Reasons Your Drain May be Blocked

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Reasons Your Drain May be Blocked

Posted on September 10, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

There are really four main reasons you might have a clogged or blocked drain, and any of these can result in needing to call a professional plumber. Licensed master plumbers can handle any of these types of blocked drains, and can guide homeowners in the right thing to do to get them fixed properly. Let’s take a look at the reasons your drain might be blocked: (more…)

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A Small Drip Can Cause a Major Problem

Posted on August 22, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

When you feel like you’re not getting the pressure from your pipes like you should, it may be because you have a leak somewhere in one of your pipes. You may even notice your water bill going up, although you aren’t using any more water than normal. While leaks are a problem, the bigger issue is the damage that may be occurring where you can’t see it. Oftentimes leaks will happen, but the water runs down the pipe for a while before it gets to a place where it drips and begins the real damage. (more…)

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Knowing When You Need Sewer Jetting

Posted on August 19, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

Water is used to clean things more than anything else. When you put pressure behind water, it makes it even more valuable to use. High pressure water can be used by plumbers to clean the insides of pipes and to help get the water flowing again as it should. Jetting hoses come in a variety of sizes to accommodate different diameters of piping throughout a home or office, so depending on where the clog is will depend on the size of hose needed. The hoses connect to a pump which directs the water from a source to the hose. Depending ...

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Service Repairs and Installations by Licensed Plumbers

Posted on August 11, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

If you’re living in Melbourne, Florida and are having any kind of plumbing problems, give a local master plumber a call. Plumbers do service repairs and installation on many things and can help when you need them most. They can handle a variety of things such as: Plumbing Emergencies – Whether it’s a clogged toilet or shower that won’t drain, a master plumber can easily take care of any problem like this. Bathroom Remodels – If you want new fixtures or an entirely remodeled bathroom, a licensed plumber can help. They can install new showers, new water faucets, or repipe ...

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When is it Time for a New Garbage Disposal?

Posted on August 5, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

Most plumbers would tell you that the average life span for any garbage disposal is about eight to 12 years. This, of course, depends on the make, model, and horse power (HP) of the unit you have. It can also depend greatly on how often you use it and for what. If you just use it occasionally and for light food items it will generally last longer. If you use it daily and try to grind up thick items like old chicken bones or orange peels, chances are you’ll either get a clogged disposal or you’ll likely be needing a ...

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Find Out What’s Really in Your Pipes

Posted on August 3, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

As any homeowner knows, issues arise that need to be taken care of. This is especially true with plumbing, because rarely do people think about it unless there is a problem. Like many things, out of sight means out of mind. That’s not necessarily bad, but when you suspect something isn’t right with the pipes in your house, it’s best to be proactive and call a plumber. Plumbers can do camera inspection to determine what may be going on with your plumbing system. Maybe you’re having a problem with low pressure or maybe your drains are draining very slowly - ...

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How Much Horse Power do You Need?

Posted on July 28, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

Whether you own a home, business, or small restaurant in Melbourne, Florida you probably have a sink or two which has a garbage disposal. Some people consider garbage disposals an integral part of any kitchen, and it pays to take good care of them to get them to last as long as possible. When you follow manufacturer’s guidelines for maintenance and cleaning, an average unit will last for about 10-12 years. This, of course, can depend on the amount of use it gets over time and the quality of the brand you choose. Garbage disposals come in a variety of ...

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Cleaning Drains and Drain Clogs

Posted on July 3, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

There are numerous products on the market to help clean drains. At any home improvement store you can find liquid drain cleaner, plungers, and plumber’s snakes. All of these items can help to clear clogged drains, when the clog is something that is manageable. It’s important to remember that when you’re attempting to unclog a pipe to not put too much pressure on it, as they can only withstand so much prodding and pressure. If you accidentally break a pipe while trying to unclog it, drain cleaning is going to be the last thing you need to worry about. You’ll ...

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