Admiral Plumbing Services Blog

Do You Have a Slab Leak?

November 11th, 2019

Slab leaks are the “he who must not be named” of plumbing problems. The term exists in the back of every homeowner’s mind while they cross their fingers during a plumbing visit, hoping the words “slab leak” don’t come into the conversation. They can be just that bad.

There is no cheap solution to slab leaks, and if you’re looking for an easy way out—you’re not going to find one here. However, the easiest and most cost-effective way of dealing with a slab leak is prevention. The faster you notice a slab leak affecting your property, the less money it will cost to fix and the less damage it will cause to the rest of your home. That’s why we’ll be providing some sure-fire ways to tell if you’re dealing with a slab leak, so you’ll know exactly when to call for plumbing in Boca Raton, FL.

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Why You Should Never Use Chemical Drain Cleaner

October 28th, 2019

Chemical drain cleaners are a huge concern for us. Widely available at almost every grocery store with well-funded and powerful advertisement campaigns, we’re often serving as the coroner for deceased plumbing systems after they’ve come in contact with these chemicals. As the coroner and gravedigger of so many rotted pipes, we’d really like to prevent these plumbing issues from occurring in the first place, and that starts with talking about how harmful chemical drain cleaners are.

If you’re looking to avoid expensive work on your plumbing in Port St. Lucie, FL (no offense taken, people only call the plumber when they feel like they absolutely have to) then you’re going to want to avoid chemical drain cleaners. They can destroy your plumbing, cause awful health effects, ruin your property and the environment, all while barely working as is.

If you’re still not convinced, keep reading and we’ll surely get you to think otherwise.

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Quick, Catch That Toilet! It’s Running!

October 14th, 2019

No, your toilet isn’t physically running. This blog is not about to discuss whether or not your toilet has legs, but we are going to discuss the type of running that we are all familiar with when it comes to bathrooms.

A toilet is a system of valves, plugs, and water tanks, that allows stored up water to “flush” waste down the drain into the septic tank or sewer system. When one of these valves or plugs misbehaves, the water can just drain right out of your toilet’s tank into the sewer without serving its function. Not only is this extremely obnoxious (not having a functioning toilet is a nightmare), but it’s incredibly wasteful. One single day of a running toilet while you wait for a plumber can waste hundreds of gallons of water.

While we’d always recommend you call a plumber in Port St. Lucie, FL there are still some things you can try to do on your own to mitigate the damage.

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The Benefits of Hydro Jetting

September 30th, 2019

Are you one of the many homeowners that haven’t heard about hydro jetting? Well, you could be missing out!

Take a second to think about the pipes you use every day that connect to your home. How do they get from the municipal water source to your kitchen sink? If your answer to that question was via magic, you’re sorely mistaken. You see, your pipes travel through intricate systems underground that must reach your kitchen as quickly, efficiently, and cleanly as possible. If there is ever a pipe clog in your water system, you’ve got to make a pretty hard decision.

You could do it the way we’ve always done it, dig up a large section of your lawn, ruin your grass and foliage while spending thousands of dollars to replace one pipe. Many plumbers in Jupiter, FL know just how costly this process can be. However, we can use a nifty new set of equipment that lets us use highly pressurized water to clear out your pipes. That’s what hydro-jetting is. Still unconvinced? Keep reading!

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Signs You Need a Sewer Line Upgrade

September 16th, 2019

If you’re having a sewer problem and you’re trying to diagnose it, it’s good to think of your sewer like a tree. Your main sewer line is the trunk of the tree where all the sewage passes through. Your secondary lines, (toilets, sinks, miscellaneous drains) are the branches on the tree that—when having issues—at least don’t affect the other branches nearly as much.

Pardon our tree analogy, but it’s incredibly helpful when talking about whether or not you need a sewer line upgrade. The trunk of your tree should be able to pass sewage effectively through it. Otherwise, you’ll see major problems in every branch of the tree (every secondary sewage system) and you’ll have many drains that lose effectiveness. A plumber in Lake Worth, FL will already know this and, when the time comes, will suggest upgrading your sewer line to make sure it can handle what your home puts through it.

So, what are some major signs that could signify a sewer line upgrade in the near future?

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Your Water Heater Might not Explode, but Have You Considered These Risks?

September 2nd, 2019

You know, life isn’t like cartoons. Not every plumbing problem turns into exploding pipes and floods. Sometimes, especially when it comes to water heaters, the issue can be more insidious. Issues like scaling and liming can cause your water heater to grow less efficient over time and eventually break down.

No, your water heater doesn’t develop scales or grow limes. We’re talking about a complex mineral growing process. In homes where hard water is more common, the mineral deposits like lime and calcium can solidify on the bottom of your water heater. There are several tips that we can provide in order to descale your water heater and help it last longer. If the problem has gotten too bad where our nifty tricks don’t help, you can always call one of our technicians for quality plumbing in Lake Worth, FL!

Listen closely and you might save a few bucks!

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Do You Know the Signs of a Plumbing Leak?

August 19th, 2019

Leaks- they’re one of those things that seem minor, but if we let them go on long enough, they can waste gallons of water and cause severe damage throughout your home. This is particularly true for leaks that exist beneath the slab of your home or even behind your walls, since they’re often not easily detectable. Water and waste can be harmful, not only to your property but also to your health. Mold and bacteria grow in damp, dark, cold environments which can often be where your integral plumbing pipes are located. rusty-burst-pipe

Luckily for us, there are some serious red flags that can alert any homeowner to a problematic leak occurring somewhere in their plumbing. When it comes to plumbing problems, the earlier they’re found, the better. So, let’s take a look.

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How to Properly Care for Your Plumbing

August 5th, 2019

sink-drain-with-water-running-downLet us first ask you this… what is your first instinct when you discover that one of your drains is clogged in your home? If you’re anything like the average homeowner, you likely reach for the store-bought drain cleaner that you’re storing beneath your sink. We urge you not to do this, though.

As professionals, we have to tell you that using these store-bought cleaners is actually the worst thing you can do for the health of your plumbing system. Sure, it may provide a temporary solution, but when it comes to properly caring for your plumbing system, you’ll want to look at better methods. We’ll get into this more below, but first we want to explain the danger of using store-bought cleaners a bit more.

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Top Threats that Lead to Whole-Home Repiping

July 22nd, 2019

variety-of-pipes-and-plumbing-fixtures-sitting-on-tableIf you live in a newer home, you may find yourself calling one of our plumbers for repairs once or twice over the course of a decade. However, if you have an older home, then there is a good chance that your plumbing system will soon age to the extent that repiping is going to be a far more economical choice than making another repair.

Whole-house repiping is the best way to resolve continual plumbing problems in your home, and to protect your household from leaks and water damage. Repiping is usually a last resort when it comes to fixing plumbing problems, but sometimes it’s just necessary. What are the threats that lead to this service?

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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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