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

3 Tools Used by Plumbers for Drain Cleaning

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

drain-cleaning-servicesWhen your drains develop a clog and need cleaning, it’s tempting to simply pop down to the store and buy a chemical drain cleaner over the counter, or maybe even a snake from the local hardware store. In most instances, this is a big mistake. Professional plumbers can handle clogs far more effectively and with greater long-term results than a one-size-fits-all solution from the grocery store.

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Avoid Drain Cleaning Problems by Watching What You Throw Down the Drain

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

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Clogs are a common problem in any household plumbing system, and when your pipes get stopped up, a friendly plumbing service is always the way to go. Plumbers bring tools and skills that can’t be replaced by store-bought cleansers, as well as ensuring that the whole clog is taken care of.

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How to Spot a Plumbing Leak

Monday, January 8th, 2018

leaking-pipesPlumbing leaks are a fairly common occurrence in this area in the wintertime, and sooner or later, every homeowner is going to have to deal with one. In and of themselves, plumbing leaks are fairly innocuous, created by corrosion or damage when the sides of the pipe start to let water through. The damage comes mainly in the effects water has on surrounding materials (such as drywall and electrical cable), which can be far more expensive to address than simply dealing with the leaking pipe.

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Video Inspection Makes Sewer and Drain Repair Easy

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

video-pipe-inspectionProblems with your sewer and drain system here in Denver, CO used to be of serious concern, especially in the winter when the ground can freeze solid. Reaching a breached drain or clogged sewer line meant excavating the entire pipe, which could be an expensive and dangerous problem. These days, however, trenchless repair techniques allow technicians to fix the problem without having to dig: saving a lot of money and time while taking care of the problem properly. That starts with video inspection, which has been a quiet revolution in plumbing services.

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Beware of Frozen Pipes in Your Home

Monday, December 25th, 2017

frozen-pipesThe snows of winter are officially here, and with cold weather comes a number of things to watch out for during the holiday season. Cold weather can strike your home in a surprising number of ways, and the more prepared you can be for them, the better. In particular, we warn you to watch out for frozen pipes and the damage they can cause. Dealing with them can be delicate at best and serious trouble at worst.

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Watch What You Throw Down the Kitchen Drain

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

clogged-kitchen-drainsClogs are one of the biggest problems that plumbers need to deal with and clogs in your kitchen drain rank among the most common — and troublesome — most homes can address. When a clog appears, a good plumber is usually your best call, since store-bought solutions like cleansers rarely handle the job as effectively as they should. Having said that, the ideal solution to any clog is simply to prevent it from forming in the first place, and when it comes to your kitchen sink, that means watching what you pour down the drawn.

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Beware of Frozen Pipes This Winter

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

frozen-pipesWinter is on its way, and in the Denver area that means freezing cold weather and a host of potential problems for your home. Chief among them is the issue of frozen pipes, which ranks among the most common plumbing repair calls in the winter months. An ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure as they say, and while a good plumbing service will always be on hand to repair such damage, it’s much easier to stop it from happening in the first place. Now is the ideal time to address frozen pipes before they get started.

Why Are They a Problem?

Frozen pipes are a problem first and foremost because they block water flow to the affected outlets, which can bring your home screeching to a halt. But it’s worse than that. When water freezes, it expands, which means that frozen pipe put a tremendous amount of pressure on the interior surface of the pipe. In many cases, that can cause the pipe to burst, sending ice and freezing cold water into surrounding material like drywall. Frozen pipes are difficult to deal with, but burst ones can become very expensive very quickly.

Prevention Is The Key

The first step to preventing frozen pipes is to shut off the water to all outdoor outlets, such as the sprinklers, then open the valve to drain out the rest of the water. Then check your home for pipes that might be vulnerable, such as those running through an outside wall or those in an uninsulated part of the home like the basement. A good plumber can help you spot the pipes most vulnerable to freezing.

With that info in mind, the plumber can then add insulation sleeves to the pipe, adjust things like the water heater to keep the water warm, and even re-route piping in a dangerous location so that it runs much less risk of freezing during the winter.

For quality plumbing service throughout the Denver, CO area, call the professionals at Bell Home Solutions today.

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Be Careful What You Throw Down the Drain

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

clogged-kitchen-drainsClogged pipes rank among the most common plumbing calls we receive: when some material washed down the drain stops the flow of water. You should usually call in a plumber when that happens – store-bought solutions usually adopt only half-measures at best – but we believe that an ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure any time.

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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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