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Four Valuable Plumbing Tips for Winter

Four Valuable Plumbing Tips for Winter

If you need plumbing tips for winter, look no further than our expert plumbers in Tucson. At Al Coronado Plumbing, we put together a short list of tips to keep your home plumbing system working like a charm all season. Call us at (520) 834-8400 to schedule an...

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How to Keep Drain Pipes From Freezing?

How to Keep Drain Pipes From Freezing?

Temperatures can dip below freezing in the winter months, even in Southern Arizona. A winter freeze can wreak havoc on your home's plumbing system, with your home’s sewer pipe being no exception. Frozen sewer pipes and drain lines can be an expensive inconvenience...

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Why Do Pipes Burst in Winter?

Why Do Pipes Burst in Winter?

While Southern Arizona might be nearly immune to snow, our temperatures still drop below freezing in winter! Freezing water and the water pressure that results is the number one thing that causes pipes to burst. If you have a pipe at home that has burst because of...

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How to Fix a Clogged Cast Iron Drain Pipe

How to Fix a Clogged Cast Iron Drain Pipe

If you live in an older Southern Arizona home, there's a good chance you have cast iron pipes. Whether it's a cast iron sewer line or drain line, they're supposed to be durable and last upwards of 50 years, but that's not always the case. While cast iron pipes have...

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Common Questions Related to Frozen Pipes

Common Questions Related to Frozen Pipes

Even the more mild desert winters are no stranger to frozen pipes. While temps may warm up during the day, they often plummet at night. Without the proper preparation, pipes will inevitably freeze a few times per winter. So, how do you avoid the damage that can occur...

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Clogged Drains: Causes and Solutions

Clogged Drains: Causes and Solutions

If your sink or shower won’t drain, you probably have two main questions: why did my drain clog, and how can I fix the clogged drain quickly without spending a lot of money? For help with the toughest clogs, call Al Coronado Plumbing, the experienced plumbers in...

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Why Do I Have Low Water Pressure in House?

Why Do I Have Low Water Pressure in House?

Low water pressure in your shower is one thing. The limited water force takes longer to fill your tub, doesn’t create a strong flow from the showerhead, and leaves your hair lifeless after a wash. But when low water pressure extends to other parts of your home, it...

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Ten Worry-Free Summer Plumbing Tips

Ten Worry-Free Summer Plumbing Tips

Whether traveling for the summer months or expecting guests to visit, there are certain risks your plumbing system faces in the summer. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to minimize the risk of plumbing issues. Contact us today for summer plumbing tips...

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Your Plumbing Checklist To Stop Frustrating Leaks

Your Plumbing Checklist To Stop Frustrating Leaks

Every day, one in ten American homes loses 90 gallons of their water supply due to plumbing leaks. To keep this from happening, it’s important to stay organized at the beginning of the year by creating a plumbing maintenance checklist for your home. If preventative...

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How To Avoid Plumbing Emergencies This Winter

How To Avoid Plumbing Emergencies This Winter

Plumbing emergencies are not fun for anyone, including the emergency plumber that has to come to your home in the middle of the night. Avoiding plumbing problems this winter can be easy if you follow some simple guidelines. You can save yourself a lot of stress by...

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The Most Common Questions Emergency Plumbers Hear

The Most Common Questions Emergency Plumbers Hear

There are times when we need special services from plumbers and other professionals outside of normal operating hours. When this happens, an emergency plumber may be a great option. There are so many different jobs that an emergency plumber can handle, but what are...

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What Are the Most Common Plumbing Repair Jobs Needed?

What Are the Most Common Plumbing Repair Jobs Needed?

Plumbing is one of the most important components in any home. It provides water, which is vital for everything from cooking to bathing to cleaning. It can be a major inconvenience when something goes wrong with your plumbing. Here are the most common plumbing repair...

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3 Fixes You Can Make To Save More Water

3 Fixes You Can Make To Save More Water

In the last few decades, water has been a scarce resource in many parts of the world. In some areas, it's becoming more and more difficult to get clean drinking water even if you have money. This is due in part to population growth and climate change. But there are...

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Understanding the Importance of Your Water Heater

Understanding the Importance of Your Water Heater

Did you know that repairing the easy-to-fix leaks can save you about 10% on your water bill? Those easy-to-fix leaks can include a dripping faucet, a dripping bathroom tub faucet, or even a worn toilet flapper. When it comes to fixing water heaters, you want to leave...

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Emergency Tips Before Calling 24 Hour Plumbers

Emergency Tips Before Calling 24 Hour Plumbers

A plumbing emergency can happen at the most inconvenient time. Your toilet could overflow or the sinks could clog up unexpectedly. Knowing how to handle the emergency right away could save you money in repairs and damages to your home. Here are emergency tips to...

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Help! I Think I Have a Plumbing Emergency!

Help! I Think I Have a Plumbing Emergency!

You have a plumbing issue, but you’re not sure if you need to phone a plumbing service. There are some water leaks and other problems around your home. Do you need a 24 hour plumber? Let’s explore various scenarios that constitute plumbing emergencies. Overflowing...

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Signs You Need a New Water Heater

Signs You Need a New Water Heater

When it comes time to replace a water heater, there are telltale signs that you will see and hear. Even the best water heaters have a lifespan of about ten years. As a homeowner, you can certainly prolong the life of your water heater with yearly maintenance checks,...

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Why Are Quality Plumbing Services So Important?

Why Are Quality Plumbing Services So Important?

As a homeowner, you know the importance of fully functional plumbing. So, when flooding, leaking pipes, or other plumbing issues arise, you want to be able to turn to a plumber who can fix them correctly the first time. Even if there are no plumbing issues, having...

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Does liquid detergent clog pipes?

Does liquid detergent clog pipes?

Does liquid detergent clog pipes? In the event that your pipes do become clogged due to liquid soap or powder soap, you should contact a professional plumber to assist you. You can avoid clogging your drains with soap by making sure that you read manufacturer labels...

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How do home inspectors check plumbing?

Water heaters Kitchens Sinks Bathrooms Shut-off valves and more below Let's take a look at how do home inspectors check plumbing. Plumbing video camera inspections are also used. This helps identify underlying plumbing issues that could be affecting your home. For...

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Are Plumbing Estimates Free?

Click to Call Plumbing estimates and on-site quotes should always be free and are really a mandatory requirement for many reasons. You should view any plumbing service that quotes you over the phone with caution since that company will not be able to collect enough...

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Which type of plumbing pipe is best?

The best type of plumbing pipe is PEX Pipe or Copper Pipe due to its wide usage, durability, and use of non-toxic materials. Ever wondered which type of plumbing pipe is best? At Al Coronado, we get asked this question a lot. Since pipes used for plumbing can come in...

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