Some Signs to Tell You Need to Replace Your Bathroom Toilet

February 1st, 2016

The bathroom toilet is about as essential as a home plumbing fixtures can get. Your toiler receives daily use and you probably don’t expend much other thought it. In fact, it’s easy to assume that a toilet will simply go on performing its useful function, day after day, with only a few occasional repair problems.

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Addressing Common Concerns about Tankless Water Heaters

January 25th, 2016

Tankless water heaters are not exactly a “new” technology. In fact, the first tankless model was invented in the late 19th century. But it wasn’t until fairly recently that they developed to the point where they were efficient and reliable enough to become competitive with the conventional storage tank water heater. With continuing advances, tankless water heaters are now a popular alternative for home installation, and we can expect to see their popularity grow every year.

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Clearing Up a Few Plumbing Misconceptions

January 18th, 2016

The plumbing industry has been around as long as indoor plumbing has existed. As with anything with such a lengthy history, plumbing has developed numerous myths and misconceptions that linger in the minds of customers. Unfortunately, the development of the Internet has helped spread these false ideas, even while professionals use the Web to attempt to dispel them.

In this post, we will address some general plumbing misconceptions that professionals encounter.

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Are You Losing Water Pressure in Your Commercial Building?

January 11th, 2016

A loss of water pressure in a home is often a sign of something wrong with the water line that brings freshwater to the house from the municipal source. It could also indicate large leaks in other parts of the plumbing. It’s something you’ll want fixed as soon as you can arrange it.

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Start the Year Right with Drain Cleaning

January 4th, 2016

It might sound odd to say that you should “treat yourself at the start of the year to drain cleaning.” But this is a great way to get started with taking care of your home for the coming year. January is always a good time to schedule major projects for your home (at least it is in Florida, where we don’t have to worry about snow and freezing temperatures) so you have a solid head start on the year. Never too early to begin making good on those resolutions, right?

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Are There Any Dangers to Using a Tankless Water Heater?

December 28th, 2015

We do a great deal of work with many types of water heaters, and the gas-powered tankless water heater is one that we often recommend to our customers. The technology of heating water for a home without a tank has existed for a long time, but it wasn’t until the last few decades that it became practical and effective. Now it the technology is so effective that tankless units have become the major residential water heating system in Europe and are growing in popularity in the U.S. all the time.

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What Exactly Makes a Hybrid Water Heater a “Hybrid”?

December 21st, 2015

There is often some confusion about water heater models and their names. For example, a hybrid water heater is often used to mean the same thing as a heat pump water heater. In other cases, a hybrid water heater refers to a type of tankless water heater that uses a back-up supply of hot water in a small tank.

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The Benefits of Hydro-Jetting for Your Drain Cleaning

December 14th, 2015

Drain cleaning is a job that you’ll need either to deal with an obstinate clog or as a routine maintenance service that will keep the drains in good shape, reducing those obstinate clogs to a minimum. But drain cleaning isn’t a job that you can take on as a DIY project. You can use a sink plunger or simple hand-crank drain auger (drain snake) to clear out easy clogs, but these tools won’t actually clean the drains. They leave behind the debris and build-up on the drain walls that led to the clogging in the first place. If you want clogging and slow drains beaten at the source, you need to call professionals to do the drain cleaning.

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Can’t I Just Clean My Drains on My Own with a Drain Snake?

December 7th, 2015

We’re glad you’re asking this question (one that plumbers often hear from customers) because it at least means that you aren’t considering using a chemical drain cleaner from a store to clear out a clog. Using a plunger or a hand-crank drain snake (a.k.a. drain auger) is always a much wiser idea, since you won’t risk doing damage to your drains from acidic chemicals, or damage to anyone in your household with toxic liquids and fumes.

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Is It Time for Repiping for Your Commercial Building?

November 30th, 2015

You can never be too careful when it comes to the plumbing that serves your commercial building. Especially the pipes that are the veins and arteries of the plumbing system. Pipes in a commercial plumbing system undergo a great deal more stress than those in a home and can wear down much faster. If your company is in an older building, it’s possible that the pipes are constructed from outdated material such as galvanized steel that will eventually start to corrode. At times, the only solution for such a problem is to contact commercial plumbing specialists and arrange for a full repiping of the building.

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