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Water Heaters – Tankless vs Conventional

Posted on January 3, 2020 by Melbourne Plumber

The goal in any industry is to make the product better and more efficient. This holds true for household appliances. There have been great strides made in plumbing as well. However, not all new innovations are the proper fit for every user. The tankless water heater has been the latest innovation in the water heating business. Many people have installed them and are using them. But, a traditional tank water heater is still the most-used in the home and business. There is a certain reliability and effectiveness you get from a tank heater. (more…)

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Understanding Your DWV System and How It Operates

Posted on April 8, 2016 by Melbourne Plumber

Plumbing can be a complicated subject for someone who has no prior knowledge of how the plumbing system works. There are more than a few pipes in the system, and a large portion of the system is made up of the DWV system. DWV stands for Drainage, Waste, and Venting. This is what helps the sewage and used water flow out of your home without any issues. If you are experiencing a backup, or an odor coming from your drains, chances are there may be a clog located in the DWV system. In order to understand your entire plumbing system, ...

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Should I Replace My Old Pipes?

Posted on March 8, 2016 by Melbourne Plumber

If you live in an older home, built prior to the 60’s, your plumbing system is different than newer homes that use copper or PVC pipes and fittings.  If you haven’t already, then you will need to seriously consider replacing your pipes with newer more efficient ones.  It may not be as big of an undertaking as you may be dreading, but it needs to be done to avoid costly repairs from leaks or busted pipes. Galvanized Pipes  Galvanized steel pipes are prone to corrosion.  They are known for developing hard water deposits as a result of the corrosion.  As ...

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Leaking pipes

Posted on July 8, 2015 by Melbourne Plumber

The warm weather in Florida attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.  Warm weather is the reason many people retire to Florida.  But warm weather can also bring plumbing headaches; yes, plumbing problems.  We may love to live and thrive in the warm weather, but bacteria do too. What do bacteria have to do with plumbing?  As bacteria build up in pipes, it causes a threat to our health.  To kill bacteria, chlorine is frequently added to our water supply.  This may be a good thing for killing bacteria, but it’s bad for our pipes.  The chlorine is normally ...

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What to Look for in a Plumbing Contractor

Posted on April 6, 2015 by Melbourne Plumber

There are many plumbers here in Florida. All you have to do to find a random plumber is to pick up the Yellow Pages and make a phone call. However, there are many plumbers out there that just aren’t worth the money. Some will take your money and provide poor service. Not sure what to look for in a plumber? Look for the following characteristics and we guarantee you’ve found yourself a reliable plumber: Licensed and insured It’s very important for your plumber to be licensed and insured. Insurance eliminates risk. Should your plumber make a mistake and have an ...

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5 Signs You’re Dealing With a Shady Plumber

Posted on April 3, 2015 by Melbourne Plumber

We here at Space Coast Plumbing want to prevent you from paying shady contractors your hard earned money. Unfortunately, there are many plumbers out there that charge unreasonable rates and don’t even provide a quality service. They prey on inexperienced homeowners. They promise to get the job done right but what they really do is overcharge you and don’t fix the problem completely. Not sure if your plumber is shady or not? If he exposes any of these signs, chances are he is: (more…)

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Plumbing Jobs That Are For Professionals Only

Posted on January 26, 2015 by Melbourne Plumber

Are you a weekend warrior that feels he/she can conquer any home repair task? Does replacing a window seem like an easy chore? How about putting in a stone patio? Seem like child’s play? Well, maybe you can do all that. Then again, maybe you’re more like Tim “the Toolman” Taylor where everything goes wrong. You are probably going to make the situation worse and spend more money in the long run. Either way, there are some plumbing jobs that are for professionals only. If you are considering a remodel of your bathroom, you might be thinking of a new ...

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Plumbing Problems During a Hurricane

Posted on December 17, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

Part of living the good life in sunny, beautiful Melbourne, Florida means having to deal with hurricane season. Although the rest of the time makes it worth living here, hurricanes can cause great damage not only to structures and people, but to plumbing systems as well. Hurricanes can uproot trees and down power lines, not to mention lead to flooding which can cause expensive damage to your home. For anyone living where hurricanes are possible, there are things you can do to help in case the hurricane travels down your path. To start, since flooding is likely to happen, it’s ...

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When Your Pipes Rattle

Posted on October 20, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

Although it generally happens in older homes, even new homes can experience what’s called ‘water hammer.’ This is the noise inside of pipes which is made at points in your plumbing system where water stops abruptly or the water flow changes the direction it’s taking. It can sound like an annoying hammer which seems to start and stop throughout the day and night, although it typically occurs after things such as the washer or dishwasher finishing a cycle. The rattling sound can usually be minimized by doing one of two things. First, you can try to wrap the pipe with ...

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When Plumbing Isn’t Your Business

Posted on October 8, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

Being in business can be tough. From getting and keeping customers to maintaining competitive prices and great customer service, even the best of businesses need help sometimes. Whether you’ve got a small shop along the shoreline in Melbourne, Florida or a large business in a multi-level building, we know the last thing you want to worry about is plumbing issues. That’s why you need to have a master plumber on your list of who to call in an emergency. The difference between a licensed master plumber and a regular licensed plumber is great. Not only does a master plumber have ...

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