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What You Can Do about Frozen Pipes

Monday, September 24th, 2018

Icicles hanging from a brown pipe. Frozen water and metal surface, winter time concept. selective focus shallow depth of field photoThe short answer to this is, “you can prevent them before you ever have to deal with them!”

But we do want to provide you with more information than just that. After all, frozen pipes are a very real problem, and threat, for our area and for your Denver plumbing system. While we haven’t met those chilly temperatures quite yet, they are well on their way, and the time to take preventative steps is now.

Just a few days of temperatures at 30°F or below this winter can result in frozen, and subsequently burst, pipes in your home. So, what is it that you can do to prevent the problem?

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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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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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Account for Space in Kitchen Remodeling

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Kitchen remodeling can be an exciting prospect: turning a dingy or awkward space into a showpiece for your home. The kitchen is one of the most heavily used parts of any home, and the changes made by a professional remodeling project can feel like you have a whole new house. Planning is a very important part of the process, and nay good remodeling expert will stress its importance before going in. Among the biggest issues you should discuss is the best way to account for space in your new kitchen.

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Preplanning Your Kitchen Design Saves Time and Money

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

kitchen-remodeling-projectKitchen remodeling projects are quite exciting, especially if you’ve been laboring under an unattractive or impractical kitchen space. But that excitement can often lead to unnecessary expenses and delays in what should be an otherwise smooth and easy-to-understand process. Generally speaking the more pre-planning you can do on your remodeling project, the better. And with most projects of this nature waiting for the good weather of spring, now is an excellent time to start that planning. It could end up saving you a great deal of money.

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Plan Carefully for Kitchen Remodeling

Monday, February 19th, 2018

drain-cleaning-servicesA kitchen remodeling can be an exciting prospect, turning one of the most important parts of the home into something more useful and aesthetically pleasing. It can be an exciting prospect, but it also takes careful planning and consultation with a professional. Most remodeling projects are scheduled for the spring, when the weather is accommodating and the work can proceed more smoothly. That means now is the time to start planning for your kitchen remodeling project, and while every project is unique, there are a few things you should keep in mind as you go forward.

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