Parker & Sons, Arizona’s premier home service company, is a close ally of the DIY movement. Parker & Sons, home to the most skilled plumbing, HVAC, and electrical professionals in the Valley of the Sun, is well acquainted with the sense accomplishment that comes with a job well done. Parker & Sons is happy to share some its expertise with handy homeowners who are eager to head below the sink or into the attic to for some Do-It-Yourself work. Parker & Sons offers complimentary home maintenance tips to all the ingenuitive amateurs across Phoenix, who are ready to strap on their tool belts.
Most Phoenix homes rely heavily on their air conditioning units. During the brutally hot summer months, air conditioning units run non-stop. This will put a great deal of strain on the unit. For this reason, it is essential to change air filters on a regular basis. A dirty filter will cause undue wear and tear on a system. Replace dirty filters, or if using reusable ones clean them monthly. Be careful on the ladder though! Slips and falls while performing home maintenance accounts for thousands of injuries every year.
Parker & Sons further advises; clearing clogs in the kitchen can be easy if homeowners know what they are doing. Most kitchen sinks have something called a P-trap underneath them. This is a U shaped bend in the pipe. This P-trap can be removed by unscrewing nuts on both ends of the U. Homeowners should make sure they have placed a bucket or similar receptacle below the P-trap before they remove it. Filth and debris can get caught in the P-trap. A DIY handyman can remove any potential obstacles and return the P-trap to its rightful spot underneath the sink. Now they should have some smoothly running pipes!
“I know when I see a simple job to do around the house, I usually prefer to do it myself. But it is important to avoid getting in over your head. You don’t want to end up causing more damage. If you don’t know exactly what you are doing, I would recommend calling us up and letting the professionals handle it,” said Josh Kelly of Parker & Sons.