5 Tips to Pet-Proof Your Tampa Plumbing

In Tampa, we love our pets. We also love when our plumbing works correctly. We don’t love when our pets prevent our plumbing from working. It doesn’t sound like a common problem… but you’d be surprised how often we at Cass Plumbing see issues caused by pets, but could have been prevented. Over one-third of Tampa homeowners have either a cat or a dog and pet-related plumbing problems are common concerns. How can you keep your plumbing safe from (and for) Fido and Fluffy? Easily! Check out these five useful tips to help you pet-proof your home’s plumbing. Incorporating these best prac...
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Why does your dripping faucets make that sound?

There are many plumbing problems more serious, expensive, and even dangerous than a dripping faucet. Obviously, right? At least, it seems obvious. Then, when you don't address it, you’re forced to hear the constant “plink, plink, plink, plinking” of a dripping faucet for days on end. Suddenly, you’re not so sure there’s anything worse than a dripping faucet - “plink, plink, plink, plink..." For how intimately familiar you are with the sound of a dripping faucet - plink (pause, wait...) plink (pause, wait...) plink (pause, wait...), do you actually know where the sound is coming from...
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Common Summer Plumbing Issues (How to Avoid Them)

For most people in Tampa, summer is their favorite season, and for good reason. People go on vacation, kids are home from school, and there’s something to do every weekend. Everyone can’t help but feel good from being more active and soaking up all that vitamin D. Among all the other things that happen during the summer, there are also changes to your Tampa home's plumbing ecosystem. Warm months can be hard on your plumbing. The heat and activity put your pipes and fixtures under new and varied strains. The best way to handle these new strains are to be prepared for them. Check out the mo...
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Leaving for vacation? Put your water heater on “Vacation Mode”

What Is Vacation Mode On Your Water Heater? Vacation mode is a water heater setting that enables water heater users to reduce a water heater’s energy consumption, while powering it with just enough energy to prevent frozen pipes. Luckily, you live in the Tampa region and should not have to worry about pipes freezing. If you'll be away for more than three days, turn your water heater down or turn it off. For an electric water heater: Turn the temperature dial down or turn it off at thecircuit breaker panel. For a natural gas water heater: Turn it down to "low" or to "vacation mode." Why You S...
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A Brief History of Plumbing

Plumbing in modern day Tampa Bay, was non-existant throughout the majority of the world, during most of human history. The history of plumbing is a long and winding trail that ultimately helped to shape human history! The creation and development of modern plumbing can be credited as one of the most important inventions of all time. Can you imagine not having regular access to clean water and the removal of waste? As plumbing practices have shifted and transformed along with technology, so too has the way we view and use modern plumbing technology on an everyday basis. Let’s trav...
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How to Keep Your Drain Flowing & Protect Your Bathroom Drains

A free-flowing drain is a happy drain. A happy drain maintains a useful, functioning bathroom. Everyone who sings in the shower or reads in the bath knows that few things are better than a functioning bathroom. Keeping your drain flowing properly means maintaining it properly. To do that, you’ll have to protect it from situations where it could clog or otherwise get blocked off. That’s what we’d like to cover in this blog. Below, are the best ways to protect your bathroom drains (and the pipes they connect to) from clogs. Know how to prevent clogs. There are two types of drains ...
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5 Quick Ways to Make Your Plumbing More Efficient This Summer

In August of 2017 Tampa implemented water use restrictions on irrigation. While facing these changes, you’re probably looking for ways to make your plumbing more efficient. After all, this can help ensure you have enough water for household tasks and convenience. Below, are 5 inexpensive energy-efficient plumbing tips to help get you through the summer in Tampa and save both water & money: 1. Replace Faucets and Showerheads Over time, your faucets and shower heads will inevitably wear out and the water connections, seals and washers can become loose or corroded. This can poten...
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Home Plumbing Safety Tips, Do’s & Don’t

Home Plumbing Safety There’s potential danger in everything. You can’t avoid it all, but there’s plenty you can do to make your Tampa home as safe as possible. Take your home plumbing, for example. When you have a plumbing problem, taking a moment to consider safety can make all the difference in the world. Thinking ahead, can end up saving you & your family thousands of dollars. What does plumbing safety entail? Often, it mean calling a professional Tampa plumber like Cass Plumbing, or it might just mean putting proper protective eyewear on. To make following our suggestions e...
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Why You Need a Professional Plumber for a Bathroom Remodel

Doing a Tampa bathroom remodel is not an easy task. It involves plumbing, electrical, design and ventilation work. You have to make a lot of big plumbing choices, work hard, and spend a lot of time on your new bathroom. You have to choose tile, fixtures, paint, toilet, bathtub, plumbing fixtures and more. Before you know it, what you thought would be a simple plumbing project starts to feel overwhelming. Long story short: a bathroom renovation isn’t a job for your average do-it-yourselfer. It’s a job for professional contractors and professional plumbers especially. Here’s why you s...
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Anatomy of Your Home’s Water Heater

An anatomy, by definition, is a study of a something's internal workings or structure. An anatomy of a water heater, therefore, is a study of how a water heater’s internal functions work. By understanding how your water heater works, you’ll have a better understanding of how to keep it working. The water that enters your home takes a while to get there. It has to travel through the city’s pipes before coming to yours. Depending on the time of year, it’s typically cool or cold until it’s processed through your water heater. Most water heaters are large metal cylinders located in basements or...
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