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The Inside Scoop on Plumbing Every Homeowner Should Know

As is often said, the best and quickest way to learn is to ask someone in-the-know. There is no shame in lacking knowledge about something as nuanced as plumbing. After all, pipes are concealed and plumbing issues are somewhat rare. Learn all you can about plumbing and you will ultimately save hundreds or possibly even thousands of dollars across posterity. Here is a quick look at some inside information about plumbing that every homeowner should know.

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3 Critical Steps to Take After a Sewage Backup

A sewage backup can cause thousands of dollars’ worth of damage to your property and belongings. If left unresolved, it can even result in serious health problems.

If you experience a sewage backup in your home or business, swift action is essential for minimizing damage and protecting your health.

Here are the three most urgent and important steps to take following a sewage backup.

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Do You Have a Plumbing Leak?

bursted copper pipe with water leaking out, 3d illustrationIt probably goes without saying that leaks are something you hope you never have to deal with—they are quite literally the enemy of Denver plumbing systems. There are a number of reasons for this. First off, even leaks that seem relatively “minor,” like dripping faucets for example, can waste gallons of water over the course of a year. These minor leaks trick you into thinking they’re no big deal but then the costs of wasted water start adding up.

Naturally, larger leaks can waste even more water while doing extensive damage to your property, and those leaks that develop in walls or beneath your flooring (which are most of them, honestly) can go unnoticeable for months, even longer. Since most of your home’s plumbing system is hidden from view, and since leaks really can develop anywhere in or around your property, it’s essential that you learn how to spot them. And once you do, be sure to give our pros a call for adequate repairs!

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What Should You Know about Video Pipe Inspection?

plumber pointing to mobile tabletWell first off, that it is the way to spot Denver plumbing problems effectively and promptly. Otherwise, you may be left taking your chances, tearing up drywall or floorboards where you think the plumbing leak is occurring—which is obviously not an ideal situation!

Plumbing systems have been around since the start of civilization, and in many ways they work the same way today than they did way back when. Plumbers, also, use old-fashioned tools such as wrenches and hammers to get plumbing jobs done.

But plumbing has evolved in many ways, too. New tools and techniques have helped plumbers in countless ways, which means more effective repairs and services for your complex plumbing system, including the innovation of video pipe inspection to locate those repair needs.

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Preventing Frozen Pipes

Icicles hanging from a brown pipe. Frozen water and metal surface, winter time concept. selective focus shallow depth of field photoFrozen pipes are, unfortunately, a part of life when you live in Denver. But, they don’t have to be. The thing is, when they do occur they can cause a fair amount of damage, since as the water freezes, it expands and puts pressure on the walls of the pipes.

As you might imagine, this can cause your pipes to crack or even rupture, resulting in not only leaks but potentially burst plumbing and considerable water damage. If this does happen, you can trust a local plumber in Denver, CO, like the ones on our team, to resolve the issue. But we’d like to help you avoid this all together with some tips on preventing frozen pipes from the beginning.

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How to Properly Care for Your Kitchen Sink

kitchen sinkThere are a number of plumbing appliances in your home that you likely couldn’t imagine living without. For example, take your water heater.

Then there are others that are—fair enough—a bit more of a luxury than a necessity, like the garbage disposal in your kitchen sink. Still though, even though it’s not a necessity, a garbage disposal is a pretty handy part of your Denver kitchen plumbing.

Of course, once you’ve gotten used to the benefits and conveniences of such a component, it’s easy to take it for granted, and therefore it’s easy to accidentally do something to damage it. Fortunately, when you do run into a problem with this kitchen sink component, our team is here to help. But we’d like to help you avoid a problem with your garbage disposal and kitchen sink plumbing to begin with.

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What Makes a Plumber High Quality?

Portrait of male plumber fixing a sink in bathroomWhen you hire a service professional, any service professional, to do work in your home, you want to know you can trust them, right? After all, it’s your property and you want to do everything you can to protect your investment, including your massive plumbing system.

Entrusting plumbing services to any amateur or handyman, who lacks training and experience, will end up costing you money for further repairs, and can leave you with constant concerns about whether the work was done effectively.

You would hopefully not have any trouble picking out an amateur plumber, but how can you choose a truly great Denver plumber amongst all of those who serve the area? Keep reading for some of the characteristics that make a professional plumber high quality!

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What to Know about New Bathroom Plumbing Fixtures

Luxury white and grey marble bathroom interior.When it comes time to undertake a home remodel, you have a number of considerations to make. This is particularly true with bathroom remodels. Whether your bathroom simply doesn’t look the way you want it to, isn’t as functional as it could be, or you want to find a way to open up the space more, this frequently used portion of your home deserves some attention!

But bathroom remodels mean new plumbing fixture installations, and for this kind of job, it definitely pays off to work with professional Denver bathroom remodeling specialists. Trained and experienced plumbers and remodelers have the tools and knowledge to help your project go off without a hitch, and have many different factors we look at that you might never have considered, such as what we’ve highlighted here.

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What You Can Do about Frozen Pipes

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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