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Camera Diagnostic Tool – What we Look for

Posted on February 17, 2021 by Melbourne Plumber

As you may know, plumbers use small camera which stuck to the end of movable, prodding device in order to see what is going on within a pipe, behind a wall, or any other hard-to-reach area. The amount of money this can save the customer varies but it can be thousands of dollars. Before the advent of the tiny camera, plumbers would often need to knock a hole in your wall or floor to get to the pipes. And this was all just to have a look. As you can imagine this was a very costly undertaking. So, what exactly ...

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To Re-Pipe or Not to Re-Pipe

Posted on February 2, 2021 by Melbourne Plumber

If you live in Florida and have a house that has some age to it, you will run into a piping problem if you have not already. Our warm and humid climate aids the natural degradation and corrosion of pipes that were installed decades ago. If your home is decades old and has never been re-piped, this is something you may have to do in the near future. You can contact a professional plumber and have them look at your piping to tell you what kind of pipe you have, what kind of life it has left, what pipe they ...

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Signs it May be Time to Repipe Your Florida Home

Posted on December 19, 2019 by Melbourne Plumber

The dreaded repipe. Many home-owners are aware of the process. Your home's piping is old and decaying and it is time to replace it. Sounds like an enormous project, one in which there will be workers walking through your house all day and plastic covers are draped from wall to wall. It really isn't that bad. The fact is that you can get a nice repipe for a very affordable price. You don't have to rip out your existing plumbing system. Many times the plumber can go through the attic and create a work around. (more…)

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How to Unclog Toilet if Plunger isn’t Working

Posted on October 8, 2019 by Melbourne Plumber

90% of all toilet clogs can be solved with the standard toilet plunger. This is an item you can buy at the dollar store and is worth its weight in gold when you really need it. But there are times where you have a clog and the plunger isn't working. This is a terrible feeling but remain calm. There are some steps you can try before you have to call a professional plumber. In this article we list the step you can try on your clogged toilet before you have to call in the pros. Below are those steps: (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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What to Expect on Your First Septic Tank Pumping

Posted on July 29, 2016 by Melbourne Plumber

If you have grown up living in a home with a septic system, you are probably comfortable with the idea of needing to have your system pumped every 3-5 years. However, if you are new to the septic system, having your tank pumped can be a source of anxiety if you are unsure of what to expect. The good news is that it isn’t as bad as you may be thinking so its best not to keep putting it off. If you are following a regularly scheduled maintenance plan from your Melbourne, FL plumber, you have nothing to worry about. ...

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How to Take Care of Your Septic System

Posted on November 2, 2015 by Melbourne Plumber

It is a common misperception that every home is on the city’s sewer system.  If you live in a rural area or a developing area, chances are you have a septic system and those require maintenance.  It is important to know how to maintain your septic system to avoid costly repairs and gross overflows. What You Ignore Today… Easy to forget about, your septic tank is hidden underground somewhere outside your home.  If you do not know where it is, now is a good time to find it.  You can keep a watchful eye out for the following signs there ...

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Top 4 plumbing problems

Posted on February 27, 2015 by Melbourne Plumber

Although home plumbing systems can function seamlessly for years on end, when a plumbing problem develops, it can wreak havoc on a dwelling’s occupants. The following will take a look at the top 4 plumbing problems in the home, and some simple steps that you can take to prevent and remedy them. The first and perhaps most common plumbing complaint in many homes is the issue of clogged drains. This problem typically occurs in kitchen and bathroom drains (including shower drains) as a result of the build-up of foreign matter in the pipes of a drainage system. Depending on the ...

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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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