• What are the best pipes for house plumbing What are the best pipes for house plumbing?

    We’re often get asked ‘what are the best pipes for house plumbing’? Selecting your plumbing pipes depends on the application in which it will be used. If you’re a DIY plumber make sure you read this article – DIY plumbing, when you should and when you shouldn’t. PEX, Copper and PVC are normally used, but you can also install black, galvanized and brass pipes. Here’s a rundown on the different types of plumbing pipes for your home or commercial property. Stainless steel Stainless steel is by far the best, but also the most expensive pipe material. Stainless steel is corrosion…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • A Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink Drain 5 Drain Maintenance Tips

    Fixing stuff is great, but knowing how to prevent problems is even better. So, we’re sharing five drain maintenance tips that will help keep your drains clog-free. Of course if you have any problems, you can get in touch with Modern Era Plumbing and Gas Solutions. We’re based in Adelaide and offer a 24/7 service for our customers. Give us a call and we can give you an obligation free quote – 0400 386 991. Know what can and can’t go down your drain The best thing you can do to keep your drain unblocked is to know what should and…

  • 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…

  • How to Remove Hard Water Stains - Modern Era Plumbing and Gas Solutions Adelaide How to Remove Hard Water Stains

    Streaky lines in your loo? Grubby looking shower head? These are hard water stains. Hard water is water that has a high mineral content (like limestone and chalk.) It can cause dry skin, limescale and prevent soap from lathering. Water in your home can be softened with a whole-home water softener but here’s how to remove hard water stains… Vinegar spray An easy and cost-effective solution is to mix a half water half vinegar solution and place it in a spray bottle. Spray and scrub the area with a toothbrush or cloth (sponges can scratch certain surfaces.) If the smell…

  • 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…