Admiral Plumbing Services Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Boca Raton’

Plumbing FAQ: The Dangers of FOG

Friday, March 13th, 2020

Don’t worry, if you’re one of the many homeowners that saw the word “FOG” and looked outside to confusedly realize its a sunny day, you’re not alone! When we say FOG, we’re actually talking about substances that are fats, oils, and grease, and how they interact with your plumbing. Homeowners need constant drain cleaning in Boca Raton, FL and around the world because they mistakenly dump their leftover cooking grease or coconut oil down the drain where it slowly solidifies and starts to clog the drain.

Today, we’re going to talk a little bit about how this takes place and why it’s so important to mitigate the problem that FOG causes, so you can remain drain clog-free for as long as possible! The science behind FOGs is actually quite easy to remember, and it will make a huge impact on your budget.

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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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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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Do You Know the Signs of a Plumbing Leak?

Monday, August 19th, 2019

Leaks- they’re one of those things that seem minor, but if we let them go on long enough, they can waste gallons of water and cause severe damage throughout your home. This is particularly true for leaks that exist beneath the slab of your home or even behind your walls, since they’re often not easily detectable. Water and waste can be harmful, not only to your property but also to your health. Mold and bacteria grow in damp, dark, cold environments which can often be where your integral plumbing pipes are located. rusty-burst-pipe

Luckily for us, there are some serious red flags that can alert any homeowner to a problematic leak occurring somewhere in their plumbing. When it comes to plumbing problems, the earlier they’re found, the better. So, let’s take a look.

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The Ominous Slab Leak: Symptoms and Solutions

Monday, July 8th, 2019

image-of-kitchen-and-dining-room-flooringThere is no such thing as a convenient or welcomed plumbing leak. But, we all assume when one happens that it can be easily located and repaired.

And for the most part, this is true. But what if that leak occurs under the foundation of your home? Does that change the story?

Well, yes. This is called a slab leak, and what makes them so ominous is the damage they cause—often before you’ve even realized you have a leak. That’s why we’re writing this post. We want to share some of the most common symptoms that alert homeowners to slab leaks, and what you can do about it if you encounter one.

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Signs It’s Time for a New Water Heater

Monday, April 29th, 2019

residential-water-heater-with-panels-removed-for-serviceWater heaters are designed to last a very long time, so long as they are regularly maintained and repaired promptly when needed. You have probably had the same water heater working away in your home since you moved in, right?

Well, unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. Eventually, your water heater will require replacement as it simply won’t be able to do the job it’s supposed to anymore. Sure, you could have repairs scheduled, but as we’ll highlight below, there comes a point where repairs just won’t cut it anymore—your water heater won’t work as efficiently as it once did and you’ll be paying far more than you should for it to run.

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Yes, Tankless Water Heaters Need Maintenance, Too

Monday, January 21st, 2019

repair of the gas water heaterWhen most people hear the term water heater, they envision a huge storage tank with water in it, kept in the garage or a utility closet in the home. This is, after all, the most common type of water heater found in U.S. homes. But many people have chosen to go another route and have installed a newer, often more efficient, model of water heater—the tankless unit.

Perhaps you are one of these homeowners. We definitely encourage our customers to do their research and see what type of water heater is most efficient for their homes. We also want to stress though, while there are many benefits to going tankless, they are not immune to problems. This is why it’s essential to schedule regular maintenance for tankless water heaters in Boca Raton, FL.

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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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