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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 […]

Celebrating National Water Quality Month

August 8th, 2013|

If you have ever been appreciative of your water, there is no better time than August to show your appreciation. August is National Water Quality Month! It is a month to remember that the quality of water is essential to the survival of the human race. Without good, clean water, none of us could even […]

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 […]

Pros and Cons of a Dual Flush Toilet

May 16th, 2013|

Protecting the environment and conserving natural resources is essential to the wellbeing of our planet. There are numerous ways that you can do your part to help the planet. For instance, you can conserve energy by remembering to shut off lights that you are not using. You can also invest in energy-efficient appliances.

Another way to […]

Greywater Rules In Colorado

May 2nd, 2013|

We all know that water is a precious commodity in Colorado.  The state seems to be in a constant state of drought, and heavy consideration is given to levels of snowfall, reserves, and reservoirs.  We have all felt the pinch of living in such a dry area.  Depending on your location, you may have experienced […]

What To Do If You Suspect Drain Cleaner Poisoning

February 15th, 2013|

Drain cleaner is a very effective tool when used properly, but unfortunately, it can be very harmful for humans.  If you ever suspect that a friend or loved one is suffering from drain cleaner poisoning, it is imperative you act right away.

The first thing you should know about drain cleaner poisoning, is the symptoms.  You […]

Is Lead in Your Plumbing Dangerous for your Family?

November 29th, 2012|

Lead has surrounded Americans for many years. Recent studies have shown the potential dangers of lead, making homeowners more aware of the dangers and how to take the necessary precautions.

While many people think of paint when it comes to dangers within the home, they might not think about plumbing. Yet lead was a common element […]

What Is A Safe Temperature For My Water Heater?

October 19th, 2012|

Do you have small children in your home? Or maybe an elderly mom or dad that has recently moved in?

While you may not think twice about the temperature of your water – yoou simply adjust it and wait for it to be comfortable for you – small children and elderly persons don’t have the reflexes […]

Why Does My Toilet Flood My Sink?

September 7th, 2012|

When you flush your toilet you anticipate that the water (and its contents) will swirl around a little bit and then make a hasty retreat from your home.  It can be a bit disconcerting then, if some of the water (or worse) decides to make a impromptu encore appearance in your sink drain!

Since none of […]