Your Rita Ranch Plumbing Experts

Do you need a trusted plumber in Rita Ranch to take care of all your plumbing needs? Call your local experts since 1948 Cal’s Plumbing Inc. at 520-622-2257 to schedule an appointment today. Interested in saving on your next service? Check out our exclusive online coupons and specials before you call.

Rita Ranch is part of Esmond Station Area Development Plan created in 1986 by the City of Tucson. It was so named that in reference to the historical Esmond Train Station, which was located near the current neighborhoods of Rita Ranch. Between 1890 and 1910, the nation’s growing railway system had finally reached the city of Tucson in the Arizona territory. The Southern Pacific Railroad was the first route. In the early 1900s, a rail line was established to connect Tucson to El Paso, Texas. This set of lines ran through present day Rita Ranch, and many of the undeveloped areas still have deteriorating railroad tracks that can be found today. East of the present day intersection of Houghton Road and Old Vail Road, about half a mile down the old Esmond Station Road, lie the remains of Esmond (once called Papago) and its dilapidated train depot, Esmond Station.

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Cal’ Plumbing Inc. is a full service plumbing company serving your Rita Ranch community and the Pima County Area with unsurpassed professionalism and customer service for over 65 years. Our company is your Rita Ranch plumbing choice because, when you call for a technician from Cal’s Plumbing, your satisfaction is guaranteed.

Cal’s Plumbing Inc, covers all Rita Ranch residential home and commercial property plumbing needs. All of our employees are prescreened to assure top quality service ability and knowledge, as well as background checked and drug tested so you can have peace of mind inviting our expert plumbing technicians into your home.

Our mission at Cal’s Plumbing Inc. is to provide the best possible service, from your first call for help to the completion of the project. We offer same day service, unbeatable warranties, emergency service, up front pricing, service agreements, and a personal touch to all our Rita Ranch plumbing customers.

Burst pipes are a major problem facing home and business owners, especially when the cold winter months arrive. Regular maintenance can help protect your pipes from bursting, but emergencies can still occur. When you find yourself with this unexpected problem, contact your local plumbers. We serve Rita Ranch communities and surrounding areas.

Polybutylene is a form of plastic resin that was used extensively in the manufacture of water supply piping from 1978 until 1995. Due to the low cost of the material and ease of installation, polybutylene piping systems were viewed as “the pipe of the future” and were used as a substitute for traditional copper piping. It is most commonly found in the “Sun Belt” where residential construction was heavy through the 1980’s and early-to-mid 90’s, but it is also very common in the Mid Atlantic and Northwest Pacific states.

How To Tell If You Have Poly

Exterior – Polybutylene underground water mains are usually blue, but may be gray or black

Interior – Polybutylene used inside your home can be found near the water heater, running across the ceiling in unfinished basements, and coming out of the walls to feed sinks and toilets

Will the Pipes Fail?

Oxidants in the public water supplies, such as chlorine, react with the polybutylene piping and acetal fittings causing them to scale and flake and become brittle. Micro-fractures result, and the basic structural integrity of the system is reduced. Thus, the system becomes weak and may fail without warning causing damage to the building structure and personal property. It is believed that other factors may also contribute to the failure of polybutylene systems, such as improper installation, but it is virtually impossible to detect installation problems throughout an entire system.

Is it time to repipe your home or commercial property?

We provide professional repiping services for customers throughout Tucson and surrounding areas in Pima County.

Should You Repipe or Simply Repair Your Pipes?
Most property owners will want to try to repair their existing pipes. If the only problem is a small leak, repairing is certainly one of the most cost effective ways of solving the problem.

If you have made the decision to repipe your property, we will present options for you to review and explain how the repiping process will work. We will also show you some of the differences between pipe materials.

Copper and PEX pipes are the more popular choices when repiping or replacing polybutylene. While both types are durable, PEX pipes are more cost effective and easier to install.

Repiping allows you to enjoy the peace of mind knowing that your property will be ready to face all types of weather, especially harsh freezing temperatures. Your new piping will stand up to any stress that they might be put under throughout the year.

Burst Pipe Repair

How Can You Avoid Pipe Problems?

We recommend regular maintenance on your pipe system. This way, you will be able to identify any weaknesses that are emerging and allow us to give you options for repair or replacement.

Expert Residential and Commercial Drain Cleaning Services

When will you need professional drain cleaning?

Professional drain cleaning is a fantastic way to keep your pipes healthy and your drains from clogging. It is a good idea to have them regularly cleaned as a preventative measure, but it also solves many common problems that homeowners have with their pipes.

For example, recurring clogs, standing water, and sewer odors are all indicative of a larger problem. These cannot be solved by dumping grocery store chemicals down the drain; professionals have access to more powerful chemicals and a wider variety of cleaning methods that are also safer on your drains. For instance, hydro jetting is a popular method among plumbers that uses high-volume water to push debris completely out of a piping system.

At Cal’s Plumbing, we help homeowners overcome their sewer and drain issues with a series of comprehensive, safe and efficient drain cleaning services. Whether you are interested in preventative maintenance or you need help dealing with a stubborn or recurring blockage, we are here to help. Give us a call at (520) 622-2257 to schedule your appointment today!