8 Tips to Prevent Clogged Drains

Clogged drains are a common, yet incredibly annoying problem that most people in Tampa have to deal with. Although clogs occur often, there are things that you can do in your home to reduce their chances of escalating. Here are eight tips to prevent clogged drains: What You Should and Shouldn’t Do Keep grease and oil out of your drains. Instead, you can pour it into a disposable container and throw it away in the garbage. Grease and oil harden once they get into your pipes, and can build up over time. Other debris can stick to it on their way down, which can quickly cause a clog....
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Putting Off Plumbing Repairs Will Cost You

Often, homeowners in Tampa think they have a good reason for postponing plumbing repairs. But whether your budget is a bit tight or you’re too busy to deal with the issue, hesitating to call a professional plumber, like Cass Plumbing, could put you in a bigger bind. Right now, your clog, leak or plumbing malfunction might seem like a minor inconvenience. But without prompt attention, small issues can cost you. Here’s why you should take care of plumbing repairs as quickly as possible. Water Waste Drippy faucets and leaky pipes might not seem like huge problems, but think about how...
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Tampa is Going Tankless

Tankless water heaters are becoming more and more popular throughout the Tampa Bay region. The main advantage is that they eliminate the extra cost of keeping 40 to 50 gallons of water hot in a storage tank, so you waste less energy. They also offer a continuous supply of hot water while being great for the environment. Younger, more environmentally conscious, professionals love tankless water heaters and it is predicted that the market for tankless water heaters will surge in the Tampa region over the next 10 years. If you have a tankless water heater it is important to maintain it properly....
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Toilet leaking at the base? Here’s why.

Is there water on the floor around the base of your toilet? If so, that’s not a good sign. This means there’s a leak in your toilet — most likely around the base of the fixture. Instead of allowing your bathroom to become an indoor swimming pool, whip out your trusty tool belt and let's try and fix that leak! The Tee Bolts Are Loose Do you know those plastic caps around the base of your toilet? Those caps are covering tee bolts that help hold your toilet firmly in place. When these bolts are loose or broken, the toilet’s seal can break, causing leaks to occur. Reposition your toilet so it ...
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5 Quick Plumbing Upgrades to Increase Your Tampa Home Value

When it comes time to sell, Tampa homeowners will often invest in remodeling projects as a way to make their home more attractive & sweeten the deal for prospective buyers. The bathroom and the kitchen are the two most popular rooms to renovate and can greatly add to resale value. When you are looking for cost-effective ways to remodel your Tampa home, consider performing these plumbing upgrades. Install Dual Flush or Low Flow Toilets Installing dual flush or low flow toilets will make your Tampa home more attractive for potential home buyers, and can save you a lot of money. Low flo...
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Preventing Drain Problems with Video Pipe Inspection

Plumbing clogs and leaks are a common plumbing problem for homeowners in the Tampa Bay region, even for the most well-maintained of homes. While many issues can be solved with a plunger or drain cleaning, other problems remain difficult to detect, until it’s too late. Sometimes you’ll need to call in for professional plumber who has the right tools to detect what's at the root of the problem. Video Pipe Inspection Keeps Your Plumbing Clean, Clear and Functional Through video pipe inspection, a plumber sends a waterproof camera down the sewer line. While the camera travels through your pl...
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Why Sewer Lines Keep Backing Up

It only takes one sewer line backup to cause Tampa homeowners major problems and big time headaches. But, when sewer lines keep backing up, these problems and headaches can snowball into a full-blown plumbing crisis! If you’re frequently dealing with sewer line backups, here’s a look at what may be going wrong—and what you can do to fix it and stop the backups for good. 4 POPULAR REASONS SEWER LINES KEEP BACKING UP Clogs, clogs, clogs: Recurring clogs can be one reason that sewer lines keep backing up. You’ll experience persistent clogs if things like oil, grease, hair, “flushable” ...
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How much does a leaky faucet cost?

Let's say your Tampa home has a leaky faucet in it. It's just ten drips per minute, right? How much is that leaky faucet (or leaking shower head) costing you in water bills each month? Tampa leak detection experts weigh in on this question using a simple water drip calculation (found here). Doing the math of the cost of a dripping faucet The volume suggested by the USGS water drip calculator: .25 milliliter (ml) for every faucet or shower head. By these measures, the following is true: One gallon = 15,140 drips makes up 1 gallon of water One liter = 4,000 drips makes up 1 liter of wa...
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Common Plumbing Fails Done by DIY’rs

A couple of weeks ago, Dave Cass Sr celebrated his 60th wedding anniversary with his lovely wife. Want to know one of his secrets to a long, successful marriage? Be aware of your strengths, but more importantly, hire an expert when you are unsure of what you are doing. Often, plumbing fixes look simple and easy. However, when things go wrong with plumbing, it can end up costing you 10 times the cost of calling a plumber at the beginning. Water damage can destroy a home and end up costing tens of thousands of dollars in damage. Cass Plumbing has been serving the Tampa Bay region for close to...
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Do You Need a Water Filter?

Do you get your drinking water from an unfiltered tap in your household? That's not very safe for you and your family. Do you buy your drinking water from the store in the form of water cooler containers, gallon jugs, or individual bottles? That is wasteful & costs you a lot of money over time. Cass Plumbing suggests filtering your home’s water. Filtration Removes Sediment Most tap water contains sediment like dirt, silt, clay, and other debris. Usually, the amount of sediment in tap water won’t usually pose any sort of health risk. However, this is what usually causes your wat...
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