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Other Items Which Should Not be Flushed

Posted on June 14, 2022 by Melbourne Plumber

In the past we have written about items which should not be flushed down your toilet in order to prevent a clog. We mentioned items like paper towels, baby wipes and even skin care wipes. In this article we want to list some of the other items which should not be flushed. Your toilet is a picky device in that it wants only organic matter or matter which can be broken down easily. This is why toilet paper is so thin and flimsy. If it were any tougher it would cause clogs all of the time. The fact remains that ...

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Side Sewer Issues – What to Expect

Posted on January 4, 2022 by Melbourne Plumber

The side sewer carries wastewater from sinks, toilets and other drains to the public sewer.  If you own your house or business then you also own your side sewer and are responsible for its maintenance and repair. Being familiar with the side sewer can help you understand what is happening should it ever need repair. Most Frequent Issues There are a variety of problems which can arise with the side sewer. They can develop cracks or leaks which can cause a lot of problem in the long run. They are constructed by several pipe joints which may not match up ...

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Signs that Your Sewer Line May Need Repair

Posted on November 5, 2021 by Melbourne Plumber

No homeowner wants to deal with major catastrophic damage in or around their home. This is because it can get pretty expensive and all the work being done can really affect your daily life. Before an issue gets to be catastrophic, it can be nipped in the bud as they say. Today we are discussing sewer lines. These exit pipes from your home go fully unnoticed when functioning properly. But when they fail to perform, the results are noticeable right away. Usually a sewer line will be totally collapsed or failing in other ways before people address the problem. It ...

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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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Clog in Your Main Drain in Melbourne Florida

Posted on July 14, 2020 by Melbourne Plumber

Clearing the main drain from your home is a task you will most likely run into in your lifetime. For Brevard County residents living in home built before the 1980's, it is something you have most likely had to deal with more than once. The older drains are built out of cast iron and they collect debris and build-up over time. Not only that but the cast iron drains start to corrode and collapse on themselves. Every single one is a ticking time-bomb. And by that I don't mean they'll explode. I just mean they will fail and you will ...

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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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Plumbing Tips for the Laundry Room

Posted on February 4, 2019 by Melbourne Plumber

Laundry rooms use just as much plumbing as other rooms in the house, yet people tend not to think about it that way. You have both hot and cold water inputs and a main drainage line. Often times, when a problem is recurring with the main sewage drain, the problem can be traced back to the laundry room. People often use way too much laundry detergent. They also use additives that soften clothing or adds fragrances to it. Many of these products, along with your standard detergent, can create a residue in your main outgoing drainage line. The result is ...

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Sewer Smoke Testing in Florida

Posted on January 17, 2018 by Melbourne Plumber

To locate sources of sewer odors, locate leaks, as well as entry points for rodents and insects in buildings and homes, sewer smoke testing is often completed. A video inspection often accompanies a plumber smoke test to provide a more thorough analysis of commercial greasy waste drainage, sanitary drainage, or storm drainage systems. How a Sewer Smoke Testing is Completed A non-toxic, environmentally safe vapor, or smoke, is blown into the grease, storm, or sewer system by way of an access point like a vent in the roof. Next, the smoke makes its way through the pipes, placing pressure on ...

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Are Sewer Bubbles a Cause for Concern?

Posted on June 3, 2016 by Melbourne Plumber

Sewer bubbles are those small bubbles than can pop up in your home’s drains or even the toilet.  They can be a source of concern if you don’t know what is causing them.  Sewer bubbles are basically caused by air getting trapped in your pipes near the surface of the drain as a result of slow moving drainage.  This usually happens because of improper venting or a clog somewhere down the pipeline. A Vacuum Effect The improper venting causes restriction in the flow of water.  It can cause backups in your home leading to costly repair bills.  A clogged vent ...

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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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