• How to Avoid a Blocked Drain 20/08/2016

    A blocked drain has to be one of the most unpleasant plumbing mishaps that homeowners have to deal with. However, blocked drains don’t just happen by themselves, and many of our seemingly harmless day to day actually contribute to this common problem. This week, we run through four key things you can do to reduce the …

  • The Key Elements of Modern Bathroom Design 10/08/2016

      Over the last 50 years, bathrooms have evolved from being a pokey room of necessity to a major interior design statement. In fact, bathrooms are one of the key areas relaters will tell you to renovate if you want to boost the value of your home, as the modern bathroom is viewed as an …

  • Blocked Toilet Diagnostics 05/08/2016

    There are few plumbing problems more disconcerting than a blocked or malfunctioning toilet. For such a vital piece of household engineering, it’s surprising how often we take toilet technology for granted, and only really notice it when it breaks down. In this article, we’ll be taking a closer look at various examples of toilet troubleshooting, …

  • 3 Reasons You Should Never DIY Your Plumbing 25/07/2016

    Whilst changing a washer or taking a plunger to the sink once in a while are definitely within the skill range of a DIY enthusiast, most plumbing isn’t. Unfortunately, many people make the assumption that if they can buy it in Bunnings, it can be done without a professional. At JPG, we get regular call …

  • 5 Things you Should Never Put Down the Sink 21/07/2016

    If you don’t know a lot about plumbing, then the kitchen drain might seem like a convenient place to dispose of all manner of muck and messes. In reality however, they’re not meant to be used for the disposal of anything other than water and many people are unknowingly blocking and damaging their drains by pouring …

  • 10 Easy Ways to Make your Home More Water Efficient

      Although Victoria’s 15-year drought finally broke in 2012 and water restrictions are no longer in force around the city, there are still plenty of good reasons to take a vested interest in water conservation. Lowering your usage not only reduces your water bill, it also reduces the overall carbon footprint of your household and …

  • Top 5 Water Leak Detection Tips 01/07/2016

    Water leaks can lead to large amounts of wasted water, hefty bills and serious damage to your property. Here below are some simple leak detection steps you can follow before calling a plumber. 1. Check your water meter The easiest way to check for a water leak is to take a reading of your water …