What is an Aerator?

Have you ever noticed a small attachment at the end of your faucet? It might look like a tiny mesh screen or a round disk with small holes. This little device is called an aerator, and it plays a crucial role in your plumbing system. While it may seem insignificant, understanding what an aerator does and how it benefits your home can help you appreciate its importance. In this blog post, we’ll dive into the world of aerators, exploring their purpose, how they work, and why they are essential for every homeowner. Outline:   The Purpose of an Aerator When

How Affordable is Trenchless Pipe Lining Compared to Other Repairs?

Introduction Dealing with pipe damage can drain your pockets rapidly. Fortunately, trenchless pipe lining saves you the cost of uprooting, landscaping and lawn damage.  Using liquid epoxy resin solutions, trenchless experts can cure in-place entire sections of damaged pipes through small or pre-existing entry points.  The most expensive factors of traditional pipe repair are the uprooting and long hours spent restoring pipes. It’s for these reasons that cured-in-place pipe costs 25-30% less than dig- and-replace repairs.  Ultimately, trenchless pipe lining ensures affordable, lasting pipe repair, replacing dig-and-replace repairs as a dominant repair method. Outline: Cost Breakdown of Traditional Pipe Repair

How to Descale a Tankless Water Heater

Introduction Just like how we need our coffee to be descaled for optimum performance, our tankless water heater needs it too!  Descaling is necessary to remove the mineral build-up that can clog the system and affect its efficiency over time. So, if you want your water heater to last long and give you hot water whenever you want, descaling is the way to go.  In the next sections, let’s talk about the signs, materials, and steps to descale your tankless water heater. Outline: Signs That Your Tankless Water Heater Needs Descaling If you’re experiencing any of these three things, it’s

The Ideal Temperature Setting for Your Hot Water Heater

Introduction Hot water heaters are widely used in households today, but how many of us know the importance of setting the right temperature for them? Some of us probably set it too high, while others too low, without realizing the consequences.  Hot water heaters provide us with hot water for our daily activities like bathing, showering, and cleaning. It is important to set the temperature at a comfortable level to avoid burns or scalding. Factors like age, health conditions, and personal preferences must be taken into consideration when setting the temperature.  However, incorrect temperature settings can lead to unwanted consequences

Preventing Drain and Pipe Problems with Camera Inspection

Introduction Clogged pipes and leaks can create big problems in your home, but a camera inspection can help detect plumbing issues before they become catastrophes.  Plumbers use waterproof cameras to detect everything from stubborn clogs and leaks to pesky pests and cracks in the piping. With early detection, you can spare yourself from costly repairs and headaches down the road. Outline: What is a Camera Inspection? Are you tired of dealing with clogs and leaks in your plumbing? A camera inspection is the solution to all your problems. Through a process where a waterproof camera is attached to a sewer

What is an Air Admittance Valve?

Outline: Understanding the Basics An Air Admittance Valve, or AAV for short, is a small mechanical device that allows air to enter the plumbing system while preventing sewer gases from escaping into your home. It acts as a one-way valve, allowing air to enter but not exit.  This simple yet ingenious design helps maintain the proper balance of air pressure within your plumbing system, preventing issues such as gurgling drains, slow drainage, and those unpleasant odors from permeating your living space. So, how does it work? Well, when water drains from your sink, toilet, or any other plumbing fixture in

3 Common Reasons for Improper Toilet Flushing

Introduction Have you ever had trouble flushing your toilet? It’s a common problem that many people face in their homes. There could be a few reasons why your toilet isn’t flushing properly. Let’s take a closer look at some of the most common culprits. Outline: Reasons for Improper Toilet Flushing Toilets are a necessary part of our daily lives, and we often take them for granted until something goes wrong. One common issue people face is improper flushing, leading to frustration and inconvenience. Understanding the reasons behind this problem can help prevent it from happening in the future. Reasons for

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NORTHGATE | Sewer liner replacement at residential homes A few weeks back, we started working on a drain repair in Phoenix after a resident in the area mentioned their sewer draining issues!  After a camera inspection, video evidence showed issues with the sewer that 6 homes feed into. The mainline was holding water in the same exact spot.The clay pipes had developed a 12-inch “belly”, causing all the gunk to get stuck in one area of the pipe.  We excavated the pipes in one go because they’re all on one main sewer. We dug approx. 5 feet deep and completed

What is an Adjustable Hot Limit Stop?

Intoduction Imagine this: you step into your shower, expecting a warm and relaxing experience, only to be greeted by scalding hot water. Or perhaps you turn on the faucet in your kitchen, hoping to wash your hands with comfortably warm water, but instead, icy cold water splashes out.  These scenarios can be not only uncomfortable but also potentially dangerous. Luckily, an adjustable hot limit stop can help prevent these situations by maintaining a safe and consistent water temperature. So, let’s dive into the world of adjustable hot limit stops and unravel their significance in the realm of plumbing. Outline: Understanding

Plumbing 101: Troubleshooting a Leaking Toilet at the Base

Introduction Ah, the beauty of a leaking toilet at the base – the mess, the smell, the panic. What could be more thrilling? But in all seriousness, this is one problem you don’t want to ignore.  Not only is it gross, but it could also lead to water damage and even mold growth. So, let’s dive into the causes of this headache-inducing issue and why you should fix it ASAP. Outline: Tools Required To fix a leaking toilet at the base, you’ll need some basic tools, including a screwdriver, an adjustable wrench, and a putty knife. Don’t forget to wear

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