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The Top 7 Most Common Plumbing Problems

Posted on October 30, 2020 by Melbourne Plumber

Being in this business for several decades, we have pretty much seen it all. Some of the problems people face with their household or residential plumbing is very common and we see it all the time. Other, more rare occurrences, do happen. But we are saving that topic for another blog. Today we want to list and discuss the most common calls we receive. As you can imagine, they have to do with plumbing wear and tear. Dripping Faucets - The dripping faucet has been a problem to most everyone who has ever lived on Earth. It starts as just ...

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How to Handle a Water Heater Leak

Posted on July 30, 2020 by Melbourne Plumber

Any type of water leak should be addressed right away. When water leaks onto floors many things can occur as a result. Long term water exposure can damage flooring and other items which the water is in contact with. Also, mold spores can begin to form right away. Mold can be toxic and cause serious long-term health issues. If you notice water leaking from your water heater, you should take the following steps: Torn Off Power Source - Making sure there is no electricity running to the water heater is the first step in dealing with a water heater issue. ...

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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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Pros and Cons Between Septic and Sewer?

Posted on April 30, 2020 by Melbourne Plumber

The two types of systems make up the overwhelming majority of methods to remove wastewater from the home. Fundamentally they work the same but a closer look reveals the differences between the two systems. Many people have lived in homes with both types of systems and they have their own preferences. There is no clear cut winner in the debate. (more…)

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How to Make Your Pipes Last Longer

Posted on January 31, 2020 by Melbourne Plumber

When you own a home you want to keep your expenses down anyway possible. This goes for the short and long-term. Pipes eventually go bad in a home and replacing them can be very expensive. In this article we will go over methods to keeping your pipes lasting as long as possible. Checking Water Pressure This is a big one. Too much water pressure is bad for your pipes. Just a few PSI above the recommended level doesnt seem like much, but over years time it can do serious damage. It is suggested that you keep your PSI below 85. ...

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How to Unclog Toilet if Plunger isn’t Working

Posted on October 8, 2019 by Melbourne Plumber

90% of all toilet clogs can be solved with the standard toilet plunger. This is an item you can buy at the dollar store and is worth its weight in gold when you really need it. But there are times where you have a clog and the plunger isn't working. This is a terrible feeling but remain calm. There are some steps you can try before you have to call a professional plumber. In this article we list the step you can try on your clogged toilet before you have to call in the pros. Below are those steps: (more…)

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Plumbing Problems as a Result of Heavy Rains

Posted on June 28, 2018 by Melbourne Plumber

Central Floridians know about rain. We live through several months where it basically rains every day, sometimes two or three times a day. So, what effect can all this rain have on a plumbing system? Heavy rains can flood your yard and cause the plumbing pipes buried in your yard to burst. You can usually tell that this has happened when your yard remains flooded even when the rains have subsided.  You may also notice foul smell if the damaged pipe is related to the sewer system.  (more…)

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Recovering from Water Damage

Posted on June 1, 2018 by Melbourne Plumber

You may have seen the flooding that it happening up north on the news. Flooding can happen to most people in a bad enough storm. It is important to have a plan ready in case of flooding. Or you may suffer from a burst pipe sometime in the future. In any event, it is always a good idea to be prepared and know what to do if a large amount of water is entering your home. (more…)

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Things to Look for in a Quality Plumber

Posted on December 15, 2017 by Melbourne Plumber

A quality plumbing company is something many people do a search for. In order to find the best one for the job, it is important to consider all that comes with a plumber. Which one is going to be the best for the job? Which one is going to give you the best work possible? Take a look at these pointers to find out which one is going to be the best plumber for your home. (more…)

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Why Plumbing Professionals are Important

Posted on November 2, 2017 by Melbourne Plumber

Plumbing professionals are always important within the plumbing world. Some homeowners have limited knowledge of small plumbing repairs. Some know how to unclog a toilet, others know how to replace them. You can replace the shower head or even install a faucet. However, a lot more goes into plumbing than just these small odd jobs. Professionals Provide Peace of Mind If you’re not a plumbing professional, then you know how some of the tasks that come about are a bit harder to handle than others. This is definitely something to consider. They can do the jobs that you’re unable to ...

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