• Water Irrigation Services Adelaide Water Irrigation Services – What is it and Why is it Beneficial?

    Water Irrigation Services – What is it and Why is it Beneficial? Simply put, water irrigation is the artificial application and distribution of water to agricultural crops for the purpose of its production. It helps to maintain landscapes and assists in rejuvenating disturbed soils in dryer periods of lesser rainfall. The key to efficient and maximizing irrigation is knowing what type works best for you and your production and operation. It’s important to have knowledge of system design, equipment, growth stage, plant species, soil composition, root structure and land formation. Having knowledge of the above will allow for management to…

  • Specialist Plumbing Services Adelaide Specialist Plumbing Services Adelaide

    Having a properly running plumbing system is one thing, we, of course, have you covered with all maintenance and services, carried out by highly trained, skilled professionals. We also offer speciality plumbing services which includes: Grease Arresters In Ground & Above Ground It is so important to keep your grease arresters in working order, in check and regularly cleaned. This is so that waste does not contaminate water sources, the earth and of course the vicinity in which it is. Leak Detection Leaks can result in costly repairs and high water bills. Early leak detection will assist in the prevention…

  • Home Water Filters Home Water Filtration

    Home Water Filtration Filtration is a physical process that occurs when liquids, gases, dissolved or suspended matter adhere to the surface of, or in the pores of, an absorbent medium. It is important to take into consideration all the contaminants found in water, especially nowadays, with overpopulation and the high demand for water to be clean and all the chemicals added to reach the demand. Water filtration is becoming more of a necessity in our homes. There are a few steps to take when choosing which filtration system is right for you and your household. Know your water source. To…

  • Water Trade Arrestors Adelaide Trade Waste Arrestors Adelaide

    Trade Waste Arrestors Adelaide Trade waste Arrestors act as a barrier between various contaminants and public waste and water pipelines. What types are there? To get a better understanding of these arrestors, it’s important to know what types there are. There are the : Grease trap arrestors Silt arrestors Cooling Arrestors Lint Arrestors Acid neutralisers Who needs them and why they’re needed The grease trap arrestor is important for commercial service and manufacturing environments such as food manufacturing facilities, the automotive industry, kitchens, restaurants and retail food service to trap grease, oil and contaminants. They assist in avoiding damage to…

  • Why Does my Bathroom Smell Like Sewage - Adelaide Plumber Why Does my Bathroom Smell Like Sewage? Adelaide Plumber

    Why does my bathroom smell like sewage? Adelaide Plumber  It’s all in the pipes. Plumbing is generally all connected and to answer this question, it helps to understand how your bathroom pipes are connected and how it all works. The U-shaped pipe under your sink runs to a larger waste water pipe in the wall, called the P trap. One end of the P trap runs down to your sewer or septic tank and the other end runs all the way up to the roof to let fresh air in and bad smells out. There is the same basic set…

  • Plumber in Adelaide - How to Unclog a Toilet How to Unclog a Toilet – Plumber in Adelaide

    How to Unclog a Toilet – Plumber in Adelaide Having a toilet clog on you is never ideal.Here are a few steps that will assist in getting you out of a potentially awkward situation. 1. Avoid the dreaded overflow If the toilet doesn’t flush on the first go, don’t try to flush it again. Rather open the lid of the toilet tank and close the flapper that allows water to flow from the tank into the toilet bowl. 2. Prepare the space To avoid splash and mess on the kitchen floor and around the toilet, place old towels or better yet,…

  • Adelaide Plumber - 10 Common Plumbing Emergencies Adelaide Plumber – 10 Common Plumbing Emergencies

    Adelaide Plumber 10 Common Plumbing Emergencies Of all the emergencies one can have, plumbing emergencies are at the top of the list with the ones that take the toilet cake. They can leave you stuck looking like a soapy snow cone, stomping in pools of water or in a stinky rut. Here are our top 10 and ways in which to avoid plumbing emergencies or do some damage control. Clogging 1,2 and 3 Clogging, especially in pipes is so prevalent. It is bound to happen, so be prepared and know how to deal with it. The sink   Washing dishes…

  • Commercial Plumbing Adelaide - Adelaide Plumber Commercial Plumbing Adelaide

    Commercial Plumbing Adelaide What to know about commercial plumbing. Commercial vs residential plumbing. Why they’re different and why it’s important to know the differences. There are certain codes to honour, memorise and apply when doing commercial plumbing. All commercial plumbing needs to meet government plumbing requirements. There are specialities that require commercial experience that generally won’t be see in residential plumbing. A lot of commercial jobs are repetitive considering a commercial job requires a standard code. Where residential work is generally week days 9-5, commercial jobs can carried out at any given day or hour, especially when the space is not…

  • Plumbers in Adelaide Difference Between Hard and Soft Water – Plumbers in Adelaide

    Looking for plumbers in Adelaide? Call 0400 386 991 Modern Era Plumbing if you’re looking for a trustworthy, experienced and licensed plumber in Adelaide. Knowing the differences between the two types of water can be incredibly beneficial when it comes to what is consumed- what is best for you, for you skin and hair and what is best for your household and all that is within it. Drinking water Water, as it falls from the sky is soft water. As it passes through the ground, it hardens by picking up various minerals, including lime, chalk and mostly calcium and magnesium. With the water now possessing these minerals,…

  • Adelaide Plumbing - Bath vs Shower Adelaide Plumbing – Bath vs shower: The age old question

    Bath vs shower: The age old question This subject has been one of many eighth graders high school science experiments. Nonetheless, it is important that we address it. Not just in terms of its environmental impact but also the impact a bath or shower will have on your overall well-being and the effects it has on your skin. Convenience If you’re strapped for time, a shower is absolutely the way to go. You won’t have to mill around waiting for the tub to fill up and most obviously, showers aren’t necessarily best to lounge around in- of course, some will…

  • Adelaide Plumbing - 8 Essential Things to Know About Plumbing Adelaide Plumbing – 8 Essential Things to Know About Plumbing

    Adelaide Plumbing – 8 Essential Things to Know About Plumbing Whether you own or rent, there are absolute musts to know when it comes to your plumbing. Number one on our list; Know what your water source is, where it is and how to shut it off. Your meter can be located either indoors, out in the garden or out on the street. If your meter is on the street, you can turn the tap off using either a meter key or a crescent wrench and a screw driver. If by the house, a simple leaver will turn it off….

  • Why the Shower Gets Hot or Cold When You Flush - Adelaide Plumber Why the Shower Gets Hot or Cold When You Flush?

    We’ve all been there. You’re sharing the bathroom with your partner. One of you is brushing your teeth (or on the loo). The other in the shower. And then – OUCH! The shower water goes hot (or cold). It’s a common problem in many households that people just learn to deal with. But it doesn’t have to be this way! Here are some common causes for this happening and how you can fix it. If you get stuck, give us a shout, we can help sort it out for you – 0400 386 991. The trunk and branch system The most…

  • DIY Plumbing Tools Every Homeowner Should Have - Adelaide Plumber DIY Plumbing Tools Every Homeowner Should Have

    “I will prepare and someday my chance will come” These words from Abraham Lincoln, while ironic, come in handy when being prepared for whatever your household plumbing problems may throw at you. Amongst the few necessary tools that will help you shine when it comes to DIY plumbing expertise, preparation, knowledge and maintenance are key. These four factors are fundamental and will help save a lot of time, money and potential headaches. Above all the tools are first and foremost. Without further adieu, here are 5 DIY plumbing tools every homeowner should have. The plunger Although not necessarily a tool,…

  • Why does my drain smell - Plumbing Adelaide - Modern Era Plumbing Why does my drain smell?

    Ever brushed your teeth or washed your hands and been overwhelmed by an uninvited scent from your bathroom drain? You may even just be walking past the bathroom and get a waft. There’s a couple of reasons why your drain might be smelly. If you’re asking yourself “Why does my drain smell?” we’ve got the answers here. If you need us to come take a look for you, give us a call on 0400 386 991. Dried out p-trap If you sewer like smell is coming from your drain you may have a dried out p-trap. A p-trap is a device…

  • Thunder Storm Safety Tips - Modern Era Plumbing - Plumber Adelaide Thunderstorm Safety Tips

    Adelaide has experienced some crazy storms this week causing major damage. Severe storms and heavy rain can affect your home’s plumbing and cause dangerous back drafts too. Here are some thunderstorm safety tips to help you keep you and your family safe through a storm. Flooding If your home had a track record of flooding, make sure all electrical appliances and wires are packed away. If you know a storm is coming, check your gutters and grates to make sure they have plenty of space to rid the area of water. Make sure all the taps are turned off and…

  • How to Remove Water Stains from Walls and Ceilings - Adelaide Plumber How to Remove Water Stains from Walls and Ceilings

    Water stains on your walls or ceilings aren’t great to look at. They can also reduce the value of your home. We have three methods to remove those nasty water stains. Before you make a start on fixing them up, make sure you find the source of the leak and get it fixed. If you follow these methods without fixing the cause, you’ll only be doing it again in a few days. Wear gloves, safety glasses and a mask to protect yourself from dust and mold. If your home’s ceilings or walls have water stains and you’d like to locate…

  • 5 Plumbing Things to Check Before Buying a House 5 Plumbing Things to Check Before Buying a House

    Are you shopping for your dream home? Perhaps you’ve found it! Have you checked the plumbing? While your dream home may seem perfect on the outside, it’s really important to make sure you’ve checked its plumbing. Here are 5 plumbing things to check before buying a house. Water heater, taps and pressure Ask how old the water heater is, if it’s been replaced or caused any issues. You should be able to determine its age by looking at it. If it’s rusted and worn down – it’s most likely old! Also check for leaks. Consider a tankless water heater. They…

  • Adelaide Gas Appliance Installation - Should I Make the Switch? Adelaide Gas Appliance Installation – Should I Make the Switch?

    So, you’re thinking of switching to gas? You’ve come to the right place! In this blog we’ll talk you through gas appliances that will not only give you versatility and efficiency, but will also save you money. Heating The average South Australian home uses more energy for heating than cooling. Crazy to think considering how hot our summers are! Draught proofing, insulation and allowing sunshine into your home can help with heating, however when this isn’t enough, having proper home heating can create the cosy-ness you’ll need to see you through the colder months. If you’re looking for a new…

  • Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater - Modern Era Plumbing - Adelaide Plumber Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater

    If you’ve noticed your electricity bill soaring, your hot water system could be the culprit. Water heaters make up almost 17% of your home’s electric usage. This can easily be reduced by installing a tankless water heater. Benefits of a tankless water heater Requires less space than a traditional water tank. Uses less energy to heat water, which helps reduce your electricity bill. Water heats up instantly. Water temperature is consistent. Tankless heaters tend to have a longer lifespan than traditional water heaters. So, what is a tankless water heater? Tankless water heaters, also known as on-demand water heaters heat…

  • How to Unclog Your Drain - Modern Era Plumbing and Gas Services How to Unclog Your Drain

    We’ve shared tips on how to unblock your drain and some drain maintenance tips to prevent clogging. But sometimes your drain needs a bit more than toxic cleaner or vinegar. Here are two alternative methods for unclogging a drain. Power-rodding Power-rodding is a relatively new plumbing weapon that helps unclog drains with severe blockages from hair or sludge. Power-rodding uses a flexible metal cable that’s inserted into drain systems. An electric motor then rotates the cable at a high speed helping to obliterate the build up. Once the sludge or build up has been dismantled by the power rod, it’s easily flushed…

  • Adelaide Commercial Plumbing - Plumbing Your Business Needs - Modern Era Plumbing Adelaide Commercial Plumbing – Plumbing Your Business Needs

    Adelaide Commercial Plumbing – Plumbing Your Business Needs Commercial plumbing requires a lot more work than plumbing in your home. Commercial plumbers specialise in designing, installing and maintaining complicated waste removal and water supply systems for large complexes or office buildings. Unlike home plumbing, commercial plumbing is something that should not be tackled alone. If you’re setting up a business, restaurant or establishment and require the plumbing to be checked or installed, get in touch with us. Toilets, drinking fountains and kitchen drainage If you’re renovating a shopping complex or building a restaurant, these are just some of the plumbing…

  • Adelaide Renovations - Plumbing Services You'll Need Adelaide Renovations – Plumbing Services You’ll Need!

    Home renovations give you a new home without the stress of moving. Extensions, renovations or enhancements can help restore your home’s character and increase the value of the property. It’s an exciting time choosing paint colours, furniture, fittings. But it can also be stressful (we’ve all watched The Block!) With all the excitement and stress around your home renovation, it’s easy to forget the importance of installing a proper plumbing system. Modern Era Plumbing work on Adelaide renovations regularly ensuring renovated homes are set up with efficient and effective plumbing systems. Here’s a quick list of plumbing you’ll need for…

  • Benefits of Gas Heating - Adelaide Hot Water Plumber Benefits of Gas Heating – Adelaide Hot Water Plumber

    If you’re looking for an Adelaide hot water plumber, look no further. Modern Era Plumbing and Gas Solutions offer a range of plumbing and gas services including hot water plumbing. Here are the key benefits of gas heating. Reliable Ever had a power cut out and then remembered you had a gas stove so could still cook? I know I have! Gas supply is unaffected by weather or municipal services. This makes it far more reliable than electric. Delivered from a tank or from underground pipes, gas is delivered and unaffected by storms or bad weather. Your home will stay warm…

  • Gas Heater Troubleshooting - Gas Fitters Adelaide - Modern Era Plumbing and Gas Services Troubleshooting Gas Heaters

    There are many reasons why your gas heater may not be working. We’ve developed this troubleshooting chart that’ll help you identify potential reasons why your gas heater is not working.  Although there are ways to determine what the issue might be on your own – it’s highly recommended that you get in touch with professionals when trying to fix anything gas related. Our gas services cover security checks, maintenance and repair. Get in touch with us! Troubleshooting Gas Heaters Is your heater playing up? Our experienced team of gas specialists can investigate the issue and fix it for you. Visit…

  • How to Clean a Gas Fireplace - Modern Era Plumbing and Gas Solutions - Gas Fitting Adelaide How to Clean a Gas Fireplace

    Gas fireplaces are stylish, low maintenance and supply constant warmth to your home. They also make far less mess than a wood fireplace. But they do need a clean every once in a while. If you’re using your fireplace regularly, we’d recommend cleaning it weekly. If you’re not using it too often, once every month should do. Here are some tips on how to clean a gas fireplace. Turn off the gas Start by turning off the gas supply. The gas switch or valve is usually on the wall next to the fireplace. Wait for the fireplace to be cool…