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Plumbing Tips for Hurricane Season

Posted on May 28, 2024 by Melbourne Plumber

The hot and mostly beautiful summer is upon us. We will visit the beach, go swimming, maybe do some boating and basically do all the things that we love to do in the summer. It's part of the benefit of living in America's southeast. But, we all know with those benefits come some risks, like violent storms, for example. As you probably know, hurricanes are the biggest natural disaster Floridians face every year. The big swirling storms brings with them many billions of gallons of water and extreme natural energy. These intense storms can cause wind damage, flooding, lightning fires ...

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Brown Water? These are the Reasons This Could be Happening

Posted on December 22, 2023 by Melbourne Plumber

Are you experiencing discolored water coming out of your tap? Want to know what is causing your water to look brown or reddish? Look no further. We have an answer. The most common reason water can come out of your pipes with a brown or reddish color is that it contains rust or minerals. They make their way into your water when it passes through old and outdated plumbing systems. Here is a brief list of how else your water may be getting its brownish color. Iron particles that have rusted and weighed down long-standing water An increase in water ...

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Should I Purchase and Install a Water Filtration System?

Posted on September 25, 2023 by Melbourne Plumber

Water purity is something humans have known is important for thousands of years. And even though our ancestors may not have known exactly what impurities in water were or how it affected us, they knew the value of clear and clean drinking water. The cleaner the water, the clearer and better tasting it is. But some impurities could go undetected by visual inspection or taste. Oftentimes, toxic metals found their way into the water and negatively affected the populace. It was perfectly normal to have lead pipes bringing your drinking water in not that long ago. Science has helped us ...

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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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