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The Sump Pump. Your basement’s unsung hero.

Posted on May 12, 2015 by Melbourne Plumber

For those with basements, ie Northern Central Florida and north, this article is for you. Every so often there is a whirring machine sound that comes on at random times, often in the middle of the night.  One of those things that you never gave much thought to because you rarely heard it and if and when you did, you quickly forgot about it.  On some days it is raining, sometimes there is not a cloud in sight.  When was the last time you heard it? Maybe you last remember it was months ago while you were watching a movie, ...

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Water Conservation Basics

Posted on May 12, 2015 by Melbourne Plumber

Californians are experiencing one of the most drastic droughts in history.  California receives about half of its precipitation in the months of December, January and February, with much of that precipitation falling as snow in the Sierra Nevada Range. In 2014-15, snowfall was far below normal levels. Four years into record-breaking conditions, Governor Jerry Brown declared a drought State of Emergency on January 17, 2014 and imposed strict conservation measures statewide and convening an Interagency Drought Task Force.  With water reservoirs at an all-time low, California Water Resources Control Board is considering a $500 per day fine for residents who ...

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