Why Won’t My Dishwasher Drain?

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Why Won’t My Dishwasher Drain?

If you’ve just finished running a cycle in your dishwasher, but your dishwasher refuses to drain, you may be dreading the idea of calling a local plumber for help. The good news is that this is usually a simple enough issue that you can resolve it on your own. For instance, is there any debris in your sink drain that … Read More

What Is Causing the Vibrating Sounds When I Flush My Toilet?

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What Is Causing the Vibrating Sounds When I Flush My Toilet?

If you flush your toilet and hear vibrating sounds for about 30 seconds after you’ve flushed, you may compare the noise to something like a hum. Does the sound also seem to reverberate through your plumbing? If so, you may be hearing the noise in the pipes in your walls and/or in the floor. More than likely, when you hear … Read More

Does Hard Water in Arizona Affect Laundry?

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Does Hard Water in Arizona Affect Laundry?

Hard water exists in approximately 85% of American households. So, if you believe your household has hard water, you are probably right. But how do you know for sure if you have hard water? And how does hard water affect laundry? Hard water typically consists of higher-than-normal levels of calcium and magnesium. The more of these minerals you have in … Read More

What Are Plumbing Codes in Arizona?

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What Are Plumbing Codes in Arizona?

In the state of Arizona, as well as in every other state, plumbing codes exist so that plumbers know how to properly install and repair plumbing equipment while remaining in compliance with state and local laws. Information covered in the state plumbing code includes: Proper installation of roof drainage and piping systems Identifying where dishwashers should discharge their refuse Installing … Read More

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