Admiral Plumbing Services, LLC Blog

Problems That Can Lead to Repiping

June 11th, 2018

rusty-burst-pipeSome plumbing problems can be left for a while without becoming a serious threat (although you should never knowingly neglect an issue with your system). Some other issues, though, should always be resolved as soon as possible if you want to avoid more serious consequences.

Those consequences can include all sorts of things, from blocked pipes to entire floors of the home flooding. What we’re going to talk about today, though, are those problems that destroy the pipes themselves. Have a look at some issues that can lead to repiping, and what you can do to address them.

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Why You’re Cleaning Your Drains Wrong

May 28th, 2018

Drain-snakingQuick question: when your drains clog, what do you do? After the cursing and mumbling under your breath, of course. Do you grab the bottle of drain cleaner from under your sink and pour it down the drain? If so, you’re doing it wrong!

There is a right and a wrong way to go about drain cleaning, and the majority of homeowners go about it the wrong way. Why does it matter? Because doing it the wrong way can absolutely destroy your pipes, leading to higher service costs and quite a bit of frustration for you. Let’s go over how you should actually be getting your drains cleaned.

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Admiral Plumbing is Now Offering Flo Water Meter Installations!

May 21st, 2018

dripping-water-dropOne of the most difficult things about plumbing leaks is how difficult they are to detect. Most homeowners don’t even realize that they have leaks in their home until they notice advanced water damage on their walls, floor, or ceiling. That’s obviously not the best option if you’re trying to keep your home in the best possible shape. So what do you do if you want to protect your home from the damage caused by plumbing leaks? Take advantage of our Flo smart water meter installation services!

Flo water meters keep track of the water pressure, temperature, and flow. With the linked app, the Flo system can alert you as soon as it detects a leak in your plumbing system. You can even turn off your water remotely to prevent any damage until you can get a plumber to examine the system! So what are you waiting for? Contact us today to find out more about the Flo system, and what it can do for you!

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What to do in a Plumbing Emergency

May 14th, 2018

rusty-burst-pipeNot all plumbing problems are the same. Some can be left alone long enough to schedule an appointment. Fixing a pinhole leak now vs two weeks from now likely won’t incur any serious consequences. Some issues, though, can’t afford to wait any longer than is absolutely necessary before being fixed. If a ruptured pipe is spewing water into your living room, for example, you probably don’t want to wait a day or two for a plumber to come out and fix it.

Issues like that qualify as plumbing emergencies, and the first thing you should do in a plumbing emergency is call for emergency plumbing services. Find the best contractor in your area that offers emergency plumbing services, and get them headed out to fix your issue as soon as possible. While you’re waiting for your plumber to arrive, though, there are some steps that you can take to make sure that the problem does as little damage as possible.

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Is it Time for a New Water Heater?

April 30th, 2018

water-heater-tankWater heaters are built to last a long time, but they don’t last forever. If you’ve had your water heater for a while, you might want to consider if it’s worth replacing it in the near future. Don’t know whether or not your system is close to the end of its life? Check out the following symptoms below and see whether or not your system fits the list.

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When is it Necessary to Have New Pipelining Done?

April 16th, 2018

root-pipe-splitPlumbing pipes last quite a long time, depending on what they’re made of. Iron and copper, the two most common plumbing pipe materials, can last for decades under the right circumstances. However, no pipe is going to last forever. At some point, you’re likely going to need to replace some or all of the pipes in your plumbing system. Today we’re going to focus on sewer pipelining, and when it’s necessary.

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Why a Water Treatment System is a Good Idea

April 2nd, 2018

corroded-pipesThere are a lot of different plumbing issues that you need to watch out for if you want to keep your system healthy. Leaks, clogs, and the like are common issues, of course. Water quality is a big one that not enough homeowners pay attention to, though.

The quality of the water in your home can be affected by a wide range of factors, sometimes in ways that are extremely dangerous either to your health or that of your plumbing system. Let’s take a look at some of those factors, and why it’s a good idea to have a water treatment in place to help address them.

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Do You Really Need Sewer Line Replacement…Or Can It Be Descaled?

March 19th, 2018

The cast iron plumbing on your property, and the sewer line in particular, is several decades old. You’ve been dealing with frequent clogs and backup, and you have to call for plumbing services frequently. Finally, a plumber breaks the news to you: the cast iron sewer line is too old, is clogged with mineral scale, and needs to be replaced.

…Or does it? We’ve often been called for second opinions on this topic and were happy to break it to the customer that the cast iron lines are not yet in need of replacement. In some cases, it may be possible to descale the lines so that they’re good as new!

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Calling a Plumber vs. Calling a Handyman

March 5th, 2018

You’ve got a major plumbing problem and you need help fast. Of course, this plumbing issue came as a bit of a surprise, so you also don’t want to spend too much money on repairs. Luckily, your neighbor’s friend’s son is a local handyman, someone who’s good at things like fixing loose mounts, hanging shelves, and plumbing. He may not have any formal training, but he’s got a good eye for it…isn’t that enough?

In most cases, we don’t think so, but we don’t expect you to take our word for it. Read on to learn about the differences between most “handymen” and professional plumbers, and call our team to let us prove to you that the invaluable experience of a plumbing contractor cannot be matched.

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Where Is Your Water Heater Leak Coming From?

February 19th, 2018

tighten-water-heater-connectionA leak in your faucet or under the sink can be quite annoying, but rather simple to diagnose. A leak from the water heater, however—a large system with components you may not be familiar with—may seem downright dangerous. That’s why it’s so important to shut off the water to the water heater and turn off its power supply before doing any work or diagnoses on a leaking water heater.

Once you’ve done this, the most important thing is to determine where, exactly, the leak is coming from. This will help you to find out how serious the problem is and whether anything will need replacement. Your best bet is working with trained plumbers, but we’re here to help with an overview of what to look for in a leaky system. Where is that leak coming from?

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