IERNA's Heating & Cooling Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Plumber’

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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Bathroom Clogs: Why Liquid Drain Cleaner Isn’t the Answer

Monday, February 26th, 2018

bathtub and sink in large bathroomHopefully, the last time you had a drain clog in your bathroom it was easily resolved with a plunger and a little bit of elbow grease. Most of the time, however, homeowners turn to the liquid drain cleaners you can pick up at pretty much any hardware or grocery store. The way these cleaners are marketed could easily lead you to believe that they’re the standard for approaching bathroom clogs, and drain clogs throughout the rest of your home.

Unfortunately though, as our professional New Port Richey, FL plumbers will tell you, this is just not the case. We do not use these chemical drain cleaners and we don’t encourage our customers too, either. In short, the reason why liquid drain cleaner isn’t the answer is because it’s not as effective as you think, it’s actually harmful to your plumbing, and it’s highly toxic and awful for the environment. We’ve shared more details below.

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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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Tips for Avoiding Plumbing Blockages

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Plumber unclogging a tub drain with an electric auger.Perhaps the most common call that any Lutz, FL plumber gets is in regards to plumbing clogs. The homeowner might have tried to relieve the issue with chemical drain cleaners, only to discover that the issue came back full force, or was never resolved in the first place.

The first thing you should know about treating plumbing blockages is that using store-bought drain cleaner can actually do more harm than good to your plumbing system. This is because the chemicals in these cleaners are corrosive and eat away at your pipes. It’s important to rely on professional plumbers when it comes to any service on your plumbing system.

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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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How to Find the Best Plumber

Monday, December 4th, 2017

service professional at door about to shake homeowner's handA competent professional plumber is as important to the functionality of your home as a mechanic is to the functionality of your vehicle, or a dentist is to your teeth. When issues come up with your plumbing, you need to make sure that the Lutz, FL plumber you call can get the job done the right way and prevent further problems from occurring.

You may have a number of professional plumbers you’re looking at to service your plumbing, but do you know what qualities are most important to look for before hiring yours? We’ve provided a few guidelines below to help you choose the right professional plumbers for your home.

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Easy Ways to Prevent Plumbing Problems this Holiday Season

Monday, November 6th, 2017

mom and young daughter washing vegetables in kitchen sinkThe holidays are right around the corner, which means now is the time to prep your home, start planning parties, and oh, have your plumbing system maintained. Think about it—when you have increased guests in your home due to the holidays, there is an increased use of your plumbing system. We want to help you prepare for common plumbing issues before it’s too late.

In addition to hiring a professional plumber in Tampa, FL to conduct appropriate maintenance, you should take the proper precautions this holiday season to prevent common plumbing issues, such as:

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