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A Plumber Can Help You With Your Fridge Too

A plumber can help you install a dream refrigerator.  

It’s Time to Install a New Refrigerator

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When most people think of plumbing projects, they automatically think of the bathroom.  Makes sense as there is a lot of plumbing there, however, what about your kitchen?  In our last article, we covered how a plumber can help you with installing a garbage disposal, but did you know that he can also help you install a new refrigerator? And the time may be now to install this often taken for granted appliance.

Why should you install a new refrigerator?  Well for one, haven’t you always wanted to be able to get a glass of chilled water in the middle of the night or maybe some ice for your drink at dinner?  If you have an older refrigerator, more than likely you go to the store to buy ice, and have a bottled water service come in.  Installing a new refrigerator with a water dispenser and an ice maker, however, isn’t as simple as just going to your appliance store to pick one up.  You need a bit of planning too.  For example, you have to have plumbing that goes to the new fridge as well as a drain outlet under it as well.  It makes sense if you think about it.  After all, the water doesn’t magically appear in your glass, and the ice doesn’t make itself.  You could find your new refrigerator being just a regular fridge because you don’t know how to connect the water features of it.

How a Plumber Can Help

A plumber can help you connect your new dream refrigerator easily.  He may be able to help you get new drain lines as well as any permits you will need for your plumbing project. A plumber obviously knows about drains and piping.  He can easily connect your fridge in a matter of minutes.  And if something happens later on he can help you get it fixed.
So remember, sometimes, it is more than just your bathroom that’s involved.  Sometimes it’s your kitchen too.

Maybe you want to install a water softener to get away from Tampa’s artesian water taste, you know sulfurous?  Maybe you want to install a new disposal unit for your new kitchen.  But if you’re going to do a remodeling project for your kitchen, you also want to remember you also might want to get a new fridge put in.  And also remember, a plumber can install a new refrigerator as well.

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7139 Mitchell Blvd.
Suite 2210
New Port Richey, FL. 34655
(727) 475-1474
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Plumbing Projects: Installing a Garbage Disposal

A plumber can install a garbage disposal for you.

In our last article, we explored how a plumber can help with kitchen projects, and we touched on a garbage disposal.  This article will expand on this piece of kitchen technology.

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What is Involved with Installing a Garbage Disposal?

What is involved with installing a garbage disposal? First off, you probably know what a disposal unit is, but just in case, here is a definition from Wikipedia: “A garbage disposal unit or waste disposal unit is a device, usually electrically powered, installed under a kitchen sink between the sink’s drain and the trap which shreds food waste into pieces small enough—generally less than 2 mm (0.079 in)—to pass through plumbing. Garbage disposal units are widely used in North American households, but far less commonly used elsewhere.The premise behind the proper use of a disposal is to effectively regard food scraps as liquid (averaging 70% water, like human waste), and use existing infrastructure (underground sewers and wastewater treatment plants) for its management. Modern wastewater plants are effective at processing organic solids into fertilizer products (known as biosolids), with advanced facilities also capturing methane for energy production.” [READ MORE]

If you want to install a garbage disposal, realize that there is a plumbing component as well as an electrical component as well.  The good thing about this is that a plumber can install a disposal and even connect it electrically.  As to why you want to install one, it is better for the environment for one thing.  As most food waste ends up in a landfill somewhere, and produces greenhouse gas.  In addition, garbage disposals don’t use that much energy, so they’re good for your electric bill.

Why Have  a Plumber Install a Disposal?

Why have a plumber install a disposal?  Well, for one thing, if you don’t know what you’re doing you could cause a backup into your sink.  Your disposal has to feed into a drain that can take it.  If your drain outlet is too small, it will clog and back up.  If you also don’t know what you’re doing, you could make a mistake on the wiring as well.

While there are books out there, it requires a big learning curve if you’re not familiar with what can go wrong.  Some projects are easy, but anything involving electricity, water or both requires that you contact a professional, namely a plumber in Tampa.

PUR Plumbing Inc.
7139 Mitchell Blvd.
Suite 2210
New Port Richey, FL. 34655
(727) 475-1474
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A Plumber in the Kitchen

A lot of people don’t know that a plumber can also help you where your kitchen is concerned.

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Kitchen Plumbing Projects

In our last article, we covered remodeling your bathroom with the help of a Tampa plumber, but did you know that a plumber can do a lot in the kitchen as well?  First off, if you want to add something that is quite useful, a plumber can install a new sink, maybe even a restaurant one, but that’s not all.  A lot of times, people think that all a plumber does is connect to pipes and drains, but did you know that they also have skills comparable to an electrician?

It makes sense if you think about it.  Let’s the example of a plumber installing a garbage disposal, or maybe putting in a water heater.  It would be rather annoying for a plumber to connect your water heater, but be unable to connect the electricity or gas hookup.  You’d have to call in another contractor otherwise.  The same holds true for a garbage disposal. You wouldn’t want to have the disposal put in but not be able to turn it on.  However, it isn’t just for installing a garbage disposal that a plumber can help you.

Want Restaurant Style Kitchen?  Call a Local Plumber

Let’s say you have a nice home in Tampa.  You want a restaurant style kitchen.  Well, besides the counter-tops, the burners, the pantry space and the oven, guess what else you need?  You need to install a new refrigerator, as well as a produce sink near the stove.  Who can help you with all of that?  Why a plumber of course.

You can’t have a refrigerator with an ice maker and a water dispenser without a plumber.  You will need fresh water feeds as well as drains.  You’re also going to need to install a water softener as well, or your water will most likely taste swampy.

So remember, a plumber doesn’t just fix things in the bathroom.  Sometimes, after all it’s not just about repairs.  Sometimes, you just want to make life easier or better, as we all do.  So remember, you don’t need to do it all on your own.  First off, there’s a big learning curve, and one mistake can be expensive, particularly in a kitchen remodel.  However, a plumber can help you with  plumbing projects all over your home including in the kitchen.

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7139 Mitchell Blvd.
Suite 2210
New Port Richey, FL. 34655
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Time to Remodel Your Bathroom? A Plumber Can Help

Is it time to remodel your bathroom?  Well, before you pick out your tile and your paint, you may want to consider hiring a plumber.  How can a plumber help?  We’re glad you asked…
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Hire a Plumber to Get the Right Fixtures

You’ve decided on a sand and sea motif for your bathroom.  Good choice.  So let’s see, you’ve got some clever tiling that has a few stones embedded in it.  You’ve installed pale glass tiles as well the color of a tropical lagoon.  Your paint job is a nice off white, and you’ve even found a driftwood picture frame.  But something doesn’t look right.  Then you realize it.  Your fixtures clash with the rest of the bathroom.  They’re worn out chrome, and the illusion of being on the seaside is gone with just one glance.  If you hire a plumber to get the right fixtures and have him install them, all that can change with very little effort.
What would go better with your decor than worn out chrome?  How about some burnished brass, or maybe even even a bronze look, or brushed steel. And not only can a plumber help you with the fixtures, he can also install them for you.  And he can also help you to install fixtures that are more eco-friendly than older ones are, which will make your water bill go down a bit.  So, everybody wins.  You get a new bathroom and to save money on your water bill, and a plumber gets some work.  However, it isn’t just for plumbing fixtures that your plumber can help you.  What about your bathtub and shower?

Installing a New Shower or Bathtub

Let’s say you’ve finally got enough money to get that walk in bathtub you’ve wanted.  You’ve done the tile in a beautiful blue and white mosaic, but you don’t know how to get it to be almost jacuzzi-like in the way the water comes in.  A plumber can help you install the pipes as well as the nozzles you’ll need for your tub, and do it so there is no mess, and everything is professionally installed.  If necessary he can also install a new water heater.
So remember, remodeling isn’t just about paint samples and tile.  Sometimes, the little things are what can make a home improvement project a resounding success.  Make sure the paint, tile, and fixtures all complement each other.  And one of the best people to help you on your way is your local plumber.
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7139 Mitchell Blvd.
Suite 2210
New Port Richey, FL. 34655
(727) 475-1474
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Hire a Plumber in Tampa

Hire a plumber in Tampa for all of your plumbing needs.  Before you do so, however, make sure you check out his qualifications.

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Qualifications of a Plumber

What qualifications should a plumber have?  Plumbers should have a combination of the following qualifications.  First off, they should have a license from the appropriate government agency.  Most states require a plumber to be licensed directly with the state, however, some others require that a plumber have a license from the city or town that they reside in as well as from the county.  If they are licensed, then you check out their level of experience.

To be a legally licensed plumber, it is necessary for a plumber to have a fairly substantial amount of experience, however, when you’re looking at either an emergency repair or an upgrade of some sort, you probably want someone that is experienced well above the minimum requirements.  The longer a plumber has been in business, the less likely it is going to be that you will have any complaints about their service.  Speaking of complaints, the next thing you need to look at for hiring your plumbing pro is their reputation.

A Plumber’s Good Name

Look up your plumber before you hire him.  Just make sure you look at reviews with an open mind.  If there are nothing but universally positive reviews for the plumber in question, be very suspicious.  It’s fairly easy to input a review, so all it takes is an email address.  On the other hand, nothing but negative reviews is a big red flag.  Look for plumbers with a broad spectrum of reviews.  Look over both the glowing, positive reviews as well as the ones that show the plumber as needing major improvement.  Some people are never satisfied, however.  A negative review could be something as simple as “I hired the plumber and I couldn’t believe the price he charged me.” or “The plumber came, fixed the problem and left after just a while.  Would have been nice if he had sat and chatted a while.”  Sometimes, plumbers are very task oriented, and they’re there just to do a job.

So remember, you want to hire someone based on three criteria:  their licensure, their experience, and their reputation.  That way, you are almost sure to get the perfect plumber for any job, big, medium, or small.

PUR Plumbing Inc.
7139 Mitchell Blvd.
Suite 2210
New Port Richey, FL. 34655
(727) 475-1474
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When You Should Call a Plumber Part 2

Part two of a series on when you should call a plumber focuses on jobs that will require you to get permits.
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What Plumbing Projects Require Permits?

What plumbing projects require permits?  Well, the rules vary by city and sometimes by state as a rule. Tampa’s rules require permits for only some plumbing jobs. As a rule, any plumbing jobs that require major structural changes, or additions like a bathroom or extra sewer outlet will require a permit from your municipal government. Plumbing and Gas permits can be obtained by a licensed plumbing contractor or authorized agent and/or a qualifying owner MORE INFO Why do you need a permit for a plumbing project?  Well for one thing, safety.  Plumbers aren’t just picked at random, they have to have a list of qualifications in order to legally offer plumbing services.  If you don’t know what you’re doing for example, you could add plumbing to an area dangerously close to an electrical wire and as you probably know, water and electrical current don’t mix. Another reason permits are required is that some cities require specific types of pipes for various plumbing projects.  PVC pipe for example is prohibited in a lot of cities because it can produce toxic chemicals if there is a fire, and it can shatter if pipes freeze or the heat makes them brittle.

Do All Plumbing Projects Require Permits?

Do all plumbing projects require permits?  Again, it depends on your municipal government.  Something as simple as replacing a toilet or swapping out a sink, probably not.  Adding a bathroom or extra drain pipe, you definitely would need permits.  What a lot of the do it yourself crowd don’t realize is that if they do a plumbing project that requires permits without having the permits in question, the city will be very forgiving…after they fine the person who authorized the work.  Sometimes such fines can be several hundred or even several thousand dollars. So be smart here.  Check with your city municipal government to see if your plumbing project will require a permit.  And best of all, make sure you don’t try it yourself.  One of the reasons plumbers have licenses is that they know how to navigate the permit process as well as another vital skill, reading the blueprints of your home and knowing where they can and can not put pipes.  So call a professional plumber.
This concludes part two of our series.  For more information on when to call a plumber, be sure to read part one.
PUR Plumbing Inc.
7139 Mitchell Blvd. Suite 2210
New Port Richey, FL. 34655
(727) 475-1474
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When You Should Call a Plumber Part 1

Part one of a series on when you should call a plumber focuses on some complex tasks that you should never try to do yourself.
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When Should You Call a Plumber?

When should you call a plumber? Some plumbing projects are obviously easier than others, after all. However, there are other jobs that you are taking a lot of risks to your home as well as to yourself. Let’s start with your drains.
Most people think that all it takes to get a drain working is to dump a lot of drain opener into the sink or toilet, wait a bit and voila, the drain is open again. However, sometimes, that’s not always the case. Foe example if the toilets are backing up, and the shower will not drain, you probably have a blockage in your main drain line to your home. While you can rent equipment to snake the drain, if you don’t know how to use it, you could damage your drain and your pipes. Another time that you have to call in a plumber is for any jobs that require permits

Permits and Plumbing

Let’s say you want to remodel your bathroom. Sounds easy enough. But what if you need to move pipes? You’re going to need to get permits from the city, as well as blueprints. That’s where a plumber comes in. Another time you call in a plumber is if you’re adding a bathroom where one wasn’t before, by way of example. Why? Well, for one, you’ll need to add to the structure, and connect everything which may sound easy, but it’s not. In addition, you are also making changes to the blueprints, which are on file with your municipal government. As for a shower or bath tub replacement, never try to do this without the help of a plumber. It is a complex job even for someone that has the level of experience that a plumber has.
So remember, some jobs are well with the realm of do it yourself land. Others, however, are a disaster that is just waiting to happen. So be smart. Figure out how much time and effort you’re going to put into a plumbing project as well as the level of expertise required. Know what’s within your capabilities and what you can’t do without assistance. And call a plumber in Tampa if you need any help or have any questions about your project.
This concludes part one of our series on when to call a plumber. Be sure to read part two as well.
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7139 Mitchell Blvd.
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New Port Richey, FL. 34655
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Residential Plumbing in Trinity: Fast Facts

Residential plumbing in Trinity helps with the lifestyle that the city offers to its residences.

Plumbers in Trinity Florida

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Here are some fast facts about Trinity, Florida from your local plumber:
Trinity is a census-designated place (CDP) in Pasco County, Florida, United States. The population was 10,907 in 2010, according to the most recent census.[3] Trinity continues to grow. The Trinity Community is named after Trinity College of Florida, a Bible college founded in 1932, when it relocated to the first occupied site in the communities developed by Dr. James Gills in the late 1980s.[4] Trinity also happens to be located where the three bordering counties meet (Pasco/Hillsborough/Pinellas) Trinity is located at 28°10′40″N 82°40′16″W (28.177854, -82.671139)[6]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.7 square miles (12 km2), all of it land. Trinity is a fast growing upscale community just north of the Pinellas and Hillsborough county borders in West Pasco County. Its tri-county location is optimal for commuters. It is currently considered part of the New Port Richey area, though residents hope it will be recognized as its own town someday. The town of Trinity consists of mostly moderate to higher priced single family homes and two luxury apartment complexes, The Palms at Wyndtree and Trinity Club Apartments. [READ MORE]

If you live in Trinity, you expect the best. You want a better life for you and your family. You want your home to be beautiful. And you want someone qualified to come in to fix any plumbing issues you might have, and that’s where a residential plumber comes in.

Residential Plumbers and Upgrades

Let’s say you want to add a guest bathroom. No matter how many home shows you have watched, the realities of adding a room can often be harder than you might think. It is best to spend a little money on a licensed plumber to put your plumbing in than to spend your money on a project that ends up as a total fiasco.

So remember, you want your life to be good. You want your lights to turn on when you flick on the switch. You want your garbage disposal to work. If you want your plumbing to work the next time you go to take a shower or a long soak in a bathtub, then get on the phone to the one professional ideally qualified to handle it: a residential plumber in Trinity.

PUR Plumbing Inc.
7139 Mitchell Blvd.
Suite 2210
New Port Richey, FL. 34655
(727) 475-1474
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Commercial Plumber in Tampa

A commercial plumber in Tampa does more than just work on businesses in and around Tampa. In fact, sometimes the line between residential plumbing and commercial plumbing can blur in surprising ways.

How Long Does a Landlord Have to Fix a Plumbing Problem

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Before you call a plumber, and before you even have a problem, make sure you go over your lease agreement carefully. In a lot of cases, the landlord is responsible for repairs to the property including of course the plumbing, however, it isn’t always the case.

In some rent to own agreements, particularly with homes and condos, the landlord is only responsible for plumbing repairs when there is little to no equity in the home. However, the minute you either transfer ownership or own a larger percentage of equity, the repairs may become your responsibility. That’s where a commercial plumber often comes in. From the landlord’s perspective, the property is a commercial venture. From a renter’s perspective, however, the property is a residence. So who do you call? A residential plumbing company or a commercial one?

Calling a Residential Plumber

If you are are responsible for the plumbing in your unit, then you have to call a plumber that can do both residential as well as commercial plumbing. More than likely, a residential plumber can do what you need him to do, but there may be a chance that there is custom work on the apartment or rental done by the landlord and/or the property management company. The scope of the job also determines the type of plumber to call.

For example, let’s say you run a group home or nursing facility. If it follows a pattern, you’re going to have multiple bedrooms and multiple bathrooms. That is the sort of scope that you have to think about getting a commercial plumber to handle. A lot of residential companies won’t be able to handle that level of plumbing repair.

So, remember, that you want to contact the right company for the job. You don’t want to call someone in only to find that they’re not able to do the job, particularly if it is an emergency case. So if you just need a simple repair, or you have a big time plumbing emergency, contact someone that can do both residential as well as commercial work to save yourself a lot of trouble later on.

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7139 Mitchell Blvd.
Suite 2210
New Port Richey, FL. 34655
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Common Misconceptions about Plumbers Part 3

Part three of our series on misconceptions about plumbers explores some final points to consider.

The Stereotypical Image of a Plumber

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You see a plumber on TV or in a movie, and who is cast in the role? You probably have an image of an overweight very dirty guy, maybe a redneck type or with a thick Brooklyn accent. The plumber that you see on the screen is lazy, greedy, and less than bright. However, that is not what a professional plumber is like at all.

A plumber is more than a trade, it is a profession. As such, plumbers know a lot of stuff that may surprise you. A plumber can read blueprints for example. A plumber also knows how to design a plumbing system from the ground up. And it is very important to get every single detail not 80% right, not 90% right, 100%. This is both taking pride in our work, and doing the job right, the first time.

Plumbing Projects Need Professionals and So Do You

Route a pipe the wrong way and you could end up connecting an intake pipe directly into the drain rather than to where you need it to go such as your kitchen sink or bathroom toilet. Or you could put a pipe too near an electrical cord, and end up with an insurance claim to file. So, it kind of makes you think twice before you think a plumber bumbles his way through things doesn’t it?

So remember, plumbers are more than someone that comes in to fix your pipes. Plumbers are professionals. Plumbers are business owners. Plumbers are part of the community. And most important of all, plumbers are who you should call for any plumbing project.

This concludes part three of our series. For more misconceptions about plumbers, be sure to read part one and part two as well.

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7139 Mitchell Blvd.
Suite 2210

New Port Richey, FL. 34655
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