When we consider technological advances that have moved mankind forward very few of us think about sewage systems. The ancient Romans seemed to understand that it was desirable to move sewage away from living spaces as evidenced by ancient ruins of latrines and a complex covered sewage system, Cloaca Maxima, as it is known. It didn’t solve all the problems, however, as it was designed to dump raw sewage directly into the river...read more
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Bill Smith Plumbing & Heating has been providing plumbing, heating, cooling and drain cleaning services to Denver metro homes since 1956. We are happy to still be located at our original storefront on 4101 South Broadway. Come on by and see us. We are open Monday – Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
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Bill Smith Plumbing
The No Gimmicks Plumber
The South Broadway area in Englewood, CO has a long and interesting history. When gold was discovered in the area in the mid 1800’s it brought the first settlers. One of these early settlers was Thomas Skerritt who is widely held to be the father of Englewood, although it was originally known as Orchard Place. He got tired of traveling the old Santa Fe Trail to Denver to sell produce so he created what is now Broadway by dragging a heavy log behind a horse-drawn wagon. ...read more
Plumbers all over the Denver area still shudder when Christmas 1983 is mentioned. That was the year that the longest sub-zero period in Denver history happened. Light snow combined with freezing temperatures and winds made the wind chill plunge to 50-70 degrees below zero beginning on Dec 21 and not letting up for almost 5 days. Christmas Eve was a frigid 4 below zero. Hundreds of water pipes, water mains and natural gas lines burst. Hundreds of plumbers worked round the clock to keep the heat on and water only flowing where it should, inside the pipes...read more
The winter holidays mean travel either to family or a well deserved break from the winter weather for many of us. We know exactly what to do to prepare our house for an extended absence. Lock it up, leave a light on, have the neighbor pick up the mail, and turn off the heat, right?...read more
It’s that time of year when the shadows grow long and the leaves tremble in the breeze. Ghosties and goblins are showing up in front yards all around the metro area and spooky tales are whispered making spines shiver. Here at Bill Smith Plumbing we have an impressive combined Two Hundred and Fourty-Five years of plumbing experience and have experienced or heard some pretty spooky tales ourselves along the way. Here’s one that was shared with us several years ago...read more