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Can I use a plumber in Melbourne Stage 4 restrictions?

If it seems a little vague whether you can have a plumber come to your house during the Stage 4 COVID19 restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne, that’s because it is.   Here we walk you through the process of determining if your plumbing work is necessary, urgent or essential in light of the restrictions. read more →

Tree roots vs drain pipes: How to be on the winning team

In Melbourne we love our treelined suburban streets – they provide shade, filter the air, and look beautiful. But underground, your favourite tree could be causing serious and expensive damage to your stormwater or sewer pipes. Here we walk through why tree roots cause blocked drains and how to fix the problem. read more →

How you can prevent blocked drains in your home

There’s never an ideal moment to find yourself having to deal with a blocked drain. They’re a hassle, and, in some cases, they can be tricky to fix without specialised gear. But if you’re lucky, you’ll find that most blockages are a simple fix. It just takes a bit of thought and a measured approach. read more →

Do you know what your gas and water meters look like?

They run gas and water to your house and keep your heater and hot water running, but do you know where your gas and water meters are, what they look like, and how to turn them off in an emergency? We’ve created a guide (with pictures!) for all these questions and more. read more →

Who is responsible for a blocked sewer drain in Australia?

If your only interaction with your neighbour is a polite nod of the head when putting the bins out, it can be difficult to know how to navigate the big, expensive conversations like who is responsible for the blocked sewer drain you both share. read more →

Everything you need to know about Rinnai Hot Water Systems

Don’t know where to start when purchasing a Rinnai Hot Water System? We have put together some FAQs for everything you need to know, including models, prices, manuals and more.   What type of Rinnai hot water unit is recommended? Rinnai have three types of hot water units – Continuous flow, hot water storage and.. read more →

Five Australian bathroom brands we recommend

                Now more than ever there is pressure to support local businesses – but how does that fit when doing your bathroom renovation? We have curated a range of Australian made tapware to suit any style and budget. read more →

Sorting out those common plumbing problems

                  No hot water, blocked drains and leaks? These are the sort of issues our plumbers deal with everyday, so you don’t have to. We have put together a summary of common plumbing problems, why they occur and how to fix them. read more →

DIY dangers to consider before your next weekend project

With an increase of people at home (and more time to do odd jobs around the house), it is important to be aware of the dangers of DIY, especially when it comes to plumbing. read more →

Don’t wait! Book a carbon monoxide test

                  After that first cold snap in April each year, a million Melburnians turn their heater on for the first time in over six months. To be sure your gas heater is safe, you should at minimum have your gas appliances serviced and tested for carbon monoxide.. read more →