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!!

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Lucien Rizio

Vero Beach Plumber - Lucien Rizio - IRC Plumbing

Testimonials and Reviews

Vero Beach, Titusville accounting firm

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

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

IRC Plumbing wins another award, Plumber Sebastian, Plumber Vero Beach, Plumber Melbourne, Plumber Palm BayFrom our Facebook page:

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

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

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

IRC Takes Care Of Vero Disney

Plumbing problems at Disney resort fixed by IRC plumbing

 

One of the happiest places on earth had a plumbing issue and we took care of it for them. Disney’s Vero Beach Resort called us in to fix a broken pipe on a Sunday. Unfortunately it got some wedding guest wet in the banquet room .

No job is too big or too small and we make every effort to respond as quickly as possible. This particular repair took Lucien six hours to find the leak and fix but he kept at it until it was fixed ! It takes a plumber with training and knowledge as well as persistence to find and repair a leak like this one.  It was all the way up  in the ceiling of the third floor.

Another plumber was nice enough to leave us a broken snake in the line and that’s probably why these two tubs have been clogging for years.

It pays to call IRC Plumbing!!

Lucien Rizio, Vero Beach Plumber