Effective Test For Money Leaking Toilet

In the Tampa Bay region, water prices have consistently trended upward over the past eight years, and experts don’t expect this to change anytime soon. Tampa water rates are going up because of infrastructure neglect. Water is expensive, a leaking toilet is a constant drain that never stops. If not fixed properly, it can add up to a lot of money over time.One major problem with a leaking toilet is that you might have a leak and not even know it. In this week's blog we are going to show you a quick and effective way to test for a leaking toilet. FIRST: Carefully remove the toilet tank co...
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More Women are Becoming Plumbers

By the year 2030, in America, approximately 79 million people in the workforce will have reached retirement age. Meanwhile, at the same time, only 41 million new people will be entering the workforce. An even more staggering statistic, three out of every four people in the trades (plumbing included) will retire. This is going to really have an impact on the Tampa Bay region because the area is growing with population and development. All of this infrastructure and development that has been occurring over the last 30 years and continues to occur has to be maintained. The maintenance a...
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How to Solve the Problem of a Smelly, Clogged Drain

One of the most popular questions we have gotten over the years at Cass Plumbing of Tampa Bay is: how can I fix my smelly, slow running or clogged drains? Drains are all over our homes: the kitchen, the bathroom, the laundry room, the utility room. In the shower and bathtub, in the floor where the water softener drains.  If you have drains, you will have clogged drains from time to time. Clogged drains are smelly and disgusting, which means your children certainly won’t take care of them, even if they are the ones who caused them. So, what can you do?  You have some home solutions to choose ...
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A Case For Cass

I would like to start off this week's blog & personally thank everyone that responded about the blog post on Twitter last week. I would also like to add that none of these blog posts have been dictated or directed by Dave Cass SR or Dave Cass Junior. I am Jim Louis, the owner & operator of Best Plumbers®. At Best Plumbers® we: Research, review & recommend plumbing companies throughout the United States. For the Tampa Bay region we recommend Cass Plumbing. In this week's blog I am going make a case for Cass. I am going to explain why you should call Cass Plumbing if you have a pl...
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Want to Stay Happily married?

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 unde...
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5 Helpful Tips To Save Water in Your Tampa Home

Do you want to save money this year? Below, are 5 water saving tips that will save you money. Take your car to a car wash Taking your car to a car wash instead of washing it at home with your garden hose sounds counter-intuitive, right? A standard garden hose uses about 10 gallons of water per minute. The average person runs their hose for 15 minutes when they are spraying down, washing and rinsing their car. This means on average you will use 150 gallons of water when you wash your car at home. A power washer uses half the amount of water per minute as a standard hose because there ...
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The Importance of a Good Toilet

In the Greater Tampa Bay region, aside from the kitchen, the most renovated room in the house is the bathroom. Whether it is to reconfigure, so there is more room or to replace the bathtub or toilet. Most Tampa homeowners want a more comfortable space to get dressed in or to relax after a hard day's work. One of the most important items in a bathroom is the toilet. There are several options, but when you’re picking one out, you should be prepared with the basic knowledge of how a toilet works before making the decision on what to buy and have installed. How Does A Toilet Work? New toil...
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5 Signs You Might Need a New Water Heater

The water heater in your Tampa Bay home was not designed or built to last forever. All water heaters have an expiration date. What that end date is, however, can all come down to your diligence in taking care of it. If you schedule routine maintenance, inspections, and repairs with a professional like Cass Plumbing of Tampa Bay, then you can expect to get for up to 15 years (or sometimes more, depending on the exact water heater). For most households in Tampa Bay however, the water heater often goes unnoticed for years at a time. As a homeowner, you should understand how your water heater oper...
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Make Sure Your Tampa Bay Drinking Water is Safe

The lead contamination of Flint, Michigan’s water supply a couple of years ago put the spotlight on the importance of clean, healthy water everywhere, including Tampa Bay. As a matter of fact, State Sen. Janet Cruz of Tampa is co-sponsoring a bill to filter lead out of the water of more than 4,000 public schools in Florida. A link to that information is here. Lead in drinking water is a serious health issue When there is lead found in a Tampa Bay home it most often leaches into the water over time through corrosion. This is from a dissolving or wearing of metal caused by a chemical react...
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5 Important Water Heater Maintenance Tips

Your water heater is one of the most important plumbing appliances in your home. If every Tampa Bay homeowner follows the following tips their water heaters will be safer, run more efficiently and last longer. Tip 1: Flush your water heater tank. Your water heater will work best when there is nothing in the tank but pure water. Unfortunately, sediment can build up in the bottom of the tank over time, and this makes it more difficult to heat the water. In order to improve the efficiency of your water heater tank, and to prevent rust, you should flush the tank once every year to remove the ol...
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