Bell Home Solutions Blog : Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

Preventing Frozen Pipes

Monday, December 10th, 2018

Icicles hanging from a brown pipe. Frozen water and metal surface, winter time concept. selective focus shallow depth of field photoFrozen pipes are, unfortunately, a part of life when you live in Denver. But, they don’t have to be. The thing is, when they do occur they can cause a fair amount of damage, since as the water freezes, it expands and puts pressure on the walls of the pipes.

As you might imagine, this can cause your pipes to crack or even rupture, resulting in not only leaks but potentially burst plumbing and considerable water damage. If this does happen, you can trust a local plumber in Denver, CO, like the ones on our team, to resolve the issue. But we’d like to help you avoid this all together with some tips on preventing frozen pipes from the beginning.

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How to Properly Care for Your Kitchen Sink

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

kitchen sinkThere are a number of plumbing appliances in your home that you likely couldn’t imagine living without. For example, take your water heater.

Then there are others that are—fair enough—a bit more of a luxury than a necessity, like the garbage disposal in your kitchen sink. Still though, even though it’s not a necessity, a garbage disposal is a pretty handy part of your Denver kitchen plumbing.

Of course, once you’ve gotten used to the benefits and conveniences of such a component, it’s easy to take it for granted, and therefore it’s easy to accidentally do something to damage it. Fortunately, when you do run into a problem with this kitchen sink component, our team is here to help. But we’d like to help you avoid a problem with your garbage disposal and kitchen sink plumbing to begin with.

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What Makes a Plumber High Quality?

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Portrait of male plumber fixing a sink in bathroomWhen you hire a service professional, any service professional, to do work in your home, you want to know you can trust them, right? After all, it’s your property and you want to do everything you can to protect your investment, including your massive plumbing system.

Entrusting plumbing services to any amateur or handyman, who lacks training and experience, will end up costing you money for further repairs, and can leave you with constant concerns about whether the work was done effectively.

You would hopefully not have any trouble picking out an amateur plumber, but how can you choose a truly great Denver plumber amongst all of those who serve the area? Keep reading for some of the characteristics that make a professional plumber high quality!

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What to Know about New Bathroom Plumbing Fixtures

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

Luxury white and grey marble bathroom interior.When it comes time to undertake a home remodel, you have a number of considerations to make. This is particularly true with bathroom remodels. Whether your bathroom simply doesn’t look the way you want it to, isn’t as functional as it could be, or you want to find a way to open up the space more, this frequently used portion of your home deserves some attention!

But bathroom remodels mean new plumbing fixture installations, and for this kind of job, it definitely pays off to work with professional Denver bathroom remodeling specialists. Trained and experienced plumbers and remodelers have the tools and knowledge to help your project go off without a hitch, and have many different factors we look at that you might never have considered, such as what we’ve highlighted here.

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What You Can Do about Frozen Pipes

Monday, September 24th, 2018

Icicles hanging from a brown pipe. Frozen water and metal surface, winter time concept. selective focus shallow depth of field photoThe short answer to this is, “you can prevent them before you ever have to deal with them!”

But we do want to provide you with more information than just that. After all, frozen pipes are a very real problem, and threat, for our area and for your Denver plumbing system. While we haven’t met those chilly temperatures quite yet, they are well on their way, and the time to take preventative steps is now.

Just a few days of temperatures at 30°F or below this winter can result in frozen, and subsequently burst, pipes in your home. So, what is it that you can do to prevent the problem?

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How to Spot a Plumbing Leak

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Closeup of a sink S Trap made of white PVC plastic with a broken connection and water pouring out. Square format over a gray background.Plumbing leaks are one of those things that no homeowner wants to deal with, but will inevitably occur at some point anyway. But what is it that causes so much animosity towards even the smallest of leaks? Well, first off, if you ever have had experience with a leak, then you know even the most minor or water loss can actually mean severe water damage and high water bills as a result. Basically, leaks are tricky—you think they’re no big deal but then the costs of wasted water begin adding up.

Bigger leaks can waste a significant amount of water and do extensive damage to your property as they develop behind walls or beneath floors and above ceilings. Since so much of your plumbing system is hidden out of plain sight, and since leaks can develop anywhere along your plumbing system, it’s essential that you learn how to spot them. Once you do, you can schedule professional plumbing services with our team of qualified plumbers.

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What Are the Best Methods for Drain Cleaning?

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

plumber snaking a bathtub drainThere likely isn’t a homeowner around who, at one time or another, has had to deal with a drain clog. They’re also one of those plumbing problems that many people deal with incorrectly. In the average home, people reach for some type of store-bought chemical based drain cleaning liquid to handle the problem. But this is a terrible way to deal with the problem. Keep reading to learn more about why this is harmful, and what you should do when you need a thorough Denver drain cleaning.

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Keep These Items out of Your Kitchen Sink

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

Professional plumber doing reparation in kitchen home.Of all the various plumbing appliances in your home that you use on a daily basis, could you imagine living without your kitchen sink? Granted, there are some aspects of this plumbing fixture that are more of a luxury than a necessity—for instance, if you have a touch-activated faucet or a garbage disposal system. Still, even if you have the most basic kitchen sink there is, it’s a modern necessity of living to have one, and therefore, you should do everything you can to take care of it, right?

If you want to enjoy the benefits and convenience that comes from your kitchen plumbing, it’s important to do all that you can to avoid problems with this fixture, including your garbage disposal if you have one. Our plumbers in Denver can certainly help with this, with plumbing maintenance, but also by offering you some pro kitchen sink care tips.

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Should I Be Worried about Slab Leaks?

Monday, August 6th, 2018

Scared woman covering mouth with handsSlab leaks are among the most inconvenient, if not the most inconvenient type of Denver plumbing leak there is. That being said, yes you should be worried about them. But there are certainly homes that are more at risk than others.

But what exactly is a slab leak? Well, this is the name given to any leak that occurs in the cold or hot water pipes set down in the concrete foundation of your home. It can also refer to any pipe down in a rock service, however for residential buildings it most often refers to the home’s foundation.

Part of what makes them such a big problem is the fact that they waste gallons of water, and can cause damage to the home itself, leading to mold and mildew growth. Lastly, a slab leak in the hot water lines (where they occur about 80% of the time) can place extra stress on your water heater.

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When Is the Last Time You Had Your Pipes Inspected?

Monday, 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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