Water Heaters – Should You Go Tankless? Tankless Vs. Traditional Water Heaters

If you are trying to find areas to save money on your monthly electric bill, you could be in hot water. The cost savings could be found in the type of water heater you have in your Tampa Bay home. If you have a family, take multiple daily showers, and do a few loads of laundry every week, the amount of money you spend on hot water can be pretty high. When it comes to energy consumption, water heaters make up between 15 - 20 percent of your home’s energy usage on average. That’s more than all other household appliances combined! It may be time to take a look at your water heater and de...
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Top Plumbing Fixture Trends in Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay homeowners are constantly upgrading their plumbing fixtures. Below, are some of the hottest trends in plumbing fixtures that Cass Plumbing of Tampa Bay has been installing throughout the Greater Tampa bay region. Apron Front Kitchen Sinks The popularity in apron front kitchen sinks can be attributed in large part to the farmhouse design trend. There is something about these deep sinks that undoubtedly evoke romantic notions of country living. Apron front kitchen sinks are available in a myriad of colors, as well as eye-catching hammered copper or nickel, apron sinks are truly one o...
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Common Items Found in Drains That Should Never Be There

Dumping household waste down the drain seems so easy, but do you know how much damage it can cause to your drain and sewer system? It’s convenient to pour that bacon grease down the sink after you cook breakfast, but even the smallest amount can cause major plumbing issues. Improper disposal of waste in your toilet or sink can result in clogs, backed up drains, or other plumbing malfunctions. Plumbing systems have their limits, and even though these boundaries are often pushed on a daily basis, they aren’t indestructible. In order to prevent issues with your plumbing, here are a few items that...
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11 REASONS TO INSTALL A HOME WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM

Clean water is important to your health for drinking, showering, and cooking your food. Most people throughout the Tampa Bay region drink chlorine-treated water that still contains many harmful chemicals and other contaminants. Water, just like the air you breathe is crucial to maintain life. Every person needs to have enough water each day for the body to function effectively, since over 70 percent of the human body is made up of water. It is ironic that only a small percentage of water is healthy to drink, considering that two-thirds of the earth’s surface is covered by water. Likewise, w...
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5 Signs You Need Sewer Line Repair

Do you need your sewer line repair or replaced? Identifying plumbing problems can be easy or difficult depending on the symptoms. A clogged drain is an obvious sign, but how do you know that your sewer lines are cracked several yards from the home before the problem becomes more noticeable? Below are 5 things you can look for to tell if you need sewer line repair. Signs That You Need Sewer Line Repair in Tampa When it comes to identifying plumbing problems there are obvious signs and less obvious ones. The need for sewer line repair in some cases is easy to see with clogs and mold th...
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Water Damage and How to Prevent It

Even the term "water damage" is enough to send a shiver up any homeowner’s spine. Water damage is among the worst kind of property damage that can happen to your Tampa Bay home. It’s expensive, hard to notice (until it really isn’t), and worst of all: comprehensive. Water doesn’t just damage parts of your home; it can hurt a lot more. It’s always better to prepare early than it is to react too late. Preparing for home water damage is no exception. Prepare for water damage now, and you could save yourself a major headache–and expense–in the future. Below, are a few of the most ...
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The top 8 most common plumbing problems

Research shows that homeowners, on average, will call a plumber once every three years. To some this may seem like a lot, but to others, depending on the age of their home, this might sound low because they have a plumber out a couple times a year.   There are many different types of plumbing problems. We are often asked by our customers "is my plumbing issue common?" When it comes to plumbing, we at Cass Plumbing have seen it all, from big jobs to small.  We have generated a list of what our technicians most commonly see in the homes of the Tampa Bay customers that we servi...
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The Dangers of Polybutylene Piping in Tampa Bay

Polybutylene piping is a form of plastic resin and was commonly used for plumbing in Tampa Bay homes built between 1978 and 1995. From the years 1978 to 1995 Tampa bay went through a massive contraction boom. Due to its inexpensive production cost and ability to withstand high water pressure, it was widely seen as a better, cheaper alternative to copper plumbing. Unfortunately, it was later discovered that this type of plastic reacts negatively to water-soluble oxidants (like chlorine) and over time will deteriorate, flake and become damaged. What is polybutylene piping? Shell Oil Company wa...
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Benefits of a Sump Pump Installation

Keeping water out of your home & flood free may not always be on your mind. However, it’s important to take all risks into consideration! Living in Tampa Bay, heavy rains or sporadic storms are the norm and this can easily cause water buildup in a basement or low areas of your home.  Sometimes, keeping your plumbing properly maintained isn’t enough. You should consider a sump pump installation from Cass Plumbing of Tampa Bay. Sump pumps are designed to remove access water away from your basement and foundation of your home, preventing in home flooding and oth...
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