Monthly Archives: March 2015

2603, 2015

Benefits of Routine Maintenance

March 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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There are many benefits to be had from general maintenance of your plumbing system. A majority of Melbourne homeowners ignore their home plumbing and it remains unchecked for years. After all, you really only call a plumber when you need one. Yet, general maintenance is necessary to keep the plumbing system in good shape. After all, it is one of the most important components of your home.

Here are 3 key benefits from regular care of your plumbing.

Keep the Plumbing System in Working Order
A minor kink can blow into a serious situation. Having your plumbing system regularly checked ensures that every small problem is taken care of when it arises. If you wait a while, the problem could blow out of proportion and you may end up requiring an emergency plumber. Your plumbing system isn’t immune to deterioration and wear and tear. Over time, the system is going to become less effective. With general maintenance, you can ensure that it lasts you a long time without any issues.

Avoid Emergency Plumbing Call-Outs
There are many plumbers in Melbourne who offer 24 hour 7 day emergency service. However, this doesn’t mean that you should leave your plumbing system ignored till an emergency breaks out. An emergency plumber is going to charge you much more money than during regular hours. Moreover, you might have to get expensive replacements and repairs carried out. Hence, keep your plumbing system maintained so that such problems don’t occur.

Save A Little Cash
This point is related to the two mentioned above. If you are having general maintenance of your plumbing system, chances are slim that you will require any repair or replacements. There are tremendous cost savings to be had from caring for your plumbing system. Many a Melbourne plumber will do the maintenance job at a reasonable price for you.

1203, 2015

Avoid A Major Flood

March 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

It’s a really common problem and one that can be solved very simply and easily.

Identifying issues in your home to help you avoid any potential plumbing issues can literally save you tens of thousands of dollars and unwanted headaches.

Watch this video to see how easy it is to identify what a “flexi” is and how to identify if it is about to burst and flood your home.

We once attended a flat (unattended) with a locksmith and policeman because a neighbour had notified someone that there was water pouring through their ceiling.

The cause was a burst “flexi” in the upstairs apartment. The occupant had gone away and the “flexi” connecting the kitchen sink tap to the water supply had burst.

The flooding cause major internal damage to the apartment, damage to the corridor and damage to the unit located below.

Bring on the insurance nightmare…..imagine the damage to your furniture, carpet, floorboards, walls, treasured belongings!

And it is so simple to avoid.

Please check your “flexi’s” this weekend. If you see brown spots or fraying, please please call a Melbourne Plumber to come and help you replace them. Your plumber will be able to easily repair the problem and save you literally tens of thousands of dollars in damage and an unwanted insurance claim (if you even have insurance…..)

203, 2015

Are You Drinking Clean Water?

March 2nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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Whilst watching the ABC series last week ‘How We Got To Now’ I was intrigued and fascinated at how underground sewers were built and at the ballsy guy John Snow who applied chlorine to purify the water, paving the way for water disinfection.

Water purification actually dates back to ancient Greek and Sanskrit (India) writings in 2000 BC, where water treatment methods were recommended. People back than knew that heating water might purify it, and they were also educated in sand and gravel filtration, boiling, and straining.

Yet 750 million people still lack access to clean water.

And more people have a mobile phone than a toilet.

On Sunday March 22, it is World Water Day. It’s a day to make a difference for the members of the global population who suffer from water related issues.

So, how can you make a difference?

Supporting projects such as Thank You, a consumer movement that empowers you to fund life-changing projects through simple choices in your everyday life and Who Gives A Crap where 50% of profits go towards Wateraid to build toilets in the developing world, you too can make a difference.

Installing a water filter at home is another way in which you can make a small but significant difference and play your part in reducing the amount of plastic water bottles being sent to landfill.

So next time you fill up that glass of water. Be grateful. Be appreciative.

“The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to making things better.” Robert F. Kennedy