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How To Build a Plumbers Tool Kit

November 18th, 2010|

Own a home? Then chances are you’ll face a few plumbing problems throughout the year. With a few simple tools, anyone can build a plumbers tool kit and be prepared for a plumbing repair or malfunction.

First, find a sturdy toolbox to hold all of your tools. It is a good idea to have a box […]

Natural Gas Poisoning Symptoms

October 8th, 2010|

Fall may finally be here in Colorado. Warm days and cool nights mean its time to bring out the warm blankets and sweaters, and turn on the fireplace – inside and out.

It’s also the time when you’ll hear about natural gas poisoning affecting families around the area. Over the summer, gas lines may have cracked […]

Are There Tax Credits For Water Heaters?

July 28th, 2010|

Whether you are in the process of buying a water heater because of an emergency, or are looking to upgrade before the emergency happens, wouldn’t it be nice if you could save money in the process?

One of the ways Colorado is helping out its residents to become more efficient every day is through rebate programs. […]

Do Energy Star Ratings Really Equate To Efficiency And Savings?

May 27th, 2010|

The Energy Star rating program was introduced in 1992 as a joint effort between the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Energy as a labeling program designed to identify and promote energy efficient products. Through this program, you can find products that will help you save money, protect the environment, and reduce […]

What Do I Do If My Water Heater Drain Valve Is Leaking?

February 25th, 2010|

“I was in my basement the other day and noticed my water heater drain valve is leaking. What do I do now? Does that mean I need to replace my water heater?”
With this type of question, there are a couple of answers that are possible.

First, how old is your water heater? If it’s just a […]

Should I Replace My Water Heater At A Certain Age?

January 29th, 2010|

“My water heater is 8 years old, and lately I’ve noticed it takes longer for the hot water to appear, and it never really seems to be all that warm. Is that a sign of needing a new hot water heater? Should I just replace it rather than have a plumber out to repair it?”

The […]

Top 8 Reasons To Call A Plumber

January 15th, 2010|

When should you call a plumber?

That’s a question many homeowners face when they attempt to do home maintenance themselves to save money, yet aren’t quite sure of the steps to accomplish each task. Here’s a list of 8 calls we receive regularly from homeowners.

1. Clogged sink. What do you do when a bottle of drain […]

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?” […]