Aurora Plumbing Company Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Littleton’

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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Common Reasons for Furnace Repairs

Monday, October 30th, 2017

male technician working on furnaceThere are few HVAC concerns that warrant more urgency than a furnace that won’t work in the middle of a chilly winter day. Given where we live, this is even more disconcerting. We all can appreciate how vital to our comfort a fully functional heating system is.

Of course, the best way to prevent furnace repairs in Littleton, CO is by investing in routine heating maintenance. But even with this essential service, you may find yourself facing repairs. Two of the most common reasons we get called out for furnace repairs is due to a system that won’t start, or one that won’t stop running. We’re here to resolve the issue, but what causes it to begin with?

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Why You Should Only Trust a Pro for your Plumbing Problems

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Handsome Young Plumber Writing On Clipboard With Pen In Kitchen RoomThere are very specific standards by which professional Littleton, CO plumbers work. These standards are put in place to make sure that your plumbing system works as efficiently as possible for as long as possible, and does so safely. When you find yourself in need of professional plumbing services in the area, then you needn’t look any further than APC—but we want to tell you why it’s so important to trust only in an experienced professional.

In addition to safety and liability guarantees that you can only get from a professional licensed plumbing company, hiring pros for the job also benefits you in the following ways:

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

Monday, 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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