Author Archives: Melbourne Plumber

Think Twice About Liquid Chemical Drain Cleaners

The liquid chemical drain cleaner has been around for some time. We have all seen the commercials. Pour in the liquid or the gel and the clog goes away in minutes. This may be true some of the time but … Continue reading

Keeping Your Dishwasher from Clogging

The modern dishwasher is a luxury for sure. Anyone who has had an electric dishwasher then moved to a home without one knows what a luxury they can be. But dishwashers can have their bad times too. They are not … Continue reading

Summertime Plumbing Tips

The almost perfect spring temperature will soon give way to excessive heat. Here in Central Florida it is not uncommon to have 95 degrees heat with 75-100% humidity. It is basically a human blast furnace. Kids will be out of … Continue reading

Sewage Coming Up Through Bathtub

This is a conundrum that is never anticipated, nor much thought about, until it actually happens to you. One day, while using your restroom, you may catch a whiff of sewage and think nothing of it. But then some time … Continue reading

Garbage Disposal Problems

A garbage disposal is a handy tool in the kitchen. As the name implies, this device helps you dispose of bits of matter in the kitchen that may be considered garbage. Of course, it has its limitations. Only degradable materials … Continue reading

Variety of Faucet Types for Your Bathroom and Kitchen

A faucet was originally the name given to the apparatus that you stuck into a cask or barrel that allowed the liquid inside to flow. As you can imagine, this was particularly popular with beer casks in old England. Now … Continue reading

Disposable Wipes Increase Chances of Drain Clogs

It may surprise you that disposable wet wipes have been on the market since the 1970’s. The product was much more expensive to make in those days which drove up the retail price as well. For that reason, many stores … Continue reading

Plumbing Tips for the Laundry Room

Laundry rooms use just as much plumbing as other rooms in the house, yet people tend not to think about it that way. You have both hot and cold water inputs and a main drainage line. Often times, when a … Continue reading

What is that Banging Noise When I Use My Faucet?

If you have ever turned on a faucet in your house and you get a thumping noise or a noise that almost sounds like a jackhammer is in the other room, you have what is called “water hammer”. The problem … Continue reading

Hard Water, What is it? And do I have it?

Hard water is a topic that many people know little about. We often get asked about what hard water is. And people want to know how it can hurt them. The natural follow-up question is how they can fix it. … Continue reading