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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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Where Is That Water Heater Leak Coming From?

February 18th, 2019

tank-water-heaterImagine this scenario: You jump into what should be a hot shower to discover that either there is no hot water, or the consistency of the heat is off. You check your water heater to discover that it’s sprung a leak. Water is pooling up on the floor, and it’s time to take action! What do you do next?

In most cases, there is nothing you can do on your own, you will need a professional plumber with training and experience with all types of water heaters in Stuart, FL. However, we can offer some advice on what to look for to determine where the leak is coming from, so you won’t have to waste any time when a plumber gets to your home.

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How to Increase Your Risk of Plumbing Problems

February 4th, 2019

woman-looking-scaredMany of the plumbing blog posts you read today tell you what to do when you have a plumbing problem and when to call on a professional. This advice should be followed, but we’re going to take a little different approach on the topic today. We want to tell you what not to do when it comes to your plumbing. Many homeowners unknowingly put their pipes at risk doing seemingly minor things, and that’s what we are going to cover today. Read on!

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Admiral Plumbing Services, LLC Earns 2018 Angie’s List Super Service Award

January 21st, 2019

West Palm Beach, FL, 1/21/19—Admiral Plumbing Services, LLC is proud to announce that it has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award (SSA). This award honors service professionals who have maintained exceptional service ratings and reviews on Angie’s List in 2018.

“Service pros that receive our Angie’s List Super Service Award represent the best  in our network, who are consistently making great customer service their mission,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “These pros have provided exceptional service to our members and absolutely deserve recognition for the exemplary customer service they exhibited in the past year.”

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2018 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include maintaining an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade and review period grade. The SSA winners must be in good standing with Angie’s List and undergo additional screening.

Admiral Plumbing Services, LLC has been listed on Angie’s List since 2014, and we are very proud to have received this honor again for 2018.

Service company ratings are updated continually on Angie’s List as new, verified consumer reviews are submitted. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in multiple fields ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality.

For over two decades Angie’s List has been a trusted name for connecting consumers to top-rated service professionals. Angie’s List provides unique tools and support designed to improve the local service experience for both consumers and service professionals.

 

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Our job here at Admiral Plumbing Services, LLC is to make your plumbing system and your water-using appliances and fixtures as efficient and durable as possible. We do this by working directly with you and listening to your needs.

Contact our team today to schedule your plumbing services in the West Palm Beach, FL area. We pride our company on nice people and super service!

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Yes, Tankless Water Heaters Need Maintenance, Too

January 21st, 2019

repair of the gas water heaterWhen most people hear the term water heater, they envision a huge storage tank with water in it, kept in the garage or a utility closet in the home. This is, after all, the most common type of water heater found in U.S. homes. But many people have chosen to go another route and have installed a newer, often more efficient, model of water heater—the tankless unit.

Perhaps you are one of these homeowners. We definitely encourage our customers to do their research and see what type of water heater is most efficient for their homes. We also want to stress though, while there are many benefits to going tankless, they are not immune to problems. This is why it’s essential to schedule regular maintenance for tankless water heaters in Boca Raton, FL.

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