How to unclog your drains – 4 Easy Steps

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How to unclog your drains – 4 Easy Steps

Posted on September 17, 2021 by Melbourne Plumber

f you notice a foul smell in your house but can’t seem to find the source, you may want to check your drains. Dirty, clogged drains not only spread a strange smell through your home but bacteria as well. Among the most affected drains that face organic build-up, clogs, and foul smell are kitchen and bathroom drains since they transport the greatest amount of water flow and waste. Kitchen drains are clogged mainly by oil, fat, and grease, while bathroom drain clogs are formed from hair and scum from personal products. There are different methods to unclog your drains without ...

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Tips to Help Your Kitchen Plumbing Run More Smoothly

Posted on May 4, 2021 by Melbourne Plumber

We get calls each and every week which have to do with plumbing in the kitchen. Many times people are making the same mistakes over and over again which result in plumbing problems. In this article we will go over some "Do's and Don'ts" when it comes to kitchen plumbing. Hopefully this information can help you have a kitchen which is plumbing catastrophe free. DON'T: Don't pour grease down your drain. In fact, this is one of the worst things you can do. Grease is the perfect substance to glum onto debris and other materials and then harden. It will ...

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Garbage Disposal Problems

Posted on March 22, 2019 by Melbourne Plumber

A garbage disposal is a handy tool in the kitchen. As the name implies, this device helps you dispose of bits of matter in the kitchen that may be considered garbage. Of course, it has its limitations. Only degradable materials should be put into your disposal. Materials other than food may cause you major problems, if not now, then down the road. There are a number of things that can go wrong with your disposal. Here is a list of symptoms and the possible cause for your garbage disposal: (more…)

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Summertime Plumbing Problems

Posted on April 12, 2018 by Melbourne Plumber

Some plumbing problems seem to be more prevalent in the summertime. Here are some of the biggest problems that seem to present themselves in the summertime. Clogged Toilets - Kids are home for the summer which means they will be using the toilet much more than they do during school days. They will inadvertently (or advertently) clog the toilet with too much paper, or even other objects that have no business near the toilet. Solution: You can educate your children on what can and cannot be thrown into the toilet. You can invest in a top notch plunger. Lawn Sprinkler ...

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Common Plumbing Problems You Can Avoid

Posted on November 3, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

Plumbing problems generally come with three things: headaches, wasted time, and a bill. When you take the time to recognize some of the most common plumbing problems and how to avoid them, you will save yourself a headache, wasted time, and money. Here are three of the most common problems and how to avoid them: Problem 1 – A Backed Up Toilet A toilet that has backed up can often overflow onto the floor underneath it. Whether you’ve got linoleum, wooden floors, or carpet underneath the toilet, it is never a fun or easy thing to clean up, let alone ...

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When is it Time for a New Garbage Disposal?

Posted on August 5, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

Most plumbers would tell you that the average life span for any garbage disposal is about eight to 12 years. This, of course, depends on the make, model, and horse power (HP) of the unit you have. It can also depend greatly on how often you use it and for what. If you just use it occasionally and for light food items it will generally last longer. If you use it daily and try to grind up thick items like old chicken bones or orange peels, chances are you’ll either get a clogged disposal or you’ll likely be needing a ...

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How Much Horse Power do You Need?

Posted on July 28, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

Whether you own a home, business, or small restaurant in Melbourne, Florida you probably have a sink or two which has a garbage disposal. Some people consider garbage disposals an integral part of any kitchen, and it pays to take good care of them to get them to last as long as possible. When you follow manufacturer’s guidelines for maintenance and cleaning, an average unit will last for about 10-12 years. This, of course, can depend on the amount of use it gets over time and the quality of the brand you choose. Garbage disposals come in a variety of ...

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