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In an Age of Disposable Consumer Goods, PlumbSmart Stands Apart

August 28, 2018

Let’s face it: we live in an age where consumer goods last a few years on average, at best. While a fridge you bought in the fifties might have lasted you decades, a new fridge typically lasts five to ten years. A washing machine that would have lasted a lifetime now becomes rusty and malfunctions much earlier. There are a few reasons for this. One is what’s called planned obsolescence, which means that manufacturers are purposefully making goods that will break down and require replacement. For example, lousy paint jobs are what’s allowing that washing machine to rust! The second... View Article

Hiring a Handyman vs. a Licensed Plumber in Mesa, AZ

August 14, 2018

If you suddenly find yourself with a plumbing problem in your home, it’s important to hire the right professional to come in and take care of the issue reliably in a way that prevents future problems from occurring. Many people try to avoid bringing in a licensed plumber, simply because they don’t want to pay the price associated with them. Instead, they’ll scour Craigslist advertisements and other local listings for the services of a self-described “handyman” who can come in and get the job done at a fraction of the cost. It’s understandable why this is so tempting for homeowners—after... View Article

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Garbage Disposals: Repair or Replace?

February 8, 2018

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... View Article

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Copper or PEX

July 8, 2017

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... View Article

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The Pleasure of Going Tankless

March 14, 2017

The next time you consider replacing a water heater consider the advantages of changing to a tankless water heater. You will have all the hot water you want, when you want it. You will also have the benefit of not heating water when you don’t want it. Another benefit of the tankless unit is it hangs on a wall, freeing up useful space in your laundry room. You can even hide your tankless hot water heater in a cabinet if you want. The regular hot water heaters have a tank that fills up and then heats that whole amount of... View Article

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