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6 Things to do When Your House Has no Hot Water

When your showers go from warm and relaxing to chilly and uncomfortable, it’s easy to troubleshoot the root of your hot water problem. Here are six things to do when your house has no hot water. 1.      Check the thermostat settings Many manufactures set the thermostat to 140 degrees Fahrenheit…

Just Moved in? Our 10 Best Blogs for New Homeowners

Moving to a new home is an exciting, and stressful, time. To help you settle in, we’ve collected all the information you need about your new home’s plumbing and HVAC systems, straight from the experts at Chas Roberts. Here are our ten best blogs for new homeowners. What Counts as…

What counts as a “Plumbing Emergency?”

Plumbing problems don’t always happen during business hours. Maybe it’s a leak that starts in the middle of the night. Or, a sudden burst pipe, broken fixture, or other plumbing headache. When you reach for the phone, you may stop and ask yourself “is this a plumbing emergency, or can…

What to do When Your Water Heater Starts Leaking

When your water heater springs a leak, you don’t want to get caught off guard. Here are tips you can use to locate and troubleshoot the leak—and buy some time before a plumber arrives—from the plumbing experts at Chas Roberts. Step 1: Find the source of the leak Is your…

7 Effects of Hard Water

Arizona is known for many things, including hard water. Since it’s ubiquitous, many homeowners may not realize that hard water can cause everything from soap scum to water heater failure. They may also not know that although damage from hard water is a risk, it is not a foregone conclusion.…

10 Useful Guides to Your Home’s Water

With the average American home using 100 gallons of water per day, it’s no surprise that the importance of water is on everyone’s minds. From conservation to water heating or tap water taste, it’s good to know as much as possible when it comes to your home’s water. Here are…

4 Things to Do When You Suddenly Lose Water Pressure

When the water in your plumbing fixtures slows to a trickle, you’re dealing with a sudden loss of water pressure. While it’s a frustrating problem, it’s also one that you can easily troubleshoot and, in some cases, fix on your own. Here are four things to do when you suddenly…

The Best Time to Schedule A/C Maintenance

Surviving an Arizona summer involves a lot of water, a generous amount of shade, and lots and lots of air conditioning. Whether It’s your first summer in the Valley of the Sun, or you’re a seasoned vet, it’s important to make sure your air conditioner is up for the challenge.…

Septic Safe Ways to Unclog a Sink Drain

When you’re faced with a clogged drain, you might find yourself reaching for a liquid drain cleaner. But, for the good of your pipes, you should reconsider. Liquid drain cleaners contain harsh chemicals that can damage your pipes and plumbing system. If you have PVC or older pipes, these chemicals…

8 Guides to Your Home's Heating

Even though we don’t deal with subzero temperatures or flurries of snow, things can still get a little chilly here in the Valley of the Sun. When you find yourself shivering or reaching for the thermostat, your heater is tasked with keeping your home comfortably warm. You may not think…