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What Is Pipe Relining?

May 15th, 2017

Inside-Tunnel-large-pipeLet’s say you’ve recently been told that your home’s drain pipes are in jeopardy. Many of the pipes are underneath your property in places where, to access the entire length of the pipe, a plumber would normally need to dig up stretches of your yard in order to access them. That means you can lose parts of your landscaping, driveway, sidewalks, and more.

Pipe relining helps to alleviate this stress. With this process, technicians do not actually need to do such an extreme level of digging. Also known as trenchless pipe relining, this professional service eliminates trenches in favor of just one or two holes in your yard—or none at all.

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What’s the Deal with Hard Water?

May 1st, 2017

water-testing-tube-faucetMaybe you’ve heard that “hard water” is common in your area. Maybe you’re worried about what hard water can do to your health or to your pipes. Our water quality experts have the answers you are looking for. Call our team to get a water treatment installation that’s right for your home or for water testing, but for more information, check out our quick guide.

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Why Tankless Water Heaters Need Maintenance Too

April 17th, 2017

tankless-water-heaterTank water heaters are large, noticeable, and often noisy. This is the conventional water heater found in most homes, so many people realize that a tank water heater may need maintenance from time to time and remember to schedule service. Scaling can have a major effect on a water heater, allowing for a mineral buildup that clangs around noisily in the tank and causes problems with pressure, temperature, and potential corrosion. Tank water heaters may need flushing sometimes to offset this effect.

What many people don’t realize is that tankless water heaters need maintenance as well. And much of the maintenance completed for tank water heaters is similar to the maintenance performed on tanks. For more information, or to schedule service for your system, give us a call!

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4 Situations Calling for Video Pipe Inspection

April 3rd, 2017

Inside-Tunnel-large-pipeProfessional video pipe inspection equipment gets to the bottom of a problem faster. Trained plumbers know how to navigate your pipes with a video camera snake (which may be known as a “sewer scope”) in order to view and record video of an issue, or as proof that your drain and sewer system is just fine!

If you think a video camera inspection is right for your pipes, be sure to consult with plumbers who have the right equipment on hand! Here are 4 situations in which video pipe inspection in Jupiter, FL is your best bet.

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Save Today on a HALO 5 Whole-House Water Filtration System

March 20th, 2017

glass-water-faucetSome water filtration systems and water purifiers can only help with a couple of sources of contamination in the water. The HALO 5 does it all. HALO Water Systems is a trusted name in water treatment, with products designed to rid any home’s water supply of the contaminants that cause the most harm and worry.

Right now, Admiral Plumbing Services, LLC is offering a special for one of the most complete water purification systems available—the HALO whole-house water treatment system. Learn more about this product below. Call our friendly staff to learn how you can save $200 on this advanced technology.

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The Sewer Lateral Is the Homeowner’s Responsibility: What You Should Know

March 6th, 2017

ground-sewer-pipeAll of the drains in your home have to lead somewhere. And unless you have a septic tank on your property, the sewer line leads out to the sewer main that services the city. The sewer main is at the end of your property, under the street in most cases.

What many homeowners don’t realize is that they are responsible for any damage suffered by the sewer line, all the way up to the sewer main. You cannot count on someone else to take care of this for you. If you have problems with the sewer lateral, get the right plumber for the job.

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How to Find Out What Size Water Heater You Need

February 20th, 2017

water-heater-tankSelecting a new water heater is a bit more complicated than shopping around for the best washer/dryer or the right oven and stovetop. Design, performance, and budget tend to be the most important considerations for appliances like these. But with a water heater, it’s not really about the look of things.

Sizing a water heater is of key importance before selecting the right one to install. Learn more about this often-complex process in the guide below.

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What Is the Best Way to Clean My Drains?

February 7th, 2017

water-drain-sinkIt can’t come as a surprise that drains are not exactly clean on the inside. Despite a sleek pipe lining, residue can build up quickly. Clogs may form, or you may notice some odd odors coming from your sink drains. These are two reasons we often get asked this question: what’s the best way to clean out drains.

The answer is, unfortunately, not so simple. It depends! Sometimes, there is a relatively easy DIY solution to your drainage or odor issues. However, it might be time to call in a professional. Check out our guide to the best ways to clean your drains, and call in a professional plumber for more.

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How to Check Your Water Meter to Find a Plumbing Leak

January 23rd, 2017

Struggling with high water bills you cannot explain? You can expect your water bills to change somewhat from month to month. But when your utilities skyrocket with no obvious explanation, it’s time to take a closer look.

Even smaller plumbing leaks can add sigleaky-pipe-burstnificantly to your water usage. According to the US EPA’s WaterSense, if a faucet were leaking at just one drop per second, you would be wasting 3,000 gallons of water per year. But you can have a small, dripping leak anywhere in your water line, from the pipes underneath the sink to the ones behind walls to those leading into the home.

If there is no obvious visible leak, you can test your plumbing system for leaks by observing changes in your water meter. Follow these steps, and call a plumber for thorough leak detection services.

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Hydro Jetting vs. Drain Snaking: A Comparison

January 16th, 2017

Sometimes, a drain clog has a simple solution. A plunger should always be your first try for a clog in the drain opening. Even baking soda and vinegar have been known to do the trick for blockage in a sink. But often, the problem is too major for these DIY solutions.

When a clog is further along in the drain line, it may only affect one sink or tub, or it may have an impact on multiple stoppages throughout the house. There are two main methods plumbers use to clear out drain clogs like this: drain snaking, using a long cable with a special tip to remove the stoppage, and hydro jetting. Let’s take a look at why you may choose one over the other.

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