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Are Flushable Wipes Safe For Your Plumbing?

Posted on September 28, 2020 by Melbourne Plumber

Flushable wipes became popular on the market about 15 years ago or so. They offer "extra cleanliness" to the user. Many companies that make these products tout that they are just as safe as regular toilet paper to flush down your toilet. But are they? The bottom line is that regular toilet paper is made thin and is fully biodegradable. The flushable wipes are made thicker and have chemical additives that keep the wipes together and moist. They will eventually break down in the sewer or septic system but they do not break down right away. If there is a ...

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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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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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Most Commons Plumbing Issues Associated with Summer

Posted on June 15, 2018 by Melbourne Plumber

Summer is definitely upon us. The nights are warm and the days are hot. Daylight has been more and more abundant. In fact, we are only a week away from the longest day of the year, the summer solstice. That got me thinking: what are the most common plumbing problems this time of year? So, I put together a list below: Washing machine problems - The washing machine is used very frequently in the summer time. Kids make their clothes dirty all day and the laundry piles up. More use of the machine means more drain build up. Plumbers get ...

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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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Simple Plumbing 101 for Beginners

Posted on October 16, 2017 by Melbourne Plumber

Common plumbing mistakes happen. You don’t want to find yourself searching for the issue only to find that you were wrong. Simple tasks can be done on your own, while others require the use of a professional. Here are some common problems that happen. It’s Not the Ring! Now you’ve done it, you dropped your ring down the sink. But it’s okay, this is a very common thing and an easy fix. Get the right tools and follow these simple steps and you can retrieve your ring. First, you’re going to need is to stop running the water. To help ...

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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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Simple Steps to Avoid a Drain Clog

Posted on January 6, 2017 by Melbourne Plumber

Drain clogs are a pretty serious issue and they can stop you from using the sinks, showers, bathtubs and other fixtures throughout your home. That’s why it’s so important to work to prevent them from forming in the first place. Here’s an outline of some simple steps that you can follow to minimize clogging in your home. Follow each of these steps and you’ll be less likely to have to call in a professional to get your home working again. Screens are Your Friend One of the best ways that you can prevent clogs in any of the drains around ...

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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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