Why Is Your Water Heater Making That Noise?

You may not realize it, but your water heater is one of the hardest-working appliances in your Tampa home. After all, it must keep water hot and ready to use 24/7. It’s easy to forget this because your water heater works silently in the basement, garage, or utility closet. If you’ve noticed your water heater popping or making other strange sounds lately, you might be concerned—and rightly so! Here are some common water heater noises and what they might mean. WATER HEATER POPPING SOUNDS Do you hear loud popping, cracking, clanking, or other similar noises coming from your water heater? M...
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4 Ways to Protect Your Plumbing From Tree Roots

Pipes are a nutrient honey pot for tree roots. Why is this? Pipes contain oxygen, nutrients, and water, things the roots naturally love. Vapor from the pipes escapes to the outside soil and the roots grow toward the moisture in the pipe. If it can, the root will find a crack or small hole in the pipe and then grow—which widens the hole in the pipe and makes things worse. Once inside, the root will continue to grow which then acts as a collector of toilet paper and waste, causing blocks to the line. Eventually, the clog will completely block the flow and make a big mess as well as a cost...
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February is Here! Spring is Right Around the Corner

Spring Plumbing Tips to Prepare Tampa Home Spring is right around the corner, so you’re probably getting ready to start your spring cleaning! If so, don’t forget about your pipes! Your plumbing system is one of the most important parts of your Tampa home, so you need to be sure that it’s working properly at all times. Whether you experienced any trouble during the winter season or not, spring can be just as damaging and unpredictable. In order to keep your plumbing prepared for the transition of the season, there are a few things you can do. Get Your Plumbing Ready Check for lea...
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7 SCARY SIGNS IT’S TIME TO CALL CASS PLUMBING

With the year 2020 in full swing, it's time to be on the lookout for potential plumbing disasters that might happen if they are not addressed properly. Let your family enjoy this new decade and keep them away from the real threats arise in an emergency plumbing situation. If you or your family notice any of these 7 red flags within your home, it’s time to contact the Tampa plumbing professionals at Cass Plumbing before the plumbing situation becomes dire! 1. MOLD IS GROWING If you start to notice mold growth along your walls or near your plumbing, this means you most likely have a leak...
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Is it time to repair or replace your toilet?

When the toilet in your Tampa home starts to act up, you should take action fast. Left unresolved, bathroom plumbing issues like water leaks, can lead to messy situations and extremely expensive plumbing repairs. Often, the first move homeowners in Tampa make is to call a local Tampa plumber to find and fix the problem with their toilet. It may actually be time to say goodbye to your porcelain unit and prepare for a brand new bathroom fixture. SIGNS YOU NEED TO REPLACE YOUR TOILET When it comes to the lifetime of a toilet, there are several red flags homeowners should know to look ou...
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3 Types of Plumbing You’ll Find in Tampa Houses

Old houses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater & Brandon are charming, but they come with unique sets of problems that new built homes don’t have. One of those issues is plumbing. Old houses in the Tampa Bay region often have certain types of plumbing constructed from metals like galvanized steel, that we no longer use when installing a plumbing system. Galvanized Steel Pipes Between the 1930s and the 1980s, most contractors and plumbers built homes with galvanized steel pipes. Later, professionals discovered that galvanized steel rusted and corroded relatively easil...
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Tampa Homeowner’s Guide to Plumbing Inspections

Becoming a new homeowner in Tampa is an exciting time, but it can also feel stressful. Let Cass Plumbing help relieve some of that stress with this new home plumbing inspection guide. Identifying problems in your plumbing now can save you a lot of time, money, and headaches down the road. Water Heater It’s important to take a look at your water heater when buying a new home. Look for any signs of corrosion, be sure to ask about the heater’s age, and verify the last time it was serviced. If the heater is older than 15 years, you’ll want to get a new one installed soon. Sewer Line Be sur...
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5 New Year’s Plumbing Resolution For 2020

The 2020 New Year in Tampa is a positive time. Here at Cass Plumbing we’re inspired by the idea of a fresh start and what the year may bring. So many of us resolve to save money or get our bodies in shape – but what about also getting your plumbing in shape this year? We’ve come up with 5 plumbing resolutions that we think everyone should try over the course of the new year! We would like to encourage you throughout the new year to follow these and other plumbing maintenance resolutions you may come up with, for the benefit of yourself, your family, your neighbors, and our Tampa environment...
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How to Prepare Your Home for Holiday Guests

Shopping, wrapping gifts, baking, entertaining, making sure you’re not in the wrong column on Santa’s list because of plumbing oversights...the Christmas season around Tampa is busy. If you’re hosting guests during the holiday season, you’ll be even busier. Keep these Christmas plumbing tips in mind to make sure the holiday really is the merrier. Use Cold Water in the Garbage Disposal Did you ever notice how we talk about the garbage disposal a lot? That’s because we get a lot of plumbing service calls about clogged garbage disposals around Thanksgiving and Christmas, and more often than no...
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5 Plumbing Tools Every Tampa Home Should Have

Maintain Your Tampa Household Pipes and Plumbing There are 5 essential basic items that Tampa households should have in order to maintain pipes and plumbing. Not only will having these 5 tools save you time from having to call a licensed plumber for every single little plumbing issue, but it will also allow people to have peace of mind regarding the state of the the plumbing in their home. Toilet Auger The toilet auger is one of the most commonly used items in the plumber’s tool kit. This tool allows people to break up clogs, or retrieve obstructions that are causing blockages. The auge...
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