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High Tech Showerhead from Kohler

Who likes to get into the shower and have a nice spraying showerhead?  Everybody!!  What do you get the person who has everything? A Kohler showerhead that plays music with bluetooth technology, called the Moxie.  Not only does the Moxie showerhead produce a really nice shower, it will play the music you want to hear. The showerhead sprayface features 60 angled nozzles that deliver the full, enveloping spray you’ve come to expect from a KOHLER® showerhead.  Also, available with a water-saving 2.0 gpm or a 2.5 gpm spray, Moxie lets you save water without sacrificing performance. And the silicone sprayface … [Read More]


Why Do My Pipes Bang When I Close the Faucet Quickly?

Why do my pipes bang when I turn off my faucet quickly, is a question plumbers get asked a lot. Sometimes water pipes can make strange noises, creaking, whistling, just plain noisy or the most annoying, banging.  You ask yourself, why?  This is the first time your pipes have ever banged and it doesn’t sound healthy for your plumbing system. Your right. Banging pipes can be detrimental to your plumbing system and needs to be addressed. The Florida Plumbing Code Statue # 604.9 addresses water hammer.  That is what pipe banging is called, water hammer.  The code states the … [Read More]


Why My toilet Tank Wont fill.

When you flush your toilet it should fill right back up. But when it doesn’t and just drips into the tank or doesn’t fill up until an hour later, the fill valve is probably the cause of your problem. The fill valve is located inside the toilet tank on the left side.  Usually, the chemicals in our water cause the rubber parts to swell and/or deteriorate causing the fill valve to just drip when filling or very slowly fill the tank. Sometimes debri in the water lines will cause this same problem.  The surest way to cure the problem … [Read More]


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My Water Bill is High, How Do I Check for Leaks?

Another day goes by, just like any other and you go out to the mailbox to get your mail.  Your water bill came so you opened it expecting to see your normal charge.  Holy smokes, you can’t believe what you are seeing.  Your water bill is four times higher than normal. What do you do? Go out to your water meter and look for the the leak indicator on the dial. Check to see if it is turning.  The leak indicator is the smaller dial in the meter face.  If you have the newest water meter it will be … [Read More]


Saturday Afternoon Plumbing Nightmare.

You woke up Saturday morning feeling great!  Your spouse has a honey-do list for you. Being the terrific spouse you are, the list starts getting done.  One by one,  you are fixing all the little or big things on the list.  By the time you get down to the “fix leaking shower”, it is around 4;00.  Your thinking, this will be a breeze.  You find out that you will need to shut off the water to the whole house because there are no shut-off valves behind your shower.  Okay, not a problem. You turn off the water to the … [Read More]


Water Coming out From Under Cabinet.

Water coming out from under the cabinet of your kitchen sink or your bathroom vanity is a sure sign of a plumbing problem. Look at the picture of the pipe we recently took out.  The holes in the copper pipe, called “the waste arm” was the cause of the water coming out from under the cabinet. This type of leak happens very slowly over time.  You may start to smell a musty smell before you see water.  Sooner or later, the last straw is going to break the camels back, so to speak.  Then you will start to get … [Read More]


Can a Water Heater Flood My Home or Garage?

Can a water heater leak enough water to flood your home or a  garage?  Absolutely.  Anyone who has had a water heater actually burst at the seams will certainly testify to this. Here is a list of things you can check to help prevent a flood in your home or garage: 1)  Check the pipes on top of your water heater and look for signs of corrosion or rust. 2)  Inspect the tank for signs of rust. 3)  Try to determine the date of the water heater. If it is over eight years old, you are probably out of … [Read More]


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My Shower Head Leaks, What’s wrong?

If your shower head still leaks when you turn off your shower or tub valve, You may need to call a licensed professional plumber in the Lakewood Ranch area to service your shower or tub valve. Before you call a Sarasota plumber, here are a few things to check: 1)  Have you changed your shower head to a rain head or other large head?  These styles hold a lot of residual water that may cause you to think your valve doesn’t turn off completely.  If the valve is working properly, the water will stop dripping after one or two … [Read More]


STYLE, FUNCTION OR BOTH, FOR YOUR NEW BATHROOM REMODEL?

Are your plans for 2014 to give your bathroom a new look or an update? First things first.  Set a budget on how much you can spend.  This will determine everything. If your house has cast iron piping below the concrete slab, and you are wanting to replace your original toilet, you should consider investing the money into having your main drain looked at with a camera, by calling a Sarasota Plumber. By running the camera, your professional plumber can tell you what the condition of your waste line is and whether or not the new 1.6 gallon flush … [Read More]


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I Have No Water, What Can I Check?

We all do it.  We go to our faucet, turn it on and expect water to come out.  It is so easy to take it for granted that we sometimes forget that if your water comes from a well, there are several mechanical devices that can and will fail. Here are some tips to help keep your system running as smoothly as possible: 1) Clean.  Clean around your pump and pressure switches.   Don’t allow weeds, dirt, and ants to make a home near your well equipment. 2) Check for rusty and corroded looking pipes, fittings, valves,  and tanks. … [Read More]