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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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Deal with Sewer Line Problems Promptly

March 5th, 2018

roots-in-pipeWhile there are a lot of plumbing problems homeowners may face with their residential systems, certain issues are a lot more pressing than others. Truth be told, we think that any plumbing problems should be dealt with in a timely matter. Even “minor” leaks, for example, can do real damage and cause a big spike in water bills over time. Even we’ll admit, however, that a dripping faucet is not on the same level as a ruptured sewer line.

Your sewer line does just one job, and it’s not exactly a pretty one. If you want to avoid some major headaches, you’ll deal with any and all sewer line problems as quickly as possible. This will require that you learn how to spot potential problems with your sewer line early on, a skill that will benefit you and your plumbing in St. Petersburg, FL greatly. Here is what to look out for, and why it is so important that you do.

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Why Is Hard Water a Serious Problem?

February 19th, 2018

kid-and-dog-in-tubWhen a lot of people think of plumbing problems, they immediately think of issues such as water leaks, overflowing toilets, etc. There are other issues that can fly under the radar a bit, however, which are just as problematic. Hard water is one such issue. Hard water may not be a health threat, and it may not cause immediate damages the way that burst pipes can. If you think that this means you can afford to ignore the problem, though, we have some news for you.

Hard water can cause a lot of trouble if you give it the opportunity, and far too many homeowners do just that. Today, we’ll be covering the reasons hard water is such an issue, as well as what you can do to solve the problem. It’s really quite simple. Allow a member of our team to install a water softener in Clearwater, FL for you. That way, you can treat hard water throughout your home in a convenient and effective manner.

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Make Sure Your Sump Pump Is Ready for Action

February 5th, 2018

sump-pumpLiving in Florida conjures up a few images in most people’s minds. Lots of sunshine, of course. Boats in the harbor. Long, hot days on the sandy beaches. Torrential rainfall, however, is something most people don’t like to think about. But just because you don’t want to think about it doesn’t mean you can afford to push it entirely out of your mind. As we’ve seen time and time again, from big rainstorms to actual hurricanes, nature here in Florida can prove challenging.

Preparing your home for such events is a worthwhile goal. We strongly recommend the installation of a sump pump in Clearwater, FL. While your sump pump is not something that you’ll use daily—hopefully not, anyway—you are going to appreciate its performance when you do need it. Read on for a more information about sump pumps, and trust our plumbers to install yours.

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