Aurora Plumbing Company Blog: Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

Protect Your Kitchen Sink with These Tips

Monday, September 30th, 2019

hands-washing-vegetables-in-kitchen-sinkWe can all feel them coming: the holidays. Between Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the many holidays packed into December, everyone’s calendar is already getting full. And if you are hosting any gatherings in the coming months, the last thing you need is a sink full of standing water.

Encountering a clogged kitchen sink when your loved ones are on their way to you home is the worst feeling. So, how do you avoid this experience? Your first line of defense is prevention, as in knowing what to avoid doing so your drains remain clear.

When prevention isn’t enough (everyone’s kitchen sink clogs eventually), the second line of defense is calling a professional for help with your plumbing in Littleton, CO.

Making a last-minute emergency call to a plumber is something that we all would like to avoid. So, what methods are best to protect your kitchen sink and avoid needing last-minute repairs? Read on to find out!

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How Are You Preventing Frozen Pipes This Year?

Monday, September 16th, 2019

frozen-pipeGiven the very warm summer we’ve had so far this year, it’s hard to imagine frozen anything let alone frozen pipes. Still though, this is a very common occurrence during the wintertime, especially in our surrounding communities. Frozen pipes can create a good deal of damage if they’re not dealt with properly. After all, as water in the pipes freeze, it expands and puts pressure on the walls of the pipe—eventually leading to a pipe rupture.

As you might imagine, this is a costly and inconvenient problem. So to protect your pipes from freezing like this, we’ve shared a few steps below that you can take. Keep reading to learn more, and be sure to contact our team if you do end up with damaged plumbing or need help preventing damage.

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Don’t Ignore That Ominous Dripping Sound

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

pipe-with-blue-cloth-tied-on-itYou know the sound—that slow but steady drip-drip-drip right after you’ve gone to bed and the house is quiet. Maybe you can turn over and block out the sound with your pillow until you fall asleep—this time. But what about tomorrow? And the next day?

First off, even if a small drip or leak like this isn’t driving you nuts just from listening to it, it is having an impact on your water use and subsequent bills. You can actually lose gallons of water each year due to small leaks in your plumbing system, even a dripping faucet.

Because so much of your plumbing system is hidden from sight, and since leaks can develop anywhere, not just your faucets, it’s essential that you learn how to spot the signs you have a leak, which we’ve covered below. And once you do spot them, the next best step is to call our plumbing pros so we can accurately locate and repair the leak, restoring full functionality to your plumbing system.

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Bathroom Plumbing Upgrades to Consider This Summer

Monday, July 8th, 2019

beautiful-kitchen-designsWhen someone says they’re doing a remodel in their home, the bathroom probably isn’t the first place your mind goes to, but the right bathroom remodel can do a lot to improve not only the aesthetics of your home, but its functionality, too! Any type of remodel can improve a home’s value, plus a refurbishing a bathroom can make the space easier to move around in and use.

It’s important, however, that if you plan on undertaking a bathroom remodel, that you work with a plumbing expert with experience in these types of jobs. A professional plumber will help you come up with the best idea for a retrofit, and help you decide what to prioritize. So, give our team a call! In the meantime, we’ve shared below some of our best ideas for bathroom plumbing upgrades to make during your remodel.

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5 Tips for Bathroom Plumbing Remodels

Monday, 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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How Does a Water Heater Keep from Rusting?

Monday, 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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Can Drain Cleaning Prevent Plumbing Problems?

Monday, 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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Need New Gas Lines? Call a Plumbing Pro!

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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