Aurora Plumbing Company Blog

Gas Line Installation: What You Need to Know

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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Signs of Heat Pump Damage

January 16th, 2017

It’s only getting colder, and as it does you’re likely depending on your heat pump more and more often each day to keep you and your home comfortable. Increased demands mean more stress on the system, which also means there’s a larger chance that a problem will develop.

The sooner you catch an issue, the more damage you can prevent. Keep a watchful eye out for the following signs that your heat pump needs help.

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Signs of Furnace Trouble

January 9th, 2017

If you invest in routine heating maintenance for your furnace each year, then it has the potential to last many years. However, no matter how well you take care of your system, there will eventually come a time that it needs to be replaced. It’s best to know the signs that the time has come before it actually happens.

Weather is certainly getting chillier now, but waiting even longer to replace a furnace could mean getting stuck in the coldest part of the year without a functioning heater, which nobody wants! Keep reading for some of the signs that you do in fact need a new furnace.

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Has Your Sewer Line Been Breached?

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

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?

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

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?

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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Just How Efficient Is Your Gas Furnace?

November 28th, 2016

In recent years, homeowners throughout the country have become increasingly interested in making their homes as energy efficient as possible. Energy audits have actually become a fairly routine process to help homeowners such as yourself determine how to save money through improvements for an energy-saving home.

Among the energy-consuming appliances and systems in your home are HVAC systems. And as we get closer and closer to winter, furnaces are top-of-mind for many homeowners. In order to save money and lower your energy use, you’d do well to consider just how efficient your gas furnace is.

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It’s Not Too Late for Fall Heat Pump Maintenance!

November 21st, 2016

With the quick drop in temperatures last week being an indication, winter is well on its way. As such, you’ll want to ensure that your heater is ready to do its job effectively and efficiently. Without proper maintenance, however, it simply cannot do this. If you have a heat pump, you may be thinking, “but I already had annual maintenance done in the spring, so I’m good…right?”

Unfortunately, no. Heat pumps need maintenance more often than traditional HVAC systems, as they do twice the work. If you want your heat pump to work as well this winter as it did during the summer, then the time to schedule your second heat pump maintenance appointment is now!

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