Protecting Your Homes Exterior Plumbing

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Month: January 2016

Protecting Your Homes Exterior Plumbing

Posted on January 23, 2016 by Melbourne Plumber

Freezing temperatures are already affecting parts of the nation.  It is okay if you haven’t given any thought to protecting your plumbing around the exterior of your home yet.  It only takes a day or two and a small budget to ensure you are ready for winter. Garden Hoses The first item of your attention should be to properly store your garden hoses.  They need to be detached from the exterior faucets.  The excess water needs to be drained before you store them or you could potentially have a cracked and leaky hose come spring time.  The best place to ...

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Does My Toilet Need to Be Replaced Soon?

Posted on January 2, 2016 by Melbourne Plumber

Toilets are fairly simple contraptions.  They have improved over the last few hundred years since the first toilet was invented by Sir John Harrington at the end of the 16th Century.  The first flush required over 7 gallons of water and the bowl was 2 feet deep.  Thomas Crapper, the man responsible for the sardonic term for the toilet, improved and patented the design.  Today, toilets have a good reputation for never going bad. Water Efficiency Concerns  Over the years, toilets have become more water efficient.  Today’s newest models only use 1.6 gallons each flush.  This is according to federal ...

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