The Top 7 Most Common Plumbing Problems

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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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What to Look for in a Plumbing Contractor

Posted on April 6, 2015 by Melbourne Plumber

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 the money. Some will take your money and provide poor service. Not sure what to look for in a plumber? Look for the following characteristics and we guarantee you’ve found yourself a reliable plumber: Licensed and insured It’s very important for your plumber to be licensed and insured. Insurance eliminates risk. Should your plumber make a mistake and have an ...

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Why You Should Hire a Licensed Plumber

Posted on December 29, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

Does your bathroom need to be remodeled? Are you having problems with leaky pipes? Then you need a licensed plumbing contractor ASAP. However, you shouldn’t hire just anyone, and especially not a so-called “handyman”. Instead, follow these guidelines when hiring a contractor: * If a contractor randomly stops by your house offering up his services and requires a down payment, tell him politely you’re not interested. * Verify the contractor is licensed. You simply can’t trust an unlicensed contractor. You can verify a contractor’s license at www.myfloridalicense.com. * Ask your contractor for references to verify his credentials. * Pay, in ...

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Unblock Your Drains

Posted on December 26, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

Blocked drains can be one of the most common reasons you would need to call a plumber to your home. In order to keep things running smoothly and avoid a call to your local plumber, you’ll want to know where to look for problems and how to prevent them from happening to begin with. In the Bathroom Clogged drains in the bathroom happen due to excess hair in either the sink or shower. Brushing your hair near the sink can cause some of the hair to fall out and it can make its way down the drain. In the shower, ...

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