Admiral Plumbing Services Blog

How Hot Should Your Water Get?

January 17th, 2022

When you turn on the tap in your kitchen sink, how does it feel? Sure, unless you’ve got a state-of-the-art hot water system, it’s going to take a few seconds for the hot water to reach your tap, but then what? Does it make you yearn for more when it’s set as high as it can go? Or perhaps you’re comfortable with the amount of heat you get, only to see it diminish quite rapidly when filling up a pot or trying to do dishes?

These are the kinds of questions we’d like you to start asking yourself. The heat of your water is important because it can give us a clue as to the state of your water heater and your home comfort overall. We want homeowners to be vigilant when it comes to their water heaters in West Palm Beach, FL, so that we can help you achieve maximum comfort.

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A Handy Plumbing Glossary

January 3rd, 2022

One of the hardest aspects of being a homeowner these days is the sheer amount of materials, processes, and equipment that are required for certain tasks. Whether you’d like to prevent a drain clog, or simply evaluate the price of work, you’re quickly going to get lost as you encounter some huge roadblocks that are impossible to ignore. We’d like to help you out in two specific ways today.

The first way we want to help is by ensuring you that our team can take care of everything at an affordable rate. We provide expert plumbing in West Palm Beach, FL and we’ll always get the job done right, with the right equipment and materials to your specification.

The other way we can help today is by providing you with a handy glossary of terms that you might want to know when investing in plumbing work locally.

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Why Should Your Tiny Leak Be Plugged?

December 20th, 2021

After a seriously hectic year, you’ve discovered a small dripping leak in your basement. So, you appropriately grabbed the bucket and towel, and set up a little station to catch the water. As long as you empty this bucket out every day, you should be fine for the foreseeable future, right? After all, you’re just waiting until after the holidays to get it replaced!

Well, this might not be as sound of a strategy as you think it is. Leaks are leaks, and no matter how small they are, they still pose some serious problems that you might want to be prepared for if you’re waiting on calling for professional plumbing in West Palm Beach, FL.

Today, we want to look at some of the issues that might come with a small basement leak, and why the earlier you call for professional service, the better!

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Is Your Water Heater Leaking?

December 6th, 2021

Water heaters are our best friends this time of year. Nights are starting to get a little chilly, and having hot water for a bath or shower can be an amazing end to a long evening. Without your water heater being in good shape, you could see a pretty dramatic decrease in your quality of life, which is why we want to focus on these important systems! A leaking water heater is just another reason to call for professional help.

Unfortunately, not everyone is going to notice a water heater leak right away. These systems are tucked away in the recesses of your home, like your crawlspace or basement, and sometimes a certified plumber in Palm Beach Gardens, FL is going to be your closest ally in locating the system and detecting any problems.

If you’re looking to see if your water heater is leaking, here are a few ways to find out.

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Hydro Jetting Is the Perfect Solution for a Drain Clog

November 22nd, 2021

Sometimes when homeowners encounter a drain clog, they’ll try as hard as they can to remove it with all the tools at their disposal. From the plunger to the drain snake, we’ve seen homeowners spend day and night trying to fix a problem that is relentless. Eventually, it could feel hopeless, and your drain could seem like it’s stuck clogged forever.

Luckily, professional plumbers in Lake Worth, FL, like the ones on our team, have specialized tools designed for this kind of work. We’d like to introduce you to the hydro jet, a water-based cleaning system that can remove even the most stubborn drain clogs in any home.

We want to talk about what this process is, why it’s such a helpful service, and why even the most relentless drain clog in your home could quickly and easily be removed with a hydro jet.

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What’s Causing Your Drain to Clog?

November 8th, 2021

It’s nearing the holiday season this year, which means that more people are potentially going to be using your home’s drains. That’s not a bad thing, actually, it’s exactly what they’re designed for! As long as everyone does their part and doesn’t flush anything they shouldn’t down the drain, you should be perfectly fine, right? Well, that’s the best-case scenario.

Unfortunately, there are a lot of things that can clog a drain, most of which are materials that homeowners don’t even know their drains can’t handle. As experts of plumbing in Lake Worth, FL, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to give you a bit of a PSA before the Thanksgiving season to talk about some ways to identify the culprits of a clogged drain.

Don’t worry, we’ll even go further to talk about some solutions that can help deal with these clogging materials. Keep reading to learn more!

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Here’s Why Lead Pipes Are Bad

October 25th, 2021

Two weeks ago we talked about the different types of repiping materials. Between copper and different types of PVC, there are a whole host of great materials that can last for years to come when you’re in need of a pipe replacement. Now we must beg the question—when would you need to replace your pipes?

Well, as a team of professional plumbers in Boynton Beach, FL, we’d tell you to replace your pipes for a number of reasons. If you’re dealing with constant leaks or if your plumbing system doesn’t work as it should, then we suggest you replace your plumbing system.

However, another reason why you might want to consider replacing your pipes is if you’ve got lead pipes in your home. Many older homes that were built before 1960 have lead piping, and it can be bad for your home in a number of different ways.

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PVC or Copper: Our Guide to Pipe Replacement

October 11th, 2021

It’s time to roll up those sleeves and get to work. Maybe you’ve finally saved up enough money to replace those galvanized steel pipes in your basement, or perhaps you’re purchasing a new home that’s got some plumbing pipes that aren’t very reliable. Your first stop on this plumbing journey is understanding the different types of materials we use for pipes. Gone are the days of lead pipes and galvanized steel, and now we’re huge proponents of copper piping and PVC.

Don’t worry, we don’t expect you to know much about these materials. You might be able to recollect what PVC or copper look like, but when it comes to plumbing in West Palm Beach, FL, many homeowners don’t know why we use these materials so much.

Well, let’s talk about the benefits of each material and point you in the right direction for your next pipe replacement.

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Why Is My Toilet Running?

September 27th, 2021

This is a complicated question. You might have noticed that every time you flush your toilet, it runs for a long period of time before you have to open it up and replug the flapper. Not only is this infuriating, but it’s not particularly sanitary and it can be hard when friends or family come over. Nobody likes explaining the broken toilet to guests, especially if it’s a problem that can be easily remedied.

Though, your mind probably drifts in a different direction. What if this is just the first symptom of a broken toilet? What if it’s leaking or going to completely stop working? Well, as your local plumber in Port St. Lucie, FL, we’re here to help with this type of situation.

We’re going to try and figure out why a toilet would keep running and what you can do about it. Just be sure to call us if you need help.

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Avoid Commercial Slab Leaks at ALL Cost

September 13th, 2021

Here are a few questions that commercial space owners ask us on a regular basis:

  • What’s the most expensive commercial plumbing problem that can be found during an inspection?
  • Are there any commercial plumbing issues that can severely endanger the foundation of my building?
  • Why do commercial plumbers always check out basements and crawlspaces?

The answer to all of these questions is the notorious “slab leak.”

Commercial plumbing in Boynton Beach, FL is fairly simple when things are in good shape. We can ensure drains are not clogged, appliances are running, and no water is being wasted. We’ll fix leaks and even repipe a whole establishment. That’s the easy part.

The hard part of our job is when we encounter a building’s foundation that is in desperate need for repairs. This problem is called a “slab leak,” and it can be expensive to repair, as well as a necessary cost to keep your structure standing.

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