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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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Clog in Your Main Drain in Melbourne Florida

Posted on July 14, 2020 by Melbourne Plumber

Clearing the main drain from your home is a task you will most likely run into in your lifetime. For Brevard County residents living in home built before the 1980's, it is something you have most likely had to deal with more than once. The older drains are built out of cast iron and they collect debris and build-up over time. Not only that but the cast iron drains start to corrode and collapse on themselves. Every single one is a ticking time-bomb. And by that I don't mean they'll explode. I just mean they will fail and you will ...

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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 Too High Water Pressure Can Damage Your Plumbing

Posted on February 27, 2020 by Melbourne Plumber

Many people out there enjoy high water pressure for their shower or outdoor garden hose. But there is such thing as too high water pressure. In this article we will look at some of the effects of having too high water pressure. First let's set a number for what is too high. Basically anything over 60 pond per square inch is consider too high in the plumbing industry. The industry standard is 45-55 PSI. (more…)

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The Problem With Ignoring Slab Leaks

Posted on July 17, 2019 by Melbourne Plumber

If there is water leaking from under the concrete in your house you may have a slab leak. Slab leaks can occur for a variety of reasons. Among the reasons a slab leak occurs are: Improper construction Outside pressure Poor water chemistry and quality Old age Damage from settled earth The problem with ignoring a little leak is that it will eventually become a big leak. As a result of a bigger leak you can suffer from more property damage and higher repair bills. Also, the water may be dissipating into the ground and your water bill may be edging ...

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Summertime Plumbing Tips

Posted on April 17, 2019 by Melbourne Plumber

The almost perfect spring temperature will soon give way to excessive heat. Here in Central Florida it is not uncommon to have 95 degrees heat with 75-100% humidity. It is basically a human blast furnace. Kids will be out of school and much more time will be spent indoors in the nice cool AC. This mean your plumbing will be getting plenty of use.  So, what can you do to protect your plumbing in the summer months? (more…)

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Hard Water, What is it? And do I have it?

Posted on December 29, 2018 by Melbourne Plumber

Hard water is a topic that many people know little about. We often get asked about what hard water is. And people want to know how it can hurt them. The natural follow-up question is how they can fix it. People with sensitive skin will often recognize hard water right away. They can feel it on their skin. It can feel abrasive and leave their skin dry and irritated. People with less sensitive skin can take a shower in hard water and not even know it. But the damage hard water can cause does not stop at the surface level.  ...

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Plumbing Tips for Hurricane Season

Posted on September 7, 2018 by Melbourne Plumber

Hurricane season is not over, unfortunately. Sometimes we make it into September and October and think that we escaped another hurricane season then trouble starts brewing in the Atlantic. The season doesn't officially end until the end of November. We have put together this short list of plumbing tips for hurricane season to help prepare for such an event.  (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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Water Pressure Problems?

Posted on March 14, 2018 by Melbourne Plumber

Every person probably has their own preferred water pressure. They surely have their own preferred water temperature as well. The temperature can be controlled by the flick of a wrist and on the spot but water pressure is a different story. Usually poor water pressure is caused by clogged pipes. Any house that is older will have build up within their pipes. If you think the problem may be in the city water lines then you can get a water pressure gauge and check it at the source. This will help you narrow down the issue.  (more…)

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