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What can you do to prevent clogs in your drains?

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December 15, 2017

The best way to avoid a clogged drain is to avoid putting known clogging foods and items down them, such as grease and hair. Here’s how you can prevent clogs and avoid items from entering your drain. Put cooking grease into an old jar or container and then dispose of…

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Shh… 15 Plumbing Secrets

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December 5, 2017

Our plumbers divulge their insider secrets on the main culprits of clogged pipes, insider fix-it tips and more! Looking for a recommendation for an experienced and quality plumber? Try calling a plumbing supply or fixture store, they don’t tolerate bad plumbers. Monday is usually our busiest day… it’s the day…

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Knowing Your Garbage Disposal: What goes down and what doesn’t?

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November 15, 2017

Having a garbage disposal in your home can be an extremely convenient addition to your kitchen, but knowing the correct foods it can and can’t dispose of is essential to avoid costly repair expenses. Here is a list of what foods you shouldn’t be putting down your garbage disposals. Fat,…

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How to Upgrade Your Household to Save You Water

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November 5, 2017

Sometimes household expenses can get the better of you. When your water bill comes due and you are sick of feeling overwhelmed by the expense, then it’s time to consider upgrades to your home that can lower your water usage. Here are our top plumbing tips and trick and household…

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How to deal with grease in your drain?

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October 15, 2017

Grease is a major cause of most drain blockages as it can solidify inside the drain and cause debris to build-up. Not only does this begin to cause clogging issues and an eventual blockage, but this will also lead to bad odours and smells inside your kitchen. Here is some…

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5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Plumber

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October 5, 2017

You’ve decided to hire a plumber, but how do you know if you’re hiring the right one? Here are the top 5 questions you need to be asking a potential plumber before you hire them. 1. Are you a licenced plumber? You need to make sure that any plumber doing…

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5 Common Causes of Clogged Drains

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September 15, 2017

There’s nothing more frustrating than a clocked drain, especially since they are most often accompanied by foul odours. So, what are the common causes and how do you avoid them? 1. Foreign Objects Though unintentional, there are some object that can easily be dropped down the drain, such as soap…

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3 Plumbing Projects You Should Avoid

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September 5, 2017

Doing it yourself and avoiding the cost of hiring a plumber may seem like a good idea, but there are some plumbing projects that should simply always be handled by a professional plumber. Here are three plumbing projects you should avoid doing yourself.  New Water Heater Avoid the temptation of…

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Step away from the gas!

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March 3, 2017

Playing around with gas can be extremely dangerous and in some unfortunate cases, deadly! Often as licensed gas plumbers we come across some very serious situations where people assume that gas is so easy to handle, much like the gas BBQ out the backyard, but this is a very foolish…

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Get the most out of your plumbers next service call

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February 15, 2017

The toilet is blocked.  Little Johnny is looking very suspicious so may have put something down it and you need to call a plumber.  We all know when you call out a tradesperson, there is generally a service fee involved and then labour and parts are charged on top. Service…

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Things you need to consider when renovating a bathroom

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February 3, 2017

If you have a very tired and worn out bathroom that is crying out for refurbishment, carefully consider all factors before jumping into what could be a very costly renovation. Bathrooms like kitchens, have a notorious reputation for blowing budgets but with careful forethought, planning and execution, it need not…

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How to conserve water at your business premises

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January 15, 2017

Water is one of the most natural resources we have. With Australia being a drought prone nation, protecting and conserving water is always foremost in our minds. Conserving water has become so serious, local Councils enforce water restrictions to ensure we will have plenty of fresh, sanitised drinking water well…

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What to do when your hot water is no longer hot

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January 1, 2017

Murphy’s Law, if your hot water system is to go on the blink it will always happen in winter! Don’t despair if this happens to you.  MJ Walker Plumbing have some helpful tips on what to do before you call in the experts: Know what sort of system you have…

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The Gas BBQ that never runs out!

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December 16, 2016

We have all had the fun experience of having friends and family over a BBQ.  The sun is shining and everyone is having a good time.  The snags are happily cooking for the kids and sending out delicious aromas.  Next those beautiful pieces of steak you’ve been marinading overnight go…

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What to consider when your water usage has increased.

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December 1, 2016

Water usage is something that is monitored closely in the Queensland. Whilst we are blessed with a beautifully warm climate throughout the year, this can also lead to severe water shortages at times. So whilst Queenslanders are supposed to keep their water usage to under 200 litres per person per…

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3 Things a good plumber wants you to know!

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November 16, 2016

Whilst bigger jobs mean more money for plumbers, there are a few small jobs that if caught early can save you a lot of time, money and water. A good plumber will want to be called on to prevent the worst from happening and not fixing the mess that an…

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Top 20 Things You Should Never Put Down The Drain

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November 1, 2016

Top 20 things you should never go down a drain Just in case you weren’t aware, there are some things that simply should never go down a drain pipe. Putting the wrong things down a drain can cause major havoc not just to your own plumbing system with damaged or…

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Are Drain Cleaners Really That Effective

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October 16, 2016

Do liquid drain cleaners really work? Liquid drain cleaners are usually a type of chemical cleaner that unblocks a drain by generating heat, melting grease that may have formed around food particles, hair and other build up. Liquid chemical drain cleaners can be a quick fix to a slow or…

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Where does the water we use come from?

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October 1, 2016

Australia is renowned as being a drought affected and dry, dusty country. Over recent years there has been an emphasis on water conservation as we see the effects of climate change and as communities struggle to cope with the influx of people leading to the increased burden on the local…

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Burst Hoses

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September 16, 2016

Burst water hoses unfortunately are a common occurrence inside a home. Some of us have been lucky enough to escape coming home to a flooded kitchen, bathroom or laundry.  The common causes of burst pipes generally occur with a hose connected to a dishwasher, mixer tap, washing machine or ice…

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The benefits of installing a Food Waste Disposer

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September 1, 2016

Food waste disposers commonly known as garbage disposal units are a viable alternative to traditional food waste methods of rubbish making its way to landfill.  Every day families all over the country are producing massive amounts of food waste that ultimately gets buried in these landfill sites, leading to huge…

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How to choose the best fittings.

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August 16, 2016

Go to any hardware store and there is a mind boggling array of fittings to choose from. Whether you are there on a mission from your builder to choose from a range of tapware when building a new home or undergoing a renovation and need to update those tired old…

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MJ Walker Plumbing’s Water Saving Tips For Home

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October 7, 2015

Are You Using Too Much Water? Most Aussies are lucky enough to have access to basic utilities such as water and electricity for everyday living. We have become accustomed to viewing utilities as commodities which we pay for, or which are simply provided to us. Unfortunately, people often end up taking utilities…

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MJ Walker Plumbing Tips – What To Do With A Blocked Loo?

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September 10, 2015

One of the most common plumbing problems encountered in homes is the dreaded blocked toilet. As professional plumbers, we’ve seen the very worst of a blocked loo situation, and we always recommend getting in the professionals to rectify the situation. Often, however, people insist on trying to be the fix…

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PLUMBING SAFETY BASICS

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June 10, 2015

It's always recommend that you get a reliable and trained plumber to fix any plumbing issues you have around the house. By hiring a professional plumbing service like MJ Walker Plumbing, you'll get the job done right every time without worry of disaster or danger. While some plumbing jobs may…

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10 Things Every Homeowner Should Know About Their Plumbing System

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February 25, 2015

Whether you’re buying a new home, or making improvements on your current home, there are a myriad of factors to consider. These include: the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, the style of home, the size of the backyard, and whether the neighbourhood has good schools and amenities. However, the most…

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Toilet training and a blocked toilet, two of the joys of parenthood!

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February 26, 2015

Being a parent has so many responsibilities. You are the one that has to teach your child how to do everything, and toilet training is one of the most important! Of course, part of this is teaching your inquisitive child that the toilet shouldn’t be used as a rubbish receptacle…

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10 Simple Plumbing Checks

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February 24, 2015

10 Simple Plumbing Checks for all those who enjoy a bit of DIY: The first thing you should check is the Temperature and Pressure Relief valve (TPR) on your hot water system. These should be activated every six months to ensure they are functioning correctly. Locate the valve on the…

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Water Efficiency

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November 26, 2014

Water efficiency revolves around reducing the amount of water that we waste by measuring the amount of water that is required for certain tasks. Although water efficiency is different from water conservation, as it does not restrict the use of water, it does influence the way that we use and…

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Queensland storm season Vs your plumbing

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December 4, 2014

As we move further into the Queensland storm season, residents are doing all they can to prepare their home for the worst. From securing outdoor furniture through to stocking up on supplies, it seems that most Queenslanders have an emergency plan ready to kick into action if need be. You…

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