Aurora Plumbing Company Blog

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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How Does Water Leak Detection Work?

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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Do Radiant Heating Systems Require Much Maintenance?

November 7th, 2016

As our nights become progressively chillier, it’s hard to ignore the fact that winter is well on its way. You may be wondering then if your heater is up to the task of continually warming your home on a daily basis throughout the season. If you have a radiant heating system, you’re in good hands as our team is familiar with all types of heating systems on the market.

One of the most appealing features of a radiant system is the limited maintenance it requires. However, just like any other heating system, it does, in fact, require maintenance, and that maintenance should only be performed by highly trained professionals, such as the members of our team. To understand a radiant heating system’s maintenance needs, it’s important to know how they work.

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Don’t Let These Garbage Disposal Troubles Plague Your Plumbing

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?

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?

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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