How to Unclog Toilet if Plunger isn’t Working

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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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Reasons My Floor Drain is Backing Up

Posted on September 16, 2019 by Melbourne Plumber

A floor drain backing up can be very frustrating and annoying. They can be baffling too. People will run all types of drain cleaners and potions through their floor drain trying to get it to work properly. But it may not be the drain itself that isn't functioning properly. It may be your plumbing system. The floor drain is the lowest drain in the home so this will be the first place waste water will go if there is a problem with it exiting the premises. In other words, a clog elsewhere may be causing the floor drain to back-up. ...

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The Problem With Ignoring Slab Leaks

Posted on July 17, 2019 by Melbourne Plumber

If there is water leaking from under the concrete in your house you may have a slab leak. Slab leaks can occur for a variety of reasons. Among the reasons a slab leak occurs are: Improper construction Outside pressure Poor water chemistry and quality Old age Damage from settled earth The problem with ignoring a little leak is that it will eventually become a big leak. As a result of a bigger leak you can suffer from more property damage and higher repair bills. Also, the water may be dissipating into the ground and your water bill may be edging ...

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Signs There is a Problem with Main Sewer Line

Posted on August 14, 2018 by Melbourne Plumber

The main sewer line connects your home system to the main sewer. It is usually run under your from yard toward the street in front of your house and may run under the driveway. Problems do occur with this connection and this article will discuss some of the signs and symptoms that there may be a problem with your main sewer line. Slow drainage: Although this doesn't mean you definitely have a problem with your main line it is one of the symptoms. It is best to try to see if there is a clog in your drains first.  (more…)

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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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Pipe Replacement in Melbourne, Florida

Posted on February 27, 2018 by Melbourne Plumber

Nearly every homeowner has dealt with an uncomplicated plumbing problem such as a backed-up toilet or leaky faucet. Generally, these common annoyances are an easy plumbing repair, but more complicated issues can potentially occur at any time, disrupting you and your family’s daily schedules. Eventually, plumbing piping rusts corrode and decay from regular usage. Homeowners must eventually deal with pipe replacement, or suffer from leaking pipes, and potential flooding of water or sewage resulting in costly damage to your home. (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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Why a Water Heater must be Maintained

Posted on December 19, 2016 by Melbourne Plumber

The hot water heater is one of the most important tools in a typical household. It’s responsible for warming up all the water that you use throughout your home to take baths, to wash clothing, dishes and to take showers. If something happens to that heater you won’t be able to do those things any longer, or you’ll be limited in how you do them. That’s why it makes so much sense to pay to have your system maintained on occasion. Here are the three main benefits of maintaining your hot water heater. Prevent Breakdowns There’s nothing worse than a ...

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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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My Toilet is Making Funny Sounds

Posted on February 4, 2016 by Melbourne Plumber

The Lou, the Commode, the Porcelain god… whatever you prefer to call a toilet, this modern plumbing fixture is something many take for granted these days.  True, most of us have grown up with a bathroom we didn’t have to walk outside to use.  And it works so well most of the time that we never give it a second thought…until we walk away and hear some funny sounds.  The majority of toilet sounds reflect easy solutions.  Here are what some of these sounds may mean. The Running Toilet Your toilet should run after you flush for a few seconds.  ...

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