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Is it Worth Getting a Tankless Water Heater?

Posted on October 12, 2022 by Melbourne Plumber

The tankless water heater is one which heats water on demand. They come in electric and natural gas varieties. The gas tankless water heater is a better idea because we have seen customers have to pay an electrician premium prices to install a power line which can handle the power draw. Natural gas tankless water heaters only require a gas line and that is something most any licensed plumber can work on for you. Tankless water heaters can run from $300 - $3500 depending on the size and brand name. People usually hire a professional to install them because it ...

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8 Common Problems Seen Within Plumbing

Posted on September 27, 2022 by Melbourne Plumber

Whether you rent or own a home, you will likely be faced with a plumbing problem at least once. However, many of the problems seen that involve plumbing will not be detectable right away. When these problems are not addressed, this can result in major repairs. Normally, an issue with the plumbing will be caused by age and normal wear. While it may seem simple to fix the problems, it is better to leave them to the pros. With that, below we have listed some common problems seen within plumbing. Faucets that Leak A leaky faucet is a big deal ...

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Upcoming Events in Brevard County

Posted on July 1, 2021 by Melbourne Plumber

The world is getting back to normal now and that means more outdoor events and crowded happenings. Brevard County is as jam-packed with people as say Broward, Hillsborough or Dade counties, and we like it that way. We get to pick and choose when to be in a crowded environment. Events Viera Park Market Date: Event occurs the first Friday of every month. Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Location: Viera Regional Park Address: 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way Price: Free Category: Food / Beverage Local monthly market 1st Fridays 4-8 featuring local fresh foods, food trucks, artisan, crafters &. ...

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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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