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The Ominous Slab Leak: Symptoms and Solutions

July 8th, 2019

image-of-kitchen-and-dining-room-flooringThere is no such thing as a convenient or welcomed plumbing leak. But, we all assume when one happens that it can be easily located and repaired.

And for the most part, this is true. But what if that leak occurs under the foundation of your home? Does that change the story?

Well, yes. This is called a slab leak, and what makes them so ominous is the damage they cause—often before you’ve even realized you have a leak. That’s why we’re writing this post. We want to share some of the most common symptoms that alert homeowners to slab leaks, and what you can do about it if you encounter one.

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How to Detect Leaks in Your Plumbing

June 24th, 2019

plumber-using-wrench-to-make-repairsIf there is any one problem that most homeowners have dealt with at some point in their lives, it’s a plumbing problem. In particular, it’s a plumbing leak. And there are many reasons that a leak is concerning. For instance, even a “minor” leak like a dripping faucet can waste a huge amount of water over time. They trick you into thinking they’re not a big deal, and then the cost of wasted water begins adding up.

Larger leaks not only waste even more water, but can do significant damage to your home—this is particularly true if these leaks develop in walls, beneath floors, or above ceilings—which pretty much describes 95% of the leaks you might ever encounter. After all, much of your plumbing system is hidden from view. Since leaks can occur anywhere, it’s imperative that you know how to spot them. This isn’t always easy! But we’ve provided some guidelines below on what to look for.

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Caring for Your Garbage Disposal and Kitchen Sink

June 10th, 2019

family-prepping-meal-over-kitchen-sinkOf all the plumbing fixtures and pipes in your home, have you ever stopped to think about what you use the most? Well, it’s actually the water heater, if we’re going to be honest. But a very close second is your kitchen sink.

And most kitchen sinks nowadays are equipped with another appliance that many of us can’t imagine going without—the garbage disposal. Could you imagine cooking and cleaning up afterwards without this helpful gadget? Probably not, but, this dependence on your garbage disposal can get you into trouble—leading you to put things down it that don’t belong and therefore jam up the system. Your kitchen sink drain isn’t immune to problems either, even with the assistance of a garbage disposal. Read on to learn more!

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The Importance of Routine Plumbing Maintenance

May 26th, 2019

hand-opening-faucet-of-sinkSpringtime—a time for “spring cleaning,” home renovation projects, and preparing summer vacations on the horizon. You probably don’t think too much about your plumbing system at this time, but should you be?

We think so!

Your home’s plumbing system undergoes a great deal of stress throughout the year. If you haven’t checked the condition of your pipes, appliances, faucets, and fixtures lately, then you may be in for an unpleasant surprise sooner than you think. Keep reading for information on how to prevent this.

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Is Your Drain Cleaning Method Hurting Your Pipes?

May 13th, 2019

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If your method is using chemical, store-bought drain cleaners, then the answer is, “yes.” But please, allow us to explain…

First off, we get it. One of the most frustrating plumbing problems a homeowner can deal with is a clogged or backed up drain. You might be doing something as simple as brushing your teeth and all of the sudden have an overflowing sink. Naturally, you want a quick and easy fix. Nothings is quicker and easier than that bottle of liquid drain cleaner, right?

Unfortunately, quick, or even affordable, doesn’t always mean effective.

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Signs It’s Time for a New Water Heater

April 29th, 2019

residential-water-heater-with-panels-removed-for-serviceWater heaters are designed to last a very long time, so long as they are regularly maintained and repaired promptly when needed. You have probably had the same water heater working away in your home since you moved in, right?

Well, unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. Eventually, your water heater will require replacement as it simply won’t be able to do the job it’s supposed to anymore. Sure, you could have repairs scheduled, but as we’ll highlight below, there comes a point where repairs just won’t cut it anymore—your water heater won’t work as efficiently as it once did and you’ll be paying far more than you should for it to run.

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When Is Trenchless Pipelining Necessary?

April 15th, 2019

home-with-pretty-yardThere aren’t many repairs in your home that likely cause more alarm than that of plumbing repairs. With most of your pipes hidden behind the walls or running beneath your property, the smallest problem can quickly turn into a huge emergency, particularly if you don’t notice signs of a problem right away.

In the past, when this hidden portion of your plumbing needed relining, repair, or replacement, if often meant plumbers had to uncover the entire length of the pipe in order to repair leaks or clogs. Fortunately, there has been advancements in the world of plumbing that has made these jobs far easier for professional plumbers. Namely, trenchless pipelining.

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How Are You Treating Your Water?

April 1st, 2019

hand-turning-faucet-on-sinkNo, we don’t mean to ask if you’re abusing your water—we’re asking how your treating it literally. Are there contaminants that you’re taking care of? How about hard water?

Did you know there are a number of water treatment systems on the market that can help with just about any problem you have? One in particular that’s growing in popularity is the reverse osmosis system. Reverse osmosis (RO) is a water purification technique that uses a partially permeable membrane to remove ions, molecules, and larger particles from your drinking water. Read on to learn more about these systems.

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Signs of Sewer Line Troubles

March 18th, 2019

split-sewer-pipeThe sewer line of your plumbing system is the main line that removes wastewater from your home and move it into the civic sewer system hygienically away from your property. Sewer lines are typically buried beneath your yard, which keeps them safe from damage that can come from weather-related wear and tear or animals. Unfortunately, though, that doesn’t mean they’re immune to all problems. After all, your landscaping could grow roots that infiltrate the sewer pipe. Even a shift in the ground can cause instability and damage.

Fortunately, all you need to do to get a qualified plumber in Lake Worth, FL is contact our team. We have the up-to-date equipment and methods needed to access your sewer line in order to repair leaks, clean out clogs, and address any other problems without needing to excavate the pipe. Of course, in order to know you have a problem with your sewer line, you have to know how to spot the signs. This can include (but isn’t limited to) the following:

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When to Call a Plumber vs. Attempt a DIY Job

March 4th, 2019

repair-technician-at-door-shaking-homeowners-handShould a plumbing job ever be a do-it-yourself (DIY) endeavor? Maybe in some cases it can be okay. For example, maybe you have a superficial clog that’s close enough to the drain surface of your since that you can just eliminate it with a plunger and a little bit of “elbow grease.”

So no, we don’t always discourage DIY-jobs. But when it comes to your plumbing, it can be unsafe or further damaging to try to handle all problems on your own. You could even leave yourself more susceptible to problems in the future. There are 2 problems in particular we really encourage you to call in a pro for.

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