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Gas leaks and the weather

Posted on July 9, 2015 by Melbourne Plumber

There was a time when electric and oil were the most popular means to heat a home.  Electric stoves were thought to be a modern marvel.  As time has marched on, natural gas has become a more efficient way to heat your home.  And most cooks will tell you that using a gas stove give them more control over the amount of heat being used to cook with.  For the most part, gas is a safe way to heat your home and fuel your stove.  But as we all have seen on the news, when a gas leak occurs, the ...

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Leaking pipes

Posted on July 8, 2015 by Melbourne Plumber

The warm weather in Florida attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.  Warm weather is the reason many people retire to Florida.  But warm weather can also bring plumbing headaches; yes, plumbing problems.  We may love to live and thrive in the warm weather, but bacteria do too. What do bacteria have to do with plumbing?  As bacteria build up in pipes, it causes a threat to our health.  To kill bacteria, chlorine is frequently added to our water supply.  This may be a good thing for killing bacteria, but it’s bad for our pipes.  The chlorine is normally ...

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How to the check plumbing when buying a house or apartment

Posted on February 11, 2015 by Melbourne Plumber

The excitement of moving into your own new house or apartment can sometimes make us a little too quick to sign our name on the title deed before checking that a few basic elements of the property are in good working order. Often, the condition of the plumbing system of a dwelling is not even a consideration for some at the time of purchase, which can lead to costly and troublesome repairs later on. The following highlights some of the main things to look for in a quick assessment of the overall health of a plumbing system when shopping for ...

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What it Takes to be a Certified Plumber

Posted on December 11, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

For anyone interested in becoming a certified plumber, it can take some time and effort, but the rewarding career can be worth it. Plumbing is one of those trades that can’t easily be replaced, so the growth of jobs is steady and there will always be a need for plumbers. Unlike most college degrees, people wanting to work in the plumbing field learn the trade while actually working on the job, in addition to course work. This gives a great hands on feel and a real understanding of everything it takes to be a plumber. Before becoming a certified plumber, ...

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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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Turning to Gas Piping

Posted on August 8, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

Many newer homes in Melbourne, Florida now come with both electric and gas lines in the home. Depending on the current utility rates, the homeowners can choose what types of appliances they want to purchase and use. When a home is already piped for gas, it is easy for a plumber to install appliances such as dryers to connections that are already there. If a homeowner decides they would like an outdoor bar-b-que grill hooked up to gas it is easy for a master plumber to run lines to the outside where the grill will be. In the case of ...

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Why You Need to Hire a Professional to Install Your Gas Pipes

Posted on July 30, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

Anytime a business or homeowner needs to change pipes or plumbing, hiring a Master Plumber is a good idea. In addition to being an expert in the field of plumbing, they also know and understand what types of jobs require permits. A licensed Master Plumber can help to get the permit in place before any work is done, making sure the business or homeowner is following all the local rules and regulations. This is important so that no one has to pay any fines for being in violation. Gas piping is a little different than tradition pipes plumbers might work ...

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