Spring is on its way! While you plan on opening windows around the house and giving your living space a good spring clean, add drain cleaning to the list. Here we’ll discuss why you should spring clean the drains, common household drains, and tips for cleaning and maintaining your drains during the spring and beyond…. Read more »
Plumbing Tips to Protect Your Home and Wallet!
Most homeowners realize the importance of home maintenance to protect their investment. But when we think of routine tasks around the home, the plumbing system might not be top of mind. So here are some plumbing tips to keep your drains and pipes well maintained and working correctly. Plumbing Tips to Protect Your Home Bathroom… Read more »
Frozen Pipes and How To Avoid Them
Picture this: You’ve just come back from a winter vacation in Cabo. You’ve got a tan, you’re relaxed, and life is good. You step into your home, unpack your clothes, and start drawing a bath — except when you do, the water barely trickles out of the faucet. Great. You try the bathroom sink, and… Read more »
How to Optimize Water Heater Temperatures
Did you know that you can change and optimize the temperature of your water heater? That’s right. You can change it. However, what you consider the optimal water heater temperature can differ from what others consider optimal. Here at SWAN Plumbing, Heating & Air of Denver, we understand that different people have different opinions on… Read more »
Instant Hot Water Heater Questions Answered!
Is an instant hot water heater right for you? These models aren’t a brand-new concept, but they’ve certainly grown more popular recently. An instant water heater — also called a tankless or on-demand water heater — is a replacement for the conventional storage water heater. For many homes, they’re a great option due to their… Read more »
What is a P-Trap, and why is it an important part of your plumbing
What is a p-trap, how does it work and why is it important? If you’ve ever encountered problems with your sink’s drain, you’ve probably heard the term p-trap thrown around here and there. While it is a simple device, few homeowners understand how it works and why it matters. Here’s a quick overview of p-traps… Read more »
Tankless water heater or conventional water heater?
When considering replacing a water heater, homeowners should weigh the pros and cons of purchasing a conventional water heater or a tankless water heater. Both types of water heaters are commonly used in homes. The decision to purchase one over the other should be based on your household needs and budget. Conventional Water Heater Pros… Read more »
Water Heater FAQ
QUESTION: Why Does the Upper Thermostat on My Water Heater Keep Resetting? ANSWER: If you have an electric water heater with a reset switch that keeps going off, it usually indicates a problem with the heating element or thermostat. The heating element can be tested using an ohm meter. This is done by disconnecting the… Read more »
3 Problems Happening Behind the Scenes of Your Shower
Some of the biggest issues in your shower could be the ones that you can’t see. There is a lot going on behind the scenes in your shower, including all your pipework. When an issue occurs there, it can cause a lot of damage before you become aware of the problem. Here are five problems… Read more »
Bathroom Plumbing FAQ
QUESTION: Help! My toilet just exploded with sewage. Why? ANSWER: A sudden explosion of sewage from a toilet is much more than a run of the mill clog. It could mean that you have a significant blockage in the branch line between the sewer main and your bathroom. Your best option is to call a… Read more »
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