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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How to Make the Pipes in Your Tampa Home Last Longer

Your pipes are operating nonstop, all day, every day. Whenever you brush your teeth, flush the toilet, wash dishes, run the washing machine, or shower, your pipes are working. That’s a lot of water to move, and a lot of work to do! Your pipes are constantly working, and most of us take it for granite. All that water and work can wear out your pipes. Over time, they can thin out, start leaking, and occasionally even burst! You can’t stop your pipes from wearing out entirely, but you can make it happen much more slowly. With a little TLC and effort, you can make your pipes last a lot ...
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How to prevent garbage disposal clogs

You can prevent garbage disposal clogs by watching the quantity the substance of the things that go down your drain. The term “garbage disposal” is misleading because it is most certainly not a garbage. While some manufacturers may make claims to the contrary, garbage disposals are vulnerable to many objects. Be careful what goes down your garbage disposal this Thanksgiving. Do NOT Put These Items Down the Garbage Disposal Glass, metal, plastic, and paper Grease, oils, fats, and cheeses String vegetables (celery, corn husks, onion skins, etc.) Starchy foods (pasta, rice, anyt...
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6 Thanksgiving Plumbing Tips From Cass Plumbing

With Thanksgiving upon us, many people throughout the Tampa Bay region have started to make preparations and getting ready for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. But did you know that for plumbers in Tampa, Thanksgiving is the single busiest day of the year? In fact, plumbing problems spike by 50 percent the day after Thanksgiving — and it’s no doubt why. Just think about it — you’ll be delighting in turkey and sweet potatoes, and soon your wayward and greasy dishes will be clogging your drains. Below are our top plumbing tips for Thanksgiving so you can stay sane and enjoy family t...
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