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

Ring in the New Year with Professional Plumbing Repairs

Monday, December 30th, 2019

excited-for-great-serviceIn some countries, there is a tradition of ringing in the New Year with a nice, clean, organized home. We like that idea actually! What’s more we want to add to it a little bit. Why not start off the beginning of 2020 with the knowledge that your plumbing is clean, clear, and in the best shape possible?

We know it might sound a little cheesy but think about it: you are kicking off a whole year with peace of mind because you know for a fact that your plumbing has been checked and repaired by a professional Lutz, FL plumber.

But, wait, how do you know you need repairs? And should you call us if you don’t know? To answer both of these questions, read on!

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Catch Those Sneaky Leaks Now!

Monday, December 16th, 2019

Closeup of a sink S Trap made of white PVC plastic with a broken connection and water pouring out. Square format over a gray background.

We don’t want to scare you but there is a chance that you could have a leak. This is actually true for most homes unless they’ve recently done a check for leaks. We aren’t saying that you should be checking for pinhole leaks all the time, but around the holiday season, leak detection might be a little more important.

Why?

Because with the increase in activity in your home, an undetected leak can easily become much worse much faster. What’s more, going into the holidays with the knowledge that your home is leak-free is a gift in itself. When you schedule a leak detection service with a professional plumber in Oldsmar, you can enjoy that peace of mind throughout the holidays and into the new year.

Want to learn more? Just keep reading!

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Drain Cleaning Now Prevents Plumbing Problems Later

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

using-kitchen-sinkIt feels like you’ve dumped gallons of drain cleaner down your kitchen sink but that darn clog just…won’t…go…away! You’re pretty sure this is a result of a little too much food getting put through the garbage disposal but that is beside the point. You need to be able to use your sink! But if your sink won’t drain, you can’t wash your dishes or do most of the things you need to do in your kitchen.

Thank goodness that you can reach out to a New Port Richey plumber at IERNA Heating & Cooling for help. You know that a trained professional will be able to help get the drain back to…well, draining!

Now that you think about it though, the last time a plumber came by they mentioned that scheduling a drain cleaning service could help prevent this very situation. But what exactly does a drain cleaning service do?

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Is a Tankless Water Heater Right for You?

Monday, November 18th, 2019

shower-head-spraying-waterPicture this: You have taken your tenth unwillingly cold shower this season and you are fed up. It is time to face the fact that your old water heater is out of time and you need to replace it. When you do this though, you want to make sure that you are using a system that is more energy efficient than your current one.

You’ve heard good things about tankless water heaters and you are considering getting one to replace your dying tank water heater system. Before you do this though, it is important that you make sure this will be the best system for your needs.

When the time comes to replace your water heater, whether you choose a tank or tankless system, make sure you call in a professional you can trust New Port Richey plumbing needs.

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Factors That Lead to Premature Pipe Replacement

Monday, August 12th, 2019

pipe-with-blue-cloth-tied-around-leakWhen you hear the term “plumbing replacement” you might think of various upgrades you can make in your home—such as installing low flow fixtures and faucets to cut down on your water usage and costs, or installing a new, fancier kitchen sink.

These are definitely important, and sometimes even fun, plumbing replacements. But the type of plumbing replacement you don’t want to make before it’s really necessary, is to your pipes. Whole-house repiping removes piping that is suffering corrosion and decay from general wear and tear. We’ll take a close look at when you should arrange for old pipe replacement, and how you can prevent premature repiping below.

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Plumbing Problem vs. Emergency: Should You Give Our Plumbers a Call?

Monday, June 17th, 2019

man-trying-to-repair-plumbing-emergencyIt’s easy to say “give us a call for absolutely any plumbing problem you have,” but the truth is, that isn’t always necessary. For instance, if your bathroom sink’s faucet seems to be clogged, removing your aerator and cleaning it out is usually a fairly simple solution. That said, you will want to get to the bottom of what caused that clog, which is likely a buildup of limescale. It could be a result of hard water, which can be resolved with the installation of a whole-house water softener.

But is that an emergency? Well, no, not in the general definition of the word. There are emergencies though, that happen in plumbing, which require a quick reaction. For those problems and more, we are here for you! Keep reading for some of the most common plumbing emergencies we get called out for.

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Are You Suffering from Hard Water?

Monday, May 6th, 2019

shower-head-spraying-waterMore importantly, what are the consequences of hard water, and how would your home benefit from a water softener?

These are questions we’ll answer below. In the meantime, it’d be helpful for you to know what exactly hard water is. This term describes water with a high presence of the minerals calcium and magnesium in it. These minerals are not harmful to ingest, so that’s not what you need to worry about. But hard water does impact your quality of life, in more ways than you’d probably imagine.

With hard water, you can suffer from:

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Why You Should Invest in Plumbing Maintenance

Monday, March 25th, 2019

family-washing-hands-in-sinkHave you ever skipped maintenance for your car? How about your air conditioner? Chances are, even if you don’t do it as often as you’re supposed to, you do take your vehicle in for maintenance, and have at some point had an HVAC professional inspect your air conditioner—because you know without maintenance that these systems are likely to have problems that you won’t be able to fix on your own.

Well, your plumbing and drain system is no exception to this rule. When is the last time you scheduled plumbing maintenance? We’re guessing if you stumbled across this blog post and you’ve made it this far, you want to know why, exactly, you should invest in such a service. The short answer it, it helps prevent major, costly plumbing issues!

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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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