Typical Life Expectancy of Your Indoor Plumbing

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Typical Life Expectancy of Your Indoor Plumbing

Posted on June 3, 2021 by Melbourne Plumber

It can be argued that plumbing does the most important work in your home. It not only brings in fresh water for drinking, bathing and brushing your teeth, it also, removes the smelly waste which could be harmful to you. Knowing the life expectancy of your plumbing can help you be prepared for when it starts breaking. Or, better yet, to now when to pre-emptively strike and have it replaced before there is a busted pipe or major leak. Pipes To know the longevity of the pipes you have in your home, it is necessary to know exactly what kind ...

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Water Conservation

Posted on September 14, 2018 by Melbourne Plumber

There are some people that may think the idea of water conservation is a ploy or political trick to sway people to think or vote a certain way. But, there are indisputable facts when it comes to Earth's fresh water. There is a finite supply. Only 1% of Earth's water is fresh water, ie., water than can be ingested by animals. The rest is salt water or frozen in glaciers. The amount of energy it takes to work on the Earth's glaciers or to run desalinization plants is enormous. Places like Nevada and California are running out of water. Some ...

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Summertime Plumbing Problems

Posted on April 12, 2018 by Melbourne Plumber

Some plumbing problems seem to be more prevalent in the summertime. Here are some of the biggest problems that seem to present themselves in the summertime. Clogged Toilets - Kids are home for the summer which means they will be using the toilet much more than they do during school days. They will inadvertently (or advertently) clog the toilet with too much paper, or even other objects that have no business near the toilet. Solution: You can educate your children on what can and cannot be thrown into the toilet. You can invest in a top notch plunger. Lawn Sprinkler ...

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Does My Toilet Need to Be Replaced Soon?

Posted on January 2, 2016 by Melbourne Plumber

Toilets are fairly simple contraptions.  They have improved over the last few hundred years since the first toilet was invented by Sir John Harrington at the end of the 16th Century.  The first flush required over 7 gallons of water and the bowl was 2 feet deep.  Thomas Crapper, the man responsible for the sardonic term for the toilet, improved and patented the design.  Today, toilets have a good reputation for never going bad. Water Efficiency Concerns  Over the years, toilets have become more water efficient.  Today’s newest models only use 1.6 gallons each flush.  This is according to federal ...

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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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