Plumbing Tips

6 Things To Try If Your Toilet Won’t Flush

6 Things To Try If Your Toilet Won’t Flush

We've all been there before, so we all know that sinking feeling very well. You stand up, press the button and ... oh dear. Toilet won't flush. It never happens at a convenient moment, and it never seems to be an easy fix. But although your face is red and your pants...

Preventing Blocked Drains & Sewers, A Plumbers Opinion

Preventing Blocked Drains & Sewers, A Plumbers Opinion

As long as drains have existed, preventing blocked drains has frustrated those who maintain them. Modern drains have come a long way, quite literally from their inception around 2800 years ago by the Roman empire. Designed to prevent the spread of disease by keeping...

3 Types Of Hot Water Systems Explained

3 Types Of Hot Water Systems Explained

Hot water systems are the unappreciated and often unnoticed hero of our homes. We rely on them daily and rarely give thought to how wonderful life is with them, and how much of an inconvenience it can be when they are not working correctly. If it’s time for a hot...

5 Ways To Make A Small Bathroom Seem Bigger

5 Ways To Make A Small Bathroom Seem Bigger

A small bathroom renovation is, without doubt, one of the most important things you will ever do in your home or apartment - even if we don't always know it. The lounge seems like the vibrant conversation hub, the kitchen is the living and breathing heart, and the...

Hot Water System Maintenance: Preparing For Winter

Hot Water System Maintenance: Preparing For Winter

As we approach the cooler months of the year it is worth considering some preventative hot water system maintenance to avoid costly repairs. There are some simple things that every homeowner can do to potentially avoid a failure of your hot water system and minimise...

What Can Your Local Plumber Do For You?

What Can Your Local Plumber Do For You?

From the bathroom to the kitchen, and even outside your house, a local plumber can help with installations, repairs and maintenance in most areas of your home. Plumbers can handle pool & spa plumbing, gas lines for BBQs & ovens, as well as repairs on any...

Why Termites Hate Water Leak Detection Vigilance

Why Termites Hate Water Leak Detection Vigilance

Water. It's refreshing in a cool glass on a hot day and great fun in your swimming pool, but in and around your home? Water and termites can be nothing short of a nightmare. We all know that if water leaks from your pipes at your place, it can cause a lot of damage....

How To Detect Water Leaks Before They Cause Damage!

How To Detect Water Leaks Before They Cause Damage!

A dripping tap can be annoying, but also expensive, wasteful and damaging. And even if you can't hear that annoying drip sound, that doesn't mean you don't have a problem - in fact, the leaks you can't see can cause serious damage without you even realising. In this...

Leaking Tap? How to Reseat a Tap & Change Washers

Leaking Tap? How to Reseat a Tap & Change Washers

We all know how annoying the drip, drip, drip of leaking taps can be. But it also hits us in the hip pocket when it comes to that water bill, plus it's just a plain old waste of fresh water in an ever more environmentally-minded world. Some of us are a bit nervous...

How to handle a burst water pipe emergency (5 easy steps)

How to handle a burst water pipe emergency (5 easy steps)

A burst water pipe can occur when pressure in a pipe gets too high for it to contain and it ruptures. Existing flaws in the pipe or deterioration over time can cause weakness that can result in a burst pipe. When a pipe bursts the resulting flood can cause water...

How To Unblock A Drain: DIY Tips

How To Unblock A Drain: DIY Tips

As we clean our teeth, shower, wash the clothes and do the dishes, it's something we take for granted every day. But when it all goes wrong, it's much more than a smelly problem. We're talking about drains. When you have a shower, you don't expect a bathroom flood....

The Homebuyers Plumbing Checklist

The Homebuyers Plumbing Checklist

For most people, buying a house will be the biggest purchase they will ever make. It’s stressful and is easy to miss some important things when inspecting, what could be, your new home. That last thing you need is unexpected plumbing expenses to make the enjoyment of...

Modernise Your Bathroom With A Doorless Shower Design

Modernise Your Bathroom With A Doorless Shower Design

Doorless shower designs have been popular for a while now, particularly in Europe. Thanks to their spacious, luxurious and easy to maintain design, they have been one of the biggest bathroom trends of 2016. Doorless showers, also known as open or walk in showers, are...

Hot Water Problems: The Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide

Hot Water Problems: The Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide

There’s nothing worse than getting up on a cold morning ready to jump into a warm shower only to find your hot water is cold. Or perhaps you've spotted a leak from your hot water system. You may even turn on the tap to find there’s no water flowing at all from your...

Water leaking under a driveway fixed (without cutting concrete!)

Water leaking under a driveway fixed (without cutting concrete!)

Is there a burst water pipe under my driveway? We were recently called to a home who's owner suspected a water leak under their driveway. Michael in Worongary noticed moisture starting to appear on the lawn beside his garage. Over the next few days the moisture spread...

High water bill? We have some great tips to save you money

High water bill? We have some great tips to save you money

Have you just opened your rates notice and discovered a huge water bill? Don't feel alone because you are not on your own. Water is getting more expensive every year and it's not going to get any cheaper. Did you know that Coca Cola is cheaper at our local service...

How Much Does Unblocking a Drain Cost?

How Much Does Unblocking a Drain Cost?

If you have a blocked drain, we understand your pain and right now you need someone that you can trust. Gold Coast Plumbing Company stands apart from other plumbing companies when it comes to unblocking drains for Gold Coast residents. We guarantee by contacting us...

Some Fun Plumbing Facts

Some Fun Plumbing Facts

10 Crazy Facts About Plumbing and Its Rich History 1. Albert Einstein was made an honorary member of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union after he had announced that he would be a plumber if he had to live his life all over again.   2. In the technology capitol of the...

Replacing a Bathroom Vanity

Replacing a Bathroom Vanity

One of the nice things we get to experience in the plumbing industry is seeing the transformation in a bathroom, laundry or kitchen when it's been renovated. A few simple changes, like a new toilet suite, retiling the shower a lick of paint and some new lighting are...

Storm Water Blockage

Storm Water Blockage

The recent low pressure system that brought more than 100mm of rain in 24 hours highlighted to many of our clients the importance of having correctly functioning Storm Water drainage. Storm water pipework collects rain water and transports the water to the council...

Fast Facts for Property Managers and Investment Property Owners.

Fast Facts for Property Managers and Investment Property Owners.

Emergency repairs are repairs for: a burst water service or a serious water service leak a blocked or broken lavatory service a serious roof leak a gas leak a dangerous electrical fault flooding or serious flood damage serious storm, fire or impact damage a failure or...

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