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What is Causing My Faucet to Leak?

Posted on June 15, 2021 by Melbourne Plumber

It may sound innocuous enough, but a leaky faucet could spell bad news for the homeowner. For one, it could be a sign that there is a much bigger underlying plumbing problem. But even if that isn't the case, a single leaky faucet could increase your water bill by 10%. The constant flow of water could cause damage to sealants and cause long term buildup in the pipe. Not to mention, a leaky faucet is enough to drive a person trying to sleep mad. But what causes leaky faucets? What happens to a faucet to make it go from its ...

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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 ...

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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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