IERNA's Heating & Cooling Blog : Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

Tips to Avoid Common Bathroom Plumbing Issues

Monday, February 25th, 2019

beautiful-bathroom-with-glass-shower-stallSure, bathroom plumbing is not the most glamorous subject to talk about—okay, it’s not at all glamorous. Still though, your bathrooms are the most used rooms in your home, which means your plumbing in these rooms requires some attention.

There are a plethora of plumbing components within your bathroom—fixtures, pipes, your bathroom sink, your toilet, your bathtub, and your shower. Any or all of the following problems can impact these components, which we’ll go over, and talk about some ways to prevent issues.

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Store-Bought Drain Cleaners are No Solution

Monday, February 11th, 2019

drain-bubbling-with-waterWe understand the temptation of going to the store and buying a jug of chemical drain cleaner to clear up a clog in your plumbing system. It’s quick, convenient, and cheap. But although this phrase may be considered clichéd, it’s important to remember that you “get what you pay for.”

Store-bought draining cleaning “solutions” are marketed towards homeowners and renters looking to quickly clear up a drain that has slowed or stopped water flow. But any plumber is likely to warn you against using it. Keep reading to learn why!

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How Can You Avoid Plumbing Clogs?

Monday, January 14th, 2019

Clogged drain pipes Smaller pipes. Originally shot for a copper pipe replacing company, but never used. These clogged pipes came out of an old apartment building that was having water drainage issues.There’s no single type of plumbing clog, and therefore there is no one way to prevent one.

And you can trust us when we say that our plumbing professionals have handled them all. In fact when most people think of “plumbers,” the first job they often think of is drain unclogging. Of course, we do a lot more than just unclogging drains—we even offer a lot more than just plumbing services—but yes, drain clogs are the most common plumbing hassle we deal with.

The reason for this is because there are so many different things that can cause a clog to start, depending on the area of the home it occurs in. The best way to avoid plumbing clogs is by knowing what some of the most popular causes are. Read on to learn more!

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“My Drains Are Gurgling, What Does It Mean?”

Monday, December 17th, 2018

bubbling drainWhen water goes down any drain of your home, you should reasonably expect it to make a sort of “swish” sound as it goes down the pipe. However, if you instead hear a gurgling noise, or hear one shortly after (like someone blowing air through a straw in their drink), then you may have something wrong with your drains.

A gurgling drain can be a minor issue, however it could also warn of a much larger plumbing problem. To find out for sure, be sure to reach out to our team. Oh, and stay away from that store-bought chemical drain cleaning “solution,” okay? It actually does more harm than good to your drains.

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Tips for Choosing a Plumbing Pro

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

Technician servicing an hot-water heaterWhen you hire a plumber, you want to be sure that they can handle any plumbing need. You also want your plumber to be qualified. We understand just how important the convenience of modern indoor plumbing is to you. Homeowners don’t often think about their plumbing system, mostly because it is hidden behind walls and under floors. Keep in mind, your plumbing system needs regular attention too.

Plumbing systems are not simple systems, and their overall function depends on many factors. Scheduling regular maintenance with a qualified plumber significantly reduces the need for repair and prolongs your systems’ lifespan. And, when something does go wrong, you want to work with a plumber that can get the job done correctly. IERNA’s Heating, Cooling, & Plumbing offers excellent plumbing services in Tampa, FL.

We have compiled a list of qualities you should look for in a plumber:

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Holiday Plumbing Troubles to Avoid

Monday, November 5th, 2018

person's hands washing lettuce in the kitchen sinkThe holidays are almost here, as crazy as that may seem! It’s a time for friends, family, and… food! This last part is the one that we want to focus on today. The fact is, if you celebrate these holidays and plan on hosting any parties or family get-togethers in your home that involve food, you need to read this blog post!

We want to help you prevent major issues in your home—especially your plumbing—this holiday season. After all, this time of the year is hectic enough without having to worry about a plumbing emergency. True, plumbing issues are never convenient or fun, but it’s definitely compounded when you have a lot to do.

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Does Plumbing Maintenance Matter?

Monday, March 12th, 2018

shower head spraying waterThe plumbing system within your home is expansive and complex, connecting a number of different Wesley Chapel, FL plumbing appliances throughout, linked up by yards of pipes. It’s one of those systems you depend on daily, and yet you probably take for granted.

Additionally, it can be hard to keep in good shape, even if you do pay close attention to it. At least, it’s hard without professional help. If you want to ensure that your plumbing system serves you as well as it should for the years to come, it’s important that you invest in maintenance.

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Frequent Plumbing Issues You Can Avoid

Monday, February 12th, 2018

plumbing pipe with blue cloth tied around leakIt goes without saying that plumbing problems can cause considerable damage to your home, as well as your water bills. Even the tiniest leak can add up to significant water loss. In fact, you could lose gallons of unused water over the course of a year from just one “little” leak. Fortunately, if you do have any type of plumbing problem, you can rely on a professional Tampa, FL plumber from our team to resolve it for you.

Understandably though, we figure you would like to try to avoid plumbing issues altogether, especially those which warrant an emergency service call. We’ve provided a few examples of our most frequent plumbing emergency calls below, along with some tips to help you avoid them.

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Choosing Your Next Water Heater: Should You Go Tankless?

Monday, January 29th, 2018

tankless water heaterHow many times a day do you think about your water heater? Chances are, your answer to that is zero, or at least not as many times as you actually use your water heater each day. But when it comes to servicing your water heater, particularly if it’s time to replace it, we urge you to think very carefully about this appliance.

If you need a new water heater—whether it is a replacement or it’s for a brand new home—we are the team to call. You’ll be put in touch with a highly experienced and well trained Land O’ Lakes, FL plumber who has the knowledge needed to help you make an educated decision about what type of water heater to have put in, as well as the size and other factors you’ll want to consider.

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Plumbing Vents: What They Are and How They Work

Monday, December 18th, 2017

white question mark on a blue backgroundChances are, the plumbing system within your home is not something you give a whole lot of thought to. That is, until something goes wrong with it. When you need a professional Tampa, FL plumber, fast, you can reach out to our team. Until then, we’re happy to share whatever tips, tricks, and information may help you understand your plumbing system better so that you don’t take it for granted and you schedule services when necessary.

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