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

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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Are You in Need of New Bathroom Plumbing?

Monday, October 10th, 2016

It goes without saying that as a homeowner, there will eventually come a time that you will have to invest in bathroom plumbing repairs. As one of the most frequently used sections of your plumbing system, the bathroom puts your pipes through a lot of work, making them susceptible to clogs, leaks and more. But how do you know when you’re in need of repairs? Keep reading to discover the answer to that question.

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Why You Should Make a Kohler Low-Flow Toilet Your Next Plumbing Installation

Monday, September 19th, 2016

All around the country, homeowners are looking for ways to conserve water. This is not only good for the environment but can significantly impact your utility bills as well. One way to achieve this is to have high-efficiency plumbing systems installed. One of the most common fixtures water-conscious homeowners are having put in their homes is Kohler® low-flow toilets.

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Are Your Pipes Banging When You Turn Off Your Faucet?

Monday, September 12th, 2016

This is actually one of the most common questions that professional plumbers get. Homeowners sometimes find that when they turn off their faucets—particularly if they turn them off quickly—that they hear a sound reminiscent of creaking, whistling, or banging. Even if you’ve only discovered this once, you are right to pay close attention to it, and you’ve found the right company to address it with. Banging pipes can be detrimental to your entire plumbing system if ignored.

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Is Your Plumbing System Ready for the End of Summer?

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Your plumbing system is no different during this type of year than it is any other. However, it’s safe to assume that with an increase in get-togethers and other summer festivities, your plumbing system has likely gotten quite the workout.

As such, you’ll want to make sure it’s ready for the end of summer and subsequently ready for the coming months. Below we’ve shared some end of summer plumbing maintenance tips to keep your system in great shape.  

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Avoid These Common Kitchen Remodel Plumbing Mistakes

Monday, August 15th, 2016

When people choose to start remodeling or upgrading their home, the kitchen is often the first room they choose to do so. You’ll have a lot of factors to consider for this remodel: flooring, cabinetry, colors… and perhaps most importantly, your plumbing fixtures.

Plumbing remodeling can be a rather arduous task for someone who is inexperienced at this type of job. Fortunately, our team is highly trained and licensed to do this type of work and will be happy to assist you with whatever your needs are. Keep reading to learn about some of the most common kitchen remodeling mistakes that people make when they choose to forgo a professional plumber.

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Should You Attempt a Bathroom Plumbing Remodel on Your Own?

Monday, August 8th, 2016

When it comes to partaking in a remodeling job to either increase the value of your home or even just to update it for your own enjoyment, one of the leading projects chosen is a bathroom remodel. Many homeowners choose to go the do-it-yourself route in order to save money. However, it’s important that you hire a professional plumber who has been specially trained for this kind of work.

One very important factor to keep in mind is that a remodeling project typically takes a lot more time, patience, and proper training than you may realize. As such, it isn’t a job that should be rushed through. Keep reading to learn why professional bathroom plumbing remodeling is a must.

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Is Your Sprinkler System Ready for Spring?

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Spring has sprung! Among ensuring your air conditioner is ready for warmer temperatures, getting spring cleaning out of the way, and that you’ve prepared for the allergy season with the right indoor air quality products, your sprinkler system is probably the last thing on your mind. However, since your plumbing system is such a large part of a fully functioning home, it’s important to ensure that your home’s irrigation system is ready to perform. Aside from scheduling plumbing maintenance on a regular basis, what more can you do before starting it up for the first time this spring?

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Could It Be Time to Replace Your Garbage Disposal?

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Many homeowners believe that their garbage disposals are indestructible and ready to handle anything you may put down your kitchen sink. However, as we discussed in a recent blog post, garbage disposals are not impervious to problems, and can in fact stop working. While the solution may be as simple as a quick repair, there will come a time that your disposal needs replacing. But what are the signs?

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