The Anatomy of a Stubborn Clog

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The Anatomy of a Stubborn Clog

Posted on November 8, 2023 by Melbourne Plumber

The best part about modern plumbing is that we can take the nasty gross things about everyday life and literally wash them away in seconds. Carefully designed pipes which use gravity and water pressure whisk your waste away in a very efficient manner. Let’s dig further into what is going on inside your pipes.  When plumbing pipes are new they are highly efficient. The smooth surfaces allow water and waste to flow freely with zero impediment. But over time, the flow within these pipes can start to degrade. Here are some of the reasons this happens: Damaged pipes - Tiny ...

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Should I Purchase and Install a Water Filtration System?

Posted on September 25, 2023 by Melbourne Plumber

Water purity is something humans have known is important for thousands of years. And even though our ancestors may not have known exactly what impurities in water were or how it affected us, they knew the value of clear and clean drinking water. The cleaner the water, the clearer and better tasting it is. But some impurities could go undetected by visual inspection or taste. Oftentimes, toxic metals found their way into the water and negatively affected the populace. It was perfectly normal to have lead pipes bringing your drinking water in not that long ago. Science has helped us ...

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Why is My Bathtub Not Draining?

Posted on August 25, 2023 by Melbourne Plumber

There can be various reasons as to exactly why this is happening but to put it simply, there is a blockage of some sort. Something is preventing water from going down the pipe. The average person uses 16 gallons of water when they shower. That is a lot of water that must escape your tub or shower area. Drain Cleaning Maintenance  Something that we are all supposed to do but rarely ever do with showers and tubs is regular cleansing of pipes. We usually only spend time on our pipes after they have clogged. A regular cleaning will prevent the ...

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Common Plumbing Mistakes Homeowners Make

Posted on April 25, 2023 by Melbourne Plumber

Plumbing system maintenance is a significant duty for all homeowners. Delaying its maintenance can lead to many problems. These problems may include leaks, drainage problems, and other forms of damage. These problems start with the simple errors by homeowners. Therefore, you should get maintenance done on time. It can save a lot of money and time in the long run. Keep reading this article to learn about some common plumbing mistakes that homeowners make. Plumbing Mistakes by Homeowners Knowing about the common plumbing mistakes made my homeowners can prevent you from spending too much money on replacing pipes, repairing fixtures, ...

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Most Expensive Plumbing Projects

Posted on March 13, 2023 by Melbourne Plumber

There exist some plumbing projects which can be very expensive and make the homeowner cringe when they hear the price. However, we are lucky enough to live in an era where there are work-arounds and ways to save money. But, the topic of this article explains what we will be discussing today. Which plumbing projects do homeowners dread the most because of the high cost? Replacing or Repairing a Sewer Line - This is a time consuming, labor-intensive process which involves digging up the entire line and replacing it with new pipes. The project can range from $3,000-$7,000. Installing a ...

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What Are The Top Three Reasons People Call Plumbers?

Posted on March 3, 2023 by Melbourne Plumber

As you can imagine plumbers are called for a variety of reasons. Most of the time they are able to help solve the issue at hand within an hour or two. With thousands of plumbing calls being made every day across the country, what are the top three reasons we get called in the first place? In this article we will list the top three reasons plumbers get called. We will start at number three and finish with the most common. 3. Water Heater - Whether it be repair, maintain or replace, water heaters are the third most common reason ...

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Unique Plumbing Challenges Faced in Florida

Posted on February 14, 2023 by Melbourne Plumber

Florida is well known for its unique weather. The weather is a mixture of high humidity and rainfall. It's also called "The State of Sunshine" by many people, and you need hot and cold water service all the time. Along with its unique weather, Florida also has some unique plumbing problems that usually only happen in some places.  Most of the time, the plumbing problems are minor and inexpensive, but they're causing so much inconvenience that they should be fixed as soon as possible. But sometimes, they can be severe that can cause damage in the background, for instance, a ...

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How Can I Block my Tub Drain Without a Plug?

Posted on May 3, 2022 by Melbourne Plumber

People often move into a home and are forced to deal with what the last tenant or owner left behind. Many times this boils down to lack of a certain item. In this case we are talking about having a tub that has no plug. How can you block the tub with no plug? This article is only a temporary fix and we suggest buying the proper plug for your drain. There are ways to block it off right now if need be. I. Plastic Bag or Film Plastic is a useful material in many ways. When it comes to ...

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Reasons Why Your Toilet Fills Slowly

Posted on March 29, 2022 by Melbourne Plumber

Does our toilet seem like it is filing slower and slower? There could be various reasons as to why this is happening. In this article we will review the reasons why. We will also suggest solutions. Water Valve Turned Too Low - The valve controlling the amount of water the toilet receives is the first place to check. Make sure the water valve which connects to the toilet is turned all the way to the open position. A Clogged Vent - There is an air vent which allows pressure to escape while the water is filling. The vent runs through ...

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Signs that Your Sewer Line May Need Repair

Posted on November 5, 2021 by Melbourne Plumber

No homeowner wants to deal with major catastrophic damage in or around their home. This is because it can get pretty expensive and all the work being done can really affect your daily life. Before an issue gets to be catastrophic, it can be nipped in the bud as they say. Today we are discussing sewer lines. These exit pipes from your home go fully unnoticed when functioning properly. But when they fail to perform, the results are noticeable right away. Usually a sewer line will be totally collapsed or failing in other ways before people address the problem. It ...

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