Frequently Asked Questions

Our Treasure Coast experts can answer all your plumbing-related questions—give us a call for more information!

At Allore’s Plumbing Services LLC, we put our customers above all else and will go the extra mile to meet your needs and exceed your expectations. That includes answering all your plumbing questions and offering expert advice. Here are some of the most common questions our customers here in Stuart, FL, ask.

Several factors can cause your water supply to run out faster than usual. If the change was gradual, you most likely have a sediment buildup in your water heater tank. But if you noticed a sudden change, the typical culprits are either:
  • A bad heating element
  • A broken dip tube
  • Sediment buildup
Whatever the case, calling us for an inspection is the best way to determine the best way forward.

Because your drains are a crucial part of your plumbing system, you want to keep them clear and free-flowing. Unfortunately, drains typically clog from regular usage, so the best way to avoid clogs is to adopt a preventative approach. That said, you want to schedule a drain cleaning appointment before there's a problem. And since you can’t always predict when your drains will clog suddenly, the next best time is when you first notice a problem. Ultimately, how often you need to have your drains cleaned depends on your usage.

The short answer is—it depends. To help you decide how many water heaters you need, it’s best to seek professional advice and consider factors such as the peak demand, size of your home, and supply distance. A single tankless water heater that supplies about 3 gallons per minute (GPM) of hot water may not be sufficient if you’re used to a standard unit that delivers 8-9 GPM. Similarly, if you have appliances or appliances located some distance apart, installing two or more on-demand water heaters can help you avoid prolonged delivery times and unnecessary energy losses.

While some water heaters have built-in freeze protection, you still risk having your water heater freeze if you don’t take the necessary precautions—even here in Florida. Here are a few tips for keeping your water heater from freezing:
  • If you’re going on an extended vacation or have a power outage, drain the water from your unit.
  • Insulate your water heater and pipes.
  • Keep your unit running.
  • Consider a recirculation system.
  • Have the unit installed away from the cold.

Plastic (PVC and ABS) is the material of choice for builders, drainage experts, and homeowners because of its ease of use and affordability. It’s malleable and lightweight, making it the easiest to install, and has good strength that makes it durable. Smooth interiors allow waste to move quickly, and the smooth exteriors help resist root damage. While all materials have pros and cons, plastic piping stands out as the best material for sewer lines.

If you’re having plumbing issues, read through these plumbing FAQs for answers from our team of experts. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, call us today at 772-288-0998 for more information. We’re proud to serve Stuart, FL, and the surrounding areas in Martin County.