Super APEX World? APEX Plumbing’s Similarities to the One-and-Only Mario

What Happened to Mario? Earlier last month, the internet was shocked to learn that Nintendo’s beloved character, Mario, is no longer a plumber. Though he was originally created as a carpenter and has worked as a doctor, everyone knew Mario and his brother, Luigi, were plumbers. After all, Super Mario Bros. was a game based around two men going underground to take care of things coming out of pipes. As a company who specializes in underground pipe work and who works hard to make sure bad things don’t come out of your pipes, we feel a certain connection to the mustachioed man. In fact, we believe there are multiple similarities between APEX and Mario. APEX and Mario First, Nintendo’s smash hit, Super Mario Bros., was originally released for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in 1985, the same year APEX Plumbing was started. That means we have both been around for over three decades and serving our respective markets! Second, though we can’t quite compete with bringing happiness to millions of people across the world, we at APEX strive to ensure that we bring happiness and satisfaction to each of our 1,500+ customers a year through our top-quality work from start to finish. We are so confident in our work and your satisfaction that we offer a 5-year warranty on every job. Third, though the goal of our work is not to save a princess, we do work hard to save you money, time, and headaches that come along with less experienced companies trying to repair or replace your sewer or water lines. APEX is considered a turn-key solution meaning...

Denver Detects Lead in Tapwater

Water officials in Denver have cautioned families to run their water before using it. A recent test by Denver Water indicated that the drinking water in one of eight homes may be contaminated with lead. The water company took samples from Denver tap water at 60 homes and determined that the lead concentrations exceeded Environmental Protection Agency standards. The EPA has set a lead limit for safe drinking water at 15 parts per billion. The tests showed that the lead concentration exceeded that standard by nearly four times the safe level. This excessive lead level is now present in 13 percent of Denver homes. That’s up from eight percent in 2011. This is the highest amount recorded in 12 years, according to Denver Water. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment director of disease control and environmental epidemiology, Dr. Lisa Miller, urged residents to take proactive steps to minimize lead levels. The best action to reduce lead levels is to run the tap water for a minute or so to clear the waterlines. Another proactive step is to mount a water filter that will catch contaminants. The best solution, though, is to replace the old lead pipes that deliver water to the home. That replacement is the responsibility of the owner of the home. Lead contaminates water as the lead pipes grow old and flakes of lead fall off. This lead leeches into the water and comes out of the tap. Running the tap before using the water will flush the lead particles out of the pipe. The homes most affected appear to be those built in the mid-1950s and...
Denver Sewer Repair

Denver Sewer Repair

What is Wrong with your Sewer Line? It is critical to know the specific sewer problems you have at hand before diving into the commencement of work. It is important to understand that there are few instances in which a broken sewer pipe should be spot repaired. Make sure to get an expert analysis to fully understand the problem at hand. Customary Sewer Line Repair Methods Sewer line repair consists of two main ways to achieve access to the damaged pipe area. The “open cut” or “trench” methods are the most common repair options. Trenchless Sewer Line Repair Option Sewer line replacement does not always have to result in destruction of property. The trenchless method furthers quality sewer maintenance, and contributes to a healthier environmental outcome. Pipe Relining Sewer Repair Process Relining a pipe is when you create an additional pipe inside the currently damaged pipe to restore complete function. Epoxy relining materials are applied to the inside of the damaged pipe to create a smooth wall-like surface. Pipe relining mainly focuses on repairing root-damaged pipes, holes, and seal cracks. None of the material used in the relining process is...