Key Items on Your Home Maintenance List: Mow Your Lawn, Repair Your Roof, Cleaning Your Drains | Boulder, CO

Key Items on Your Home Maintenance List: Mow Your Lawn, Repair Your Roof, Cleaning Your Drains | Boulder, CO

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We Love to Provide Emergency Plumbing Service, But Prevention Is Even Better

At bluefrog Plumbing + Drain in Boulder, CO, we love taking care of plumbing emergencies. That’s true even in the middle of the night, because it’s a good feeling knowing that you and your family don’t have to worry, you just call us. We do feel a bit conspicuous, though, carefully stepping through your home night or day to fix a drain overflow or pipe leak that’s making a mess. Drain cleaning is best done by the light of day, and before the flood. That’s why we want to perform plumbing maintenance and drain cleaning before it becomes critical.

A Maintenance Plumbing Call Is Planned and Convenient

In many cases, we can identify the potential source of plumbing problems, then take care of them at a convenient time and in a more socially comfortable way. Whether you’ve got an older home you’ve owned for a while, a new-old home you just bought, or have some concerns you’ve identified, we’re ready to inspect your plumbing and do maintenance and preventive drain cleaning, instead of performing emergency repairs.

Every Homeowner Thinks About the Sewer Line

Some homes in Boulder, CO are over 100 years old, and many have been in place for 50 years or more. This means that, in addition to your overall plumbing, your sewer line could be well past its prime and in need of attention. This is a great opportunity to put our resources to work since even that large pipe sometimes needs our drain cleaning expertise.

We can run our video camera through it to the city connection, looking for damage and obstructions. If there’s damage, we’ve got a number of sewer cleaning alternatives to offer that often take care of it without full pipe replacement. If there are obstructions, high-pressure hydro jetting can restore the flow in the line.

Plumbing Updates and Your Peace of Mind

Lead pipes, older cast iron or decades-old PVC, and even noisy pipes that are vibrating and prone to damage can need replacement before problems arise. Re-piping is not as big an issue as you’d imagine, and it can help remove hazards that could result in health problems, leaks, or frequent drain cleaning problems over time. Cast iron, in particular, tends to corrode and cause drain blockages when the insides are no longer smooth. Frequent drain cleaning may be required, and pipe replacement is a good alternative to frequent maintenance or emergencies.

Drains Are a Magnet For Precious Items and Kids’ Toys

Our drain cleaning experts also offer object retrieval. Sometimes it’s just to clear the drain, such as a toy down the toilet, and other times it’s that old story of precious jewelry like a wedding ring falling down the drain. With our video inspection equipment, we can usually locate the item with a minimum of hassle and retrieve it for you. Making visual contact with the clog can make a big difference because toy cars and stuffed animals won’t dissolve any time soon.

Drain Cleaning Advice You Can Use Every Day

In a pinch, running hot water through a slow drain may help with grease or soap-based clogs, and putting in a cup of baking soda followed by a cup of vinegar can try to fizz it away. Boiling water can be risky, especially with plastic pipes. If you’re using a plunger, beware of shoving the clog further down and making drain cleaning more difficult.

Use slow, steady plunger pressure rather than forcefully shoving to try to dislodge the clog. These methods, unlike chemicals, are low-risk and are unlikely to make things more difficult if you need to call the plumber. You can save time, of course, by just calling us in the first place — we’ll give you a proper drain cleaning, not just a bigger hole through the clog.

We Want To Get To Know You as a Customer and Review Your Home’s Plumbing

One of the best ways to keep plumbing up-to-date and fully functioning is to call for a whole-house plumbing inspection. We know homes in the Boulder, CO area and we can look for common problems that we’ve seen elsewhere, then make sure that all your pipes, joints, and connected appliances are in good shape and up to current code. We’ll give you an idea of what you should consider doing to avoid problems later. We’ll also have an understanding of your home’s plumbing, making it easier to handle any emergencies that might arise.

Ghosts Howling in the Night or Bangs in the Walls?

If you’re haunted by plumbing noises, you’re not stuck with them and in some cases, they can actually lead to harm. Not only harm to your pipes as they vibrate but to attached equipment. In particular, “water hammers” can create damaging pressure spikes when the pipes produce a loud bang as you turn off a valve or your dishwasher and washing machine automatic valves shut off. Fixing howling sounds can be a matter of valve replacement or maintenance. Other vibrations can be the result of improper installation years ago allowing the pipes to touch the wall or vibrate other pipes.

Renovations Are Our Specialty, Too

Plumbing needs repairs, maintenance, and upgrades during the life of your home, but we also come out to help when you’re adding a half bath, upgrading your kitchen, or running water lines outside. If it’s time for a new, luxurious shower, a double sink, a new dishwasher, or safer hoses to your washing machine, we’re the pros to call. Even if it seems like a simple DIY job, consider the value of a professional installation.

Here’s Our Number, For Your Speed Dial — Call Us

bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of North Denver is your partner in maintaining your home’s plumbing and providing quick, effective plumbing repairs. We’re ready to serve you in Boulder, CO — call us at 720-779-3764.

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