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5 Common Plumbing Myths Busted

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Don't allow water to go out the drain!

The following 5 common plumbing myths share one thing in common – no one knows where they started from – let alone who told them.  At A-Peoria, we wanted to take the time to bust these plumbing myths, in order to ensure you save both time and money. These guys know what they’re talking about when it comes to plumbing, because the folks at https://flotechsplumbing.com are highly professional and experienced.

#1 – Lemon Cleans Your Garbage Disposal – Wrong!  While lemon may make your drain smell better, they are in fact, they aren’t very effective at doing the job of actually cleaning it.  In fact, lemon could cause more damage than its worth, by clogging your sink up and corroding your disposal.  As a Dallas plumber, I learned that ice works nicely to polish your disposal and when life gives you lemons don’t throw them down the drain, check tip #4!

#2 – In-Tank Cleaners Can Save You Time – No matter how much we wish it to be true, or how much cleaning manufactures promote it, there is just no magic way of cleaning your toilet.  Often times, these cleaning agents, are just not worth the expense as their main ingredients are harsh on both your bowl and the environment.  A cup of white vinegar every week works just as good, if not better than, these “magic” cleaning agents.

#3 – Running Water while Using the Disposal – I have to admit I am guilty of this one myself!  However, allowing the faucet to run while using the garbage disposal doesn’t help if you’ve already added the waste, as is often the case in most homes (mine included).  Rather than waste water or use it as greywater, you should fill your sink with a 4:1 ration of water to waste, as this allows the separated waste to all too easily flow away. If you with to learn more about greywater, read this WaterCraft WA: What is greywater blog article.

#4 – Water and Soap Works Can Save You Money – Have you ever found yourself attempting to wash your bathroom or kitchen fixtures with just soap and water?  If you answered yes, you couldn’t inevitably be harming your fixtures!  Even the littlest amount of soap can cause your fixtures to corrode over time.  A safer alternative that will save you money, without damaging effects, is to use lemon juice.

#5 – All Plumbers are the Same – Hold on for just a second there!  Just because a plumber says they’re a plumber doesn’t necessarily mean it’s true.  The best plumbers you can hire for your money are the ones that are both licensed and certified; such as the one’s found at A-Peoria.  If you chose the first plumber your Google search brings up, you may found yourself spending more time and money calling another for heating pump repairs since the original plumber didn’t fix it properly the first time. If you are struggling to find a reliable plumbing contractor in San Diego, contact THA Heating, Air, and Plumbing Inc.

Service & Maintain Your Air Conditioning Unit

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

With Spring fast approaching, there has never been a better time than now to service and maintain your air conditioning unit.  By properly maintaining your air conditioner you will not only save money by eliminating unnecessary AC repair costs, but you will also be provided with the assurance you require that when Arizona temperatures reach  a sizzling 120°, your unit will work efficiently  in ensuring you and your family’s comfort is met.  So what are you waiting for?  Contact A-Peoria today!

During Arizona’s allergy season, which usually occurs between now and April, the level of dust and pollen within the air we breathe (both indoors and outdoors) is usually at its peak.  It is during this time that we highly recommend cleaning-out your air conditioner’s coils and compressor, in order to eliminate any debris that may have collected, therefore ensuring you’re not breathing in contaminated air.  There is a fantastic article posted by the experts at Bluon energy that deatils how you can do this yourself, although most people do not feel at ease working on their AC unit themselves. If you do not, we suggest calling a proffesional whose work will be guaranteed. This service also helps prevent you from having to replace the entire unit before its time.

Its astonishing how often air conditioning systems fail when put to the test in the middle of yet another Arizona summer, people hire the Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning services every time this happens.

 

 

That’s why it’s so important to service your unit, at minimum once a year, rather than waiting in the heat for a technician to arrive and repair it.  Like with virtually all electrical products within your home or business, the best way to maintain your air conditioning unit’s energy efficiency, while extending its lifespan, is to call the professionals at A-Peoria for our 17-point inspection which includes:

  1. Check refrigerant levels
  2. Check for proper airflow
  3. Check filter performance & cleanliness
  4. Check outdoor fan motor’s bearings
  5. Measure capacitors for proper charge
  6. Lubricate motors as needed
  7. Calibrate thermostat
  8. Measure compressor amp draws
  9. Check temperature differentials
  10. 10. Secure loose panels
  11. Inspect disconnect box
  12. Monitor for proper operation
  13. Take superheat measurements
  14. Tighten contractor connections
  15. Inspect unit’s duct connections
  16. Check control wiring
  17. Check insulation on copper line sets

Happy Holidays

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

happy holidays A-Peoria Plumbing wanted to wish you a very safe and happy Holiday Season! We hope that you get a chance to relax and celebrate with friends and family. We know that having guests visiting or staying at your house means more chances for plumbing problems to arise. Your friends at A-Peoria have done our best to make receiving home plumbing repairs as easy as possible. If an issue does arise, we will gladly help, all you have to do is call us at: 623-979-7223

Or visit us at: A-PEORIA.com

Sun City Air Conditioning | Efficiency

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
sun city air conditioning

Sun City Air Conditioning

Living in Arizona where the heat can skyrocket, you’ll want to make sure that you have a good quality Sun City air conditioning system. If you want to keep your home comfortable, it is imperative that you own an air conditioning system that will keep you cool while not costing you more than you should be paying on your energy bill. However, with all the constant running and hard work your Sun City air conditioning systems do during the summer, how can you ensure that your air conditioning unit works efficiently for as long as possible? A Peoria Plumbing strongly recommends having one of our professionals come out to your home to provide you with maintenance on your Sun City air conditioning system.

Regular maintenance will reduce air conditioning repairs, ensure a longer life and could potentially save you a lot of money on your energy bill. Summer is just right around the corner, right now is the perfect time to have one of our professionals come out and provide a maintenance service on your Sun City air conditioning system!

Arizona Plumbing Maintenance

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Drains

Pour Bleach directly in the drains (all except for the kitchen as Bleach can damage the kitchen garbage disposal), wait for approximately 15 minutes followed by flushing with warm water. For the kitchen sink drain, a mix of vinegar and baking soda (equal parts) will suffice. Follow with some lemon juice for a deodorizer. These procedures will help prevent any future Arizona plumbing catastrophes.

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Bathroom Toilet

Maintain toilet lines by using an active bacteria and enzyme-based product. Follow the manufacturer’s directions however this process may take several hours or even overnight in order to achieve preferred results.

Should you run into any plumbing emergencies, A- Peoria provides 24 hour emergency plumbing services! 623.979.7223

 

Happy Mother’s Day!

Sunday, May 13th, 2012
Happy Mother's Day from everyone at A-Peoria Plumbing! (image via dailysmspk)

Happy Mother's Day from everyone at A-Peoria Plumbing! (image via dailysmspk)

How to Hire a Plumber: What to Look For in a Qualified Plumber

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

 

There are a number of qualifications which can set a professional plumber apart.

 State License or Certification — Many states require a license or state certification for plumbers working in that state. Call to verify that the license is current and check if there are any active complaints against the license.

Insurance — Be sure that the prospective plumber you are considering is fully insured, having both workers compensation and liability insurance. Your selected plumber should be able to provide you with a copy of his or her insurance policy.

Better Business Bureau — Contact your local Better Business Bureau to ascertain if any complaints have been filed against your potential candidate.

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