Aurora Plumbing Company Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Littleton’

Getting the Most from Your Furnace at the End of Winter

Monday, March 18th, 2019

technician-working-on-furnaceThe official start of spring is just a short ways away, but that doesn’t mean we’re done dealing with winter temperatures here in the Littleton area. And while you might not be using your heating system as frequently now as you have in previous months, chances are you’d still like to use it as efficiently as possible when you do need it, throughout the remainder of the heating season.

The good news is, there are quite a few things you can do to boost the efficiency of your heater and save more money, that will cost little to nothing to implement, especially when you consider the costs of running your heating system. Here are some things you can try:

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How Does a Water Heater Keep from Rusting?

Monday, February 4th, 2019

storage-tank-water-heaterIt’s likely that you already understand, when water meets metal, there’s a high chance of corrosion occurring. Corrosion is the term used to describe the chemical reaction between water and metal in the presence of oxygen. This type of damage can quickly ruin many types of appliances and equipment as it weakens the metal and that metal starts to rust and break away.

So what about your home’s water heater? It is, after all, primarily made of metal, and it stores and circulates water. So why doesn’t it start rusting? Well, corrosion is rare in water heaters, and usually only starts late in the system’s life, if not for the following protective measures inherent with the system setup.

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Is Your Furnace Going Bump in the Night?

Monday, January 21st, 2019

Shocked and surprisedThis is one of a few noises you should never hear coming from your heating system. In fact, anything that’s outside the norm of your system’s regular operation should alarm you. Of course, some noises are indicative of a less serious problem, but others can signal something that needs prompt furnace repair in Littleton, CO.

Avoiding repair can leave you with a broken down heater. Or worse, it can leave you with some sort of hazard in your home due to a malfunctioning heater—particularly if you have a gas-powered furnace. Keep reading for some of the noises we get called for, and what they might mean.

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Need New Gas Lines? Call a Plumbing Pro!

Monday, November 26th, 2018

Three natural gas burners with bright blue flames inside an operating gas furnace.When you think of professional plumbing services, chances are you don’t think about your gas lines. After all, a plumber in Littleton, CO is someone who works with pipes that carry water and sewage right? They install and repair faucets, sinks, garbage disposal systems, and sewer lines, right? Yes, that is true, but natural gas piping is another very important part of the services that many professional plumbers provide, so long as they are licensed to do such work!

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Are You Experiencing This Dangerous Leak?

Monday, November 12th, 2018

remodeled-kitchenWhen we say dangerous, we don’t mean that this leak we’re about to discuss is harmful to your health, but rather harmful to the health of your property (and on that note, the water damage it can inflict could actually lead to mold and mildew growth that can affect your health, too).

We’re talking about slab leaks.

Why exactly are these leaks so formidable? After all, a leak is a leak, right? Well, we’ll be exploring that below, as well as some tips on how to spot the signs that you have a slab leak, so you can take immediate action if and when you encounter one. Never hesitate to contact us for professional plumbing in Littleton, CO, even if you just need an inspection to rule out a leak.

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Is It Too Early to Think about Frozen Pipes?

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

icicles-hanging-from-pipesIt may be too early to worry about them, but it’s certainly not too early to begin planning for, and thereby taking steps toward preventing, frozen pipes. After all, if you’ve lived in our area for even just a year, you know that winters can be pretty harsh on your home.

The thing is, frozen pipes can result in a great deal of damage if not properly managed. As water in the pipes freeze, it expands and puts pressure on the walls of the pipes, which leads to leaks or even bursts. If you want to protect your plumbing from this fairly common fall and winter time problem, though, there are some pretty easy steps you can take, which we’ve delved into below. If you have any issues or questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to a professional plumber in Littleton, CO, such as any member of our team!

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How to Find a Hidden Plumbing Leak

Monday, July 9th, 2018

water-leakLeaks are probably among the most insidious enemies to your plumbing system, and therefore, your home. What is it about leaks that are so terrible? Well, there are a few reasons they are so ominous. First off, even those leaks that you might call relatively “minor,” such as a dripping faucet, can actually waste gallons of water over time. They trick you into thinking they aren’t a big deal, but the costs of wasted water will eventually add up.

And then there are bigger leaks—ones that can waste a lot of water and do extensive damage to your property. These types of leaks often develop behind walls or beneath flooring (and subsequently above ceilings) and can do a considerable amount of damage before you even notice one. Since so much of your plumbing is hidden, and because leaks can form literally anywhere along your pipes, it’s essential that you know how to spot them. Once you do locate (or suspect) a leak, you’ll want to call for professional plumbing in Littleton, CO. So, how do you know when you’re plumbing system has sprung a leak?

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The Anode Rod: A Mysterious but Necessary Water Heater Component

Monday, May 28th, 2018

water heater tankOne of the most important plumbing components in your home is one that you likely don’t think about very often—your water heater. This system provides safe, hot water for cooking, cleaning, bathing, and more. Most water heaters do their jobs reliably and quietly, but when problems do crop up they can do so without you noticing. And by the time you notice something is amiss, the problem can progress to the point that your water heater will need replacement.

This is why maintenance is so important. And there is one part of professional water heater maintenance that is especially vital to the functionality of your water heater—checking the anode rod. Not very many people know about this component. It prevents rust in your water heater’s tank, and to do so effectively it needs to be replaced every two to three years by professional Littleton, CO plumbers. Otherwise, your water heater can absolutely require premature replacement.

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Don’t Ignore These End-of-Season Heating System Needs

Monday, February 19th, 2018

HVAC return ventTemperatures around here are still cool enough for at least the next few weeks to still be using our heaters on a fairly consistent basis. But with springtime just around the corner, it’s easy to ignore heating repairs, right? Unfortunately, you could be doing a major disservice to your Littleton, CO HVAC and your comfort by ignoring end-of-season heating system needs!

However, how do you know when you have heating system needs? Are there any major red flags, aside from system shut down, that indicate your heater needs a repair? Some symptoms are more subtle than others for sure, but yes, there are signs you can watch for. What are they?

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How to Adequately Clean Your Drains to Prevent Further Problems

Monday, January 8th, 2018

drain with water flowing down itThere probably isn’t a homeowner around that has had to deal with a drain clog at some time or another, even if it was minor. But clogs are one of those things that many people deal with incorrectly. In the average home, when a drain clog develops, someone reaches for some type of store-bought drain cleaning solution.

This is actually the worst way to deal with drain clogs, as surprising as that may seem. Store-bought solutions have a number of side effects that are damaging to your plumbing system, with completely defeats the purpose, right? So what should you do when you have a drain clog?

Call a professional plumber in Littleton, CO.

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