Pros and Cons Between Septic and Sewer?

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Pros and Cons Between Septic and Sewer?

Posted on April 30, 2020 by Melbourne Plumber

The two types of systems make up the overwhelming majority of methods to remove wastewater from the home. Fundamentally they work the same but a closer look reveals the differences between the two systems. Many people have lived in homes with both types of systems and they have their own preferences. There is no clear cut winner in the debate. (more…)

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What to Do if Your Home’s External Pipe Breaks

Posted on February 18, 2020 by Melbourne Plumber

Many homes here in Central Florida are made from concrete block. Consequently, the external pipes to items such as water sprinklers or outdoor spigots run on the outside of the home and are bolted or fastened against the surface of the concrete. Many of these pipes are made from PVC or other plumbing plastics. Day after day these pipes are exposed to the rays of the sun. It may seem innocuous but over decades time, the suns rays can have a warping and degrading effect on these pipes. The pipe becomes brittle and one day while you are watering your ...

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You Come Back Home and Your House is Flooded

Posted on October 30, 2019 by Melbourne Plumber

The only reason we are writing an article on this topic is because it happens. More often than you may think. Here is what to do if this ever happens to you. You and your significant other go out for dinner and a movie. When you come back home there is an inch or two of water covering the entire floor. Ughh. Step 1: Don't Panic. Step 2: Find the source of the problem. Yes this mean walking through your water covered floors. Its a tough job but somebody's got to do it. Step 3: After you have identified what ...

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Variety of Faucet Types for Your Bathroom and Kitchen

Posted on March 13, 2019 by Melbourne Plumber

A faucet was originally the name given to the apparatus that you stuck into a cask or barrel that allowed the liquid inside to flow. As you can imagine, this was particularly popular with beer casks in old England. Now the name applies to the apparatus in which water flows at your kitchen or bathroom sink. There are multiple types of faucets for both bathroom and kitchen. In this article we wil list those types and give a a brief explanation of each. (more…)

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Essential Plumbing Tools

Posted on August 21, 2017 by Melbourne Plumber

You don’t have to be a professional plumber to handle many of the plumbing needs in your Melbourne, Florida home.  But in order to do any type of plumbing job, you need to have the right tools.  Here are a few essential plumbing tools that you should have on hand, even if you’ve never had to unclog a toilet before. Plunger Clogs happen, whether you want to admit it or not.  And when they do, you want to be prepared.  There are two types of plunger you should have on hand.  A flange plunger is recommended for use in toilets.  ...

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What Appliances Should You Call a Melbourne Plumber to Repair?

Posted on May 30, 2017 by Melbourne Plumber

For some appliances, you need to call in an electrician or a contractor if they need repairs. However, that does not apply to all appliances. Sometimes you need to call in a Melbourne plumbing company to be able to repair the appliance. If you aren’t sure what appliances to call your plumber for, then you are in luck. Here are some of the most common appliances you need your plumber’s help with. Appliances You Need to Call the Plumber For The most common appliance you should call your local plumber for is your water heater. This device is responsible for ...

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Plumbing problems in older homes

Posted on August 4, 2015 by Melbourne Plumber

If you are like me, you love the character of an older home.  There are so many architectural details that make the home interesting, much more so than a home with just straight walls and no details.  And you have probably noticed if you watch those home renovation TV shows, that older homes come with many problems.  The electrical systems that were installed in older homes just do not handle the electrical load we put on them today.  The same goes with plumbing.  Any home that was built prior to 1960 probably has a plumbing system that needs updating. (more…)

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The Problem with Leaky Sinks

Posted on October 31, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

Leaky sinks can pose a big problem if they aren’t spotted soon enough. A leak can cause not only water damage, but mold and mildew which can be hard to get rid of and costly as well. While the cost greatly depends on the type of mold, it can also depend on the severity of the mold, the size of the area impacted, and the exact remedy it takes to get rid of it. The worst case scenario, it would be in the thousands of dollars range. So, as a homeowner, you want to take extra precautions when it comes ...

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A Small Drip Can Cause a Major Problem

Posted on August 22, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

When you feel like you’re not getting the pressure from your pipes like you should, it may be because you have a leak somewhere in one of your pipes. You may even notice your water bill going up, although you aren’t using any more water than normal. While leaks are a problem, the bigger issue is the damage that may be occurring where you can’t see it. Oftentimes leaks will happen, but the water runs down the pipe for a while before it gets to a place where it drips and begins the real damage. (more…)

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