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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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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 […]

Why Your Plumber Doesn’t Use Chemical Drain Cleaners

December 12th, 2013|

When you have a simple plumbing problem, such as a clogged drain, your first plan of action might involve using a chemical drain cleaner.

If that does not work, you may have to call in a plumber for professional help.

One thing you are bound to notice about your plumber is that he does not use chemical […]

What It Means To Be A Lead Safe Certified Firm

November 15th, 2013|

Do you live in an older home? While your home environment is safe under normal conditions, have you ever thought about when the unexpected happens?

What if a pipe breaks and creates expensive damage to your wall boards?

While the homeowner inside of you probably says “fix the pipe and repair the damage”, you would be only […]

Water Service – What Is Your Homeowner Responsibility?

August 7th, 2013|

Have you ever thought about what plumbing really is? Its not the pipes, the drains or the joints. Its not the appliances. Its not the systems, spickets or faucets. When you really look at plumbing, it all comes down to water.

Water comes into your home and makes everything you do feasible. You cook with it. […]

Why Is There A Water Stain On My Ceiling?

July 11th, 2013|

“A few days ago I began noticing a small spot on the ceiling in my living room. I ignored it because it was so small. But today I noticed its getting bigger – several inches in diameter in fact. Its not soaking wet – its wet to the touch but its not dripping. Do I […]

When Should You Get A Plumbing Permit?

May 24th, 2013|

 
When you think of a plumbing repair job, I highly doubt your first thought is paperwork.  Likely, you think of pipes, metal, shiny faucets, and hot water.  But one essential element of many plumbing jobs is as plumbing permit.  A plumbing permit is the county’s way of saying they approve of whatever it is you […]