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Month: September 2014

Your Home Plumbing System

Posted on September 24, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

One of the most frequently used but least understood systems in a home is the plumbing system. While it’s easy to learn about and understand, knowing about it can also save you money in the long run. Piping in a home consists of many pipes which are necessary to supply, distribute, or drain water to or from various fixtures and appliances in the home. When they are working properly, it saves money. Issues such as leaky faucets or old, inefficient water heaters can cause a higher water bill, while a higher electricity bill from heating the water too frequently can ...

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Slow Running Drain? Call an Expert!

Posted on September 22, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

Over time, dirt, grim and hair can begin to clog sink and shower drains. This results in water draining slowly and even backing up into the sink or tub. While some over the counter products can help to alleviate the dirt and grime, if there is hair clogged in the pipes it can be very difficult to get rid of, especially when it’s farther down the drain than most drain sticks can reach. Calling a plumber when this happens means you’ll have the drain running as good as new in no time. A licensed plumber has all the right tools ...

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Finding the Right Plumber for Your Job

Posted on September 19, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

Although it’s unfortunate, many people don’t think about choosing a good plumber until they have an emergency. Then, when something happens, they end up calling the first or largest name they see in the phone book or online. However, if you want to get the job done right and on budget, it’s important to choose a plumber who has years of service and has taken care of a wide range of jobs. Master plumbers are just the kind of plumber any residence or business needs. Not only are they licensed, but they can install plumbing lines and systems for small ...

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The Benefits of a Bathroom Remodel

Posted on September 16, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

Whether you’ve been living in an outdated home or are considering selling your home, updating the bathroom can prove to be one of the best financial decisions you can make. If you’re staying put, you can more efficiently design the space, increasing the room or just making it work better for your needs. Updating a bathroom also greatly increases the value of your home, so when you go to sell it, you can get top dollar. People looking for a new home are typically most concerned about the kitchen and bathrooms. Doing a complete kitchen remodel is very expensive, so ...

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Regular Maintenance on Your Water Heater Can Save You Money

Posted on September 15, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

The water heater in your home likely works harder than any other appliance you own, but with all that hard work comes some serious energy consumption. In order to have your water heater running smoothly and cost effectively, there are several things you can do to help: Consider the Age of Your Water Heater The general lifespan of a water heater is between eight and 12 years, depending on several factors, such as the design, the capacity, if it was properly installed and how often it receives regular maintenance. If you have an older unit, it may be pulling more ...

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Reasons Your Drain May be Blocked

Posted on September 10, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

There are really four main reasons you might have a clogged or blocked drain, and any of these can result in needing to call a professional plumber. Licensed master plumbers can handle any of these types of blocked drains, and can guide homeowners in the right thing to do to get them fixed properly. Let’s take a look at the reasons your drain might be blocked: (more…)

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Business Break Rooms

Posted on September 9, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

Most offices and businesses have break rooms for their employees to relax or eat lunch in while on break. While this makes sense for everyone, the bad thing is that many employees don’t treat the sink at work the way they do their own at home. People are more likely to throw excess food down the garbage disposal at work, not worrying about whether or not it’s good for the sink, the pipes, or the disposal. When you have multiple people doing this, there’s likely to be a point in time where the disposal can’t keep up and the sink ...

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Stubborn Kitchen Clogs

Posted on September 7, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

Stubborn kitchen clogs can happen due to a variety of reasons. One of the most troublesome is when grease or liquid fat goes down the drain. When grease or fat is hot, it is a liquid and it makes sense to think it would go down the drain just like water does. However, grease and fat start to solidify as they cool, and when they travel down pipes which are cool, they start to slowly stick to the inside of the pipes. This is even more evident with iron pipes. (more…)

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