Last updated 8 days ago
Here in Palm Beach we don’t have to worry about frozen pipes as much as northern states. But cold spurts do occur, so there are preventative measures should be taken in order to prepare your plumbing for winter. Here are the most important winter plumbing precautions to take before colder weather arrives in South Florida.
Ensure Your Heating System is Functioning
When the temperature in Palm Beach dips low, many residents think that using the heater is unnecessary and too expensive. But if the forecast says near-freezing weather coming, using the heating system can protect your home’s pipes from becoming frozen. Damage that can result from frozen pipes is much more arduous and expensive to deal with than a higher-than-normal energy bill.
Flush the Water Heater
Over time, mineral buildup inside of a water heater can cause a variety of plumbing problems. Mineral buildup decreases the life of your water heater, causes heating problems, and in worst cases can even cause leaking. Prevent winter plumbing problems by flushing out your water heater tank to drain the minerals out.
Inspect and Clean the Sump Pump
To prepare for potential basement flooding this winter, you must make sure your sump pump is in tip-top shape. Have it cleaned and inspected by a plumbing professional to ensure that your basement can be pumped if water collects.
Insulate and Inspect Plumbing
Do you have any leaky faucets? In addition to increasing your water bill, a leaky faucet can cause big problems when colder weather settles in. Call a local plumbing technician to inspect your plumbing, fix any problems, and insulate your home’s piping.
For high-quality plumbing service in the Palm Beach area, call Du-All Plumbers at (561) 420-0404. We have 35 years of experience serving residential and commercial customers, and offer 24-hour service. Visit our website to learn about the range of plumbing services we provide.
Last updated 14 days ago
Finding a reputable plumber is not as easy as it sounds—and in many cases, homeowners have to find a plumber in a hurry, and don’t have the luxury of calling a plumber they already trust. To ensure that you have the number of a reputable plumber before a plumbing disaster occurs, watch this video.
The most important tip for finding a good plumber is to call multiple plumbers and gather a variety of estimates. The best plumber is probably not going to be the cheapest or the most expensive, but you should be able to get a good value if you shop around. Watch this video for more tips on how to locate a great plumber.
Du-All Plumbers of Palm Beach has more than 35 years of experience in residential and commercial plumbing. We even have an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. To learn more about what Du-All Plumbers can offer you, call us at (561) 420-0404 or visit our website.
Last updated 24 days ago
There are few scenarios worse than dealing with a plumbing emergency. Fortunately, if a plumbing problem occurs in your home, there is a simple solution: just call Du-All Plumbing. For years, Du-All has been providing plumbing services of unparalleled quality to customers in Palm Beach and the surrounding areas. In addition to being able to fix any plumbing problem, ranging from clogged drains to septic tank overflows, Du-All Plumbing provides 24 hour emergency services. While service times may vary, Du-All plumbers ordinarily get to homes within an hour after a call is placed. This means that if you are having a serious plumbing emergency, you will get the service that you need fast.
Are you currently having a problem with your plumbing? Then call Du-All Plumbing today at (561) 420-0404. Our experienced plumbers will do their utmost to ensure that your plumbing issue gets fixed in a timely manner and that you receive outstanding customer support. Give us a call today!
Last updated 1 month ago
The septic system is an important part of the home plumbing system, responsible for storing and removing wastewater from the home. In the post below, we have put together some basic information on how septic systems work. If you have questions about your septic system or need to have it inspected, talk to your local plumber in West Palm Beach.
If you live a good distance away from the city, you probably have a septic system in your home. In its most basic sense, a septic system is a large container that is buried under the ground that stores wastewater. Once the tank becomes full, it empties into a specific location into the yard. Generally, septic system tanks can hold 1,000 gallons of water and are made from materials such as concrete and steel.
The way septic systems work is simple. After wastewater is flushed from sinks and toilets in the home, it drains into the main part of the septic system, the tank. In the tank, solids in the water float to the bottom of the container and the wastewater stays on top. As the tank fills up with more wastewater over time, the existing water leaves the tank and enters the drain field, which is a series of pipes that remove contaminants from the water. After water passes through the drain field, it flows into and is absorbed by the soil.
In order to work effectively, septic systems need to be properly maintained. Generally, septic systems should be pumped out at least every few years by an experienced plumbing company. This will prevent systems from becoming clogged and breaking down. To keep a septic system from having problems, homeowners should also avoid flushing coffee grounds, fat, and other unsuitable materials down the drain.
To learn more about caring for septic systems, call Du-All Plumbing. We can answer all of your plumbing questions and give your septic system a professional inspection. To find out why Palm Beach residents have been trusting us to handle their plumbing needs for decades, call us today at (561) 420-0404.
Last updated 1 month ago
The septic tank is an important plumbing receptacle that stores wastewater flushed from the house. While many people are familiar with what a septic tank does, few have actually seen one in action.
By watching this video, you can see a graphic demonstrating how a septic tank works. Wastewater flows into the tank from toilets, sinks, and showers located throughout the house. Over time, waste matter settles on the bottom of the tank and water flows out of the tank and into the drain field piping.
If you live in Palm Beach and need to have your septic system looked at, schedule an appointment with Du-All Plumbing. We inspect and repair septic systems and do a variety of other plumbing repairs, so call us today at (561) 420-0404 to get started.