Types of Faucets Plumbers Deal With

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Types of Faucets Plumbers Deal With

Posted on November 14, 2017 by Melbourne Plumber

There are numerous types of faucets on the market. With so many, a plumber has to be up to date on the types that may be leaking in a home. Here are some common faucets that are found and problems that can arise with them. Leaky Faucets are a Common Problem A common problem found in most households is having a leaky faucet. Most people ignore it when it can be a simple fix. While, some may be worse than others, it might be ideal to try a quick fix before calling in a plumber for the job. Shut off ...

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Why Does My Hot Water Not Get Hot Anymore?

Posted on September 15, 2015 by Melbourne Plumber

The first place a person notices their hot water heater isn’t performing up to par is in the shower.  The faucet handle gradually gets placed further and further to the red side or it stops working all together.  You could call a plumber to address the issue, but you can save money.  A few simple diagnostics with the right tools can help you decide what to do. Not Enough Hot Water If your problem is not enough hot water, the thermostat may be set too low.  Every water heater, gas or electric, has a thermostat to adjust how hot the ...

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Unblock Your Drains

Posted on December 26, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

Blocked drains can be one of the most common reasons you would need to call a plumber to your home. In order to keep things running smoothly and avoid a call to your local plumber, you’ll want to know where to look for problems and how to prevent them from happening to begin with. In the Bathroom Clogged drains in the bathroom happen due to excess hair in either the sink or shower. Brushing your hair near the sink can cause some of the hair to fall out and it can make its way down the drain. In the shower, ...

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Modern Tools of Plumbing

Posted on December 9, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

For centuries people have been trying to improve plumbing and the ability to get water to the home and take waste away from it. There were some significant advances made in the 1800s and 1900s, but along with a more sophisticated plumbing system, tools to help work on these systems were needed. The tools became more advanced to what plumbers use today. These tools now are so powerful and precise, they make a plumber’s job much easier. Although plumbers use typical tools you’d find in a toolbox, such as a wrench or pliers, there are some specific tools that help ...

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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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Business Break Rooms

Posted on September 9, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

Most offices and businesses have break rooms for their employees to relax or eat lunch in while on break. While this makes sense for everyone, the bad thing is that many employees don’t treat the sink at work the way they do their own at home. People are more likely to throw excess food down the garbage disposal at work, not worrying about whether or not it’s good for the sink, the pipes, or the disposal. When you have multiple people doing this, there’s likely to be a point in time where the disposal can’t keep up and the sink ...

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