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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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What If Your Shower Is Too Hot or Too Cold?

January 3rd, 2015|

When the weather outside is cold and frightful, one of the most comforting places to head is the shower. Nothing feels better than a warm stream of water taking away the stress of the day, leaving you warm and relaxed and ready to take on the world once again.

Yet when the temperature huddles around zero, […]

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Can You Put Drano Down The Toilet?

December 17th, 2014|

Drano is one of the oldest, longest selling drain cleaners on the market today. Invented in 1923, its original slogan promised “Once every week, Drano in every drain”.

But is that still the case today? And more importantly, is Drano the best solution when your toilet has a clog?

Mixing Cleaners

Lets start with the most important, mixing […]

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Thanksgiving Advice … From Your Plumber

November 15th, 2014|

November is here, the cold weather is upon us, and that means the holidays aren’t far behind. First up – Thanksgiving. And with it means lots of friends and family, lots of food … and in some cases lots of plumbing problems.

Thanksgiving is the single busiest day of the year for residential plumbers. After a […]

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Why A High Water Bill Could Be A Sign Of A Water Main Problem

November 12th, 2014|

One of the most common questions we receive from our customers is:

Who is responsible for the main water line if it breaks or has a problem?

The answer is one many don’t expect: you are.

As a homeowner, you are responsible for the water main pipe that begins at the curb of your property, and runs into […]

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How To Find The Right Plumbing Contractor

November 8th, 2014|

One of the main systems in your home is the plumbing. Proper plumbing design is a science; its one we think very little about until there’s a problem in the system. Your plumbing system brings water in and flushes waste out. It must be properly regulated to provide adequate water pressure throughout. It must work […]

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Top Plumbing Myths Debunked

October 18th, 2014|

With costs for energy rising all the time, and the word “efficiency” attached to everything we do, its easy to see why people can get sucked into a wide array of beliefs when it comes to improving home efficiency. And while many of the “reported” maintenance items will work, many of them are simply myths […]

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Home Eye Safety Month – Stay Safe With Plumbing Maintenance

October 7th, 2014|

A recent study conducted by the American Academy of Ophthalmology showed that only 35 percent of respondents wear eye protection when performing home repairs or work on home maintenance projects. That means 65 percent are subjected to potential threats to the eyes, and in many cases these injuries aren’t treated in the appropriate way.

Men are […]

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How To Trace A Water Leak In Your Plumbing

September 27th, 2014|

It may start out as a tiny drip, or you may instantly have more water than you know what to do with. However, when you have a water leak in your plumbing, timing is everything to avoid devastating consequences down the road.

Tracing a leak in your home can be tricky. But wiping up the water […]

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When Your Washing Machine Won’t Drain

September 6th, 2014|

Have you ever opened up your washing machine at the end of its cycle, only to discover that the cycle is over, but the washing machine is anything but drained? Inside you find your clothes sitting in a pool of water, sopping wet from top to bottom. There is no throwing sopping wet clothes into […]

How “Plumbing Smart” Are You?

August 23rd, 2014|

When it comes to home maintenance, we tend to approach it in one of two ways.

1. If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it.

2. Out of sight, out of mind.

That’s also why when something happens, it creates a mini disaster because we are unprepared to deal with the consequences.

While some home maintenance items are small in […]

How Is Our Home Drinking Water Made Clean and Healthy

April 19th, 2014|

Most of us here in Colorado don’t think about the water we drink. We turn on the tap to do just about everything: get a glass of water, fill up a pitcher for tea, add it to our recipes, and brush our teeth with it.

Then something happens. A scare. A flood. And the first thing […]