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Knowing When You Need Sewer Jetting

Posted on August 19, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

Water is used to clean things more than anything else. When you put pressure behind water, it makes it even more valuable to use. High pressure water can be used by plumbers to clean the insides of pipes and to help get the water flowing again as it should. Jetting hoses come in a variety of sizes to accommodate different diameters of piping throughout a home or office, so depending on where the clog is will depend on the size of hose needed. The hoses connect to a pump which directs the water from a source to the hose. Depending ...

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When is it Time for a New Garbage Disposal?

Posted on August 5, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

Most plumbers would tell you that the average life span for any garbage disposal is about eight to 12 years. This, of course, depends on the make, model, and horse power (HP) of the unit you have. It can also depend greatly on how often you use it and for what. If you just use it occasionally and for light food items it will generally last longer. If you use it daily and try to grind up thick items like old chicken bones or orange peels, chances are you’ll either get a clogged disposal or you’ll likely be needing a ...

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Why Everyone Should Consider RO Systems for Their Home

Posted on August 4, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

RO simply stands for reverse osmosis, and this type of appliance works by cleaning water in the home before it comes out of the tap, making it more palatable. These systems take out all kinds of inorganic solids and decrease the amount of salt found in the water. It works by using a membrane which the water is pushed through before it exits the tap. Purification levels are upwards of 98%, creating great tasting water and a lower salt content which is healthier for many individuals. (more…)

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Find Out What’s Really in Your Pipes

Posted on August 3, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

As any homeowner knows, issues arise that need to be taken care of. This is especially true with plumbing, because rarely do people think about it unless there is a problem. Like many things, out of sight means out of mind. That’s not necessarily bad, but when you suspect something isn’t right with the pipes in your house, it’s best to be proactive and call a plumber. Plumbers can do camera inspection to determine what may be going on with your plumbing system. Maybe you’re having a problem with low pressure or maybe your drains are draining very slowly - ...

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Important Reasons for Home Repiping

Posted on August 1, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

Home repiping is important for many reasons, and the issue of replacing them should be addressed if you experience any of the problems below. If your pipes are old, especially if they were installed prior to 1970, they may be made out of lead. Lead is a health concern, especially in children five years old and younger, and can lead to serious problems. When lead is in the pipes it can get into the drinking water which is harmful to anyone’s health. Although it’s hard for water to pick up any lead as it travels through the pipes, the water ...

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How Much Horse Power do You Need?

Posted on July 28, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

Whether you own a home, business, or small restaurant in Melbourne, Florida you probably have a sink or two which has a garbage disposal. Some people consider garbage disposals an integral part of any kitchen, and it pays to take good care of them to get them to last as long as possible. When you follow manufacturer’s guidelines for maintenance and cleaning, an average unit will last for about 10-12 years. This, of course, can depend on the amount of use it gets over time and the quality of the brand you choose. Garbage disposals come in a variety of ...

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Increasing the Value of Your Home with a Master Plumber

Posted on July 27, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

Remodeling a bathroom is a great way to add value to your home, however, many people get in way over their head by thinking they can do it all themselves. The most important part of renovating a bathroom is to make sure you plan it out before tearing out anything. First, consider the flow of the bathroom. Does it work for you now? Are you just looking for cosmetic upgrades? Do you want new shower heads installed or are you looking for a complete head to toe renovation? When you have decided on exactly what you want, it’s important to ...

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Lowering Your Water Bill One Leak at a Time

Posted on July 8, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

Paying bills is tough enough, but when you think your water bill has gone up more than it should have, it might be time to hire a plumber to do leak detection. Leaks can occur in the plumbing inside or outside the home, in any area where there are pipes. When the water leaks, even if it’s just a little bit, it can dramatically impact your water bill, which will stay high until the leak gets fixed. Finding the leak as soon as possible means your water bill will decrease to what it should be, and the new pipes will ...

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The Good Old Days Weren’t Good for Everyone

Posted on July 5, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

There is nothing worse than having a plumbing problem. When pipes won’t drain right or there’s a clog that nothing seems to fix, the only solution is to call a qualified Master Plumber. Not only are they experienced at clearing out pipes and replacing old ones, they have the ability to see what is going on with camera inspection. Years ago when someone had a clogged pipe, a plumber would have to guess where the blockage was. Plumbers would have to take an educated guess, and unfortunately, they weren’t always right. This lead to expensive work because the pipes oftentimes ...

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Cleaning Drains and Drain Clogs

Posted on July 3, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

There are numerous products on the market to help clean drains. At any home improvement store you can find liquid drain cleaner, plungers, and plumber’s snakes. All of these items can help to clear clogged drains, when the clog is something that is manageable. It’s important to remember that when you’re attempting to unclog a pipe to not put too much pressure on it, as they can only withstand so much prodding and pressure. If you accidentally break a pipe while trying to unclog it, drain cleaning is going to be the last thing you need to worry about. You’ll ...

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