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.

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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

 

Leak Detection

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We talked about having an undetected water leak in your home, and how we can find it quickly using our leak detection device, but what can you do yourself to detect a leak?

  1. If you suspect a leak, the first thing to do is shut off all your faucets, showers, the water valve leading to your washer, and your toilets and check to see if your meter continues to run.
  2.  If you have a well on your property, check to see if it is running constantly.
  3. If you don’t have water gushing into your house, send someone outside to where your meter is located. Flush the toilets one at a time, wait until the tank fills back up, then check to see if the meter is still running.
  4. If water is pouring out, locate the main water shut off for your home and shut that off and call us.

Because water doesn’t always puddle at the source of a leak, if your leak is not one you can find quickly using any of the above methods, IRC plumbing has Leak Detection Equipment which takes the guess work out of finding leaks.

We have been in the plumbing business here in Indian River County for enough years that we can tell where some of the more common sources of leaks will be, but sometimes leaks are sneaky and they occur in less obvious areas. The most difficult leaks to pinpoint can be leaks in your slab. That is why we have made the investment in Leak Detector.

Leak detectors use sound to detect where a leak is coming from. It is actually more complex than that, but you don’t need the details, you just need to know that we know how to read the information that comes from our Leak Detection Equipment in order to diagnose and ultimately repair whatever leaks are causing you problems.

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Lucien Rizio, Vero Beach Plumber

Electronic Leak Detection At IRC Plumbing

IRC Plumbing has a brand new, state of the art leak detection system. With this system all the guess-work has now been taken out of locating and repairing leaks in and around your home. Our ” new Gen-Ear LE Water LeakContinue Reading

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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Lucien Rizio

Plumber

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.

IRC Plumbing
772-696-3747

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

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.

Photos below.

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

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

 IRC Plumbing Inc.

772-696-3747

 

 

 

 

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

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Water softening system with 2 pumps.

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