• 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.           …

  • 3 Ancient Civilisations that Had Plumbing Down Pat 04/11/2016

    Indoor plumbing is definitely a modern convenience that has played an innumerable role in improving human health and eradicating horrific diseases like cholera from many parts of the world. However, the origins of modern plumbing go back thousands of years to ancient civilisations who recognised the crucial importance of clean water early on and completed …

  • The 4 Most Common Causes of Blocked Drains 31/10/2016

    Blocked drains are one of the most common (and inconvenient) plumbing problems that we get call outs for. When a drain is blocked, the whole household comes to a standstill until it is fixed and more often than not, it requires professional attention. This week, we take a look at some of the most common …

  • 6 Easy Ways to Save Water This Summer 28/10/2016

    With the weather warming up, you may be thinking of ways to make your household more energy efficient during the summer months. While it’s important to cut back on things like air-conditioning, you should also keep an eye on your water usage. Here are 6 easy ways to save water around the house to significantly reduce …

  • Essential Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Plumber 21/10/2016

    As we’ve often mentioned on this blog, not all plumbers are made equal, and finding a professional with the experience, expertise, and qualifications necessary to get the job done properly is easier said than done. As a consumer, it can be hard to know what questions to ask when hiring a contractor, so this week, …

  • Classic Plumbing Myths Dispelled

    If you’re not a plumber or a civil engineer, chances are you don’t really give plumbing much of a thought until it breaks down. Most people are like this, and that’s probably why there are so many myths and misconceptions surrounding plumbing maintenance and care. This week, we debunk five classic plumbing myths.   1. …

  • Top Tips for Spring Plumbing Maintenance 19/10/2016

    If you’re an avid spring cleaner, you’ve probably already started fixing up your garden, began clearing your household of excess clutter and undertaken any DIY jobs you’d been putting off over winter. Another important thing to include in your annual spring clean is routine plumbing maintenance. Spring is a great time to properly inspect problem …

  • blocked drain Blocked Drain Diagnostics 11/10/2016

    Blocked sinks can be a major inconvenience in the home, leaving you unable to perform daily household chores like washing up, or restrict use of your bathroom facilities. If the problem is left unattended, blocked sinks and drains can lead to flooding, with the resulting water damage requiring costly repairs. In this blog, we take …