What Might Cause a Drop in the Amount of Hot Water in Your Home

July 25th, 2016

If you’ve had your current tank water heater for a few years already—or maybe over a decade—you know how much hot water you can expect to receive from it, and how long the water supply in the tank will last before the water starts to turn lukewarm from too much demand. If the water heater was correctly sized and installed by professionals, you’ll rarely experience times when you run out of hot water.

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My Drains Smell Icky… What’s Wrong?

July 18th, 2016

Nobody wants their house to have an unpleasant smell of any kind wafting through it. Unfortunately, problems with drains or the sewer line can end up creating awful stenches in even the cleanest home. When you detect foul smells coming up from one of more of the drains in your home, there are a number of potential causes, ranging from minor issues you can solve yourself to major troubles that can threaten your plumbing system unless you schedule professional repairs.

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How Does Hydro-Jetting Work, Anyway?

July 11th, 2016

One of the most important jobs that we perform in the Orlando area is drain cleaning, both residential and commercial. Drain cleaning is useful as both a preventive measure to keep a drainage system in the best shape possible and as an emergency measure to eliminate the toughest clogs and blockages. The tool that we favor the most when it comes to drain cleaning is the hydro-jetter.

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When Should I Schedule Drain Cleaning?

July 4th, 2016

Drain cleaning is a service that we strongly recommend homeowners schedule on a regular basis. If you have annual drain cleaning done as part of a general plumbing maintenance visit, it will do wonders for how well your plumbing system works in general. You’ll encounter almost no clogs or slow drains during the year, and the care given to the drainpipes will also help the piping material to last longer. It will also mitigate issues involving hard water.

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The Importance of Leak Detection and Water Savings

June 27th, 2016

Saving water is vital not only for your household expenses, but also to benefit the environment. The average person in Orlando, FL uses approximately 100 gallons of water each day, most of it in showering, bathing, and toilet flushes. So if you have a family of four, that can mean using around 12,000 gallons of water each month. And that might be too much… because leaking plumbing in your home could be secretly stealing from you.

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Which Is Better: A Tankless Water Heater or a Hybrid Water Heater?

June 20th, 2016

If you’re considering replacing your old storage tank water heater with one of the new varieties of more energy-efficient water heating technology, we think you’re off to a great start. The conventional gas-powered tank water heater can still do the job of providing sufficient heated water to a home, but with so many energy-conserving alternatives that will do just as well at keeping your family supplied with hot water, there’s no reason not to look into them.

There are two very popular energy-efficient water heater models you may wish to consider: a gas tankless water heater and hybrid water heater.

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Too Many Drain Clogs? Here’s What You Can Do

June 13th, 2016

Drain clogs… they’re one of the unfortunate constants in plumbing systems. No matter how well you care for your drains, you’ll still run into clogs from time to time. But if you’re experiencing clogs more and more often, maybe you need to take some steps to help prevent them. We’ve listed a few below. If your serious clogging problem continues, you should contact professional plumbers to look into your drainage and sewer system to see if there are deeper issues that need to be remedied.

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Do You Have Hard Water in Your Home? 5 Signs to Watch For

June 6th, 2016

One of the most frequent problems with water quality in homes is hard water. This is water that has a higher suspension of minerals in it than normal, most of which seep into freshwater pipes through the ground water. Hard water minerals include magnesium, gypsum, and calcium. Thankfully, hard water is rarely harmful for people to drink. But it poses a different threat to your household: the build-up of scale inside pipes and appliances. Too much build-up in the pipes will lead to a spike in water pressure, and the scale inside appliances such as the water heater can lead to permanent damage.

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Some Facts You Should Know about Tankless Water Heaters

May 30th, 2016

The tankless water heater is definitely the water heater of the future. Every year, more and more homeowners and companies are opting to ditch the ol’ water tank and go with an energy efficient tankless model. In fact, one of our main installations is the excellent Navien tankless gas water heater. Customer really do love the huge advantages that come with a tankless water heater.

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The Strange Things That End Up Stuck in Toilet Drains!

May 23rd, 2016

This is a piece of advice we give to all our customers—and to home owners in general: don’t use the toilet as if it were a garbage can! It isn’t equipped to handle the standard trash you throw into a waste receptacle, and it can lead to serious damage to your plumbing system and seriously inconvenient clogs. Any plumber can tell you about bizarre items they’ve had to clear out of toilets. We’ve collected a list from around the web of a few of the more odd things that have gotten sent down household toilets, accidentally or on purpose:

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