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Is it Worth Getting a Tankless Water Heater?

Posted on October 12, 2022 by Melbourne Plumber

The tankless water heater is one which heats water on demand. They come in electric and natural gas varieties. The gas tankless water heater is a better idea because we have seen customers have to pay an electrician premium prices to install a power line which can handle the power draw. Natural gas tankless water heaters only require a gas line and that is something most any licensed plumber can work on for you. Tankless water heaters can run from $300 - $3500 depending on the size and brand name. People usually hire a professional to install them because it ...

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Broken Glass in Garbage Disposal

Posted on August 29, 2022 by Melbourne Plumber

  If you have lived in a house or apartment with a garbage disposal for any length of time, chances are you have had a glass or dish break in the sink. If this has happened to you for the first time and you found this article because you don't know what to do, we are glad to help. The first thing you need to do is to not panic. The solution to this problem may be much easier than you anticipated. Check out our steps below to removing glass from your garbage disposal. What you will need: Needle nose ...

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Why is My Tub Changing Colors?

Posted on August 9, 2022 by Melbourne Plumber

Sometimes you may notice parts or all of your bathtub will start to change colors. This is more common than you may think. In this article we go into the various reasons why your tub may be changing colors. The number one reason for coloring in your tub is hard water. Hard water is basically water which has high mineral deposits. The colors left behind by hard water can be orange or brown in nature. Limestone deposits may form in your pipes over time as well. You can prevent all of this by hiring a plumber to install a water ...

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How Does a Person Become a Plumber?

Posted on May 31, 2022 by Melbourne Plumber

Those looking to learn a trade like plumbing often want to know where and how to start. The road to becoming a plumber is like that of many other trades. In this article we will discuss the path that one must take to become a licensed professional plumber. High School Diploma or General Equivalency  Plumbing requires that you have a good grasp on science and math. These skills are learned all throughout school but are fine-tuned in high school. It is important to complete these courses at the high school level. Vocational Training You don't need a college degree to ...

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Should I Use a Liquid Drain Cleaner or a Plumbing Snake?

Posted on May 17, 2022 by Melbourne Plumber

Drain clogs happen. They are a part of life. More times than not the culprit is a mix of soap and biological debris aka hair and skin cells. But this is not always the case. There can be physical items blocking your drain as well. This is why it is important to know which type of method you should use to unclog your drain. First thing's first. How long has your clog exited? Did it happen suddenly? Or did it slowly build to this point? These questions will help you figure out what type of drain cleaning mechanism you should ...

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Side Sewer Issues – What to Expect

Posted on January 4, 2022 by Melbourne Plumber

The side sewer carries wastewater from sinks, toilets and other drains to the public sewer.  If you own your house or business then you also own your side sewer and are responsible for its maintenance and repair. Being familiar with the side sewer can help you understand what is happening should it ever need repair. Most Frequent Issues There are a variety of problems which can arise with the side sewer. They can develop cracks or leaks which can cause a lot of problem in the long run. They are constructed by several pipe joints which may not match up ...

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Drains Back Up After a Rain Storm

Posted on March 22, 2021 by Melbourne Plumber

This is Florida. We are very close to sea-level and would be wading around in marsh land most of the time if it weren't for elaborate canal systems and drainage ditches. Everything has to run smoothly as far as the canal system goes to keep flooding from occurring, especially after rainstorms. This holds true for your home plumbing system as well. Some people may experience their drains backing up after a heavy rainstorm. This is not normal. This means something is not working properly in your home plumbing system. Your sewer drain is allowing a backflow of water which it ...

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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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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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Are Flushable Wipes Safe For Your Plumbing?

Posted on September 28, 2020 by Melbourne Plumber

Flushable wipes became popular on the market about 15 years ago or so. They offer "extra cleanliness" to the user. Many companies that make these products tout that they are just as safe as regular toilet paper to flush down your toilet. But are they? The bottom line is that regular toilet paper is made thin and is fully biodegradable. The flushable wipes are made thicker and have chemical additives that keep the wipes together and moist. They will eventually break down in the sewer or septic system but they do not break down right away. If there is a ...

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