Aurora Plumbing Company Blog

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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Prevent Furnace Problems This Winter with Maintenance

October 1st, 2018

technician-inspecting-furnaceIf you’ve ever had HVAC service done by our team before, then you’ve probably already heard our recommendation that you have maintenance done twice a year—once for your air conditioning system and once for your heater. We understand this can be an easy suggestion to dismiss—after all, why spend money that you don’t necessarily want to? Well, because not doing so could leave you spending a lot more in surprise emergency repairs, instead, in addition to other potential problems.

As HVAC specialists, we believe it’s a huge part of our duty to tell you why routine preventive maintenance is so important, particularly during this time of the year, when the temperatures are cooling and you’re preparing to turn on your heater for the first time. And especially if that heater is a gas-powered furnace. Keep reading to learn more about how HVAC maintenance can not only prevent furnace repair in Denver, CO, but also make your heating system safer and longer lasting overall.

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As the Season Ends, Don’t Neglect Your Cooling System

September 17th, 2018

writing-in-appointment-bookWith temperatures still soaring in recent weeks, it may be hard to imagine that the official end of summer is just a few short days away. Soon enough, the weather will cool and we can all breathe a collective sigh of relief as we turn off our air conditioners for the season and direct our attention to heating our homes instead.

But wait, not so fast!

Do you have any AC repair needs? Perhaps you heard a clanging coming from your air conditioner, or a hissing noise accompanied by low cooling power. These signs and more indicated that something is wrong with your cooling system—and the need for Denver HVAC services should never be ignored, no matter how close to the end of the season we may be. So, what problems should you look out for?

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Is It Too Early to Think about Frozen Pipes?

September 3rd, 2018

icicles-hanging-from-pipesIt may be too early to worry about them, but it’s certainly not too early to begin planning for, and thereby taking steps toward preventing, frozen pipes. After all, if you’ve lived in our area for even just a year, you know that winters can be pretty harsh on your home.

The thing is, frozen pipes can result in a great deal of damage if not properly managed. As water in the pipes freeze, it expands and puts pressure on the walls of the pipes, which leads to leaks or even bursts. If you want to protect your plumbing from this fairly common fall and winter time problem, though, there are some pretty easy steps you can take, which we’ve delved into below. If you have any issues or questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to a professional plumber in Littleton, CO, such as any member of our team!

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Tree Roots and your Plumbing System

August 20th, 2018

Split-drainage-pipe-caused-by-ingress-of-tree-rootsEver wonder why your home’s sewer line is buried underneath your yard? Well first off, we’d like to think you find it more aesthetically pleasing than being anywhere else. However there’s more to it than simply being attractive. This setup is also for safety and functionality. But unfortunately, this often leads to the “out of sight, out of mind” mentality, making the sewer line susceptible to problems like tree roots seeking out a water source.

Tree roots are actually a more common cause of sewer line damage and clogs than people may realize, and require a professionally trained and experienced Lakewood, CO plumber to resolve. As you can probably guess, tree roots crave water. Therefore, even the smallest leak in your sewer line can attract them. Tree roots are not the only threat to your sewer pipe, however they are certainly important to be aware of.

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Don’t Ignore Late Season AC Repairs

August 6th, 2018

air-conditioner-being-repaired-by-technicianOur temperatures are on a bit of a roller coast ride right now, with summer weather fading but still granting us with a heat wave here and there. As such, your air conditioning system probably still requires use for at least another month. As you look forward to shutting it off for the season, though, it’s important that you not neglect any Parker, CO HVAC services that you may need.

This is particularly true when it comes to repairs. Air conditioner repairs should always be done ASAP, regardless of how many more weeks you’re going to use it this summer. We’ve explained why this is the case, below.

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