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Month: December 2014

Why You Should Hire a Licensed Plumber

Posted on December 29, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

Does your bathroom need to be remodeled? Are you having problems with leaky pipes? Then you need a licensed plumbing contractor ASAP. However, you shouldn’t hire just anyone, and especially not a so-called “handyman”. Instead, follow these guidelines when hiring a contractor: * If a contractor randomly stops by your house offering up his services and requires a down payment, tell him politely you’re not interested. * Verify the contractor is licensed. You simply can’t trust an unlicensed contractor. You can verify a contractor’s license at www.myfloridalicense.com. * Ask your contractor for references to verify his credentials. * Pay, in ...

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Unblock Your Drains

Posted on December 26, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

Blocked drains can be one of the most common reasons you would need to call a plumber to your home. In order to keep things running smoothly and avoid a call to your local plumber, you’ll want to know where to look for problems and how to prevent them from happening to begin with. In the Bathroom Clogged drains in the bathroom happen due to excess hair in either the sink or shower. Brushing your hair near the sink can cause some of the hair to fall out and it can make its way down the drain. In the shower, ...

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Water Heater Maintenance

Posted on December 24, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

Plumbing is one of those modern day marvels that we’ve all gotten accustomed to. When it works, it works beautifully giving us hot water for showers, water on demand for washing clothes, and even water to take away human waste. But when something goes wrong, it can seem to turn our world upside down until we get it fixed. Take for example the shower. Most people shower daily and can’t imagine going a day without one. But how fun is it to take a shower with cold water? Not too many people would rank it very high. The best way ...

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Hire the Right Plumber the First Time

Posted on December 23, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

If you’re new to Melbourne, Florida or haven’t needed a plumber for a long time, you want to make sure you’re hiring the right plumber for your needs. When it comes to plumbing, you want someone who is skilled at their work and has a vast knowledge of different types of systems and appliances. Although it takes long hours of work and schooling to become a plumber, it takes even more knowledge and experience to become a Master Plumber. A Master Plumber has extensive knowledge and is able to act as an apprentice for others who want to learn from ...

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What Your Leaky Faucet Really Costs

Posted on December 18, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

Leaky faucets are not only annoying, but they can cost you a lot of money over time. Even the smallest of leaks can really add up. Take for instance a faucet that leaks once a minute, that adds up to 1,440 drips a day. It may not sound like much, but over just one year it adds up to a whopping 34 gallons. Take a minute to think about that and visualize 34 gallons in front of you. Pretty amazing. Two leaky faucets which might drip 10 times each minute would mean you were losing more than a gallon a ...

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Plumbing Problems During a Hurricane

Posted on December 17, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

Part of living the good life in sunny, beautiful Melbourne, Florida means having to deal with hurricane season. Although the rest of the time makes it worth living here, hurricanes can cause great damage not only to structures and people, but to plumbing systems as well. Hurricanes can uproot trees and down power lines, not to mention lead to flooding which can cause expensive damage to your home. For anyone living where hurricanes are possible, there are things you can do to help in case the hurricane travels down your path. To start, since flooding is likely to happen, it’s ...

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What it Takes to be a Certified Plumber

Posted on December 11, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

For anyone interested in becoming a certified plumber, it can take some time and effort, but the rewarding career can be worth it. Plumbing is one of those trades that can’t easily be replaced, so the growth of jobs is steady and there will always be a need for plumbers. Unlike most college degrees, people wanting to work in the plumbing field learn the trade while actually working on the job, in addition to course work. This gives a great hands on feel and a real understanding of everything it takes to be a plumber. Before becoming a certified plumber, ...

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Modern Tools of Plumbing

Posted on December 9, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

For centuries people have been trying to improve plumbing and the ability to get water to the home and take waste away from it. There were some significant advances made in the 1800s and 1900s, but along with a more sophisticated plumbing system, tools to help work on these systems were needed. The tools became more advanced to what plumbers use today. These tools now are so powerful and precise, they make a plumber’s job much easier. Although plumbers use typical tools you’d find in a toolbox, such as a wrench or pliers, there are some specific tools that help ...

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The Original Masters of Plumbing

Posted on December 1, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

Throughout the ages civilizations have tried to find ways to deal with plumbing issues - everything from cleaning themselves, to getting fresh drinking water, to dealing with human waste. Although some societies did better than others, there were just a few men who really contributed to modern plumbing as we now know it. These inventors and innovators have changed how we do things today and each in their own way made life a little bit easier for the rest of us. Here are a few of them along with their contributions: (more…)

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