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

A Handy Plumbing Glossary

Monday, January 3rd, 2022

One of the hardest aspects of being a homeowner these days is the sheer amount of materials, processes, and equipment that are required for certain tasks. Whether you’d like to prevent a drain clog, or simply evaluate the price of work, you’re quickly going to get lost as you encounter some huge roadblocks that are impossible to ignore. We’d like to help you out in two specific ways today.

The first way we want to help is by ensuring you that our team can take care of everything at an affordable rate. We provide expert plumbing in West Palm Beach, FL and we’ll always get the job done right, with the right equipment and materials to your specification.

The other way we can help today is by providing you with a handy glossary of terms that you might want to know when investing in plumbing work locally.

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Why Should Your Tiny Leak Be Plugged?

Monday, December 20th, 2021

After a seriously hectic year, you’ve discovered a small dripping leak in your basement. So, you appropriately grabbed the bucket and towel, and set up a little station to catch the water. As long as you empty this bucket out every day, you should be fine for the foreseeable future, right? After all, you’re just waiting until after the holidays to get it replaced!

Well, this might not be as sound of a strategy as you think it is. Leaks are leaks, and no matter how small they are, they still pose some serious problems that you might want to be prepared for if you’re waiting on calling for professional plumbing in West Palm Beach, FL.

Today, we want to look at some of the issues that might come with a small basement leak, and why the earlier you call for professional service, the better!

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Hydro Jetting Is the Perfect Solution for a Drain Clog

Monday, November 22nd, 2021

Sometimes when homeowners encounter a drain clog, they’ll try as hard as they can to remove it with all the tools at their disposal. From the plunger to the drain snake, we’ve seen homeowners spend day and night trying to fix a problem that is relentless. Eventually, it could feel hopeless, and your drain could seem like it’s stuck clogged forever.

Luckily, professional plumbers in Lake Worth, FL, like the ones on our team, have specialized tools designed for this kind of work. We’d like to introduce you to the hydro jet, a water-based cleaning system that can remove even the most stubborn drain clogs in any home.

We want to talk about what this process is, why it’s such a helpful service, and why even the most relentless drain clog in your home could quickly and easily be removed with a hydro jet.

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What’s Causing Your Drain to Clog?

Monday, November 8th, 2021

It’s nearing the holiday season this year, which means that more people are potentially going to be using your home’s drains. That’s not a bad thing, actually, it’s exactly what they’re designed for! As long as everyone does their part and doesn’t flush anything they shouldn’t down the drain, you should be perfectly fine, right? Well, that’s the best-case scenario.

Unfortunately, there are a lot of things that can clog a drain, most of which are materials that homeowners don’t even know their drains can’t handle. As experts of plumbing in Lake Worth, FL, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to give you a bit of a PSA before the Thanksgiving season to talk about some ways to identify the culprits of a clogged drain.

Don’t worry, we’ll even go further to talk about some solutions that can help deal with these clogging materials. Keep reading to learn more!

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Here’s Why Lead Pipes Are Bad

Monday, October 25th, 2021

Two weeks ago we talked about the different types of repiping materials. Between copper and different types of PVC, there are a whole host of great materials that can last for years to come when you’re in need of a pipe replacement. Now we must beg the question—when would you need to replace your pipes?

Well, as a team of professional plumbers in Boynton Beach, FL, we’d tell you to replace your pipes for a number of reasons. If you’re dealing with constant leaks or if your plumbing system doesn’t work as it should, then we suggest you replace your plumbing system.

However, another reason why you might want to consider replacing your pipes is if you’ve got lead pipes in your home. Many older homes that were built before 1960 have lead piping, and it can be bad for your home in a number of different ways.

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PVC or Copper: Our Guide to Pipe Replacement

Monday, October 11th, 2021

It’s time to roll up those sleeves and get to work. Maybe you’ve finally saved up enough money to replace those galvanized steel pipes in your basement, or perhaps you’re purchasing a new home that’s got some plumbing pipes that aren’t very reliable. Your first stop on this plumbing journey is understanding the different types of materials we use for pipes. Gone are the days of lead pipes and galvanized steel, and now we’re huge proponents of copper piping and PVC.

Don’t worry, we don’t expect you to know much about these materials. You might be able to recollect what PVC or copper look like, but when it comes to plumbing in West Palm Beach, FL, many homeowners don’t know why we use these materials so much.

Well, let’s talk about the benefits of each material and point you in the right direction for your next pipe replacement.

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Why Is My Toilet Running?

Monday, September 27th, 2021

This is a complicated question. You might have noticed that every time you flush your toilet, it runs for a long period of time before you have to open it up and replug the flapper. Not only is this infuriating, but it’s not particularly sanitary and it can be hard when friends or family come over. Nobody likes explaining the broken toilet to guests, especially if it’s a problem that can be easily remedied.

Though, your mind probably drifts in a different direction. What if this is just the first symptom of a broken toilet? What if it’s leaking or going to completely stop working? Well, as your local plumber in Port St. Lucie, FL, we’re here to help with this type of situation.

We’re going to try and figure out why a toilet would keep running and what you can do about it. Just be sure to call us if you need help.

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5 Reasons to Upgrade Your Plumbing

Monday, August 16th, 2021

There are several reasons to upgrade your plumbing, but there are also several reasons why homeowners refrain from doing so. The cost is usually the biggest roadblock that keeps people from looking at new toilets or tubs, as well as the intensive process and the time it takes. You’re probably not too fond of people spending hours working on installing a new system in your bathroom if it’s not completely necessary, right?

Well, we’d like to start off by reassuring you. Upgrading your plumbing in Port St. Lucie, FL doesn’t have to take hours and it definitely doesn’t have to cost that much. The initial cost can be a hefty price tag for sure, but depending on the efficiency of your new toilet or showerhead, you might see savings that offset the cost.

Now that we’ve got your interest, let’s talk about why upgrading your plumbing can be a great idea!

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Four Basic Upgrades for Your Bathroom Plumbing

Monday, August 2nd, 2021

People use a lot of water in the bathrooms. This may make it seem quite difficult to save or conserve water. However, new and better plumbing upgrades are available in the market that can allow you to save water and cut down utility bills.

In this blog, we look at several ways to upgrade your bathroom plumbing in Port St. Lucie, FL. These methods can not only cut down your utility costs but are also good for the environment.

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The Unforeseen Costs of a Water Leak

Monday, June 21st, 2021

Water leaks aren’t always how they’re depicted in television and media. We’ve all seen the old cartoons where a pipe starts gushing water and filling up the first floor of a whole home. While yes, there are gushing, major leaks that can be a devastating problem, but these are rare and often the easiest leaks to deal with. In those cases, you can just simply shut your water off, call a plumber, and clean up the mess.

One of the hard aspects of water leaks can be detecting them and dealing with minor leaks that might not feel like they need to be addressed immediately.

First of all, we’d like to tell you that our team of plumbers in Boynton Beach, FL are great to have on hand even when you’re not sure about the service you need. And secondly, let’s talk about some hidden costs of water leaks that you might not be aware of!

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