Aurora Plumbing Company Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Plumber’

How Are You Preventing Frozen Pipes This Year?

Monday, September 16th, 2019

frozen-pipeGiven the very warm summer we’ve had so far this year, it’s hard to imagine frozen anything let alone frozen pipes. Still though, this is a very common occurrence during the wintertime, especially in our surrounding communities. Frozen pipes can create a good deal of damage if they’re not dealt with properly. After all, as water in the pipes freeze, it expands and puts pressure on the walls of the pipe—eventually leading to a pipe rupture.

As you might imagine, this is a costly and inconvenient problem. So to protect your pipes from freezing like this, we’ve shared a few steps below that you can take. Keep reading to learn more, and be sure to contact our team if you do end up with damaged plumbing or need help preventing damage.

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Don’t Ignore That Ominous Dripping Sound

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

pipe-with-blue-cloth-tied-on-itYou know the sound—that slow but steady drip-drip-drip right after you’ve gone to bed and the house is quiet. Maybe you can turn over and block out the sound with your pillow until you fall asleep—this time. But what about tomorrow? And the next day?

First off, even if a small drip or leak like this isn’t driving you nuts just from listening to it, it is having an impact on your water use and subsequent bills. You can actually lose gallons of water each year due to small leaks in your plumbing system, even a dripping faucet.

Because so much of your plumbing system is hidden from sight, and since leaks can develop anywhere, not just your faucets, it’s essential that you learn how to spot the signs you have a leak, which we’ve covered below. And once you do spot them, the next best step is to call our plumbing pros so we can accurately locate and repair the leak, restoring full functionality to your plumbing system.

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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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5 Tips for Bathroom Plumbing Remodels

Monday, April 1st, 2019

beautiful-bathroomWhen you’re planning a remodel in your home, most people assume it’s the kitchen, maybe one of the bedrooms, or perhaps you’re adding on a guest room. Well, the bathroom deserves some love too! There are a lot of great remodeling ideas out there that can make your bathrooms not only more aesthetically pleasing, but more functional and efficient too. After all, with all the utilities you pay, shouldn’t your water bill be one of the most minor?

Now, when you get started on a bathroom remodel, it’s important that you work with an expert. Since most, if not all, bathroom remodels deal with the plumbing system, you’ll want an experienced plumber on your side. Fortunately, you needn’t look very far for one. Give us a call when you’re ready to get started. In the meantime, read on for 5 great additions to consider for your bathroom remodel.

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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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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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As the Holiday Season Approaches, Beware These Plumbing Woes

Monday, October 29th, 2018

washing-lettuce-in-kitchen-sinkIt may seem odd that we’re already talking about the holidays. After all, we aren’t even to Halloween yet! However, if you celebrate and plan on hosting any get-togethers or parties in your home this holiday season, then the following tips are for you.

We’d like to help you avoid any major problems with your home—particularly, your plumbing—this holiday season. After all, is there a worse time of year to deal with a plumbing emergency? Well okay, plumbing problems are never convenient or fun, but it’s compounded by this hectic time of the year, for sure! If you do run into one of these issues, be sure to only trust a professional plumber in Westminster, CO to inspect or repair your plumbing system.

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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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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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Plumbing Tips: Did Your Pipes Freeze This Winter?

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Icicles hanging from a brown pipe. Frozen water and metal surface, winter time concept. selective focus shallow depth of field photoHere’s a fairly common winter plumbing problem that homeowners in our area deal with—frozen pipes. We hope that you took some preventive measures to avoid this problem before winter began. For instance, the pipes most vulnerable to freezing are the ones located outside, naturally. So one preventive measure you could have taken was to open any outdoor faucets used for sprinklers or hoses, turning off all water flow to those points. Leaving the faucets open helps water drain from them, preventing the water from freezing and damaging the plumbing.

Of course, there are other pipes in your home that are vulnerable to freezing but have to remain in use throughout the winter—like pipes under your sinks, in crawl spaces, or even in basements. To thoroughly protect these pipes, we recommend insulating them using sleeves you can buy at any hardware store, or even using towels.

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