Aurora Plumbing Company Blog

End-of-Season Heating Repair Signs to Be Aware of

February 18th, 2019

gas-powered-furnace-systemIf we had the ability, we would ensure that you would never have to have repairs done on your heater. Unfortunately, this is just not something we are capable of, but we can certainly lower your risk of needing major repairs!

We can do this by providing exceptional maintenance, in which we thoroughly inspect your heating system, clean it, make adjustments, and look for smaller repair needs before they grow into huge problems. Keep in mind though, these smaller repair needs do need to be taken care of right away! So when you do need to make a call for this service, don’t look any further than our team, and make ours the number you call. In the meantime, read on to see what signs indicate it is, in fact, time for you to call for heating repair.

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How Does a Water Heater Keep from Rusting?

February 4th, 2019

storage-tank-water-heaterIt’s likely that you already understand, when water meets metal, there’s a high chance of corrosion occurring. Corrosion is the term used to describe the chemical reaction between water and metal in the presence of oxygen. This type of damage can quickly ruin many types of appliances and equipment as it weakens the metal and that metal starts to rust and break away.

So what about your home’s water heater? It is, after all, primarily made of metal, and it stores and circulates water. So why doesn’t it start rusting? Well, corrosion is rare in water heaters, and usually only starts late in the system’s life, if not for the following protective measures inherent with the system setup.

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Is Your Furnace Going Bump in the Night?

January 21st, 2019

Shocked and surprisedThis is one of a few noises you should never hear coming from your heating system. In fact, anything that’s outside the norm of your system’s regular operation should alarm you. Of course, some noises are indicative of a less serious problem, but others can signal something that needs prompt furnace repair in Littleton, CO.

Avoiding repair can leave you with a broken down heater. Or worse, it can leave you with some sort of hazard in your home due to a malfunctioning heater—particularly if you have a gas-powered furnace. Keep reading for some of the noises we get called for, and what they might mean.

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Can Drain Cleaning Prevent Plumbing Problems?

January 7th, 2019

Clogged drain pipes Smaller pipes. Originally shot for a copper pipe replacing company, but never used. These clogged pipes came out of an old apartment building that was having water drainage issues.Simply put, yes. Routine drain cleaning can help you avoid stubborn clogs and damaging blockages within your entire plumbing system, ensuring that you can hold off on emergency services for a long while.

Before you read that and go rushing to the store for some store-bought solution, however, consider this—store-bought drain cleaners are chemical based, and those chemicals are caustic! That means they may temporarily relieve a clog or backup, but they also eat through your pipes leading to corrosion and early repiping needs.

The best thing you can do to prevent plumbing problems, and to clean your drains whether it’s a necessity now or a preventive measure, is contact a professional plumber in Parker, CO! In the meantime, we’ve gone into more detail below on why you may need drain cleaning and how it can prevent further problems. Read on!

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Are You Believing These Furnace Myths?

December 24th, 2018

white question mark on blue circleWe’re sure that it goes without saying, but if you live in Aurora, you need a solid heating system in place. What we mean by this is that you need a heater that runs well, is safe to operate, and will keep you warm all winter long without any need for repairs or sudden replacement.

Of course, our team is standing by if you do need Aurora furnace repair—after all, no heater is totally immune from problems! But we would like to help you avoid the costliest and biggest of emergencies with your furnace system by debunking a few myths below.

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Beware of this Dangerous Furnace Malfunction

December 10th, 2018

furnace-gas-burnersDon’t panic just yet. Furnaces are not inherently dangerous, and often you have nothing to fret about. However, it is important to be aware that systems combusting natural gas have the potential to create health hazards if improperly maintained and repaired. That being said, the best way to avoid a dangerous situation is to schedule regular maintenance.

The dangerous furnace malfunction we are referring to is a cracked heat exchanger. The heat exchanger is the part of a natural gas furnace where the heat from the combustion gas transfers to the air from the blower fan that moves into the ventilation system. To put it simply, the heat exchanger is the part that actually heats the air. Once the heating process is finished, the combustion byproducts in the heat exchanger are vented out of the system through a flue to release the gas harmlessly into the air.

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Need New Gas Lines? Call a Plumbing Pro!

November 26th, 2018

Three natural gas burners with bright blue flames inside an operating gas furnace.When you think of professional plumbing services, chances are you don’t think about your gas lines. After all, a plumber in Littleton, CO is someone who works with pipes that carry water and sewage right? They install and repair faucets, sinks, garbage disposal systems, and sewer lines, right? Yes, that is true, but natural gas piping is another very important part of the services that many professional plumbers provide, so long as they are licensed to do such work!

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Are You Experiencing This Dangerous Leak?

November 12th, 2018

remodeled-kitchenWhen we say dangerous, we don’t mean that this leak we’re about to discuss is harmful to your health, but rather harmful to the health of your property (and on that note, the water damage it can inflict could actually lead to mold and mildew growth that can affect your health, too).

We’re talking about slab leaks.

Why exactly are these leaks so formidable? After all, a leak is a leak, right? Well, we’ll be exploring that below, as well as some tips on how to spot the signs that you have a slab leak, so you can take immediate action if and when you encounter one. Never hesitate to contact us for professional plumbing in Littleton, CO, even if you just need an inspection to rule out a leak.

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As the Holiday Season Approaches, Beware These Plumbing Woes

October 29th, 2018

washing-lettuce-in-kitchen-sinkIt may seem odd that we’re already talking about the holidays. After all, we aren’t even to Halloween yet! However, if you celebrate and plan on hosting any get-togethers or parties in your home this holiday season, then the following tips are for you.

We’d like to help you avoid any major problems with your home—particularly, your plumbing—this holiday season. After all, is there a worse time of year to deal with a plumbing emergency? Well okay, plumbing problems are never convenient or fun, but it’s compounded by this hectic time of the year, for sure! If you do run into one of these issues, be sure to only trust a professional plumber in Westminster, CO to inspect or repair your plumbing system.

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What to Do If You Suspect a Leak

October 15th, 2018

white-pipe-leakingThe plumbing system of your home was designed to last many years. But over the decades, corrosion will occur and other problems can cause your plumbing in Arvada, CO to degrade, leading to a leak. This is particularly true in communities that suffer from hard water. This is water with a large buildup of minerals, and can be pretty harsh on household plumbing systems.

The problem with this is that most of the plumbing in modern homes is behind walls or in crawlspaces, where a leak can go unnoticed for weeks, or longer in some cases! It’s pretty disconcerting when the first sign of a leak you notice is water quickly gushing out onto your kitchen floor. The good news is, there are subtle signs you can watch out for before it gets to this point.

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