Watermaster Plumbing Melbourne Blog


4 easily-missable signs of a blocked drain in your home

Nasty smells and knocking sounds - uh oh, you’ve got a problem. Time to reach for your toilet plunger or some sort of solvent to clear the blockage and get rid of the problem for good! Things like leaks and flooding in your sink or toilet are pretty clear signs that you should get in touch with an emergency plumber - however, not all the symptoms of a blocked drain are quite as clear. There are plenty of other signs of a blocked drain that are much easier to overlook. Instead of realising they’re a symptom of a blocked drain, [...]

2020-12-03T02:02:01+00:00 November 26th, 2020|Blog|

Why does my bathroom smell musty?

So you’re fed up with that musty smell that’s been lingering in your bathroom for months and months. Now’s the time to take action. You’ve wiped, scrubbed, and cleaned. Then you repeat it, again and again every month. And yet, it always seems to return. One-off problems shouldn’t return - it’s when it’s a persistent musty smell that you may have a deeper problem on your hands. Unless you address that, the smell is going to keep coming back no matter how hard you work. In many cases, addressing the root cause of the smell can require intervention from a [...]

2020-11-19T00:32:06+00:00 November 11th, 2020|Blog|

A Bayside plumber answers how long does it take to fix a burst pipe?

Look up the phrase “plumbing emergency” in the dictionary, and you’ll probably find a picture of a burst pipe right next to it! When it comes to plumbing emergencies, burst pipes are easily one of the most common. And as one of the most common, you’re probably going to want to know what you need to do should you run into this particular problem in your home. As a bona fide emergency, the first thing you should do is call a domestic plumber in Melbourne for burst pipes. They’ll fix the problem for you, ensuring that you don’t need to [...]

2020-11-04T02:12:53+00:00 October 29th, 2020|Blog|

What do you need to do to look after your septic tank?

Septic tanks? Who even uses them anymore? You’d be surprised! While the vast majority of Melbourne homes and businesses are connected to the sewer system, not all of them are - look hard enough, and you can still find some holdouts here and there still using good old-fashioned septic systems. Are you moving to a property that uses a septic tank in place of a sewer connection? If so, it’s probably a new experience to you, and you likely don’t have any idea what you need to do to keep your septic system clean, or how it even works. Luckily, [...]

2020-10-23T07:25:43+00:00 October 13th, 2020|Blog|

How our commercial plumbers in Melbourne work with real estate agents

When you hear the words “commercial plumber”, odds are that the first thing that comes to mind is jobs like installing sinks at restaurants, helping with shop fitouts or providing piping systems for dental clinics. Don’t get us wrong, our commercial plumbers in Melbourne do plenty of these types of commercial plumbing jobs - however, there’s another type of commercial plumbing that we frequently work on. While real estate agents, property managers and body corporates aren’t the type of client that comes to mind when you think of commercial plumbing, they make up a good chunk of our commercial plumbing [...]

2020-09-30T03:05:22+00:00 September 30th, 2020|Blog|

Who do you call for a burst pipe?

Burst pipes can happen anytime. And just like any other unexpected plumbing emergencies, fixing it and minimising the disruption to your routine and damage to your home requires quick action from a domestic plumber. In particular, it requires intervention by a local emergency plumber - one who you can trust to turn up quickly and resolve the issue before something even worse happens. But who? After all, there are literally hundreds - nay, thousands - of plumbers in Melbourne... how do you know that you’ve got the right one? Prevention is better than cure - unmissable signs of an impending [...]

2020-09-15T12:43:04+00:00 September 17th, 2020|Blog|

A Brighton plumber reveals how seemingly clean toilet can STILL smell

Despite everything that happens underneath the surface, your toilet never smells - it’s a miracle! Well, not really. Rather, it’s all thanks to a range of clever plumbing developments working together to stop sewage smells and other foul odours from making their way into your home and impacting your comfort. Unfortunately, sometimes these clever plumbing tricks fail - leaving you with a horrible-smelling bathroom. And yet despite all of that, your toilet appears perfectly clean! What’s going on? Our Brighton plumbers share 4 reasons a seemingly clean toilet can still smell You’d think that a smelly toilet would be accompanied [...]

2020-09-10T02:20:44+00:00 September 10th, 2020|Blog|

Introducing Powermaster Electrical Solutions!

Watermaster Plumbing and Watermaster Roofing are excited to share our third venture: Powermaster Electrical Solutions! Together, the Watermaster and Powermaster brands now offer a full suite of plumbing, roofing, and electrical solutions for any kind of commercial or residential property, building, or development. We are so proud of our growing team and network, and invite you to get in touch with us today for any questions you have, or to book a job. COVID-19 update COVID-19 has changed the way we all do business. We want our clients to know that we are still operating during Stage 4, strictly for [...]

2020-10-23T07:26:37+00:00 September 1st, 2020|News|

A Brighton plumber reveals the most common causes of blocked drains

Blocked drains: two words that’ll make any homeowner start panicking! And it isn’t just the disruption that is annoying, either - you may also have to contend with: Slow drainage Nasty smells in your kitchen Your toilet backing up Unfortunately, it’s a problem that most homeowners will have to deal with at least once in their lifetime (they’re one of the most common plumbing problems our Bayside plumbers fix.) Luckily, in most cases it’s one that can be fixed on your own with nothing more than a plunger or drain solvent. Unfortunately, not all of these blockages are so easy [...]

2020-08-23T23:07:19+00:00 August 24th, 2020|Blog|

A commercial plumber explains septic system maintenance

“Who’s still using a septic tank?” You might ask yourself who still uses septic tanks in this day and age. The answer may surprise you - there are actually a lot of (mostly rural and commercial) properties around Melbourne that are still using septic tanks instead of sewage! And just like a more conventional sewage connection, your septic system needs regular maintenance to ensure that it continues operating at its best. What sort of maintenance are we talking about? We’re glad you asked - settle back and get comfortable as our commercial plumbers in Melbourne explain the basics of residential [...]

2020-08-12T03:27:56+00:00 August 13th, 2020|Blog|