• Santa Worker with a tool belt over white background. 5 Plumbing Tips for a Stress-Free Christmas

    5 Plumbing Tips for a Stress-Free Christmas   It’s Christmas, we get it. You’re busy planning lunch and finding space for the rellies to stay over. The last thing on your mind right now is your plumbing. But nothing ruins Christmas faster than a clogged toilet, or a burst pipe flooding your kitchen. So here are some helpful tips to make this Christmas your most stress-free yet.   Fix the Little Drips   You might remember that you need to push down on your kitchen tap to make it run, but your guests won’t. Your visitors might unintentionally make a small…

  • 6 ways to save energy this Christmas 6 Ways to Save Energy This Christmas 

    6 Ways to Save Energy This Christmas  Nothing says Christmas more than a house decorated with lights, and a kitchen filled with the smell of cooking turkey. But that must use a lot of power, right? Christmas is already an expensive time – so don’t add a huge electricity bill to it. But don’t worry. We’ve dug up the 6 best ways to save energy this Christmas.   Dust off the BBQ   Don’t stay cooped up in the kitchen – take your cooking outside and use the BBQ. Not only will you save electricity, but you’ll suddenly have yourself a casual,…

  • Top tips to avoid a plumbing disaster on Christmas Modern Era Plumbing and Gas Top Tips to Avoid a Plumbing Disaster This Christmas  

    Top Tips to Avoid a Plumbing Disaster This Christmas   Christmas is a busy time – you’ve got your shopping to finish, a turkey to cook, and not to mention a family to host. Imagine piling a flooded kitchen onto your workload. Plumbing emergencies can be avoided with a little forethought and planning. So dodge that mess with our top tips this Christmas.   Strain It   Buy a strainer for your kitchen sink. This will make sure that no sneaky bits of food find themselves down your pipes. And remember to not pour any oil or grease down your drain. It…

  • Prep your plumbing for Christmas - Adelaide Plumber 5 Tips to Prep Your Plumbing for Christmas – Adelaide Plumber Tips!

    Tips from an Adelaide Plumber: 5 Tips to Prep Your Plumbing for Christmas. Finally, Christmas is here! Time to put up the tree and turn up the holiday tunes. It’s also a time where relatives from across the country come to visit. They’ll need a place to stay – so why not at your home? You have the space and the rooms. But have you thought about your plumbing? Christmas can be an extra stressful time for your pipes. So here are our five top tips to prepare your plumbing for the holidays.  Start in the Kitchen  We know it’s…

  • What is the best hot water system What is the Best Hot Water System?

    What is the Best Hot Water System? It’s your worse nightmare: you wake up late for work after realising your alarm hasn’t gone off. There’s no milk left in the fridge for your morning coffee. And when you run to the bathroom for your morning shower, the water is freezing. Your hot water system has suddenly died on you! Thankfully, we know a thing or two about hot water systems. Here’s our advice on the best ones. Have a Think About It Replacing a burnt-out hot water system can be an unexpected and costly expense, so it’s best to think…

  • How to prepare your home for a heatwave How Your Plumber Can Help Prepare Your Home for a Heatwave

    How Your Plumber Can Help Prepare Your Home for a Heatwave Summer is finally here! Time to bust out the blow-up pool and chuck on your favourite thongs. While you’re watering the garden, filling up drink bottles and letting the kids run through sprinklers, your plumbing is working hard to keep up. The next heatwave could be the last for your pipes, and you could be none the wiser. Here are our professional plumber tips on how best to prepare your home for a heatwave. Check for Leaks There is nothing more important than having access to cool, clean water…

  • Flushable wipes Just How ‘Flushable’ Are Flushable Wipes?

    Just How ‘Flushable’ Are Flushable Wipes? Things your plumber wants you to know. Everyone remembers where they were when they first tried a flushable wipe instead of toilet paper. Maybe it was at a friend’s place. Maybe you were curious and bought a packet yourself. Either way, you got hooked and vowed never to use that boring toilet paper again. But are those wipes as ‘flushable’ as they claim? Take it from us, flushable wipes are bad news. Read this article on a massive one-tonne wet wipe blockage in Newcastle! All is Not What it Seems…. If it looks right,…

  • Easy Kitchen Plumbing Upgrades for Your Home Easy Kitchen Plumbing Upgrades for Your Home 

    Easy Kitchen Plumbing Upgrades for Your Home  Kitchen looking tired? Your local plumber can help! From changing your sink to replacing your water lines, your plumber can have your kitchen looking fresh and modern in no time. Upgrade your Kitchen Faucets and Taps  Ever considered changing your kitchen tap? A simple facet upgrade can lift your entire kitchen. Not only are the modern-day taps more stylish, but they have more functions as well. A hands-free, sensor-activated tap? Built-in water purifier? Yes, please! Get a Water Filter Nothing says more style than your own water filter. Not only is it an…

  • 5 Reasons Why You Should Get a Drain Inspection Adelaide 5 Reasons Why You Should Get a Drain Inspection Adelaide

    5 Reasons Why You Should Get a Drain Inspection Adelaide We all think about the condition of our home from time to time, but ever given much thought to what’s happening under your home? Your drains and sewer system may be out of sight and out of mind, but are just as important as any other part of your house. We’ve dug up five reasons why you should get your drains professionally inspected. You Want to Buy Your Dream Home About to take the plunge and spend your life savings on your dream home? You would be an absolute sucker…

  • 5 ways not to fix a leak 5 Ways to Not Fix a Leak

    5 Ways to Not Fix a Leak. We all want to pitch in around the home, and fixing that pesky tap is a great way to earn your keep. But do you have the know-how to stop that leak without making it worse? Here are some handy hints on what not to do to stop the drip. Having The Wrong Tools  This may sound obvious, but not having the right tools is a big no-no. The job may seem simple enough to make do with the tools you have on hand, but using the wrong wrench on a pipe could…

  • 5 eco-friendly drain cleaners 5 Eco-Friendly Drain Cleaners

    5 Eco-Friendly Drain Cleaners Everybody is trying to be more eco-friendly these days. So how can you unblock your drain without using harmful chemicals, and keep the Earth happy? We’ve done the legwork for you. Here are 5 eco-friendly drain cleaners you need to know about. Boiling Water The easiest, and most cost-effective, way of unblocking a drain is by using boiling water. Try this method first to avoid using any nasty chemicals. Boil as much water as possible and slowly pour it down the drain. Dishwashing Liquid Not only will it keep your dishes clean, but dishwashing liquid can…

  • Plumber in Goodwood Why it’s not the best idea to use store-bought drain cleaners. Friendly advice from a plumber in Goodwood.

    Why it’s not the best idea to use store-bought drain cleaners Friendly advice from a plumber in Goodwood. We’ve all been there. A build-up of drain gunk and no regular maintenance creates a serious build-up which is dire and needs to be addressed post haste. The local grocery store is the obvious choice. But is it best for our plumbing system?   They can badly affect your pipes and plumbing Store-bought cleaners have a heap of incredibly toxic chemicals, such as sodium hydroxide, sodium nitrate, aluminium, bleach, and more. Getting these on your skin is, of course, harmful and can…

  • Plumber in North Adelaide Reasons to maintain your sinks – tips from a plumber in North Adelaide

    Reasons to maintain your sinks – tips from a plumber in North Adelaide We all know the things passing through our sinks on a daily basis from our daily mundane activities. We tend to let it slide and don’t necessarily pay close attention to what those things are doing to our plumbing. I remember waking up to a pool of water covering the bathroom floor. Sharing a system with the neighbouring bathroom meant that it was double the amount of gunk, double the amount of daily mundane activities and double the negligence. Here are a few ways to make sure…

  • How to Use a Coat Hanger to Unclog Your Drain How to use a coat hanger to unclog your drain

    I remember switching watches with a friend in the tenth grade for the weekend. I went to a friend’s house and managed to drop the watch (HER WATCH) in the toilet. Yep! How on earth was I going to explain that I couldn’t return her watch because I’d dropped it down the toilet? I called up a plumber who was going to charge R500 (I was living in South Africa at the time) which is the equivalent of $50. I’d pay that now for sure, but I was in high school, I didn’t have R500 to spend. I had to…

  • Signs that your sewage system is backed up Signs that your sewage system is backed up

    Sewer lines are attached to every part of your house that has water. They sit silently in the background, doing their thing until suddenly, one day, they get backed up and all hell breaks loose! This blog is about the signs that your sewer system is backed up. Your drain is clogged A telltale sign that your sewer line is backed up is clogged drains. There are many things that cause a drain to clog. Grease, hair, coffee grounds – you can usually prevent your drains from blocking (see blogs below) and it’s usually easy to unblock one sink, it’s…

  • Plumbing vents Adelaide What plumbing needs to be vented? Plumbing vents Adelaide

    Plumbing vents Adelaide. Everyone knows that sinks, toilets, baths and showers have drains. But not everyone knows that all drains should have vents. If you’re wondering what plumbing needs to be vented in your home. Read this blog. How to vents work? Have you ever gone camping and take one of those large water canisters for freshwater? Have you ever noticed that as the water canister empties the water struggles to get out? When the cannister is pushed to release airflow, the water comes out quicker.  That’s pretty much exactly how vents work and why they’re needed in your plumbing….

  • hot water tank How do I know if I need a new water heater?

    How do I know if I need a new water heater? If you have a water heater, you’ll know all about the benefits of having one. Tankless water systems take up less space and use less energy and water. But they also need to be replaced every couple of years. Here are 4 ways to know if you need a new water heater. You’ve had it for 10 years The quickest way to work out if you need a new water heater is to work out how long you’ve had it for. Generally, water heaters should be replaced every 10…

  • Toilet Issues Caused by Kids Kids and Your Toilet: Toilet Issues Caused by Kids

    Kids and Your Toilet: Toilet Issues Caused by Kids. An odd topic we know! But would you believe the number of enquiries and jobs we get that involved a kid and a toilet? From lodged foreign objects to falls we’ve heard it all! Here are a couple of ways you can prevent toilet mishaps. Childproof your toilet Between the age of 6 months to 2 years, you’ll need to baby-proof your home. That includes the toilet seat and toilet roll holder. Read this blog with tips on how to baby proof your bathroom. Toilets are overlooked as a drowning hazard…

  • Plumbing tips to save you money Plumbing Tips to Save You Money

    As with most things, prevention is better than cure. Meaning, the perfect way to save money is to make sure your plumbing is well-maintained so it never breaks. Neglecting your plumbing or doing poor DIY jobs can cause greater damage in the long term which will be costly to fix. Here are our plumbing tips on how to save money Check for leaks (or don’t ignore them!) Check your faucets for leaks or if you spot them anywhere in your home, don’t ignore them. Read common causes of plumbing leaks. Leaving your taps leaking will slowly but surely increase your water…

  • Adelaide Plumber. Plumbing myths Adelaide Plumber Busts 6 Plumbing Myths

    Adelaide Plumber Busts 6 Plumbing Myths. Who doesn’t love a good Myth Busters episode? I often have people ask me weird and wonderful questions around plumbing myths they’ve heard. I thought it might be fun to bust some of them. Myth one: Ice sharpens your garbage disposal blades For starters. Garbage disposals don’t have blades. They have teeth like impellers that grind solids and liquids as they spin. What you can put down the garbage disposal is lemon wedges and bi-card this will help clean the drain and improve its scent. Myth two: Putting a brick in the toilet tank…

  • Bad plumbing examples Beware of Bad Plumbers – Plumbing Help

    Price is an important factor when it comes to choosing a product or service. But there are some things that are definitely worth paying more for. Like plumbing. The health and safety risks of having poor plumbing in your home are serious and in order to protect yourself and your family, we encourage you to be aware of bad plumbers. If you see poor plumbing jobs, please report it to the Plumbing Licensing Board. Modern Era is a fully licenced plumbing service with years’ of experience in locating and fixing a range of plumbing problems. We provide support before, during…

  • Plumbing FAQs Plumbing FAQs

    From blocked drains to leaky faucets, we’ve all needed an emergency plumber at some point. Here are some common plumbing FAQs and answers from Modern Era Plumbing Adelaide. How long will it take you to get here? Give us a call on 0400 386 991e should be able to get to you in an hour or less. Our plumbers are fast and responsive. We offer a 24/7 plumbing service for residential and commercial businesses. Need our help? Give us a call! My toilet overflows when I flush it. What’s happening? Your toilet is most likely blocked. You can try to…

  • What Temperature Should I Set My Water What Temperature Should I Set My Water

    What Temperature Should I Set My Water? Under Australian law, your water heater should be set at 7 degrees Celsius. This is the perfect temperature to kill bacteria and maintain your water heater. Most people keep their water temperature around the 48 degrees Celsius mark while others prefer it a bit warmer at 60 degrees. These varying temperatures have their pros and cons. Setting it to 48 degrees Celsius A cooler temperature uses less energy so could be seen as a more environmentally friendly option. It helps save money as less energy is used. Prevents burns or scalding. You can…

  • How to protect your plumbing from tree roots How to Protect Your Plumbing from Tree Roots

    Here are three ways to protect your plumbing from tree roots. Tree roots love pipes. Why? Pipes contain heaps of water and nutrients that trees love. The roots grow towards moisture around the pipe and soak up all those nutrients. But sometimes the roots find a way to get into the pipes through a crack or small hole causing a lot of damage to your pipes. So how do we prevent this from happening? Hire a professional with an auger An auger is a drilling device that contains a rotating screw which helps move material out of a hole. Using…

  • Plumbing Emergencies Adelaide 4 Common Plumbing Emergencies

    If you’re reading this, grab a pen, grab a piece of paper and write down this number – 0400 386 991. This is Modern Era Plumbing’s number. Local Adelaide Plumbers who can help you out if there’s a plumbing emergency. If your toilet overflows, your drain smells, your pipe bursts we’ll be there to fix it! Here are 4 common plumbing emergencies we help out with. Modern Era Plumbing Emergencies – click here.  We’ll dispatch a fully qualified plumber to your property within an hour of your call. No matter what the problem is, even if it’s 2 am on…