Aurora Plumbing Company Blog

What Condition Is Your Water Heater Anode Rod in?

April 15th, 2019

technician-servicing-water-heaterYou don’t need to know much about science to understand that when water meets metal, there’s a danger of corrosion starting. Corrosion is the term given to the chemical reaction between water and metal in the presence of oxygen. The damage from it causes the destruction of the metal.

There’s one appliance in your home that is particularly in danger of this chemical reaction—your tank water heater. This huge metal appliance stores and circulates water, and yet, it never rusts. How is that possible? Well actually, corrosion is very rare for water heaters, due in large part to your anode rod.

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5 Tips for Bathroom Plumbing Remodels

April 1st, 2019

beautiful-bathroomWhen you’re planning a remodel in your home, most people assume it’s the kitchen, maybe one of the bedrooms, or perhaps you’re adding on a guest room. Well, the bathroom deserves some love too! There are a lot of great remodeling ideas out there that can make your bathrooms not only more aesthetically pleasing, but more functional and efficient too. After all, with all the utilities you pay, shouldn’t your water bill be one of the most minor?

Now, when you get started on a bathroom remodel, it’s important that you work with an expert. Since most, if not all, bathroom remodels deal with the plumbing system, you’ll want an experienced plumber on your side. Fortunately, you needn’t look very far for one. Give us a call when you’re ready to get started. In the meantime, read on for 5 great additions to consider for your bathroom remodel.

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Getting the Most from Your Furnace at the End of Winter

March 18th, 2019

technician-working-on-furnaceThe official start of spring is just a short ways away, but that doesn’t mean we’re done dealing with winter temperatures here in the Littleton area. And while you might not be using your heating system as frequently now as you have in previous months, chances are you’d still like to use it as efficiently as possible when you do need it, throughout the remainder of the heating season.

The good news is, there are quite a few things you can do to boost the efficiency of your heater and save more money, that will cost little to nothing to implement, especially when you consider the costs of running your heating system. Here are some things you can try:

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“Why Is My Heat Pump Blowing Cold Air?”

March 4th, 2019

cute-dog-under-blanketsWinter is just about coming to a close, but we still have plenty of colder temperatures ahead. The last thing you need right now is for your heating system to give up on you and breakdown. If you’re using a heat pump to warm your home this winter, this means your system is relying on heat from the outdoors to do its job.

This is a reliable system, but it can run into problems just like any other home comfort system—one of the more frustrating being a heat pump that’s blowing cold air during the wrong time of the year! Fortunately, you can turn to us for reliable Denver heat pump services. In the meantime, we’d like to let you know what’s going on when this occurs, as well as other troubles you may run into if your heat pump isn’t well-maintained.

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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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