Water is a necessity in life, we use it every day and everywhere. Although water is a renewable resource, fresh water sources have nearly diminished, leaving water to be our most valuable resource. This leads to many concerns with the safety and cleanliness of drinking water. But drinking water isn’t our only concern. At General Plumbing, we’re here to install your water filter system in your household so you can experience the benefits of healthy, clean water.
Filtered water has more benefits than most people are under the impression of. Not only does it improve the taste of water, the health benefits are so significant that it can potentially reduce the risk of cancer that stems from water contaminants.
Some benefits of a whole-house water filter include:
- Removing lead directly before consumption
- Water filters offer a more cost efficient option over bottled water
- Reducing the risk of digestive cancers such as colon cancer by removing chlorine and its byproducts
- Providing healthy water for cooking and cleaning just from the tap.
- Pure, filtered drinking water yields healthier water for children and their developing immune systems
- Protecting the body from at least 2100 known toxins that may be in drinking water
The polluted water has more effects on us than just in our drinking water. By installing a water filtration in your home, you will obtain all of the benefits of pure, clean water for the entire household. As your plumber in West Palm Beach, we will provide you with our expertise in installing, replacing or repairing filtration systems. Leave it to General Plumbing to provide these professional services to improve your home’s water quality. Our plumbing contractors are trained to install a variety of water filtration systems to custom-fit your home, ensuring your water is pure and clean from every location throughout your home. For additional information regarding our water filtration system services in West Palm Beach, give us a call at 561-420-0442, or contact us online to schedule a service today.
While known as a noisy nuisance, a running toilet may actually end up costing you money in wasted water. Toilets that run are generally easy to repair, but unfortunately, many homeowners simply ignore them or they don’t believe that they have the know-how to fix them. As a result, General Plumbing, Inc. would like to offer the following DIY tips for homeowners facing a toilet that runs:
1.) Take the Lid Off
When investigating a toilet that runs, you should always take the lid off of the tank; inside, you’ll generally find the problem. Most tanks work using a variety of standard components, including flappers, floats, valves and overflow tubes. With most toilets that run, there is generally a problem with at least one of these components, but you may also be facing a variety of problems from a variety of components.
2.) Check the Flapper
Your toilet’s flapper is the mechanism that either seals off the tank from the bowl or allows water to enter the bowl upon flushing. Flappers can become worn or misaligned, leading to a running toilet. Essentially, if you have a worn or misaligned flapper, your toilet will be fooled into think that it is in a constant state of flushing, leading to the need for essential toilet repairs. Make adjustments as necessary, ensuring that the flapper seals against the base of the tank after flushing and that it opens properly upon flushing.
3.) Check the Valve
The valve located inside of your toilet’s tank basically tells the toilet when to stop running. If the valve is not adjusted correctly, it may not allow your toilet’s tank to fill to the correct level, leading to constant running. In order to determine if you have a problem with your toilet’s valve, inspect the inside of the toilet for the proper waterline. You may also need to consult your toilet’s manual to determine the proper valve setting for reaching the optimum amount of water in your toilet’s tank.
If you’ve tried the above steps and are still facing a toilet that runs, or if you’re seeking plumbing repair or the general services of a plumber in West Palm Beach, please give General Plumbing, Inc. a call today at 561-420-0442.
As any homeowner can attest, plumbing problems do not adhere to the typical 9-5 hours of business operation. Oftentimes, issues within your plumbing system will strike at the most inconvenient time. At General Plumbing, we know this, which is why our highly-trained and knowledgeable West Palm Beach FL plumbers are proud to offer 24/7 emergency plumbing services – keeping your home or business safe from clogs, leaks, or any other plumbing problem.
With 24-hour emergency plumbing services available, you can rest assured that no matter what time a plumbing problem surfaces, we can alleviate the issue effectively and immediately. Your plumbing systems are simply too complicated to be regarded as “do-it-yourself,” and one wrong turn of a wrench can leave you without water for weeks to come. Let your plumbing problems be handled by a certified professional, one that can utilize their vast years of experience in the industry to provide you with the most effective services today. Whether it is a leaky faucet or a troublesome toilet, our prompt plumbing professionals can handle the issue in a timely and efficient manner. Don’t let leave your plumbing in just anyone’s hands – rely on the best in the business. Rely on the experts at General Plumbing of West Palm Beach.
For additional information regarding our 24/7 emergency plumbing services in West Palm Beach and the surrounding area, give us a call at 561-420-0442, or contact us online to schedule a service today.
As we find ourselves at the dawn of a new season, what better time than now to bring new life to our dull, lifeless bathrooms? Nothing can completely change the look and feel of a place like a fresh bathroom remodel from our West Palm Beach FL plumbing technicians at General Plumbing. Overhaul the overall feel of your bathroom with our expert remodeling services today.
When it comes to your bathroom remodel, it is essential to rely on the skills and expertise of a trained team of plumbing technicians. Too often will people attempt to tackle these home renovation projects as “do-it-yourself,” only to find halfway through that they are in over their heads. Plumbing remodels deal with too many essential, everyday plumbing fixtures that can quickly leave you without water if handled incorrectly. Count on our plumbing experts to provide you with the highest-quality service at the most cost-effective prices. Whether it installing a new sink or a water-saving shower head, we can accomplish the task in a timely and efficient manner. A bathroom remodel can not only reinvigorate the feel of your home, but it can drastically increase your home’s value should you be considering selling.
If you are considering a bathroom remodel to bring new life into your old space, trust our plumbing experts to provide you with top-quality service. For additional information regarding bathroom remodeling in West Palm Beach and the surrounding area, give us a call at 866-436-7586 or contact us online today.
As one of the most integral parts of your plumbing system, it is extremely important to keep your sump pump in pristine condition. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, as sump pumps can easily become clogged or operate ineffectively. Luckily, the West Palm Beach FL plumbers with General Plumbing can provide your sump pump with critical maintenance and repair services, ensuring you are never facing a plumbing problem on your own.
In your plumbing system, your sump pump will work to send water away from your property, making sure water never collects under your home. The water will be transferred to a storm drain or well typically, saving your foundation from a sudden collection of water at its base. In some cases, the sump pump for your home or business may become backed up, posing a tricky plumbing problem for any home or business owner. One of our professional plumbers can provide your sump pump with the repair and service it needs, and will do so in a timely and efficient manner. We will assess your current sump pump, and suggest repairs and a possible replacement if we deem necessary, making sure your sump pump is operating on all levels.
For all your plumbing related issues, our professional plumbers can assist you. We can utilize our years of experience to ensure your plumbing system is safe and effective. For additional information regarding sump pump maintenance, give us a call at 561-420-0442 or contact us online today.
Whenever you have a plumbing problem in your home, it is essential to have it repaired and have the issue alleviated as fast as possible. Yet, our West Palm Beach FL plumbers with General Plumbing know that you need proof your leak has been repaired or your clog has been cleared. This is why our prompt plumbing professionals can provide you with camera inspections, showing you the job has been done right – the first time.
With General Plumbing, you can remain confident that the job will be done right, and your plumbing problems will be a thing of the past. Our state-of-the-art camera inspections not only allow us to determine the cause and position of the leak beforehand, but we can show you that the issue has been taken care of afterwards as well. At General Plumbing, we don’t believe in guess work, as we don’t believe in wasting your time or money, or our time for that matter. Our cameras will use infrared light to see into the darkest pipes, and send a clear image of the problem back to our screens, allowing us to devise a plan of action to get your pipes back to working order. Whether it is locating a break or leak in your pipe, or identifying the location of a drain line, we can provide this service for you.
For all your plumbing problems in West Palm Beach and the surrounding area, General Plumbing is the company to count on. For additional information regarding camera inspections, give us a call at 713-489-0300 or contact us online today.
As the temperatures dip, ensuring your home is provided with plentiful hot water is critical to the health and safety of you and your family. After all, there is nothing to worse than waking up to a freezing cold shower on an already freezing day. There are many different types of water heaters available, and the type that is right for you will vary depending on where it will go in your home and how often it will be relied upon. The West Palm Beach FL plumbers at General Plumbing can ensure your home is provided with warm water all winter long.
When you are torn between a conventional water heater or a tankless water heater for your home, our plumbing experts can advise you in which one would best suit all your needs. In addition to recommending the best fitting unit for your residence, our prompt and professional plumbers can install, maintain, and repair your water heater to ensure you are never left in the cold. Water heaters can use several types of energy to heat the water, including electric, propane, natural gas, oil, solar power, or geothermal power. We can use our expert knowledge to best recommend the type that would suit your needs, based on how many people it will be serving and how often it will be relied upon.
For all your water heater needs, General Plumbing of West Palm Beach is here to help. For additional information regarding water heater installation and repair this winter, give us a call at 866-436-7586 or contact us online today.
Your West Palm Beach FL plumber, General Plumbing, wants to make sure you are properly winterized before the first frost hits. Your home can often have pipe breaks or plumbing lines can freeze if preventative plumbing maintenance is not overseen.
Homes that have a kitchen sink facing the outside wall are more susceptible to freezing and precautions need to be taken when the first freeze arrives. Newer houses have plumbing brought up through the ground and in to the bottom of the cabinet while older homes often have pipes visible on the outside wall of the house. Watch the weather forecast as the temperature falls and it gets later in November and December. Open your cabinet doors below your sink during the first few winter freezes and allow the warmer air to pass over the pipes and water lines. Also, it may be beneficial to place a space heater outside your cabinet to ensure warm airflow over your plumbing.
Outside pipes and faucets are also a concern. Outside garden hoses are commonly left attached to outdoor faucets. The winter temperatures will freeze the garden hose which will in turn freeze the spigot or faucet. Removing your garden hose before it starts to freeze is a simple preventative measure that can help keep faucets working. You can always have an isolation valve installed from your West Palm Beach FL plumbing company so that the water can be shut off from the inside. Even with isolation valves you still need to drain the faucet of any excess or stored water it might have from pressure.
General Plumbing is your plumbing maintenance and pipe drain cleaning experts. For expert plumbing service, call your West Palm Beach plumbing repair specialists at 866-436-7586 or visit them online to schedule plumbing repair and maintenance.
Clogged drains in your kitchen or bathtub or sink are common occurrences and can quickly put a halt to your normal routine. Drain cleaning service from your West Palm Beach FL plumbing company, General Plumbing, can alleviate any problems you have and prevent stoppage from becoming an issue again.
Many store bought drain cleaners will only temporarily prevent drain clogs and for heavy buildup, often can’t handle the job. Your West Palm Beach plumber, General Plumbing, will use professional services like drain snaking, hydro jetting, and video camera inspection to find the root cause of your clogged drain. Clogged drains can become worse over time, often due to material buildup that continues to collect, so it is essential that you relieve these issues as soon as you notice water buildup.
One of the most common causes of household drain clogs is grease, soap, and hair buildup. Manmade obstructions from unacceptable items not meant for residential pipes and drains are often flushed or dropped in sinks. These unwanted items cause major backups more quickly and need to be addressed as soon as possible. With years of experience, General Plumbing is your West Palm Beach drain cleaning service of choice. Emergency drain cleaning service, available 24 hours a day, is just a phone call away.
Drain snaking is one of the most common and effective approaches to clearing clogged drains. Hydro jetting clean tougher buildups with high pressure water making sure the walls of the pipe are also clean. Video camera inspection can pinpoint the cause of a clogged drain with state-of-the-art cameras fed down the drain line to the source of the buildup. Video camera inspections can also confirm a drain is cleared after using other methods of unclogging the drain.
Do not hesitate to call a plumbing professional to clear your clogged drain. Schedule a drain cleaning with General Plumbing by visiting them online or calling 561.420.0442.
Weighing the options for a new water heater for your home is extremely important. If you have a large family or like to take long showers, a conventional water heater may not be the choice for you. You may need something larger and more suited to your specific needs and General Plumbing, your West Palm Beach FL water heater experts, can help you choose the best water heater for you.
A tankless water heater is a great choice for replacing any type of water heater. The West Palm Beach FL plumbing experts at General Plumbing provide quality tankless water heater installation. Tankless water heaters are becoming more and more popular, as they hold several advantages over conventional water heaters, including added durability, longer hot water supply, improved energy efficiency and utilize less space. Due to their energy efficiency, tankless water heaters can also reduce your home’s monthly utility bill, truly earning you your money’s worth.
Tankless water heaters are normally the size of a garment bag, compared to the larger, bulkier conventional water heater. In addition, they provide an unlimited source of hot water on demand, and are perfect for those with large families. Tankless water heaters utilize power or fuel to heat when the water is running. This makes them a much more environmentally-friendly option, something to keep in mind for all those going green.
Tankless water heaters come in either electric, gas or propane devices. The water heaters can be mounted in several places because there is no tank and they are small. Additionally, because these tanks do not store water, the risk of water damage from leaking is almost nonexistent. Tankless water heaters only have to deal with the standing water in their water supply lines and do not run the risk of corrosion.
General Plumbing, your West Palm Beach FL water heater specialists can provide you more information on the benefits of tankless water heater installation. Give them at call at 561-420-0442 or visit them online to schedule new plumbing installation service.