What is Causing My Faucet to Leak?

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What is Causing My Faucet to Leak?

Posted on June 15, 2021 by Melbourne Plumber

It may sound innocuous enough, but a leaky faucet could spell bad news for the homeowner. For one, it could be a sign that there is a much bigger underlying plumbing problem. But even if that isn't the case, a single leaky faucet could increase your water bill by 10%. The constant flow of water could cause damage to sealants and cause long term buildup in the pipe. Not to mention, a leaky faucet is enough to drive a person trying to sleep mad. But what causes leaky faucets? What happens to a faucet to make it go from its ...

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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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Why Does my Bathtub Drain Smell?

Posted on December 15, 2020 by Melbourne Plumber

Nobody likes funky smells which emanate from the rest room. This is why we have ventilation with fans pumping air out of them. But sometimes the smell is not from toilet use. Your bathtub drain may be producing a smell. This smell can be caused by one or multiple of several potential issues: Mold or Mildew Beneath Your Drain Cover. Malfunctioning p-trap which is allowing sewer gas to makes its way back into the bathroom. Grime, hair and other decomposing organic materials stuck in the drain.   Smelly Drain Fixes If your strainer is clogged with organic material, simply remove ...

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How to Unclog a Bathtub

Posted on June 29, 2020 by Melbourne Plumber

Sometimes unclogging a bathtub can be as simple as using a toilet plunger on the drain in order to get the water flowing again. The best way to do this is as follows: Wear some rubber boot if you have them in order to prevent slippage. It wouldn't hurt to wear eye-goggles either to prevent dirty water from getting into your eyes. Remove any standing water using a bucket or cup. Remove the strainer or stopper that may be in the drain. This can usually be done using a screwdriver. Add a few inches of water to the tub. You ...

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Snaking Your Own Toilet or Drain

Posted on April 13, 2020 by Melbourne Plumber

There are some clogs that liquid plumber and and rubber plungers just can't seem to solve. (Try these home solutions too). For those really tough stubborn clogs there is a device called a "snake". I am sure you have heard about this device and know exactly why it is called that. So, I won't waste time or words on that. But what is good to know is that you can get a pretty decent snake online for about 40 bucks. There are snakes that work well on the free market and they will deliver them right to your door. The ...

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Four Reasons to Clean Your Drains Regularly

Posted on March 13, 2020 by Melbourne Plumber

Cleaning out your drains and keeping them running smoothly has obvious benefits. But, we were curious if we could come up with a list of what exactly these benefits are. In this article, we will discuss four reasons that cleaning your drains and keeping them clear is beneficial. Water Will Drain Faster - Perhaps the most obvious effect of having clean drains is you don't have to put up with standing water. Water backing up from the drain into your sink or shower is not very sanitary. Drain Life and Leaks - Clearing your drain and keeping it clean helps ...

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Think Twice About Liquid Chemical Drain Cleaners

Posted on May 14, 2019 by Melbourne Plumber

The liquid chemical drain cleaner has been around for some time. We have all seen the commercials. Pour in the liquid or the gel and the clog goes away in minutes. This may be true some of the time but what exactly is going on when you use these products? Firstly, we cannot overstate how dangerous these chemicals are to have around the house, especially when you have kids or pets. They are highly corrosive and will kill skin on contact. With that said, what else are they harming? (more…)

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Types of Faucets Plumbers Deal With

Posted on November 14, 2017 by Melbourne Plumber

There are numerous types of faucets on the market. With so many, a plumber has to be up to date on the types that may be leaking in a home. Here are some common faucets that are found and problems that can arise with them. Leaky Faucets are a Common Problem A common problem found in most households is having a leaky faucet. Most people ignore it when it can be a simple fix. While, some may be worse than others, it might be ideal to try a quick fix before calling in a plumber for the job. Shut off ...

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The Benefits of a New Sink Fixture

Posted on February 15, 2017 by Melbourne Plumber

Are you sick of looking at those old fixtures around your home, but aren’t sure if you should spend the money on a replacement? Here are some benefits that you could enjoy by going ahead and buying replacements around your home. Of course, many of these benefits only apply if you currently have older fixtures in your home. Save You Time How many times have you dealt with a clog? How about a leak or a faulty knob? Old fixtures cause problems when they begin to wear out. They can make your home look dated and give you additional chores ...

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Why Your Faucet is Leaking

Posted on January 16, 2017 by Melbourne Plumber

While a leaky faucet isn’t a serious threat to your home, it is a serious waste of water and an issue that you should resolve as soon as you can. Fortunately for you, most of the time a leaky faucet is a pretty minor problem to solve, and something that you might even be able to fix yourself. Here’s a breakdown of the most common causes behind a leaky faucet, make sure that you look for the root of the problem in this order. The O-Ring An O-ring or rubber gasket is a common culprit in a typical sink leak. ...

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