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How to get a hot shower that stays hot

Whether you’ve been battling the elements at sports training or caught in the rain on the walk home, there’s nothing better than a long hot shower to warm you up. There’s also nothing more frustrating than when the water takes forever to heat up, the kids are impatiently yelling about being “FREEEEEZING” and then when you do get the right temperature happening and it goes cold again… First world problems, …Read More

Carbon Monoxide – avoiding the “silent killer” in your home.

As we approach winter, the team at Seaview Plumbing would like to draw your attention to the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning and how you can keep your family safe.  What is carbon monoxide poisoning? It’s caused by burning carbon-based fuels (such as natural gas or LPG) in oxygen-poor environments. This can be from incorrectly installed or faulty gas appliances, or gas appliances in enclosed spaces. How can I tell …Read More

Save money with a few simple plumbing tips

Now more than ever homeowners are looking for ways to save a couple of dollars here and there. We’ve put together some tips that will help save you money! Maintenance now will mean less spend later!  Fix leaks ASAP! There are some appliances and equipment that experience stress during regular use, which can result in leaks. As annoying as a leaky bathroom tap can be, most people tend to put …Read More

Top tips to reduce your water bill!

As the cost of utilities continues to rise in Australia, with some of the most unpredictable rainfalls of anywhere in the world, we know that a commitment to saving water is also a commitment to saving money. Ensure your hot water system is working efficiently As hot water systems begin to get older, efficiency goes down the drain. Formed leaks and sub-heated water increase the overall usage of one of …Read More

How to unblock a drain

While there are ways to maintain and prevent blocked drains, it’s not always possible to keep them clear. Before giving Seaview Plumbing a call, here are some steps to try and unblock a drain.  Pour boiling water down your drain Boiling water running through the drain can help to melt some of the build-up. Pour it slowly in a few stages to give it time to work between each pour. …Read More

How to prevent a blocked drain

Prevention is better than cure when it comes to blocked drains. Given the type of problems we get called out to fix, it also seems that there is some confusion around what can and can’t be washed down your drain. Without regular drain maintenance and cleaning, your pipes can end up blocked, causing all sorts of problems (and money!). What can you do to avoid your drains blocking? Don’t wash food …Read More

5 signs your hot water system needs a service

Waking up to a cold shower or putting the kids to bed without a warm bath is never fun. There are some signs however, that you can look out for which can pre-empt a future hot water system breakdown. Seeing the signs of hot water failure means you can: Save money – repair / restore / maintain before it breaks completely Be prepared – have a smooth transition between different …Read More

Avoid inviting the plumber over for Christmas!

The festive season is the most exciting time of the year – but sometimes it can prove to also be the most stressful! We put ourselves under extra strain and pressure – especially when entertaining – and the same is true for our homes. Having your home clean and in working order is a priority – especially if you are entertaining guests during this time. To ease the stress and …Read More

Plumbing should be part of your spring clean!

Warmer weather and longer days are on the way! Whilst you are planning your Spring cleaning and gardening for this time of year, you should also include a check-up of your household plumbing. Don’t wait for an issue to arise, regular maintenance can save you stress, time and money. Here are our 4 top Spring Plumbing checks that you need to do now! 1. Check Your Hot Water System It’s …Read More

Catch the problem early – tree roots blocking pipes

Are your tree roots blocking your pipes? Trees in outdoor spaces of your home can provide shade and enhance the natural beauty and value of your home. However, tree roots can sometimes grow into your pipelines causing major, expensive plumbing issues. Some signs that a tree root might be causing blocked pipes are: Abnormally growing trees – If a tree seems to be growing more quickly or seems greener compared …Read More