Monthly Archives: December 2009

Top Ten Plumbing Posts for 2009

December 31st, 2009|

As we bring 2009 to a close, and head forward towards 2010, I wanted to share with you our favorite posts here at Quality 1st Plumbing. Quality 1st Plumbing is the Premier Plumbing Company In Colorado To Go Green What does it mean to take your plumbing company green? […]

Colorado Hot Water Heater

December 29th, 2009|

“Living here in Colorado, what’s the best hot water heater for me to put into my home? My current water heater is 10 years old, and I want something energy efficient, maybe even green. I’ve been reading a lot about tankless water heaters; what’s the best choice for me and my family of four?” […]

Denver Hot Water Heater

December 23rd, 2009|

Is your hot water heater working over time this holiday season?

If you’ve noticed there’s not enough hot water for everyone in your immediate household, the water is hotter or colder than normal, the hot water tank is making noises, or have started noticing a leak around your tank, it may be time to invest in […]

Hot Water Boilers

December 17th, 2009|

A hot water boiler is an appliance that heats and uses water to provide heat throughout the home. Once the water is hot, it distributes the water throughout the home via pipes, and radiates heat into the rooms with either a steel or cast iron radiator, or baseboard convectors. Hot water boilers can be fueled […]

How Septic Systems Work

December 16th, 2009|

Who owns your septic system? Your city? You as a homeowner? If you said the latter, you are correct. While septic systems in general are designed for long term, effective treatment of household water waste, if problems arise and you have to replace it, it could cost you thousands of dollars. […]

DIY Plumbing – Plumbing Gift Ideas

December 11th, 2009|

Looking for gift ideas this year? Here’s our list plumbing gift ideas that would make great stocking stuffers – and should be handy in every household for the quick jobs that pop up. 1. Adjustable Wrench Set. Just the tool for odd jobs all around the home.  2. […]

How To Keep Warm In Colorado’s Cold Weather

December 9th, 2009|

One week of cold weather here in Colorado, and the temperatures keep dropping. Today on our local, they registered a temperature of –399 degrees! Okay, maybe it’s not that cold outside, but even at –3 degrees, it’s still cold enough to really test your house and cars to the limits. Staying warm […]

10 Facts About Plumbing Faucets

December 4th, 2009|

1. Fix or replace? If you have a leaky faucet, fix or replace it as soon as possible. A leaky faucet with a drip of about 1 per second equals about 5 gallons of wasted water every day. 2. Solid brass faucets last the longest and require the least care, especially with […]

How To Prevent Pipes Freezing

December 3rd, 2009|

Welcome to Colorado! Only here in Denver can you enjoy sunshine and 60 degrees one day, and have it dip down into the single digits the next. The first cold spell of the season is often the one that catches you off guard, and creates the most havoc. If you weren’t prepared and […]