October 18, 2017

It is kind of weird this time of year. 75 degrees in the afternoon but below freezing in the mornings. If you do need to use your outdoor faucet during the day make sure you disconnect the hose when you are finished. See the explanation below.

August 7, 2017

Town is busy! Have you noticed? Lots of people have come up to visit and enjoy our great weather. I imagine that if your family is anything like mine then you have  been spending a lot of outside this time of year. 

When the weather is nice like this I do get to vi...

July 17, 2017

“Okay. In all honesty, I never dreamed I’d be a plumber writing a blog about toilets. Ever…” So you may want to sit down for this. (Oops. Bad choice of words.)

There are some things you just don’t discuss when you are invited into a home. But you almost always don’t go...

March 20, 2017

People often ask me about this. I understand how temping it can be to buy a giant bottle with horrible smelling chemicials to pour down the drain in hopes that it will solve a drain problem for a while. But the truth is those nasty chemicals can literally eat holes in...

September 14, 2016

 It seems that dozens of new people buy a home in Flagstaff everyday. Most of them are familiar with how to prepare your home for freezing temps...but some are not. Here are a few tips that will help you from getting into a bind during the first cold snap.

1. Drain...

September 8, 2016

I visit several homes in Flagstaff each day. Most of the people that I get to meet have lived in their homes for less than 10 years. Every once and while I meet someone who has been in the same home for 20 or 30 years. But this week I was able to help a family who has...

August 8, 2016

Most every home in Flagstaff uses Natural Gas for fuel. Most commonly it is used for your water heater, your furnace, your clothes dryer, your stove and sometimes your fireplace or BBQ.

Although gas appliances do cost a little more to buy they are less expensive to oper...

August 5, 2016

Flagstaff has it's fair share of older homes. Coconino Estates, Greenlaw, Downtown and Country Club all have old underground sewer lines. These old sewer lines were made from materials that have not held up well over the years. They leak waste water into the soil and t...

July 20, 2016

If you were to look at Flagstaff from a hot air balloon you would see just how many hills there are around town. Putting a house on the top of a hill does not stop the water department from bringing water to your neighborhood, but it does have a side effect for everyon...

July 15, 2016

Flagstaff has been officially running programs to help the city save water for almost 20 years. Just in case you were unaware you are to only water your yard during certain days of the week and at certain times. More info at www.flagstaff.az.gov.

One of the la...

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