DIY Plumbing and When to Call in a Professional
The marketing guru behind Cass Plumbing is Dave Cass Senior. This man has lived in marital bliss with his beautiful bride for over 50 years. One of his secrets: know what you’re good at & call in the experts for everything else. When it comes to sales, marketing & branding, Dave Cass Sr. is a genius. When it comes to plumbing, it’s Dave Cass Jr. that is the expert.
Dave Cass Sr. understood early on that water is one of the most destructive and costliest forces when it comes to causing damage to your home. Dave Cass Sr. always understood when he could fix a plumbing issue himself and when to call in a plumbing professional like his son.
Here are some basic plumbing repairs you might be able to tackle yourself & have a happy wife.
- A slowly dripping faucet
Hearing a constant dripping sound when your lovely bride is trying to sleep is not only annoying to her, but it’s costing you money! A steady drip can mean the washer within the faucet needs to be replaced. Turn off the water to the faucet and then unscrew the handle. Inspect the O-ring and washer for damage. Replace with a new washer and reassemble. If the drip continues, you may have broken plumbing or loose parts. If you have a newer faucet with a lever instead of traditional separate knobs, you may need a to replace a broken ceramic plate to fix the leaking faucet.
- A running toilet
After you flush, does water continue to flow into the bowl? If so, that means you have a problem with your lever located in the tank behind the bowl. To fix it, remove the toilet tank lid, find the chain that is likely sunk to the bottom of the tank and reattach it to the lever that is attached to the toilet handle. In some cases, you may need to replace the chain if it has been damaged. If you are forced to replace the chain, go to the hardware store and buy one in the plumbing supply aisle. Do not attempt to use the same chain that your wife attached to that big heavy steel ball and locked around your ankle, it’s too big and won’t work. Even if it did, she might get mad, because your ankle won’t be properly tied to the steel ball.
- A clogged drain
Stop! Before you pour a dangerous chemical drain cleaner down the drain, Dave Cass Sr. suggests using the natural alternative of baking soda, salt and hot water. Some clogs are lodged too deep in your pipes to clear or are too large for solvents. That’s when you need to call in a plumbing expert like Dave Cass Jr & the plumbing professionals Cass Plumbing of Tampa Bay to clear up the situation.
- A shower head trickle
Does your shower head spray water in all sorts of crazy directions or does the water seem blocked in certain parts of it? You might have a lime scale buildup on the shower head and spray plate. Dave Cass Sr. suggests: try removing the shower head & spray plate. Then, soak them in a descaling solution. A cleaned shower head should get your shower back on track.
- A gnarled garbage disposal
A garbage disposal can sometimes come to a grinding halt. There are some easy things that Dave Cass Sr. suggests to get it going again. Try resetting the garbage disposal by using the reset button at the bottom of the disposal. If that doesn’t work, try using an Allen key to manually turn the disposal to dislodge the clog. If your disposal is leaking or still won’t work, call Dave Cass Jr. & the professionals at Cass Plumbing of Tampa Bay.
Want to stay married for 50+ years in marital bliss like Dave Cass Senior?
Below, are plumbing emergencies that are best left to a professional like Dave Cass Jr!
- Water heater malfunction
Leaking water heaters or water heaters that are emitting an odor or making a strange sound are all cause to call in a professional like Dave Cass Jr & the professionals at Cass Plumbing of Tampa Bay. Improperly performing water heaters can be a health and safety hazard. The professionals at Cass Plumbing are experts in gas, electric and tankless water heaters and can help service your water heater before your wife is forced to take one cold shower. And like Dave Cass Sr. has always said: if your water heater goes out and the wife has to take one cold shower, the husband might be forced to take a month of cold showers, even after the water heater gets fixed.
- Sump pump failure
Your sump pump is your home’s first line of defense against a heavy Tampa Bay rain. If it fails, you could face a flooded home and expensive water damage repairs. Sump pumps need to be properly maintained and serviced. A Cass Plumbing expert can help you if your sump pump fails and also prevent it from doing so in the first place!
- Burst pipes
Changes in temperature can cause a water pipe to burst sending hundreds of gallons of water into your home and really upsetting the wife. If a pipe bursts, immediately shut off the main water valve to your home, call Cass Plumbing of Tampa Bay immediately and tell your wife everything is going to be ok.
- Clogged sewer lines
The main sewer line to your Tampa Bay home is one of the biggest and most important pieces of plumbing. A sewer line collapse or clog is always best handled by a plumbing professional. At Cass Plumbing we have the tools to diagnose and fix your sewer line issue.
Troubleshooting your plumbing problem is ok as long as you are not in over your head. At Cass Plumbing, there’s no need to second guess yourself. Our Tampa Bay plumbing experts are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Finding an emergency plumber you can trust in the Tampa Bay region has never been easier. Call Cass Plumbing of Tampa Bay today and be confident the job will be done right, the first time. And who knows, you might have Dave Cass Sr. himself answer the phone. If you get that lucky, ask him for some quick marital advice, he might save more than just your plumbing.