Aurora Plumbing Company Blog: Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

Gas Line Installation: What You Need to Know

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

gas-line-installationHave you been getting by with electrically powered HVAC units but are ready to make the switch to gas? Or perhaps you’re upgrading your heating system and need to extend your current gas lines. Whatever your reason for a new gas line installation, you’ve come to the right place!

There are a number of benefits to using natural gas-powered appliances in your home. It burns clean and gas appliances are appropriately designed for residential use. But in the wrong—inexperienced—hands, working with gas lines can be a hazardous job. To ensure the safety of your home, your family, and even your immediate neighbors, be sure to only trust licensed professionals for your Highlands Ranch, CO gas line installation.

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Has Your Sewer Line Been Breached?

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

If there’s any part of your plumbing system you probably don’t give very much thought too, it’s probably your sewer line. The sewer pipe of your system collects wastewater from the drains in your home, and transports it under your property and front yard to the municipal sewer pipe in the center of the street. Until it reaches that point, the sewer line is your responsibility.

This means that if a blockage or breach occurs, you’ll need the assistance of a professional plumber to get your plumbing system back in working condition. And because your sewer line is out of sigh, it can be hard to detect that there actually is a breach in time to call for quick plumbing repairs. There are, fortunately, indicators you can watch out for, which we’ve highlighted below.

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Watch Out for These Common Tankless Water Heater Troubles

Monday, December 26th, 2016

A tankless water heater is an excellent, energy saving alternative to the traditional storage tank water heater. And when well-maintained, it has the capacity to last for many, many years. However, no matter how well you take care of your system, it may run into a problem at some time or another. Fortunately, you have our team to handle any Aurora, CO tankless water heater repair needs that may come your way. In the meantime, we’ve offered an overview below of what could be troubling your system.

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Are You in Need of Toilet Repair?

Monday, December 19th, 2016

It’s no secret that your toilets get a lot of use every day. A toilet is one of those bathroom plumbing appliances that most people take for granted. However, all the use your home’s toilets get can very likely lead to repair needs. While some toilet issues are easily resolved, others require a professional touch—one that we provide. Keep reading to learn some of the signs that you’re in need of toilet repair.

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Bathroom Drain Clogs: Why Store-Bought Drain Cleaner Is Not Enough

Monday, December 12th, 2016

One of the most common service calls we receive is in regard to drain clogs. It’s rare that the average homeowner can go throughout the life of their home without having to deal with this problem at least once. In the best case scenarios, it will only take a plunger to relieve the clog. When a plunger doesn’t do the trick, however, you need something a little stronger.

Of course, you may be tempted to go to a hardware store and buy some chemical drain cleaner off the shelf. And true, this may provide you with a temporary solution to your problem. But that’s the thing—the solution will only be temporary. Keep reading to learn what causes clogs and why store bought cleaners just aren’t enough.

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Are You Experiencing a Slab Leak?

Monday, December 5th, 2016

One of the most disconcerting things about a slab leak is the fact that when one occurs, the average homeowner usually doesn’t realize it until the worst of the damage is done. This does not have to be the case, however.

While there isn’t a lot you can do to prevent a slab leak—aside from having your pipes inspected or rerouting pipes behind your walls instead of under your floor—there are signs you can watch out for that one has occurred.

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How Does Water Leak Detection Work?

Monday, November 14th, 2016

In theory, locating a leaking pipe should be easy, right? However, unless your leak is coming from a clearly visible pipe—which is rare—plumbing leaks can be almost impossible to find for the untrained eye. Fortunately for you, our professional plumbers have the right equipment and training to detect any type of leak.

Water leak detection is one of the most important services we offer—not only do we help find leaks, we also identify the best way to access them and take care of the repair work with the least amount of disruption to building material. Brining in plumbers with state-of-the-art technology and training to use it is the best way to avoid repairs that require tearing up floors, walls, or ceilings.

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Don’t Let These Garbage Disposal Troubles Plague Your Plumbing

Monday, October 31st, 2016

How often do you think about your kitchen’s garbage disposal? Chances are that, unless something has recently gone wrong with yours, your answer is going to be, “never.” Garbage disposals provide a lot of convenience to modern homes, however, when it experiences problems you may find yourself with an inoperable kitchen and a huge mess on your hands.

Our professionals do perform superior garbage disposal repairs and replacements, but we understand that in the ideal situation, you’d like to avoid a sink disposal catastrophe altogether. Read on to discover how you can reduce your garbage disposal damage risks.

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How Can You Prevent Frozen Pipes This Winter?

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Discussing frozen pipes during this fickle weather period may seem silly; however, there’s no denying that winter is on its way. When it does hit, you certainly don’t want to be surprised by a plumbing emergency brought on by frozen pipes.

Frozen and burst pipes are among the most popular emergency plumbing calls that we receive during the winter season. We’re happy to conduct prompt repairs when needed, but we understand it’s much more convenient to prevent this problem from occurring at all in the first place. So what can you do now to avoid this issue?

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Is Your Sink Disposal Unit in Trouble?

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Garbage disposal systems are among one of the most used—and taken for granted—appliances in the average American kitchen. Not many homeowners give much thought to this system—that is, until they stop working. Unfortunately, when yours does fail, it will likely be when you need it the most, such as during a big Thanksgiving meal or during some other large meal.

The best way to prevent sink disposal unit breakdowns is by avoiding putting anything down the drain that could have a negative impact on it, such as fibrous foods like celery, egg shells, and even potato skins. Another method to preventing garbage disposal breakdowns is to know the signs that trouble is brewing.

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