Aurora Plumbing Company Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Littleton’

Are Your Pipes Banging When You Turn Off Your Faucet?

Monday, September 12th, 2016

This is actually one of the most common questions that professional plumbers get. Homeowners sometimes find that when they turn off their faucets—particularly if they turn them off quickly—that they hear a sound reminiscent of creaking, whistling, or banging. Even if you’ve only discovered this once, you are right to pay close attention to it, and you’ve found the right company to address it with. Banging pipes can be detrimental to your entire plumbing system if ignored.

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Should You Attempt a Bathroom Plumbing Remodel on Your Own?

Monday, August 8th, 2016

When it comes to partaking in a remodeling job to either increase the value of your home or even just to update it for your own enjoyment, one of the leading projects chosen is a bathroom remodel. Many homeowners choose to go the do-it-yourself route in order to save money. However, it’s important that you hire a professional plumber who has been specially trained for this kind of work.

One very important factor to keep in mind is that a remodeling project typically takes a lot more time, patience, and proper training than you may realize. As such, it isn’t a job that should be rushed through. Keep reading to learn why professional bathroom plumbing remodeling is a must.

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Your Water Heater is Going to Fail: 3 Signs Your Tankless System Needs Repair

Monday, July 4th, 2016

A tankless water heater is an excellent choice when it comes to homes throughout Colorado. When it comes to efficiency and effectiveness, it’s a superior option to storage tank water heaters; particularly if when you are away from your home for an extended period of time (such as in the case of vacation homes).

Additionally, tankless models warm your water instantly. You don’t have to worry about running out of hot water at any time. What’s more, it saves a good deal of energy which results in lower utility bills for you. The benefits of a tankless system are immeasurable, however this doesn’t mean it is immune to problems.

And the faster you spot and repair small issues, the less likely your tankless water heater will fail on you when you need it the most. Keep reading for 3 signs that it’s probably time for you to call for tankless water heater repairs.

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How Does the Anode Rod Protect Your Water Heater?

Monday, May 30th, 2016

With the amount of water that passes through your water heater from month to month, over the years, it’s no wonder that rust is something you’d have to contend with. Traditional tank water heaters deal with water on a consistent basis from the time they are installed, onward. But why do you never notice rust?

The reason that your water heater tank is so rust resistant is because of a component called the anode rod. Below, we’ve gone into some detail about what the anode rod is, in addition to the advantages it offers.

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The Role and Importance of Your AC Condenser Unit

Monday, April 25th, 2016

The outdoor unit of your air conditioner is probably not something you think about a whole lot. However, your outside air conditioner—called the condenser unit—plays a very important role. The inside part of your AC system is tasked with absorbing heat from your home’s air, while your condenser unit has the responsibility of releasing that heat to the air outside. Therefore, without your condenser, the warm air from your home would have nowhere to go. This heat exchange process is made possible by a few vital components.

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What Can You Do When Your Garbage Disposal Stops Working?

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Your garbage disposal is a vital component of your kitchen. Not only are disposal problems inconvenient, they can be messy and expensive as well. If your garbage disposal has stopped working, it could be for a few different reasons. It either wasn’t installed correctly to begin with or the wrong items were put down the drain. So what can you do about it?

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Is It Time to Replace Your Heating System?

Monday, February 15th, 2016

When an older heater finally breaks down, you have to spend a lot of time searching around for the perfect replacement, waiting for the heater to be installed, and allowing your technicians to do a quality inspection and performance test. We recommend that you replace your heating system before it breaks down, so that you won’t have to deal with the possibility of a sudden breakdown.

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Upgrade Your Water Heater and Save Money

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Not sure if you’re ready to replace your older water heater just yet? Consider this: water heaters take up about 15% of your energy bill. And when you have an older tank-style unit, the components may be so worn down that your water heater uses even more energy to keep your water hot throughout the day.

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Is Your Toilet Wasting Water? How to Detect a Hidden Leak

Monday, December 7th, 2015

At APC Plumbing & Heating, we care about the environment, which is why we want to do our part to help you identify water waste in your plumbing system. Plumbing leaks are not always obvious, and you won’t necessarily be able to see them. While burst pipes or drips underneath the sink may be apparent, some leaks go unnoticed for years.

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What to Do When a Pipe Bursts in Your Home

Monday, October 26th, 2015

It’s one of the most disastrous events that can happen to your home plumbing system. A pipe bursts, and water begins flooding your home, and fast. Do you know how to react? Be prepared by following our tips for what to do when you experience a burst pipe in your home.

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