• 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…

  • 7 Ways to Conserve Water in Your Home - Modern Era Plumbing Adelaide 7 Ways to Conserve Water at Home

    Many communities and farms across the state are experiencing water shortages from the drought. It’s so easy to take our water supply for granted but living in a drought-stricken state calls for all of us to do our best to conserve water in whatever way we can. Here are 7 ways to conserve water at home… Shower bucket Instead of letting all the water from your shower run down the drain, place a bucket in your shower to collect the water and re-use it to flush the toilet or as cleaning water. Depending on how soapy the water is, you…

  • Advantages of Gas Fireplaces - Gas Fireplace Installation - Modern Era Plumbing and Gas Services Advantages of a Gas Fireplace

    There’s something magical about sitting around a fire. Something primitive and historical. Perhaps it reminds us of childhood, roasting marshmallows around the camp fire. Whatever it is – fireplaces bring warmth to a home. Many Aussie families are opting for gas fireplaces in their homes and here’s why. Advantages of a Gas Fireplace Quick and constant heat Fired up at the flick of a switch, gas fireplaces are quick and easy to ignite. Sure, there’s something nostalgic about building a fire, but when it’s freezing cold and the house needs some warmth – a gas fire is the way to…

  • How to Remove Bathroom Mould - Modern Era Plumbing - Plumbing Adelaide How to Remove Bathroom Mould

    Mould starts off small, but can quickly take over your bathroom, becoming a major health hazard. Keeping your bathroom cool, light and dry will help prevent mould growth. If you’ve spotted unsightly mould in your bathroom – read on. Here are 5 tips on how to remove bathroom mould. READ: How to Prevent Bathroom Mould. Baking soda and bleach We’ve heard this one before. Baking soda is a fume-free, gentle cleaning agent that cuts throw grime, dirt, mouuld and more.  The heavenly concoction that is easily accessible and affordable to everyone. It is also less harmful than many household cleaning…

  • Modern Era Plumbing - Plumbing Adelaide - How to prevent bathroom mold How to Prevent Bathroom Mould Growth

    Warm and damp conditions are mould’s best friend! Your bathroom is the perfect place for mould to grow, which can be really tough to remove once its there. Here are 6 tips to help you prevent bathroom mould growth. Proper ventilation Proper ventilation is key to help prevent bathroom mould growth. Keep your windows open as often as you can. Turn on your ventilation fan during, and for 30 minutes after, your bath or shower. If your ventilation fan doesn’t seem to be doing the trick, check the CFM number under the grill. The CFM number will tell you if the…

  • Modern Era Plumbing and Gas Solutions - Plumbing Leaks that Attract Pests Plumbing Leaks that Attract Pests

    Rodents and pests are attracted to dark, damp areas. The moisture created by leaking pipes is the perfect environment for pests to thrive. You can avoid unwanted pests by regularly checking for plumbing leaks. If you’re unsure of where to look or having trouble assessing the damage – give us a call, we can take a look for you. Here’s some helpful insight into plumbing leaks that attract pests… Where to look for leaks Unwanted pests aren’t always on account of plumbing leaks, however if you’re constantly noticing pests in your home you may need to check a few key…

  • DIY Plumbing - Modern Era Plumbing and Gas Services Adelaide Plumbing DIY: When you should and when you shouldn’t

    Everyone loves a good DIY project and we’re all for it! However, there are some home DIY projects that should not be attempted. Here are some plumbing DIY projects you should call in professionals for… Dishwasher installation Dishwasher installation seems pretty easy right? Hook up the waterline and place it in its special place – done. Not so true. Because dishwashers are placed under benchtops and near kitchen cabinets, the appliance needs to be carefully installed to ensure it does not leak later on causing damage to the cabinets or benchtop. Replacing these will be far more expensive later down…

  • Common Causes for Plumbing Leaks - Modern Era Plumbing and Gas Services Adelaide Common Causes for Plumbing Leaks

    Ever spotted a mushroom growing through the floor under your sink? Or been haunted by the sound of a drip somewhere in your house? How about an odd, sticky stain on your wall that you can’t scrub off? If any of these sound familiar to you, you’ve probably got a plumbing leak. Leaks can be expensive to fix if not checked regularly, so it’s important to be familiar with the warning signs. If you suspect a leak, we recommend calling a plumber to look at it sooner rather than later. Get in touch with Modern Era Plumbing and Gas Solutions for…

  • Keep an Ear Out for these Plumbing Sounds - Modern Era Plumbing and Gas Services Adelaide Keep an Ear Out for these Plumbing Sounds

    Ever heard a clank in your sink? A screech from your tap? Or a gurgle in your drain? Houses make sounds – floors creak, doors slam and windows crack, but keep an ear out for these plumbing sounds. If you hear them, there might be a problem with your plumbing… Screeching or squealing If your tap screeches when you turn it on, the washer in the faucet may be loose. The sound comes from the water rushing past the rubber making a squealing sound as it passes. With the right parts, this is an easy one hour fix. A worn-out…