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3 Signs It's Time to Replace Your Commercial Plumbing

3 Signs It's Time to Replace Your Commercial Plumbing

Plumbing in commercial establishments is often much sturdier than it is in homes due to its size and installation process. However, it is still susceptible to occasional issues that need to be remediated by a professional company.

Here at Curtis Plumbing, we offer a variety of commercial plumbing services, including drain cleaning, repiping, sink installation, and toilet repair. We serve both homes and businesses in Valrico, Brandon, and Riverview, FL.

Signs that your plumbing needs to be replaced shouldn't be ignored. Here, we'll cover 3 signs to be aware of that could mean it's time to replace your commercial plumbing.


1. Poor water volume could be indicative of corroding pipes.

If you've noticed poor water volume in your toilets or sinks, it may mean you have some corroding pipes on your hands.

Inevitably, galvanized steel pipes will degrade over time. This degradation leads to the narrowing of your pipes, which will result in ...

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Ways to Update Your Plumbing & Save Money

Ways to Update Your Plumbing & Save Money

In the areas of Brandon, Riverview, Valrico, and nearby Florida cities, many of the homes and businesses are newer construction, but if you have an older home or commercial property, chances are that you could have some outdated plumbing that may be costing you money every month.

Here are some ways to update your plumbing and lower your water bill each month, including water-saving toilets, low-flow showerheads, and more.


Water-Saving Toilets Are Beneficial for Residences & Businesses

Water saving feature installed on home toilet in Riverview, FL.

Toilets use around 30 percent of water in a home, while many older commercial toilets use more than 2-4 times the amount of water recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency and other federal standards. Replacing old home and business toilets with newer, WaterSense toilets can contribute to a substantial amount of water being saved each month.

For example, a 10-story office building that houses around 10,000 occupants could end up saving about $10,000...

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Signs Your Well Pump Is Going Bad

Signs Your Well Pump Is Going Bad

Well pumps are very important for your home, as they supply your house with fresh, clean water on demand. When your well pump starts to go bad, it can cause some major issues for you and your home’s inhabitants.

From fluctuations in water pressure to an abnormally high electric bill, here are some signs your well pump is going bad in Riverview, Brandon, Valrico, and the surrounding areas.


Fluctuations in Water Pressure

One of the most common indicators of a failing well pump is fluctuation in water pressure. Water pressure issues can result from a number of factors, including scaling inside your pipes from hard water, bacterial buildup, low water levels at the well, or a pressure tank issue. Often bacteria can clog the pipes leading to the pressure switch, which causes fluctuations in water pressure and eventually leads to low or non-existent water flow. A faulty motor can also cause pressure fluctuations. To restore balanced water pressure, your ...

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Which Type of Water Filtration System Fits With Your Home

Which Type of Water Filtration System Fits With Your Home

Making sure your home has clean, purified water is very important. In our area of Florida, hard water issues can make taking showers unpleasant and can pose serious health risks to you and your loved ones. Installing a water filtration system for your home is a great way to resolve hard water issues and ensure your home has clean, healthy water.

If you live in Riverview, Brandon, Valrico, and the surrounding areas, here are some things to keep in mind when choosing the best filtration system for your home.


Point of Use Water Filtration System

Point of use filtration systems are great for single sinks like this kitchen sink of a home in Brandon, FL.

Point of use water filtration system is great for homeowners wanting a less expensive and convenient way to filter drinking water from the faucet. This filtration system uses reverse osmosis to deliver superior water filtration from the convenience of your tap. Reverse osmosis filtration systems force water through semi-permeable membranes that filter water at a molecular level, removing harmful minerals such...

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How to Avoid Plumbing Emergencies When You're Out of Town

How to Avoid Plumbing Emergencies When You're Out of Town

Summer means fun, free time, and vacation for many Floridians. But going on vacation also means there’s a load of things to stay caught up on, especially if you’re a homeowner.

Between the frenzied last-minute packing, loading up the car, and checking for anything left behind, make sure you also ensure that your home is prepared in case any plumbing issues arise while you’re gone.

Here’s a quick guide to ensuring that you can avoid plumbing emergencies while you’re out of town, and if you do have any issues arise at your home located in Riverview, Brandon, Valrico, and nearby communities, Curtis Plumbing is ready to help.


Check for Leaks & Other Issues in Your Pipes

Before you head out of town, make sure there aren’t any visible leaks in your pipes or faucets. No one wants to come home to find a pipe has burst and flooded their home. Another place you will want to check is the hoses on your washing machine. These can ...

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