Whether you are excited about your new bathroom upgrades or water softening system or you’re fixing a broken main water line, you are always in need of a good plumber.
My family is lucky enough to have a great family friend and plumber in our neighborhood. I was so lucky to meet Donnie and Tonya when we first moved into our neighborhood five years ago, and I’m so happy that I know such great Plumbers.
Pridemark Plumbing started from a very interesting work background.
Donnie was a Saturation Diver for 17 years prior to owning Pridemark Plumbing. Saturation Diving is a diving technique that allows divers to reduce the risk of decompression sickness as they work at great depths for long periods of time. Donnie worked in underwater oil field construction at depths of up to 700 feet. Working at these depths is very demanding on the body, so divers are only allowed to work 28 days at a time. While Donnie was home, he kept his hands busy by working on smaller pipes, plumbing homes from the ground up in the West Valley.
What are some issues that Pridemark Plumbing sees from day to day?
Many homes, especially those in the west valley, are coming up on their 10-20 year mark. Therefore, a lot of standard water heaters are on their last days of viability. If a water heater is past it’s life expectancy, it can spring a leak and flood your home or garage. Pridemark Plumbing suggests a a yearly inspection for water heaters as well. If you are looking to upgrade from a standard water heater to a tankless water heater, Pridemark Plumbing can also install one for you!
What is a Traditional Water Heater Vs A Tankless Water Heater?
A traditional water heater stores and preheats 30-50 gallons of water in a tank. That preheated water is used whenever someone showers, does the laundry or washes dishes. The tank refills and reheats water as it empties.
A tankless water heater uses a heat source (electric or gas) to warm up cool water on-demand whenever you need it rather than storing hot water in a tank. Tankless water heaters are more energy efficient than conventional water heaters and save you money on your gas bill. With a tankless heater, you never run out of hot water. For a large family that is constantly running out of hot water, a tankless water heater is a great option. Tankless water heaters also save space and have double the lifespan of a traditional water heater.
What types of Maintenance can a homeowner do to help maintain their property and save money?
Typical plumbing issues seen in homes are due to water quality. The life expectancy of your plumbing fixtures are actually greatly increased if you live in a home with treated water. A good water softener is a must in Arizona as we have some of the hardest water in the country. Having your water softened can help your appliances, your laundry, and even your hair and skin!
Pridemark recommends that your water heater be inspected and flushed annually. Having an annual inspection before your water heater fails can add extra life to your heater. 75% of water heaters fail before they are 12 years old.
A small hidden leak can do some serious damage without someone knowing and unfortunately, water damage is a leading cause of home insurance claims. Doing routine maintenance and installing a water monitoring or leak detection system are some of the best ways to help a homeowner prevent catastrophes. Pridemark Plumbing offers a service agreement program which includes a yearly plumbing inspection. You can also protect your biggest investment by monitoring your water usage with new smart home technology. Devices like Phyn by Uponor/Belkin or Flo by Moen alert you by phone any time your house is using more water than usual. These devices give you the ability to turn your main water line off if needed.
How can you pay for Services at Pridemark Plumbing?
Pridemark Plumbing does not charge by the hour. They have menu based pricing and so the customer always knows what the cost will be before the work is started. Pridemark is unable to give an estimate over the phone, as that is hard to know all the circumstances of the situation. Just as a Doctor or Auto Mechanic can’t diagnose over the phone, they can’t either. All major credit cards are accepted, and they also offer competitive financing with a 12 months-same as cash option to those who qualify.