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Does Putting a Brick in my Toilet Tank Save Water?

Posted on November 18, 2022 by Melbourne Plumber

If you have ever seen an old brick resting in a toilet tank and wondered to yourself "what in the world?", you are in good company. Many people have never heard of the old wives tale of why you should put a brick in your toilet tank. Its not there to ward off evil spirits or balance the alkalinity of the water. No. Its there because someone came up with the idea that by putting a brick in the tank you can save water and therefore save money. As a professional plumber in the Melbourne FL area,  I am here ...

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Reasons Why Your Toilet Fills Slowly

Posted on March 29, 2022 by Melbourne Plumber

Does our toilet seem like it is filing slower and slower? There could be various reasons as to why this is happening. In this article we will review the reasons why. We will also suggest solutions. Water Valve Turned Too Low - The valve controlling the amount of water the toilet receives is the first place to check. Make sure the water valve which connects to the toilet is turned all the way to the open position. A Clogged Vent - There is an air vent which allows pressure to escape while the water is filling. The vent runs through ...

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Water Heater Frequently Asked Questions

Posted on July 14, 2021 by Melbourne Plumber

The water heater is an invaluable device to have in the 21st century home. Once considered a luxury, having instant access to hot water is now considered a necessity. Can you imagine all the complaints a hotel would receive if their water heater went out for just 24 hours? In this article we would like to go over some of the most common questions concerning water heaters and then answer them as well. Q. What is the best temperate to keep my hot water heater? A. The temperature to keep your water heater is 120 degrees. This is the temperature ...

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How to Handle a Water Heater Leak

Posted on July 30, 2020 by Melbourne Plumber

Any type of water leak should be addressed right away. When water leaks onto floors many things can occur as a result. Long term water exposure can damage flooring and other items which the water is in contact with. Also, mold spores can begin to form right away. Mold can be toxic and cause serious long-term health issues. If you notice water leaking from your water heater, you should take the following steps: Torn Off Power Source - Making sure there is no electricity running to the water heater is the first step in dealing with a water heater issue. ...

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Thinking of Installing an In-ground Pool?

Posted on March 30, 2020 by Melbourne Plumber

You want to install an in-ground pool. Sounds great. You can spend most of the year floating in your pool, drinking a cold beverage and soaking up the rays. Besides having the right amount of money to put a pool in, there are some good questions to ask, or better yet a checklist of things to consider before doing so. Do Utility Lines Run Under Your Property If you have access to the original building plans of your property, dig them out and take a look. If you don't have them, the local records office will have them on file. ...

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Why are There Black Specks in my Water?

Posted on November 18, 2019 by Melbourne Plumber

If you are seeing black specks in your water then something is most definitely wrong. In this article we will explain what those specks probably are and how to get rid of them for good. The most likely cause of black specs in your water are one of these four culprits: Pipe corrosion - Old corroded pipes will start to degrade and tiny pieces of the pipe will wash away in the water. Corroded Water Heater - If the black specks only seem to appear when you are using hot water, this may be due to an old corroded water ...

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You Come Back Home and Your House is Flooded

Posted on October 30, 2019 by Melbourne Plumber

The only reason we are writing an article on this topic is because it happens. More often than you may think. Here is what to do if this ever happens to you. You and your significant other go out for dinner and a movie. When you come back home there is an inch or two of water covering the entire floor. Ughh. Step 1: Don't Panic. Step 2: Find the source of the problem. Yes this mean walking through your water covered floors. Its a tough job but somebody's got to do it. Step 3: After you have identified what ...

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Whole Home Water Filtration – Is It For You?

Posted on May 31, 2019 by Melbourne Plumber

When the water comes from the city water treatment plant it is highly chlorinated. This is to prevent bacteria from forming on its way to your house. And although the chlorination levels are safe to drink, it can cause the water to taste bad and be hard on the skin. Many folks already have a water filter on their faucet for their drinking water. But, have you ever considered a whole-home water filter? This filter treats the water before it enters your home's main pipe system. (more…)

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Variety of Faucet Types for Your Bathroom and Kitchen

Posted on March 13, 2019 by Melbourne Plumber

A faucet was originally the name given to the apparatus that you stuck into a cask or barrel that allowed the liquid inside to flow. As you can imagine, this was particularly popular with beer casks in old England. Now the name applies to the apparatus in which water flows at your kitchen or bathroom sink. There are multiple types of faucets for both bathroom and kitchen. In this article we wil list those types and give a a brief explanation of each. (more…)

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Hard Water, What is it? And do I have it?

Posted on December 29, 2018 by Melbourne Plumber

Hard water is a topic that many people know little about. We often get asked about what hard water is. And people want to know how it can hurt them. The natural follow-up question is how they can fix it. People with sensitive skin will often recognize hard water right away. They can feel it on their skin. It can feel abrasive and leave their skin dry and irritated. People with less sensitive skin can take a shower in hard water and not even know it. But the damage hard water can cause does not stop at the surface level.  ...

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