A Quick Guide to Sink Installation

A Quick Guide to Sink Installation

 

Q: How do I install a sink in my bathroom or kitchen?

Installing a kitchen or bathroom sink is a significant home project that can be somewhat tricky to accomplish your first time around. However, it is very possible to complete this project if you follow the correct steps throughout the process. Therefore, we’ve compiled a list of these steps to follow, as well as some other things to consider when venturing on this DIY endeavor.

  1.     Take accurate measurements

Before even thinking about the mechanics of how a sink would be implanted in your kitchen or bathroom, you need to consider the more common-sense aspects of the project. This would include measuring the counter top hole your new sink will be going into and writing them down. After writing them down, make sure to take them with you to the store where you will be shopping for a new sink and compare them to the sink you have in mind. The measurements go beyond just the length and width of you sink, but the depth as well. If a sink fits too deep, you’ll need to lower the pipe leading to it. This will require professional assistance. Also, be sure to take note of whether the sink has square or rounded edges. Remember, measure twice just to be safe! Sometimes water damage can cause your counter top to swell, thus making previously accurate measurements now inaccurate. Plus, this water damage is not visible from the top of the counter and it may be worth it to you to get a new counter top to go along with your new sink.

  1.     Assess the Accessories

While buying this new sink, be sure to remember the features of the sink hole in your counter top, specifically the holes. Some sinks may have very large, very small, or multiple faucets and handles. It is crucial that your faucets, handles, and knobs all fit correctly before purchasing your new sink. You can do this by measuring each sink hole, writing them down, and taking them to the store to compare.

  1.     Remove the old sink

This step can be complicated, which is why we’ve decided to break down a normal sink removal into precise steps:

  •   To begin, snap a quick photo of your old sink in the counter top as a reference point. You may need it later.
  •   Shut off all the water, including hot and cold. Also, if applicable, shut off the garbage disposal.
  •   Disconnect all the pipes and drain connections between the plumbing and the sink. Then, disconnect the garbage disposal. Be sure to have any towels ready in case any water is still in the pipes.
  •   With caution, remove the sink clamps if the sink is meant to be removed from the top. If your sink is supposed to be lowered to be removed, releasing these sink clamps will cause it to fall on you. Try to find someone to help you with this step, as the sink might be very heavy, and you will need to either lift it out over the countertop edge or from underneath the sink cabinet.
  1.     Preventive care

When the old sink was removed, you probably noticed the used caulk now around the hole. Be sure to use a pudding knife to scrap that old caulk off. This is also a good time to replace any old supplies, like worn or leaking shut off valves.

  1.     Test fit

After replacing any old material that may need to be removed, take your new sink for a spin. Move the sink in place on or under the counter top to see if it fits correctly. It should be snug and be able to fit through all the necessary holes. Don’t forget to look underneath and inspect the depth of the sink as well. If all comes back good, clean the sink thoroughly. If you can, try to install the faucet head before putting the sink in the countertop. This will make finding the connections easier.

  1.     Install faucet

For this step, consult the manufacturers manual. They should have all the details for the installation process in the manual itself.

  1.     Wrapping everything up

When finishing off this project, use 100% silicone caulk when installing the sink. Line the caulk around the hole of the sink and install new sink clips. Secondly, reconnect any water supply lines and drain tubes. Lastly, connect a garbage disposal, if necessary, and run the sink to check for any leaks. Once you’ve ensured there are no leaks, you’ve done it! Congratulations.

 

Remember, if you run into any problems along the way, do not hesitate to call us here at Christian Brothers. We can have an expert technician to your home that day to help you with your new sink

Air conditioning, Plumbing, Electrical repair since 1976 in Phoenix, AZ.


AC Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

AC Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Air conditioning is one of the greatest inventions of the past century. It revolutionizes how we live as well as where we are capable of living. If you live in the great state of Arizona, you probably understand this all too well.

The Phoenix valley area specifically is one of the hottest cities in the entire world. With temperatures in most months reaching over 100 degrees on a daily basis, it makes sense that it is among the hottest places to live. Due to this extreme heat, having a fully operational air conditioning unit and efficient HVAC system is very important. This goes for your quality of life as well as your safety and overall health.

However, despite the importance of having a fully functioning air conditioning unit, some homeowners still make mistakes with AC maintenance and home repair.

Though common in nature, these mistakes can add up to your air conditioning unit breaking down or needing replacement. Not to mention the fortune you’ll be spending on energy bills.

We here at Christian Brothers AC, Plumbing, and Electrical don’t want you to be left out in the heat of the day. We’ve compiled the most common air conditioning mistakes homeowners make to help you avoid costly repairs and premature replacements.

Common AC Mistakes

Here are the mistakes you should be avoiding when dealing with your air conditioning unit. Remember, if you’re in need of repair or have a question, call Christian Brothers as soon as possible.

Avoiding Maintenance

We hear about this too often in our line of work. Homeowners who shy away from maintenance usually end up paying higher prices on repair. Likewise, your air conditioning unit will need replacement sooner rather than later.

It’s always in the homeowners best interest to perform maintenance on their AC unit. Here are a few tips to help you out:

  1. Change your air filter- This is important to the health of your unit as well as your pocket book.
  2. Clean your unit- Doing this will prevent any rocks or debris from blocking the rotation of your units fan.
  3. Make sure no ducts are blocked- A blockage could impede your units ability to circumvent air into your home. Thus causing it to work harder and use more electricity.
  4. Call Christian Brothers for an AC Tune up!– When you call us, we will give you only the best! We’ll have your air conditioning running more efficient than ever.
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Old Thermostat

Many times we see homeowners who are suffering in their energy bills and AC repairs due to an old thermostat. This is a critical piece of equipment to your HVAC unit. It is very important that you keep it up to date!

With new age thermostats, you have the ability to control the temperature in your home from the palm of your hand. New technology lets you control your homes temperature with a phone app! This can save you plenty on energy bills and is very convenient.

We recommend purchasing the Honeywell Lyric thermostat! It has the all the functionality you could want. As a plus, its relatively user friendly. Be sure to check out our post on the Honeywell Lyric thermostat in our blog.

Poor Indoor Air Quality

If you’ve been sneezing quite frequently lately or wheeze slightly, it may be the quality of your air! This is not only bad for your health, but also for your air conditioning unit. Poor air quality is a sign of a dirty air filter that needs to be replaced.

However, this isn’t the only thing that may be wrong. When your air filter is too dirty, it means your air conditioner is working harder to cool your home. This will cost you a small fortune in energy bills each month.

If you want to improve your health and the efficiency of your unit, take into consideration the quality of the air in your home.

Not Using Ceiling Fan

Not using your ceiling fan can put you at a significant disadvantage with your air conditioner. It all starts with the overall purpose of having a ceiling fan. Ceiling fans are made, obviously, to cool the room.

When the rooms are cooler because of the ceiling fan, it means the air conditioning does not have to work too hard to get the house cooler. This saves your air conditioning from over exerting itself.

If you’re not using your ceiling fans, you’re not helping to keep your air conditioning functioning as well as it could.

AC Repair and Maintenance

Call Christian Brothers

If you’re in a tough spot with your air conditioning unit, or have another HVAC problem, give us a call. We will send our licensed and trained HVAC technicians to assess, diagnose, and repair any issue! We don’t want you to be left out in the heat! Call us today!

Air conditioning, Plumbing, Electrical repair since 1976 in Phoenix, AZ.


AC Tune Ups: How Important are they?

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AC Tune Ups: How Important Are They?

When we talk about AC Tune ups its important to know exactly what we’re dealing with. Similar to a pipe inspection for your plumbing or scheduling a yearly physical with your doctor, an AC tune up acts as preventive care for your unit.

Taking time to schedule an appointment is never easy. It seems like there is always something on the schedule. However, with the efficiency and savings you’ll receive, AC tune ups are incredibly beneficial to the homeowner.

Despite this benefit, it seems like most homeowners tend to avoid scheduling AC tune ups. That is exactly why we want to make a list of all these benefits!

Benefits of an AC Tune Up

1. Cost savings

Many homeowners forget the amount they will save if they have a fully top notch functioning unit. A well maintained unit can save you up to 15% on your energy bill each month. Imagine saving that much every month of the year! You’d be adding to your bank account as well as have a comfortable home.

Air conditioning, Plumbing, Electrical repair since 1976 in Phoenix, AZ.


Water Softeners: The Pros and Cons

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Water Softeners: The Pros and Cons

Water softeners are beneficial for a lot of different reasons. However, they have some drawbacks as well. Due to these various pros and cons, many homeowners wonder if installing a water softener is right for them. At Christian Brothers, we want you to have all the information you need to make a clear and calculated choice on this matter. In this article, we provide a snapshot of what to expect from a water softener. Firstly, let’s start with what a water softener does.

Water softeners are water conditioning systems that remove certain minerals in your water that cause the water to be hard. Water that is hard tends to have an excess amount of these minerals and can cause scaling and buildup. As a result of this buildup, you will need piping repairs more frequently and experience more problems in your plumbing. We’ll go over this a little bit later on.

Basically, a water softener acts as filter that prevents this hard water from getting into your home plumbing system. 

There are plenty of great things about having a home water softener but they also come with a few challenges.

Benefits

  • Household appliances last longer- When you have hard water, your household appliances tend to wear down at a faster rate. This is due to the minerals that exist in hard water that filter out in soft water systems. The rate can even move as fast as 30% quicker in deterioration. You’ll also be able to cut back on maintenance cost of your pipes and appliances.
  • No more stains on dishes- This is a little benefit to add to the list. With a water softener, you won’t have water stains on any of your dishes when cleaning them.
  • Healthier skin and hair- Another benefit! Soft water provides you with a cleaner and clearer skin. Also, your hair will be shining like never before!
  • Better lathering soap- With a water softener, the water that comes into your home will be easier to lather with soap. Thus giving your dishes, counter top, and sinks a sparkling shine. This will also make the soap more effective and easier to use! This means you won’t need to spend tons of money on buying new soap because you’ll be using it at a slower rate.
  • Bright colors in your clothes- When you have a water softener, your clothes will be given a brighter coloring. Hard water tends to strip colorful clothes of their visual brightness. Luckily, when you have soft water, you’ll see that radiance after every wash.

Drawbacks

  • The cost of operation- Unfortunately, water softeners do require a little bit of electricity to be able to function properly. This can add up to be quite a bit. If you’re looking to get a water softener, be sure to take this extra cost into account.
  • Potential water waste- Sometimes water softeners tend to waste a good bit of water. Usually its no more than 20 gallons per regeneration cycle. Although that might not seem like a lot, it can add up to be a significant cost on your sewer bill.
  • Environmental consequences- This is something to keep in mind if you are environmentally conscious. Water softeners can waste water, which is obviously not a great thing to the environment around your home. This is something to consider when purchasing a water softener.
  • Installation costs- When you install a water softener, there will most likely be some costs that come with the installation. Luckily, with Christian Brothers, we can install a softener in no time flat. Though there will be a cost to the installation, we can make it as easy and simple as possible!
  • Slippery water- Soft water can be slippery! If you don’t want to have a slipping hazard in your home, you may want to avoid getting a water softener.

Our Recommendation

In Arizona, having a water softener is something that we believe is greatly beneficial. Due to the extreme heat, your skin might need the extra cleanliness. Also, avoiding scaling in your pipes and increasing the longevity of your household appliances is also ideal. We here at Christian Brothers highly recommend installing a water softener in your home. We can have a licensed, experience technician to your home in no time to help you install!

If you are ever in need of any plumbing, air conditioning, or electrical work, please give Christian brothers a call. We believe in servicing our community in the best way possible. By giving the best customer service possible and providing precise repair. Call us today at 623 499 9794.

 

 

Air conditioning, Plumbing, Electrical repair since 1976 in Phoenix, AZ.


3 Easy Steps To Clean Your Drain Like A Pro

3 Easy Steps To Clean Your Drain Like A Pro

Drain cleaning can be a very dirty and annoying process. Sometimes what comes out of that clogged drain can be a shock– even to you! However, as a homeowner, it is a strict necessity to know how to clean them. It’s one of many responsibilities that come along with home maintenance. Often we receive questions on how to effectively clean sink, shower, and bathtub drains. Though you might need to learn, it isn’t rocket science. Generally speaking, the process is pretty simple. This is why we’ve put together three step process on how to clean your drain like a professional.

Step One- Diagnose The Problem

Knowing what you’re up against is a must when it comes to cleaning your drain. This means identifying what the problem is, as well as knowing exactly what is in your drain. Keep tabs on what you’re putting down your sink drain. Furthermore, ensure you haven’t put anything down that would cause any clogs or blockages. If you’re not sure what you shouldn’t put down a drain, please refer to our article “5 Things You Should And Should Not Put Down Your Drain”. Most of the time, if you have been putting damaging items down there, the problem will be reoccurring. The best way to diagnose any issues would be to run water checks frequently.

Step Two- Get The Right Tools

Grabbing the right tools will help you in cleaning your drains and removing clogs. Most of these tools you’ll probably have on handy in your home, but its best to check beforehand. When you have the correct tools, feel free to use them accordingly. Plumbing snakes tend to be the best when it comes to removing clogs. Likewise, baking soda and vinegar or a tad of drain cleaner can help keep drains cleaned out and ready for use. Other tools you might need include:

  • Basin and pipe wrenches
  • Pliers
  • Hacksaws
  • Tubing cutters
  • Metal pliers
  • Drain augers
  • Plumbing tools, such as toilet and sink plungers

Step 3- Maintenance

After you’ve used the proper tools to remove a clog or clean the drain, you’ll want to keep up on regular maintenance. Your sink is a precious resource and increases your quality of life. Which is why the continuing maintenance is so crucial. Cleaning your garbage disposal is always a good idea as well. To do this, drop some orange or lemon peels down your sink with some ice cubes. Then, turn on the garbage disposal for thirty seconds. If you’re handling a bathtub or shower drain, the most likely cause of a clog will be hair. To prevent this, you’ll need to schedule a time to remove the hair before it causes a clog. This involves removing the drain cap and using a long, wiry object to scrap up the hair.

Call Christian Brothers

If you need any more ideas on how to clean drains, or have a particularly annoying clog, give Christian Brothers a call. We will send out only the best technician to service you at your home. Christian Brothers technicians are trained to give the highest level of customer service and plumbing techniques. They can walk you through the process to ensure your drains are squeaky clean and free of clogs. Call Christian Brothers at (623) 499- 9794.

Air conditioning, Plumbing, Electrical repair since 1976 in Phoenix, AZ.


Things to Consider When Buying a New AC Unit

Things to Consider When Buying a New AC Unit

Purchasing a new air conditioning unit is quite the task, especially when you live in the Phoenix Valley area. Due to the extreme Summer heat in Arizona, homeowners need a fully functioning AC unit in their homes at all times. Without an AC unit, you’ll find yourself in a very uncomfortable and even dangerous situation.

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Luckily, air conditioning service companies, like Christian Brothers, work around the clock to provide you with excellent service when you need it. Trusting us for over 40 years, the Phoenix valley relies on us to provide you with the best customer service. Furthermore, we stick to this method of serving our customers by providing them with the details they need up front. That’s right! No gimmicks or half truths.

This is why we’ve put together a list of things to consider when purchasing a new air conditioning unit.

Find the Correct Size

When buying a new unit, you’ll want to make sure you have the right size for your home. If you choose a unit that is too small, it will struggle to cool your entire home. However, on the other hand, you don’t want a size that is too large either. When an AC unit is too big it can cycle more often than normal.

This can be very costly for your budget! Air conditioning units that cycle more often will run up your energy expenses big time. This is exactly why air conditioning service companies like Christian Brothers offer a technicians assessment before we install the new unit. An assessment of your home square footage and lay out can help customize the unit to feet your needs. Bringing optimum comfort to your home and keeping you safe in the warm Summer months.

If you have any more questions regarding this, ask your technician if a 3 ton or 4 ton unit is right for you!

Efficiency

When we talk about efficiency, we mean energy efficiency specifically. To measure the energy efficiency of  your air conditioning unit, technicians will use a SEER rating. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. Its a vital measurement that determines not just energy used, but how much you are paying on energy costs.

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With SEER ratings, higher is always better. A high SEER rating means you are paying lower and more consistent energy bills each month. Usually, newer air conditioning units and equipment have a minimum of a 10 SEER rating. The standard range is 10- 13 for new units. This is obviously much better than older equipment, which can go below a 6.

The only downside of getting an AC unit that is high in SEER rating is the cost of installation and the unit itself. Although the prices remain normal, it can cost up to $3000 for a new ac unit. This can be a huge setback for any family looking to improve their quality of life. However, if you want an official quote, call Christian Brothers and make an appointment.

Installation Hassle and Cost

This brings us to our next consideration. The actual cost of the installation on top buying the new AC unit. Although this is all dependent on the type of HVAC system you have and the size of the new unit, the price can still be fairly high. When you’re calculating the cost of the new ac unit you want in your home, don’t forget about the price of installation.

Even more than the price of installation, you also want a quality installation. An air conditioning unit that receives a proper installation is much less likely to succumb to breakdowns and malfunctions. To receive an installation that is quality, call Christian Brothers! Our handy technicians complete precise air conditioning installations every day.

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What is the total cost of a new AC and AC installation?

The easy answer is simple: It depends on all the factors. Adding in the layout of the home, the type of AC you buy, the size of the AC unit, and the specific company you decide to go with, it can be tricky to give an exact price. Luckily, our technicians are trained to perform thorough assessments of customer homes and give honest feedback on what will work best for them.

Call Christian Brothers

If you need a new AC unit, an installation, or a anything else involving your HVAC unit, call us! We know how hot Arizona can get in the summer. Don’t worry! We also give Emergency Air conditioning services! That way you’ll never be left out in the heat! Call to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced and trained technicians today. Call us at 623-499-9794. At Christian Brothers AC, Plumbing, and Electrical we make your life easier and raise your quality of life.

 

Air conditioning, Plumbing, Electrical repair since 1976 in Phoenix, AZ.


When DIY Projects Go Wrong

When DIY Projects Go Wrong

There is a lot of buzz recently surrounding the “do it yourself” phenomenon. And rightly so! This term refers to projects and repairs homeowners can do themselves without professional assistance. This movement is

DIY Plumbing Mistakes to Avoid

Although do-it-yourself projects may seem like the most affordable option when searching for a solution to a plumbing problem, these ventures can sometimes lead to you biting off more than you can chew. The repair project may seem manageable at first, but after a long Saturday of digging through pipes, taking multiple trips to local department stores, and searching for answers on the internet, you may find you’ve taken two steps back rather than one step forward. These setbacks can leave any homeowner with significant repair costs, tons of frustration, and a great deal of wasted time. At Christian Brothers, we believe informed customers make the wisest decisions when choosing to take on these challenges. Here is a list of common DIY plumbing mistakes to avoid.

  1. Forgetting to turn off your water:

Let’s lay out a scenario for you. You decide to start your project by removing a pipe from the problem area. Grabbing the sharpest saw you can find, you begin to cut through when you’re met by a thick, consistent spray of water which proceeds to flood your newly installed hardwood floor. You then come to the profound realization you forgot the first step: turn off the water. Seems a little too simple, right? But this situation tends to happen more than you might think. If you wish to avoid damages and living in two inches of water, remember to turn it off first.

 

  1. Lacking the right tools:

Whenever starting a project, remember to take a gander in your old tool box first. Verifying you have the right tools to accommodate a project before you begin is always necessary. Otherwise you may be faced with a problem that needs to be solved immediately, but not have the required equipment to fix it. Most plumbing projects will require a plumber’s wrench, basin wrench, and plumbing snake. Ensuring your equipment is appropriate is an important step before starting any project.

 

  1. Go easy on the drain cleaner:

Drain cleaner can be good idea when used in moderation when trying to fix a plumbing issue, but when used too often it can damage the pipes in your home. Before resorting to the cleaner, try simply using a plunger and drain snake if needed for particular pesky clogs. This will most likely solve the problem. But, if you’re looking for a useful substitute to your average drain cleaner, try vinegar and baking soda. Also, if you do opt for a chemical cleaner, to wear equipment that will guard your hands, face, and eyes.

 

  1. It’s okay to ask for help:

As we mentioned before, sometimes you may bite off more than you can chew. If this is the case, you can call us at (623) 499-9794 and set up an appointment with one of our expert technicians who can pick up where you left off or start from scratch.

Air conditioning, Plumbing, Electrical repair since 1976 in Phoenix, AZ.


Intro: HVAC Basics

Intro: HVAC Basics

 

Life in 2019 is busy. Homeowners have families, careers, education, health, and many other things to worry about. As a result, not everyone has time to sit down and learn about the function of all their home devices! Still, however, the need to know your HVAC system is extremely important. Knowing the basics could end up saving you plenty on repairs, replacements, and protecting you from dishonest handymen. This is why we’ve put together, in one blog post, the very basic concepts of HVAC. Refer to this post anytime you need clarity on something about your HVAC system.  

 

What does HVAC even stand for?

 

HVAC is an acronym for Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning. It is an easy term that includes more than just heating and cooling, but also your ductwork and vents around the house. At Christian Brothers, we handle all three of these. 

 

Common Terms to Remember

 

These are some terms that might be thrown around while talking with an A/C technician. Knowing these terms will help you know exactly what is best in any repair or replacement process. It will also help you maintain your unit. 

 

  • Two- Stage Cooling – This is a type of cooling stage for your air conditioning unit. Two stage cooling is basically the pattern of running the air low on cooler temperature days, and running it more on hotter days. If you have two compressors in your unit, this can be done rather easily. This will result in money and energy savings. 
  • Variable Speed Cooling – This is an AC with varying compressors that result in a higher performance cooling while keeping costs low. This performs much better than single stage cooling. 
  • Modulating Heat- A high-efficiency gas furnace with modulating gas valve and variable-speed blower provides outstanding efficiency and economical heating performance. This is also a system that will help you save on energy and money. 
  • AFUE is an acronym for ‘Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency’. This is how a furnace is rated. 
  • AC Tune Up- This is a service performed by Christian Brothers as well as other HVAC services companies. This will ensure that your unit is running at top notch efficiency all year long. We suggest having this done annually. 

 

The Components of an HVAC System

 

These are the parts that make up your HVAC System. These may be crucial to know for the future. 

 

  • Furnace- This is the biggest part of the HVAC system. It is usually located in the basement or first level of your home. It reaches into vents so heat can get everywhere in the house. 
  • Evaporator Coil- It is located on the air conditioning unit and connects the refrigerant with the unit itself. Refrigerant is used for cooling. 
  • Thermostat- This is an easy one. The thermostat is the control panel in your home for the A/C unit. 
  • Condensing Unit- is the evaporator coil, but for an outside unit. 
  • Refrigerant Tubes- These connect the evaporator coil and condensing unit to the actual A/C Unit. 
  • Ductwork- The air ducts that move through your home to deliver the conditioned air.
  • Vents- The devices that allow the air to get into each room
  • Heat Pump- This device takes warm air out of the house in the summer and puts warm air in the house in the winter months. 

 

Proper Maintenance

 

This question is a little broad for someone who is a beginner, but we’ll go over some very basic things you can do to maintain your HVAC system. 

 

  1. Change your air filter- By changing the air filter into your home, you’ll easily help the unit run more efficiently. Also, you’ll live more comfortably with fresher and cooler air coming into your home. 
  2. Clean the unit- When you wipe off the blades of the unit and make sure any rocks or other debris are clear, you could be saving yourself a ton of money on repair.
  3. Get an A/C Tune up- Call Christian Brothers AC, Plumbing, and Electrical. 

Different Types of HVAC Systems

 

Another important thing to know about your system is which type of system is in your home. There are 4 different types of HVAC systems:

 

  • Forced Air Systems- depending on whether or not you’re using warm or cool air, this system forces that air to move through the ducts with a blower. This cool and warm air are sent in two separate ducts. 
  • Gravity Systems- As you probably know, warm air sinks and cool air rises. Gravity HVAC Systems rely on this fact to air condition the home. 

 

Call Christian Brothers

 

Christian Brothers AC, Plumbing, and Electrical can help you with all the HVAC repairs or replacements you might need. We train our technicians to provide top notch precise repairs while giving the utmost care to our customers. Give us a call to schedule an appointment today! 623-499-9794

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Plumbing Emergency: What Can You Do?

Plumbing Emergency: What Can You Do?

Homeowners hardly ever expect a plumbing emergency to occur in their home. As a result, most people don’t know what to do when they happen. At Christian Brothers, we see this quite frequently when we tend to plumbing emergencies. Homeowners tend to look back and wonder what they should have done to prevent such a disaster. Little did they know the importance of educating yourself on how to handle these situations.

Christian Brothers AC, Plumbing, and Electrical wants to inform you of exactly what you can do in these situations. Likewise, we’ve compiled a list of tips to follow in the case of a plumbing emergency. But first, let’s go over what qualifies as an emergency.

What qualifies as a plumbing emergency?

Firstly, you need to know what an emergency is before you can say you have one. This means knowing the signs!

  1. Very hot water

When your water is extremely hot, it is a sign of an overheating water heater. This can be very inconvenient, but does it qualify as a plumbing emergency? Putting it simply, no, this situation is not something that needs to be assessed immediately. However, you should have a plumbing technician evaluate the situation with your water heater as soon as you can. In the mean time, you might want to turn off your water heater. A cold shower usually better than getting burns.

2. Dripping Faucet

This one is pretty easy. A dripping faucet is not something that needs attention immediately. To address this issue in the moment, simply shut off the water source flowing into the faucet. This will prevent it from leaking. Furthermore, when you have the chance, call a plumber to come out to your home and take a look for you.

3. Toilet Issues

This one is a little more complicated. If your toilet is continuously running into the bowl, that is something you can usually handle on your own. However, if you have water that is flowing over the seat, that is something much more urgent. In fact, that qualifies as a plumbing emergency due to the immediacy of the issue. If this happens to you. Be sure to call a plumbing technician as fast as possible.

4. Any Gas Leak 

This is a plumbing emergency! Call for help from a certified plumbing technician immediately. Be sure to be mindful of yourself in the mean time.

What to do in a plumbing emergency?

 

 

 

Air conditioning, Plumbing, Electrical repair since 1976 in Phoenix, AZ.


How Will A Service Partner Plan Save Homeowners Money?

How Will A Service Partner Plan Save Homeowners Money?

As a homeowner, you’re probably pretty financially responsible. You know it’s wise to try to save money wherever possible and only spend it on the things you need.  Likewise, you’re probably somewhat thrifty when it comes to avoiding the need for disastrous repair. You’re not only a homeowner, you’re also a “do- it- yourself” specialist.

We fully understand homeowners tendencies to do things on their own and applaud their efforts. We know how important it is to save money. However, we wouldn’t be fulfilling our mission of providing excellent customer service and satisfaction if we didn’t give homeowners more opportunities to save. This is why we’ve created our new Service Partner Plan. With our Service Partner Plan, you will have plenty of chances to save on repairs, replacements, and other services. Here are a few ways how our Service Partner Plan can save you money.

High Performance Tune Ups

Our Service Partner Plan comes with regularly scheduled tune ups. With our high performance tune ups for your HVAC unit, you’ll be reducing your chances of a breakdown by 95% and your electric bills by 30%. This will not only save you from the frustration of having no air conditioning in July, but also save you a wad of cash. This is due to the fact that regular A/C maintenance prevent catastrophic replacements or repairs. When we designed this Service Partner Plan, we did so with homeowners in mind.

Priority Service

Most homeowners dread the thought of a serious plumbing mishap occurring in their home. When these things happen, it can leave you with damages that are very expensive and you’ll wonder what more you could have done. With a Christian Brothers Service Partner Plan, you won’t need to worry about this! Our Partner Plan Members are our top priority. This means you’ll jump to the head of the line when you call in for help and we’ll be there to prevent a potential disaster. As a result, you’ll be saving on tremendously high water damage bills. This applies to both regular and emergency calls. A homeowner with our Service Partner Plan will be our number one priority.

15% Off the Bottom Line

Yes, you read that correctly. With our Service Partner Plan, homeowners will receive a 15% discount off the cost of any job. This goes for all three services: plumbing, HVAC, and electrical. This will save you money right on the spot as a result. Furthermore, you’ll receive emails with coupons and discounts that could save you even more on common services. This applies to any homeowner with a Service Partner Plan.

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!

If a homeowner expresses dissatisfaction with our work, we’ll make it right! With our Service Partner Plan, you’re given a guaranteed satisfaction promise from Christian Brothers.

Call Christian Brothers

To set up your Service Partner Plan give us a call! We’ll send out a technician to your home to provide you with all the right information. Call us at (623) 499-9794. We would be more than happy to speak to you and go over how we can best service you. Call us today.

 

Air conditioning, Plumbing, Electrical repair since 1976 in Phoenix, AZ.