Admiral Plumbing Services, LLC Blog : Archive for December, 2017

What’s That Noise Coming from the Water Heater?

Monday, December 25th, 2017

noise-woman-hands-earsWhen you turn on the hot water and it sounds like the water heater has just rattled out of the floor, you’re relieved to find that it hasn’t. For the most part, water heater issues don’t put your safety at risk, but they can make it so that you have to spend way more on heating water than you should.

The noise coming from your water heater is also likely leading to wear and tear that could force you to replace your unit much too soon. Water heaters can collect “scale” that puts your system at risk. Learn more about that rattling, popping, or banging noise in the guide below.

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The Best Materials for Repiping a Home

Monday, December 11th, 2017

ground-sewer-pipeEventually, the pipes in any home will need replacement. Learning that your pipes are failing is bad enough, and suddenly you’re tasked with having to sort through conflicting information about which is the best material to use for repiping a home. If your pipes are old enough to need replacing, they are probably made of a material no longer deemed viable for pipes, like galvanized steel or even iron, both of which are prone to corrosion.

Now, there’s a whole new selection of piping material for your whole home, including metals and plastics, which may come as a bit of a shock! We’ll help you sort through some of the confusion here, but consult with a plumber in your area for the best idea of what will work for your home.

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