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Spot the difference: domestic plumbing vs. commercial plumbing

Not all plumbers are the same. There are two types of plumbing services that you may need depending on where the issue is (and often by virtue, how complicated it is): domestic plumbing and commercial plumbing. While all plumbers deal with leaks, clogged toilets, and burst pipes, commercial plumbing is much more complicated as it usually involves larger and more complex plumbing systems. Think facilities like high rise buildings, apartment complexes, and dental clinics. No matter what kind of plumbing you need, we recommend saving the number of our plumbers in St Kilda in your phone. As we always say, [...]

2021-07-19T03:12:14+00:00 July 16th, 2021|Blog|

What do I do if I have a blocked toilet?

Clogged toilet? Yuck - not again! If you're experiencing toilet problems like slow draining, not being able to flush, or an overflowing toilet, then it sounds like you're in for another toilet dilemma. Blocked, clogged, or smelly toilets are a very serious problem. So if you're caught in this kind of unpleasant situation, get in touch with a toilet plumbing expert in Melbourne who can provide a rapid-service inspection and provide the right fix. Help, I have a clogged toilet! Clogged toilets are always an unpleasant surprise. It’s something no one really thinks about - until it happens to you, [...]

2021-07-02T08:19:05+00:00 June 18th, 2021|Blog|

How plumbing can increase the value of your home in 2021

Are you planning to add more value to your house during 2021? Thinking of selling and wondering what can help boost your home’s value? Consider plumbing upgrades! Particularly if you live in an older home, plumbing problems can often be hidden and subtle, leading to unexpected disasters when you least expect them. Why upgrade your plumbing? Regardless of whether you’re planning to sell your property or you simply feel it’s time to enjoy an optimised plumbing system and functionality in the kitchen or bathrooms, the right plumbing keeps your home functional and comfortable for the long term. So how exactly [...]

2021-06-15T08:48:28+00:00 May 12th, 2021|Blog|

7 money-saving tips for your hot water system

Hot water - who among us can live a single day without it, especially now that we’re moving into winter? And since we’re headed into colder weather, more of us are turning our attention to our hot water, with many contemplating hot water repairs in Melbourne to ensure we get through the coming cold. Of course, that isn’t the only thing you can think about when it comes to your hot water - have you thought about how much your hot water usage might be driving up your bills? Why is my water heating bill so high? And how can [...]

2021-04-12T22:36:52+00:00 April 15th, 2021|Blog|

Do I need to call a gas plumber in Melbourne for gas emergencies?

About 70% of Australian homes use natural gas, with over 11 million residential appliances for hot water supply, heating and cooking purposes. Under normal circumstances, this is completely safe. In that tiny number of instances where this isn’t the case however, you’ll find that there are few things around the house that are as dangerous as a gas leak. It may come unnoticed, but the longer it goes for, the more dangerous it becomes. In addition to the elevated fire risk, a gas leak also comes with a number of short- and long-term health effects. That’s because a gas leak [...]

2021-03-23T05:43:36+00:00 March 23rd, 2021|Blog|

Our plumbers share 8 common hot water heater problems

We’re heading into cooler weather - and now is the time to start prepping for a chilly winter! That means refreshing your winter wardrobe, giving your heater a test run to ensure it’s still working properly and of course, making sure your hot water system is ready to handle another cold snap. Hot water unit repairs and installations are a key part of home maintenance in the lead-up to winter - just imagine going through winter with mediocre hot showers! Just as with any other part of your home’s plumbing, while hot water units will last for a long time, [...]

2021-03-11T06:04:35+00:00 March 11th, 2021|Blog|

The essential elements of shower plumbing installation

Whether it’s a refreshing cool shower in summer or a steaming hot one in winter, the humble shower cubicle is one of many people’s favourite places in their homes. So it’s little wonder that showers are such a common target in bathroom renovations, home extensions and construction projects! Embarking on a major home improvement project? Simply want to replace a cubicle that’s looking a bit old? If you’re thinking about shower installation in Melbourne, you’ll need the expertise of our team of plumbers! What elements are used in plumbing for a shower cubicle? Aesthetics Whether it’s complete shower installation or [...]

2021-03-02T02:26:48+00:00 February 25th, 2021|Blog|

4 Reasons to call a gas plumber in Melbourne

A water leak is annoying, but in many cases, harmless. Gas on the other hand? The instant you notice a gas leak, you must seek professional help in order to protect yourself from the inherent danger of gas leaks - whatever you do, don’t try to solve it on your own! Just like driving a car with a gas leak is dangerous, gas leaks at home and in your commercial property can cause potential burns and associated injuries, explosions, fire, and other health issues. This is why we’re always keen to reiterate that you take gas leaks and other issues [...]

2021-02-17T03:02:54+00:00 February 11th, 2021|Blog|

3 common reasons why your toilet is constantly running

We all try to play our part when it comes to saving water. Whether that’s shorter showers, eco cycles when we put on a load of laundry, or using the half flush wherever possible, every little bit counts. However, saving water when you flush is considerably more difficult when you're dealing with a running toilet.  Troubleshooting a running toilet isn’t always easy, especially if you’ve not got much experience in the mechanics of a toilet or the common reasons a toilet might run. This is why you need a St Kilda plumber to help you figure out what's wrong with [...]

2021-04-09T02:28:14+00:00 January 28th, 2021|Blog|

The problem with paper: how paper towels cause blockages

There are fewer things worse than a blocked toilet. Slow flushing, strange gurgling sounds, that awful smell every time you use your toilet - these are just some of the things you’ll have to deal with when your toilet gets blocked. And a lot of the time, toilet blockages are your fault. No, we don’t mean in that sense - what we mean is that a lot of the time, a blocked toilet is the result of your toilet habits. If you want to avoid having to call an emergency plumber in Melbourne for help, you’d best avoid using your [...]

2021-02-17T03:01:51+00:00 January 14th, 2021|Blog|