Watermaster Plumbing Melbourne 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 [...]

2021-01-05T18:08:33+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 [...]

2021-01-05T18:08:10+00:00 August 13th, 2020|Blog|

Our St Kilda plumber shares 5 major outdoor plumbing problems

Your plumbing is important, keeping you supplied with fresh, clean water - it’s only fair that you return the favour, keeping your plumbing well-maintained and calling an emergency plumber in Melbourne the instant it looks like an issue is arising. And it isn’t just your indoor plumbing, either. Outdoor plumbing problems, just like indoor-plumbing problems, can happen at any time.  Worse, since you don’t use most of your outdoor plumbing fixtures every single day, it’s easy to miss these issues, making the problem get even worse before it’s finally detected. You can’t afford to put off repairs for outdoor plumbing [...]

2021-01-05T18:08:55+00:00 August 6th, 2020|Blog|

Got a leak in your apartment? Call a St Kilda plumber!

Leaks aren’t fun - they’re annoying, messy, and can cause considerable damage!  Worse, they’re even harder to deal with if you live in an apartment! If you live in an apartment-heavy area like St Kilda, it’s a routine you’re probably familiar with already. Find out where the leak is, get in touch with the landlord, wait while they dawdle and delay... Unfortunately, we can’t help with all that stuff - what our St Kilda plumbers can do however is identify the location of the leak and fix it before it gets worse and turns into a major problem! DIY? More [...]

2021-01-05T18:09:18+00:00 July 24th, 2020|Blog|

6 reasons a clean toilet still stinks – our Bayside plumber explains!

We don’t know how to word this delicately, so we’ll just come out and say it: toilets stink. Fortunately, it isn’t something we have to worry about thanks to clever design that stops nasty sewer smells from wafting up your toilet and back into your bathroom. Unfortunately, certain plumbing problems may result in your toilet smelling awful… even if the toilet itself appears to be nice and clean! Is the smell refusing to leave even after repeated cleans? Over the years, our Bayside plumbers have noticed that the following issues tend to be the most common causes... The 6 most [...]

2021-01-05T18:11:12+00:00 July 17th, 2020|Blog|

How our commercial plumbers help your hospitality business

Did you know? You can’t just put a car into long-term storage - every once in a while, you need to turn it on and let the engine run, and replace the oil. Your plumbing is no different. Before a closure, hospitality businesses like yours need to take your plumbing for a “spin” - especially if it’s going to be lying dormant for an extended (and unplanned) period of time. There are a number of reasons for this - if you ask us, the two most important ones are: You’ll be able to identify plumbing issues that might arise while [...]

2021-01-05T18:11:32+00:00 July 10th, 2020|Blog|

Our plumber in Brighton explains hot water heater repair essentials

Now’s probably the worst time to land in hot water - or more accurately, to run out of hot water! Just imagine a winter evening without a steaming shower or soaking hot bath - no thanks! Fortunately, you won’t be out of hot water for too long thanks to our plumbers in Brighton - experts in hot water plumbing. Whether you’re planning to upgrade an outdated hot water system that’s reached the end of its useful life or simply need your hot water unit patched up for the winter to come, our experienced Brighton plumbers are ready to help! Why [...]

2021-01-05T18:11:47+00:00 June 26th, 2020|Blog|

Our Bayside plumber shares associated dangers of gas leaks

Gas leaks can happen anytime, and come with a range of issues - and not just a lack of hot water, either! Not being able to use your hot water system and gas stoves are the least of your issues when your home or business springs a gas leak. Gas is also straight-up dangerous, as simple as that. Gas safety should be at the top of your priority list. The moment you detect a gas leak, you need to take action (that is to say, call a gas plumber in Bayside for rapid emergency plumbing services). Signs of a gas [...]

2021-01-05T18:12:10+00:00 June 17th, 2020|Blog|

Back in business: our commercial plumber explains flushing water lines

You’d be surprised how many of the plumbing issues our commercial plumbers in Melbourne respond to can be easily prevented with a simple change in habits! One of these habits? Flushing your water lines when your business reopens after a period closed. Whether it’s coming out of COVID-19 lockdown or simply opening back up after the Christmas holidays, one of the first things you need to do is flush your water lines. But why’s that? Our commercial plumbers explain. First thing’s first: what do we mean when we say “flushing water lines” in commercial properties? Simple: it means draining all [...]

2021-01-05T18:12:30+00:00 June 10th, 2020|Blog|