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Turn Up the Heat on Frozen Pipes

Turn Up the Heat on Frozen Pipes Colorado winters have a whimsical way of making our plumbing systems resemble the frozen caverns of the Ice Planet Hoth (yea, your plumber just referenced Star Wars, we’re cool like that). See what I mean? Anyways, as we all know prevention is better than reaction. So with that Read the full article…


Garbage Disposal Dont’s

Garbage Disposal Dont’s As the holidays get closer many of us find ourselves spending more and more time in the kitchen. Whether you are preparing the turkey for Thanksgiving dinner or baking cookies for Christmas, your garbage disposal can prove to be a very handy companion. However, you want to make sure that you are Read the full article…


Beware of FOG

Beware of FOG Happy Monday everyone! This week we are going to talk about avoiding FOG. Not fog, rather FOG: Fats, oils, and grease. These buggers are what cause the majority of drain cleaning issues in your kitchen sink. We’re highlighting a great blog produced by The Trusted Plumber, out of Phoenix, AZ. To read the original Read the full article…


Locate Your Main Water Shut Off

Locate Your Main Water Shut Off As a homeowner, and even a renter, it is extremely important to know how to locate your main water shut off valve. Why? Because if you live in a home long enough you are bound to spring a leak somewhere, at some time. Often, that leak will appear behind Read the full article…


Permits Are Important!

Permits Are Important! At McAdams Plumbing, we get quite a few questions about pulling permits. Some of the most common questions include “what is a permit,” “what does a permit do,” and “why is it important?” So we thought it might be a good time to address some of those questions in a blog. With Read the full article…


Frozen Pipes: 7 Easy Precautions to Take

Frozen Pipes: 7 Easy Precautions to Take Well I’m sure all of our friends and neighbors noticed the snow over the weekend. That’s Colorado’s way of saying Happy Mother’s Day! Many folks (myself included)  got a head start on their lawns thinking we were in the Spring free and clear. Not the case apparently. I’ve Read the full article…


We’ve Got All the Right Tools!

  We’ve Got All the Right Tools! One of the characteristics that separates professional plumbers from the rest of the wrenchers out there is the tools we use in our daily work. As you can imagine, there are a lot of different types of plumbing fixtures. Different producers, different parts, and different applications. All these Read the full article…


Looks Like Colorado Found the Winter!

Looks Like Colorado Found the Winter Happy Monday Colorado, and it looks like we finally found the winter! So we know what winter means: Slick roads, early darkness, and temperatures dropping well below zero, especially at night. The most important thing to remember when the weather starts changing like this is to drive safe, keep Read the full article…


Think Twice Before Shopping Online!

  Think Twice Before Shopping Online It is a digital age we are in, there’s no arguing that fact. Shopping online has become one of the most convenient services of the internet. It allows you to search for the product you want, compare prices amongst competitors, and have the best option shipped directly to you Read the full article…


All About Whirlpool Water Heaters

  All About Whirlpool Water Heaters So recently we ran into a situation with a customer dealing with their Whirlpool water heater. The quick and easy is that it was less than 2 years old, still under manufacturer’s warranty, but was malfunctioning and needed a new part. These folks weren’t sure what to do so Read the full article…

  • “Very efficient, friendly, and professional”

    Customer Review Cherise Kitchens Review 06.05.14 Very efficient, friendly, and professional. Thanks Chris! McAdams Plumbing Response: Thank you Cherise! We’re so glad you were pleased with your service. If there’s ever anything McAdams Plumbing can do for you in the future please do not hesitate to ask. We’ll be here. -MP  

  • “If I could give more stars….I would.”

    Customer Review Loni H. Review 11/27/12 5-Star Yelp Review 11/27/2012 If I could give more stars….I would.   I couldn’t find anyone who could recommend a plumber so we ended up calling 12 different plumbers this morning and either they wouldn’t return our calls or they weren’t interested in a smaller residential job.   We Read the full article…

  • “He was extremely professional and courteous”

    Customer Review Michael Klatt Review 5/02/12 I had to make an emergency call at 5:30 a.m. because there was water backing up into basement. I have had two other situations in my life where I have had to call for plumbers in an after hours, emergency situation. On both occasions, the guys who showed up Read the full article…