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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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

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“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 toenergy.gov/articles/askenergysaver-home-water-heating.”

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

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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 :

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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

New Construction – Residential and Commercial – Vero Beach and Sebastian

RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL NEW CONSTRUCTION

 

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Part of a New Construction Home in The Estuary

 

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.

IRC Plumbing
772-696-3747

Water Heater Plumber - Vero Beach, Sebastian, Palm Bay, Melbourne, FL

Water Heater Efficiency Changes — Be Prepared

If your water heater is over 10 years old, it is time to change it.

There are big changes coming April 16, 2015 to the water heater codes. The water heaters have to be more energy efficient, which equals higher costs for the heater and for installation.

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The new water heaters are also reportedly going to be approx 2″ bigger in length and width because of increased insulation. That means there’s a chance they won’t fit in the space where the old water heater was. Homeowners might have to move the heater to another part of the house, go tankless or purchase a smaller one with less capacity.

Our recommendation is to get your older water heaters changed out before the deadline so you need not worry about it for the next 8-12 years. Hope this was helpful and  call if you have any questions.

 

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772-696-3747

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Water Heater Reviews from our customers :

 

Review by: A. S.

Work Description: 40 gal. hot water tank + updated pluming connections

Great work. Very reasonable price. Had a hot water tank replaced. Very courteous. I know my plumbing, but the last time I installed a water heater was in 1972 when I was 19, so I was happy IRC saved my time at a great price & high quality tank!
~A.S.,Vero Beach

 

Review by: D. M.

Work Description: Replace and move water heater in garage

Lucien has an “old school” work ethic; and in these days it is hard to find. He takes pride in his work and it shows. He is competitive with his pricing, and honest with what needs to be done. He will sell and fix only what you need. Lucien is not a pushy salesperson…he is a plumber who stands behind his work.
~D.M., Vero Beach, FL

 

Review by: S. S.

Work Description: Replace Hot Water Heater

REVIEW:

Christmas night my hot water heater started leaking heavily and flooded my garage. The supply shutoff valve didn’t work so I had to turn the water off to the house. Afterwards, I started looking on the internet for Brevard County plumber reviews. I found a site that I could search for plumbers to repair or replace my water heater. Within minutes, Lucien from IRC plumbing contacted me to help resolve my problem, even though it was Christmas night and was cutting into his family time. I described the problem to him, sent him a couple pictures via text message, and he immeidately explained my options, repair vs. replace, and quoted me a price. I chose to replace the heater based on his assessment and explanation. We discussed the different heaters available and I chose the brand I preferred. The next morning he went to the distributor and sent me a picture of the water heater to ensure it was the one I wanted. He showed up at my house shortly afterwards with the heater and everything he needed to do the job. Lucien was prompt, curteous, and very knowledgeable. He upgraded my hot water heater to a larger model, put it in a pan so that it wouldn’t rust out like the previous one had, and replaced the supply valve with a higher quality valve. The job turned out to be more work then he had originally thought, due to the location of the pipes, however, he still did the job for the price he had quoted on the phone the previous evening. Lucien did an outstanding job and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a reliable, quality plumber in Brevard County. Thank you Lucien for the work that you do, and for being the person you are. We will definitely call you in the future for all of our plumbing needs.

~Steve, Vero Beach, FL

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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!!

IRC Plumbing Inc.
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 Water Heater Plumber - Vero Beach, Sebastian, Palm Bay, Melbourne, FL

Water Heater Tips with Coupon

Extending the life of your water heater can be accomplished with a few simple tasks and a quick inspection of your water heater a few times a year.

Electric water heaters typically have an expected life of 10-15 years.  You can usually find the date of manufacture in the first 4 digits of the serial number.

To inspect your water heater, start at the top and look for any signs of leaking, rust, or corrosion. A leaky tank is a red flag.  Leaks are typically caused by corrosion from the inside of the tank.

Check your shut off valve to ensure that is it functioning and not leaking.

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Shut Off Valve

Inspect the drain valve at the bottom of the tank.  Check for leaking.

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Drain Valve

It is common for sediment to accumulate at the bottom of your hot water heater. Draining this sediment/debris on a regular basis will help keep your water heater running efficiently.  A build up of sediment can result in a loss of available water, can block the transfer of heat to the water and potentially clog the drain line making it almost impossible to drain. It is a simple process that only requires opening the drain valve and allowing the water to drain until it runs clear, typically after 4 or 5 gallons.  To do that simply connect a garden hose to the drain valve located at the bottom of the tank and open valve.  Remember that with an electric water heater, you must turn the power off, because even a partial drain may expose the upper heating element to the air and permanently damage it!

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Both gas and electric water heaters have a safety device called a pressure relief valve. To check this valve simply lift the metal handle.  There should not be any leaks and water should run through.  In the event that the tank overpressurizes, the relief valve opens and releases the pressure. If the valve doesn’t operate correctly, the tank can overpressurize and explode.

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Pressure Relief Valve

The water heater temperature should be between 120-125 degrees Fahrenheit. Higher than 130F increases risk of scalding, especially for children and elderly.  Temperature fluctuations are caused by a faulty component or a mineral/sediment buildup.

Confirm a drain pan is positioned under the tank, especially if on or over the floor of living space.  This will allow a forewarning should your tank develop a leak.

If you need any help with any of these steps or are in need of a new water heater or repair, call us!

IRC Plumbing

772-696-3747

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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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Hole in water line leads to extensive well pump damage.

 

We were called on Friday evening for a house on the Indian River that was having pump issues.  All of the sudden they didn’t have any water to shower for their Friday night out!

Upon first assessment it was found that the pump had been running for an extended period and had gotten too hot and melted the plastic fitting in the pump.   (First problem…we don’t use plastic fitting in pumps for this very reason)

After getting the first pump repaired we noticed the second pump was getting air from somewhere, but how??  That led us to the well…

The homeowner was having their dock/seawall moved.  The worker for that company had accidentally jack hammered a hole in the water line.  The worker then turned off the well and didn’t notify the homeowner of the issue. The worker believed the pipe he had hit was one from an old sprinkler system, yet he turned off the well.   All the while, 2 days, the homeowner was unaware his well had been turned off and he was not aware his well pumps were running continuously trying to pull water.  The homeowner had enough water in his aerator to last him and was never aware his well had been turned off.

A simple 5 minute repair at the moment it happened turned into a 10-12 hour repair on the weekend in excess of $1500.00.

2 burnt out well pumps, a water line full of sand, a weekend full of repairs, 2 missed date nights and an unhappy customer could’ve been avoided easily.

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Hire the best!!  Hire licensed and insured!!  Use IRC Plumbing Inc!!

We are accessible, accountable, honest and fair.  Free Estimates ALWAYS!!!

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772-696-3747

 

 

 

 

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After repair.  Small broken area was cause of an expensive repair.

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Water line from well to house.

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Water softening system with 2 pumps.

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