Admiral Plumbing Services Blog : Archive for October, 2016

Conserve Water: Contact Us for a Dye Test for Your Toilet

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Yes, even in an area where we get plenty of rain, it’s important to conserve as much water as possible. Water supplies on the earth are not unlimited, and everyone should do their part to reduce water waste as much as possible.

Unfortunately, some homeowners don’t realize that they are wasting water. They may do their best to take shorter showers and turn off the water in the sinks when they’re not using it for any period of time. But hidden leaks around the home drain water unexpectedly.

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Why You Need to Flush Your Water Heater

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Water heaters are not typically within your line of sight, often hidden in closets, crawlspaces, or basements (in some parts of the country). This is a good thing, since a water heater is not exactly a stylish home décor feature. However, it also means that a lot of people don’t even think about scheduling service for their water heaters until hot water stops coming through their fixtures altogether.

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Hire a Plumber for That Job Instead!

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Do-it-yourself work is often challenging, but rewarding. Fixing that broken door, building an herb garden box for the back patio, or teaching yourself to sew are all excellent at-home tasks perfect for a range of experience levels.

But there are some jobs that should always be left to the pros. For example, we don’t recommend you attempt to repair your own brakes if you’re not a trained mechanic—and you probably wouldn’t want to try. So why would you try to fix a major problem with your plumbing system without consulting a trained plumber?

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What Causes a Water Heater to Leak?

Monday, October 10th, 2016

One of our most common emergency calls is for a water heater leak, something that can cause parts of your home to flood and that may become a safety issue. You need hot water throughout the year, so you want your system to last as long as possible. What could cause your water heater to leak?

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How Can You Tell If There’s Grease in Your Drains?

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Have you heard? Putting grease down the drains in your home is one of the most damaging things you can do for your plumbing system. It may seem like a harmless act—right now—to dump the leftover grease, fat, or oil from cooking into the kitchen sink. But over time, this residue does a lot of damage.

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