Unusual Noises In Your Water Heater?

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Peoria Plumbing Repairs

Water Heater Plumbing RepairDo you ever hear your water heater making a rumbling noise or other strange and unusual sounds? If so, this may be a prime warning that you are in need of some professional Peoria plumbing repair. When your appliances make new noises that aren’t what you’re accustomed to, these are usually warning signals that something needs to be fixed and it’s critical that you pay attention to these warnings. Having your water heater looked at and repaired will get it working again and can prevent future Peoria plumbing repairs and premature replacement. If your water heater is making some odd noises, give A-Peoria Plumbing a call immediately and we will help you what ever the issue is.

Reasons for the unusual sounds your water heater is making are probably caused by scale, sediment and cold water. The deposits in hard water, which resides in approximately 85% of homes in America, tend to build on the inside of your water heater and on the heating elements themselves. Commonly referred to as limescale, these deposits will often cause problems in your water heater’s tank. A professional Peoria plumbing repair service will de-lime your tank and get it working again. You may also opt for water heater disposal and purchase a new one.

Sediment can also build up on the inside of your water heater which can cause your water heater to overheat. This can be generally removed by system flushing, which you’ll want to consult with one of our professionals to see what the best course of action is for your particular water heater is.

Cold water can enter your water heater in an excessive amount which can lower the total temperature of the tank leaving your heater to work harder than it needs to. Cold water can enter when there is a leak around the input valve. The rumbling noise occurs when the cold and hot water mix together.

Let the professionals at A-Peoria Plumbing come out and take a look to see if you have a need for any Peoria plumbing repairs today if you hear any unusual noises in your water heater.

Furnace Maintenance – Home Heating Systems

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Did you know that those home heating systems that aren’t appropriately maintained may be less than fifty percent proficient? As the weather starts to cool down here in Arizona, the last thing you need to worry about is any kind of furnace failure! In order to stay clear of any furnace problems, it is highly recommended that you adhere to regular furnace maintenance.

Avoiding furnace maintenance can lead to expensive or even fatal consequences. Gas furnaces work by burning natural gas or propane. This involves a flame and ignitable material, therefore emphasizing the importance of regular furnace maintenance. Almost every gas furnace produces a little amount of carbon monoxide. Furnaces that haven’t been properly maintained increase the potential to produce a greater amount of carbon monoxide which could be deadly.

Regular furnace maintenance is key for a long-lasting well functioning furnace. Ensure your home is being heated safely and efficiently while lowering your energy bills.

SPECIAL: $39.00 – 14 Point Inspection on Furnaces Call A-Peoria Plumbing today! 623.979.7223

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How To Hire A Plumber: Clean Up

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Clean Up

Ask the plumber how he or she intends to leave the work area once the job is completed. You don’t want to be cleaning up after a plumber for hours after they’ve left your home. Also, ask about disruption during the project. For instance, if the plumber uses CPVC pipe, you won’t have to worry about metal/copper filings to pick up or oil that may spill on your carpet and flooring.

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Originally Posted @  http://www.homeownernet.com/plumbing-how-to/hire_plumber.html

How to Hire a Plumber: Questions To Ask

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Questions to Ask

When you have narrowed the list, ask two or three plumbers to your home to survey the job and provide a written estimate that includes a materials list. The contract should spell out the scope of the project, any items that are excluded and the payment terms.

When obtaining a quote, one of the most important questions to ask your plumber is the type of materials to be used. Remember, a plumbing part defect has the potential to cause water damage to your home or create an indoor swimming pool in what once was your basement. Look for:

Quality Materials

Reliability and Proven Performance

 

In addition to inquiring about quality materials, other questions to ask a potential plumber include:

Length in business/references

Permits

Service Guarantees

Safety Commitment

Clean Up

Pricing

 

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Originally Posted @  http://www.homeownernet.com/plumbing-how-to/hire_plumber.html

About Us!

Monday, April 23rd, 2012
One call and we can take care of all your plumbing ,heating and air conditioning needs, as well as asbestos removal. We can complete virtually any project for you whether it’s residential or commercial.We serve the Sun Cities, Peoria, Surprise, Glendale and the Entire Northwest Valley.

Need a plumber? From a dripping faucet, to a faulty water heater, to installing a water softener, to a complete re-plumb, we are the experts!

Heating and cooling needs? We service and install most major brands of air conditioners and heat pumps including American Standard & Goodman.

Want us to check for asbestos? If you think that your house may have had it installed, and would like to check the state that it is in, we can do so for you! If it is in any state of disrepair, it is a critical health risk. We’ll remove it safely for you!

 

 

Larry Moore, Sr. 1965 – Retired 1990

Larry Moore Sr. At the age of 26 founded A-Peoria Plumbing Service in downtown Peoria in the back room of Al’s Shoe Shop (Father-in-law’s Business) Located on the corner of 83 Ave. & Grand Ave. what is now a parking lot in front of the community center.Offering quality service at a reasonable price and putting the customer first understanding the customer needs and offering options when possible.

Larry Moore, Jr. 1990 – Present

Larry Moore Jr. In 1990 Larry Jr. purchased A-Peoria Plumbing Service from his father and expanded the company into Heating and air-conditioning. “A-Peoria Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Service” now located at 9117 NW Grand Ave. Peoria, AZ. 85345. (Same location since 1972)Continuing the same principles and standard his father instilled in him, A-Peoria Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Service continues to offer a GREAT service at affordable prices day in and day out

Larry Moore, III The Future

Larry Moore, III Currently serving in the Afghanistan (101 air born). Protecting our liberties and freedoms. A Father / Grand-Father couldn’t be more proud.

Veronica Moore

Veronica Moore Smarter than the rest of us: Bachelors in Health Administration and is currently working on a Masters degree of Management in Public Administration. She’s got her Mother’s brains……. and looks, but she’s got my big feet and sense of humor. LOL

Happy Easter!

Sunday, April 8th, 2012
Happy Easter! Picture via moyeamedia.com

Happy Easter! Picture via moyeamedia.com

SAFE AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, FROM A-PEORIA PLUMBING!

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