Side Sewer Issues – What to Expect

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Side Sewer Issues – What to Expect

Posted on January 4, 2022 by Melbourne Plumber

The side sewer carries wastewater from sinks, toilets and other drains to the public sewer.  If you own your house or business then you also own your side sewer and are responsible for its maintenance and repair. Being familiar with the side sewer can help you understand what is happening should it ever need repair. Most Frequent Issues There are a variety of problems which can arise with the side sewer. They can develop cracks or leaks which can cause a lot of problem in the long run. They are constructed by several pipe joints which may not match up ...

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Signs that Your Sewer Line May Need Repair

Posted on November 5, 2021 by Melbourne Plumber

No homeowner wants to deal with major catastrophic damage in or around their home. This is because it can get pretty expensive and all the work being done can really affect your daily life. Before an issue gets to be catastrophic, it can be nipped in the bud as they say. Today we are discussing sewer lines. These exit pipes from your home go fully unnoticed when functioning properly. But when they fail to perform, the results are noticeable right away. Usually a sewer line will be totally collapsed or failing in other ways before people address the problem. It ...

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Do You Need a New Main Water Line?

Posted on October 6, 2021 by Melbourne Plumber

In this article we will cover what the main water line is and what it does. We will also go over information to help you determine if it is time for a new one. Main Water Line The main water line is the pipe which connects your house to the city main water line. This is the source of all your household water. The city is responsible for the city main line and part or some of the line leaving the city main pointing to your property in many cases. You are responsible for any part of the line which ...

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The Top 7 Most Common Plumbing Problems

Posted on October 30, 2020 by Melbourne Plumber

Being in this business for several decades, we have pretty much seen it all. Some of the problems people face with their household or residential plumbing is very common and we see it all the time. Other, more rare occurrences, do happen. But we are saving that topic for another blog. Today we want to list and discuss the most common calls we receive. As you can imagine, they have to do with plumbing wear and tear. Dripping Faucets - The dripping faucet has been a problem to most everyone who has ever lived on Earth. It starts as just ...

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Pros and Cons Between Septic and Sewer?

Posted on April 30, 2020 by Melbourne Plumber

The two types of systems make up the overwhelming majority of methods to remove wastewater from the home. Fundamentally they work the same but a closer look reveals the differences between the two systems. Many people have lived in homes with both types of systems and they have their own preferences. There is no clear cut winner in the debate. (more…)

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Essential Plumbing Tools

Posted on August 21, 2017 by Melbourne Plumber

You don’t have to be a professional plumber to handle many of the plumbing needs in your Melbourne, Florida home.  But in order to do any type of plumbing job, you need to have the right tools.  Here are a few essential plumbing tools that you should have on hand, even if you’ve never had to unclog a toilet before. Plunger Clogs happen, whether you want to admit it or not.  And when they do, you want to be prepared.  There are two types of plunger you should have on hand.  A flange plunger is recommended for use in toilets.  ...

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Keeping Your Septic Tank Working Requires Some Maintenance

Posted on May 15, 2017 by Melbourne Plumber

When your home has a septic tank, it means that your sewage goes out to the tank and is held until the tank is pumped out. However, the sewage gets broken down while it sits in the tank, allowing some of the extra water to drain off in the drain field, and allowing the solids to settle in the bottom of the tank. If you want your septic tank to last as long as possible, there are a few maintenance things that you can do. Here are some suggestions. Use Water Efficient Appliances Using less water allows your septic tank ...

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Three Plumbing Repairs You Never Should Attempt on Your Own

Posted on April 20, 2017 by Melbourne Plumber

There are some plumbing repairs that only take a few minutes and a cheap part to fix. They are totally safe to try on your own, because the worst-case scenario at that point is you don’t correct the drip from the faucet or the toilet flushes using too much water. However, there are other plumbing repairs that you should never attempt to do on your own. For these repairs, you should make sure you call in an experienced and certified Melbourne plumbing company to do the job. Sewage Pipe Clogs Aside from being incredibly difficult to reach, if possible at ...

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Is Annual Maintenance from a Florida Plumber Worth the Cost?

Posted on September 5, 2016 by Melbourne Plumber

If you have a plumber that you deal with regularly, you may have been offered an annual maintenance deal that you at least considered paying for. Whether or not you are paying for such a service currently, it’s important to take the time to learn whether such a service makes sense for your home, and if you should really have one in place to protect your house and all the plumbing that runs through it. So is hiring a Florida plumber on an annual maintenance contract worth the cost? Inspect Your Home It’s amazing how many areas of your home ...

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Basic Maintenance You Can Handle Without a Florida Plumber

Posted on August 29, 2016 by Melbourne Plumber

Every plumbing system must be maintained regularly in order for it to function properly. If you aren’t doing this maintenance yourself, you’ll need to hire someone else to do it for you, or deal with repair costs when your systems finally fail. Below are the most common tasks that you can complete yourself, and they are very easy to do. Clean Calcium Buildups One of the most common reasons that faucets and other fixtures start to slow down over time is because of calcium buildups. As you run water through these fixtures the minerals from that solution begin to clog ...

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