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The Top 7 Most Common Plumbing Problems

Posted on October 30, 2020 by Melbourne Plumber

Being in this business for several decades, we have pretty much seen it all. Some of the problems people face with their household or residential plumbing is very common and we see it all the time. Other, more rare occurrences, do happen. But we are saving that topic for another blog. Today we want to list and discuss the most common calls we receive. As you can imagine, they have to do with plumbing wear and tear. Dripping Faucets - The dripping faucet has been a problem to most everyone who has ever lived on Earth. It starts as just ...

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What to do About Chlorine Smelling Water

Posted on June 8, 2020 by Melbourne Plumber

If you live in Melbourne, you probably have noticed the smell of chlorine in your water is more prominent lately. This is because the city is performing a disinfection procedure. This process is designed to keep the water and pipes safe for the long run. Approx. 170,000 people are affected. The water treatment in Melbourne Florida usually consists of treating the it with a tiny amount of chloramine, a mixture of chlorine and ammonia. From time to time the city will switch to chlorine only. This is necessary to keep the system free of bacterial growth. (more…)

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When to Contact a Florida Plumber for Toilet Issues

Posted on February 12, 2018 by Melbourne Plumber

Most homeowners realize that their bathroom is the room most used in their home. Because of this reason, it is not surprising that the toilet breaks on occasion. A malfunctioning toilet can result in major delays for everyone in the family. If you are a homeowner with a broken toilet, it is understandable to want it repaired quickly. Every toilet problem may not be solved as easily as unclogging a toilet. Many issues may arise within the tank itself, being that many moving parts are located in this area. Homeowners may experience strange noises or continuously running water. Or, water ...

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Things to Look for in a Quality Plumber

Posted on December 15, 2017 by Melbourne Plumber

A quality plumbing company is something many people do a search for. In order to find the best one for the job, it is important to consider all that comes with a plumber. Which one is going to be the best for the job? Which one is going to give you the best work possible? Take a look at these pointers to find out which one is going to be the best plumber for your home. (more…)

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Why Plumbing Professionals are Important

Posted on November 2, 2017 by Melbourne Plumber

Plumbing professionals are always important within the plumbing world. Some homeowners have limited knowledge of small plumbing repairs. Some know how to unclog a toilet, others know how to replace them. You can replace the shower head or even install a faucet. However, a lot more goes into plumbing than just these small odd jobs. Professionals Provide Peace of Mind If you’re not a plumbing professional, then you know how some of the tasks that come about are a bit harder to handle than others. This is definitely something to consider. They can do the jobs that you’re unable to ...

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Signs You Need Help from a Professional Plumber

Posted on December 6, 2016 by Melbourne Plumber

It’s good to try and fix minor issues around your home that have to do with your plumbing system if you’re trying to save some money. A running toilet or a toilet that doesn’t flush properly is something that you can probably fix on your own. A minor faucet leak or a clog in a sink pipe is something you might be able to handle on your own as well. However, there is a line that every homeowner crosses where they should hand the problem off to a plumber with experience. Here’s a list of signs when you should be ...

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Why You Should Replace an Older Toilet

Posted on October 27, 2016 by Melbourne Plumber

Toilet technology has been pretty much the same for the last 50 years, but that doesn’t mean that nothing has improved over that time. Today toilets are doing what they did all those years ago much more efficiently. Not only that, but they look sleeker, and more attractive than older models did. If you’re considering making improvements to your home, a new toilet could be an excellent investment. Improve Efficiency Older toilets flush quite well, but they waste a huge amount of water in the process. That’s an issue for anyone looking to conserve water, and it’s exactly why you ...

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Should I Replace My Old Pipes?

Posted on March 8, 2016 by Melbourne Plumber

If you live in an older home, built prior to the 60’s, your plumbing system is different than newer homes that use copper or PVC pipes and fittings.  If you haven’t already, then you will need to seriously consider replacing your pipes with newer more efficient ones.  It may not be as big of an undertaking as you may be dreading, but it needs to be done to avoid costly repairs from leaks or busted pipes. Galvanized Pipes  Galvanized steel pipes are prone to corrosion.  They are known for developing hard water deposits as a result of the corrosion.  As ...

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My Toilet is Making Funny Sounds

Posted on February 4, 2016 by Melbourne Plumber

The Lou, the Commode, the Porcelain god… whatever you prefer to call a toilet, this modern plumbing fixture is something many take for granted these days.  True, most of us have grown up with a bathroom we didn’t have to walk outside to use.  And it works so well most of the time that we never give it a second thought…until we walk away and hear some funny sounds.  The majority of toilet sounds reflect easy solutions.  Here are what some of these sounds may mean. The Running Toilet Your toilet should run after you flush for a few seconds.  ...

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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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