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

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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Beware These Signs of Hidden Plumbing Leaks

Tuesday, 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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Sink Plumbing Services Can Handle Damaged Sinks

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

drain-cleaning-servicesMost people will call in a plumber when their sinks spring a leak or the pipes develop a clog. But the same plumber can be called upon for more serious considerations. This can include damaged sinks, which can be repaired or replaced far more readily by a professional instead of attempting to do it yourself.

What kinds of damage should be properly addressed by a plumber? In the simplest terms, anything that goes beyond the very simplest issue should prompt a call to a service instead of attempting the repair yourself. That can include (but is not limited to) the following:

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When to Call 24-Hour Plumbing Services

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

leaking-pipesPlumbing services are an absolute necessity if you own a home. Sooner or later, you’re going to encounter a plumbing problem in your home, whether it’s a leak, a clog or something involving an appliance or fixture. Sadly, not every plumbing problem chooses the most convenient moment to make itself known, and you might find yourself dealing with an issue in the middle of the night or during the weekend when most businesses are closed.

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How to Detect a Slab Leak

Monday, April 30th, 2018

slab-leak-repairYou may have heard the term “slab leak” before, spoken of in terms of a very difficult plumbing problem. Indeed, it’s one of the most serious problems your plumbing system can face. In and of itself, it’s simply a leak like any other: the kind than any professional plumber can repair with ease. The problem comes in the location of the pipes themselves: with slab leaks, they’re buried under the concrete foundation of your home (or similar spot like a porch), or in some cases embedded in the pipes themselves.

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Causes of Bathroom Plumbing Clogs

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

bathroom-plumbing-clogsBathroom clogs are among the most common problems affecting your plumbing systems, and most people try to deal with them with a traditional store-bought cleanser. This can be a big mistake. Cleansers and tools like snakes usually adopt a one-size-fits-all take on the problem, which can only partially solve the issue at best.

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