Admiral Plumbing Services Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Plumber’

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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Get to Know the Many Types of Repiping Materials

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

Many times when a homeowner looks to our team for repiping, they’re not expecting the slew of abbreviations that make up the names of different repiping material. Even worse, this means an unsuspecting homeowner who might pay an amateur to do their repiping service could be goaded into selecting a piping material that just isn’t right for their home.

Without signing up for work with a proper plumber in Boynton Beach, FL you could be one of those customers that signs up for pipe work with a material that would need replacement early, or cause leaks that damage your home. Certain pipe materials, like copper, are more susceptible to pitted corrosion. That’s why you need the handy advice of a professional plumber in the area. Our team offers a wide variety of repiping material and we enjoy explaining how they’re each different to our prospective customers.

Let’s talk pipes.

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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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Top Threats that Lead to Whole-Home Repiping

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

variety-of-pipes-and-plumbing-fixtures-sitting-on-tableIf you live in a newer home, you may find yourself calling one of our plumbers for repairs once or twice over the course of a decade. However, if you have an older home, then there is a good chance that your plumbing system will soon age to the extent that repiping is going to be a far more economical choice than making another repair.

Whole-house repiping is the best way to resolve continual plumbing problems in your home, and to protect your household from leaks and water damage. Repiping is usually a last resort when it comes to fixing plumbing problems, but sometimes it’s just necessary. What are the threats that lead to this service?

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Caring for Your Garbage Disposal and Kitchen Sink

Monday, June 10th, 2019

family-prepping-meal-over-kitchen-sinkOf all the plumbing fixtures and pipes in your home, have you ever stopped to think about what you use the most? Well, it’s actually the water heater, if we’re going to be honest. But a very close second is your kitchen sink.

And most kitchen sinks nowadays are equipped with another appliance that many of us can’t imagine going without—the garbage disposal. Could you imagine cooking and cleaning up afterwards without this helpful gadget? Probably not, but, this dependence on your garbage disposal can get you into trouble—leading you to put things down it that don’t belong and therefore jam up the system. Your kitchen sink drain isn’t immune to problems either, even with the assistance of a garbage disposal. Read on to learn more!

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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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Signs of Sewer Line Troubles

Monday, March 18th, 2019

split-sewer-pipeThe sewer line of your plumbing system is the main line that removes wastewater from your home and move it into the civic sewer system hygienically away from your property. Sewer lines are typically buried beneath your yard, which keeps them safe from damage that can come from weather-related wear and tear or animals. Unfortunately, though, that doesn’t mean they’re immune to all problems. After all, your landscaping could grow roots that infiltrate the sewer pipe. Even a shift in the ground can cause instability and damage.

Fortunately, all you need to do to get a qualified plumber in Lake Worth, FL is contact our team. We have the up-to-date equipment and methods needed to access your sewer line in order to repair leaks, clean out clogs, and address any other problems without needing to excavate the pipe. Of course, in order to know you have a problem with your sewer line, you have to know how to spot the signs. This can include (but isn’t limited to) the following:

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When to Call a Plumber vs. Attempt a DIY Job

Monday, March 4th, 2019

repair-technician-at-door-shaking-homeowners-handShould a plumbing job ever be a do-it-yourself (DIY) endeavor? Maybe in some cases it can be okay. For example, maybe you have a superficial clog that’s close enough to the drain surface of your since that you can just eliminate it with a plunger and a little bit of “elbow grease.”

So no, we don’t always discourage DIY-jobs. But when it comes to your plumbing, it can be unsafe or further damaging to try to handle all problems on your own. You could even leave yourself more susceptible to problems in the future. There are 2 problems in particular we really encourage you to call in a pro for.

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Calling a Plumber vs. Calling a Handyman

Monday, March 5th, 2018

You’ve got a major plumbing problem and you need help fast. Of course, this plumbing issue came as a bit of a surprise, so you also don’t want to spend too much money on repairs. Luckily, your neighbor’s friend’s son is a local handyman, someone who’s good at things like fixing loose mounts, hanging shelves, and plumbing. He may not have any formal training, but he’s got a good eye for it…isn’t that enough?

In most cases, we don’t think so, but we don’t expect you to take our word for it. Read on to learn about the differences between most “handymen” and professional plumbers, and call our team to let us prove to you that the invaluable experience of a plumbing contractor cannot be matched.

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