Plumbing Problems During a Hurricane


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Plumbing Problems During a Hurricane

Posted on December 17, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

Part of living the good life in sunny, beautiful Melbourne, Florida means having to deal with hurricane season. Although the rest of the time makes it worth living here, hurricanes can cause great damage not only to structures and people, but to plumbing systems as well. Hurricanes can uproot trees and down power lines, not to mention lead to flooding which can cause expensive damage to your home. For anyone living where hurricanes are possible, there are things you can do to help in case the hurricane travels down your path. To start, since flooding is likely to happen, it’s ...

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What it Takes to be a Certified Plumber

Posted on December 11, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

For anyone interested in becoming a certified plumber, it can take some time and effort, but the rewarding career can be worth it. Plumbing is one of those trades that can’t easily be replaced, so the growth of jobs is steady and there will always be a need for plumbers. Unlike most college degrees, people wanting to work in the plumbing field learn the trade while actually working on the job, in addition to course work. This gives a great hands on feel and a real understanding of everything it takes to be a plumber. Before becoming a certified plumber, ...

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Modern Tools of Plumbing

Posted on December 9, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

For centuries people have been trying to improve plumbing and the ability to get water to the home and take waste away from it. There were some significant advances made in the 1800s and 1900s, but along with a more sophisticated plumbing system, tools to help work on these systems were needed. The tools became more advanced to what plumbers use today. These tools now are so powerful and precise, they make a plumber’s job much easier. Although plumbers use typical tools you’d find in a toolbox, such as a wrench or pliers, there are some specific tools that help ...

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The Original Masters of Plumbing

Posted on December 1, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

Throughout the ages civilizations have tried to find ways to deal with plumbing issues - everything from cleaning themselves, to getting fresh drinking water, to dealing with human waste. Although some societies did better than others, there were just a few men who really contributed to modern plumbing as we now know it. These inventors and innovators have changed how we do things today and each in their own way made life a little bit easier for the rest of us. Here are a few of them along with their contributions: (more…)

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Plumbing Changes throughout the Years

Posted on November 29, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

For centuries, people have been trying different ways to make life a little easier. Although large pottery jars meant to store water were found dating all the way back to 6000 BC in Mesopotamia, it wouldn’t be until 2700 BC that water pipes would be used in the Indus Valley. These pipes were made from finely chopped straw and clay. 1200 years later, in 1500 BC, people living in Crete were able to develop sewage disposal systems which included a crude flushing toilet. Although this seems pretty amazing for that time period, it would be another 1,000 years before actual ...

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Do You Need a Water Filtration System?

Posted on October 27, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

Water can have a funny taste, color, or odor as a result of many different problems. It can be caused by old, rusting pipes, or from the water supply itself. If you’re tired of low quality water, it may be time to think about having a water filtration system installed. There is a wide range of whole, in home systems available to you. They can get rid of minerals, harmful chemicals, and even other contaminants in the water supply. So whether you’ve got problems due to the city water supply or because the water is picking something up in the ...

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When to Call for Leak Detection

Posted on October 22, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

When leaks happen under a sink in the kitchen or bathroom, you’re bound to see it sooner or later. However, since the plumbing system in your home is complex and includes a network of drains and pipes throughout the house, you might not notice all leaks right away. Any pipe in the plumbing system can start to leak and the water lost might be found in the walls, on the floor or ceiling, or even in your yard. You can sometimes guess there’s a leak when you start to smell mold or mildew. But when is the right time to ...

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When Your Pipes Rattle

Posted on October 20, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

Although it generally happens in older homes, even new homes can experience what’s called ‘water hammer.’ This is the noise inside of pipes which is made at points in your plumbing system where water stops abruptly or the water flow changes the direction it’s taking. It can sound like an annoying hammer which seems to start and stop throughout the day and night, although it typically occurs after things such as the washer or dishwasher finishing a cycle. The rattling sound can usually be minimized by doing one of two things. First, you can try to wrap the pipe with ...

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