Monthly Archives: March 2012

3003, 2012

Benefits of General Maintenance of Plumbing System

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There are many benefits to be had from general maintenance of your plumbing system. A majority of Melbourne homeowners ignore the plumbing system and it remains unchecked for years. Only if the need arises do they contact a Melbourne plumber to come and take a look at it. Yet, general maintenance is necessary to keep the plumbing system in

3003, 2012

Be Hydrated, Not DeHydrated

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Dehydration is a growing concern for Australian residents. People aren’t drinking enough water to properly hydrate their bodies which is causing a lack of energy and a general decline in health. Drinking 8 glasses of clean water a day is a must. Most Australians aren’t drinking more than 4. The reason: there are too many alternatives.

Media campaigns and advertising has ensured that this generation has been brought up on soft drinks and caffeine. In general, a person who feels thirsty goes for a can of Pepsi rather than a glass of water. The general public perception is that as long as it is a beverage, it will quench the thirst. Well, this is not true. Soft drinks and coffee leave the body more dehydrated than it was before. Yet, more and more people consume these on a daily basis. The result: 85% of Australians are dehydrated on a daily basis.

A recent study has shown that the preference for drinking water is decreasing in people. A basic lack of awareness about water has resulted in people preferring sodas and caffeine themed drinks. Water is an essential part of the body. More than 70% of the body is made up of water. You can survive without eating for a month. Try living a week without drinking water. You won’t be alive at the end of it!

The irony here is that people actually pay for these drinks which are causing more thirst rather than satisfying it. The other glamorous alternative is mineral water. The popularity of bottled water is growing by the day as people prefer it to tap water. Mineral water is expensive and the plastic bottles are harmful for the environment.

The best option Melbourne residents have is to get a water filter. There are many Melbourne plumbing companies that advocate having a water filtration system rather than going for mineral water. All you need to pay is the one time cost of water filter installation. General maintenance from time to time will ensure that the system provides clean drinking water for years to come.

A water filter system is a cost effective and environment friendly option in addition to making sure that your health doesn’t suffer due to a lack of hydration. Call PlumbAssist and have a reliable Melbourne plumber come in and install a water filter right away.

3003, 2012

Are You Drinking ‘Clean’ Water?

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The media has been creating a lot of commotion about how third world countries don’t have access to clean drinking water. This being Australia, you can take it for granted that the water you are drinking is clean and safe. Yet, this is not the case. Contaminants are bound to enter the water no matter how hard you try to make sure that they don’t. Though this doesn’t mean that there are going to be worms or dirt in the water, but there are chances that the water may have traces of chemicals, metal and oil.

Everyone knows of the oil spill that happened near Queensland last year. Even though the oil was removed from the water, there is bound to be some residue. It is quite possible that the water may seep into the clean water that is supplied to households across the state. Similarly, homes located near chemical or metal factories have to be extra careful. Chemical is extremely harmful for your health. The traces remain in the atmosphere for a long time and there is a chance that they may be present in the water in the area.

So, what can the average Australian do? The solution to this problem is installing a water filtering system in your home. A good Melbourne plumber will be able to do the job for you. The filter will ensure that the water you are using for drinking and cooking is clean and contains no harmful elements. Most people opt for bottled drinking water, which is mineralized but you cannot be sure about it. It is better to make a little effort to make sure that you and your family are safe.

PlumbAssist is a reputable Melbourne plumbing company. They are proponents of water filtration to ensure that every Melbourne resident has access to clean drinking water. If you want to have water filter installed, just give them a call.

3003, 2012

4 Tips to Choose the Right Melbourne Plumbing Company for You

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Plumbing problems occur commonly in almost every home in Melbourne. They can cause a great deal of inconvenience and hassle to the residents. Getting a reliable Melbourne plumbing company to repair it promptly is essential so that the problem doesn’t escalate. Here are 4 tips to choose the right Melbourne plumbing company for you.

Experience and Reputation

Whether you are looking for general maintenance or complicated repairs, selecting an experienced plumbing company with a good reputation is a good idea. An experienced plumber will tend to your problem and provide a permanent solution so that it does not occur again. You can seek references and recommendations from friends and family. You can also browse online or in newspapers for the best Melbourne plumbing companies.

Licensing and Certification

A qualified plumber will be able to do the job much better than a plumber with no certification or license. The plumbers who opt for certification have to adhere to a high quality of service. You can be assured that your problem will be taken care of promptly. Licensed and certified companies such as PlumbAssist are the best bet for quality plumbing.

Guarantee/ Warranty

Hiring a Melbourne plumbing company that offers guarantee or warranty on its services kills two birds with one stone. Firstly, if the problem does occur again, the company would have to take care of it pro bono. This makes them more likely to work hard on the first attempt to save themselves from working again. Secondly, a company which guarantees its services shows confidence in its ability. There is lesser risk of the problem occurring again.

Price/ Cost

Though it is usually the first thing homeowners discuss with a Melbourne plumbing company, it is the least important of the four tips mentioned here. An experienced, qualified plumber who offers a guarantee will charge a high price. But, the money is worth spending because the quality of services is high and there is little or no chance of the problem cropping up again.
These are 4 tips you can follow for selecting a Melbourne plumbing company. Don’t delay calling a plumbing service because the longer you wait, the more you would have to pay.