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No plumbing service is too large or small for the Rocky Mountain Service Professionals’ team. We are an A+ accredited member of the Better Business Bureau. Our expert plumbers provide prompt services at affordable prices. All of our trucks are fully stocked with a large selection of replacement parts, making it possible for most plumbing repairs to be completed in one visit.
An annual inspection of all of your heating, cooling, electrical, and plumbing systems is a very important part of homeownership. They can find small issues before they become big problems, saving you time and money on nescient service calls when items finally breakdown. When it comes to your plumbing system, small issues can escalate into very costly repairs because water leaks can go undetected if they occur in obscure locations or systems fail that cause pressurized water to flood your home.
It all starts with water coming into your home from the county/city where you live. This water enters your house at street pressure, which is much higher than your plumbing system can handle. Most plumbing fixtures in your home are rated for about 65-75 psi, while street pressure can be in excess of 100 psi and higher! Like high blood pressure can cause many symptoms and issues within your body, high water pressure can damage your plumbing system and all of the fixtures connected to it! Many problems within a plumbing system, such as leaky faucets, can be traced back to high water pressure.
The pressure reducer valve (or PRV) is the valve that reduces the high street pressure to a safe operating pressure within the home. As these valves start to fail, they allow the water pressure to rise throughout the home springing leaks throughout your system. This is one of the most important parts of your plumbing system and needs to be checked annually.
Do you have a thermal expansion tank installed in your home?
Another important safety aspect to a home plumbing system is controlling thermal expansion. Thermal expansion happens when cold water is heated. When water is heated it naturally expands in volume, which can be dangerous if not properly controlled because the excess volume has nowhere to go in a closed system like your home. Expansion tanks catch the excess water. If your home does not have this relief tank your water heater will take on the increase stress of pressure and can fail prematurely because the cold water supply has no place to go when it is heated.
There is also a temperature and pressure relief valve on the water heater that needs to be checked annually to ensure it is in proper working condition. This safety valve monitors the water pressure and temperature within the tank to make sure both are in safe ranges. The expansion tank, along with the temperature and pressure relief valve work together to provide safety measures to your plumbing system and should be inspected annually.
High water bills?
The Environmental Protection Agency notes that household leaks account for over 1 trillion gallons of water wasted nationwide each year. It also states that 10% of all homes nationwide have household leaks that waste 90 gallons a day! Small leaks in toilets can go unnoticed for months and are often overlooked by the untrained eye, which can cause your monthly water bill to slowly skyrocket! We inspect and make minor adjustments to all the toilets in your home during our inspections. We will also inspect all the plumbing fixtures and connections to make sure there are no leaks throughout your home.
Annual inspections on all of your drains, supply lines and emergency shut off valves are also another important portion of a plumbing maintenance. Small leaks manifest over time, which may cause damage to cabinets, floors and sheetrock if they go unnoticed. Also when left unattended for extended periods of time you allow a chance for mold to form and spread in contaminated areas.
Do you know how to shut off your water in case of an emergency?
Do the shut-off valves in your home even work?
When was the last time you shut-off the water to your home?
Let one of our licensed plumbers locate and inspect these items as these valves when left unused have a tendency to seize in the on or off position. Don’t get caught in an emergency with no way to shut the water off to the pressurized portion of your plumbing system.
When was the last time you had your water heater serviced?
When was the last time you even performed a visually inspected of your water heater?
If you are like most homeowners the answer to both of the questions is probably never. This is understandable. Often, the heater is located in a closet or basement area – out of sight and out of mind. As long as you have hot water when you need it, why would you even need to service or inspect it?
As one of Denver’s leading plumbing companies running thousands of service calls per year, we see tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of damages created by faulty heaters that could have been prevented. In fact, the Colorado Insurance Information Service with help from the Allstate Insurance Company reported that water heater failures are one of the three most preventable sources of water damage in your home. Since the average residential heater contains 40-50 gallons of water and is pressurized, when the tanks rupture they can cause massive damage to your home.
While annual maintenances on your plumbing system in particular cannot guarantee prevention of water damage to your home, they can dramatically reduce it. Plus, annual maintenance provides an action plan to avoid such catastrophes.
Flushing the Tank
Sediment or “scale” is created when hard water is heated. The sediment builds up at the bottom of your tank style heater. This build-up at the bottom of the tank is NO GOOD for several reasons:
- Decreases Your Heater’s Efficiency – because gas heaters have burners at the bottom of the tank, and electric heaters have elements at the bottom of the tank, the sediment acts as an insulator between the water you want to heat and the heating source. This process causes longer run times to properly heat, which equals more money out of your pocket. These extended run times also create premature failure on the mechanical parts of the heater.
- Accelerates damage to your tank –because the accumulation of scale at the bottom of the tank becomes an insulator that causes longer run times of your burners or elements. This causes excessive heat at the bottom of the tank, which burns off the protective glass liner, causing the tank to rust and rupture at a quicker pace. It also can cover the bottom element of electric heaters causing it to short out
- Your Plumbing System – because the sediment gets distributed throughout your plumbing system clogging aerators, supply lines and contaminating your potable water throughout your entire home.
Annual water heater flushes are offered in our annual maintenances and highly recommended. During an annual examination, we also inspect the anode rod and T&P safety valve to ensure your water heater is operating safely and properly.
Do you have an aging water heater?
Considering the average water heater lasts 10-12 years, it is advisable to replace them before they start leaking to save you the headache of repairing water damages!
Give us a call for a free on-site consultation on different water heater options like Tank less and Marathon heaters. With current rebates you can get a more efficient water heater and money back on the installation!
There is no leak to big or small for one of Rocky Mountain Services’ licensed plumbers! Inside, outside, underground or in an attic we can find it and we will fix it!
We also perform leak searches as they are not always in plain sight. If you are seeing water spots in your ceiling or receive a high water bill and aren’t sure what do, give us a call and we can locate the leak and repair in the same visit!
Do you think you have a leak on your main water service? We offer underground leak detection as well as repairs and replacements of your water service.
Faucets & Toilet Repair and/or Replacement
Do you have faucets you would like to replace?
Do you have leaking faucets?
Kitchen or bathroom faucets repair and replacement is our specialty! It doesn’t matter if there are older or hard to find parts or just a new upgrade to jazz up the kitchen, we can handle any repair or replacement.
As toilets age the plastic and rubber components break down, causing minor leaks and toilets that don’t flush properly. We provide options on repairs to existing toilets or replacing with new toilets designed to use less water per flush. Our technicians are trained to give you options on all repairs and replacements, this way we can provide solutions for all budgets. Give us a call for your home fix it project and get an installation with a lifetime guarantee.
- General Service, Repair & Maintenance
- Faucet Repair & Installation
- Tub and Shower Repair & Installation
- Toilet Repair & Installation
- Water Heater Service, Repair & Maintenance
- Repair Broken or Leaking Water Lines
- Replace Water Heater Lines
- Whole House Water Filtration Systems
- Garbage Disposal Repair & Replacement
- Sump and Ejector Pump Repair & Replacement
- Basement Plumbing System Installation
- Leak Detection
- 48 Point Plumbing Inspection
- Emergency Plumbing Service & Repair
and much more