Some Water Filter Cartridges You May Want to Use

September 10th, 2018

water-testing-at-sinkWater filtration is a valuable service for most homes in the area. The water that travels to your home may come from a municipal treatment plant, but it can pick up numerous contaminants as it travels through the pipes to your house. In Florida this can often be a problem in storm season, when groundwater seepage increases the number of potential pollutants.

There are many different water treatment systems you can have installed for your water purification in Orlando, FL needs. The different water filter cartridges available allow you excellent flexibility to deal with the specific impurities in your water supply. When you work with our water treatment specialists, they’ll ensure you end up with the ideal filters.

Below are a few of the more common water filter cartridges you may consider to help purify your home’s water.

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Major Plumbing Leak? Don’t Panic, Here’s What to Do

August 27th, 2018

woman-who-is-panickedPlumbing emergencies are one of the most important jobs we handle, because we know how fast a plumbing problem can turn into major water damage or a completely unlivable situation in a home. When you need an emergency plumber in Orlando, FL or the surrounding areas, you only have to pick up the phone and reach out to us, and we’ll soon be there.

We want to help you rein in those feelings of panic when you have a big plumbing leak. Here’s what you can do when you discover you’ve got leaking pipes or leaking fixtures.

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How Long Should the Pipes in My Home Last?

August 13th, 2018

rusty-pipe-burstWe’re glad you’re asking this question, because it means you realize the pipes that make up your home’s plumbing system won’t last forever. Too often, people make the assumption that plumbing pipes are invincible, and they’ll never need replacements. This is untrue: the best pipe materials have great longevity, but none of them will last forever.

However, it’s a bit trickier to answer the question “How long will the pipes last?” because it depends on the kinds of pipes in your home and when your home was built. Let’s take a closer look at some of the different possibilities and what they mean for your future plumbing needs.

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What Does a Reverse Osmosis Filter Actually Do?

July 30th, 2018

water-treatment-system-under-sinkWater treatment system installation and service is an important job that more and more plumbers are providing for their customers. Homeowners are more concerned than ever about pollutants that may be in their fresh drinking water, and thankfully there are numerous methods available to filter and purify the water coming into a home through the municipal water lines.

The difficult part of water treatment for a home is finding the right treatment system. One popular type is the reverse osmosis filter. It’s not ideal for all circumstances, but a professionally installed RO filter can remove many types of minute impurities: lead, fluoride, nitrates, sulfates, chlorine, chloramine, and pesticides. RO filters are also useful to pair with water softeners to prevent too much sodium from entering the water.

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How Copper Piping Overtook Other Types of Pipe Metals

July 16th, 2018

copper-tubesThere is a long history of different materials used for pipes in homes. Today, the most common metal used for indoor plumbing is copper. Copper started to take over for other metals in the 1970s, and by the 1990s had replaced such older materials as clay, cast iron, lead, and galvanized steel.

Why did copper become the pipe metal champion? It’s a combination of what’s wrong with those older pipes and what’s so right about copper.

The benefits of copper

Ask any professional plumber in Lake Mary, FL who does repiping work, and they can tell you about how easy copper is to work with. It’s a lightweight metal and cuts easily. For a homeowner, it has a number of other big advantages:

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Why Is My Home’s Water Pressure Dropping?

July 2nd, 2018

dripping-faucetTurning on the water in the shower in the morning and discovering that it won’t warm up is probably one of the least welcome things that can happen with your plumbing. But coming in a close second is turning on the shower and finding that the water pressure is so low that it’s almost impossible to get clean. Thankfully, if this low pressure is only coming from a single faucet, it usually means the problem is mineral deposits in the showerhead or faucet and can be fixed easily.

But what if the water pressure drop is happening all around the house? There’s something bigger going on. Let’s take a look at might the happening and whether you need a professional plumber in Orlando, FL to restore the water pressure.

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All-Too Common Kitchen Sink Plumbing Problems

June 18th, 2018

pouring-water-in-kitchenThe kitchen sink is at the center of your kitchen and most of your food preparation and clean-up. When sink problems strike in the kitchen, you’ll notice them right away and want them fixed as soon as possible. Below are the most frequent problems that can a plague kitchen sink. A few you can resolve yourself, but most will require you call a licensed plumber in Apopka, FL to fix. Don’t let an amateur try the more complex repairs, since an improperly repaired kitchen sink can lead to water leakage, the development of mold and mildew, and many other future problems.

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What Are Drain and Plumbing Vents?

June 4th, 2018

bubbling-drain

If you see this, you may have clogged drain vents.

What do you think of when you hear about the vents in a home? You probably think of the air vents in the rooms, or possibly the venting for gas-burning appliances that moves toxic combustion products safely away from the house. Those are crucial vents.

But your plumbing also has vents, and they’re just as crucial for the proper working of your plumbing system and the hygiene of your home. People often don’t know much about these plumbing vents, so we’re going to give you a short overview of them and also look at some potential drain and plumbing vent problems. If you run into any plumbing troubles, make sure you call a professional plumber in Sanford, FL to help out. Vent troubles can’t be fixed with DIY attempts.

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Detect Commercial Plumbing Problems Early!

May 21st, 2018

industrial-rooftop-pipesThere’s no season for plumbing problems—at least not in Florida, where frozen pipes aren’t something we need to worry about in winter. The plumbing in your commercial building can run into issues at any time, and you’ll need a trained and licensed commercial plumbing contractor to help you out with any repairs you may need. You can’t trust a building “handyman” to fix commercial plumbing troubles, not if you want the job done right.

Early detection of plumbing problems makes it easier to arrange for repair services and prevent possible water damages or work stoppages. We know that you probably have a lot on your mind as a business owner or facility manager, but there are some simple signs you can watch for that will help you head off major repairs. Make sure you have a great commercial plumber’s number handy (hint: look at the top of this page!) when you notice warning signs such as these:

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The Worst Plumbing Emergencies—How to Prevent Them

May 7th, 2018

flooded-house

Plumbing disasters are among the worst kind of disasters a home can face. Losing electrical power to a house is an aggravation and can bring life to a standstill. But when plumbing fiascoes happen, it can put the house itself in danger because of water damage and hygienic issues. You want to be certain you can reach a 24-hour plumber capable of handling any emergency plumbing in Orlando, FL your house may have to deal with.

Below are a few of the biggest plumbing emergencies you may run into. If one of these happens, call our team right away, any time of the day or night: we offer 24/7 emergency service. We also have advice for how to prevent some of these disasters ahead of time.

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