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How to Detect Leaky Pipes

Posted on November 9, 2016 by Melbourne Plumber

Water leaks are a serious problem and should always be taken care of as soon as possible. That’s why you always need to be on the lookout for signs of a water leak, and why you have to work hard to take care of these issues before they cause serious problems. Here are some common signs of pipe leaks that you should be on the lookout for. The Smell One of the main ways that you’ll spot leaky pipes is by the smell of them. They put off a mold or mildew smell, or at least the surrounding materials do ...

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What are Plumbing Permits and When Should They be Obtained?

Posted on April 13, 2016 by Melbourne Plumber

Each state will vary depending on their codes and requirements for plumbing permits. Some states require that you obtain certain permits before allowing a licensed plumber to visit and complete the work. If work is completed without the proper permits, or by a licensed plumber, or the property owner themselves, there could be serious repercussions, including being fined and possibly having to have the entire project redone by a licensed professional. A plumbing permit is documentation that proves you have the required materials or knowledge to complete the project or hire a plumbing professional to complete the project. It states ...

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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…)

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Everything You Need to Know about Drain Flanges

Posted on December 7, 2015 by Melbourne Plumber

Drain flanges are like quiet little supporting actors in the daily functioning of your home or business’ main water system fixtures.  They play an integral role in preventing leaks around drains because a flange is just a flat rim that acts as a strengthener or seal in between the drain and the fixture.  Let’s take a further look at some of the drain flanges in your home. The Sink Drain Flange If you go look in your kitchen sink you will notice that around your drain basket is a seam.  That seam means you can remove the drain basket that ...

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How to Prevent Frozen Pipes

Posted on June 4, 2015 by Melbourne Plumber

Even though it is summer and we are located in central Florida, we'd like to present this article about frozen pipes. We aim to make this blog a resource to folks all over the country, not just here in Melbourne. Once in a blue moon the temp does drop below freezing here and there have been frozen pipe issues. Wintertime can be very hard on your plumbing and for most homeowner’s, frozen pipes can be any their worst fear coming true. With proper preparation, your home can stay leak free all winter long no matter how frigid the temperatures may ...

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