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When Your Pipes Rattle

Posted on October 20, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

Although it generally happens in older homes, even new homes can experience what’s called ‘water hammer.’ This is the noise inside of pipes which is made at points in your plumbing system where water stops abruptly or the water flow changes the direction it’s taking. It can sound like an annoying hammer which seems to start and stop throughout the day and night, although it typically occurs after things such as the washer or dishwasher finishing a cycle. The rattling sound can usually be minimized by doing one of two things. First, you can try to wrap the pipe with ...

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Slow Running Drain? Call an Expert!

Posted on September 22, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

Over time, dirt, grim and hair can begin to clog sink and shower drains. This results in water draining slowly and even backing up into the sink or tub. While some over the counter products can help to alleviate the dirt and grime, if there is hair clogged in the pipes it can be very difficult to get rid of, especially when it’s farther down the drain than most drain sticks can reach. Calling a plumber when this happens means you’ll have the drain running as good as new in no time. A licensed plumber has all the right tools ...

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Finding the Right Plumber for Your Job

Posted on September 19, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

Although it’s unfortunate, many people don’t think about choosing a good plumber until they have an emergency. Then, when something happens, they end up calling the first or largest name they see in the phone book or online. However, if you want to get the job done right and on budget, it’s important to choose a plumber who has years of service and has taken care of a wide range of jobs. Master plumbers are just the kind of plumber any residence or business needs. Not only are they licensed, but they can install plumbing lines and systems for small ...

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Turning to Gas Piping

Posted on August 8, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

Many newer homes in Melbourne, Florida now come with both electric and gas lines in the home. Depending on the current utility rates, the homeowners can choose what types of appliances they want to purchase and use. When a home is already piped for gas, it is easy for a plumber to install appliances such as dryers to connections that are already there. If a homeowner decides they would like an outdoor bar-b-que grill hooked up to gas it is easy for a master plumber to run lines to the outside where the grill will be. In the case of ...

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Why Everyone Should Consider RO Systems for Their Home

Posted on August 4, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

RO simply stands for reverse osmosis, and this type of appliance works by cleaning water in the home before it comes out of the tap, making it more palatable. These systems take out all kinds of inorganic solids and decrease the amount of salt found in the water. It works by using a membrane which the water is pushed through before it exits the tap. Purification levels are upwards of 98%, creating great tasting water and a lower salt content which is healthier for many individuals. (more…)

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Why You Need to Hire a Professional to Install Your Gas Pipes

Posted on July 30, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

Anytime a business or homeowner needs to change pipes or plumbing, hiring a Master Plumber is a good idea. In addition to being an expert in the field of plumbing, they also know and understand what types of jobs require permits. A licensed Master Plumber can help to get the permit in place before any work is done, making sure the business or homeowner is following all the local rules and regulations. This is important so that no one has to pay any fines for being in violation. Gas piping is a little different than tradition pipes plumbers might work ...

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Updating a Functioning Bathroom

Posted on July 27, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

Many people think about remodeling their bathroom or kitchen because they think it looks outdated or the flow just doesn’t work for them. Maybe the toilet was put behind the door in an awkward position or maybe they want a tub instead of just a shower. Those types of remodels can require a lot of work and be costly. But if you just want to get your bathroom looking like it had a makeover without doing a lot of work, you might want to consider fixture replacements. Years ago, many bathroom and kitchen fixtures looked a lot alike and there ...

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Increasing the Value of Your Home with a Master Plumber

Posted on July 27, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

Remodeling a bathroom is a great way to add value to your home, however, many people get in way over their head by thinking they can do it all themselves. The most important part of renovating a bathroom is to make sure you plan it out before tearing out anything. First, consider the flow of the bathroom. Does it work for you now? Are you just looking for cosmetic upgrades? Do you want new shower heads installed or are you looking for a complete head to toe renovation? When you have decided on exactly what you want, it’s important to ...

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The Good Old Days Weren’t Good for Everyone

Posted on July 5, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

There is nothing worse than having a plumbing problem. When pipes won’t drain right or there’s a clog that nothing seems to fix, the only solution is to call a qualified Master Plumber. Not only are they experienced at clearing out pipes and replacing old ones, they have the ability to see what is going on with camera inspection. Years ago when someone had a clogged pipe, a plumber would have to guess where the blockage was. Plumbers would have to take an educated guess, and unfortunately, they weren’t always right. This lead to expensive work because the pipes oftentimes ...

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What is Backflow?

Posted on June 29, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

Whether you own a home or business, it’s crucial to make sure there is no backflow in any of your pipes. Backflow is the term used to describe dirty, contaminated, non-potable, or sewage waste which is erroneously released into clean water lines which are used for drinking water, or water used by a dishwasher, hot tubs, or pool. Pipes are constructed with backflow prevention devices to make sure this doesn’t happen as it could cause severe illness to an individual or population. Backflow can happen in a variety of situations, such as when insecticide attachments are put on hoses and ...

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