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You Come Back Home and Your House is Flooded

Posted on October 30, 2019 by Melbourne Plumber

The only reason we are writing an article on this topic is because it happens. More often than you may think. Here is what to do if this ever happens to you. You and your significant other go out for dinner and a movie. When you come back home there is an inch or two of water covering the entire floor. Ughh. Step 1: Don't Panic. Step 2: Find the source of the problem. Yes this mean walking through your water covered floors. Its a tough job but somebody's got to do it. Step 3: After you have identified what ...

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Reasons My Floor Drain is Backing Up

Posted on September 16, 2019 by Melbourne Plumber

A floor drain backing up can be very frustrating and annoying. They can be baffling too. People will run all types of drain cleaners and potions through their floor drain trying to get it to work properly. But it may not be the drain itself that isn't functioning properly. It may be your plumbing system. The floor drain is the lowest drain in the home so this will be the first place waste water will go if there is a problem with it exiting the premises. In other words, a clog elsewhere may be causing the floor drain to back-up. ...

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Tips to Reduce Allergens and Mold in Your Home

Posted on August 14, 2019 by Melbourne Plumber

Plumbing directly involves the bringing in of freshwater to a home and the removal of wastewater. Many times we run into areas around leaking plumbing that has mold. Mold is a leading cause for allergies. With this in mind we decided to write this article on tips that will help prevent mold and other allergens from being present inside your home. (more…)

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Think Twice About Liquid Chemical Drain Cleaners

Posted on May 14, 2019 by Melbourne Plumber

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 what exactly is going on when you use these products? Firstly, we cannot overstate how dangerous these chemicals are to have around the house, especially when you have kids or pets. They are highly corrosive and will kill skin on contact. With that said, what else are they harming? (more…)

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Sewage Coming Up Through Bathtub

Posted on March 29, 2019 by Melbourne Plumber

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 goes by and the next thing you know you have sewage liquids showing up in your bathtub. A sewage backup caused by a block is not the end of the world but it is not a pleasant experience by any means. Don't panic. Here are some steps of what you need to do: (more…)

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Garbage Disposal Problems

Posted on March 22, 2019 by Melbourne Plumber

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 should be put into your disposal. Materials other than food may cause you major problems, if not now, then down the road. There are a number of things that can go wrong with your disposal. Here is a list of symptoms and the possible cause for your garbage disposal: (more…)

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Disposable Wipes Increase Chances of Drain Clogs

Posted on February 28, 2019 by Melbourne Plumber

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 didn't carry them. Over time the costs associated with producing the disposable wipe came down and by the 1990's you started the see them popping up in stores. Flash forward to the 2000's and you can find disposable wipes in almost any store. They have become quite the staple for many people who enjoy that "extra clean" feeling. Parents love ...

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Most Commons Plumbing Issues Associated with Summer

Posted on June 15, 2018 by Melbourne Plumber

Summer is definitely upon us. The nights are warm and the days are hot. Daylight has been more and more abundant. In fact, we are only a week away from the longest day of the year, the summer solstice. That got me thinking: what are the most common plumbing problems this time of year? So, I put together a list below: Washing machine problems - The washing machine is used very frequently in the summer time. Kids make their clothes dirty all day and the laundry piles up. More use of the machine means more drain build up. Plumbers get ...

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Substances That Cause Household Drain Clogs

Posted on May 14, 2018 by Melbourne Plumber

You probably have suffered from clogged drains before and were able to resolve it either using a commercial drain cleaner or by calling a professional plumber. We all know that drains get clogged, but what are they clogged with? Here is a list of the six most common reasons for the clog: Hair - Human hair is designed to protect us from sun and weather. But it is also designed to replace itself in a cycle over time. This means that your hair is constantly falling out. Most of the time this occurs in your shower and when you wash ...

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Smelly Drain? Here are Some Tips

Posted on May 1, 2018 by Melbourne Plumber

Summer time is upon us in Melbourne Florida. It's hot every day now and as a result, some sewer gases may creep back through the pipes into your house. If you have a smell that is emanating from your drain that seems to be sewer gas, you will want to call a professional plumber. But, if you think the smell just may be old food particles, then you may want to try a few of these home remedies. Baking Soda, Vinegar and Hot Water - Dump a handful of baking soda into your drain. Let it sit for a bit ...

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