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

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

 

BEFORE You Start Construction!

IRC Plumbing for Melbourne, Sebastian, Vero Beach

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.

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

 

Outdoor Shower Installation

As so often happens in the plumbing business, we got a last minute call from  friends at LaPorte Farms. Is just so happened they were hosting an out of state 4H group and needed an outside shower for them.  They gave us very short notice, but Lucien put aside his Father’s Day celebration and got it done.

We always aim to please, if you have plumbing needs just call us @ 772/696/3747

 

Lucien and Vanessa Lynn

Lucien Rizio, Vero Beach Plumber