Admiral Plumbing Services, LLC Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Boca Raton’

Does Your Water Heater Need Replacing?

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Pipes of a heating systemWater heaters are designed to last a long time. This is particularly true if you properly care for yours and having annual maintenance done on the appliance. No matter how well you take care of your water heater, however, it’s not going to last forever.

The trick is being able to realize when your water heater is, in fact, on its last legs so that you can replace it before it has the chance to break down entirely. You don’t want to find out that your water heater has permanently failed on you when you’ve hopped into the shower first thing in the morning. So, we’ve shared some warning signs below for you that indicate it’s time for you to go ahead and upgrade your water heater.

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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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Careful of These Water Heater Problems

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

tank-water-heaterWater heaters are just as prone to developing problems as any other home system. Preventive water heater maintenance is a great way to keep your water heater from developing issues over time, but it isn’t a perfect solution. You still need to keep an eye out for issues that may develop with your system between maintenance appointments. Have a look below at some of the issues that you need to watch for this year.

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Is it Time for a New Water Heater?

Monday, April 30th, 2018

water-heater-tankWater heaters are built to last a long time, but they don’t last forever. If you’ve had your water heater for a while, you might want to consider if it’s worth replacing it in the near future. Don’t know whether or not your system is close to the end of its life? Check out the following symptoms below and see whether or not your system fits the list.

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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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5 Sink Plumbing Problems You Can Repair Yourself

Monday, October 30th, 2017

bathroom-faucet-waterIf “everything but the kitchen sink” is your motto when it comes to household DIY work, we’ve got you covered. It’s important to have a local plumber’s number on speed dial in case you need major repairs for your home’s plumbing. However, there are some issues you may be able to resolve on your own.

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What to Do about Wet Spots in the Wall or Ceiling

Monday, August 7th, 2017

leaky-pipe-burstThink about any time you’ve seen water leaking in a home in a television show, a cartoon, or a movie. Leaky pipes are not the most exciting event, until water is bursting up through a pipe, blasting right out of the sink handle, or filling up the home. It usually comes at one of the most inopportune moments, all at once.

Of course, plumbers know that leaks and other plumbing problems don’t usually act this way. Rather than a flood of water in your bathroom, you may only notice a slight drop in water pressure. But one of the worst signs of a potentially problematic plumbing system is a wet or dark spot on your walls or ceilings.

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What Is Pipe Relining?

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Inside-Tunnel-large-pipeLet’s say you’ve recently been told that your home’s drain pipes are in jeopardy. Many of the pipes are underneath your property in places where, to access the entire length of the pipe, a plumber would normally need to dig up stretches of your yard in order to access them. That means you can lose parts of your landscaping, driveway, sidewalks, and more.

Pipe relining helps to alleviate this stress. With this process, technicians do not actually need to do such an extreme level of digging. Also known as trenchless pipe relining, this professional service eliminates trenches in favor of just one or two holes in your yard—or none at all.

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The Sewer Lateral Is the Homeowner’s Responsibility: What You Should Know

Monday, March 6th, 2017

ground-sewer-pipeAll of the drains in your home have to lead somewhere. And unless you have a septic tank on your property, the sewer line leads out to the sewer main that services the city. The sewer main is at the end of your property, under the street in most cases.

What many homeowners don’t realize is that they are responsible for any damage suffered by the sewer line, all the way up to the sewer main. You cannot count on someone else to take care of this for you. If you have problems with the sewer lateral, get the right plumber for the job.

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What Is a Slab Leak and Is It Really a Big Deal?

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

A slab leak is a plumbing leak that may not always be obvious. Water does not burst forth from the ground (normally) and it’s not easy to spot like a faucet leak or one underneath the sink. But that doesn’t make it any less severe. In fact, it’s more serious than most leaks you will encounter.

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