How to Prevent Hair Clogs in Your Shower Drain

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How to Prevent Hair Clogs in Your Shower Drain

Posted on March 11, 2021 by Melbourne Plumber

We all know the disappointed feeling when the water is not draining as fast as usual. Its a clog and you have been down this road before. After you get the clog resolved you think to yourself "I will try harder to prevent that from happening." But what steps can you really take to prevent a clog from occurring in your shower drain? 90% of shower drain material is hair. This protective part of our skin keeps the sun from damaging us, it keeps us warm, and helps regulate body temperature. So, if it does all these things then it ...

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Maintenance You Can Do During Quarantine

Posted on May 14, 2020 by Melbourne Plumber

We have seen the country on a full lock-down for almost two months now because of the corona-virus pandemic. While some states are getting things running again, many states and industries have not been cleared to do so. We though that writing a blog about plumbing maintenance that you can do while on lock-down would be a good idea. Clean Your Shower Heads We often forget about the shower head even though we use it every day. The shower head can get clogged by buildup. A clogged shower head means that the water isn't able to run smoothly through it ...

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Do You Need a Water Heater Tune Up?

Posted on June 12, 2019 by Melbourne Plumber

Haven't heard of this before? Don't feel ashamed, many people do not know that you could tune up your water heater. But this maintenance can save you money and time down the road. So, what exactly is done during this tune up? Flush Flushing out the water heater basically get rid of any sediment that has built up within the unit. The sediment makes the heater less efficient and taints the water you are using. I saw a water heater unit that was half way full of copper colored sediment. This was in an area of Palm Bay that still ...

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Sewage Coming Up Through Bathtub

Posted on March 29, 2019 by Melbourne Plumber

This is a conundrum that is never anticipated, nor much thought about, until it actually happens to you. One day, while using your restroom, you may catch a whiff of sewage and think nothing of it. But then some time goes by and the next thing you know you have sewage liquids showing up in your bathtub. A sewage backup caused by a block is not the end of the world but it is not a pleasant experience by any means. Don't panic. Here are some steps of what you need to do: (more…)

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Tips for Efficient Utility Bills

Posted on November 13, 2018 by Melbourne Plumber

As a person who pays for utility bills, you want your system to be as efficient as possible. With that in mind we have assembled these simple tips that can help keep your house plumbing running efficiently. Bathroom and Kitchen -Check your faucets for leaks and drips. Besides being annoying, drips and leaks cause the sink to run water and this can end up being costly. One customer recently told us that a leaky faucet had cost them over $30 in increased water bills because they put off fixing it for so long. -Check toilet for leaks as well. Put ...

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Ways to Unclog a Toilet

Posted on September 18, 2017 by Melbourne Plumber

Whether you like to talk about it or not, toilet clogs happen.  And when they do, they are never pleasant.  Your trusted Melbourne, Florida plumbers are always available to help you when you get into a jam, but clogs can usually be handled on your own.  Here are a few tips to get the job done. Grab the Plunger If you don’t already have a plunger in your bathroom, now is a good time to head out to get one.  While it may sit unused in the corner for long periods of time, the plunger can save your bathroom in ...

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Plumbing Maintenance You Can Do Yourself

Posted on May 1, 2017 by Melbourne Plumber

While not all plumbing jobs are something you can take on yourself, there are a few maintenance projects that are totally safe for most DIYers to do on their own. If you want to help your plumbing and appliances last longer, then you need to help take care of them. Here are a few projects that you can take on, and shouldn’t have too much trouble with. Cleaning Out Your Drains By simply taking a little boiling water and pouring it down drains once a month, you can keep some of your drains working better. The boiling water helps to ...

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Why Ordering an Inspection Before Purchasing a New Home Can Save You Money?

Posted on May 6, 2016 by Melbourne Plumber

There are thousands of homes on the market that will catch your eye, but only a few that will be the prime choices for your new home. One big mistake that some homeowners make is that they purchase their dream house without having it properly inspected first. Many decide that the appraisal of the home was done to cover every inch of the home and by that it is up to their standards. This is a huge mistake that could end up becoming very costly. What a Plumbing Inspection Can Prevent Inspections of the structure of the home are done ...

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A Plumber’s Tips for Decreasing Your Water Bill

Posted on October 14, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

Water is all around us: from the Atlantic Ocean next to Melbourne, Florida, to the many lakes and streams all around the state. While it may seem there is an abundant amount of it, the reality is that only 1% of the water on Earth is readily available for human consumption. The majority of unusable water is in the form of salt water in the oceans or frozen water in glaciers or polar ice caps. At the current rate of consumption, fresh water is decreasing much faster than the Earth is able to replenish it. When you’re committed to decreasing ...

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