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

Various Plumbing Leaks, and What Causes Them

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

pipe-leakPlumbing systems can have all kinds of different issues occur over the years. The most common and potentially damaging, though, are leaks. Plumbing leaks can occur for a variety of different reasons. While you’re going to need professional services to handle most plumbing leaks, it doesn’t hurt to at least familiarize yourself with some of the reasons they occur.

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Schedule Pipe Inspection to Keep Your Plumbing System in Good Shape

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

drain-inspectionOne of the toughest things about dealing with plumbing problems is knowing when your plumbing system is dealing with a problem in the first place. A lot of the system is hidden under floors and behind walls, making it difficult to tell if something is wrong with it at first. If you wait until obvious signs do occur before calling for repairs, though, you’re just begging for more damage to be inflicted on the system. The best way to limit the amount of damage your plumbing system is to catch problems with it early. The best way to do that is with pipe inspection.

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Plumbing Problems You Should Watch For

Monday, June 26th, 2017

underwater-living-roomThe average home’s plumbing system is pretty sturdy, in order to cope with the large amount of demand put on it from day to day. However, it’s also a pretty large and complex system. Years and years of using the system every day can cause all kinds of issues with the plumbing. Further complicating matters is that many of the problems that can afflict plumbing systems can be quite difficult to detect at first. You need to be vigilant for signs that your plumbing system is having issues, so that you can have them repaired as soon as possible. Faster repairs means more damage prevented, which is always a good thing.

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Why You Always Want to Have Your Plumbing Issues Handled by a Professional

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Plumbing issues of one kind or another are quite common in the average home. They can also be expensive and frustrating to deal with. Most people call for a plumber as soon as they notice a problem with their plumbing system, like a clog or a faucet leak. For some, however, the temptation to handle it themselves and possibly save some money is quite strong. Read on to find out why that actually isn’t a great idea.

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How a Hot Water Recirculation Pump Can Save You Money

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Ever turned on the faucet and had to wait for what felt like minutes for hot water to reach you? It’s a terribly frustrating feeling, and it also happens to cost more money than it should. That problem is caused by the way that your plumbing system and water heater interact, and it can be fixed by using a hot water recirculation pump.

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Why Video Pipe Inspection is Important

Monday, November 21st, 2016

One of the biggest issues with keeping your plumbing and sewer systems in good shape is recognizing when you have a problem. Your plumbing and sewer systems are not visible, for the most part, and the problems they tend to develop don’t normally have really obvious outward signs. So, how are you supposed to keep your system in good condition? With video pipe inspection.

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Signs That You Have a Slab Leak

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

A slab leak is when a leak develops in the water line underneath your concrete slab. The water from the leak forces its way up through the slab and into the home, causing widespread water damage. Slab leaks are especially problematic, because they are both difficult to detect and to repair. If you want to protect your home from slab leak damage as much as possible, you need to be able to detect them early so you can have them repaired. Let’s take a look at the signs that you have a slab leak.

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Corrosion Types That Can Affect Your Plumbing

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Most of the plumbing pipes in homes today are made of copper. There are a number of reasons why that’s the case. Mainly, it’s because copper is highly resistant to rust and lasts many decades under the right condition. Though it’s quite resilient, however, copper can still be affected by a wide range of different conditions. Let’s take a look at the various kinds of corrosion that can affect your copper pipes.

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Problems That Lead to Pipe Replacement

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Plumbing pipes are designed to last quite a long time, some of them even up to a century. However, there are a number of different problems that can lead to early pipe replacement. If you want to keep your plumbing pipes in the best possible condition, you need to be aware of these problems. Let’s take a look at some of the issues that can lead to pipe replacement, and what you can do about it.

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The Benefits of Sump Pump Installation

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Flooding is common in Colorado, even if it’s not always severe enough to submerge houses. Truth be told, flooding doesn’t have to be severe to create some pretty serious issues. If you’ve ever had to deal with a flooded basement or crawl space, then you know what we’re talking about. Fortunately, there is a way to protect the most vulnerable parts of your home from flooding. Read on to find out more about sump pumps, and the benefits they provide.

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