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2610, 2016

How broken promises, lies and disappointment led us to serving our customers better and keeps our quality control in-house.

October 26th, 2016|Blocked Drains, Burst Pipe|0 Comments

Yesterday I went on site to watch one of our team skillfully drive a 5 tonne excavator. Big boys playing with big toys. The job of a plumber isn’t just the typical stereotype of a bloke with his hands stuck down a toilet….even the equipment and technology used these days is a far cry from that Read More

2410, 2016

Work Desk vs Toilet – Which Has More Germs?

October 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Did you know that the desktop is one of the germiest places in the office and that 20-30% of women’s handbags have fecal bacteria underneath? Or that the average work station is jam packed with more germs per square inch than the office toilet, a recent study in University of Arizona revealed. Research to determine germ Read More

2010, 2016

Why Flushable Wipes Shouldn’t Be Flushed

October 20th, 2016|24 Hour Plumbing, Blocked Drains, Blogs|0 Comments

All too often we attend to blocked drains that are caused by flushable wipes and last night was no exception.  Last night we were called out to an emergency blocked drain in Box Hill. Upon the service experts inspection he found the sewer drain to be blocked at the boundary trap. The service expert set up his drainage equipment Read More

2909, 2016

Failed Flexi’s Flood™

September 29th, 2016|24 Hour Plumbing, Burst Pipe|0 Comments

In a recent Channel 7 news segment, PlumberAssist was cited as the Melbourne plumber documenting the issue of burst flexible hoses online. For many years we have been attending to flooding in properties that causes thousands of dollars damage to the property, treasured belongings and lengthy insurance claims. The cause? Burst flexible water connections, flexi’s Read More

604, 2016

How To Prevent Major Flooding In Your Home

April 6th, 2016|Burst Pipe, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Darryl Simon, owner of PlumberAssist was recently featured in a Channel 7 segment on burst flexible hoses, the damage they cause and how to prevent flooding from happening in your home or at work. Darryl has been documenting the effects these braided hoses have when burst.  PlumberAssist has attended to hundreds of burst flexible hoses and Read More

2203, 2016

Burst Pipe in Bentleigh

March 22nd, 2016|Blogs|0 Comments

Burst water pipes are one of the most common plumbing problems. When it happens, you’ll think that you’re somehow cursed because of the sheer amount of damage it can bring to your home. From the cost of repairing the burst pipe to the cost of refurbishing the damaged areas, a burst pipe can spell disaster. Read More

102, 2016

Burst Hot Water Unit in St Kilda East

February 1st, 2016|Hot Water|0 Comments

  On Sunday we received an emergency call in East St Kilda where an old Rheem gas hot water unit was making a funny noise and leaking water. Unfortunately, the homeowner had already called another plumbing company who had let them down so they were admittedly frustrated and cautious when calling us.   We reassured Read More

3001, 2016

Blocked Drain Surrey Hills

January 30th, 2016|Blocked Drains, Uncategorized|0 Comments

We attended to an emergency blocked drain in Surrey Hills on Friday night and found the shower and basin to be filling up with water and gurgling when the home owner had a shower or flushed the toilet.  This was quite a complicated blocked drain we needed to get a sewer plan from the local Read More

2909, 2015

Bathroom Renovation in Ormond

September 29th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Renovations can be tricky work.  Retro fitting into existing spaces, even more trickier sometimes. Trust me on this, we have a semi-detached 1920’s brick home in Melbourne’s South East and having completed Part 1 of our renovation several years ago, Part 2 had been extensively delayed because of the time consuming, tricky nature of the Read More

3108, 2015

Quality, Service & Price…Can You Really Have It All?

August 31st, 2015|24 Hour Plumbing|0 Comments

I received a phone call yesterday afternoon.  As PlumberAssist offers a 24 hour 7 day emergency plumbing service, the phone rings at all times of the day & night. It was “Nick” (name changed for obvious reasons).  He had a toilet that was blocked because excessive toilet paper had been flushed down it (aka he had Read More