Aurora Plumbing Company Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Plumbing’

Bathroom Plumbing Upgrades to Consider This Summer

Monday, July 8th, 2019

beautiful-kitchen-designsWhen someone says they’re doing a remodel in their home, the bathroom probably isn’t the first place your mind goes to, but the right bathroom remodel can do a lot to improve not only the aesthetics of your home, but its functionality, too! Any type of remodel can improve a home’s value, plus a refurbishing a bathroom can make the space easier to move around in and use.

It’s important, however, that if you plan on undertaking a bathroom remodel, that you work with a plumbing expert with experience in these types of jobs. A professional plumber will help you come up with the best idea for a retrofit, and help you decide what to prioritize. So, give our team a call! In the meantime, we’ve shared below some of our best ideas for bathroom plumbing upgrades to make during your remodel.

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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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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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What to Do If You Suspect a Leak

Monday, October 15th, 2018

white-pipe-leakingThe plumbing system of your home was designed to last many years. But over the decades, corrosion will occur and other problems can cause your plumbing in Arvada, CO to degrade, leading to a leak. This is particularly true in communities that suffer from hard water. This is water with a large buildup of minerals, and can be pretty harsh on household plumbing systems.

The problem with this is that most of the plumbing in modern homes is behind walls or in crawlspaces, where a leak can go unnoticed for weeks, or longer in some cases! It’s pretty disconcerting when the first sign of a leak you notice is water quickly gushing out onto your kitchen floor. The good news is, there are subtle signs you can watch out for before it gets to this point.

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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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Remodeling Your Bathroom? Consider These Tips

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Bathroom Interior Home Design PhotoSpring is upon us, and soon enough temperatures will begin to warm up enough to remind us to prep our homes for summer. This means insuring that your AC system is tune-up and that your gutters are cleared for any summer rains we might experience—but it’s also the perfect time for home remodeling projects. Bathroom renovations seem to be among the most popular of these projects, and it’s definitely best not to try a task like this without a pro.

Doing a bathroom model on your own could lead to damaged plumbing in Aurora, CO, and even potentially incorrect installations, which we’ll get to below. What you need is to have a qualified plumber on your side, which is where we come in. We’re happy to share some tips with you to help you make educated choices about your bathroom remodel and what to expect when you set forth to begin the project. Keep reading to learn more!

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What Prevents a Water Heater from Rusting?

Monday, February 5th, 2018

Pipes of a water heating systemIf we were to ask you what the most important appliance in your home was, what would your answer be? Most homeowners would say their water heater. After all, the water heater in your home is responsible for a lot. It provides you with the hot water you need to shower, wash dishes, do the laundry, and much more. And if you have a tank water heater you have one more important component to think about—the anode rod.

“Anode rod” isn’t particularly a term most are familiar with, which is understandable. However, if you have a storage tank water heater, we encourage you to become familiar with it. The anode rod plays an essential role in protecting your tank water heater from harm—namely rust and subsequent corrosion. Of course, if this does occur, you can contact our Lakewood, CO plumbing experts for water heater replacement, but we’d like to help you avoid this premature need.

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Beware This Tankless Water Heater Problem

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Home gas-fired boiler. The installation of gas equipment. Heating in the house.Storage tank water heaters are the conventional water heater, found in most homes throughout the country. They’re large, noticeable, and depending on their location can be pretty noisy too. That being said, it’s fairly easy to remember that this big system needs service and maintenance from time to time. During that maintenance, the water heater is often flushed, as mineral buildup (scaling) occurs and threatens the integrity of the system. Scaling is noticeable in a tank water heater because it leads to a clanging noise, and causes issues with pressure, temperature, and corrosion.

What many people don’t realize, is that tankless water heater models can experience this same problem, and therefore need maintenance just as much as their storage tank counterparts. If you haven’t scheduled tankless water heater maintenance in the past year, it’s time to give a professional Parker, CO plumber a call. In the meantime, read on to learn more about this problem.

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Are You Making These 3 Common Plumbing Mistakes?

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Plumbing issues are some of the most troubling you have to deal with as a homeowner. You expect to have a supply of clean hot and cold water at the ready whenever you need it, and you assume that it won’t be a hassle to get it. Clogged drains and leaky faucets are a major inconvenience, but could you be contributing to their recurrence?

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The Importance of Drain and Sewer Maintenance

Monday, May 11th, 2015

The drain and sewer system that guides waste water away from the house is probably the very last portion of your home that you want to encounter problems. While any home system repair need is an inconvenience, drain and sewer problems are particularly off-putting. So if you want to make sure that you run into as few problems as possible during the life of your sewer line and drain pipes, take the following steps to keep yours in top condition.

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