• 4 Signs you Need to Replace your Toilet 26/09/2016

    Toilets are the hardest working pieces of plumbing in most households so it’s surprising that many homeowners go about as if they think their toilet will last forever whilst other fixtures like sinks and showers need regular updates. Whilst it’s true that toilets are incredibly hardy and rarely require more than a quick repair job, …

  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Grey Water Systems 12/09/2016

    In a drought prone country like Australia, water conservation is serious business but surprisingly, not many households actively engage in water recycling beyond the old bucket in the shower trick. However, domestic water recycling technology has come a long way in recent years and grey water in particular, offers a number advantages both economic and …

  • 5 Things You Didn’t Know About the History of Plumbing 31/08/2016

    Plumbing is something we use everyday without thinking, but life without this technology would be very different (and smelly). This week, we celebrate this technology with five interesting facts you didn’t know about plumbing technology. Indoor plumbing dates back to at least 2700 BC A number of ancient civilisations developed plumbing technology to fill and …

  • Investigating the Plumbing of the Future 24/08/2016

      The 20th century brought many plumbing inventions such two ply toilet paper, single handle faucets, and low flow toilets, but the 21st century is shaping up to be an even more progressive period in terms of plumbing design and innovation. This week, we take a look at some of the latest design trends and …

  • Hot Water System Repairs & Service 23/08/2016

    Need a certified plumber for your hot water system repairs? We provide a same day service for the repair and replacement of all Australia’s leading brands of hot water systems. Our team of professionally qualified plumbers & Gasfitters, can provide repairs for electric, gas or solar water systems. We can also supply, install and repair …

  • 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 …