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Water Heater Frequently Asked Questions

Posted on July 14, 2021 by Melbourne Plumber

The water heater is an invaluable device to have in the 21st century home. Once considered a luxury, having instant access to hot water is now considered a necessity. Can you imagine all the complaints a hotel would receive if their water heater went out for just 24 hours? In this article we would like to go over some of the most common questions concerning water heaters and then answer them as well. Q. What is the best temperate to keep my hot water heater? A. The temperature to keep your water heater is 120 degrees. This is the temperature ...

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Camera Diagnostic Tool – What we Look for

Posted on February 17, 2021 by Melbourne Plumber

As you may know, plumbers use small camera which stuck to the end of movable, prodding device in order to see what is going on within a pipe, behind a wall, or any other hard-to-reach area. The amount of money this can save the customer varies but it can be thousands of dollars. Before the advent of the tiny camera, plumbers would often need to knock a hole in your wall or floor to get to the pipes. And this was all just to have a look. As you can imagine this was a very costly undertaking. So, what exactly ...

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You Come Back Home and Your House is Flooded

Posted on October 30, 2019 by Melbourne Plumber

The only reason we are writing an article on this topic is because it happens. More often than you may think. Here is what to do if this ever happens to you. You and your significant other go out for dinner and a movie. When you come back home there is an inch or two of water covering the entire floor. Ughh. Step 1: Don't Panic. Step 2: Find the source of the problem. Yes this mean walking through your water covered floors. Its a tough job but somebody's got to do it. Step 3: After you have identified what ...

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The Problem With Ignoring Slab Leaks

Posted on July 17, 2019 by Melbourne Plumber

If there is water leaking from under the concrete in your house you may have a slab leak. Slab leaks can occur for a variety of reasons. Among the reasons a slab leak occurs are: Improper construction Outside pressure Poor water chemistry and quality Old age Damage from settled earth The problem with ignoring a little leak is that it will eventually become a big leak. As a result of a bigger leak you can suffer from more property damage and higher repair bills. Also, the water may be dissipating into the ground and your water bill may be edging ...

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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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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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The Sump Pump. Your basement’s unsung hero.

Posted on May 12, 2015 by Melbourne Plumber

For those with basements, ie Northern Central Florida and north, this article is for you. Every so often there is a whirring machine sound that comes on at random times, often in the middle of the night.  One of those things that you never gave much thought to because you rarely heard it and if and when you did, you quickly forgot about it.  On some days it is raining, sometimes there is not a cloud in sight.  When was the last time you heard it? Maybe you last remember it was months ago while you were watching a movie, ...

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