Wells and Pumps Installation Services Palm Beach Area

Wells and Pumps Installation Services Palm Beach County

Wells and Pumps Installation Services

A well is a pipe that goes down into the aquifer to produce water for a place. An aquifer is a flow of water underneath the ground which flows through rocks.

Wells and Pumps Installation Services

Wells and Pumps Installation Services

The well is pounded down into the ground about 100 feet where there is a rock formation and water is pulled , rock formation protects the water source from sand and debris.

The piping system is made up of galvanized pipe with couplings and at the bottom of the pipe a drive shoe is pounded into the rock formation. The drive shoe is a coupling constructed sharp side and a threaded side for this purpose. Also the piping will have a PVC pipe lining to protect the well from corrosion in the years to come.

Well Installation Services : Galvanized or PVC?

Over the years galvanized pipe has a tendency to rust but the PVC will keep the well intact for many years to come. At the top of the well head which is a tee fitting there is stainless steel screen inserted in the Tee to prevent debris from the well from jamming the check valve.

A check valve is a brass or plastic valve which holds the water in the plumbing system intact when the jet pump is not running. If debris gets into the check valve then all the water will drain from the pump and tank back into the well. Most people have problems when the pump loses the prime and this scenario is one that is the major culprit in this problem.

The jet pump average from three-quarter horsepower to two horse power depending on the demand with how many bathrooms and other things. Some water filtration systems can actually reduce the pressure in a house so larger jet pumps are needed to handle this problem.

Many years ago and pump systems were installed, galvanized tanks were used with air volume controls on the tank. But now tank have an airbag inside where air volume controls are not needed. The pump fills up to a certain pressure then turns off when the tank is full. When the tank gets low the pressure switch will turn on the pump to fill the tank back up. The pressure switch is located on the side of the pump. The purpose of the pressure switch is when the water gets full in the tank the pump will shut off and when it gets low it turns out. In a basic water filter system there is a water softener.

The water softener prevents the calcium entering into your house and causing water stains on your glasses and damages the water heater and appliances in your kitchen. A water softener needs salt to be dumped in the softener every 30 days. This will prevent calcium from entering your home. Another element of the water filtration system is an iron filter. The reason for having an iron filter is to keep iron deposits from building in your home appliances and fixtures.

A simple method to check and see if there is iron deposits in your water.

Take the lid of the toilet and look inside if the toilet tank has a rust color on the porcelain inside the tank. Then iron is coming into your house. The types of iron filters are green sand and prolix filters. If your house water as a rotten egg smell it has sulfur and bacteria in the well.

The only way to get rid of the bacteria is to injected with a slight solution of chlorine or peroxide with an injection pump and a neutralization tank. These water filter systems need to be understood by the homeowner and able to do simple maintenance to keep the units in operational condition.

There are companies that provide salt and maintenance on the systems once a month so the homeowner would not need to worry about the maintenance.

Wells and Pumps Installation Services Palm Beach County

Wells and Pumps Installation Services Palm Beach County

Hardenburgh plumbing is a licensed certified well contractor in the state of Florida and a licensed plumbing contractor as well.

If the homeowner  needs Wells and Pumps Installation Services Hardenburgh plumbing would more glad to answer any questions or schedule a service call the phone number is 561-968-0000 . .

Methods of Plumbing Leak Detection

Plumbing Leak Detection

Before a plumber comes to your house you should check for yourself to see if you really have a plumbing leak detection problem.

  • Do you hear any unusual noises like water running in your home?
  • Do you see any water saturation on the wall in your house?
  • When you’re walking barefoot in your house do you feel the floor feeling unusually hot?
  • Have you checked the toilets and sinks for unusual leaks?
  • Have you going outside to check the water meter if it’s running faster?

If you do not understand how the water meter works your Water Utilities Department will  explain its operation. Palm Beach County sewer and water will be more than glad to help you with any problem you have. When you definitely know that you have a leak, then it is time to call a plumber. Ask the plumber what kind of equipment and method he’s going to use to locate your leaks.

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leak detection equipment

Plumbing Leak Detection. Equipment and Methods.

Plumbing contractor will want to know what kind of piping is in the house, copper or cpvc. The plumber may also ask you what year was the house built. Most of the older houses use copper in this case the plumber will need to locate the piping in the floor.

A pipe locator is needed to do so, the pipe locator will send an electric current through the piping to find its underground location. When the piping is found the plumber will make a line on the floor to detect its location. When it’s location is marked, an ultrasound listening device will be used to pinpoint the leak.

. Another method is injecting hydrogen into the plumbing system and use a sniffing system to detect the location of the leak.

Another question you may want to ask yourself if the house is 40 years old and you’ve had several leaks repaired before it’s time to re-pipe your house. When I homeowners is looking in the Internet for a contractor good keywords are plumbing leak detection Wellington. Hardenburgh Plumbing can provide you with complete plumbing leak detection service Call Us: (561) 968-0000

Water Shut Off Valve. Plumbing Emergency

Plumbing Emergency Safeguards for Your Home

The purpose of this blog is to give to the homeowners some idea how to turn the water off to their house, If there was a plumbing emergency some of  they would have no idea where to shut the water valve off. Houses in Palm Beach can vary in age from 100 years old to six months old. So, What happens if you have a  pipe burst in the house? to prevent major flooding is better to know where the water shut off valve is located.

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A broken pipe can cause thousands of dollars worth of damage. Water can spread within minutes throughout the house causing mold problems and water damage problems. Every home in Palm Beach County has a water meter.

If you have no idea of where your water meter is located then call Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department for the location, customer service telephone number ( 561)740-4600 option 3.

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Meter Water Key

Once you know  the location then you will need a meter water key that can be found at plumbing supply house in Palm Beach County.  The cost of meter water key range from $25 to $80 depending on the material. Keep the meter water key in a location where you have quick access for a plumbing emergency. The meter box cover will open with the use of a screwdriver.

Every fixture in your house has a main shut off valve, it can be a gate valve or a ball valve.

Gates valves vs Ball Valves. Plumbing Emergency.

Plumbing Emergency Repair in Boca RatonOver the years people have used gate valves but as time goes by they have a tendency to break. Many times the plumber will completely avoid turning the valve off to a house because valve will break. So if the plumber is there doing a minor repair ask him what will it cost to replace the gate valve. There is a lot of Chinese  ball  and gate valves on the market these days that are plain junk. When you’re installing valves in your house get good quality valves like Nibco. Most plumbing supply houses have in stock Nibco valves.

 

Water Heater Ball Valve Benefits

The water heater is another good location to have a ball valve that shuts the cold supply to the water heater. When the cold supply is turned off the homeowner must remember turn the power supply off as well. The power supply is located in the circuit breaker panel labeled water heater or WH. This will prevent the flow of hot water in your house.

Another plumbing emergency problem that can rise from nowhere is a leaky water heater. A leaky water heater can be a major problem for the homeowner. So if a good ball valve is installed the water can be closed from the water heater supply. Then the necessary repairs by the plumber can be done in a timely manner. But until he comes you will be able to flush the toilets in the house because of the ball valve on the water heater. But keep in mind, that single handle faucets if used can backflow into the hot side and leak back into the water heater so only use the toilets.

 

Many times people have plumbing emergency problems in their house. If there are any questions about plumbing issues please Call Us : ( 561) 968 – 0000 or email us at hardenburghplumbing@gmail.com .When finding plumbers in Internet  use Boca plumber or Boca Raton plumber.

About Old Faucet Repair

Old Faucet Repair

old faucet repairMost of the time in our houses we have several old faucets that need to be changed. The problem is finding the parts for them could be complicated. Some homeowners think that they can get in their car, go to Lowe’s or Home Depot and find the part right on the shelf. It takes a major research on your side or simply you have an option of hiring an expert.

If you are going to call a plumber to look for those parts and make any kind of plumbing repair, keep in mind that you may get and extra payment depending of the difficulty on finding that special part.

 

Old Faucet Repair  vs  New models

Faucet Repair Service

When you go to the plumbing supply showrooms, they have very beautiful faucets and sinks but in five years there will not be  available parts for the faucet. There is a lot of faucets out there these days, but you want one that has been around a long time. I have been using Moen faucets for years with no complaints, that is just one of the companies that you can buy from. The homeowner nowadays can have some very elaborate bathrooms with very affordable faucets.

 

So when you are buying these nice beautiful faucets remember, brand name and availability of parts, and when counting on an expert plumber contractor, Call Us:

Hardenburgh Plumbing (561) 968-0000

Finding a Plumbing Contractor

Finding a Plumbing Contractor

When you find a Plumbing Contractor certain questions should be asked :

  1. How many years they have been in business?
  2. Do they have a large or small company?.
  3. Does the  contractor have a license with the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation.
  4. As a plumber, Does she/he have Liability insurance and Workers Comp?
  5.  Does the Plumbing Company also have an occupational license from the county or local municipality?
Plumbing Contractor Boca Raton

Plumbing Contractor Boca Raton

A Master Plumber or Plumbing Contractor should have about 10 years in the trade. When the size of the company, I have found over the years with large companies have large overhead and it will reflect on the bill. When dealing, with small plumbing company, it seems like you get personalized service. Quality work also seems to be an important factor. Large and small companies all have to be licensed with the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation

When selecting a  Contractor, the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation has a 24 hour website to verify if a plumbing contractor is currently licensed. Go to http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/ ,click on verify a license and then choose the option that you prefer. And remember,  Contractors must have Liability insurance and Workers Comp. to operate in the business in the State of Florida.

 HARDENBURGH PLUMBING

(561) 968-0000

 

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Plumber West Palm Beach  – Call Hardenburgh Plumbing!

Plumber West Palm Beach

Plumber West Palm Beach

Hardenburgh Plumbing when you need a Plumber in West Palm Beach, FL think of Hardenburgh Plumbing. Fully licensed and insured, Hardenburgh Plumbing is your number one choice for all residential, commercial and industrial plumbing services in the West Palm Beach area.

We pride ourselves on our commitment to 100% customer satisfaction at all times, offering fast and dependable service 24 hours, 7 days a week. Providing complete plumbing services including remodeling, sewer and drain cleaning, new construction, stoppages and more, we can fix your plumbing emergency when no one else can. Call us today and see why more people choose Hardenburgh Plumbing as their number one choice for all of their plumbing needs.

Plumber West Palm Beach Handles all your Plumbing needs

  • Emergency Plumbing Repairs
  • Leak Detection Service
  • Bathroom Plumbing
  • Kitchen Plumbing
  • Water Filtration
  • Toilet Repair and Replacements
  • Faucets and Sinks
  • Hot Water Heaters
  • Backflow
  • Sprinkler Installation and Repair

 

Have a plumbing problem or need the services of a professional Plumber West Palm Beach you can count on, then contact Hardenburgh Plumbing at 561-968-0000

 

Repiping:A Palm Beach Plumber Job

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