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How Does a Grease Trap Work?

January 8th, 2018

grease-trapWorking in a commercial kitchen can be a very hectic experience. When the dining room fills up, it’s only a matter of time before the ticket board and the dish pit start filling up, too. In order to succeed in the foodservice industry, whether you run a small diner or a high-end dinner spot, you need to know that your kitchen itself is going to function as smoothly as your front and back-of-the-house crews. That includes the plumbing system.

When you are preparing and serving food at this volume, there are a lot of dishes that are going to need to be washed. This is undoubtedly going to include some greasy pots and pans. Because grease can lead to serious problems with a drainage system, it is important that you have a dependable grease trap installed in your system by a professional plumber in Largo, FL. If you don’t have a grease interceptor in place, or if it’s not functioning properly, you are going to run into some serious problems.

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3 Signs That You Need Professional Drain Cleaning

December 25th, 2017

sink-drainWe recently wrote a post here about the ways in which professional drain cleaning can benefit you. Today, we are going to cover a similar topic, but one you need to consider before you can enjoy the many benefits of professional drain cleaning. That is the topic of how you can recognize the need for professional drain cleaning in St. Petersburg, FL to begin with. It is the obvious starting point, but it is also a topic that too many homeowners have too little information about.

Don’t wait until your drains stop moving completely before scheduling service. Instead, familiarize yourself with these warning signs so that you can get out ahead of the problem. We are here to effectively and thoroughly clean your drains for lasting results,  but you need to alert us to the problem before we can do so. After all, we’re not just driving through neighborhoods and knocking on doors to inquire about the performance of the drains in the houses!

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Avoiding Problems with Your Water Heater

December 11th, 2017

water-heater-technicianWhen you take a shower in the morning, you probably aren’t just hosing off under frigid water, right? Of course not! You have a water heater of some type installed in your home, and it provides you with all of the hot water that you need in order to shower comfortably, do the dishes, wash the linens, and clean up in general. Considering how major a role your water heater plays each and every day, it only makes sense you do everything possible to protect it.

When you schedule your water heater services in Tampa, FL with our plumbers, you can count on the water heater being sized appropriately for your needs, and that it will be expertly installed in your home. What you cannot count on, though, is a 100% reliable water heater. All appliances are subject to occasional problems, and your water heater is no exception to this rule. We have a few tips that will help you to avoid any such issues as much as possible.

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Signs of Plumbing Leaks

November 27th, 2017

leak-in-kitchenWith the holidays just around the corner, it can be easy to get wrapped up in thoughts of meals with friends and family, ringing in the new year, and all of the other fun and excitement that this time of the year has to offer. We have to caution you against getting too wrapped up in flights of fancy, however, because certain problems in your home pay no heed to the date on the calendar.

The last thing that you want is to be heading out the door for a holiday vacation, only to realize at the last minute that you have a plumbing leak. While there is never really a convenient time for leaks to develop with your plumbing system, this is definitely one of the most inconvenient. With increased company comes an increased strain on your plumbing in St. Petersburg, FL. Keep these tips in mind to help avoid any interruption to your service.

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3 Benefits of Professional Drain Cleaning

November 13th, 2017

bubbling-drainMuch as we’d like to tell you otherwise, you are eventually going to run into problems of some kind with your residential plumbing system. In some cases, such as a ruptured water heater or a sewer backup, you are very obviously going to need to call in professional plumbers. Other problems, however, may seem like issues that you can handle on your own. Before you decide that this is the case and then skip over calling the pros and try to handle the job on your own, you may want to reconsider that stance.

Sure, something like a slow-moving or backed up drain may not seem like a plumbing emergency. That does not mean, however, that you don’t need professional plumbing services. There is a big difference between getting water to go down the drain and actually cleaning out that drain for lasting effects, you see. When your drains are being stubborn, we strongly recommend that you schedule professional drain cleaning in Tampa, FL.

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Slab Leaks Are Serious Trouble

October 30th, 2017

leaking-pipeWhat would you guess is the most common problem that homeowners run into with their residential plumbing systems? If you said “leaky pipes,” you’re right. With all of the piping that runs throughout homes, it is a clear testament to the quality of plumbing materials and techniques today that leaks only develop as infrequently as they do. Even so, a leak of some type is more or less inevitable. As we’ll discuss today, not all leaks are created equal.

Case in point: the slab leak. Now, we want to reinforce that there really is no such thing as a “minor” plumbing leak, as even minor leaks can waste a lot of water and wind up costing you a great deal of money over time. Hidden leaks, no matter how “minor,” can also do a lot of water damage to surrounding areas. But a slab leak is a different beast entirely. If you have any reason at all to suspect a slab leak in Carrollwood, FL, contact us right away.

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What Is a Heat Pump Water Heater?

October 16th, 2017

washing-handsHot water is one of those luxuries that we really just cannot imagine living without. In that sense, hot water is more of a necessity than a luxury. At the very least, it is an entirely reasonable expectation in a modern home. Now, just because hot water is ubiquitous does not mean that it comes for free. You’re going to have to pay to heat the water that you use throughout your home. The good news is that modern water heaters are more efficient than ever.

As efficient as today’s standard tank water heaters and their tankless brethren are, there is one type of water heater that is really setting itself apart in terms of overall energy efficiency. This is the heat pump water. With a heat pump water heater in Dunedin, FL, you can heat all of the water you need for use in your home not only effectively and reliably, but in an affordable manner as well.

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3 Kitchen Plumbing Tips

October 2nd, 2017

toddler-washing-dishesWhen it comes to residential plumbing systems, the highest concentration of visible plumbing fixtures and components is either in the bathroom or the kitchen. These are certainly the areas where homeowners have the most direct interaction with their plumbing systems. They are also areas where plumbing problems often present themselves, are there is so much plumbing exposed in these areas. Today, we want to provide you with a few tips to keep your kitchen plumbing in Largo, FL functioning properly.

While there are certainly problems that will develop with your plumbing system that are beyond your control, the fact of the matter is that many problems get much worse than they should due to inaction on the part of the homeowner. Sometimes, the problem itself could have been avoided entirely had the homeowner acted with a bit more care. With these kitchen plumbing tips in mind, you can save yourself some serious headaches and inconvenience–and even some money, as well.

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Why Remodel My Bathroom Plumbing?

September 18th, 2017

mother-plays-with-child-in-bathThis is going to sound like an obvious statement to most, but your bathroom is something of a central hub for your plumbing system. With your toilet, sink(s), bathtub, shower, etc. all located in this one room, there is a lot of plumbing, exposed and hidden, to take into consideration. It should also sound obvious to say that you need every component in that system to satisfy your needs and personal user preferences.

If your roof is leaking water or if you simply do not have enough space for everyone in your family to sleep comfortably, you’re probably going to be calling a contractor to deal with those issues quickly. We suggest that you do the same if you are thinking about remodeling your bathroom plumbing in New Port Richey, FL.

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Ask a Plumber: Why Is My Toilet Running?

September 4th, 2017

woman-with-plungerThere are a lot of different components in any residential plumbing system, from the most basic drain pipes to the most advanced water heaters on the market. One staple of the plumbing system, the bathroom plumbing in particular, is, of course, the toilet. The idea of living without a toilet in our homes is one that the vast majority of modern homeowners would scoff at. Because the toilet plays such an important role in our day to day lives, any problems with yours are cause for concern.

If you notice an issue with your toilet and its operation, then you are well-advised to schedule prompt service with a professional plumber in Brooksville, FL. This is not only the case in extreme situations where, say, the entire toilet tank has ruptured. One of the most common issues that we hear from our clients is that their toilets won’t stop running. There are certain jobs that must be left to the pros, but this week we’ll give you a few suggestions on things to check out on your own.

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