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Complete residential, commercial plumbing

Deal with your home and business plumbing challenges with expert work from the technicians at FAST of Florida. We've been helping folks like you deal with Pinellas County water since 1972.

  • Garbage disposals

  • Dishwashers

  • Ice maker lines

  • Tubs and showers

  • Toilets

  • Sinks and faucets

  • Full bath remodeling

Kitchen and bath services

  • Laundry washing machine boxes and utility sinks

  • Water softeners using reverse osmosis

  • Water filtration and water conditioning

  • Disconnect and reconnect for countertop installations

  • Gas piping and repairs

  • ADA-compliant equipment

  • Whole house or partial repiping

Repair, replacement, installation

FLAT RATE PRICING $49 DIAGNOSTIC!

727-545-8731

Your water heater is built to last only so long, so if your unit is more than 10 years old, if it leaks around the base, or works erratically or not at all, it may be time for a replacement.

 

The most common complaint about water heaters is that the water isn't as hot as you want it to be - a problem usually caused by a faulty thermostat or a defective heating element. There are a number of steps you can take to remedy the situation in an electric unit.

  • Make sure the power is connected and there's not a blown fuse of tripped breaker

  • Reset the thermostat

  • Flush the heater to remove tank sediment

  • Insulate the hot water pipes

  • Replace the units heating element or thermostat

  • Raise the temperature setting on the thermostat

 

If you have a gas unit, you should take a different set of steps to improve hot water delivery

  • Make sure the gas is connected and the pilot is lit

  • Flush the heater to remove tank sediment

  • Insulate the water pipes

  • Clean the gas burner and replace the thermocouple, which is a safety device that automatically shuts off your gas if the pilot flame goes out

  • Raise the temperature setting on the thermostat

Water heater repair and replacement

  • Hissing or sizzling noises - sediment may have collected in the tank, so drain the tank until the water clears; soak elements in vinegar and scrape away the collected scale

  • Leaking pressure-relief valve - replace the valve

  • Leaking water supply pipes - tighten the fittings, and if that doesn't work, shut off the water supply and replace the fittings

 

If this all sounds like too much to handle, get FAST of Florida on the job! You'll get professional service 24/7 on all makes and models of water heaters.

Other common water heater problems

You face serious injuries and other hazards when you try to repair a water heater problem without taking the necessary safety precautions, so let us do the job for you! We install and repair all manner of units.

  • Gas

  • Electric

  • Tankless

  • Residential and commercial units

  • 30-gallon units

Safe and effective water heater service

Conventional water heaters use a large tank, where water is heated and stored until needed. They usually last about 8-plus years, and new energy-efficient models can reduce water heating bills by about 7%.

 

Because a tankless system is more expensive to purchase, but not to operate, if you need short-term savings then a tank system is for you. Also, if you'll be heating with electricity instead of gas, a tank will be more efficient.

 

On the other hand, if you're after long-term savings, a tankless water heater is generally more energy efficient because water is heated only when it's needed. A tankless system also requires less space than a tank unit and can even hang on the wall.

 

It may require larger gas lines, special venting, or additional electrical circuits that add to upfront costs, but tankless systems have a life expectancy of 15 to 20 years and may reduce your water heating bills by as much as 30%.

 

If you have any questions, call us at 727-545-8731 today!

Ask us about tanked vs tankless water heaters

  • Green plumbing and solar systems

  • Water conservation and rainwater systems

  • Gray water systems

  • Wells and pumps

  • Pinellas County and city reclaimed water hookups

  • Pool heaters and steam rooms

  • Booster systems

Specialty plumbing services

Don't let some ill-equipped plumber guess what's causing your sewer line problems. FAST of Florida uses sophisticated video technology to find stoppages in your sewers and gets them resolved right away!

 

Our sewer cameras can identify a range of line issues.

  • Faulty installation

  • Items stuck in the line

  • Invasive roots

  • Line collapse, and more

Cameras help us determine how many feet into the pipe the problem lies, which means we can save you time and money in reaching the location and avoiding unnecessary repair issues.

Camera-assisted sewer and drain cleaning

FAST of Florida uses diagnostic tools and our years of experience to not only find the problem, but to fix it or replace the materials involved.

  • Drain line and sewer main cleaning

  • Stoppages and clogged toilets

  • Video camera inspections

  • Floor drains and grease traps

  • Storm drains, septic tanks, and more

  • AC condensate drain cleaning

Prepared for all your drain clearing demands

Don't replace a sewer line when a high-pressure jet can clean it out and leave it in like-new condition. This cost-effective practice removes years of built-up grease, sludge, and other residue and debris, and gets water flowing again.

 

Drains can be repaired in the same way, cleaning out soap scum, grease, hair, food, mineral deposits, and more. And unlike rodding, which opens a channel but leaves plenty of residue in the line, jetting is an effective process that lasts a long time!

  • Specialized nozzles are inserted into your slow or stopped drain

  • Water is pumped into the drain at pressures ranging from 2,500-4,000 psi and 3 GPM to 20 GPM, and is adjusted as needed

  • High-velocity water breaks through the gunk and opens the drain

  • Water also scours away sludge and grease from the sides of the pipe

  • Debris is washed back up the pipe and is removed, usually through a vacuum pump

  • Your drain is restored to like-new condition

Sewer and drain jetting scours out your pipes

Sewer jetting and water flushing is part of the advanced technology that FAST of Florida applies to a range of plumbing services.

  • Hydronic heating system design and installation

  • In-line sewer video inspections for plumbing repair detection

  • Electronic line and leak detection for leak prevention and protection

For more information, download our rodding vs jetting pdf.

Sewer and drain jetting scours out your pipes

You may not have to replace a sewer drain pipe, even if it's cracked, missing, broken, or blocked by roots. Trenchless pipe-lining allows us to line the interior of your existing pipe with a long fabric tube that has been saturated with a self-hardening resin and is as strong as PVC.

 

Let us run the lining through your pipe and have it set for 2-4 hours. The resulting interior structure reduces the existing pipe diameter by only about 5%, so flow is not affected. The lining material is engineered for a 100-year lifespan and typically comes with a 50-year warranty on materials and labor.

 

Pipe-lining, also called cured-in-place piping (CIPP) is effective in a variety of uses.

  • Corroded cast iron or deteriorated clay pipes

  • Damaged sewer lateral relines with water infiltration or ex-filtration

  • Hurricane-damaged downspouts and cracked vertical internal gutters in high-rises

  • Rotted pipes beneath restaurants and factory floors

  • Root intrusion and damage in storm drains and other pipes

  • Golf course overflow drainage pipes

  • Cracked pipes and offset joints from normal settlement or sinkholes

Fast and effective trenchless pipe-lining

Trenchless pipe-lining costs much less than a traditional sewer pipe replacement project. No trenches are dug and no old pipes are removed, so your yard is not destroyed and a lot fewer contaminants go into the air around your home.

 

Relining a 4" cast iron pipe typically runs $125 per foot outdoors and around $140 per foot under structures like buildings, while traditional replacement costs can go up to around $250 per foot. Also, relining takes about a day to complete, whereas replacements can take days.

  • No workers inside your living space

  • No noisy jackhammers and dusty concrete saws

  • No risk of theft

  • No open sewer pipes allowing rats to move into your home

  • No need to disrupt your place of business

  • No need to replace landscaping or hardscaping

  • No joints or seams to separate over time and reduce your flow capacity

Pipe-lining reduces mess and costs

  • Drainage systems

  • Code violation corrections

  • Piping for both natural and LP gas

  • Tankless, on-demand water heaters

  • Drinking fountains and water coolers

  • Roof drains and floor drains

  • Pipe cleaning services

Cost-effective commercial plumbing work

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Learn about our flat rate pricing, download our pdf.