Construction Is Booming

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Here in Brevard & Indian River Counties, all of the General Contractors we work with are busy. They haven’t seen this kind of activity in more than six years and it is so welcome. Throughout the past few years, the talking heads have been saying there is not enough housing to meet the demands of millenials who are finally getting jobs and leaving the nest and this construction boom is proof!

In Florida it is also a case of the retiring baby boomers moving here from other parts of the country. The prices are still much more reasonable than in some other parts of the U.S. and people are looking to lower the cost of living so they can more readily enjoy their retirement.

At IRC Plumbing, we work with contractors in both Brevard County and Indian River County. It is the best part of our job to be in on a home’s plumbing from the very beginning. To help design and to properly install plumbing and fixtures that will work properly for years to come.

If you hear of anyone who is planning to build their own home, or a new office, tell them about IRC Plumbing!

Lucien Rizio, Vero Beach Plumber

Trick or Treat !!!

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BEFORE You Start Construction!

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When people make the decision to build a custom home, often the first thing they do is consult an architect and an interior designer. They lay out their specifications for their dream home, a large kitchen, a spa like bath, and big screened in porch, and think they are well on their way. Those plans go through the normal process of engineering and permits, then on to the builder and off they go.

What they sometimes forget to do is call in their plumber.  BEFORE the plans are finalized ! A plumber can save time, money and frustration by making certain that all of the plumbing for the home is up to the most current code standards, that placement of bathrooms, kitchen sinks, is done so that everything will be working properly when all is said and done.

We have seen, and reworked, bathrooms which were built with the wrong type of grading, where pipe runs were not optimal, and changing these types of things after the fact can be very costly. At IRC Plumbing we have been called into remedy situations where the homes are not properly plumbed for the types of fixtures the owner and designer have picked out.

Certain types of faucets require different valves or valve lengths than others, and if you choose one of these fixtures AFTER all of the plumbing has been set, it may require tearing out portions of a wall to redo those valves.

When installing a shower, it always seems logical to place the controls for the shower head directly in line with the shower head itself.  Yet, how many of us get hit with a spray of cold water every morning when we turn on the shower?

These are all little things that a plumber can help with before everything is set in stone, so to speak. Before you build your dream home, call Lucien and he will sit down with you and your designer or architect and make certain the right materials and designs are in place.

Laundry Rooms!!

Until about 10 years ago it seemed that laundry rooms were not something to waste interior space on. In fact, most of the homes in Florida sent us out to our garage, or to the space between the garage and kitchen to do our laundry. The high end homes began to understand that doing laundry in a hot garage in the summer, which, here in Florida seems to last until November some years, is NOT a selling feature. So they moved the laundry room into the home. Where the laundry person, usually Mom, could be more comfortable.

Now laundry rooms are truly becoming a room that has style and function. Before you build your new dream home, or remodel your existing home, and for that fact, for some of the new offices being constructed now, take a look at HOUZZ, and see what can be done with that shabby old place that used to be in the garage!!

 

State of the art washer and dryer which use less water and power, a great sink for handwashing, and a place to hang up clothes and you take them out of the dryer. Plus storage for cleaning items and bulk items that aren’t used very often.
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Commercial Plumbing Jobs

At IRC plumbing, we are well qualified to maintain and install both residential and commercial plumbing project.

A week or so ago, I finished all of the  plumbing at Marco’s Pizza on Babcock in Palm Bay. The new restaurant turned out great. We wish them great success, and we will be back for pizza!!

 

We just keep plugging away and the phone keeps ringing. If you are planning a new building, a remodel or just need some leaks fixed, give us a call!!

Thank you,

Lucien Rizio

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Remodels

At IRC Plumbing we work with residential home owners to install new plumbing in older homes, we work with General Contractors to plan and install plumbing in new homes, we work with General Contractors in Indian River County on commercial building projects..you name it, we do it when it comes to plumbing. Continue Reading

New Construction & Plumbing

IRC Plumbing is growing, and so are Indian River and Brevard Counties!

We have been getting more calls for remodels lately, and now we are getting plenty of calls from people building homes, offices and commercial buildings. Let’s face it, working on plumbing is what we do, and we will always be happy to do it. But some of the most fun we have is planning and installing brand new kitchens, bathrooms, break rooms, pot fillers and all the plumbing that no one sees once the walls are up!

The best time for us to work on those types of projects is before any building ever begins. It pays to have experienced plumber work on the plans with you right from the start. Something that may look good on paper could be difficult, or even expensive to install. We won’t talk you out of things you want, but we will help you to optimize your plumbing installation while still getting the look and feel you want.

It is also important to define the look you are going for and planning properly for the function behind the great look. Some of the more European looking fixtures can be stunning, but they might require a different method of installation.

slipper tub

Leaky Facts

Water tap on the street in beams of the morning sun

Water tap on the street in beams of the morning sun

Leaks may simply seem bothersome, but they are also costly and they can cause a great deal of damage over time. In case you haven’t noticed, the world is beginning to run a little low on potable water, and that makes the US EPA a bit concerned. They posted a list of facts concerning leaks on their website, and today I am sharing a portion of those facts and hints with you:

“Faucets and Showerheads:

  • A leaky faucet that drips at the rate of one drip per second can waste more than 3,000 gallons per year. That’s the amount of water needed to take more than 180 showers!
  • Leaky faucets can be fixed by checking faucet washers and gaskets for wear and replacing them if necessary. If you are replacing a faucet, look for the WaterSense label.
  • A showerhead leaking at 10 drips per minute wastes more than 500 gallons per year. That’s the amount of water it takes to wash 60 loads of dishes in your dishwasher.
  • Most leaky showerheads can be fixed by ensuring a tight connection using pipe tape and a wrench. If you are replacing a showerhead, look for one that has earned the WaterSense label.

Toilets:

  • If your toilet is leaking, the cause is often an old, faulty toilet flapper. Over time, this inexpensive rubber part decays, or minerals build up on it. It’s usually best to replace the whole rubber flapper—a relatively easy, inexpensive do-it-yourself project that pays for itself in no time.
  • If you do need to replace the entire toilet, look for a WaterSense labeled model. If the average family replaces its older, inefficient toilets with new WaterSense labeled ones, it could save 13,000 gallons per year. Retrofitting the house could save the family nearly $2,400 in water and waste water bills over the lifetime of the toilets.”

If you have a leak, no matter how small, call us. Once it gets bigger, the cost and time to repair the leak and any damage it has caused gets significantly larger!!

Lucien Rizio

Lucien Rizio, Vero Beach Plumber

Dream Bathroom

We recently put up a post about what goes on behind the walls of a beautiful, dream bathroom. Today we are going to show you another dream bathroom, but we will let you see the finished product this time. From Melbourne, to Sebastian and Vero, we fix broken bathrooms, spiff up older baths, and build dream bathrooms for people who finally get that dream house.

Recently IRC Plumbing completed work on a bathroom in Sebastian. It was a remodel, and they were creating a new master suite. The catch, this dream bathroom is on the THIRD floor.  Nothing like putting a 600 pound tub on the third story of a remodel. There was no master bath here a couple weeks ago and upgraded the hall bath. What a beautiful job with a gorgeous view. Another great job with Tozzolo Brothers Construction.

Let us know how you like it, go to our Facebook Page and leave us a message!!

Lucien Rizio

Lucien Rizio, Vero Beach Plumber

 

Another Award for IRC Plumbing!!

IRC plumbing is just having a great year. It’s not luck, but hard work that has helped us with all of these accolades.

Today we received notice that we have won the Thumbtack award :

IRC Plumbing wins another award, Plumber Sebastian, Plumber Vero Beach, Plumber Melbourne, Plumber Palm Bay