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How Professional Plumbers Can Inspect Pipes

July 23rd, 2018

waterThe right tools in the right hands. That’s the way to get most jobs done properly. You wouldn’t pick up a scalpel and walk into an operating theatre without the proper education and training, and you shouldn’t just pick up a toolbox and go into a plumbing job unprepared, either. Tools are only going to get you so far, after all. Without the extensive background knowledge that true professionals possess, those tools are only going to get you into further trouble.

When it comes to inspecting pipes, our Clearwater Plumbers are the professionals you want doing the job. It is not just because they have the right tools for doing so, though they certainly do. It is because they have the skills and expertise necessary for putting those tools to great use! If you have any concerns about pipes in your home, even if you have no idea where a suspected problem may be, give us a call right away. A quick intervention by qualified pros is definitely your best course of action.

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Which Plumbing Services Can I Handle Myself?

July 9th, 2018

thumbs-upIf you have read this blog previously, you already know that we are not major advocates of DIY plumbing attempts. We understand that there are a lot of handy homeowners out there, but we also remember all of those service calls that we’ve either had to make or that were more serious than they should have been due to botched DIY service attempts. But there are certain scenarios in which you may be able to help your plumbing system on your own.

We are going to share some of these below, but remember that ultimately it all comes down to your own discretion. Different homeowners have different background knowledge and confidence levels in completing relatively “minor” plumbing services.  The surest way to land yourself and your plumbing system in trouble is to take on a task that you don’t feel comfortable with.

Here are some examples of common and basic plumbing services in Brandon, FL.

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When Should I Call a Professional Plumber?

June 25th, 2018

burst-pipeOh, great, you think to yourself, another plumbing issue. Do I really need to contact a plumber again? The answer to this question is, well, it depends. For the most part, problems with your plumbing system are typically going to require professional intervention. This is not to say that there are no instances in which you can resolve potential problems on your own. However, it is important that you are realistic about when you need the Dunedin, FL plumbers that you can trust—us.

So how do you know when it’s time to call in a professional plumber, especially with the vagueries about what you can do on your own? Well, reading the following post is definitely a great place to start. We’ve got some dos and don’ts for you regarding your plumbing issues and, as always, feel free to reach out with any further questions you may have. We’re happy to help you get the most from your plumbing system.

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Common Causes of Water Heater Problems

June 11th, 2018

water-heater-repairOne of the benefits of owning a home today is that we have so many great systems and appliances making it easier than ever to live comfortably and conveniently. One of the most important and hardest-working of these appliances is the water heater in your home. When you run into any problems with your water heater, your day (or night) can come grinding to a halt. A good system that is professionally installed and properly maintained will be quite reliable, but no appliance is ever truly problem-free.

Today, we are going to explore some common issues that homeowners encounter with their water heaters. We’ll also take a look at some potential causes of those problems. When you notice any issues with your water heater that do not have an obvious cause that can be resolved with extremely basic troubleshooting, just let us know. Our Brandon water heater experts are here to help get your water heater back up and running properly.

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Benefits of a Whole-House Water Softener

May 28th, 2018

washing-beetsThere are a lot of problems that you may encounter with your water quality. Yes, this applies even to those homeowners that do not use a private well for their water supply. The fact that your water is treated by your municipality before it enters your home does not mean that the water coming from your taps is all that pure. That being said, hard water is not necessarily the worst problem that you may encounter with your water quality.

That being said, it is still a problem, and one that can have a number of negative effects on your plumbing system and your overall enjoyment of your water. That is why using a whole-house water softener in Brandon, FL is such a good idea. Hard water is a common issue here in Florida, and you really do not want to ignore it. So read on, learn more about how a water softener can boost your overall water quality, and feel free to contact us with any questions that you may have.

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Are Tankless Water Heaters Worth the Cost?

May 14th, 2018

tankless-water-heaterLet’s say some benevolent stranger were to simply hand you a few thousand dollars, telling you to go out and spend it on whatever you’d like. What would you do with that money? If your answer is “Buy a new water heater!” then, frankly, we are surprised. Don’t get us wrong. As professional plumbers, we know better than anyone just how vital a great water heater is. But that still doesn’t mean that it’s the most exciting thing you could spend your money on.

Because of that, some homeowners try to get away with buying the cheapest water heaters they can find. This is rarely the best course of action with any appliance. Other homeowners are willing to spend more, but still choose to stick with tank water heaters because they are more affordable than tankless models are. Now, there are a ton of great tank water heaters out there. However, when researching water heaters in Seminole, FL, we do recommend that you keep tankless models in mind.

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Who Needs Water Filtration?

April 30th, 2018

woman-drinking-waterWell, that honestly depends on what you mean by “needs.” The fact of the matter is that, regardless of where you get your water from, be it a private well or a municipal supply, most if not all homes can benefit from a whole-house water filtration system in Tampa, FL and elsewhere. Why is this the case? Because there is typically always room for improvement! If you are going to be drinking tap water (and make no mistake, that expensive bottled water you buy in bulk is probably just filtered tap water) you want it to be as pure as possible.

Before we go any further, we also want to point out that we are not talking about those water filtration pitchers that are found in countless refrigerators throughout the country. Yes, these can be handy and give you some peace of mind. But if you’re so concerned about obtaining pure water for drinking, what about showering, washing dishes, and everything else? With a whole-house system, it’s not just the gallon in the fridge that is pure. It is all of the water coming from your fixtures and filling your appliances.

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We Detect Water Leaks Accurately

April 16th, 2018

cabinets-under-sinkAs you might expect, water leaks rank pretty high up the list in terms of the plumbing problems that we most frequently receive service calls about. Water is a convenient and very necessary resource, and the access to it allotted by your indoor plumbing system is vitally important. That being said, water can also do a lot of damage to your home, and with alarming speed. When it comes to locating and fixing plumbing leaks, there is no time to spare.

The trouble with this is that most of your plumbing system is hidden away from view. Even if you do see signs of a leak, there are many cases in which you may not notice those signs for some time after the development of the leak. You may also be seeing signs of a leak that is not in that immediate area. When you hire our plumbers in Clearwater, FL to find and fix your leaks, you can count on speedy service and an accurate diagnosis, in addition to the exceptional repair services that we offer.

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Is Your Water Line in Trouble?

April 2nd, 2018

water-leakOf all the different comforts and conveniences modern homeowners enjoy today, our indoor plumbing systems are near the top of the list. Indoor plumbing is really not a luxury in this day and age. It is an expected part of everyday life, and that is precisely what leads some people–most people, really–to take it for granted. When something goes wrong with the plumbing system, of course, it is much more difficult to take for granted.

Certain problems with your plumbing in Brandon, FL, can have such an impact that they can actually bring the use of your plumbing system grinding to a halt. This is the case when your water line is in trouble. Remember, all of the water that you use in your home comes in through this one pipe. If that pipe is compromised in any way, serious problems will abound. Here are some tips to help you spot signs of trouble with your water line.

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Common Bathroom Plumbing Problems

March 19th, 2018

drain-trapWhen you think of the bathroom, you are immediately going to think of its plumbing fixtures. The toilet, the sink, the bathtub, etc. The bathroom is, along with the kitchen, the area of your home where you have the most direct interaction with your residential plumbing system. It is also the area where you are probably most likely to run into trouble with your plumbing system. Partly this is due to the fact that there is such a high concentration of plumbing around you.

It’s also partly due to the amount use this room receives. That leads to wear and tear, and that leads problems over time. Fortunately for you, in a way, is the fact that you’ll at least notice most bathroom plumbing problems pretty promptly. After all, you are using this room and its fixtures every day, along with everyone else in your home, right? That means the quick recognition of problems with bathroom plumbing in Spring Hill, FL.

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