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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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How to Make Your Pipes Last Longer

Posted on January 31, 2020 by Melbourne Plumber

When you own a home you want to keep your expenses down anyway possible. This goes for the short and long-term. Pipes eventually go bad in a home and replacing them can be very expensive. In this article we will go over methods to keeping your pipes lasting as long as possible. Checking Water Pressure This is a big one. Too much water pressure is bad for your pipes. Just a few PSI above the recommended level doesnt seem like much, but over years time it can do serious damage. It is suggested that you keep your PSI below 85. ...

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Plumbing Problems as a Result of Heavy Rains

Posted on June 28, 2018 by Melbourne Plumber

Central Floridians know about rain. We live through several months where it basically rains every day, sometimes two or three times a day. So, what effect can all this rain have on a plumbing system? Heavy rains can flood your yard and cause the plumbing pipes buried in your yard to burst. You can usually tell that this has happened when your yard remains flooded even when the rains have subsided.  You may also notice foul smell if the damaged pipe is related to the sewer system.  (more…)

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When to Contact a Florida Plumber for Toilet Issues

Posted on February 12, 2018 by Melbourne Plumber

Most homeowners realize that their bathroom is the room most used in their home. Because of this reason, it is not surprising that the toilet breaks on occasion. A malfunctioning toilet can result in major delays for everyone in the family. If you are a homeowner with a broken toilet, it is understandable to want it repaired quickly. Every toilet problem may not be solved as easily as unclogging a toilet. Many issues may arise within the tank itself, being that many moving parts are located in this area. Homeowners may experience strange noises or continuously running water. Or, water ...

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Do You Have Noisy Pipes?

Posted on June 29, 2017 by Melbourne Plumber

Noisy pipes in your Melbourne, Florida can be rather irritating, especially when you’re trying to sleep, or need to concentrate on something important.  But just because your pipes make loud noises, that doesn’t mean you have to accept it.  Instead of suffering with the sounds day in and day out, why not find out what the cause is?  Here are a few reasons your pipes might be so loud. High Water Pressure When your water pressure is too high, it can lead to loud banging noises in the pipes.  Fortunately, the pressure can be regulated.  All you have to do ...

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Signs You Need Help from a Professional Plumber

Posted on December 6, 2016 by Melbourne Plumber

It’s good to try and fix minor issues around your home that have to do with your plumbing system if you’re trying to save some money. A running toilet or a toilet that doesn’t flush properly is something that you can probably fix on your own. A minor faucet leak or a clog in a sink pipe is something you might be able to handle on your own as well. However, there is a line that every homeowner crosses where they should hand the problem off to a plumber with experience. Here’s a list of signs when you should be ...

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A Checklist for Proper Maintenance

Posted on November 2, 2016 by Melbourne Plumber

Serious plumbing problems generally don’t happen overnight. Instead, they develop slowly and it’s up to you to figure out how to fix them after they’re present. That’s why it makes sense to look out for problems, so that you can catch them before they are too serious. Here are a few common problems that you should look for to detect problems before they are too serious. Looking over Pipe Insulation Burst pipes are a serious issue that you want to avoid at all costs. The issue isn’t very common as long as you have a heated home, but it does ...

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When is it Time to Call the Plumber?

Posted on June 24, 2016 by Melbourne Plumber

It’s true, there are plumbing fixes that can be done at home without calling out a plumber.  No one wants to call the plumber out only to find out it was an easy fix that they could have resolved by replacing a simple worn out rubber gasket that costs twenty cents from the hardware store.  There are some times when there shouldn’t be a question in your mind as to whether or not to call your Melbourne, FL plumber.  These are some of the times it is always best to call the professional. Installations Whether you are finishing your basement ...

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Understanding Your DWV System and How It Operates

Posted on April 8, 2016 by Melbourne Plumber

Plumbing can be a complicated subject for someone who has no prior knowledge of how the plumbing system works. There are more than a few pipes in the system, and a large portion of the system is made up of the DWV system. DWV stands for Drainage, Waste, and Venting. This is what helps the sewage and used water flow out of your home without any issues. If you are experiencing a backup, or an odor coming from your drains, chances are there may be a clog located in the DWV system. In order to understand your entire plumbing system, ...

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Should I Replace My Old Pipes?

Posted on March 8, 2016 by Melbourne Plumber

If you live in an older home, built prior to the 60’s, your plumbing system is different than newer homes that use copper or PVC pipes and fittings.  If you haven’t already, then you will need to seriously consider replacing your pipes with newer more efficient ones.  It may not be as big of an undertaking as you may be dreading, but it needs to be done to avoid costly repairs from leaks or busted pipes. Galvanized Pipes  Galvanized steel pipes are prone to corrosion.  They are known for developing hard water deposits as a result of the corrosion.  As ...

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