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Why Do Pipes Groan and Vibrate?

Posted on June 20, 2024 by Melbourne Plumber

We have all at some point in our life used a faucet and when turning it on or off heard the pipes groan or vibrate. It’s a bit unsettling and instantly makes you think that something is going to break. After a few times of it happening with no major consequences you tend to get used to it. Or at the very least, it no longer freaks you out. But, what causes the pipes to make those noises in the first place? There are a multiple reasons pipes can make noises such as groaning or rattling. In this article we ...

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The Development of the Modern Toilet

Posted on June 11, 2024 by Melbourne Plumber

The toilet is a staple in any home or business. It is perhaps the most important modern appliance in the home yet it goes mostly overlooked and isn't even thought about much. But without the modern toilet, life would be a whole lot different. A device which carries human waste out of our living space is arguably the most important feature to any home. Human waste is very dangerous and must be discarded in a safe and efficient manner. The modern toilet accomplishes these very tasks. Holes in the Ground and Outhouses The earliest humans would simply do their business ...

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Plumbing Tips for Hurricane Season

Posted on May 28, 2024 by Melbourne Plumber

The hot and mostly beautiful summer is upon us. We will visit the beach, go swimming, maybe do some boating and basically do all the things that we love to do in the summer. It's part of the benefit of living in America's southeast. But, we all know with those benefits come some risks, like violent storms, for example. As you probably know, hurricanes are the biggest natural disaster Floridians face every year. The big swirling storms brings with them many billions of gallons of water and extreme natural energy. These intense storms can cause wind damage, flooding, lightning fires ...

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Best Ways to Unclog Your Shower Drain

Posted on April 2, 2024 by Melbourne Plumber

It's a terrible feeling to be taking a shower and have to stand in dirty water that is not draining. In fact, it feels very counter-productive.  You are cleaning your body at the same time you are standing in dirty water. Shower drains deal with the largest amount of water of any drain in your home. Showers typically last 10 minutes on average and the average shower uses 2 gallons per minute. That's 20 gallons of water per shower. The average household showers several times per day combined. It is not uncommon for 100 gallons or more of water to ...

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Water Leaks and Black Mold

Posted on February 21, 2024 by Melbourne Plumber

In single-story homes where plumbing is located in the attic or in multi-floor houses, a leak from above can seem catastrophic. Gravity pulls the leaking water down into the walls and floors. The result can be ruined drywall, flooring and even worse, black mold. As you may know, black mold is more than just an eyesore. The spores from this mold can be harmful to human biology. Instantly, the mold can cause sneezing, coughing, congestion and eye irritation. Over the long term in can cause lung damage and cognitive decline. It's bad news. Black mold must be removed by professionals ...

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Finding a Plumber You Can Trust is Important

Posted on January 26, 2024 by Melbourne Plumber

There are several types of professionals you want to establish a good report with throughout your life. These are usually the following: doctor, barber, mechanic & plumber. Yes, a plumber. There is no doubt that as you go through life you will need to call on the services of a plumber multiple times. And some of those times it will be an emergency situation. Whether it be for a burst pipe, a sewage backup, a severe clog or just replacing your water heater, you will need to call a plumber at some point. Here are the things you should look ...

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Brown Water? These are the Reasons This Could be Happening

Posted on December 22, 2023 by Melbourne Plumber

Are you experiencing discolored water coming out of your tap? Want to know what is causing your water to look brown or reddish? Look no further. We have an answer. The most common reason water can come out of your pipes with a brown or reddish color is that it contains rust or minerals. They make their way into your water when it passes through old and outdated plumbing systems. Here is a brief list of how else your water may be getting its brownish color. Iron particles that have rusted and weighed down long-standing water An increase in water ...

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The Anatomy of a Stubborn Clog

Posted on November 8, 2023 by Melbourne Plumber

The best part about modern plumbing is that we can take the nasty gross things about everyday life and literally wash them away in seconds. Carefully designed pipes which use gravity and water pressure whisk your waste away in a very efficient manner. Let’s dig further into what is going on inside your pipes.  When plumbing pipes are new they are highly efficient. The smooth surfaces allow water and waste to flow freely with zero impediment. But over time, the flow within these pipes can start to degrade. Here are some of the reasons this happens: Damaged pipes - Tiny ...

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How Will I Know When Its Time to Replace my Toilet?

Posted on October 31, 2023 by Melbourne Plumber

Some folks may answer this question with something like "you know when you know." This statement would imply that it will be so obvious to you when it is time to replace your toilet that you will just do it. But let's not forget that people get used to their situation and may not realize the true problem they have. They may not be aware of the constant trickle of water being pumped into the tank because of a leak and they simply have become used to the sound and may be tuning it out. They may not realize there ...

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Should I Purchase and Install a Water Filtration System?

Posted on September 25, 2023 by Melbourne Plumber

Water purity is something humans have known is important for thousands of years. And even though our ancestors may not have known exactly what impurities in water were or how it affected us, they knew the value of clear and clean drinking water. The cleaner the water, the clearer and better tasting it is. But some impurities could go undetected by visual inspection or taste. Oftentimes, toxic metals found their way into the water and negatively affected the populace. It was perfectly normal to have lead pipes bringing your drinking water in not that long ago. Science has helped us ...

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