Aurora Plumbing Company Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Arvada’

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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What to Do If You Suspect a Leak

Monday, October 15th, 2018

white-pipe-leakingThe plumbing system of your home was designed to last many years. But over the decades, corrosion will occur and other problems can cause your plumbing in Arvada, CO to degrade, leading to a leak. This is particularly true in communities that suffer from hard water. This is water with a large buildup of minerals, and can be pretty harsh on household plumbing systems.

The problem with this is that most of the plumbing in modern homes is behind walls or in crawlspaces, where a leak can go unnoticed for weeks, or longer in some cases! It’s pretty disconcerting when the first sign of a leak you notice is water quickly gushing out onto your kitchen floor. The good news is, there are subtle signs you can watch out for before it gets to this point.

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Don’t Ignore These Signs of Plumbing Repair Needs

Monday, November 13th, 2017

brown pipe with pinhole leakPlumbing problems aren’t always the easiest thing to detect. In fact, they rarely are, especially without the right equipment and professional plumbing experience. Most of your plumbing system is hidden from view, and the problems that typically afflict it are subtle to start with. This is part of the reason we recommend that you have preventive maintenance scheduled on a routine basis (once a year).

However, you should also do what you can to familiarize yourself with the warning signs that your plumbing system is having some sort of problem. On the rare chance that a problem does occur between maintenance appointments, you can hopefully detect it quickly and arrange for repairs from a professional plumber in Arvada, CO, by keeping an eye out for these signs.

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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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What You Need to Know about the Refrigerant Phase-Out

Monday, 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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The Importance of Professional Duct Installation

Monday, June 6th, 2016

If your heating or cooling system begins to perform poorly, your natural assumption may be that the system itself needs repair, or even replacement. However, the reason your systems are running so inefficiently could actually be due to the air ducts.

Poor duct sealing is actually a fairly common issue in the HVAC industry. This is due partly because individuals who lack HVAC experience install their own air ducts during home construction, or hire an unlicensed professional to do so. Air pressure in the ducts over time can also cause ductwork to develop cracks and holes, but professional duct installation will reduce this risk.

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Is Your Sprinkler System Ready for Spring?

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Spring has sprung! Among ensuring your air conditioner is ready for warmer temperatures, getting spring cleaning out of the way, and that you’ve prepared for the allergy season with the right indoor air quality products, your sprinkler system is probably the last thing on your mind. However, since your plumbing system is such a large part of a fully functioning home, it’s important to ensure that your home’s irrigation system is ready to perform. Aside from scheduling plumbing maintenance on a regular basis, what more can you do before starting it up for the first time this spring?

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What to Look for When Replacing an Air Conditioner

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

When your older air conditioner finally bites the dust, you’re faced with a lot of decisions. First, you have to find a reputable company to remove the older system and help you find a suitable replacement. Then, you have to weed through the various brands, sizes and details of the available systems for your area. The best way to decide is to work with an HVAC professional, but we have a couple of suggestions of what to look out for.

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