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How Can I Improve my Water Heater Efficiency?

Posted on February 12, 2022 by Melbourne Plumber

Saving money is on most people's minds these days. What step can I take to save money around the home? In this article we plan to answer that question as it relates to your water heater. There are some steps you can take to make sure you water heater is running as efficient as possible, saving you money in the long run. For instance,  where the water heater is located can save or cost you money. Location Location Location Most people buy a house which has already been built and the water heater has been installed. But if you are ...

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How to Make Your Pipes Last Longer

Posted on January 31, 2020 by Melbourne Plumber

When you own a home you want to keep your expenses down anyway possible. This goes for the short and long-term. Pipes eventually go bad in a home and replacing them can be very expensive. In this article we will go over methods to keeping your pipes lasting as long as possible. Checking Water Pressure This is a big one. Too much water pressure is bad for your pipes. Just a few PSI above the recommended level doesnt seem like much, but over years time it can do serious damage. It is suggested that you keep your PSI below 85. ...

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Signs it May be Time to Repipe Your Florida Home

Posted on December 19, 2019 by Melbourne Plumber

The dreaded repipe. Many home-owners are aware of the process. Your home's piping is old and decaying and it is time to replace it. Sounds like an enormous project, one in which there will be workers walking through your house all day and plastic covers are draped from wall to wall. It really isn't that bad. The fact is that you can get a nice repipe for a very affordable price. You don't have to rip out your existing plumbing system. Many times the plumber can go through the attic and create a work around. (more…)

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Why It’s Important to Rely on a Professional for a Gas Installation

Posted on February 6, 2017 by Melbourne Plumber

If you live in a home that relies on natural gas for things like hot water heaters, your furnace, a fireplace or your oven, it’s more difficult to install new units around your house. Gas lines must be run and properly taken care of to ensure that they operate properly. Running gas lines is dangerous business, and something that should be handled by someone with experience, that’s why it makes sense to hire a professional when you need a new gas line installed somewhere in your home. Safety Natural gas is a pretty dangerous substance and something that you must ...

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When is it Time to Call the Plumber?

Posted on June 24, 2016 by Melbourne Plumber

It’s true, there are plumbing fixes that can be done at home without calling out a plumber.  No one wants to call the plumber out only to find out it was an easy fix that they could have resolved by replacing a simple worn out rubber gasket that costs twenty cents from the hardware store.  There are some times when there shouldn’t be a question in your mind as to whether or not to call your Melbourne, FL plumber.  These are some of the times it is always best to call the professional. Installations Whether you are finishing your basement ...

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Why Does My Hot Water Not Get Hot Anymore?

Posted on September 15, 2015 by Melbourne Plumber

The first place a person notices their hot water heater isn’t performing up to par is in the shower.  The faucet handle gradually gets placed further and further to the red side or it stops working all together.  You could call a plumber to address the issue, but you can save money.  A few simple diagnostics with the right tools can help you decide what to do. Not Enough Hot Water If your problem is not enough hot water, the thermostat may be set too low.  Every water heater, gas or electric, has a thermostat to adjust how hot the ...

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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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What is Backflow?

Posted on June 29, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

Whether you own a home or business, it’s crucial to make sure there is no backflow in any of your pipes. Backflow is the term used to describe dirty, contaminated, non-potable, or sewage waste which is erroneously released into clean water lines which are used for drinking water, or water used by a dishwasher, hot tubs, or pool. Pipes are constructed with backflow prevention devices to make sure this doesn’t happen as it could cause severe illness to an individual or population. Backflow can happen in a variety of situations, such as when insecticide attachments are put on hoses and ...

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