Admiral Plumbing Services, LLC Blog

What to Do about Wet Spots in the Wall or Ceiling

August 7th, 2017

leaky-pipe-burstThink about any time you’ve seen water leaking in a home in a television show, a cartoon, or a movie. Leaky pipes are not the most exciting event, until water is bursting up through a pipe, blasting right out of the sink handle, or filling up the home. It usually comes at one of the most inopportune moments, all at once.

Of course, plumbers know that leaks and other plumbing problems don’t usually act this way. Rather than a flood of water in your bathroom, you may only notice a slight drop in water pressure. But one of the worst signs of a potentially problematic plumbing system is a wet or dark spot on your walls or ceilings.

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When Is Hydro Jetting Really Necessary?

July 24th, 2017

Inside-Tunnel-large-pipeThe last time your drains slowed down, you might have found a simple solution. Sometimes, you can simply clear out some hair from the drain opening. Other times, a plunger is your best bet.

Of course, we all know that eventually, you’ll have to call a professional for your plumbing problems. And a professional may recommend using hydro jetting to clear out those drains. This is going to take some time and involve bringing some professional equipment into your home. You might start to wonder, “Is this really the right choice for your home?”

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The Most Difficult Plumbing Leaks to Detect and Repair

July 10th, 2017

water-leaking-fingerMany people expect that if their water lines are leaking, they’ll be able to tell. In the movies and on TV, leaks are often depicted as high-pressure jets of water shooting from the ground or straight out of the kitchen sink faucet. Chances are high that you’ve also experienced a leak underneath a sink or a slow leak from a faucet, which are easy to spot as well.

However, your plumbing system is extensive. Pipes go behind walls, above your head, through crawlspaces, and underneath your property. That last point is what we’d like to talk about today. If your home sits on a concrete slab foundation, as many homes in our service area do, a slab leak is something that’s difficult to detect and can cost a whole lot to repair, especially if you don’t spot the signs early.

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Fixing a Running Toilet

June 26th, 2017

toilet-open-buttonWe’ve heard the old joke many a time: “Is your toilet running? Then you better go catch it!” It’s a classic, but it’s worth noting that a running toilet can be a serious issue (not that we’re adverse to a bit of toilet humor every now and then). In fact, according to the EPA’s WaterSense resource pages, a running toilet could potentially leak about 200 gallons of water a day! Think about how many dozens of showers, laundry loads, or dishwasher cycles that could have been.

We think it’s important to fix a running toilet as soon as you can in order to protect resources and keep your monthly water bills low. The good news is that it may not be difficult to do! You simply need the right tools and supplies from a local hardware store in many cases. But first, you should be sure a leaky toilet is really your issue.

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Will Pipe Relining Stand the Test of Time?

June 12th, 2017

Inside-Tunnel-large-pipeGot older pipes in need of replacement? Many people initially assume that this process will be daunting. In the past, broken pipes needed to be completely replaced. Technicians had to dig a trench in the yard that stretched from one end to the other, leaving a mess behind, tearing up your beloved landscaping, and taking a lot of your time.

Some plumbers still elect to do it the old way. But that’s because they likely do not have the equipment to do a trenchless pipe relining. This service allows us to skip the trench in favor of digging only one hole in your yard! Today, we’re here to answer a question we hear a lot: will this work as well as pipe replacement?

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Plumbing Innovations You Should Know About

May 29th, 2017

You might think that plumbing has changed very little since toilets, showers, and sinks became standard fixtures in any home. But the fact of the matter is that plumbing is changing every single year. New innovations include plumbing installations available for you to purchase and plumbing methods that help you to save money when you need repair or repiping.

Contact your local plumbers to see what developments in plumbing technology they have to offer for your next plumbing service.

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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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