Pros and Cons Between Septic and Sewer?

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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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Fixing Washing Machine Drain Clogs

Posted on December 3, 2019 by Melbourne Plumber

Your washing machine works without a hitch 99.9% of the time. But there are a few things that can go wrong with this appliance. One such thing is a washing machine drain clog. There is a drain behind the machine that allows for the dirty and /or sudsy water to be evacuated from the machine into your main sewer line. The machine has a special drain pipe which dumps directly into your sewer out line. (more…)

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Reasons My Floor Drain is Backing Up

Posted on September 16, 2019 by Melbourne Plumber

A floor drain backing up can be very frustrating and annoying. They can be baffling too. People will run all types of drain cleaners and potions through their floor drain trying to get it to work properly. But it may not be the drain itself that isn't functioning properly. It may be your plumbing system. The floor drain is the lowest drain in the home so this will be the first place waste water will go if there is a problem with it exiting the premises. In other words, a clog elsewhere may be causing the floor drain to back-up. ...

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Disposable Wipes Increase Chances of Drain Clogs

Posted on February 28, 2019 by Melbourne Plumber

It may surprise you that disposable wet wipes have been on the market since the 1970's. The product was much more expensive to make in those days which drove up the retail price as well. For that reason, many stores didn't carry them. Over time the costs associated with producing the disposable wipe came down and by the 1990's you started the see them popping up in stores. Flash forward to the 2000's and you can find disposable wipes in almost any store. They have become quite the staple for many people who enjoy that "extra clean" feeling. Parents love ...

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Substances That Cause Household Drain Clogs

Posted on May 14, 2018 by Melbourne Plumber

You probably have suffered from clogged drains before and were able to resolve it either using a commercial drain cleaner or by calling a professional plumber. We all know that drains get clogged, but what are they clogged with? Here is a list of the six most common reasons for the clog: Hair - Human hair is designed to protect us from sun and weather. But it is also designed to replace itself in a cycle over time. This means that your hair is constantly falling out. Most of the time this occurs in your shower and when you wash ...

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Tools to Help Keep Your Drains Clear

Posted on September 6, 2017 by Melbourne Plumber

Cleaning out a clogged drain in your Melbourne, Florida home is never a fun task. But it is a necessary one.  Clogged drains lead to limited water flow, which can cause some serious flooding.  If you’ve just unclogged the drains in your home, there are a few measures you can take to prevent the issue from happening again. Hair Catchers With your bathroom sink, the drain has a stopper that just out when it’s not being used.  This can make it easy for hair, and other debris, to get caught.  A water drop hair catcher has a raised, perforated center ...

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It’s So Important to Clean Your Drains Regularly

Posted on April 3, 2017 by Melbourne Plumber

The drains of your home are all interconnected through the piping of your home. Bathroom drains, kitchen drains, and even washing machine drains all need to flow through the same pipes to get out to the sewer line. If those drains clog up, that water will have no choice but to flow back into your Melbourne, Florida home. If you go through and clean out your drains regularly, however, you can often prevent this from happening. How Often Do Drains Require Cleaning? Some people suggest that you clean out your drains each week, while others say once a year is ...

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Clogged Drains Or Slow Drains

Posted on January 15, 2015 by Melbourne Plumber

We’ve all been there; in the shower and the water is filling the tub instead of draining like it should. Or maybe you’ve just done a sink load of dishes and now it won’t drain. Or the worst, you flush the toilet at a friend’s house and it starts to back up. It’s going to overflow! Having a clog can stop water draining entirely or just slow it down to a trickle. These are some of the most annoying situations to find yourself in. What steps can you take before you have to call a plumber? A plunger is usually ...

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Business Break Rooms

Posted on September 9, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

Most offices and businesses have break rooms for their employees to relax or eat lunch in while on break. While this makes sense for everyone, the bad thing is that many employees don’t treat the sink at work the way they do their own at home. People are more likely to throw excess food down the garbage disposal at work, not worrying about whether or not it’s good for the sink, the pipes, or the disposal. When you have multiple people doing this, there’s likely to be a point in time where the disposal can’t keep up and the sink ...

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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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