Admiral Plumbing Services Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Port St. Lucie’

3 Reasons You Should Never Use Drain Cleaning Chemicals

Monday, May 10th, 2021

Your drains aren’t as robust as you might think. Sure, they’re usually made out of copper or PVC piping which is sturdy and strong, but those materials quickly corrode when you start pouring strange chemicals down them. Think about it—no material in this world is safe from the effects of corrosion due to harsh chemicals. That’s why we think it’s so important that we make a small PSA in this blog post about the negatives that come with chemical drain cleaners. Your drains and your personal health are at risk when you use them.

We understand the drive for homeowners to find any cure for their drain clog that isn’t calling for professional plumbing in Port St. Lucie, FL, but that might be a very bad idea. For reasons we’re about to mention, calling a plumber might be your best, most effective option when dealing with a clog.

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What’s Stopping Sewer Gases From Ruining Your Day?

Monday, April 26th, 2021

It’s no mystery why sewers are associated with foul odors. We see them in movies, TV shows, and we even read about them in books. While we like to think of sewer systems as completely separate from our homes, they’re really not. There are drains and other pipeline systems that lead directly into the sewer. Our home plumbing systems are like the veins that transport waste from our living spaces into sewer systems, so we need to start thinking about them as connected.

That being said, we get asked this question all the time. “Why doesn’t the sewer gas come up into my kitchen or bathroom?”

While the answer might seem simple, it’s a bit more complex and we’d like to explain why. We’re your go-to experts on all things plumbing in Port St. Lucie, FL and we’ll walk you through the magic of the P-trap!

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Why Is My Drain Clogging So Much?

Monday, April 12th, 2021

A clogged drain is never something you want to deal with. While we talk often on or blog about ways to deal with a drain clog, or even ways to prevent one, we never really talk about why they’re happening so frequently. Why are your drains clogging so much? Well, the answer depends on a number of things.

First of all, how often do you invest in drain cleaning services from a plumber in Port St. Lucie, FL? If the answer is “only when I’ve got a clog” then this is likely a big problem. Likewise, if you’ve got children or family members who live with you that don’t understand the ins and outs of a drain clog, then they’re likely contributing to the constant clogging.

Today, we’ll zero in on a few ways you can mitigate this problem and how you can change your mindset about drain clogs!

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How Much Does a Water Leak Cost?

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

We talk about leaks often on this blog, but we rarely ever get into the specifics of how much they cost. Depending on where you live and your municipality, a water leak can cost a different amount of money. That being said, they’re always costs that can be avoided, and they tend to hurt the environment just as much as your wallet.

Summer is a time of conserving water usage. When leaks occur, there can be tens to hundreds of gallons of water in your home being wasted every day. Homeowners out there who are concerned about wasting water through their water leaks should contact a plumber in Port St. Lucie, FL.

Want to know just how bad a water leak can be in your home? Keep reading as we get into some numbers.

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Yes, Your Tankless Water Heater Needs Maintenance Too!

Monday, July 20th, 2020

What do you think of when someone says the word maintenance? Do you think of taking your car to the mechanic? Perhaps you think of some other piece of heavy machinery that you use regularly, or your plumbing in Port St. Lucie, FL? Not many people think of their water heater and maintenance together. That’s what we’re hoping to change today.

Water heaters are vital to our lives. You might not think about it much—but there are a ton of things you’d be missing if you didn’t have a correctly working hot water heater. From hot showers to cleaner dishes, we owe much of our comfortable lives to these machines. It only makes sense to provide sensible maintenance by a professional on a yearly basis to keep them in pristine condition.

Keep reading as we shed light on the benefits of water heater maintenance.

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Why You Should Never Use Chemical Drain Cleaner

Monday, October 28th, 2019

Chemical drain cleaners are a huge concern for us. Widely available at almost every grocery store with well-funded and powerful advertisement campaigns, we’re often serving as the coroner for deceased plumbing systems after they’ve come in contact with these chemicals. As the coroner and gravedigger of so many rotted pipes, we’d really like to prevent these plumbing issues from occurring in the first place, and that starts with talking about how harmful chemical drain cleaners are.

If you’re looking to avoid expensive work on your plumbing in Port St. Lucie, FL (no offense taken, people only call the plumber when they feel like they absolutely have to) then you’re going to want to avoid chemical drain cleaners. They can destroy your plumbing, cause awful health effects, ruin your property and the environment, all while barely working as is.

If you’re still not convinced, keep reading and we’ll surely get you to think otherwise.

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Quick, Catch That Toilet! It’s Running!

Monday, October 14th, 2019

No, your toilet isn’t physically running. This blog is not about to discuss whether or not your toilet has legs, but we are going to discuss the type of running that we are all familiar with when it comes to bathrooms.

A toilet is a system of valves, plugs, and water tanks, that allows stored up water to “flush” waste down the drain into the septic tank or sewer system. When one of these valves or plugs misbehaves, the water can just drain right out of your toilet’s tank into the sewer without serving its function. Not only is this extremely obnoxious (not having a functioning toilet is a nightmare), but it’s incredibly wasteful. One single day of a running toilet while you wait for a plumber can waste hundreds of gallons of water.

While we’d always recommend you call a plumber in Port St. Lucie, FL there are still some things you can try to do on your own to mitigate the damage.

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When Is Trenchless Pipelining Necessary?

Monday, April 15th, 2019

home-with-pretty-yardThere aren’t many repairs in your home that likely cause more alarm than that of plumbing repairs. With most of your pipes hidden behind the walls or running beneath your property, the smallest problem can quickly turn into a huge emergency, particularly if you don’t notice signs of a problem right away.

In the past, when this hidden portion of your plumbing needed relining, repair, or replacement, if often meant plumbers had to uncover the entire length of the pipe in order to repair leaks or clogs. Fortunately, there has been advancements in the world of plumbing that has made these jobs far easier for professional plumbers. Namely, trenchless pipelining.

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Plumbing Issues to be Aware of

Monday, July 9th, 2018

flooded-roomPlumbing problems about in systems across the country, whether due to the individual conditions in the home, random chance, wear and tear, or otherwise. Despite the frequency with which plumbing problems occur, though, people very often fail to realize that their plumbing system is having a problem when it first occurs.

Most plumbing issues occur pretty subtly, and only become recognizable when they’ve had a long time to develop. Even so, it’s a good idea to keep an eye out for signs that your plumbing system is in trouble. Have a look at some of the plumbing problems below, and the signs that might indicate that one is present in your home.

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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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