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Preplanning Your Kitchen Design Saves Time and Money

February 20th, 2018

kitchen-remodeling-projectKitchen remodeling projects are quite exciting, especially if you’ve been laboring under an unattractive or impractical kitchen space. But that excitement can often lead to unnecessary expenses and delays in what should be an otherwise smooth and easy-to-understand process. Generally speaking the more pre-planning you can do on your remodeling project, the better. And with most projects of this nature waiting for the good weather of spring, now is an excellent time to start that planning. It could end up saving you a great deal of money.

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Plan Carefully for Kitchen Remodeling

February 19th, 2018

drain-cleaning-servicesA kitchen remodeling can be an exciting prospect, turning one of the most important parts of the home into something more useful and aesthetically pleasing. It can be an exciting prospect, but it also takes careful planning and consultation with a professional. Most remodeling projects are scheduled for the spring, when the weather is accommodating and the work can proceed more smoothly. That means now is the time to start planning for your kitchen remodeling project, and while every project is unique, there are a few things you should keep in mind as you go forward.

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3 Tools Used by Plumbers for Drain Cleaning

February 13th, 2018

drain-cleaning-servicesWhen your drains develop a clog and need cleaning, it’s tempting to simply pop down to the store and buy a chemical drain cleaner over the counter, or maybe even a snake from the local hardware store. In most instances, this is a big mistake. Professional plumbers can handle clogs far more effectively and with greater long-term results than a one-size-fits-all solution from the grocery store.

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Avoid Drain Cleaning Problems by Watching What You Throw Down the Drain

February 7th, 2018

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Clogs are a common problem in any household plumbing system, and when your pipes get stopped up, a friendly plumbing service is always the way to go. Plumbers bring tools and skills that can’t be replaced by store-bought cleansers, as well as ensuring that the whole clog is taken care of.

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3 Questions to Answer with Kitchen Design

February 5th, 2018

kitchen-remodeling-servicesRemodeling projects typically wait until spring, when the weather is warmer and cold temperatures won’t have an impact on the operation. But if you’re looking at upgrading your kitchen with a remodeling project, now is the time to start planning. The more preparations you can make before the work begins, the fewer delays you will experience and the more readily you can handle the unexpected.

In particular, there are three specific questions you should answer when it comes to kitchen design. By going over it with your remodeling service, you can ensure that both of you are on the same page and can better handle serious problems whenever they crop up.

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Signs of Trouble from Your Furnace

January 30th, 2018

zone-control-systemTrouble from your heating system rarely arrives unannounced. While some issues result in a sudden shutdown — usually due to a safety concern such as leaking gas or because of imminent danger to some component in the system — many will advertise themselves with subtle signs that something is wrong. This is the time of year when those signs often make themselves apparent. You can spot them if you know what to look for.

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3 Factors to Consider with Bathroom Remodeling

January 23rd, 2018

bathroom-remodeling-projectsRemodeling projects usually take place during the spring, when the Denver weather is warmer and provides fewer complications than it does in the winter. But every remodeling project requires proper planning and if you’re looking at fixing up your bathroom this spring, now is the time to start preparations. Doing so will ensure that the remodeling project goes smoothly, and that avoid any costs associated with delays and price overruns.

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Could You Benefit from a Zone Control System?

January 22nd, 2018

zone-control-systemMost homes in the Denver area rely on centralized heating and air conditioning, with a furnace the warms the air in the winter (and an AC unit that cools the air in the winter) connected to a series of ducts through which the heated air is blown with a fan. It’s a simple and effective process, and it works quite well. One major drawback to the system is that it heats the whole home without any focus or control. You can set the temperature you like, but you have to set it for the whole home. The ducts carry it indiscriminately through the house.

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Size Your New Heater Properly

January 16th, 2018

heating-system-repairsDenver, CO gets cold winters and this year is no exception. If your heating system is on its last legs, you may need to schedule a replacement session before the spring. To do otherwise is to risk a major breakdown in the middle of a serious cold front.

But there’s more to installing a new heater than simply popping it into place. Several very important calculations need to be made, including the proper power levels of the new system. Most people know that an underpowered system can be very problematic since it will run constantly and never really get the home warm.But they may be surprised to learn that overpowered heating systems are ever worst.

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Could You Use a New Thermostat?

January 9th, 2018

new-thermostat-systemsWe often take our thermostats for granted, especially in the winter. They serve as the control system for your heater and air conditioner, and as such are remarkably important to keeping your home comfortable. Thermostats are designed to last for a long time, and if yours is more than 10 or 15 years old, congratulations on getting such good value out of your system. You may have missed some of the recent innovations in the field, however, which might merit a replacement. A broken thermostat is more readily replaced than repaired in most cases, but you don’t need a breakdown to upgrade an older thermostat with something more up to date.

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