Aurora Plumbing Company Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Lakewood’

What Condition Is Your Water Heater Anode Rod in?

Monday, April 15th, 2019

technician-servicing-water-heaterYou don’t need to know much about science to understand that when water meets metal, there’s a danger of corrosion starting. Corrosion is the term given to the chemical reaction between water and metal in the presence of oxygen. The damage from it causes the destruction of the metal.

There’s one appliance in your home that is particularly in danger of this chemical reaction—your tank water heater. This huge metal appliance stores and circulates water, and yet, it never rusts. How is that possible? Well actually, corrosion is very rare for water heaters, due in large part to your anode rod.

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Tree Roots and your Plumbing System

Monday, August 20th, 2018

Split-drainage-pipe-caused-by-ingress-of-tree-rootsEver wonder why your home’s sewer line is buried underneath your yard? Well first off, we’d like to think you find it more aesthetically pleasing than being anywhere else. However there’s more to it than simply being attractive. This setup is also for safety and functionality. But unfortunately, this often leads to the “out of sight, out of mind” mentality, making the sewer line susceptible to problems like tree roots seeking out a water source.

Tree roots are actually a more common cause of sewer line damage and clogs than people may realize, and require a professionally trained and experienced Lakewood, CO plumber to resolve. As you can probably guess, tree roots crave water. Therefore, even the smallest leak in your sewer line can attract them. Tree roots are not the only threat to your sewer pipe, however they are certainly important to be aware of.

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What Prevents a Water Heater from Rusting?

Monday, February 5th, 2018

Pipes of a water heating systemIf we were to ask you what the most important appliance in your home was, what would your answer be? Most homeowners would say their water heater. After all, the water heater in your home is responsible for a lot. It provides you with the hot water you need to shower, wash dishes, do the laundry, and much more. And if you have a tank water heater you have one more important component to think about—the anode rod.

“Anode rod” isn’t particularly a term most are familiar with, which is understandable. However, if you have a storage tank water heater, we encourage you to become familiar with it. The anode rod plays an essential role in protecting your tank water heater from harm—namely rust and subsequent corrosion. Of course, if this does occur, you can contact our Lakewood, CO plumbing experts for water heater replacement, but we’d like to help you avoid this premature need.

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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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Is Your Air Conditioner Ready for the Cooling Season?

Monday, 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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Signs of Furnace Trouble

Monday, January 9th, 2017

If you invest in routine heating maintenance for your furnace each year, then it has the potential to last many years. However, no matter how well you take care of your system, there will eventually come a time that it needs to be replaced. It’s best to know the signs that the time has come before it actually happens.

Weather is certainly getting chillier now, but waiting even longer to replace a furnace could mean getting stuck in the coldest part of the year without a functioning heater, which nobody wants! Keep reading for some of the signs that you do in fact need a new furnace.

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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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3 Steps to Ensuring Your Heater is Ready for Winter

Monday, September 26th, 2016

It’s taken awhile to get there, but we are finally feeling some cooler temperatures. While it may not be time quite yet to shut off our AC systems for the season, it is certainly time to start thinking about heater maintenance. A prematurely failed heating system is no less convenient than any other broken down appliance or system in your home.

In fact, it can be even worse, considering you could be stuck in the dead of winter with no form of heat. The number one way to ensure that this does not happen is by scheduling heating system maintenance. But what happens during this service appointment? Keep reading to learn what 3 steps our technicians take to prepare your system for the coming season.

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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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Avoid These Common Kitchen Remodel Plumbing Mistakes

Monday, August 15th, 2016

When people choose to start remodeling or upgrading their home, the kitchen is often the first room they choose to do so. You’ll have a lot of factors to consider for this remodel: flooring, cabinetry, colors… and perhaps most importantly, your plumbing fixtures.

Plumbing remodeling can be a rather arduous task for someone who is inexperienced at this type of job. Fortunately, our team is highly trained and licensed to do this type of work and will be happy to assist you with whatever your needs are. Keep reading to learn about some of the most common kitchen remodeling mistakes that people make when they choose to forgo a professional plumber.

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