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

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