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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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Simple Steps to Avoid a Drain Clog

Posted on January 6, 2017 by Melbourne Plumber

Drain clogs are a pretty serious issue and they can stop you from using the sinks, showers, bathtubs and other fixtures throughout your home. That’s why it’s so important to work to prevent them from forming in the first place. Here’s an outline of some simple steps that you can follow to minimize clogging in your home. Follow each of these steps and you’ll be less likely to have to call in a professional to get your home working again. Screens are Your Friend One of the best ways that you can prevent clogs in any of the drains around ...

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Why You Should Have a Florida Plumber Help You Install a Dish Washer

Posted on September 29, 2016 by Melbourne Plumber

If your home doesn’t yet include a dishwasher, or if you have an aging machine that probably needs replacing it’s worth your time and money to have a Florida plumber put one in for you. There are several major benefits of having one of these devices in your kitchen, and we’ll quickly overview some of the most important ones for you to think about. Save Water While it might seem counterintuitive, most studies suggest that a modern-day dishwasher will use up much less water than washing all the dishes by hand. Of course, if you are very careful to conserve ...

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Troubleshooting Your Single Handle Kitchen Sink Faucet

Posted on February 25, 2016 by Melbourne Plumber

Your kitchen sink is one of the most used fixtures in your water system.  The heart of the home is not beating properly without your main faucet for cooking and cleaning.  Single handled faucets are known for developing leaks after so much wear and tear.  But there is no need to worry.  Repairing them is often a quick and super easy fix.  (more…)

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Why is Under My Kitchen Sink Leaking?

Posted on November 24, 2015 by Melbourne Plumber

You go to reach for a new garbage bag or the bottle of dishwashing detergent and see a puddle of water under your kitchen sink.  You have two options, one is close the cabinet and pretend you didn’t see it or grab a towel and potentially fix your problem.  What have you got to lose?  A plumber is always a call away if you don’t feel up to the task. The first thing to check may seem a bit too Captain, but when you clear out all of the cleaning bottles, make sure it wasn’t just one of those leaking.  ...

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How to Fix Banging Pipes

Posted on October 3, 2015 by Melbourne Plumber

If you can hear a banging sound coming from a pipe within your walls, it may not be as complex of a problem as you may think.  This common issue is known as water hammer because the water is basically acting like a hammer as it hits against a pipe. It’s a Pressure Issue The water is flowing at such a high speed that when the valve is closed to turn the water off from a point within the house, it is slamming into the valve and pipe’s interior walls with nowhere to go.  So, it rattles and vibrates until ...

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What Your Leaky Faucet Really Costs

Posted on December 18, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

Leaky faucets are not only annoying, but they can cost you a lot of money over time. Even the smallest of leaks can really add up. Take for instance a faucet that leaks once a minute, that adds up to 1,440 drips a day. It may not sound like much, but over just one year it adds up to a whopping 34 gallons. Take a minute to think about that and visualize 34 gallons in front of you. Pretty amazing. Two leaky faucets which might drip 10 times each minute would mean you were losing more than a gallon a ...

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The Problem with Leaky Sinks

Posted on October 31, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

Leaky sinks can pose a big problem if they aren’t spotted soon enough. A leak can cause not only water damage, but mold and mildew which can be hard to get rid of and costly as well. While the cost greatly depends on the type of mold, it can also depend on the severity of the mold, the size of the area impacted, and the exact remedy it takes to get rid of it. The worst case scenario, it would be in the thousands of dollars range. So, as a homeowner, you want to take extra precautions when it comes ...

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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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