Author Archives: Jake

Tips on Designing an Elegant 21st Century Bathroom

One of the easiest ways to add equity to your home is by remodeling your bathrooms into a contemporary personal paradise with a luxury spa type of feel.  Research has shown that most home purchase decisions are decided by the … Continue reading

Plumbing problems in older homes

If you are like me, you love the character of an older home.  There are so many architectural details that make the home interesting, much more so than a home with just straight walls and no details.  And you have … Continue reading

Shower water temperature

We’ve all been there.  You step into the shower expecting a nice hot stream of water to wash in and it’s lukewarm or even cold.  Or maybe you’ve stepped into the shower and the water got hotter and hotter and … Continue reading

Gas leaks and the weather

There was a time when electric and oil were the most popular means to heat a home.  Electric stoves were thought to be a modern marvel.  As time has marched on, natural gas has become a more efficient way to … Continue reading

Leaking pipes

The warm weather in Florida attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.  Warm weather is the reason many people retire to Florida.  But warm weather can also bring plumbing headaches; yes, plumbing problems.  We may love to live and … Continue reading

Plumbing Problems after Rainstorms

A surge in the amount of rain you get around your home can cause significant damage to your home and plumbing system.  There’s nothing worse than gray water backing up your toilets and showers after a flooding episode in your … Continue reading

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes

Even though it is summer and we are located in central Florida, we’d like to present this article about frozen pipes. We aim to make this blog a resource to folks all over the country, not just here in Melbourne. … Continue reading

The Sump Pump. Your basement’s unsung hero.

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 … Continue reading

Water Conservation Basics

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 … Continue reading

What to Look for in a Plumbing Contractor

There are many plumbers here in Florida. All you have to do to find a random plumber is to pick up the Yellow Pages and make a phone call. However, there are many plumbers out there that just aren’t worth … Continue reading