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Plumbing Tips

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.

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. 

Could you be spending less on utilities each month?

We’ve all been shocked by the dollar amount on a monthly water bill at one point or another. To prevent wasted resources and high utility bills, many people make using less water a high priority. Thankfully, for many homes throughout the Front Range, a few strategic household upgrades can lower the cost of monthly utilities without changing your water usage. See what a professional Colorado Springs plumbing company recommends as the best upgrades for your home.

Can Water Damage your Plumbing? 

Few people realize that the water rushing from their tap could also be ruining their plumbing system. “Hard water,” a naturally occurring type of mineral water, is found throughout the wells, springs, and rivers of the Front Range. 

Because the mineral composition of hard water can be detrimental to plumbing pipes and fixtures, it’s important to guard the longevity of your home’s plumbing with preventative techniques. 

Keep reading to learn more about hard water in Colorado Springs, and what you can do to protect your pipes.

Preventative plumbing maintenance saves property managers thousands.

As a property manager, it’s your responsibility to ensure the plumbing system in your building operates safely and effectively year-round. Not only could plumbing issues impact the quality of life of your tenants, it can also cause serious structural damage to the other areas of your property. 

As a Colorado Springs plumbing contractor, we respond to hundreds of commercial plumbing issues and emergencies in the Front Range each year. To help property managers like you side-step costly repairs and take better care of their investments, review these common commercial plumbing issues and what you can do to avoid them.

Winter is coming fast.

Once the snow and ice arrives, household plumbing systems will be under enormous pressure to operate well regardless of the low temperatures. Winter brings dozens of challenges, but one of the most common plumbing problems is frozen pipes. Every year, Colorado Springs residents struggle with frozen drains, showers, and sinks – thankfully, freezing pipes are something that can be prevented with the right preparation. 

Building a new kitchen from the ground up is like having a clean slate. You get to decide where all the fixtures and appliances will be located, size, color scheme and layout. Whether you’re building a new house or adding onto an existing one, having a new kitchen is an exciting prospect for most homeowners because the kitchen is the main activity hub for many homes.

But like with any construction project, the devil is in the details. A new kitchen is a dream come true if built properly, but can quickly turn into a nightmare if the plans are hastily thrown together and the work isn’t done correctly.

Deciding what plumbing company you’re going to call before a disaster happens is the smart thing to do. You don’t want to wait until you have water in your basement to try to find the best plumber. Yet so many plumbing companies claim to have the experience and skills to handle any emergency, but how do you know if it’s true? Well, here’s a guide on what to look for when choosing plumbing service.

Frozen pipes are a very real danger during the winter months. When a pipe freezes, the ice inside expands, meaning there’s a good chance the pipe will burst. This sends water flooding into your home. The only way to stop it is to turn off your home’s main water valve and then start cleaning up the mess.

But prevention is much easier and cheaper than having to clean up after a flood. There are some very easy ways to prevent your pipes from freezing.

Anyone living in Colorado knows to expect snow showers in late April to mid May, even though spring is well under way. This can cause some confusion of what spring plumbing maintenance you should be doing and when you should be doing it.

Here is a simple checklist to follow while inspecting your plumbing, both inside and outside your home.


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