Admiral Plumbing Services, LLC Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Jupiter’

Why is My Water Heater Not Heating Properly?

Monday, June 25th, 2018

water-heater-tankWater heaters that can’t heat water aren’t good for much. They’re rather ugly machines; not really great for conversation pieces. Not really small enough for paperweights, either. We can tell you’re not laughing, so we’re going to move onto what is actually going on when a water heater isn’t heating properly.

If your water heater isn’t providing enough hot water for your needs, there’s a good chance that something is wrong with it. You should call a technician to have a look at the system before whatever is wrong gets any worse. While you’re waiting for your technician to arrive, though, you should take a look at some of the possible causes for your predicament below.

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Is Your Water Heater At Risk for Leaks?

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

dripping-water-dropA lot of damage could come from a leaky water heater. When water leaks from the tank, a valve, or the inlet or outlet pipes, your crawlspace or a closet could become damaged, or mold could result. In some cases, a hot water leak can prove dangerous. A leaky water heater is certainly something you want to avoid, but it’s also something few people spend time thinking about.

So could your water heater be headed toward a disastrous leak? It’s possible. Ask yourself these questions to determine whether your water heater is at risk, and take the proper precautions to prevent a leak from any part of your system.

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Will a Tankless Water Heater Really Save Me Money?

Monday, September 18th, 2017

heat-shower-steamMost people spend a lot of money on heating water—more than they may think. Water heating makes up about 17% of the average household’s utilities, which is a lot when you consider how much you actually use the hot water in a given day. If you’re like most people, it’s not very much, and certainly not 17% of the day!

A water heater is a necessary appliance, and most water heaters have to run all day every day in order to ensure you are always in supply of hot water. A tankless hot water heater, though, is not like this. So can you really expect to save money when you trade up to a smaller tankless unit?

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The Most Difficult Plumbing Leaks to Detect and Repair

Monday, July 10th, 2017

water-leaking-fingerMany people expect that if their water lines are leaking, they’ll be able to tell. In the movies and on TV, leaks are often depicted as high-pressure jets of water shooting from the ground or straight out of the kitchen sink faucet. Chances are high that you’ve also experienced a leak underneath a sink or a slow leak from a faucet, which are easy to spot as well.

However, your plumbing system is extensive. Pipes go behind walls, above your head, through crawlspaces, and underneath your property. That last point is what we’d like to talk about today. If your home sits on a concrete slab foundation, as many homes in our service area do, a slab leak is something that’s difficult to detect and can cost a whole lot to repair, especially if you don’t spot the signs early.

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What’s the Deal with Hard Water?

Monday, May 1st, 2017

water-testing-tube-faucetMaybe you’ve heard that “hard water” is common in your area. Maybe you’re worried about what hard water can do to your health or to your pipes. Our water quality experts have the answers you are looking for. Call our team to get a water treatment installation that’s right for your home or for water testing, but for more information, check out our quick guide.

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How to Find Out What Size Water Heater You Need

Monday, February 20th, 2017

water-heater-tankSelecting a new water heater is a bit more complicated than shopping around for the best washer/dryer or the right oven and stovetop. Design, performance, and budget tend to be the most important considerations for appliances like these. But with a water heater, it’s not really about the look of things.

Sizing a water heater is of key importance before selecting the right one to install. Learn more about this often-complex process in the guide below.

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Plumbing Upgrades to Make in the New Year

Monday, December 26th, 2016

Plumbing repairs are perhaps the most frustrating home emergencies for many homeowners, especially if they are necessary somewhat frequently. This year, make a resolution to change that! Here are our suggestions on ways you can improve your plumbing system, minimize repairs, and make things easier on yourself and for your family in the new year.

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3 Reasons to Add Water Filtration to Your Home

Monday, November 14th, 2016

If you get your water from the city, you probably already know it goes through a treatment system before reaching your home. The treatment system is intense and there are a number of processes the water must go through before it reaches your pipes.

And yet, there are a number of things that could still make it into your plumbing system. Metals and other particles certainly don’t belong in your water, and we urge you to consider a whole house water filtration system.

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What Causes a Water Heater to Leak?

Monday, October 10th, 2016

One of our most common emergency calls is for a water heater leak, something that can cause parts of your home to flood and that may become a safety issue. You need hot water throughout the year, so you want your system to last as long as possible. What could cause your water heater to leak?

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How Can You Tell If There’s Grease in Your Drains?

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Have you heard? Putting grease down the drains in your home is one of the most damaging things you can do for your plumbing system. It may seem like a harmless act—right now—to dump the leftover grease, fat, or oil from cooking into the kitchen sink. But over time, this residue does a lot of damage.

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