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Water Heater Frequently Asked Questions

Posted on July 14, 2021 by Melbourne Plumber

The water heater is an invaluable device to have in the 21st century home. Once considered a luxury, having instant access to hot water is now considered a necessity. Can you imagine all the complaints a hotel would receive if their water heater went out for just 24 hours? In this article we would like to go over some of the most common questions concerning water heaters and then answer them as well. Q. What is the best temperate to keep my hot water heater? A. The temperature to keep your water heater is 120 degrees. This is the temperature ...

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Typical Life Expectancy of Your Indoor Plumbing

Posted on June 3, 2021 by Melbourne Plumber

It can be argued that plumbing does the most important work in your home. It not only brings in fresh water for drinking, bathing and brushing your teeth, it also, removes the smelly waste which could be harmful to you. Knowing the life expectancy of your plumbing can help you be prepared for when it starts breaking. Or, better yet, to now when to pre-emptively strike and have it replaced before there is a busted pipe or major leak. Pipes To know the longevity of the pipes you have in your home, it is necessary to know exactly what kind ...

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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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How to Handle a Water Heater Leak

Posted on July 30, 2020 by Melbourne Plumber

Any type of water leak should be addressed right away. When water leaks onto floors many things can occur as a result. Long term water exposure can damage flooring and other items which the water is in contact with. Also, mold spores can begin to form right away. Mold can be toxic and cause serious long-term health issues. If you notice water leaking from your water heater, you should take the following steps: Torn Off Power Source - Making sure there is no electricity running to the water heater is the first step in dealing with a water heater issue. ...

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Signs it May be Time to Repipe Your Florida Home

Posted on December 19, 2019 by Melbourne Plumber

The dreaded repipe. Many home-owners are aware of the process. Your home's piping is old and decaying and it is time to replace it. Sounds like an enormous project, one in which there will be workers walking through your house all day and plastic covers are draped from wall to wall. It really isn't that bad. The fact is that you can get a nice repipe for a very affordable price. You don't have to rip out your existing plumbing system. Many times the plumber can go through the attic and create a work around. (more…)

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Why are There Black Specks in my Water?

Posted on November 18, 2019 by Melbourne Plumber

If you are seeing black specks in your water then something is most definitely wrong. In this article we will explain what those specks probably are and how to get rid of them for good. The most likely cause of black specs in your water are one of these four culprits: Pipe corrosion - Old corroded pipes will start to degrade and tiny pieces of the pipe will wash away in the water. Corroded Water Heater - If the black specks only seem to appear when you are using hot water, this may be due to an old corroded water ...

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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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Do You Need a Water Heater Tune Up?

Posted on June 12, 2019 by Melbourne Plumber

Haven't heard of this before? Don't feel ashamed, many people do not know that you could tune up your water heater. But this maintenance can save you money and time down the road. So, what exactly is done during this tune up? Flush Flushing out the water heater basically get rid of any sediment that has built up within the unit. The sediment makes the heater less efficient and taints the water you are using. I saw a water heater unit that was half way full of copper colored sediment. This was in an area of Palm Bay that still ...

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Tips for Efficient Utility Bills

Posted on November 13, 2018 by Melbourne Plumber

As a person who pays for utility bills, you want your system to be as efficient as possible. With that in mind we have assembled these simple tips that can help keep your house plumbing running efficiently. Bathroom and Kitchen -Check your faucets for leaks and drips. Besides being annoying, drips and leaks cause the sink to run water and this can end up being costly. One customer recently told us that a leaky faucet had cost them over $30 in increased water bills because they put off fixing it for so long. -Check toilet for leaks as well. Put ...

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Warning Signs that You Need a New Water Heater

Posted on March 2, 2017 by Melbourne Plumber

If you have an older hot water heater in your home, it’s possible that you’ll need to replace it soon. It’s important to get a new hot water heater put in your home before you run into any serious issues with it, and here are the most common signs that your time for replacement is approaching quickly. Banging or Creaking An old water heater will bang and creak when it operates. This is because the sediment that has collected at the bottom of the tank is burnt off when it contacts the heating element in the heater. This creates loud ...

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