When you live in Denver, you may wake up to more than 300 days of sunshine each year, but the days that are not so sunny couldhave a dramatic effect on your residential plumbing system. Once the warm summer days with low humidity give way to cooler autumn days, you will have to start to prep your home for snowfall that comes along with winter. While many residents look forward to the snowfall in winter so that they can enjoy winter recreation, your pipes will not be as “excited”.
Winter brings freezing and pressure that makes it very difficult for your pipes to do what they were intended to do. With your pipes working overtime to bring you hot water while the ground is covered in snow, there is undoubtedly an increased risk of problems.
Summer in Colorado is also known as lightning season and the formidable–although often forgotten–threat to your safety should never be underestimated. Lightning strikes can cause massive power surges, around 50,000 degrees F of heat per bolt, which can then result in fires leaving extensive property damages worth up to hundreds of thousands of dollars, as well as deaths and injuries. These grave risks should encourage every homeowner to improve protection at home.
Aside from installing lightning protection systems and surge protection devices, you can fix certain elements in your home to reduce or eliminate common fire hazards. Even without lightning, there are certain parts of the home that may be prone to sparking electrical fires, especially if the property was built before the updated building codes.
Abernathy recommends tenants to send up to three notices to their landlords, so the latter will have the chance to take action. The first letter should inform the landlord of the situation, while the second letter should state rightful consequences if the property owner still would not respond or fix the problem (e.g. withholding rent or even moving out and filing a legal complaint.)
If you’re on the other end of the spectrum (the landlord), then you ought to promptly attend to the problem, especially if it’s a Denver plumbing issue. Aside from making everyday activities difficult or uncomfortable for your tenants, leaky faucets or broken pipes could cause utility bills to increase and could even endanger the residents of your property.
Licensed plumbers in Denver like Total Plumbing, Inc. have the necessary tools and skills to fix these nightmarish problems for you. Don’t take these toilet issues lightly, and trust the right professionals to restore the efficient functionality of your porcelain throne.