Industrial Plumbing

Recently we hooked up  a beautiful $100,000 machine at Tampo Print in Vero Beach. This machine is used for ”  etching metal for Stamping (also known as pressing) . It involves the  process of placing flat sheet metal in either blank or coil form into a stamping press where a tool and die surface forms the metal into a net shape. Stamping includes a variety of sheet-metal forming manufacturing processes, such as punching using a machine press or stamping press, blanking, embossing, bending,  and coining.[1] stamping at factories.” ( Definition from Wikipedia)

I ran the air lines, three water services, 4″ vent through the rough and three drains.  There are plumbers who would scratch their head at this job, but not us, this was easy stuff for us.

We can do anything you need and  the more complex  it is the more we like it!!  We LOVE a challenge!

Tampo Print in Vero Beach is a great company with an awesome staff we enjoyed working with them. American made!!




Lucien Rizio

Vero Beach Plumber - Lucien Rizio - IRC Plumbing

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We recently completed a job for  the best DiSalvo And Company-Certified Public Accountants in town.We  took out their big, old ,nasty 40 gallon water heater and replaced  it with a smaller 20 gallon  water heater. Continue Reading

High Praise From a New Customer!

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Another IRC Plumbing Happy Customer

Another great review for IRC Plumbing. We don’t do it for the reviews, but it sure is nice when people appreciate us. And we ALWAYS appreciate our customers here at IRC Plumbing:

IRC Plumbing, your local plumber for Sebatian, Grant

Thanks Patty!!

Lucien RizioWater Heater Plumber - Vero Beach, Sebastian, Palm Bay, Melbourne, FL



Ways to Save Energy and Water

These days many of us, plumbers included, are looking for ways to save on energy and water bills. Try as you might, it will be difficult to manage when most people don’t know that their water heater takes up %17  of their home’s energy. That is more than all of your other appliances combined. Today, IRC Plumbing is offering these tips and tricks we found  to lower the energy and water consumption of your water heater.Lucien Rizio - IRC Plumbing Vero Beach Water Heater Repair

Text is from Daily , Home & Garden:

“Modify the temperature

Modifying the temperature on your hot water heater is quick and easy to do. According to the Department of Energy setting your hot water heater at 120 or lower can help you save more than $60 a year on your utility bill. You can also turn off your water heater if you are away on vacation to conserve energy.

Add Insulation

Most new hot water heaters are insulated. If you have an older water heater, consider adding an insulation blanket to help reduce heat loss. If your tank feels warm to the touch, this could be an easy and cost effective addition.

Check for leaks

Do a quick check of your sinks, showers, toilets and the hoses outside. Make sure your washers and gaskets are tight. The most common cause of a leaking toilet is often the inexpensive, rubber flapper. Check for wear and replace if needed. Remember plumbers have professional grade products that often last longer than store bought parts.

Consider upgrades

Consider water saving and energy efficient upgrades. Many new faucets, shower heads and toilets are low flow or have water conservation features. These are easy to upgrade on your own or with the help of a professional plumber. There are also new energy efficient options for water heaters.

For more information on ways to save water and energy with your plumbing, go”

The only exception to these hints is this. Here in Florida, it may be better to leave the water at 125 degrees. We are happy to meet with you and check out your water heater and offer you options.

Lucien Rizio

Vero Beach Plumber - Lucien Rizio - IRC Plumbing

Look Around Your Home

What-not-to-do(2)Our homes are something that we take for granted. We rush in, make dinner, rush out to band practice, or football, or soccer, or chorus, to whatever volunteer or entertaining functions we are engaged in. Today, I am going to ask you to stop, look, and listen.

Nobody I know ever wants to spend money on repairs that don’t make their home look prettier, I get that. But if you DON’T spend any money whatsoever on maintenance, you will spend MUCH more on repairs later.

So, take a moment, do both of us a favor before you call me in a panic, with a house full of company, and a water heater that just fell apart, leaking all over your house and leaving you with no hot water and a mess to clean up. If your water heater is in the garage, go out and look at it. Do you have garage junk piled all around it? If you haven’t opened those boxes or don’ t know what’s in the containers, just throw it away and clear the area around the water heater.

Is your water heater sitting directly on the concrete floor of your garage? That is a no no. Look around the water heater. Are there areas that are rusting and calcified, that’s not good either. Does hot water run out before two people get a nice, warm shower? Another no no.

We would rather come out and tell you good news, or prevent a big problem, than to see you stressed and upset at a much bigger problem. So if you don’t follow these suggestions before the Holidays, at least put them on your 2016 TO DO List.

Happy Holidays

Lucien Rizio


The Perils of a Bad Water Heater Install

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I see so many bad water heater installs on a weekly basis it is unbelievable that  more people don’t get hurt. There are some basic things to know when you call a plumber and ask what the cost will be to install a certain size heater.

It is important to remember if you hire a plumber based only upon a price quote, you will most probably be asking for trouble. Some of the businesses you call will quote you the cheapest price possible. The work will include NOTHING that is  up to code. They get in, throw the heater in place and get paid, period!

I’m going to educate you on the questions you should be asking and things to know for the future:

  1.  Will the installation of the new water heater be done in accordance with current plumbing codes?
  2. Permits are supposed to be pulled. Some counties are stricter than others but remember it could come back to haunt you if you’re going to sell your house soon.
  3. If the installer who comes to your home  breaks out sharkbite or flex tube fittings, don’t let them touch your heater. Run!! If you aren’t certain what those are, look them up in Google Images.
  4.  Expansion tanks are code but no one uses them due to keeping cost down. If it’s not properly installed, it can void warranty on your new heater. The  expansion tank, if installed properly, will  take off the extra pressure off your pipes and heater as the hot water expands.This will keep your water heater much safer. But, if the expansion tank is not set to the same pressure as your house  it will just fill with water.
  5.  Every water heater should have a pan under it just to keep the moisture from the concrete of the bottom of the heater protected, especially if the water heater is located in the garage. If the heater located within the home the drain pan is required by code and  a drain has to be run outside.
  6.  The ball valve should be replaced no matter what they say. Even if it “seems” fine why not change it and save a call later on.
  7.  The T and P valve can not be run underground like they did in the old days. It needs to be dropped straight in to the pan so if your heater is trying to tell you something is wrong you will see water in the pan and time to call someone.
  8.  If you have cpvc or pex  then the expansion tank needs to be hard piped so the weight of the tank doesn’t break the pipes.
  9. This is VERY Important: Temperature  on new water heaters is factory set 125 degrees. It’s fine to raise it a few degrees above the 125 number,  but never turn it up full blast like I saw today. It will burn kids and the elderly in seconds. Not to mention blow the older copper pipes out.
  10. Make sure your heater is sized right according to your house and family.

These are some of the basic rules. Don’t be afraid to do your homework and ask questions. Always make sure to hire a licensed contractor you might save now but it will cost you in the future.

I hope this little check list helps somebody make a better choice.

Lucien Rizio

Another Great Review

We love it when our customers take a moment from their busy lives to write a review for us. Thank you to all of our great customers for the great referrals and reviews. We work hard, we are honest, and we do our very best to deliver a high quality job for a fair price. I think it’s working!!



Reviews from Happy Customers, IRC Plumbing

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you from the Rizio Family..

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Another IRC Plumbing Happy Customer

Craig Terri Colligan to IRC Plumbing Inc.

“I.R.C. Plumbing is top notch. Lucien and his crew, which included his two brothers, came out to our home and were hard working, honest and professional. We would highly recommend this family of hard working professionals for all your plumbing needs. If you want a Company that is honest, prompt and reliable, I.R.C. Plumbing is just what you are looking for!!!”

IRC Plumbing’s Response:

Thank you and I promise we will get it you put to rights and within a fair budget. It was great meeting you and your wife. I wish it was under better circumstances and I never like giving bad news. I’m sorry it couldn’t just be fixed.

Lucien Rizio


New Construction Project-Vero Beach

We are just finishing up the plumbing on  these four town homes on Ocean Drive in Vero Beach. The location is in a prime area of Vero and the town houses turned out just beautiful.

From David’s Stite: “Located on the corner of Date Palm & Ocean Dr! Corner unit with windows on 3 sides. Stunning West Indies architecture with shutters, tile roof, high ceilings, east facing covered porch, and west facing balcony. Exceptional allowances for flooring & appliances. Short walk to shops, dining & ocean.The design is West Indies with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, and include Shutters. Hardie Plank on the exterior.”

The bonus is  I got to know the Haynes brothers who are just great people. I can’t wait to work with them again.

Lucien Rizio

Lucien Rizio, Vero Beach Plumber