Admiral Plumbing Services Blog : Posts Tagged ‘West Palm Beach’

Keep Your Garbage Disposal in Good Shape with These Tips!

Monday, October 15th, 2018

plumber-woman-garbage-disposal-repairGarbage disposals are often thought to be among the more sturdy home appliances. And in truth, they typically are. Just because they’re resistant to developing different issues, doesn’t mean they’re completely immune. There are plenty of ways that you can unintentionally damage your garbage disposal, or open it up to developing other issues in the future. If you’re on the lookout for ways that you can keep your garbage disposal in good condition for as long as possible, check out the following tips.

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Keep Your Water Heater in Good Condition With These Tips

Monday, October 1st, 2018

Tankless-Water-HeaterWater heater systems can last a long time, but they’ll last even longer if you take proper care of them. Considering the cost of buying and installing a water heater in your home, you probably want to get as many years as you can out of it. If you’re concerned about getting the most out of your water heater before having to replace it, don’t worry! We’ve outlined some great tips below that should help you prolong the life of your water heater for as long as possible.

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Plumbing Problems That Can Lead to Repiping

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

corroded-pipesPlumbing issues range in severity from “mildly annoying” to “emergency repairs required.” Some may start as one and end up as the other. It’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the various problems that can lead to repiping, so that you can have them repaired before they have the chance to cause any more damage.

The following are some of the more common plumbing issues that lead to repiping, and the warning signs that you need to look for with them.

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When is it Necessary to Have New Pipelining Done?

Monday, April 16th, 2018

root-pipe-splitPlumbing pipes last quite a long time, depending on what they’re made of. Iron and copper, the two most common plumbing pipe materials, can last for decades under the right circumstances. However, no pipe is going to last forever. At some point, you’re likely going to need to replace some or all of the pipes in your plumbing system. Today we’re going to focus on sewer pipelining, and when it’s necessary.

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Why a Water Treatment System is a Good Idea

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

corroded-pipesThere are a lot of different plumbing issues that you need to watch out for if you want to keep your system healthy. Leaks, clogs, and the like are common issues, of course. Water quality is a big one that not enough homeowners pay attention to, though.

The quality of the water in your home can be affected by a wide range of factors, sometimes in ways that are extremely dangerous either to your health or that of your plumbing system. Let’s take a look at some of those factors, and why it’s a good idea to have a water treatment in place to help address them.

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Do You Really Need Sewer Line Replacement…Or Can It Be Descaled?

Monday, March 19th, 2018

The cast iron plumbing on your property, and the sewer line in particular, is several decades old. You’ve been dealing with frequent clogs and backup, and you have to call for plumbing services frequently. Finally, a plumber breaks the news to you: the cast iron sewer line is too old, is clogged with mineral scale, and needs to be replaced.

…Or does it? We’ve often been called for second opinions on this topic and were happy to break it to the customer that the cast iron lines are not yet in need of replacement. In some cases, it may be possible to descale the lines so that they’re good as new!

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Where Is Your Water Heater Leak Coming From?

Monday, February 19th, 2018

tighten-water-heater-connectionA leak in your faucet or under the sink can be quite annoying, but rather simple to diagnose. A leak from the water heater, however—a large system with components you may not be familiar with—may seem downright dangerous. That’s why it’s so important to shut off the water to the water heater and turn off its power supply before doing any work or diagnoses on a leaking water heater.

Once you’ve done this, the most important thing is to determine where, exactly, the leak is coming from. This will help you to find out how serious the problem is and whether anything will need replacement. Your best bet is working with trained plumbers, but we’re here to help with an overview of what to look for in a leaky system. Where is that leak coming from?

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Tankless Water Heaters Need Annual Maintenance Too

Monday, February 5th, 2018

tankless-water-heater-arm-wrenchWhen you picture a classic water heater, you likely think of a large tank inside of your basement, a crawlspace, the garage, or elsewhere, full of hot water and lots of external and internal components that keep things running smoothly. This large tank water heater, with all its safety switches and valves, needs regular maintenance—including flushing the tank sometimes if you have hard water. This is something you may have experience with.

However, when you picture a tankless water heater, you might simply see the small, rectangular box it comes in. Tankless water heaters can last for 20 years, and seem to be self-sufficient, but this is far from the truth. Today, we explain why tankless water heaters should receive regular maintenance, too!

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Is Your Older Toilet Done for?

Monday, January 8th, 2018

toilet-open-buttonIt would be nice if your plumbing was installed once and lasted forever. Of course, we know that’s not the case. Pipes can last many decades, often over 50 years, but faucets and fixtures will need to be replaced much earlier. Not only do they stop working so well after a couple of decades—they can also become outdated.

Sinks become discolored or may start to feel too small. Faucets develop leaks and may not offer all the features you want. It can be easy to decide when to replace these fixtures, but how can you tell when your toilet needs replacement? This may seem like a more difficult decision, but we’re here to help.

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How a Plumber Deals with Tree Roots

Monday, November 27th, 2017

root-pipe-splitIf tree roots affect your home plumbing, you may already know about it. A lot of homeowners have persistent problems with tree roots blocking the pipes, and the sewer pipes in particular. You might have to call the plumbers back time and time again, consistently treat your pipes, and remember to routinely schedule inspections.

That’s one way to deal with the issue. But there are multiple ways you and your plumbers might decide to tackle the problem, temporarily or once and for all. Here are the methods you should know about.

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