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

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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3 Signs You Have a Water Leak

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Plumbing issues are always a pain, both because they’re subtle and because they can cause thousands of dollars’ worth of damage. Because much of the plumbing system is hidden from view in the average home, most homeowners don’t realize that there’s a problem with their pipes until it’s too late. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to identify leaks early. Let’s take a look at a few of those things now.

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The Dangers of Pinhole Leaks

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

There are a wide variety of different problems that can affect the average home plumbing system. Ranging from minor inconveniences to major emergencies, these problems usually take the form of blockages or leaks. Though at first they may seem like a minor inconvenience, pinhole leaks are actually a very serious plumbing issue that must be dealt with sooner rather than later. Let’s take a look at the cause of pinhole leaks, and how they can cause serious damage to your home.

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Signs That Your Water Line is in Trouble

Monday, April 11th, 2016

The water line is the pipe that extends from your city’s water main to your home. All water that flows into your home passes through the water line first, which makes it a pretty vital part of your plumbing system. Water lines are made of pretty sturdy material, for the most part. Most people are never going to have to repair or replace their water lines for this reason. However, it is still possible for your water line to develop some serious issues under certain circumstances. Read on to find out how to tell when your water line might be in trouble.

Puddles

Most homeowners have a front or back yard, one of which will have the water line running under it. If the water line develops a leak of some sort, especially a large one, the water will filter up through the ground and start forming puddles in your yard. If you have a growing puddle of water in your yard, and there’s no indication of how it got there, it’s very likely that you have a water line leak that needs to be dealt with.

Decreasing Water Pressure

Now, a decrease in your home’s water pressure could indicate a number of different things. If it’s limited to one water appliance, or one area of the home, it’s possible that you have a more localized leak somewhere in the system. However, if you have a substantial decrease in water pressure across your entire home, it’s probably an issue with the water line. It could be either a rupture or a blockage, but you’ll need to have a professional examine it to make sure.

If you need water line services of any kind, call Bell Home Solutions today. Our expert plumbers offer comprehensive water line repair services throughout Denver, CO.

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