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Alternative Materials for Line Piping

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If you live in an older house, your plumbing lines may need to be replaced sooner than you think. Depending on the type of material used for your water and sewage pipes, leaks can and will occur over time. These may develop gradually or come on unexpectedly, particularly if you live in a region prone to cold winter temperatures.

Since the last thing anyone needs is a burst pipe in the middle of the freezing season, it would serve you well to contact a licensed Tampa plumber to carry out a full service system inspection.

This is not to say by any means that your existing lines are in immediate jeopardy – they very well may have decades of life left. The point is that the only way to know this for sure is to have a detailed assessment completed. Most Tampa plumbers charge between $75-$100 for this service, which is far cheaper than having to replace a damaged water line!

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PEX vs Copper Piping: Which Is the Better Option?

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Do your Tampa plumbing lines need to be re-piped? If so, you have probably already begun researching which material is the best to upgrade to. A few options are available, and they each have distinct pros and cons, but the most popular of these are PEX and copper tubing.

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Understanding Copper Piping

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For more than three quarters of a century, copper has been the material of choice for Tampa plumbing lines for a number of very important reasons. It is hardly a surprise that a staggering 95 percent of existing homes are outfitted with copper tubing, or that in all-new residential construction, it is still used 80 percent of the time.

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What Is Hard Water and How Does It Affect Plumbing?

Dry, itchy skin is the tell-tale sign that your Tampa plumbing lines have hard water running through them. What exactly does this mean? Does it cause any problems other than leaving you a bit uncomfortable after getting out of the shower?

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Tree Roots and Sewer Pipes

Our Tampa plumbers know that trees are an essential part of any residential landscaping design. Aside from the curb appeal they bring to properties, the shade they offer helps keep your home’s cooling costs down in the summer, which is especially important in Tampa! However, they are not without their disadvantages. Beneath that sprawling oak tree in your front yard lies an extensive root system that can actually damage your property.

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Save Money with These Plumbing Solutions

Cutting back your home’s water usage may be easier than you think. Being conservative not only helps lighten the load on your wallet, but it also greatly reduces your environmental footprint. Every day, millions of gallons are wasted due to irresponsibility and carelessness. It is about time we all get serious about our Tampa plumbing expenses.

Did you know that if every household in the United States installed water-efficient appliances and fixtures, it would save 3 trillion gallons of water and nearly $20 billion per year? That is a lot of water and money that could be put to better use, so do your part by following this sound H2O-saving advice.

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Tips To Avoid DIY Plumbing Problems

Every homeowner dreams of being able to tackle any household repair or project without needing to contact a professional. Some people have the handyman skills to tackle basic tasks, but large do-it-yourself projects pose greater challenges and bring with them bigger risks.

The Tampa plumbers at The Pampering Plumber want to remind you to never attempt a repair job if you are not confident you can handle it solo. Can it be difficult to swallow your pride and pick up the phone? Definitely, but consider the cost of your investment. Will it be in your best interest from a financial (and mental) standpoint to pay a professional? Sometimes it is just the better choice to use an expert, especially since we have been called upon numerous times to correct Tampa plumbing damage done by inexperienced home and business owners.

Here are some tips for avoiding serious damage to your plumbing while attempting to do it yourself.

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Save Money With Regular Water Heater Upkeep

By performing regular maintenance on your Tampa water heater, you can reduce the amount that you pay every month on heating your water, which can translate to a significant amount over the years. These regular maintenance steps can also help your water heater to have fewer issues and last for its expected lifespan.

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How To Make Your Garbage Disposal Last

Garbage disposals are a huge convenience, however, the second your garbage disposal doesn’t work properly, life becomes much more difficult. Our Tampa plumbing service wants to help you make sure that your garbage disposal works properly for as long as possible with these tips.

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Find Out If You Need a New Water Heater

Hot water heaters are absolutely essential for any Tampa homeowner. They allow you the comfort of a hot shower or bath, and they also give you extra sanitizing power when you are washing clothes or dishes. Hot water heaters typically have long life expectancy, that range anywhere from 15 to 20 years with proper care. Most homeowners will honestly put it out of their minds that their unit will need to be replaced someday. They just assume that someday will be later down the line, even when it was actually yesterday.

Fortunately, hot water heaters do give off some signs that the time has come to replace them. If you see any of the following signs, you should call your local Tampa plumber to inspect your hot water heater and determine whether it needs to be replaced.

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