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

What Causes Slab Leaks, and Why Does It Matter?

Monday, July 24th, 2017

what-causes-slab-leaksIf the term “slab leak” doesn’t scare you, it probably should. A term that’s plumber-speak for any leak that occurs in the cold or hot water pipes set beneath your concrete foundation, a slab leak is a major problem for homes. Not only will one cause significant water waste, but it can also damage your property, lead to mold and mildew growth, and add extra strain on your water heater if the leak is occurring in the hot water lines (which the majority of the time, it is.)

Our professional and highly trained plumbing experts are property equipped to locate these issues in order to effectively perform slab leak repair in Lakewood, CO. But, what causes slab leaks in the first place? Shouldn’t a pipe that’s set down in concrete be well protected from the damages that can lead to pipe breaks? Actually, there are a number of different forces that can create a slab leak. Keep reading to learn more.

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How to Spot a Hidden Plumbing Leak

Monday, July 10th, 2017

spot-hidden-plumbing-leakPlumbing leaks are among the most common problems that homeowners face in our area. Pipes are certainly designed to last a long time. However, age and pressure eventually take their toll, and as a result you never know when a leak will spring up. Trained and experienced professionals can perform professional water leak detection in Arvada, CO, and correct the problem quickly in most cases.

As such, it’s imperative that you let someone with the proper licensing and experience handle an issue of this kind. It’s understandable, though, that you’d like to know if there’s a problem to be dealt with before investing in professional plumbing services, which can be difficult in many cases.

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Three Ways to Upgrade Your Plumbing System

Monday, June 12th, 2017

upgrade-plumbing-system-three-waysWhen it comes to your home’s plumbing system, you probably don’t think very much about how water effectively flows into or out of your living space. In fact, you probably aren’t even aware that plumbing has come a long way since the advent of toilets, showers, and sinks as standard fixtures in the average home.

The fact of the matter is, however, that plumbing is changing each year. New innovations include plumbing installations available for you to purchase, as well as plumbing methods to help you save money when you need professional plumbing services in Englewood, CO. We’d like to share with you just a few ways you can upgrade your plumbing system to improve the aesthetic appeal of your home and your water conservation efforts.

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How to Ensure Your Drains Are Adequately Cleaned

Monday, March 6th, 2017

ensure-clean-drainsWhy are clean drains so important? When soap scum, grease, and other debris are allowed to build up within your plumbing system, your pipes cannot possibly allow water to flow efficiently or effectively. As a result, you can find yourself facing serious clogs that can impede or even stop the flow of water, in addition to pipe corrosion and/or a burst pipe.

Fortunately, there is an answer to this problem. In addition to investing in routine plumbing maintenance, our team offers superior Englewood, CO hydro jetting services to ensure that your pipes are effectively cleaned, and the root cause of your clog is eliminated.

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Taming Toilet Troubles: Common Repairs

Monday, February 20th, 2017

You can rely on your bathroom plumbing system for a lot of things. Without it, you wouldn’t be able to effectively take a shower or use the restroom with ease. Modern plumbing has made life incredibly convenient and it’s hard to imagine life without it.

A lot of us take our bathroom plumbing for granted, not thinking about the mechanics behind it or how effectively our plumbing systems supply us with fresh and clean water and dispose of wastewater to our city’s wastewater management company. You probably don’t think about your bathroom plumbing much at all, until of course something goes wrong.taming-toilet-troubles

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What Every Homeowner Should Know about Slab Leaks

Monday, February 6th, 2017

what-every-homeowner-should-know-about-slab-leaksThe city of Aurora works hard to ensure that residents understand everything they do to ensure a safe and healthy water system. You can rest assured that the quality of your water is sanitary and that your community supports water conservation efforts. When it comes to your plumbing, however, the responsibility falls on your shoulders. One of the most devastating plumbing emergencies you can run into—if not addressed right away—is a slab leak.

A slab leak is the industry term for a leak in one of the water lines that runs below the concrete flooring of your home. Unfortunately, because they are hidden from view, they are often very difficult for the average homeowner to detect. The right professional Aurora, CO slab leak services will be able to ensure whether or not that is a plumbing problem you’re suffering from. In the meantime though, it’s important to know on your own what to look, listen, or feel for.

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Gas Line Installation: What You Need to Know

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

gas-line-installationHave you been getting by with electrically powered HVAC units but are ready to make the switch to gas? Or perhaps you’re upgrading your heating system and need to extend your current gas lines. Whatever your reason for a new gas line installation, you’ve come to the right place!

There are a number of benefits to using natural gas-powered appliances in your home. It burns clean and gas appliances are appropriately designed for residential use. But in the wrong—inexperienced—hands, working with gas lines can be a hazardous job. To ensure the safety of your home, your family, and even your immediate neighbors, be sure to only trust licensed professionals for your Highlands Ranch, CO gas line installation.

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Has Your Sewer Line Been Breached?

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

If there’s any part of your plumbing system you probably don’t give very much thought too, it’s probably your sewer line. The sewer pipe of your system collects wastewater from the drains in your home, and transports it under your property and front yard to the municipal sewer pipe in the center of the street. Until it reaches that point, the sewer line is your responsibility.

This means that if a blockage or breach occurs, you’ll need the assistance of a professional plumber to get your plumbing system back in working condition. And because your sewer line is out of sigh, it can be hard to detect that there actually is a breach in time to call for quick plumbing repairs. There are, fortunately, indicators you can watch out for, which we’ve highlighted below.

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Watch Out for These Common Tankless Water Heater Troubles

Monday, December 26th, 2016

A tankless water heater is an excellent, energy saving alternative to the traditional storage tank water heater. And when well-maintained, it has the capacity to last for many, many years. However, no matter how well you take care of your system, it may run into a problem at some time or another. Fortunately, you have our team to handle any Aurora, CO tankless water heater repair needs that may come your way. In the meantime, we’ve offered an overview below of what could be troubling your system.

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Are You in Need of Toilet Repair?

Monday, 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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