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

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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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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