Bathrooms

Plumber Lucien Rizio blogs about bathrooms

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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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

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

 

Plumbing Someone’s Dream Bathroom

Have you ever wondered, just a little bit, what goes into building someone’s dream bathroom. You know, those one’s you see on Houzz, or HGTV with all the different shower heads, just looking like a little bit of heaven?

We are going to give you a peek at what goes on behind the walls of that dream bathroom. At IRC. we call this a real plumbing job . This shower will be gorgeous when it’s all done, with  6 body sprays with different diverters, plus two normal shower with their own diverters and then a rain head to share on another valve. Lucien got to use his preference, copper piping, which is more expensive and time consuming but nothing compares.

Whether you are a plumber or not, look at the symmetry of these pipes, forget the studs and the other items around them, and just see how beautifully everything is lined up. This is not something we get to do every day .

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New Shower Project 1

 

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Plumbing in Days Past

Lucien Rizio, Vero Beach PlumberYou might say to us, Vanessa and Lucien, plumbing is plumbing, people need to clean their dishes, their bodies, wash their clothes. Water needs to come into the house, and then, when people are done with their cleaning, the water must go out. For thousands of years there has been plumbing of one sort or another, so what is the big deal? Maybe there isn’t any one big deal, but the good news about  plumbing, as we know it today, is it is  safer than it has ever been.Continue Reading

What Does IRC Plumbing Do?

Plumber, Sebastian, Plumber Vero, Plumber MelbourneI met someone the other day who asked me what I do for work, and I told him that our company is called IRC Plumbing. He said tell me more, so I said:

“IRC Plumbing is local, we are licensed, and we are insured. At IRC, we can take care of plumbing of any sort, from  new construction, remodels, drain cleaning, well pumps, disposals, toilets, sinks, faucets, valves…. the list goes on!! If water runs through it, we do it!!

With years of experience, a solid work ethic and a can do attitude, we are happy to do the job right, and to make sure that you are happy with OUR work.

From installing new plumbing, to working with your architect on your new custom home or commercial building, to helping you figure out why your water bill is so high this month? We do it all.
Is your toilet refilling when not in use or not flushing like it should? Do you have one of those annoying drip, drip, drips? Don’t go crazy, just call us, we can figure out what’s wrong and fix it for you!”

If you still want to know more about what we do, check out our Facebook Page @ https://www.facebook.com/sebastianplumber

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New Construction – Residential and Commercial – Vero Beach and Sebastian

RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL NEW CONSTRUCTION

 

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You need a plumber you can trust.

Whether your plumbing project is residential or commercial new construction, you need a trustworthy plumber who is licensed and insured. Your new construction plumbing project is too important to let just anyone work on your site.

IRC Plumbing is a full service plumbing company with a master plumber ready to work closely with your contractors and designers to meet all of your expectations and ensure your project runs smoothly from start to finish!

Install Your Plumbing Up to Code

We are also available to help with new construction code violations for plumbing systems. We would be happy to brainstorm ways to meet building standards. Additionally, we lend our expertise to projects that start from the ground up to ensure seamless planning and completion from beginning to end. IRC Plumbing also offers remodeling services for commercial bathrooms and kitchens. Whether you need to replace an old pipe or have a larger project in mind, we would be happy to help.

Let us help you with your new construction plumbing service needs:

For commercial or residential plumbing needs, we supply superior installation and professional integrity with every job. IRC Plumbing will ensure that your job is done right the first time – business plumbing repair, residential plumbing repair – no job is too large or too small.

Our  new construction plumbing services are conducted using only the best materials available, and we never cut corners. Our business uses highly effective plumbing tools, combined with extensive experience to competently address your plumbing needs. When you choose IRC Plumbing for your new construction plumbing job, you will be satisfied with our professional plumbers and the quality of work they provide.

We clean up after every job and leave the area where we have worked tidy.

Contact us for all of your new residential or commercial construction projects.

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How to avoid a drain cleaning or repair

 

Lucien Rizio, Vero Beach Plumber

When in doubt if something should go down the drain, toss it in the trash!

Never pour grease down your drain!  Grease solidifies when it cools and will solidify inside your plumbing and cause blockages.  Collect grease in a spare container, wait for it to solidify, then dispose of it in the trash.

Your garbage disposal is not a turkey, don’t stuff it. Don’t use it as a trashcan.

Always run with cold water before starting the disposal, during disposing and keep it running for a bit after turning off the disposal.  That will allow the ground up food particles to flush through the pipes.

Make sure all food scraps are scraped off plates before rinsing dishes.  Excess waste down the drain/disposal will cause backups. Excess food on dishes going in the the dishwasher can prevent proper drainage and cause smells in your dishwasher.

Keep the area around your sink and disposal clear.  The vibration from the disposal can cause kitchen utensils to slip into the disposal and cause it to stop completely.  This also happens with storage units surrounding the toilet, items can and do fall into toilets and cause major blockages.

Avoid leaving paper towels in bathrooms. If toilet paper supplies run empty, guests may reach for paper towels instead, which can stop up toilets.

Don’t offer to host large gatherings if your sewage system tends to run slow. The volume of additional guests can strain your system and cause bathroom backups. There’s no quicker way to ruin a holiday dinner than having a main line backup in your home.

Here is a list of what not to put down your disposal:

  • Pastas or rice- they expand in the water and can clog your drain.
  • Celery, carrots, corn husks, onion skins, artichokes and other stringy or fibrous vegetables
  • Potatoes or skins- the starches will turn into a thick paste and may cause blades to stick
  • Bones
  • Egg shells
  • Coffee grounds-won’t hurt the disposal, but will accumulate in drain and pipes and cause a blockage.

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If you run into plumbing or drainage  issues , you know who to call!! We will be ready and waiting to take care of all your plumbing needs.  We offer drain cleaning services 24/7.

Our #1 call for a clogged line is due to WIPES WIPES WIPES!!  They are NOT flushable!!

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Tip to check for a toilet leak…

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Is your toilet leaking?

Is the toilet running between flushes?

Is the toilet making annoying dripping sound?

Has your water bill increased significantly?

 

Many times there is a simple fix.  You can check for a toilet valve leak by placing 6 drops of  any color food coloring in the toilet tank.  If the tank is leaking the color will appear in the bowl within 30 minutes.

A few other possible signs it is time to call us:

 

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If you find you are having any plumbing troubles, you know who to call!

IRC Plumbing Inc.

772-696-DRIP

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Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.

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