Does Putting a Brick in my Toilet Tank Save Water?


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Does Putting a Brick in my Toilet Tank Save Water?

Posted on November 18, 2022 by Melbourne Plumber

If you have ever seen an old brick resting in a toilet tank and wondered to yourself "what in the world?", you are in good company. Many people have never heard of the old wives tale of why you should put a brick in your toilet tank. Its not there to ward off evil spirits or balance the alkalinity of the water. No. Its there because someone came up with the idea that by putting a brick in the tank you can save water and therefore save money. As a professional plumber in the Melbourne FL area,  I am here ...

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How to Remove Old Caulk

Posted on April 14, 2021 by Melbourne Plumber

  Caulking is used in every home. It is usually used where water is used. The caulk creates a water-tight seal which prevents water from getting behind or between things. Without caulk there would be all types of mold and pest activity between your cabinets and and behind your walls. Caulk is also used on windows, cabinets and just about anywhere there is a seam which needs to be sealed. Caulk not only prevents water exposure but it keeps out bugs. Caulk, like all things, wears down over time. The passage of time sees the substance degrade on a molecular ...

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It May Be Time to Replace Your Toilet

Posted on November 29, 2018 by Melbourne Plumber

How do you know if your toilet needs replacing? I mean it still flushes right? A toilet that flushes does not necessarily mean that it doesn't need replacing. Cracks If there are cracks in the the toilet itself, it probably needs replacing. Cracks can cause leaks. And even if you dont see the leaks it is causing, that doesn't mean they dont exist. Water from tiny leaks can get down in the floor beneath the toilet.  (more…)

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Three Plumbing Repairs You Never Should Attempt on Your Own

Posted on April 20, 2017 by Melbourne Plumber

There are some plumbing repairs that only take a few minutes and a cheap part to fix. They are totally safe to try on your own, because the worst-case scenario at that point is you don’t correct the drip from the faucet or the toilet flushes using too much water. However, there are other plumbing repairs that you should never attempt to do on your own. For these repairs, you should make sure you call in an experienced and certified Melbourne plumbing company to do the job. Sewage Pipe Clogs Aside from being incredibly difficult to reach, if possible at ...

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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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