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

The Problem with a Pinhole Leak

Monday, February 17th, 2020

When it comes to leaks, there’s a consensus among professional plumbers that there isn’t a leak that doesn’t count as an emergency! Plumbing leaks, no matter how small they are, can cause water damage to your home that is incredibly expensive to repair. Water leaks also waste gallons of water every day that they run, as well as lower your water pressure and end up costing you a ton of money in the long run. If a water leak isn’t an issue for an emergency plumber in Boca Raton, FL then we don’t know what is!

That being said, sometimes leaks can be hard to detect. Especially in the case of pinhole leaks, which are a specific type of leak, they can cause a problem that is absolutely worth an emergency call if you can notice the signs.

Let’s get into what pinhole leaks are and how you can get them fixed.

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Get to Know the Many Types of Repiping Materials

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

Many times when a homeowner looks to our team for repiping, they’re not expecting the slew of abbreviations that make up the names of different repiping material. Even worse, this means an unsuspecting homeowner who might pay an amateur to do their repiping service could be goaded into selecting a piping material that just isn’t right for their home.

Without signing up for work with a proper plumber in Boynton Beach, FL you could be one of those customers that signs up for pipe work with a material that would need replacement early, or cause leaks that damage your home. Certain pipe materials, like copper, are more susceptible to pitted corrosion. That’s why you need the handy advice of a professional plumber in the area. Our team offers a wide variety of repiping material and we enjoy explaining how they’re each different to our prospective customers.

Let’s talk pipes.

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That Sinking Feeling: Common Sink Plumbing Problems

Monday, January 20th, 2020

Unfortunately, sink problems are going to occur in every household because we can’t think of the last time we saw a home without sinks! They’re incredibly important for our daily lives. When a homeowner imagines a kitchen or bathroom, the sink is front and center every time.

That’s why it’s extra important to notice when your sink is starting to suffer from serious problems. Because of the material, the pressure, and a variety of other factors affecting your sink, these aren’t problems that you’ll be able to immediately fix with your own household tools on hand. More often than not, if you recognize one of the following problems, you’ll need to contact a professional for plumbing in West Palm Beach, FL.

If not, you’re gambling the health of your plumbing system and you might cause problems that turn into expensive repairs down the line.

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Yes, a Garbage Disposal Is Absolutely Worth It

Monday, January 6th, 2020

While you’ve probably known about the convenience aspect of a garbage disposal, we’re betting you haven’t heard much about the environmental impact they can have. When it comes to a garbage disposal unit, they’re a combination of convenience, proper waste removal, and drain cleaning all mixed into one beautiful package. That’s why we are so concerned with writing a blog post about them—ideally, we’d love to have every home that calls for a plumber in West Palm Beach, FL have a garbage disposal installed.

So, in light of this, today we’re going to talk about the advantages of a garbage disposal. From the moment your food waste enters it, to the time it reaches a water treatment plant, there are a ton of useful reasons for having a garbage disposal, aside from convenience. We’re pretty certain you’ll want one after we spend some time to fill you in on the details!

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The Benefits of Video Pipe Inspection

Monday, November 25th, 2019

Generally speaking, nobody likes to get up close and personal with their plumbing. If your bathroom sink or your toilet is clogged, you’d rather not think about what’s clogging it—let alone have to dig out the clog yourself, right? Thankfully, technology has made this a little bit easier to deal with since we’ve got advancements like video pipe inspection, hydro jetting, and other pieces of equipment to deal with drains.

Back in the day, a plumber in Boca Raton, FL would have to literally rip open your plumbing system to see what was clogging it, remove the clog, and reinstall the pipe appropriately. Now, with video pipe inspection, there’s no need to haphazardly rip open an entire plumbing system while trying to play guess and check. A minuscule video camera is inserted into your drain on the end of a wire that can snake its way through to eventually reach the clog.

What’s the point of that? Well, keep reading and we’ll give you an answer.

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Do You Have a Slab Leak?

Monday, 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

Monday, 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!

Monday, 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

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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