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Chandler Residents Update Water Heaters

By Chandler Arizona, home repairs, water heaters

Man Updating a Water Heaters

If you are a new resident to Chandler and need to update your appliances, water heaters probably do not come to your mind.

They do not get the press that a fancy new washing machine or even a high-tech dishwasher does, but both rely on hot water to keep them operating in tip-top shape.  When your hot water isn’t so hot anymore, its lack of performance can compromise those big-ticket items:

  • Dishes aren’t getting clean. If you have to use an elaborate prewashing process before you put dishes into the dishwasher, where’s the benefit? You will notice detergent not dissolving all the way or that your dishes are coming out still greasy.  You have just wasted a lot of time and money.
  • Lukewarm water equals lukewarm performance. When your washing machine’s water is not getting water that’s hot enough, whites and other clothing won’t get sanitized and greasy stains can set in deeper. You’ll have to rely on extra spot treatments, chemical additives or bleach to make up for your lack of hot water – all requiring more work and time.

So when your water heater isn’t living up to its name, give us a call. We’ll provide the answers you need and give you options so you can make an informed choice on whether water heater repair is the way to go, or how a new water heater can help save you in the long run.  Same-day service – even on Saturdays – can help you get your water temperatures back up where they belong.

 

Call City Wide Plumbing today:  480-966-8795.

Bathroom Remodeling Is Not for the Faint of Heart

By bathroom remodeling, Chandler Arizona, Mesa Arizona, Scottsdale No Comments

Your Mesa, Chandler or Scottsdale home needs a new bathroom and you’re ready for a change. In your mind, you’re thinking of something like indoor oasis meets budget-sensitive savvy, and you figured out your budget. If you do the remodeling yourself, you can afford to splurge on something special. It sounds like the perfect mix until you’re part of the way into your project and you’re already out of your depth. Here are some of the pitfalls many homeowners experience:

Your pipes are how old?

They might be galvanized or even PVC, but they will need upgrading. When you see white plastic pipes or gray steel pipes, know that the failure rates for these types of pipe are high, and it’s best to replace them as soon as possible. If you found copper pipes but don’t know how old they are, call us today! Our expert can evaluate your water flow, and how your fittings are holding up.

When your walls are opened up, it’s the perfect opportunity to get every part checked out, and either repaired or replaced. You can save hundreds of dollars in the long run by upgrading the items behind the walls first. That way, when your remodel is finished, you’ll know your next remodel won’t be until you decide it’s time.

You found a leak, now what?

Many times, a sink, toilet, shower or bathtub that you want to reuse can look brand new on the outside. Once you’ve pulled away the surrounding areas, however, you get a much better look at what’s really going on. Mold is the biggest red flag that you have a leak, but do you know what’s leaking? Can you tell where it’s coming from? Do you know what to do to stop the leak? What else do you need to replace? Can you still save the piece or do you have to buy a new one?

Contact us . Our experts can troubleshoot, trace the leak, make recommendations on what to replace and get the repairs done quickly. This can save you time, money and numerous trips to the home improvement superstore.

You found a leak, now what?

You didn’t find other problems, but that’s only because you didn’t know
what else to look for.

Our licensed plumbers know how one issue can trigger another. If there was a leak, did it compromise the integrity of your subfloor or cause dry rot behind your sink connections? Your bigger bathtub fits into the space, but can your floor support the heavier weight? The new floorplan works great, but does an electrical outlet need to be rerouted now that the toilet is on the south wall? Our City Wide licensed plumbers have the right training to look for potential issues, and can tell you the steps you need to take for your new bathroom remodel to go smoothly.

You’re installing your new fixtures with the tools you have, not the ones you need.

Yeah, it’ll probably work…. besides, it looks all right. But you just spent a lot of money on a new bathroom remodel. An improperly installed sink, tub or toilet can spoil everything in a matter of days. Do you really want to risk it on a “probably”? Get your installation done right the first time by a City Wide professional plumber, and save time, money and effort.

If you live in the Mesa, Chandler or Scottsdale areas, give us a call. At City Wide, we’re local. Call us today, before you start installing your new bathroom.

 

Staying cool in Chandler!

By beating the heat, Chandler Arizona, Family Fun in Arizona, Phoenix Plumbing, water fun No Comments

 

Stay cool in Chandler, AZ.

Surf Dog

It’s really hot here in Chandler, Arizona wouldn’t you agree?

Some of our friends from out of state ask us what do we do when it’s so hot? How do we stay active and keep cool at the same time?

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Here are some fun places we like to take the grandkids and suggest to out of town visitors:

Chandler Fun Centers

Water Parks in Chandler, AZ.

Spray Pads in Chandlers parks:

Chuparosa Park Spray Pad
2400 S. Dobson Rd. between Queen Creek & Germann roads.

They have 1 ground spray, 4 spray rings, and 1 candy cane-shaped shower.

Desert Breeze Park Spray Animals
660 N. Desert Breeze Blvd.
Between Rural Rd. & McClintock Dr.
and between Ray Rd. & Chandler Blvd.They have 3 Dolphins, 1 elephant, and 3 ground sprays
Espee Park Spray Pad
450 E. Knox Rd., between Arizona Ave. & McQueen Road.They have 1 water tower, 3 candy cane-shaped showers, spray rings, ground sprays.

Call 480-966-8795

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