Admiral Plumbing Services Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Jupiter’

Signs of Imminent Water Heater Troubles

Monday, November 21st, 2022

Here’s a fun fact: There isn’t actually a season where we use hot water more. In fact, Americans tend to use hot water equally throughout the entire year, which would make sense. We like hot, comfortable showers in the summer just as much as we do in the winter, and we tend to wash dishes with hot water regardless of the outdoor temperature. The only difference is that a water heater has to work harder in the wintertime than in the summertime, due to the temperature differential.

However, not having hot water in the wintertime can be absolutely brutal, since those hot showers do more heavy lifting on a chilly winter’s day. Even during our mild winters, having a malfunctioning water heater can be a big problem for homes with kids, pets, and elderly folks as showers and baths become a lot less comfortable.

So, here are a few ways to tell that your water heater is doing too much heavy lifting, and it’s likely to collapse and require water heater repair in Jupiter, FL.

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3 Vital Commercial Plumbing Services We Offer

Monday, September 12th, 2022

When was the last time you called for a professional plumber to come take a look at your commercial property? Perhaps you had a flood a few years ago, or one of your appliances just stopped working? That would be a good reason to call for our help.

Well, sometimes having access to a high-quality commercial plumber can be more helpful than just calling them when an emergency occurs. We’ll always be available to help with plumbing emergencies, but we can also help you avoid these emergencies with services like plumbing maintenance. For those who own a restaurant, we even provide grease trap services to help with the parts of your building that you’d rather stay away from.

Today, we’re going to highlight three services for commercial plumbing in Jupiter, FL that aren’t emergency repairs. Think of our team as a resource that you can use even when you’re not dealing with an emergency problem that needs immediate attention.

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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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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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