Colorado Springs Plumbing Blog

Learn plumbing tips and processes as well as how we use state-of-the-art equipment to provide you with top Colorado Springs plumbing services.

Colorado Springs Plumbing Blog

Get helpful tips and advice for troubleshooting common plumbing problems at home and steps to take before you call your plumber. Our plumbing blog also provides seasonal checklists that help you safeguard your plumbing from possible damage or expensive repairs. Learn about our plumbing processes and how we use state-of-the-art equipment to provide you with top Colorado Springs plumbing services.

Hot water heater repair may sound intimidating, and some repairs are better left to a plumber. However, there are 3 simple do-it-yourself hot water heater repairs most homeowners can tackle.  

As a top plumbing company in Colorado Springs, we get a constant flow (see what we did there lol) of calls from shivering homeowners just out of a freezing shower.  Often the call is due to these 3 simple to fix problems.

So keep reading and maybe you can avoid a plumber bill.  In this post, we explain the 3 common hot water heater problems that just about any homeowner can fix - including you.

Every homeowner knows the day will come when they have to call their Colorado Springs plumber to have a hot water heater repair.

Will you meet a mess of soggy carpets from a leak? Or maybe your bathwater will run cold? Will company be visiting? You may not even be home when it happens, leading to an even bigger emergency.

A hot water heater emergency leads to damage to your home and possessions.

Hot water heater repair or replacement is a necessary, yet often dreaded home maintenance repair. Much of that dread comes due to the cost, time, and lack of information when a hot water heater repair or replacement happens. It needs a  fix and soon!

Hot water heater repair need not be such a chore though. Keep reading to learn the 5 signs that you may need a hot water heater repair. 

This is our annual winter plumbing checklist for Colorado Springs homeowners for 2017.

Our Colorado winter weather can have a big impact on your home’s plumbing system. Is your home plumbing prepared for winter? If not, you could face frozen pipes, burst pipes and any other number of catastrophes.

Lucky for you it is easy to prevent winter plumbing disasters. Our winter plumbing checklist for Colorado Springs will help you get your home ready for the cooler months ahead.

These household plumbing task are easy to do and won't take up much of your day.  Keep reading for the checklist.

Every so often we get a call for a hot water heater repair that could have been avoided.

When something goes wrong, you don’t have to pick up the phone right away to call a Colorado Springs plumber. You can do some basic troubleshooting yourself, and depending on the problem, even make a simple repair or two.

Performing a little DIY hot water heater maintenace can save you a lot of money, especially over the life of your hot water heater. 

Here are a few common problems people run into with their water heaters and how to troubleshoot and possibly fix the problem.

Is your Outdoor Plumbing Ready for the Summer?

Most Coloradoans are educated about winter plumbing safety, but few consider how important it is to maintain their plumbing system in the summer as well. By taking the time to check and test a few basic plumbing components, you can avoid calling a Colorado Springs plumbing company for an unexpected repair. 

Pick the Right Water Heater for your Home

Selecting a new water heater is quick and easy when you understand the pros and cons of the different models available.  

Below, we’ve outlined the benefits and downfalls of the three most popular water heater styles on the market. While browsing, we recommend considering factors like size, installation, energy efficiency, and rebate availability to pick a model that will truly be a good fit for your home. 

Stop Plumbing Emergencies in their Tracks

Did you know that most plumbing emergencies are entirely preventable? They are! Don’t wait until your plumbing issue has become unmanageable before giving it attention; instead, use these tips to stop oncoming plumbing disasters in their tracks. 

What preventable issues do emergency plumbers in Colorado Springs respond to most? 

Plumbing is so much more than meets the eye. 

When you think “plumbing,” it’s common for things like sinks, toilets, and showers to come to mind. But plumbing systems are much more than the pipes and drains you see on the inside of your home. 

In fact, the plumbing fixtures and pipes on the outside of your home are just as important as their indoor counterparts – even if you don’t knowingly use them on a daily basis.  

Outdoor plumbing malfunctions make up a large portion of the emergency calls Colorado Springs plumbing contractors respond to, particularly during cold winter weather or heavy spring rainstorms. 

Keep your home’s plumbing working on the inside and out using this checklist.

Are Commercial Drain Cleaners Clogging your Pipes? 

Store-bought chemicals and cleaners are bad for air quality, but could they also damage the plumbing in your home? Although commercial drain cleaners are marketed as safe and effective ways to unclog pipes, they are often one of the root causes of chronic drainage issues. 

Particularly in older homes (like those found on the west side of Colorado Springs), solutions like DrainO! can escalate plumbing issues rather than fix them. When in doubt about how much DrainO! is too much, call a Colorado Springs drain cleaning plumber for a safe answer.

Thankfully, it’s possible to unclog a sluggish drain without resorting to harmful chemicals.

“My sink smells horrible – help!” 

Garbage disposals are essential for keeping sinks clog-free, but they can also be the source of foul odors when they’re not cleaned properly.  

The thought of rotting scents coming from a sink may make you cringe, but this problem crops up in hundreds of homes throughout Colorado Springs every year. Take a look at what a Colorado Springs professional plumber says are the most common causes of garbage disposal odors.

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