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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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Signs that Your Sewer Line May Need Repair

Posted on November 5, 2021 by Melbourne Plumber

No homeowner wants to deal with major catastrophic damage in or around their home. This is because it can get pretty expensive and all the work being done can really affect your daily life. Before an issue gets to be catastrophic, it can be nipped in the bud as they say. Today we are discussing sewer lines. These exit pipes from your home go fully unnoticed when functioning properly. But when they fail to perform, the results are noticeable right away. Usually a sewer line will be totally collapsed or failing in other ways before people address the problem. It ...

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Top 5 Plumbing Mistakes Made by Homeowners

Posted on October 21, 2021 by Melbourne Plumber

If you are a homeowner you know that the buck stops with you on everything from décor to indoor plumbing. The decisions you make affect the house and household. If something breaks or goes terribly wrong, there is no landlord to call and bail you out. That is why it is important to make the right decisions when owning a home. In this article we will list the top five plumbing mistakes made by homeowners. Most homeowners are first time homeowners and there are a plethora of mistakes and pitfalls to avoid. Our hope is that writing blogs like this ...

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Do You Need a New Main Water Line?

Posted on October 6, 2021 by Melbourne Plumber

In this article we will cover what the main water line is and what it does. We will also go over information to help you determine if it is time for a new one. Main Water Line The main water line is the pipe which connects your house to the city main water line. This is the source of all your household water. The city is responsible for the city main line and part or some of the line leaving the city main pointing to your property in many cases. You are responsible for any part of the line which ...

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How to unclog your drains – 4 Easy Steps

Posted on September 17, 2021 by Melbourne Plumber

f you notice a foul smell in your house but can’t seem to find the source, you may want to check your drains. Dirty, clogged drains not only spread a strange smell through your home but bacteria as well. Among the most affected drains that face organic build-up, clogs, and foul smell are kitchen and bathroom drains since they transport the greatest amount of water flow and waste. Kitchen drains are clogged mainly by oil, fat, and grease, while bathroom drain clogs are formed from hair and scum from personal products. There are different methods to unclog your drains without ...

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