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When Is the Last Time You Had Your Pipes Inspected?

July 16th, 2018

gloved hands holding corroded pipesThis probably goes without saying, but plumbing has moved well past the simple tools that were introduced 50-60 years ago. Newer tools and technology have helped professional plumbers in a number of different ways, in order to help us provide more effective repair techniques at less of a cost for our customers.

Among the various Denver, CO plumbing innovations that weren’t even a consideration just a couple short decades ago is video pipe inspection. This has rapidly become a staple in modern plumbing as it arms our plumbers with accurate information about your plumbing that no technology in the past has been able to do—making it far easier for us to deal with your leaks and clogs.

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What Type of Flooring Is Best for Your Kitchen?

July 10th, 2018

Overhead View Of Couple Looking At Laptop In Modern KitchenWhen it comes to a project as big as a kitchen remodeling in Denver, CO, you want to make sure you’re doing everything correctly. From the cabinets and lighting to the appliances and flooring, one small misstep can lead you a kitchen that you were never envisioning when you set on this remodeling venture.

This is why it’s so important to have professionals on your side—not just professional plumbers or electricians, but professionals that can service the whole home, like our team can! We’re specialized in remodeling services and truly “do it all,” including providing the best in remodeling products.

Today, we want to talk about your flooring options for your kitchen remodel. Is one type of flooring better than another? Well, it depends on your specific needs—read on!

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Water Heater Installation: Is It Worth Going Tankless?

July 9th, 2018

tankless water heater on ground When you have to use the hot water in your home, which you undoubtedly do numerous times a day without thinking about it, you probably don’t consider how the water heating process actually works, let alone how that water makes its way to the point of use where it is needed.

Water heaters have become a standard feature of any home that has modern plumbing. And when it comes time for you to invest in a new Denver, CO water heater installation, you’ll want to give the purchase some consideration, versus just rushing out and buying the first water heater you find.

There are a number of options available to you when it comes to water heaters. Choosing a new one isn’t a decision you should rush through, as you want one that’s the right match for your home, saves you energy, and also saves you money. One type of water heater that is well worth your consideration, is the tankless water heater.

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Should You Be Worried about Compressor Burnout?

July 2nd, 2018

compressor inside air conditioning unitCompressor burnout is certainly something you never want to happen to your air conditioner, so our short answer is going to be a resounding, “yes!”

We may not experience as hot or as long of summers as other parts of the country, but our air conditioners certainly get their deal of stress and strain, and the peak of summer is when your air conditioner is most likely to suffer from a catastrophic problem—unless of course, you had it maintained recently.

Annual maintenance (or biannual, if you have a heat pump system) is one of the most important Denver, CO air conditioning services you can invest in. It enables our professionals to comprehensively inspect, clean, and adjust your air conditioner, while looking for any pressing repair needs so you can get them on your schedule ASAP. Skipping maintenance leaves you susceptible to a number of cooling system problems, including potential compressor burnout.

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Beware These Signs of Hidden Plumbing Leaks

June 26th, 2018

brown pipe with pinhole water leakOne of the most common problems that you may have to deal with as a homeowner is that of plumbing leaks. Your pipes are designed to last a fairly long time. However, age and water pressure takes its toll, and you never know when a leak might occur somewhere in your plumbing system.

Trained plumbing professionals can remedy the issue very quickly in most cases—and you should always trust a professional to handle this type of repair work as they have the proper experience and licensing to do so. However, you can’t contact a plumber to fix a leak unless you know you have a leak, and since plumbing systems are large and extensive, and pipes hidden behind walls and in crawlspaces, they can be hard to detect.

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AC Installation: Bigger Is Not Necessarily Better

June 25th, 2018

An air conditioning technician welds a connection prior to installing AC unit.There is a fairly common misconception among homeowners about AC Installation in Denver, CO. That is, that the bigger system you get for your home, the better it will perform. Unfortunately, this is just not the case, and can lead people to get an air conditioning system that costs too much and ends up not doing the job expected of it.

This is one of the variety of reasons you should hire professionals, like the staff here at Bell Home Solutions, when it comes to this type of installation. Our team can ensure that your system is correctly matched to your home, to provide the cooling that you need for comfort through our hot summers.

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What’s an Evaporative Cooling System?

June 19th, 2018

question-markIf you’re thinking about installing a new air conditioning system, you may think there are only three choices: window/portable units, a central AC unit, or a ductless mini-split system. Denver’s climate, with average summer temperatures of 85-90 degrees and humidity less than 40%, makes a fourth option possible: an evaporative cooling system. And while you may think of evaporative cooling systems as the humble “swamp coolers” from the past, new advances make them more efficient and powerful than ever before.

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Why Pro Drain Cleaning Is a Must for Homeowners

June 18th, 2018

You know you can’t (or just shouldn’t) re-roof your house or mess with its electrical system. The hot water heater? That’s a disaster waiting to happen. For some reason, though, these sentiments don’t extend to drainage problems. After all, how complicated can it be? It’s a pipe water should be going down but isn’t. You’re positive the solution is to use the most caustic cleaner you can find to clear it out. Stop! Instead, when you encounter these types of issues, call plumbing professionals. 

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How Often Should I Replace My Air Filter?

June 11th, 2018

air-filterMost homeowners don’t give much thought to their AC systems if cold air is produced when needed. Much of the routine, preventive AC maintenance is also best left to trained professionals, but there is one proactive thing you can do: Replace its air filter on a regular basis. How often, however, is a “regular” basis? Sure, you don’t want to needlessly cause your system to run inefficiently. Then again, you don’t want to spend any more than you must on high-quality air filters.

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Reasons You Need Pro Drain Cleaning

June 4th, 2018

drain-cleaned-diagramYou suddenly find yourself with a slow drain, a clogged drain, or even worse, a recurring clogged drain. You may now have an irresistible impulse to “solve” the problem by finding the most caustic cleaner available to pour down the offending drain. Don’t do it! While you may have some short-term relief, the use – especially repeated use – of caustic cleaners will damage the interior of your pipe system and create bigger problems down the road. Instead, when you find yourself in the situations below, it’s time to call for professional help. 

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