Do I Need to Winterize my Septic System?

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Do I Need to Winterize my Septic System?

Posted on December 21, 2015 by Melbourne Plumber

This article is not very applicable to this area of Florida. But north of here and in 90% of the United States folks have to worry about the effects of freezing weather on their plumbing. Unlike city sewage systems that are maintained by the local municipality, a septic tank and system is the responsibility of the homeowner.  There is year round regular maintenance involved with owning a private sanitary system and that includes a few extra preparations for the winter.  (more…)

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Everything You Need to Know about Drain Flanges

Posted on December 7, 2015 by Melbourne Plumber

Drain flanges are like quiet little supporting actors in the daily functioning of your home or business’ main water system fixtures.  They play an integral role in preventing leaks around drains because a flange is just a flat rim that acts as a strengthener or seal in between the drain and the fixture.  Let’s take a further look at some of the drain flanges in your home. The Sink Drain Flange If you go look in your kitchen sink you will notice that around your drain basket is a seam.  That seam means you can remove the drain basket that ...

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