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How to Remove Old Caulk

Posted on April 14, 2021 by Melbourne Plumber

  Caulking is used in every home. It is usually used where water is used. The caulk creates a water-tight seal which prevents water from getting behind or between things. Without caulk there would be all types of mold and pest activity between your cabinets and and behind your walls. Caulk is also used on windows, cabinets and just about anywhere there is a seam which needs to be sealed. Caulk not only prevents water exposure but it keeps out bugs. Caulk, like all things, wears down over time. The passage of time sees the substance degrade on a molecular ...

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Snaking Your Own Toilet or Drain

Posted on April 13, 2020 by Melbourne Plumber

There are some clogs that liquid plumber and and rubber plungers just can't seem to solve. (Try these home solutions too). For those really tough stubborn clogs there is a device called a "snake". I am sure you have heard about this device and know exactly why it is called that. So, I won't waste time or words on that. But what is good to know is that you can get a pretty decent snake online for about 40 bucks. There are snakes that work well on the free market and they will deliver them right to your door. The ...

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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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Think Twice About Liquid Chemical Drain Cleaners

Posted on May 14, 2019 by Melbourne Plumber

The liquid chemical drain cleaner has been around for some time. We have all seen the commercials. Pour in the liquid or the gel and the clog goes away in minutes. This may be true some of the time but what exactly is going on when you use these products? Firstly, we cannot overstate how dangerous these chemicals are to have around the house, especially when you have kids or pets. They are highly corrosive and will kill skin on contact. With that said, what else are they harming? (more…)

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Keeping Your Dishwasher from Clogging

Posted on May 2, 2019 by Melbourne Plumber

The modern dishwasher is a luxury for sure. Anyone who has had an electric dishwasher then moved to a home without one knows what a luxury they can be. But dishwashers can have their bad times too. They are not without their own problems. Up to 75% of homes have an electric dishwasher.  So, you could say that people believe in the power and effectiveness of it. But, anyone who has had major dishwasher problems knows they can be a headache. (more…)

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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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Types of Faucets Plumbers Deal With

Posted on November 14, 2017 by Melbourne Plumber

There are numerous types of faucets on the market. With so many, a plumber has to be up to date on the types that may be leaking in a home. Here are some common faucets that are found and problems that can arise with them. Leaky Faucets are a Common Problem A common problem found in most households is having a leaky faucet. Most people ignore it when it can be a simple fix. While, some may be worse than others, it might be ideal to try a quick fix before calling in a plumber for the job. Shut off ...

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The Benefits of a New Sink Fixture

Posted on February 15, 2017 by Melbourne Plumber

Are you sick of looking at those old fixtures around your home, but aren’t sure if you should spend the money on a replacement? Here are some benefits that you could enjoy by going ahead and buying replacements around your home. Of course, many of these benefits only apply if you currently have older fixtures in your home. Save You Time How many times have you dealt with a clog? How about a leak or a faulty knob? Old fixtures cause problems when they begin to wear out. They can make your home look dated and give you additional chores ...

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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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Why Your Faucet is Leaking

Posted on January 16, 2017 by Melbourne Plumber

While a leaky faucet isn’t a serious threat to your home, it is a serious waste of water and an issue that you should resolve as soon as you can. Fortunately for you, most of the time a leaky faucet is a pretty minor problem to solve, and something that you might even be able to fix yourself. Here’s a breakdown of the most common causes behind a leaky faucet, make sure that you look for the root of the problem in this order. The O-Ring An O-ring or rubber gasket is a common culprit in a typical sink leak. ...

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