Understanding Water Softening

sincity_lasvegas_plumbers_watersoftenerHard water is a common problem in most households in the US. Drinking and washing using hard water may not impose danger to one’s health; however, it can lead to unsightly stains in sinks, shower enclosures, tubs, and toilets. Other disadvantages include damages to the plumbing system and appliances that use water. These damages result in costly repairs and replacements.

Fortunately, these costly consequences can be avoided. The solution to hard water is water softeners. However, water softeners also require water softeners maintenance. Before dwelling on water softeners maintenance, it is essential to have an understanding of the actual problem: hard water.


Garbage Disposals Do’s and Don’ts

sincity_garbagedisposal.jpgGarbage disposals often gets jammed or clogged when not used properly. You’ll know this when your disposal is overly noisy, stops before turning it on or when the motor hums but doesn’t grind. This typically happens when objects other than food goes through the disposal motor, and damages the impeller blade and the drain hole.

If you want to keep your garbage disposal working smoothly for many years, consider the following do’s and don’ts:

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What You Need to Know About Sewer Camera Inspections

SinCity_img_CameraAre cameras in your sewer? Well, if you have a problem, they can be a big part of correcting it. In today’s world, there are cameras all around us. Most of us have smartphones with high-resolution cameras available at all times. Walk into a public place, and you should expect to be recorded on a video. There are even drones with cameras put to work above our heads, so why not put cameras to work under our feet? In the past, finding blockages in your sewer line was done by “dig points,” which is very labor intensive, expensive and potentially very damaging to your yard.  Next time you have a sewer blockage between your house and the public sewer line, don’t be surprised if your plumber performs a Sewer Camera Inspection.

Here are a few things to know about Sewer Camera Inspections:

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Tankless Water Heaters: Point-of-use VS. Whole House Model

noritz-tankless-water-heater-nr83-dvc-altTankless water heaters are very efficient and very durable. A tankless water heater saves energy, and it can provide endless hot water when you need it. It also has smaller carbon footprint as it uses less materials and less prone to corrosion since there is no water tank.

If you’re shopping for tankless water heater, it’s important to determine which model best suits your needs, as each unit can be very costly. The unit and installation fees can cost up to thousand(s) of dollars – so it’s imperative for you to be aware of each type.

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Avoid Pressure Vacuum Valves Leaks for Good

Extreme heat in Las Vegas Valley is what comes to mind when people think of our weather. What people don’t realize is the winter temperatures often drop well below freezing. These extremes often catch unprepared homeowners by surprise. One of the unpleasant surprises is when their Pressure Vacuum Valves break. This happens because the valves are above ground allowing the water inside the valve to freeze causing it to break.

What are Pressure Vacuum Valves and why are they needed? A typical residential water service has one connection to the public water supply. From there the water supply branches out two directions, one to the domestic water supply for the residence for drinking/household uses and the other to the irrigation system. One of the risks with the irrigation system is cross contamination to the potable water system of the home. A Pressure Vacuum Valve prevents this.