What to Do When There’s No Water From Your Taps

Monday, September 24th, 2018

hand-turning-faucetHandling major plumbing problems is a big part of our job as licensed professional plumbers. Often people won’t even think about calling a plumbing pro until they’re faced with a big emergency like flooding. (This is unfortunate, since trying to take on plumbing repairs DIY is a quick route to a bigger problem!) And few plumbing issues are more likely to cause people to panic than finding no water coming from the taps.

Loss of water to a house can happen for several reasons. Some need plumbers to fix, others don’t. We’ll go through what you can do when you find your house has suddenly run dry. If you need plumbing repair in Winter Springs, FL or elsewhere in Central Florida, we’re the pros to call to get the job done!

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How Long Should the Pipes in My Home Last?

Monday, 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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Do You Need to Schedule Water Testing?

Monday, December 4th, 2017

water-testing-at-sinkYou want to have clean water in your house for drinking and cooking, as well as to prevent issues with mineral build-up that can harm plumbing and appliances. The way to find out exactly what is affecting your water is to have specialists do water testing in your house. A week after the testing, you’ll receive a complete rundown on all the impurities and contaminants in the water supply so you can choose the right water treatment system to deal with them.

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Do You Need Commercial Sump Pump Services?

Monday, November 6th, 2017

water-waveSump pumps are essential parts of many homes in Florida because of the stormy season that can create terrible flooding. In many parts of the country, sump pumps are installed down in basements. Homes here in Florida rarely have basements, so the sump pumps are part of the crawlspace where they remove water from the lowest part of the building structure and pump it out into the wastewater system. A professionally installed sump pump protects a home from serious water damage and keeps away excess moisture that can lead to mold and mildew growth.

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Is This Happening to Your Plumbing? Call for Repairs Right Away!

Monday, October 9th, 2017

high-pressure-pipe-leakingThe plumbing in even a small family home is complex, consisting of extensive piping made of different materials, a water main, a sewer line, numerous fixtures and appliances, valves, and more. Plenty can go wrong with plumbing, and it’s only the skill of modern plumbing installers that makes plumbing problems only occasional issues. Drain clogs and leaky faucets are among the most common repair issues that you will encounter with your household’s plumbing, and these are troubles you can easily have fixed by calling a plumber to schedule repairs at your earliest convenience.

There are other plumbing problems that require fast action—the types of plumbing malfunctions that can lead to massive water waste, extensive water damage, or a ruined appliance. These emergencies can’t wait for convenience to arrange. When they strike, you must call a licensed, professional plumber right away. Below are some these issues that require moving fast to have emergency plumbing repairs done.

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Plumbing Problems You Should Never Ignore

Monday, August 14th, 2017

toilet-plumbing-concerned-womanWe could make this a short blog post and simply write, “All of them!” Because it’s true: if you even suspect your household plumbing is experiencing a problem, no matter how small it may be, you should pay attention to it. Most of the time that means calling on professionals for plumbing repairs.

However, we want to spotlight a few specific problems that homeowners might ignore with their plumbing—and which they definitely shouldn’t. Each of these concerns could end up turning into much more expensive repairs or even trouble with water damage and a complete loss of running water. With professional plumbers like ours only a call away, there’s no reason to delay repair work.

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Clogs around the House and Other Signs You Have a Broken Sewer Line

Monday, July 17th, 2017

interior-of-pipelineThe sewer line is a part of your home’s plumbing that thankfully does its job far from sight. But because it’s hidden in the ground, it’s tricky to tell when the sewer line first develops breaks. Since you want to have a broken sewer line repaired (or in some cases replaced) as soon as possible before the break turns into a larger, more expensive problem—one that can create extreme unpleasantness in your home—you have to keep a watch for early warning signs that something is wrong.

Here are a few indications that you have breaks in your sewer line that require sewer repair services:

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Why Is My Toilet Constantly Running?

Monday, June 19th, 2017

toilet-with-button-flushYou know the sounds your toilet makes after the flush lever is pushed: there’s about a minute where you hear the slow run of water as the water in the tank flows down into the bowl to fill it. After that, the water will shut off and you won’t hear any more sounds.

But what if the sound of running water continues without stop? This is a running toilet, and although it won’t create a huge emergency, it does create a huge amount of water waste. This is definitely something you’ll notice on your next water bill. But you also can’t flush the toilet while its running—something you may have noticed before if you immediately push down the handle after the first flush. These are good reasons to have bathroom plumbing repairs done. When you have a running toilet that won’t stop, call for professional plumbers in Winter Springs, FL to take care of it.  

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Making a Choice between Gas and Electric Water Heaters

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

tank-water-heaterYou can’t expect that your Winter Springs, FL water heater will last forever, no matter how much you would like never to have to worry about losing hot water for your showers or for cleaning dishes. (Have you ever tried to scrub out grease from pots and pans using only cold water? We don’t recommend it.) But a water heater is a device that puts in a tremendous amount of work each year, and can account for 40% of your annual heating bills. That stress means one day the water heater will either fail on you or give off enough warning signs it’s close to failing that you can have it replaced before it does.

We hope you end up in the latter situation—you won’t have to stay unshowered until the new system is put in! But no matter the reason you need to a new water heater installed, you’ll face a few important choices. One of the age-old water heater questions is “gas or electric?” Sometimes the answer is simple. Other times it’s not. But you have our professional plumbers ready to see that you have the right answer, no matter what.

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Why Our Plumbers Favor Copper and CPVC Piping

Monday, April 24th, 2017

copper-piping-and-fixturesIn the first half of the 20th century, and in fact all the way up through the 1970s, the most common type of material used in fresh water pipes for homes and businesses was galvanized steel, lead, cast iron, and even clay. But the cost of these materials, the ease with which they broke and corroded over time, as well as the dangers they posed from allowing toxicity into drinking water, led to them being replaced with new materials by the 1980s: principally copper and various types of plastic such as PEX, PVC, and CPVC. These newer piping materials reduce costs, benefit the environment, last longer, and help keep drinking water safe for households.

When you call on our plumbers to replace pipes or to handle more extensive repiping services in Winter Springs, FL, they will use a variety of different materials to see that the best job gets done. And the two materials we favor the most are copper and CPVC (chlorinated polyvinyl chloride).

So why are these two the piping materials of choice? Let’s take a closer look.

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