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

What is the Best Way to Conserve Water During a Shower?

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What is the Best Way to Conserve Water During a Shower?

Did you know that the type of shower head installed in your bathtub or shower can impact water usage?  Ever wonder what are the best types of shower fixtures to help reduce water waste? Picking the right product can be difficult, especially when trying to decide between water pressure comfort and water conservation. Don’t worry, we’ll explain the different types … Read More

What Is In My Tap Water?

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What Is In My Tap Water?

You should know what’s in the water you consume every day. Since the year 2000, there hasn’t been a SINGLE contaminant added to the list of regulated chemicals under the Safe Drinking Water Act. To make matters worse, the standards used to determine whether or not a chemical harmfully effects a water source haven’t been updated since 1974! And in … Read More

Tips for Cleaning Your Sink Disposal

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Tips for Cleaning Your Sink Disposal

Even if your sink looks clean, it doesn’t always mean it is.  Using your sink throughout the day isn’t enough to keep your drain clear of debris and bacteria.  If you’re not regularly cleaning your sink disposal, you may experience blocked drains or bad odors.  Here are some simple tips for cleaning your sink disposal that you can try today … Read More

How To Unclog A Toilet

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How To Unclog A Toilet

Just the title of this article probably makes you cringe, right? Dealing with clogged toilets is an unpleasant mess for a homeowner to deal with, but you’re bound to run into it eventually. You’ll want to be prepared for this type of emergency and know what to do (or not do) to keep the toilet from overflowing. Jerry Seinfeld once … Read More

5 Most Common Plumbing Leaks in Your Home

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5 Most Common Plumbing Leaks in Your Home

We all know leaky pipes can run up water costs and damage your home. But how common are they? And what are the biggest trouble spots you need to keep an eye on? It turns out, some leaks are more common than others—and all of them can be stopped before they cause major damage if you catch them early enough. … Read More

How to Prevent Kitchen Sink Leaks

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How to Prevent Kitchen Sink Leaks

Whether coming from the faucet fixture above your sink, or the drainage pipes below, a leak is bad news. Major leaks can cause a big mess that damages your belongings and takes hours to clean, while small leaks can almost be worse because they are difficult to notice and can carry on for weeks before their cumulative effect becomes impossible … Read More