Aurora Plumbing Company Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Parker’

What to Know about Bathroom Plumbing in a Remodel

Monday, March 29th, 2021

woman-turning-on-shower-headSo you’ve decided to remodel your bathroom. Well, then you’ve stumbled across the right blog post! We’d be happy to help you design the bathroom of your dreams. Whether you’re looking for more functionality or you want to move around the room with more ease and need more space to do so, we’re your team!

Bathroom remodels are very common plumbing jobs for us, but they are definitely one of those jobs that requires a professional touch. The reason we say this, is because many well-intentioned DIY-enthused homeowners have tried to do these jobs on their own, only to run into trouble, where they need a professional to fix anyway.

There are a lot of factors to consider with a job of this scope! Read on as we uncover what these factors are.

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4 Ways to Tell if You Have a Plumbing Leak

Monday, January 4th, 2021

pipe-with-blue-cloth-tied-on-itWhile we won’t say that plumbing leaks are impossible to accurately find without professional equipment, we will say that most plumbing leaks are impossible to accurately find without professional equipment, as well as extensive experience. The thing is, most of your plumbing system is hidden from view—behind drywall, under sinks, and perhaps running beneath the foundation of your home. So, the problems that afflict your plumbing system can be hard for the layperson to spot.

This is among one of the top reasons we recommend that our customers schedule annual plumbing maintenance—so we can check on your entire system using tools like video camera inspection. Leaks can happen between maintenance sessions, however, and when that happens you need to know about it quickly so you can call and have the leak repaired before it turns into a huge disaster.

So, if it’s hard to find a plumbing leak on your own, how can you begin to tell if you have one? We have 4 methods.

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What Happens During Heating Maintenance?

Monday, December 7th, 2020

tech-working-on-furnaceIf you have been a follower of our blog for long, then you already know what we think of HVAC maintenance—it’s important! After all, maintenance tune-ups are the only way to ensure that your heater or air conditioner runs as effectively and efficiently as it can, for as long as it can. However, it’s one thing to be told you need routine HVAC maintenance, and another to understand why. Fortunately, we are here to clear that up.

Before winter officially gets here and you start using your heater on a daily basis, we do want to alert you to some basic DIY maintenance tasks that homeowners can and should be doing on their own. One of these tasks is to change out the air filter as needed. The standard HVAC system air filter isn’t there to protect your indoor air quality, but rather the system itself. If the air filters get too clogged up, they restrict airflow and cause a number of issues.

Depending on the type of air filters you have in place, you should be swapping yours out for a clean one every 1-3 months. During this time it’s also a good idea to clear away any debris and clutter from around the outdoor or indoor unit of your heater. Doing so will ensure there’s nothing to block airflow and efficacy.

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Is It Time for a Furnace Tune-Up?

Monday, September 14th, 2020

Temperatures are pretty variable around here, but the end of summer is going to be here soon and you’ll be needing your heater on a pretty regular basis. That makes right now the perfect time to schedule your furnace maintenance for the season.

Keep reading as we uncover answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about furnace tune-ups and information on why maintenance is so vital. 

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Have a Bathroom Remodel Planned? Consider This!

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

beautifully-designed-bathroomIf you’re reading this blog post, then chances are your bathroom doesn’t quite look the way you want it to. Either that, or it is not as functional as it could be. For instance, maybe components are too tightly packed in, or you never use your bathtub so you want to make more room by eliminating it and putting in a shower that takes up less space.

Depending on your specific goals, a bathroom remodel can be a great investment! After all, other than the kitchen, the bathrooms are typically the most used rooms in the home.

For a job of this caliber, it will benefit you to work closely with a qualified plumber. Why’s that? Because planning and preparation make a world of difference in the results you’ll accomplish from the remodeling job. Besides, there might be facts you haven’t even considered yet that can greatly improve results.

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Furnace Noises: What’s Abnormal?

Monday, January 6th, 2020

woman-covering-her-earsWhen it’s wintertime in the greater Aurora area, homeowners want fully functioning and efficient heaters in their homes. But in order to make sure this is the case, it’s vital that you properly care for said system. Given how much use your furnace will get this season, it’s important to keep in mind the issues that can crop up.

Maybe last year you heard a faint rattling or humming noise that didn’t seem to bother you, but it got louder this year and you’re wondering if you should call in a pro. To be on the safe side, we’re going to go ahead and say, yes! You should.

Now, no furnace is completely silent. There are some sounds you can expect—like the flexing of your ductwork as it adjusts with the temperature fluctuations, or the rumble of the motor—even the whoosh of air coming through your vents. But if you hear any of the following noises, you should know that they are abnormal:

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The Power of Professional Drain Cleaning

Monday, December 9th, 2019

drainpipe-illustrationWhen you have a clogged drain, it’s easy to look for a quick fix. And in some cases, quick fixes work. For instance, if you have a superficial clog in a kitchen sink drain or a bathroom toilet, you may be able to relieve it with a plunger.

Or, you might reach for a bottle of chemical drain cleaner you bought at the store and—wait! Don’t do this!

Please, allow us to explain—the caustic drain cleaning liquids you can find at the hardware store could do more harm than good to your plumbing system, and we would never advise that you try to use them, even if they do temporarily relieve your drain clog. For thorough drain clog removal that will leave it less likely that buildup will occur again in the future, you need professional drain cleaning.

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No, Your AC System Shouldn’t Be Losing Refrigerant

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

refrigerant-line-behind-ac-unitThis is a fairly common air conditioning myth among homeowners—that the refrigerant in the system “runs out” like gasoline does from a car. Unfortunately, dishonest or well-meaning but ill-informed amateurs have contributed to this myth. They may have told you that refrigerant needs to be “topped off” every now and then, like during your maintenance session.

We understand why you might believe this misconception, too. Refrigerant seems like a “fuel” for your air conditioner, right? Well not quite—it is what enables the cooling process, but it recycles continuously throughout the system rather than depleting like gasoline from a car. In other words, your air conditioner should never lose refrigerant—and if it is, it means you have a leak that needs repair.

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Can Drain Cleaning Prevent Plumbing Problems?

Monday, January 7th, 2019

Clogged drain pipes Smaller pipes. Originally shot for a copper pipe replacing company, but never used. These clogged pipes came out of an old apartment building that was having water drainage issues.Simply put, yes. Routine drain cleaning can help you avoid stubborn clogs and damaging blockages within your entire plumbing system, ensuring that you can hold off on emergency services for a long while.

Before you read that and go rushing to the store for some store-bought solution, however, consider this—store-bought drain cleaners are chemical based, and those chemicals are caustic! That means they may temporarily relieve a clog or backup, but they also eat through your pipes leading to corrosion and early repiping needs.

The best thing you can do to prevent plumbing problems, and to clean your drains whether it’s a necessity now or a preventive measure, is contact a professional plumber in Parker, CO! In the meantime, we’ve gone into more detail below on why you may need drain cleaning and how it can prevent further problems. Read on!

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Don’t Ignore Late Season AC Repairs

Monday, August 6th, 2018

air-conditioner-being-repaired-by-technicianOur temperatures are on a bit of a roller coast ride right now, with summer weather fading but still granting us with a heat wave here and there. As such, your air conditioning system probably still requires use for at least another month. As you look forward to shutting it off for the season, though, it’s important that you not neglect any Parker, CO HVAC services that you may need.

This is particularly true when it comes to repairs. Air conditioner repairs should always be done ASAP, regardless of how many more weeks you’re going to use it this summer. We’ve explained why this is the case, below.

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