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How To Avoid Blocked Drains

Blocked drains are one of the most common and frustrating household plumbing problems.
Each year we attend to thousands of blocked drains. Each blocked drain we attend is completely different, including what has caused the blocked drain and how we rectify it.
We generally get a phone call saying “my drains are blocked” or “my toilet overflows […]

How To Prevent Major Flooding In Your Home

Darryl Simon, owner of PlumberAssist was recently featured in a Channel 7 segment on burst flexible hoses, the damage they cause and how to prevent flooding from happening in your home or at work.

Darryl has been documenting the effects these braided hoses have when burst.  PlumberAssist has attended to hundreds of burst flexible hoses and prevented […]

Burst Pipe in Bentleigh

Burst water pipes are one of the most common plumbing problems. When it happens, you’ll think that you’re somehow cursed because of the sheer amount of damage it can bring to your home. From the cost of repairing the burst pipe to the cost of refurbishing the damaged areas, a burst pipe can spell disaster.

There […]

By |March 22nd, 2016|Blogs|0 Comments

Burst Hot Water Unit in St Kilda East


On Sunday we received an emergency call in East St Kilda where an old Rheem gas hot water unit was making a funny noise and leaking water.

Unfortunately, the homeowner had already called another plumbing company who had let them down so they were admittedly frustrated and cautious when calling us.   We reassured them that […]

By |February 1st, 2016|Hot Water|0 Comments

Blocked Drain Surrey Hills

We attended to an emergency blocked drain in Surrey Hills on Friday night and found the shower and basin to be filling up with water and gurgling when the home owner had a shower or flushed the toilet.  This was quite a complicated blocked drain we needed to get a sewer plan from the local […]

Bathroom Renovation in Ormond

Renovations can be tricky work.  Retro fitting into existing spaces, even more trickier sometimes. Trust me on this, we have a semi-detached 1920’s brick home in Melbourne’s South East and having completed Part 1 of our renovation several years ago, Part 2 had been extensively delayed because of the time consuming, tricky nature of the […]

By |September 29th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Quality, Service & Price…Can You Really Have It All?

I received a phone call yesterday afternoon.  As PlumberAssist offers a 24 hour 7 day emergency plumbing service, the phone rings at all times of the day & night.

It was “Nick” (name changed for obvious reasons).  He had a toilet that was blocked because excessive toilet paper had been flushed down it (aka he had a […]

Quickie Hot Water Installation Kit…An Industry Low

Tonight as I work late in the office, my attention turned for a quick news update.

And what I found has left me gobsmacked.

Quickie Hot Water Valve Installation Kits – thanks to the latest Masters brochure.

Two weeks ago A Current Affair ran a report of being cautious of the Fake Tradie. The cameras followed a man […]

By |August 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dealing with Blocked Drains

Once you detect that you have a blocked toilet or blocked drains in your home, it is imperative to act quickly and call in expert help at the earliest time possible. The longer you wait, your hassles can be further compounded, especially if you just have one toilet in your home.

Plumbing emergencies often crop up when […]

3 Things You Should Know About Gas Heating Safety

By |August 4th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments