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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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Signs That Your Water Pressure is Too High

Posted on May 18, 2021 by Melbourne Plumber

You may enjoy a nice shower with plenty of water pressure hitting your body. But if you have ever wondered if the pressure was to high then you should look for the telltale signs. If you believe that your water pressure may be actually getting higher but you are not sure there are some ways to tell this as well. Water Bill is Getting Increasingly More Expensive. If your water bill seems to be a little more every month, there is a chance your pressure is slowly increasing.  Normal water pressure is between 40-60 PSI. Some homes have been found ...

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Why are There Black Specks in my Water?

Posted on November 18, 2019 by Melbourne Plumber

If you are seeing black specks in your water then something is most definitely wrong. In this article we will explain what those specks probably are and how to get rid of them for good. The most likely cause of black specs in your water are one of these four culprits: Pipe corrosion - Old corroded pipes will start to degrade and tiny pieces of the pipe will wash away in the water. Corroded Water Heater - If the black specks only seem to appear when you are using hot water, this may be due to an old corroded water ...

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Variety of Faucet Types for Your Bathroom and Kitchen

Posted on March 13, 2019 by Melbourne Plumber

A faucet was originally the name given to the apparatus that you stuck into a cask or barrel that allowed the liquid inside to flow. As you can imagine, this was particularly popular with beer casks in old England. Now the name applies to the apparatus in which water flows at your kitchen or bathroom sink. There are multiple types of faucets for both bathroom and kitchen. In this article we wil list those types and give a a brief explanation of each. (more…)

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Causes of a Leaky Faucet

Posted on June 15, 2017 by Melbourne Plumber

Hearing the occasional drip from your faucet is actually a rather common plumbing issue.  While you might have learned to ignore it, even a slow drip can lead to a serious plumbing problem later on for your Melbourne, Florida home.  Here are a few issues that might be causing your leaky faucet. High Water Pressure When you notice a leak in your faucet, pay attention to what time of day it happens.  Does it happen at night, or when no one else is home?  This could mean that your water pressure is too high.  When no other fixtures are being ...

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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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Troubleshooting Your Single Handle Kitchen Sink Faucet

Posted on February 25, 2016 by Melbourne Plumber

Your kitchen sink is one of the most used fixtures in your water system.  The heart of the home is not beating properly without your main faucet for cooking and cleaning.  Single handled faucets are known for developing leaks after so much wear and tear.  But there is no need to worry.  Repairing them is often a quick and super easy fix.  (more…)

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What Your Leaky Faucet Really Costs

Posted on December 18, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

Leaky faucets are not only annoying, but they can cost you a lot of money over time. Even the smallest of leaks can really add up. Take for instance a faucet that leaks once a minute, that adds up to 1,440 drips a day. It may not sound like much, but over just one year it adds up to a whopping 34 gallons. Take a minute to think about that and visualize 34 gallons in front of you. Pretty amazing. Two leaky faucets which might drip 10 times each minute would mean you were losing more than a gallon a ...

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