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Should I Use a Liquid Drain Cleaner or a Plumbing Snake?

Posted on May 17, 2022 by Melbourne Plumber

Drain clogs happen. They are a part of life. More times than not the culprit is a mix of soap and biological debris aka hair and skin cells. But this is not always the case. There can be physical items blocking your drain as well. This is why it is important to know which type of method you should use to unclog your drain. First thing's first. How long has your clog exited? Did it happen suddenly? Or did it slowly build to this point? These questions will help you figure out what type of drain cleaning mechanism you should ...

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How Can I Block my Tub Drain Without a Plug?

Posted on May 3, 2022 by Melbourne Plumber

People often move into a home and are forced to deal with what the last tenant or owner left behind. Many times this boils down to lack of a certain item. In this case we are talking about having a tub that has no plug. How can you block the tub with no plug? This article is only a temporary fix and we suggest buying the proper plug for your drain. There are ways to block it off right now if need be. I. Plastic Bag or Film Plastic is a useful material in many ways. When it comes to ...

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Reasons Why Your Toilet Fills Slowly

Posted on March 29, 2022 by Melbourne Plumber

Does our toilet seem like it is filing slower and slower? There could be various reasons as to why this is happening. In this article we will review the reasons why. We will also suggest solutions. Water Valve Turned Too Low - The valve controlling the amount of water the toilet receives is the first place to check. Make sure the water valve which connects to the toilet is turned all the way to the open position. A Clogged Vent - There is an air vent which allows pressure to escape while the water is filling. The vent runs through ...

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Several Ways to Unclog an Outdoor Drain

Posted on March 9, 2022 by Melbourne Plumber

Some of us have drains outdoors. Whether it be on our patio, driveway, garden or outdoor shower area, this drain serves the same function as an indoor drain. That function is simply to remove wastewater. Outdoor drains get clogged as much (if not more often) as indoor drains. There are often all types of debris which end up in these drains and they need regular maintenance. In this article we would like to discuss what you can do to attack a clog. Wire Coat Hanger - Yeah I know, not very professional. But if you have a large object blocking ...

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How to Clean Your Garbage Disposal

Posted on February 24, 2022 by Melbourne Plumber

Garbage disposals are a great way to deal with organic waste when cleaning the dishes. They use electrical and mechanical muscle to grind down organic matter which can then be easily flushed down your drain. But they do get pretty filthy and sometimes require maintenance. Almost 100 years ago, an architect named John W. Hammes from Racine, Wisconsin invented the first version of the garbage disposal.  That was a crude version of what we have today. Cleaning a Modern Garbage Disposal Items you will need: Half a cup of baking soda One Cup of White Vinegar One Pot of Boiling ...

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How Can I Improve my Water Heater Efficiency?

Posted on February 12, 2022 by Melbourne Plumber

Saving money is on most people's minds these days. What step can I take to save money around the home? In this article we plan to answer that question as it relates to your water heater. There are some steps you can take to make sure you water heater is running as efficient as possible, saving you money in the long run. For instance,  where the water heater is located can save or cost you money. Location Location Location Most people buy a house which has already been built and the water heater has been installed. But if you are ...

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How to Patch a Pipe Until Help Arrives

Posted on January 24, 2022 by Melbourne Plumber

The problem with a leaky or busted pipe is that the water damage caused can cost thousands of dollars to fix. It is important to get a handle on a leak as soon as humanly possible. A leaky pipe should be fixed by a professional to make sure the problem is solved properly.  Make sure your plumber is licensed and you will have the piece of mind knowing the job is done right the first time. In this article we put together the steps you can take to patch a pipe until professionals arrive. Turn off water - This is ...

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Side Sewer Issues – What to Expect

Posted on January 4, 2022 by Melbourne Plumber

The side sewer carries wastewater from sinks, toilets and other drains to the public sewer.  If you own your house or business then you also own your side sewer and are responsible for its maintenance and repair. Being familiar with the side sewer can help you understand what is happening should it ever need repair. Most Frequent Issues There are a variety of problems which can arise with the side sewer. They can develop cracks or leaks which can cause a lot of problem in the long run. They are constructed by several pipe joints which may not match up ...

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Common Plumbing Terminology and Lingo

Posted on December 21, 2021 by Melbourne Plumber

Sometimes when dealing with a topic in which you are not totally familiar, it may help to know the language of that topic. This helps you understand exactly what's going on with your situation. In the plumbing industry there are plenty of specialized terms and lingo which you may not hear anywhere else. With that in mind we decided to put together this primer.  Here you will find a glossary of keywords which pertain to the plumbing industry. Remember, if you are looking for a licensed and highly rated plumber in the Brevard County area, please give is a call ...

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Why You Should Have Two Plungers

Posted on December 6, 2021 by Melbourne Plumber

The modern plunger is a simple device which was invented sometime in the 1700's. It is unknown who invented the plunger but the device has worked the same since day one. It consists of using a pliable suction cup attached to a stick or pole. The cup creates a vacuum around the pipe and the pulling and pushing action helps knock loose whatever is causing the clog. Moreover, when the suction end is removed from the drain or clogged pipe, the restoration of pressure to it usually forces free what has been lodged. The science is simple and logic is ...

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