Admiral Plumbing Services Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Lake Park’

How to Check Your Water Meter to Find a Plumbing Leak

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Struggling with high water bills you cannot explain? You can expect your water bills to change somewhat from month to month. But when your utilities skyrocket with no obvious explanation, it’s time to take a closer look.

Even smaller plumbing leaks can add sigleaky-pipe-burstnificantly to your water usage. According to the US EPA’s WaterSense, if a faucet were leaking at just one drop per second, you would be wasting 3,000 gallons of water per year. But you can have a small, dripping leak anywhere in your water line, from the pipes underneath the sink to the ones behind walls to those leading into the home.

If there is no obvious visible leak, you can test your plumbing system for leaks by observing changes in your water meter. Follow these steps, and call a plumber for thorough leak detection services.

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Contaminants that Could Be in Your Water Supply

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Nobody wants to drink dirty water, but it may be out of your control. If you get your water from the city, it goes through a treatment system to eliminate common contaminants found in your area and ensure the water is safe to drink.

However, there is typically still an acceptable level of contamination allowed to make it through. Yikes! Have your water tested as soon as possible, and consider installing your own water treatment system if any of these issues come up.

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Why You Need to Flush Your Water Heater

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Water heaters are not typically within your line of sight, often hidden in closets, crawlspaces, or basements (in some parts of the country). This is a good thing, since a water heater is not exactly a stylish home décor feature. However, it also means that a lot of people don’t even think about scheduling service for their water heaters until hot water stops coming through their fixtures altogether.

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What’s the Best Drain Cleaning Method for Reoccurring Clogs?

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Does it seem like your drains clog up over and over again? This is a problem for many homeowners, especially in the kitchen sink. Often, you find a way to unclog the sink drain, but it’s really only temporary.

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Test Your Toilet for Leaks

Monday, August 15th, 2016

Your toilet might be using far more water than it needs to! Modern day toilets only use about 1.6 gallons of water per flush, a vast improvement over toilets manufactured in the 1980s, which used about 3.5 gallons of water per flush or more! But whether or not you have a modern low-flush toilet, yours could potentially waste a lot of water.

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