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

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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The Hidden Cost of a Kitchen Clog

Monday, May 24th, 2021

A kitchen clog might seem like a common occurrence, but we want you to think about this type of problem. When your kitchen sink’s drain clogs up, you could start doing things and changing your behavior in ways that cause you to spend more money. For instance, having a clogged kitchen drain means you’re less likely to cook and clean, so you might end up ordering take-out for the whole week while you debate calling a plumber.

There are lots of hidden costs behind skipping things like calling for a plumber in West Palm Beach, FL. You might think you’re making a good financial decision buying your own drain snake and getting to work after a week of having your drain clogged, but you might be spending more money in the long run.

Let’s talk about some of the hidden costs that come with avoiding professional plumbing services.

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3 Reasons You Should Never Use Drain Cleaning Chemicals

Monday, May 10th, 2021

Your drains aren’t as robust as you might think. Sure, they’re usually made out of copper or PVC piping which is sturdy and strong, but those materials quickly corrode when you start pouring strange chemicals down them. Think about it—no material in this world is safe from the effects of corrosion due to harsh chemicals. That’s why we think it’s so important that we make a small PSA in this blog post about the negatives that come with chemical drain cleaners. Your drains and your personal health are at risk when you use them.

We understand the drive for homeowners to find any cure for their drain clog that isn’t calling for professional plumbing in Port St. Lucie, FL, but that might be a very bad idea. For reasons we’re about to mention, calling a plumber might be your best, most effective option when dealing with a clog.

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What’s Stopping Sewer Gases From Ruining Your Day?

Monday, April 26th, 2021

It’s no mystery why sewers are associated with foul odors. We see them in movies, TV shows, and we even read about them in books. While we like to think of sewer systems as completely separate from our homes, they’re really not. There are drains and other pipeline systems that lead directly into the sewer. Our home plumbing systems are like the veins that transport waste from our living spaces into sewer systems, so we need to start thinking about them as connected.

That being said, we get asked this question all the time. “Why doesn’t the sewer gas come up into my kitchen or bathroom?”

While the answer might seem simple, it’s a bit more complex and we’d like to explain why. We’re your go-to experts on all things plumbing in Port St. Lucie, FL and we’ll walk you through the magic of the P-trap!

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Why Is My Drain Clogging So Much?

Monday, April 12th, 2021

A clogged drain is never something you want to deal with. While we talk often on or blog about ways to deal with a drain clog, or even ways to prevent one, we never really talk about why they’re happening so frequently. Why are your drains clogging so much? Well, the answer depends on a number of things.

First of all, how often do you invest in drain cleaning services from a plumber in Port St. Lucie, FL? If the answer is “only when I’ve got a clog” then this is likely a big problem. Likewise, if you’ve got children or family members who live with you that don’t understand the ins and outs of a drain clog, then they’re likely contributing to the constant clogging.

Today, we’ll zero in on a few ways you can mitigate this problem and how you can change your mindset about drain clogs!

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Time for a Toto Toilet!

Monday, March 15th, 2021

We don’t talk about toilets nearly enough on this blog, and when we do, it’s usually just about your typical toilet system. Most homeowners don’t even know that they can upgrade their toilet to a number of wonderful new types of toilets that are better for you and your plumbing system.

The neat part about upgrading your toilet system with the help of professional toilet plumbing in Boynton Beach, FL, is that you can do it how you want to. There are various different types of Toto toilets available from our team, and each one is designed to help a certain aspect of your life. From heated seats, to a built-in bidet, to a more ergonomic form that will help your back and give you better posture.

Let’s jump right into why a Toto toilet is totally for you!

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