Is Too Much Fluoride in Your Water Bad?

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Is Too Much Fluoride in Your Water Bad?

There are some people who will say that any fluoride in your water is bad, but according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there are safe levels. Fluoride is present in almost all drinking water in some amount, whether that is naturally occurring in well water, or if a municipal water company is fluoridating the water. Fluoride in the … Read More

How to Change a Faucet Washer

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How to Change a Faucet Washer

If you have a leaky faucet, you may have heard that changing the faucet washer will stop the leak. It’s certainly worth a try and is a relatively simple task. The first step in how to change a faucet washer is to determine if your faucet actually has a washer. The majority of new faucets today are so-called washerless faucets. … Read More

How Do You Treat Calcium Buildup in Toilet Pipes?

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How Do You Treat Calcium Buildup in Toilet Pipes?

In the Mohave County area of Arizona, you’re more likely to have hard water than not. And that’s whether you get your water from a municipal source or from a well. According to EPCOR’s water quality reports, the entire Mohave County area has hard water to very hard water. This includes the Mohave, North Mohave and Willow Valley Water Districts. … Read More

Why Does My Toilet Flush Slow?

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Why Does My Toilet Flush Slow?

As Americans, we take our indoor plumbing for granted. And here in Mohave County, we’re no exception. And since the average American flushes the toilet five times a day, if it’s not working right, it’s a big problem. So if you’re wondering “Why does my toilet run slow?” we’re here with some answers, and what you can do about that … Read More

What Should I Do If Something Is Stuck in the Garbage Disposal?

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What Should I Do If Something Is Stuck in the Garbage Disposal?

Garbage disposals are a great convenience. But like anything mechanical, sometimes they stop working. It’s happened to all of us. You know the drill. You flip the switch and nothing happens, except for the garbage disposal buzzing. Your garbage disposal jammed. So what should you do if something is stuck in the garbage disposal? We’re glad you asked. We’ll walk … Read More

What Is Hard Water?

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What Is Hard Water?

We’ve all heard the phrase before, but just what is hard water? Hard water is water that contains a certain level of dissolved calcium, magnesium, and metallic elements. According to the Water Quality Association (WQA), the word “hard” as it applies to water originally referred to water that is hard to wash in. When you have hard water, the water … Read More

How to Test for Water Hardness

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How to Test for Water Hardness

How to Test for Water Hardness Chances are, if you live in Kingman, Bullhead City, Golden Valley Lake Havasu or anywhere else in Mohave County, you have hard water. That’s just a natural occurrence, because many of us we get our water from the Colorado River or deep aquifers. Hard water is generally defined by the amount of dissolved calcium, … Read More

Hard Water Treatment Options

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Hard Water Treatment Options

A whopping 85% of people in the United States have hard water, and in our part of Arizona, the majority of us have hard water or very hard water. It’s no surprise then, that over the years, companies have come up with a number of hard water treatment options. Hard Water 101 Before we get into hard water treatment options … Read More

Is Hard Water Bad for You?

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Is Hard Water Bad for You?

If you have hard water, you may be wondering, is hard water bad for you? The simple answer is that hard water isn’t harmful to your health, but it can cause problems including: Dull hair Dry skin Scale buildup in your plumbing and appliances that use water So really, you need to decide if you want to put up with … Read More

Does Plumbing By Jake Offer Emergency 24/7 Plumbing Service?

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Does Plumbing By Jake Offer Emergency 24/7 Plumbing Service?

Your plumbing doesn’t keep a 9 to 5 schedule, and neither do we. Plumbing By Jake proudly offers emergency 24/7 plumbing service to Kingman, Bullhead City, Golden Valley, Lake Havasu, and surrounding areas in Arizona. When you need an emergency plumber, don’t hesitate to call. We offer a speedy response time and will get your plumbing issue fixed, day or … Read More