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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Tampa Bay has a serious problem

Recently, there have been a lot of sewage spill problems across the Tampa Bay region. About 400,000 gallons of sewage have been dumped this year between four counties, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Manatee. It is important to understand the term "dumped". Dumped sewage is when the sewage system has to be manually diverted or there is a natural overflow into the rivers, streams & the ocean because the Tampa Bay sewage systems can not handle all of the water. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection keeps track of the numbers. The numbers so far in 2019 are 6 times more than...
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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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