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The Time to Tackle Late Season AC Repairs Is Now

September 4th, 2017

HVAC heating and air conditioning residential units or heat pumpsWe’re in the final stretch of the summer season, and that means that your air conditioning system has been putting in a lot of hard work for the past few months. With heat waves still plausible, your cooling system still potentially has a lot of work to do before you shut it off for the season. If you’d like to feel certain that you can live out the rest of our warmer weather in comfort, then it’s important to tackle late season air conditioning repair in Parker, CO now.

Of course, we can’t blame you for ignoring any signs of AC repair needs, if you don’t know what signs to look for to begin with. This is why we’ve put together a brief guide below to help you recognize some early warning signs of a struggling air conditioning system. When it comes to scheduling repairs, sooner is always better than later, so if you have some late season needs, now is the time to tackle them!

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Beware This Common Plumbing Threat: Tree Roots

August 21st, 2017

blocked drainage pipe caused by ingress of tree rootsUnderstandably, the idea of living without a reliable indoor plumbing system is incomprehensible for most modern homeowners. Each time you use a toilet, take a shower, run the dishwasher, or use the washing machine, you are depending on your plumbing system—to deliver the water that you need throughout the home to necessary fixtures and appliances, but also to drain the waste and wastewater away once the task at hand is complete.

Considering just how much you rely on your plumbing system, it should be pretty apparent just how disruptive any problem with this system can really be. One problem that a lot of homeowners fail to see coming is damage and operational issues cause by tree root invasion.

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Don’t Ignore AC Repair Needs This Late in the Game

August 7th, 2017

air conditioner in need of service or repairWe are slowly but surely approaching the official end of summer. This means that your Littleton, CO air conditioner has been put under a lot of stress so far—and it’s not over. Your cooling system still has a lot of work to do before the warmest time of the year has passed. If you’d like to living out the remainder of this summer in comfort, then it’s important that you not ignore any signs of trouble with your AC.

Of course, you can’t be blamed for ignoring any such indicators if you don’t know what to look for to begin with. This is why we’ve compiled a brief list below to help you recognize some early red flags that your cooling system is, in fact, struggling. When it comes to scheduling your repairs, it’s always best to do so ASAP.

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What Causes Slab Leaks, and Why Does It Matter?

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

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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Strange AC Noises and What They Mean

June 26th, 2017

strange-ac-noises-meanIt’s that time of year again—the time where air conditioners are put on full-blast for most of the daylight hours in order for homeowners to keep their households cool and comfortable. More use, however, means more strain on the system, which equates to more of an opportunity for a system breakdown. It’s important to be aware of when you might need air conditioning repairs in Highlands Ranch, CO.

One of the easiest warning signs to identify whether you do in fact need air conditioning repairs or not, is the presence of strange or unfamiliar noises while your air conditioner is operating. If your air conditioner does in fact make odd sounds, then keep reading to find out what they may mean.

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Three Ways to Upgrade Your Plumbing System

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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The Role of an Anode Rod in Protecting Your Water Heater

May 29th, 2017

anode-rod-protecting-water-heaterIf someone were to ask you what the most important appliance in your home is, how would you answer? Many homeowners would go with their water heaters—this is a true workhorse in your home, providing you with the hot water needed to shower, wash dishes, do laundry, and much more. And if you’re using the traditional storage tank water heater to do all this, then you depend a lot on a component you may not even be aware of—the anode rod.

The anode rod present in your tank water heater is likely not something you’ve heard of before, but it provides an essential function in protecting your tank water heater from harm. It doesn’t last forever, though, so it’s important that you know what condition yours is in, and whether you should call for Littleton, CO water heater services soon.

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Is Your Air Conditioner Ready for the Cooling Season?

May 15th, 2017

air-conditioner-cooling-season-readyOur region isn’t exactly known for soaring summer temperatures, but that doesn’t mean that our weather can’t get sweltering enough some weeks to warrant the use of a fully functional air conditioning system. In fact, it won’t be too long now before you’ll need a reliable cooling system to keep your home bearable. And when you start using it on a daily basis, you’ll increase the stress on the system, which means a greater chance for problems to occur.

If you want to ensure that your cooling system is in the best shape possible for summer, you should schedule Lakewood, CO air conditioning maintenance within the next few weeks. This will give you the peace of mind that your AC system is ready for the impending weather.

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What You Need to Know about the Refrigerant Phase-Out

May 1st, 2017

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One of the most common misconceptions that homeowners have about their air conditioners is that refrigerant, commonly referred to as Freon, needs to be refilled (recharged) on a regular basis. The contrary is actually true—your refrigerant should ideally never need to be recharged, as your cooling system is supplied with enough during installation to last its entire lifespan.

Another very important thing to know about your system’s refrigerant is that if you are utilizing an older AC system with R-22 in it, then your refrigerant is about to be fully phased out, due to the harmful effects that it has on the environment. Fortunately, however, if it is time to replace your cooling system then you needn’t look too far for quality AC replacement services!

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