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Sunday, March 11 2018 it’s time to “Spring Forward” one hour with Daylight Savings Time!

Spring Forward
Sunday, March 11 2018 it’s time to “Spring Forward” one hour with Daylight Savings Time!

Setting the clock forward means it’s time for a seasonal safety check! As you circle the house, setting clocks ahead, SAVE time for this short safety checklist. It’ll launch you into Spring from a safe home.

  • Change The Clocks, Change The Batteries, Change the Bulbs – Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors save lives … if they’re powered on by a fresh battery. Safety experts recommend replacing smoke and carbon monoxide detector batteries twice a year and to replace the unit entirely every 7-10 years. Brothers stocks and recommends combo units for added safety. Also, Check the furnace thermostat and change the time setting. Chances are, you’ll have stepladders out to reach smoke detectors and clocks, so double up on safety (and energy savings) by checking light bulbs and light fixtures. Consider replacing conventional bulbs with energy-efficient compact fluorescent or LED bulbs. The U.S. Environmental Protection estimates that replacing standard bulbs with energy-efficient ones saves over $30 in electricity costs over their lifetime.
  • Check Your Sump Pump(s) – Check to make sure your sump pump is working by making sure that you don’t have standing water in the pit that is above the height of the pump and that you have a battery backup in case the power goes out. Remember, Spring in Colorado is a very wet season so you want to make sure your home is protected.
  • Check Your Sump Pump(s) – Check to make sure your sump pump is working by making sure that you don’t have standing water in the pit that is above the height of the pump and that you have a battery backup in case the power goes out.
  • Replace or Clean Filters Around Your House – You should inspect the filters in your HVAC unit to make your systems are still running well, but also check the water filter in your fridge and HEPA filter in your vacuum. This is also a great time to get your HVAC system checked for safety. Brothers 33-point safety check toughly evaluates your system to make sure you are running efficiently and also to make sure your system will continue to run safely for your family.
  • Reverse Direction of Fan Blades – As the weather warms up, don’t forget to change the direction of your ceiling fan blades. In the winter, ceiling fans should rotate clockwise at low speed to pull cool air up. As you start to use your air conditioner, you should rotate the blade in a counterclockwise or “forward” direction to redistribute warm air which naturally rises to the top of the ceiling.
  • Outside Faucets – It is still too early to leave the hose connected to your outside faucets. Make sure you disconnect after each use. Check faucets and hose bibs to make sure water flows freely. If an outdoor faucet drips or if there is leakage inside your home the first time the hose is turned on, you may have had a frozen pipe that cracked and needs to be replaced. It is also still a little too early to get that sprinkler system going! If you see your lawn drying out now would be a great time for some relaxing hand watering.
  • Inspect Your Water Heater – Check to make sure you don’t see any obvious cracks or leaks and that there is no water on the floor or standing in the drip pan. If you do not see any signs of trouble, then you can shut it off or put it into vacation mode.
  • Outside Faucets – Check faucets and hose bibs to make sure water flows freely. If an outdoor faucet drips or if there is leakage inside your home the first time the hose is turned on, you may have had a frozen pipe that cracked and needs to be replaced.
  • Schedule your AC Safety Check – It is still too early for your check to be done, however, now is a perfect time to get it scheduled. Secure your appointment now and make sure your home is ready for the Colorado Summer.

For a full printable “Spring Forward Home Check List” Click: HERE

If needed, we can help you get your Day Light Savings Time “To Do List” …. done! Give us a call at 303.468.2294 or visit to schedule today!

Are you a Bro-lympian?

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While recently reading about the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympic games I stumbled across the article “10 steps to becoming an Olympic Athlete” by John C. Bickar and it made me think about the similarities between Olympic Athletes and Brothers Technicians and how his 10 steps relate to what it takes to becoming a Brothers Team member. Brothers Plumbing Heating & Electric team members are just like Olympic athletes in that it takes an exceptional person to be an Olympian.

“Being an Olympic athlete means having a very strong work ethic, loving what you do, being a great team player, and also being good at what you do.” – Emily Cook, freestyle aerialist on the women’s ski team

With these similarities we could endearingly refer to our team members as “Bro-lympians”! While the chances of becoming an actual Olympian isn’t in the realm of possibility for most of us, there’s a good chance you can become a Bro-lympian today! Here are 10 steps YOU can take towards living your dream of becoming an Bro-lympian!

  1. Assess your Physical Condition. Bro-lympians are neatly groomed and customer orientated. They have a clean driving/background record and can pass a drug test.
  2. Chose a Sport. Are you a skilled Electrician, Plumber or HVAC technician? Brothers is hiring for all 3 positions immediately as we continue to grow to server our clients.
  3. Find a place to Train. Bro-lympians receive weekly paid training in technical training and communication skills. Bro-lympians are provided with a fully stocked company vehicle to take home saving you on the abuse, maintenance and gas expenses of your own personal vehicle.
  4. Join your National Governing Body. Are you Licensed/Certified? If not, don’t worry, we can help! Brothers education accounts allow our Bro-lympians attend additional schooling to achieve licensing and grow in their profession.
  5. Start Competing. At Brothers Plumbing, Heating & Electric, we believe competition can be fun. Your numbers are a measurable success of the performance in your profession. That’s why we incorporate fun contests, rewards and prizes into our routine. We reward our Bro-lympians with everything from cash prizes to international paid vacations!
  6. Get a Coach. Brothers Plumbing, Heating & Electric has an amazing leadership team that works to coach our team on a daily/weekly basis. We also work with some of the best trade organizations in the country and their coaches to provide the best training that we can for our Bro-lympians.
  7. Visualize Your Success. At Brothers we don’t just look at the success of our team professionally, we are interested in your success personally and help you to set and achieve your goals and dreams through our Brothers Dream Manager program.
  8. Find Financing. We offer a $5,000 Sign on Bonus for skilled technicians! In addition, you receive top pay, Dental/Vision/health/legal shield benefits, education and tool accounts and a company vehicle.
  9. Attend the National Championships. Brothers Plumbing Heating and Electric has won numerous awards for their contribution to the Denver area. The Denver Post named Brothers one of the top work places for 2017, we have a A+ rating with the BBB and have been operating in the Denver area since 1980. When you join the Brothers team, you can be rest assured that you have joined the best plumbing heating and electrical outfit in the area to grow as a Bro-lympian.

Qualify for the Olympics. Do you have what it takes to be a Bro-lympian and go for the gold? If so, what are you waiting for? Call today, join the best and start achieving your Bro-lympian dreams now!

If you have what it takes to be Bro-lympian or know someone that does please call us today 303-451-5057 or apply online at And for a limited time only, we will increase our sign on bonus to $6,000 if you start by February 28th 2017. If you don’t qualify to be a Bro-lympian yourself but know someone that does, we will provide you with a $100 gift card if we hire someone you refer to our team so please spread the word.
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2017 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

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Now that a new year is upon us, you must be really looking forward to a great 2018. You might have vowed to lose some weight, travel new places or spend some more time with your family. But what about your home – the place where you’ll spend most of your year? Below are some tips and recommendations for your home in the perfect spirit of new beginnings. They say home is where your heart is but a more comfortable place to live will surely work wonders.

Test Your Sump Pump

Sump pump systems help keep groundwater out of your basement. At least once a year test your sump pump by filling the sump pit with water and making sure the pump is actually pumping out the water.
If it doesn’t, be sure the sump pump is plugged in and check the breaker as well. Also make sure the outlet pipe isn’t frozen or clogged and that it directs water away from your home. Clean the hole in the discharge line and check that the motor is running smoothly. Also consider adding a backup battery to your sump pump so that it functions during power outages, which seem to go hand-in-hand with heavy storms. For more sump pump information Click Here

Install Outdoor Lighting

Add outdoor lighting to highlight a path, tree, water feature, or to increase the safety of your property. Brothers Electricians are experts in helping you determine the right lighting solution for the exterior of your home. Don’t try to set up lights on your own. It can be dangerous, and lighting is best to be installed by a Brothers licensed professional. Pick up the phone and give us a call to discuss your outdoor lighting options today or Click Here for more information.

Check Your Smoke and CO Detectors

A broken or malfunctioning alarm can cost lives. Always make sure you keep your batteries fresh and the detectors clean. Remember, a smoke, CO and fire detector system is often the only thing standing between you and a fiery disaster. Contact us here at Brothers Plumbing, Heating and Electric with any questions, concerns or inquiries regarding smoke, CO and fire alarm systems or Click Here for more information on our website.

Have Your Heating System Checked

We recommend you have your furnace checked annually. We perform a 33-point Furnace Check to make sure your unit is in good work condition and operating properly. We can usually recognize an impending problem and get it taken care of before you have no heat! A furnace is a dangerous appliance and should only be serviced, installed and repaired by a trained, licensed Brothers technician. Do not attempt to make repairs yourself as that could lead to fires, explosions, injury, death, and damage to your property. If your furnace is on the fritz then call one of our Brothers Plumbing, Heating and Electric furnace experts right away. For more information about a Brothers Furnace Safety Check Click Here.

Check for Leaking Water Pipes

There are several signs of leaking water pipes. The signs are also dependent on where in the system the leak is taking place. If you are experiencing any of the following signs of water leaks, then please contact a Brothers Plumbing professional as soon as possible before the problem gets worse.

  • Wet spots on walls
  • Water seeping up in your yard
  • Septic tank overflows
  • Increased water bill without increased usage
  • Low water pressure

Brothers Plumbing, Heating and Electric is made up of well-trained and highly experienced professionals. We have been providing the community with top-of-the-line service for decades and we always come highly recommended by our satisfied customers. For more information or to schedule an appointment Click Here or call 303.451.5057.

From everyone here are Brothers Plumbing, Heating and Electric, may your home be filled with joy this New Year’s and all of 2018. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Brothers Toy Drive Was A Success

Brothers Toy Drive 2017 was another success! Thank you to the community and our team members who donated. Because of you, there were a lot of smiling faces this Christmas morning at the Children’s Hospital!

Each holiday season Brothers Plumbing, Heating and Electric puts on a toy drive for the Children’s Hospital of Colorado. Since 1908 they have been caring for kids of all ages and stages of life. They see more, treat more and heal more children than any hospital in our seven-state region. And since they are pioneering treatments that are shaping the future of pediatrics, they are providing the best possible care years before it becomes available at other hospitals.

Again, thank you to all that donated! It was because of you that this year was so successful!

‘Tis the season for LIGHTS!

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It’s the holidays, folks! It’s that most wonderful time of the year when 32 million families across the United States resurrect ornaments, twinkle lights and motorized Santa’s from garages and basements, and get ready to tackle that favorite December pastime: decorating!

While holiday decorating is all about adding fun, sparkle, and warmth to a very special season, it’s important to remember that many of our favorite decorations carry the risk of fire or electrical injury if not used carefully. Don’t let a preventable accident take the enjoyment out of your holidays – whether you’re excitedly preparing for Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa, take a few minutes to read our decorating safety tips.

Lights and Decorations

  • When shopping for lights, electric decorations, and extension cords, purchase only the ones that are UL-listed
  • If you’re planning to decorate outdoors, make sure that you use lights and decorations that are rated for outdoor use. Putting indoor-only products outside in the weather can result in electric shock and fire hazards. If you’re in doubt as to whether light strings are rated for indoor or outdoor use, just check the color-coded UL mark on the product’s package. A green holographic UL mark says, “indoors only, please,” while a red one indicates that the product is safe for both indoor and outdoor use.
  • Whether they’re brand-new out of the box or seasoned veterans from holidays past, before you put them up, inspect all lights, electric decorations and extension cords for signs of damage to wire insulation, plugs, and bulbs. If the damage can be repaired (i.e. broken bulbs replaced), do not use the item until the repair has been made. If cords and plugs are damaged, discard and replace the decoration.
  • Always unplug lights before changing bulbs, replacing fuses, or making any other repairs.
  • If you need to replace a bulb in a string of Christmas lights, make sure that the wattage rating of the replacement bulb you’re using matches that of the light strand. Using a bulb with too high a wattage can cause the light string to overheat, creating a fire risk.
  • When hanging Christmas lights outdoors, reduce your risk of electric shock by passing up metal ladders in favor of ladders made of non-conductive materials like wood or fiberglass-reinforced plastic.
  • Only use lights and decorations in accordance with manufacturers’ instructions.
  • Before you begin decorating, verify how many strands of lights it is safe to connect end-to-end (as a general rule, it’s 3).
  • Every so often, check Christmas light wires to make sure that they’re not warm to the touch.
  • Always turn off all Christmas lights and decorations before going to bed or leaving the house.

Be careful not to overload breakers and extension cords. Before you start plugging in, find out the wattage rating of your extension cord, as well as the power requirements of any lights or decorations you’re planning to plug into it. A wattage rating is the amount of electricity that an extension cord is built to carry, and if the combined power requirements (or “pull”) of your lights and decorations exceed that rating, overheating and fire can occur. Here at Brothers Heating Plumbing and Electric, we can install convenient outlets to make setting up your holiday lights a breeze! Our professional electricians will make sure that the outlets installed are in well thought out locations and that they are grounded and weather resistant. So, if you’d like to cut time off of your holiday light setup, then give us a call! For more information on electrical outlets visit:

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