Admiral Plumbing Services, LLC Blog : Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

Is Your Drain Cleaning Method Hurting Your Pipes?

Monday, 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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When Is Trenchless Pipelining Necessary?

Monday, 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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When to Call a Plumber vs. Attempt a DIY Job

Monday, 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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How to Increase Your Risk of Plumbing Problems

Monday, 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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What Materials Are Best for Repiping?

Monday, December 10th, 2018

different types of pipesIn our previous post, we talked about signs to look for in your home that you may be in need of whole-house, or at least partial, repiping. We want you to feel comfortable in your decision to invest in a service of such a large caliber, and therefore encourage you to learn more about what goes into repiping, the materials used, and why those particular materials are used. This way, you can feel confident that you are doing the best thing for your home plumbing system. Read on to learn more!

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How to Tell if Your Home Needs Repiping

Monday, November 26th, 2018

bursted copper pipe with water leaking out, 3d illustrationThere are a number of plumbing problems, like leaks or clogs, that all you need to do is give our plumbing pros a call for a quick repair. However, at some point during your homeownership, your plumbing system may age to the point that replacing all or some of your piping may become a necessity. Fortunately, you needn’t look any further than our team for quality whole-home pipe installation services!

Whole-home repiping is one of the safest ways to protect your home—at least form leaks and water damage that can ruin your property and leave you paying to not only fix the plumbing, but repair your home. But how do you know if your household actually needs this service?

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Keep Your Garbage Disposal in Good Shape with These Tips!

Monday, October 15th, 2018

plumber-woman-garbage-disposal-repairGarbage disposals are often thought to be among the more sturdy home appliances. And in truth, they typically are. Just because they’re resistant to developing different issues, doesn’t mean they’re completely immune. There are plenty of ways that you can unintentionally damage your garbage disposal, or open it up to developing other issues in the future. If you’re on the lookout for ways that you can keep your garbage disposal in good condition for as long as possible, check out the following tips.

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How to Save Money on Plumbing Costs

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Owning a home is not cheap. We all know this. Even if you manage to get a good deal on the house itself, there’s all the different systems that may or may not need maintenance, repair, replacement, etc. etc. It can be tough to navigate which system needs what, and what steps you need to take sooner to ensure that your entire home runs smoothly. The plumbing system is one of the ones that homeowners have the most trouble with. It’s mostly hidden from view, and doesn’t grab a lot of attention, but it’s still a vital part of the home that needs to be kept in good shape. So, how do you save money on plumbing costs while also ensuring that the system stays in good shape? Read on to find out.

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How to Detect Plumbing Leaks

Monday, August 20th, 2018

rusty-burst-pipePlumbing leaks are one of those unfortunate things that are both very common and very damaging. A leak that isn’t caught in-time has the potential to inflict thousands of dollars’ worth of water damage, depending on where it is located. The best way to prevent leaks from becoming a big deal is to schedule preventive maintenance and inspection appointments for your system at least once a year. That’s not a guarantee that your system will never develop leaks, though. You still need to keep an eye out for signs that your plumbing system is having issues like this, so that you can have it repaired as quickly as possible. The following are some of the more common signs that you need to schedule plumbing repair services for leaks.

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Keep Your Plumbing System in Good Shape With These Tips

Monday, August 6th, 2018

PlumberKeeping your plumbing system functioning properly over a long period of time can be daunting task, especially since so much of the system is hidden from view. Plumbing problems that develop tend to do so slowly, making it unlikely that you’ll notice them before they’ve had the opportunity to do quite a bit of damage.

There are a number of ways that you can prevent your plumbing system from degrading too quickly if you know what you’re doing, though. Have a look at the following tips to keep your plumbing system in good shape for as long as possible.

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