How long is a faucet supposed to last?

Good quality faucet fixtures sold and installed by Cass Plumbing are designed to last. Quality kitchen and bathroom faucets installed properly by professionals can last for decades depending on what kind of faucet you have, how hard your water is, and other factors. What is the average lifespan of a faucet? Modern faucets can easily last 15 to 20 years; however, there are many contributing factors: Frequency of use Faucet make and model Water hardness/quality Proper installation Plumbing maintenance Repair or Replace Faucet? Many times, the decision to replace faucets ...
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What Causes Plumbing Leaks?

We all know that household plumbing leaks happen hundreds of times throughout the Greater Tampa Bay region every day. What most in Tampa don’t seem to know is why plumbing leaks happen. If you didn’t damage your pipe, then why should it start leaking all of a sudden? Are your pipes faulty? Is the leak a sign of something gone horribly wrong? Luckily, the answer to each of these questions is “probably not.” Most common household leaks are simply a consequence of age and wear-and-tear. Finding, fixing, and preventing these leaks is all about knowing where they come from and what to do befor...
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5 Most Common Water Heater Problems

Being in the plumbing and industry in Tampa Bay for so many years, we’ve had the opportunity to deal with almost every water heater problem. We’ve listed the five most common water heater problems for you. Your water heater is one of the essential parts of your Tampa household’s comfort system. Showering, washing clothes, bathing, and cleaning dishes aren’t possible if your water heater can’t keep up. When your water heater is acting up, it’s important to respond quickly and troubleshoot the problem. Here are the five most common water heater problems that you may experience and...
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REPAIRING THAT LEAKY FAUCET ONCE AND FOR ALL

Faucets are one of the essential plumbing features of any Tampa home, used for everything from cleaning dishes to washing hands after a long day in the beautiful Tampa outdoors. However, because these are among the most used fixtures in a house, it's no surprise that some of their parts come loose or deteriorate quickly. This can lead to the dreaded dripping faucet. Listening to the constant sound is maddening enough, not to mention the fact that all of that leaking water is money that's going literally down the drain. It's important to take the right steps to not only stop this leak...
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Should Your Home Go Tankless?

Are you looking for ways to save on your Tampa utility bills? Water heating accounts for 15 - 20% of your home’s energy usage, making it the second-highest contributor to your utility costs after your heating and cooling system. If you’re in the market for a new water heater, the best choice for energy savings might be to skip the tank and opt for a tankless water heater this time around. Learn more about tankless vs. traditional water heaters to determine if this upgrade is right for your home. HOW DOES A TANKLESS WATER HEATER WORK? Tankless water heaters, also known as on-demand water...
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6 Common Plumbing Problems That Can Cause a Catastrophe

In Tampa Bay, small, common plumbing problems can easily become catastrophes because, in many cases, you don’t know you have a problem until it’s too late. If you’re not diligent, a leaky faucet, a troublesome toilet or a clogged drain can lead to bigger, more serious issues. Here are some of the areas you should keep an eye on now to avoid paying for major plumbing repairs & water damage restoration down the road. 1. Water heaters Your first indication that your water heater is on the blink might hit you one morning when you t...
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How to Keep Your Toilet From Clogging While Sheltering in Place

When you’re stuck inside your Tampa home sheltering in place, your toilet’s health suddenly becomes very important to you. The last thing you want is to deal with are clogs on top of everything else. Even the thought might drive you to paranoia. Instead of worrying about it, we recommend channeling that particular brand of sheltering anxiety into action! How? By implementing some good habits that will help make sure your toilet stays flushing with the best of them all quarantine long. Take each of the following steps during your time indoors, and you’ll go a long way toward making s...
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Spring Plumbing Tips

Easter is here! April showers bring May flowers and the onset of spring, which means it's time for "spring plumbing tips." Cass Plumbing of Tampa Bay offers these plumbing maintenance tips to protect your Tampa home against plumbing problems this year. KITCHEN/BATHROOMS Check faucets for drips or leaks. Addressing faucet leaks by making repairs or installing new faucets will save water. Ensure that all drains have strainers to prevent hair, soap and debris from clogging the drain lines. Check toilets for hidden leaks. Add six drops of food coloring to th...
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Problem with water pressure the shower?

When you have been looking forward to a shower, the worst thing that could happen is a trickle when you want a strong blast. So how can you prevent that troubling loss of shower pressure? We’ll show you how to do it! Are you experiencing a sudden loss of water pressure in your shower? Here are some ideas that might help you get to the bottom of the water pressure problem in your shower. Pressure Balance Valve Start by examining your pressure balance valve. There’s probably only one switch that controls both the temperature of the water and the amount of shower pressure. However, the sho...
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Flushable Wipes, are they safe to flush?

  Coronavirus is Causing a Shortage of Toilet Paper People throughout the Greater Tampa Bay region are stocking up on large amounts of toilet paper because of the Coronavirus. This has caused a massive shortage of toilet paper through the Tampa area, and has made people think of alternatives, like baby wipes. Do you remember the first time you used a wet wipe instead of toilet paper and flushed it down your toilet? At first, you weren’t sure how to feel about it, but after a few more trips to the bathroom, it didn't seem like it was that big of a deal. Even the packaging of these w...
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