Posts Tagged ‘plumber’

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.

#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, 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.

#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 to fix what they failed to fix properly the first time.

Plumbing Repair Staples

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

When you have serious plumbing problems, we urge you to call us as soon as possible. However, there are some plumbing repairs staples you should keep around the house in order to tackle the not so serious plumbing problems.

flange - plumbing repairPlungers, for instance can unclog a drain without the use of any damaging chemicals. They’re cheap as well and can be found at virtually any local grocery or home improvement store. Be sure to get the kind with a reverse-bell shape on the end. They seem to work more efficiently with plumbing repairs when attempting to get that airtight seal over the drain opening.

Augers, otherwise referred to as a plumber’s snake, or toilet snake, are also a great plumbing repair tool to have handy when you have a clogged toilet. The toilet snake is a steel cable designed to unblock toilets after the plunger has failed to get the job done. The plumber’s snake can be as long as 25 feet when cranked all the way out and allows you the ability to go deep into all kinds of pipes.

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Lastly, pliers and wrenches can go a long way for plumbing repairs. Pliers can pull the soapy hair gunk free from any drain or even provide some routine tightening and loosening. Wrenches are great for manipulating nuts or pipes themselves.

If all else fails, don’t stress yourself out about your plumbing emergency and call our professional plumbers at A Peoria Plumbing, and we’ll be happy to help you with all of your plumbing repairs!


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

 

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