Plumbing Articles

Denver Plumbers Do Renovations Too

April 10th, 2015|

When you think of plumbing, what’s the first thing you think of? If you’re like most people, you probably think of a clogged drain, a broken water heater, or an overflowing toilet. Many associate plumbing help with the concept of having an emergency situation within the home.

However, plumbing goes far beyond the standard emergency situations […]

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Are Green Drain Cleaners Safe?

April 7th, 2015|

There’s a funny thing about buzz words – once a word gains traction, everyone quickly adapts it as if it were there own. Case in point … the word “green”.

Today everyone wants to jump on the environmental bandwagon and create a green product. You’ll find it in just about every industry. After all, we all […]

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New NAECA Water Heater Energy Standards – Are You Ready?

April 4th, 2015|

On April 16, 2015, there will be significant changes to improve energy factor (EF) rating requirements on water heaters currently installed in residential homes. The National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (NAECA) will require higher energy factor ratings on virtually all residential gas, electric, and oil water heaters, including some light duty commercial water heaters as […]

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How New DOE Energy Mandates Affect Water Heaters

April 1st, 2015|

Are you in the market for a new water heater? The US Dept of Energy’s new water heater regulations go into effect on April 16, 2015.

The new 2015 DOE energy efficiency mandates will require higher EF ratings on virtually all water heaters, including residential gas, electric and oil. These changes will impact how water heaters […]

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There’s A Drain Snake For The Job

March 27th, 2015|

In the plumbing world, there is a tool for every job. And if you try and use the wrong tool, you may wind up with a bigger mess than before.

When you have a clogged drain, one of the best ways to remove the clog is with a drain snake. However, drain snakes come in many […]

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Is It Possible For Animals To Climb Up Through The Toilet?

March 24th, 2015|

“I’ve seen stories about people that head into the bathroom in the middle of the night, only to lift the toilet lid and be face to face with an animal that has made its way up the pipes. I’ve seen stories with snakes, rats, crocodiles, or even an occasional squirrel bypassing whatever security should be […]

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Pros and Cons of Walk In Bathtubs

March 21st, 2015|

One of the riskiest rooms in your home as you age is the bathroom. And nothing could be more risky than taking a step up and over the side of the tub, especially as mobility issues increase.

Traditional bathtubs present a risky situation for both the elderly and for people with mobility issues. An easy solution […]

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Plumbing Tips To Prepare Your Home For Vacation

March 18th, 2015|

With spring break upon us, and summer just around the corner, it’s a great time to start planning for a little rest and relaxation time to unwind from the chaos of day to day life. Nothing can be better than relaxing by the pool, drink in hand, letting all your cares slip away.

As you head […]

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Do You Have A Sump Pump Backup?

March 14th, 2015|

Here in Colorado, our weather often comes in “feast or famine” quantities. We may go weeks without moisture; yet once it comes, it can leave devastation in its path.

Depending on where you live, you may require a sump pump to keep your basement safe and dry, no matter how much moisture we receive. A sump […]

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How Water and Energy Are Related

March 10th, 2015|

When most homeowner guides talk about making your home more energy efficient, conversation always leads toward what you can do in your own home. In order to be more energy efficient, you can buy more efficient appliances for example – a new Energy Star rated appliance can help you save energy and water significantly over […]

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Finding Those Small Leaks In Your Home That Could Be Costing You A Fortune

March 7th, 2015|

You know that small drip in the bathroom sink? The one that leaks a drop of water every few minutes? Its nothing big, not even an annoyance really. You’ve only noticed it because your sink is wet even after you’ve been away from home all day.

Those tiny drips can be a big problem. Studies show […]

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Buying A Hybrid Electric Water Heater

March 3rd, 2015|

Ready to make a difference in your home’s efficiency? Want to save more water, save more on your energy bills, and improve the one appliance in your home that will have the greatest impact overall? Look no further than your water heater.

The water heater was invented in the late 1800s, and though a lot of […]

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