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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Unlicensed Contractors Can Cost You

Have you ever had a sudden, unexpected plumbing emergency and been tempted to cut corners and call an unlicensed "handyman" from Craigslist? When it comes to your home's plumbing, don't do it! It might end up costing you a lot more in the long run. The dangers of Craigslist There have been countless stories throughout the Tampa Bay region of consumers that have gotten scammed on Craigslist. Often, people attribute this to consumers buying stollen merchandise, however there are many instances of homeowners calling a cheap handyman trying to save money and t...
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Important plumbing system checks that should be performed every year

Regular inspections will help avoid plumbing problems When it comes to your plumbing, it is always better to take precautionary measures than to wind up with a big plumbing disaster. Do not ignore troubling signs when it comes to your plumbing. Ignoring a plumbing issue could lead to bigger plumbing problems and more costly expenses. Below, are 4 things to check when it comes to your plumbing system in Tampa Bay. 1. Leaky Faucets Leaky faucets will cause higher water bills. The constant drip of a leaky faucet can be annoying, but do not try to fix this problem yourself unless you know...
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Throughout history, who has saved more lives, plumbers or doctors?

Surprise Tampa Bay - Plumbers Have Saved More Lives Modern Plumbing Has Eradicated More Disease and Saved Millions of Lives Doctors, the pharmacutical industry, medicine and vaccines get all the glory, but most of the credit should go to the plumber. The truth is, the biggest reason disease is in control throughout the world is because of the modern water infrastructure. Modern day sewage systems and clean water have eradicated more disease and saved more lives than all the doctors ever born. Leave Tampa Bay and go to Uganda, Nigeria, Somalia, Equatorial Guinea, Angola, Azerbaijan, Burun...
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The Importance of Hiring a Licensed Plumber

For most homeowners in the Tampa region, calling a professional, Florida licensed plumber is the obvious thing to do when they have a plumbing emergency. There are other plumbing situations, however, when people tend to underestimate the importance of hiring a licensed plumber. Calling a licensed plumber is almost always the wisest and cheapest choice in the long run. Professional Plumbing Service Often, the desire to save a few bucks will prompt a homeowner to call a handyman or a friend who “knows a little something about plumbing” when they have a minor, non-emergency plumbi...
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Baths or Showers?

Plumbing 101: Which is better, baths or showers? Every human being needs to stay clean, but not everyone does it in the same way. When it comes to the choice between a hot bath or a quick shower, there are some pretty strong opinions on both sides. Which is better? The two methods do have their own strengths and weaknesses, so depending on your priorities, one might be better for you than another. Let’s compare the two and see how they stack up. Skin Care While it can feel great to take a long soak in a steaming bath, it might not always feel great afterward. That’s because long,...
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