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?
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?
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?
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
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?
Mohave County, Arizona, has a well-known problem: hard water. Harwich Water Department lists Arizona as having some of the hardest groundwater in the U.S. Hard water is not dangerous to humans, but the minerals can wreak havoc on your plumbing. If you are experiencing calcium buildup or other hard water problems, call Plumbing By Jake at (928) 377-5910 or fill … Read More
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?
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?
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
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