Plumbing Maintenance Tips & FAQ’s

Serving Greater West Central Florida

R.J. Kielty Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling is a family owned and operated, full-service plumbing and air conditioning contractor. Whether you’re a homeowner, homebuilder, or business, we have the experience needed to get your project completed on time and on budget, no matter how large or small.
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Plumbing Maintenance Tips & FAQ’s

Think you have Leak?

Check your water bill for spikes in the CGAL consumption. You can do this by checking your historical water consumption from month to month.

Clogged Drains?

Pour a half-cup of baking soda and vinegar down the problem drain. The fizzing means it’s working. Leave in for a few hours and rinse. Do not rinse fats or cooking oils down the drain. Liquid fats will solidify and cause drain clogs.

Toilet Acting Up?

DO NOT flush hard items, paper towels, diapers, feminine product or any other non tissue items down the toilets. For a clogged toilet use a plunger. If that doesn’t solve the problem then you may have a serious clog, so call a professional. To test to see if your toilet is leaking all you need is food dye. Add the food dye into the tank and then wait a few hours. Come back and check the toilet bowl, if it has streaks of dye stains in the bowl you have a leak.

Fixtures not Flowing?

Trying removing and cleaning your aerators, this should be done every 6 months. Inspect under sinks for leaks every month. Part of our Kielty Cares Plan Service Agreement. Check that overflows in vanities and tubs are clear of obstructions.

Keep your Garbage Disposal chopping.

Use cold water when running your garbage disposal. Add ice to clean blades. Do not put bones, plastic, cobs or any hard material in your disposal.

Add life to your Water Heater.

R.J. Kielty Plumbing doesn’t recommend working on water heaters unless you are a professional. Water Heaters involve gas and electricity and are not safe unless you are trained to work on them.. NEVER work on a water heater unless you turn off the electric breaker first. Once a year, have your water heater inspected by a service technician. We offer a Kielty Cares Plan Service Agreement that includes inspecting and cleaning your water heater.

Refrigerator Leaking?

Look for the small water line, (capillary line) that goes from the back of your fridge to wall. Look to see if the line is kinking, brittle or leaking. If it is don’t wait another second, this needs to be replaced.

Leaky Washing Machine?

Check your plastic water supply hoses and check for leaks or cracks. You should replace these supplies at least every five years.

From Residential to Commercial, We Do it All – Repairs, Maintenance & More

R.J. Kielty Plumbing, Heating and Cooling is committed to providing high-quality, efficient plumbing repair and HVAC service at affordable rates. Family owned and operated, we have contributed to many of the regions largest development projects. See what our satisfied customers have to say about us. R.J. Kielty has been awarded Best of the Suncoast Plumbing Contractor, best subcontractor of the year and many other honors. It’s nice to know our firm is held in such high regard. Unlike other local plumbing and HVAC firms, R.J. Kielty Plumbing, Heating and Cooling is a full service plumbing and HVAC company. With our staff of highly trained and experienced professionals, you are no longer required to call other contractors to complete your repairs and new construction projects. Serving the entire Greater West Central Florida area including the New Port RicheyOrlando and Tampa metropolitan areas, including Kissimmee, Palm Harbor, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Hudson, Brandon, New Port Richey and Spring Hill, (Pasco, Orange, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Hernando, Seminole, Manatee County and more) in both residential and commercial sectors, we look forward to serving all your plumbing and HVAC service needs!


R.J. Kielty’s employees have over 1,000 years of combined experience and average over 10 years of experience.

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Each technician will wear a pressed uniform and a badge.

Peace of Mind

Every one of our employees is drug tested, background checked, and sex offender.

Protect Your Home

Our employees wear foot protection, use floor protection, and clean up after themselves.


Our technicians have a well supplied truck with the right tools and parts to get the job done right every time – same day in most cases.

Kielty Cares Plan Membership

If you’re looking for a way to save money and keep your plumbing and/or air conditioning system up and running at optimum efficiency, joining our Kielty Care Plan is the way to go. R.J. Kielty Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling offers custom solutions for both your residence or business.