“But it looked fine to me…” is probably one of the most common things we tell a Donvale plumber when something that appeared ‘normal’ has broken down unexpectedly or is not working as it should. This is true when it comes to almost any fixture or appliance in our homes, from DVD players and lamps [...]
Stop! You may think that by doing your own plumbing work, you could be saving yourself a lot of money, but in reality, you’re really just jeopardising the safety of your home. Indeed, there are many dangers associated with unregulated plumbing work. We explore some of the most common below. What is “unregulated” plumbing [...]
Just for a moment, close your eyes and open your mind. Think about all of the unique little shops in our community. Now replace them in your mind with multi-international franchised companies, Starbucks or Gloria Jean's. The Warrandyte Pub now a Hard Rock Cafe.
Quintons IGA gone and a massive Coles in its place selling caged eggs. All those gorgeous little craft and clothing shops replaced with Just Jeans, Sportsgirl and The Reject Shop. Does it still feel like our local community? The answer is no.
If money continues to be spent outside of the community by people not supporting local shops and industries, this horrible image may well be transplanted over the existing Warrandyte and surrounds. That's why it is so important to support the local people. Rather than your money going to the Gerry Harveys of the world, why not share it with the community?
If the cold taps in your home suffer from low water pressure and it is over 30-35 years old, chances are that it is caused by rusty, corroded galvanised wrought iron pipes. It was common practice up to the late 1970's to run cold water supply pipes in galvanized wrought iron pipes.
Melbourne's water is classed as 'soft water'. Soft water has low levels of calcium and magnesium salts which react aggressively with galvanised wrought iron pipes. Due to this process the pipe rusts from the inside out over time. This leads to lower water pressure as the inside pipe diameter is restricted more and more over time.
Things you should know before purchasing a new toilet
A frequent phone call we receive at H2- Pro Plumbing is "Hi, I've just bought some new toilets and I need you to send one of your plumbers around to fit them".
The first question I then ask is "do you know that they are going to suit your current plumbing configuration?". The answer is usually "oh, I'm not sure, I assumed they're all the same".
There are several factors to take into account when replacing a toilet in your home.
- Waste configuration
- Water supply tap location
- Waste set out measurements
- Types of toilets