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Stubborn Kitchen Clogs

Posted on September 7, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

Stubborn kitchen clogs can happen due to a variety of reasons. One of the most troublesome is when grease or liquid fat goes down the drain. When grease or fat is hot, it is a liquid and it makes sense to think it would go down the drain just like water does. However, grease and fat start to solidify as they cool, and when they travel down pipes which are cool, they start to slowly stick to the inside of the pipes. This is even more evident with iron pipes. (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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Turning to Gas Piping

Posted on August 8, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

Many newer homes in Melbourne, Florida now come with both electric and gas lines in the home. Depending on the current utility rates, the homeowners can choose what types of appliances they want to purchase and use. When a home is already piped for gas, it is easy for a plumber to install appliances such as dryers to connections that are already there. If a homeowner decides they would like an outdoor bar-b-que grill hooked up to gas it is easy for a master plumber to run lines to the outside where the grill will be. In the case of ...

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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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Why Everyone Should Consider RO Systems for Their Home

Posted on August 4, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

RO simply stands for reverse osmosis, and this type of appliance works by cleaning water in the home before it comes out of the tap, making it more palatable. These systems take out all kinds of inorganic solids and decrease the amount of salt found in the water. It works by using a membrane which the water is pushed through before it exits the tap. Purification levels are upwards of 98%, creating great tasting water and a lower salt content which is healthier for many individuals. (more…)

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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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Important Reasons for Home Repiping

Posted on August 1, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

Home repiping is important for many reasons, and the issue of replacing them should be addressed if you experience any of the problems below. If your pipes are old, especially if they were installed prior to 1970, they may be made out of lead. Lead is a health concern, especially in children five years old and younger, and can lead to serious problems. When lead is in the pipes it can get into the drinking water which is harmful to anyone’s health. Although it’s hard for water to pick up any lead as it travels through the pipes, the water ...

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Why You Need to Hire a Professional to Install Your Gas Pipes

Posted on July 30, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

Anytime a business or homeowner needs to change pipes or plumbing, hiring a Master Plumber is a good idea. In addition to being an expert in the field of plumbing, they also know and understand what types of jobs require permits. A licensed Master Plumber can help to get the permit in place before any work is done, making sure the business or homeowner is following all the local rules and regulations. This is important so that no one has to pay any fines for being in violation. Gas piping is a little different than tradition pipes plumbers might work ...

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