• Where to Find The Best Public Toilets in Melbourne 08/03/2017

    As Melbourne plumbers, we like to think of ourselves are experts when it comes to knowledge of the city and its plumbing. This week, we thought we’d take you on a tour of some of the best public toilets in Melbourne’s CBD. The Sofitel’s Atrium Bar- 25 Collins Street Take The Sofitel’s elevator up 35 …

  • Your Guide to Household Mould 01/03/2017

    If you’ve noticed mould or mildew around your home at all, it could be a sign of a more serious plumbing issue. Untreated mould or mildew can lead to a variety of problems, including structural damage to your home and health issues. In this blog, we take a look how to identify these two types …

  • Common Plumbing Problems Caused by your Garden 23/02/2017

    Aside from making your house more aesthetically pleasing, keeping your garden well maintained is also important for your plumbing. An unkempt garden can cause a slew of plumbing problems, which can result in costly repair bills if unchecked. By following these handy garden maintenance tips, you’ll be able to avoid a garden related plumbing disaster. …

  • leaking tap 5 Plumbing Checks To Do In A New Home 13/02/2017

    Whether you are moving into a new home as a tenant or buying your own home, there are some preliminary checks that you should do before you get settled (when renting) or even purchase the house in the first place (when buying) and this includes the plumbing. Here are 5 key plumbing checks you should …

  • 10 Tips for Keeping your Toilet Clean and Pristine 01/02/2017

    This week, we tackle one of the trickiest (and most time consuming, chemical intensive, unpleasant etc.) aspects of house cleaning; the challenge of keeping your toilet looking clean and smelling if not appealing, at least not totally repulsive. To get rid of the odour causing bacteria in your toilet brush, swish it in a solution …

  • The Forgotten Side Effects of Leaking Pipes 24/01/2017

    Everyone knows that unattended leaking pipes can lead to extremely high water bills, expensive clean-ups and can even result in irreversible structural damage to your home through the pooling of water and flooding, however there are many more problems that go hand in hand with water leaks. In this we take a look at three …

  • What to do in a plumbing emergency 16/01/2017

    A plumbing emergency is never a fun prospect to deal with, however it’s important not to panic and to have a plan in place so as to minimise damage. The next time you’re faced with a plumbing emergency, be sure follow these four tips to make the experience as stress free as possible. Turn off …

  • Stormwater Pollution Explained 11/01/2017

    For the last two weeks, 21 beaches around Port Phillip Bay including St Kilda, Elwood, Frankston, Seaford, Carrum, Aspendale, Mordialloc, Mentone, Beaumaris, Black Rock, Half Moon Bay, Sandringham, Hampton, Brighton, South Melbourne, Port Melbourne, Sandridge, Williamstown, Altona and Werribee have all been given below average water quality ratings due to fecal contamination and so this …

  • 10 Classic Pieces of Plumbing Trivia 22/12/2016

    With just a few days to go before the silly season gets into full swing, we thought we’d take a slightly more light-hearted approach to plumbing with ten trivial plumbing facts that are more than a little bit tongue in cheek. During their lifetime, the average person will spend three years of their life sitting …

  • 3 Common Commercial Plumbing Problems 14/12/2016

    If your business is closing up over the Christmas break, it’s important to do a thorough check of your office’s plumbing before closing up so that any potential plumbing problems can be fixed. In this week’s blog we take you through three of the most common commercial plumbing problems and how to spot them.   …

  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Rainwater Harvesting 09/12/2016

    In a drought prone country like Australia, water scarcity is a constant problem, but one of the upsides of being faced with this issue is that Australians are forced to think outside the box when it comes to sourcing water. Rainwater harvesting has long been a way to supplement limited water resources but in recent …

  • Tips to Prevent Against Plumbing Emergencies While on Holiday 28/11/2016

    If you’re going away these summer holidays, it’s a good idea to thoroughly check your plumbing for leaks and potential problems before locking up your home. Seemingly small plumbing issues can lead to extensive damage if they’re not tended to straight away, which is why it’s so important to inspect your plumbing before going on …

  • Handy Holiday Plumbing Tips 24/11/2016

    Many households will see an influx of friends and family over the holiday period, and while entertaining guests is always a fun prospect, it may result in unexpected plumbing problems. In this blog we explain the plumbing issues that can coincide with hosting events over the holiday period and how to safeguard against them.     …

  • Plumbing FAQs 23/11/2016

      Have you ever wondered why the shower turns boiling hot when someone flushes the toilet? Or why your pipes rattle in the middle of winter? As established plumbers with many years of industry experience behind us, the team at JPG have seen it all and this week, we answer some of the most commonly …

  • Keep your Sink Sparkling with these Maintenance Tips 21/11/2016

    There’s nothing worse than the horrible smell of a blocked drain. A pungent odour, combined with slow draining water and gurgling noises are tell-tale signs of a blocked drain. In this blog, we give you a few easy maintenance tips to prevent blockages and keep your drains and sinks in tip top shape.           …