Admiral Plumbing Services, LLC Blog

The Best Materials for Repiping a Home

December 11th, 2017

ground-sewer-pipeEventually, the pipes in any home will need replacement. Learning that your pipes are failing is bad enough, and suddenly you’re tasked with having to sort through conflicting information about which is the best material to use for repiping a home. If your pipes are old enough to need replacing, they are probably made of a material no longer deemed viable for pipes, like galvanized steel or even iron, both of which are prone to corrosion.

Now, there’s a whole new selection of piping material for your whole home, including metals and plastics, which may come as a bit of a shock! We’ll help you sort through some of the confusion here, but consult with a plumber in your area for the best idea of what will work for your home.

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Admiral Plumbing Rescues Pipes and Pups! Support Your Local Rescue

December 4th, 2017

Rich from Admiral Plumbing Services is all business when it comes to your plumbing services. However, he has a soft spot in his heart for furry friends. He has been helping the Justin Bartlett Animal Rescue for years with his monetary sponsorship as well as sponsoring cuddly canines. He even has an office puppy now!

If you or anyone you know in the West Palm Beach area are interested in also becoming a sponsor, please visit: http://www.justinbartlettanimalrescue.org/info/donate.

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How a Plumber Deals with Tree Roots

November 27th, 2017

root-pipe-splitIf tree roots affect your home plumbing, you may already know about it. A lot of homeowners have persistent problems with tree roots blocking the pipes, and the sewer pipes in particular. You might have to call the plumbers back time and time again, consistently treat your pipes, and remember to routinely schedule inspections.

That’s one way to deal with the issue. But there are multiple ways you and your plumbers might decide to tackle the problem, temporarily or once and for all. Here are the methods you should know about.

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Spotting Hidden Leaks in Your Plumbing

November 13th, 2017

leaky-pipe-burstLeaks in a plumbing system can cause a lot of trouble for your home. First, there’s all that water waste, which means you may pay more for water from the utility company than you should have to. Then, there’s the cost of repairing the issue in case a leak is located somewhere that only a plumber can reach. However, the potential cost of water damage can be much higher, which is why it’s still important to catch problems sooner than later.

You may not be able to detect leaks by looking really closely at your pipes; you cannot see the majority of the plumbing pipes in your home! However, there are some methods that may help you to spot hidden leaks.

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5 Sink Plumbing Problems You Can Repair Yourself

October 30th, 2017

bathroom-faucet-waterIf “everything but the kitchen sink” is your motto when it comes to household DIY work, we’ve got you covered. It’s important to have a local plumber’s number on speed dial in case you need major repairs for your home’s plumbing. However, there are some issues you may be able to resolve on your own.

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When Will Your Sewer Line Need Replacement?

October 16th, 2017

excavate-dig-pipeThe last thing you want to have to do if you’re a property owner is to replace a major installation. While you may hope that your water and sewer line last throughout the length of your homeownership, this is often not the case, and they certainly won’t last as long as the building materials themselves.

With the sewer line, it’s important to know early when you need to replace it, in order to prevent a major health hazard. We want to help you learn the signs and find out how long you can expect to wait before having to replace the sewer pipes underneath your property. Thankfully, it may not require as much work and mess as you think!

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Do You Really Need a Plumber for Garbage Disposal Repair?

October 2nd, 2017

plumber-woman-garbage-disposal-repairThere are so many times you know you need a plumber. If sewage were to backup into your home, if water were to spring from the pipes underneath your sink, you’re likely to call a plumber first thing. When you have a slab leak, you’ll have to call a plumber to get to the bottom of it. But some of the smaller issues may be things you hope you can handle on your own.

For the experienced DIY-er, it may be possible to repair a garbage disposal without a plumber’s help. It may also be possible even for someone with little experience. We’ll help you to understand your garbage disposal—why it gets jammed up, what can resolve the problem, and how it may be an easy fix—in today’s guide. For everything else, reach out to our plumbers in Stuart, FL.

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Will a Tankless Water Heater Really Save Me Money?

September 18th, 2017

heat-shower-steamMost people spend a lot of money on heating water—more than they may think. Water heating makes up about 17% of the average household’s utilities, which is a lot when you consider how much you actually use the hot water in a given day. If you’re like most people, it’s not very much, and certainly not 17% of the day!

A water heater is a necessary appliance, and most water heaters have to run all day every day in order to ensure you are always in supply of hot water. A tankless hot water heater, though, is not like this. So can you really expect to save money when you trade up to a smaller tankless unit?

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What Is Backflow? (And Why Should You Care?)

September 4th, 2017

backflow-prevention-assemblyMost of the plumbing appliances and fixtures in your home or on a commercial property are there for the convenience, health, and well-being of the people who actually use that property. That seems to go without stating, but there is one protective element of a plumbing system that’s not necessarily there for your own use.

A backflow preventer helps to protect your property along with the entire community—anyone else who uses the city’s water supply. Learn about backflow and why it shouldn’t be a concern for your property—provided you have the right backflow prevention measures in place—in today’s guide.

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Why We Use Cameras to Inspect Your Pipes

August 21st, 2017

broken-sewer-pipeNot every plumber approaches a drain clog (or other piping troubles) in the same way. There are many devices used today to detect plumbing problems underground, but our favorite and most effective tool is the video camera cable. Cameras are used before and after drain cleaning and other services, and it turns out, there’s a lot more to be found than you may expect.

Here are some of the reasons we may use video cameras to inspect your pipes, and some of the things we may advice depending on our findings. Learn why it’s important to scope out a company that uses video scoping for all of your drain and sewer service needs!

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