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

Bathroom Drain Clogs: Why Store-Bought Drain Cleaner Is Not Enough

Monday, December 12th, 2016

One of the most common service calls we receive is in regard to drain clogs. It’s rare that the average homeowner can go throughout the life of their home without having to deal with this problem at least once. In the best case scenarios, it will only take a plunger to relieve the clog. When a plunger doesn’t do the trick, however, you need something a little stronger.

Of course, you may be tempted to go to a hardware store and buy some chemical drain cleaner off the shelf. And true, this may provide you with a temporary solution to your problem. But that’s the thing—the solution will only be temporary. Keep reading to learn what causes clogs and why store bought cleaners just aren’t enough.

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Are You Experiencing a Slab Leak?

Monday, December 5th, 2016

One of the most disconcerting things about a slab leak is the fact that when one occurs, the average homeowner usually doesn’t realize it until the worst of the damage is done. This does not have to be the case, however.

While there isn’t a lot you can do to prevent a slab leak—aside from having your pipes inspected or rerouting pipes behind your walls instead of under your floor—there are signs you can watch out for that one has occurred.

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How Does Water Leak Detection Work?

Monday, November 14th, 2016

In theory, locating a leaking pipe should be easy, right? However, unless your leak is coming from a clearly visible pipe—which is rare—plumbing leaks can be almost impossible to find for the untrained eye. Fortunately for you, our professional plumbers have the right equipment and training to detect any type of leak.

Water leak detection is one of the most important services we offer—not only do we help find leaks, we also identify the best way to access them and take care of the repair work with the least amount of disruption to building material. Brining in plumbers with state-of-the-art technology and training to use it is the best way to avoid repairs that require tearing up floors, walls, or ceilings.

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Don’t Let These Garbage Disposal Troubles Plague Your Plumbing

Monday, October 31st, 2016

How often do you think about your kitchen’s garbage disposal? Chances are that, unless something has recently gone wrong with yours, your answer is going to be, “never.” Garbage disposals provide a lot of convenience to modern homes, however, when it experiences problems you may find yourself with an inoperable kitchen and a huge mess on your hands.

Our professionals do perform superior garbage disposal repairs and replacements, but we understand that in the ideal situation, you’d like to avoid a sink disposal catastrophe altogether. Read on to discover how you can reduce your garbage disposal damage risks.

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How Can You Prevent Frozen Pipes This Winter?

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Discussing frozen pipes during this fickle weather period may seem silly; however, there’s no denying that winter is on its way. When it does hit, you certainly don’t want to be surprised by a plumbing emergency brought on by frozen pipes.

Frozen and burst pipes are among the most popular emergency plumbing calls that we receive during the winter season. We’re happy to conduct prompt repairs when needed, but we understand it’s much more convenient to prevent this problem from occurring at all in the first place. So what can you do now to avoid this issue?

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Is Your Sink Disposal Unit in Trouble?

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Garbage disposal systems are among one of the most used—and taken for granted—appliances in the average American kitchen. Not many homeowners give much thought to this system—that is, until they stop working. Unfortunately, when yours does fail, it will likely be when you need it the most, such as during a big Thanksgiving meal or during some other large meal.

The best way to prevent sink disposal unit breakdowns is by avoiding putting anything down the drain that could have a negative impact on it, such as fibrous foods like celery, egg shells, and even potato skins. Another method to preventing garbage disposal breakdowns is to know the signs that trouble is brewing.

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Are You in Need of New Bathroom Plumbing?

Monday, October 10th, 2016

It goes without saying that as a homeowner, there will eventually come a time that you will have to invest in bathroom plumbing repairs. As one of the most frequently used sections of your plumbing system, the bathroom puts your pipes through a lot of work, making them susceptible to clogs, leaks and more. But how do you know when you’re in need of repairs? Keep reading to discover the answer to that question.

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Why You Should Make a Kohler Low-Flow Toilet Your Next Plumbing Installation

Monday, September 19th, 2016

All around the country, homeowners are looking for ways to conserve water. This is not only good for the environment but can significantly impact your utility bills as well. One way to achieve this is to have high-efficiency plumbing systems installed. One of the most common fixtures water-conscious homeowners are having put in their homes is Kohler® low-flow toilets.

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Are Your Pipes Banging When You Turn Off Your Faucet?

Monday, September 12th, 2016

This is actually one of the most common questions that professional plumbers get. Homeowners sometimes find that when they turn off their faucets—particularly if they turn them off quickly—that they hear a sound reminiscent of creaking, whistling, or banging. Even if you’ve only discovered this once, you are right to pay close attention to it, and you’ve found the right company to address it with. Banging pipes can be detrimental to your entire plumbing system if ignored.

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Is Your Plumbing System Ready for the End of Summer?

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Your plumbing system is no different during this type of year than it is any other. However, it’s safe to assume that with an increase in get-togethers and other summer festivities, your plumbing system has likely gotten quite the workout.

As such, you’ll want to make sure it’s ready for the end of summer and subsequently ready for the coming months. Below we’ve shared some end of summer plumbing maintenance tips to keep your system in great shape.  

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