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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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Different Kinds of Plumbing Noises and What they Mean

Posted on August 5, 2019 by Melbourne Plumber

Plumbing makes noise. Most of the time it is just the plumbing doing its thing. It is carrying water to an appliance, or it is carrying waste water away from a receptacle. Sometimes, plumbing noises are not normal and can be a sign is something wrong. Here we list some sounds and what they mean: Whooshing - If you hear a whoosh from your pipes that starts up out of nowhere this may be a sign of mineral deposits. The especially happens in galvanized and copper pipes. The buildup is causing the water to whoosh around inside the pipe. Banging ...

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The Sump Pump. Your basement’s unsung hero.

Posted on May 12, 2015 by Melbourne Plumber

For those with basements, ie Northern Central Florida and north, this article is for you. Every so often there is a whirring machine sound that comes on at random times, often in the middle of the night.  One of those things that you never gave much thought to because you rarely heard it and if and when you did, you quickly forgot about it.  On some days it is raining, sometimes there is not a cloud in sight.  When was the last time you heard it? Maybe you last remember it was months ago while you were watching a movie, ...

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