Copper Pipes Are Not Invincible! Pitting Corrosion and Pinhole Leaks

August 19th, 2016

The most common metal used for residential plumbing pipes today is copper, which replaced galvanized steel in the 1970s. Copper is a more durable material and lasts longer than steel, thanks to its corrosion-resistant properties.

However, it’s a mistake to think that your home’s copper pipes will simply last forever without running into repair problems. There is a specific issue that copper pipes sometimes have known as pitting corrosion, which can lead to insidious pinhole leaks.

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How Did My Sewer Line Become Damaged?

August 15th, 2016

One of the larger jobs that our plumbing professionals handle is repairing and replacing damaged sewer lines. Sewer lines are buried in trenches that run from the side of homes out to the center of the street, where they meet with the municipal sewer system. Because sewer lines are hidden from sight, homeowners rarely give them much thought. At least until they need repair work.

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Some Common Misunderstandings about Tankless Water Heaters

August 8th, 2016

Tankless water heaters are turning into one of the most popular new appliances for homes, and each year they make gains on the standard storage tank water heater when it comes to new installations. This leap in popularity isn’t surprising, since these water heaters offer many advantages for a household. The two biggest are their energy efficiency and endless hot water supply.

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Why Are Video Camera Inspections Useful for Plumbing?

August 1st, 2016

You may have noticed on our website that we list video camera inspections as one of our services. It’s not just a subheading under other plumbing jobs that we do: we placed it separate for a reason, which is that proper video camera inspections are one of the most useful techniques plumbers have at their disposal for variety of jobs. These drain cameras save time and money, and they help ensure that we do the exact kind of work necessary when you call on us.

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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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