Gas Lines for Outdoor Features

The weather is warm, the days are longer, and it is time for outdoor cooking and entertaining. There are so many features that you can choose for your outdoor decor that make your backyard enjoyable. A well dressed patio often features a gas grill, or even a whole outdoor kitchen. Gas fire pits are also nice, for an enjoyable fire to sit around in the evening. You can roast marshmallows with the kids. They always love that.


So many of these are propane versions, which have you loading empty canisters into your car and dragging them to the exchange point. Often as not, you turn on the grill only to discover you should have already done that. Not only is this a hassle, but do you really want a pressure vessel full of flammable liquid in your car on a hot day? Do you know that heat reduces the filling capacity of a propane bottle, and that if it gets too hot you could have the safety lift?

Natural Gas

This is why you might seriously consider having these outdoor features run off of the natural gas line that serves your house. You have all of these wonderful features without the safety worries of transporting and exchanging those propane canisters. Best of all, you will never go out to your grill, outdoor kitchen, or fire pit with a fun evening planned and discover you don’t have gas.

At PlumbSmart, we know gas line, and we know that any new gas appliances you wish to add requires that your system is professionally sized to determine if it can properly handle the additional demand. PlumbSmart will inspect your system at no charge. You will enjoy knowing that your outdoor gas features are professionally installed a. perfect for your entertaining pleasure and your family’s safety.

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The Benefits of Installing a Home Water Filtration System

Clean water is important not just for your health, but also for a wide variety of other things you use water for around the house. Even the chlorine-treated water you drink could still contain harmful chemicals and bacteria.

For this reason, among many others, more and more people are installing their own home water filtration and purification systems. Here’s some information from a plumber in Mesa, AZ about the benefits of doing this:

These are just a few examples of the benefits of a home water filtration. For more information about why you should make this investment, contact a plumber in Mesa, AZ. At PlumbSmart Plumbing Heating and Air, we offer whole-house water filtration systems in a special package that also comes with a free RO unit!

Why You Should Get Your AC Tuned Up Before It Gets Hot

The weather is already starting to get hot here in Mesa, and it’s only going to get hotter as the summer draws on. Therefore, you should think about getting your air conditioner tuned up as soon as possible so you can guarantee it will be in good condition when you need it most throughout the dog days of summer.

Here are a few of the benefits associated with calling HVAC contractors in Mesa, AZ for AC service before the temperature gets scorching:

For more information about our AC service, contact the HVAC contractors in Mesa, AZ at PlumbSmart Plumbing Heating and Air today. Mention this blog post, and you can get our $99 special for your tune-up!

Garbage Disposals: Repair or Replace?

Garbage disposals make life in the kitchen — from cooking to cleaning dishes — so much more pleasant. But a garbage disposal is a complicated piece of equipment that should only installed by an experienced professional.

If you are considering adding a garbage disposal to your kitchen or having a problem with your existing garbage disposal, call PlumbSmart. We can typically offer a free estimate over the phone to install a new or replacement garbage disposal.

What Is The Ideal Solution?

In a word: Price. We want to resolve your issues and set you up with a working garbage disposal at the lowest price. A service visit and repair of your existing garbage disposal (when a repair is even possible) will almost always cost as much or more than simply replacing the garbage disposal. Meanwhile, the blades inside a garbage disposal dull and other mechanisms wear out over time, so simply replacing the defective or ineffective unit with a new one will almost always be the ideal solution.

Sounds expensive. Are you sure this is a good idea?

Adding a garbage disposal to your kitchen or replacing a malfunctioning one is remarkably affordable, even with the best-in-class professional installation services we offer. Typically, our price for a new garbage disposal installation is about HALF what our competitors charge.

So, whether you’ve put off upgrading your kitchen by adding a garbage disposal or your existing garbage disposal simply isn’t getting the job done anymore, please give us a call. We will be happy to install a brand new garbage disposal in your home that will make your kitchen a much more pleasant (if occasionally much louder) place.

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Copper or PEX

When it comes time for updating your pipes, there are two materials available for replacing the old pipes: copper pipe or PEX tubing. Copper is the old method that has stood the test of time, and is the favorite of many plumbers. PEX is the new material on the scene. While everything in construction has a lifespan, both of these materials have proven themselves valuable in the plumbing industry.

Copper Pipe

Is a long-lasting material, and has a proven history. It comes in pipe lengths of up to 10′ and assembles by cutting it to length and soldering fittings between lengths of pipe. However, for replacing the pipes in a house, you do have to deal with the fact it is rigid. In order to replace all of the pipes with copper, we will have to open a lot of the walls that contain the plumbing. If you are doing a major remodel or have extensive leak damage, the walls are open anyway.

PEX Tubing

PEX is cross-linked polyethylene tubing, and is the new product on the market. While it has been around for about half a century, it has not been commonly used for quite that long. It is showing signs of lasting well and has advantages that recommend it. While copper pipe comes in 10′ lengths, PEX comes in coils that are several hundred feet. It is also flexible and is not limited to straight runs, both of these features mean that there are less fittings involved in running PEX. Since your fittings are often your weakest point, less is better. PEX is prone to damage by sunlight, making it a poor choice for any exposed piping especially outdoors.

At PlumbSmart, we recognize that both of these materials have their strong points and benefits. We will advise you as to the best material options for your plumbing needs, and provide you with the best quality for your project at the best possible price.

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Air Conditioning Service, Repair & Maintenance

Today, we live in a world that relies heavily on heating and air conditioning. We have become accustomed to having our indoor climate regulated, and comfortable. So while we usually take this for granted, here is a short overview on HVAC.


Getting your system serviced does not mean you need to wait until there is a problem. Actually it works best if you have your system gone over twice a year, in the spring and the fall. This maintenance keeps your system cleaned, lubed, topped up, and checked out on a regular basis. The cost of having this done is readily recouped in your energy savings over the season. It also usually keeps you from having a surprising problem mid-season.

Maintenance Contracts

Maintenance contracts are available for either 1 or 2 year terms, at reasonable prices. This provides seasonal tune-ups, cleanings and inspections, that will extend the life of your heating and cooling system. All manufacturers recommend that you have your system serviced bi-annually to keep it safe and operating at peak performance. If after this you need repairs done to your system, you are then a priority customer. This means not only will we rush to service your unit when necessary, but you also receive a 10% discount on repairs.


This is for when your system is either not maintaining temperature, or when it makes you worried. Do not ignore strange noises, odors, or any changes in how your unit is functioning. Catching a problem early can mean it is more likely an easy fix. If you put if off, you are more likely to need your unit replaced and soon.


This is not a comfortable thought, but these units do have a lifespan. Eventually you will need a new one. When you do, you want the assurance that you are getting the best unit available at a reasonable price. If you are getting your service work done, it is less likely for this to come as a surprise. Finding problems early gives you a chance for scheduling repairs or replacement during the off-season.

About Us

At PlumbSmart Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning, we are experts at service, repair, and replacement of HVAC systems. No matter when your system fails, we will do our best to minimize the down time. We know you want your unit back up and running quickly. We will also save you more money on your next purchase and installation of a new high-efficiency AC unit. We offer the best warranty in the industry.

We also provide commercial HVAC services that include furnace & air conditioning installation and repair, electric and gas heat pumps, new HVAC systems, ductwork service and maintenance. Property management companies valley wide rely on us for plumbing, heating, air conditioning, and excellence in customer service. Our industry trained professionals are experts in both residential and commercial plumbing and HVAC service and maintenance.

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