What to Know Before You Work on Your Own Plumbing


Tag: plumbing advice

What to Know Before You Work on Your Own Plumbing

Posted on May 1, 2024 by Melbourne Plumber

Fixing your own home plumbing can be something simple or it can be something very challenging. There are two variables in this equation. The first and most  important is what sort of plumbing issue you have. If it is something as simple as a lose pipe which is allowing liquids to drip, most anyone can handle this with a wrench and some elbow grease. The second variable is the skill level of the homeowner. Is working on plumbing something this person has done previously? Did they work in the industry? Maybe they took some courses in trade school. The degrees ...

Read More

Tips to Help Your Kitchen Plumbing Run More Smoothly

Posted on May 4, 2021 by Melbourne Plumber

We get calls each and every week which have to do with plumbing in the kitchen. Many times people are making the same mistakes over and over again which result in plumbing problems. In this article we will go over some "Do's and Don'ts" when it comes to kitchen plumbing. Hopefully this information can help you have a kitchen which is plumbing catastrophe free. DON'T: Don't pour grease down your drain. In fact, this is one of the worst things you can do. Grease is the perfect substance to glum onto debris and other materials and then harden. It will ...

Read More

Getting to Know Your Hot Water Heater

Posted on May 16, 2016 by Melbourne Plumber

Many people like to leave the plumbing, and everything about it, up to the professionals. That is okay, but there are still bits of information that the professional will need in order to give you an accurate quote for the fix you are requesting, especially when it comes to hot water heaters. There are a few things that all homeowners should know about their water heater in case an emergency occurs. This could be the difference in the licensed plumber being prepared for the task at hand or not. The Location and Type Pretty straight forward, the location of your ...

Read More

Do I Need to Winterize my Septic System?

Posted on December 21, 2015 by Melbourne Plumber

This article is not very applicable to this area of Florida. But north of here and in 90% of the United States folks have to worry about the effects of freezing weather on their plumbing. Unlike city sewage systems that are maintained by the local municipality, a septic tank and system is the responsibility of the homeowner.  There is year round regular maintenance involved with owning a private sanitary system and that includes a few extra preparations for the winter.  (more…)

Read More

Recent Posts