BLOG 2018

Troubleshooting for Flushometers that Continuously Flushes

December 13, 2018

Flushometers have become an essential piece of equipment in the effort to conserve water, as these are being used extensively to flush commercial toilets and urinals in restaurants, shopping malls, office buildings, gyms, and public restrooms everywhere…

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Symptoms of a Bad Hot Water Mixing Valve

December 12, 2018

Taking a hot shower is definitely a luxury that people look forward too after a long day, and when there is a disruption or an inconsistency in the output of hot water, or an unexpected drop in water pressure…

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Backflow Testing: An Essential Task for Keeping Potable Water Clean

November 20, 2018

Water tanks for storing water come in all sizes, and are found on residential and commercial properties for use in many applications, such as for food preparation, bathing, and as a source of fresh drinking water for people, livestock, and for watering plants. A vital task for keeping potable water safe is to schedule annual backflow testing…

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Thermostatic Mixing Valve Testing: Why is this Crucial for Maintenance and Safety?

November 7, 2018

As more and more commercial and residential properties are installing thermostatic mixing valves (TMV) to safely regulate hot and cold water temperatures, the need for thermostatic mixing valve testing becomes crucial for maintenance and safety…

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Commercial Audit and Inspection of Plumbing Systems

October 24, 2018

The importance of a commercial audit and inspection of plumbing systems can’t be over stated. That is because as years pass and plumbing changes, commercial buildings can be at risk of developing leaks and blowouts. When was the last time your commercial building or business had a commercial audit or an inspection of your plumbing systems conducted…

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Top 5 DIY Residential Plumbing Mistakes to Avoid

October 12, 2018

Sometimes, DIY residential plumbing repairs can save you money. However, there are times when DIY plumbing projects end-up costing you more money because of complications or mistakes. Before you gear-up and attempt a plumbing DIY repair job, it will help if you know the most common mistakes home owners make so you can avoid them…

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Why Commercial Businesses Should Opt for Flushometers instead of Tank Toilets

September 25, 2018

Most commercial businesses today have flushometers in their restrooms rather than the typical tank toilets. There are good reasons for this, as the flushometre, also referred to as a flush-O-meter, is very effective, and not just for large restaurants and shopping malls, but for use in all sizes and types of businesses…

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Signs that Indicate that Your Flusher Valve Needs to be Replaced

September 14, 2018

There are many problems that can occur in a home’s plumbing system. One of the most common areas of a home where plumbing problem do occur is the bathroom. While many problems with bathroom plumbing can be repaired using DIY techniques, most people are not knowledgeable or equipped enough to identify the problem and then fix it themselves…

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Commercial Plumbing Maintenance: Should Drain Cleaning be Included?

August 27, 2018

Commercial plumbing maintenance is a vital part of any business, especially for those with food services like hotels, restaurants, and cafes. In fact, of all that commercial plumbing entails, such as pipe and faucet installation, and all types of plumbing repair work, such as fixing leaks, one important aspect of commercial plumbing that often gets overlooked is drain cleaning…

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Causes of Breakage and Function Failure in Flushometers

August 17, 2018

Flushometers are now very commonly used in the restrooms of all types of commercial businesses. While these are durable flush delivery systems that regulate water effectively, there are times when these breakdown and do not function properly as they should. When this happens, troubleshooting and minor repairs are often the prescribe remedy…

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Backflow Testing and Repair Services in Melbourne

July 27, 2018

If you are in need of backflow testing and repair services in Melbourne, then contact us here at G. Brand & Sons – the best brand in plumbing, serving the commercial, residential, and industrial needs in Melbourne for over 90 years. As backflow prevention specialists…

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Metal Roofing Replacement for Heritage Houses and Buildings

July 11, 2018

Australians have great respect and pride from their cultural heritage that is why Heritage houses and buildings are so valued and cared for. This is evident by organisations such as the Heritage Council of Victoria – an independent statutory authority…

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Join-A-Gutter Box Gutter System: Approved Installers in Melbourne

June 26, 2018

Gutter systems are a very important and overlooked part of roofing, and whether it is a commercial warehouse, office buildings, or a residential home, it is the condition and maintenance of the roof that is the main concern. Next to the roof, which prevents the inside of buildings from getting wet…

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Flusher Valves versus Flusher Tanks: Which is Better for Commercial Facilities?

June 8, 2018

There is definitely a need for world-wide water conservation, and commercial facilities can benefit by reducing the amount of water they use each year too. One of the main ways to accomplish this – using less water – is by taking advantage of innovative flusher valves…

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Backflow Devices and Backflow Prevention Testing: How It Can Affect Your Home in A Good Way

May 21, 2018

When you look at your home, how often do you actually consider the health of the plumbing within the building itself? The odds are good that you won't think twice about it until a problem manifests itself…

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Maintaining Free Flow in Household Plumbing: List of DIY Tips that Can Help You

May 9, 2018

Because clogged drains can create a real nightmare situation, maintaining free flow in household plumbing is a top priority. Sometimes it is possible to observe water slowly draining and then take steps to stop a drain from becoming clogged, such as using a plunger. Other times, a drain becomes clogged unexpectedly…

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Environmental Effects and Health Risks of Bad Plumbing Systems

April 26, 2018

Both residential and commercial properties can develop bad plumbing systems, through either damage or corrosion that comes with age. Bad plumbing systems can quickly cause significant negative environmental effects and health risks, especially when unnoticed, which is why it is important to have your property’s plumbing inspected periodically as needed or advised by a professional plumber.…

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Winter Plumbing Pipe Breakage and How They Can Be Prevented

April 10, 2018

Winter presents many challenges to plumbing systems, whether you have plastic pipes or metal pipes, when water freezes, pipe breakage can occur. Bursting pipes can cause expensive water damage to homes and businesses, leaving concerned property owners on the edge when winter time comes. The best way to ensure that your property is safe from a pipe bursting is to prevent it from happening…

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The Importance of Selecting the Right Gaskets for Plumbing

March 30, 2018

Commercial, industrial, and even residential plumbing systems are complex, more than people realise. One of the main aspects that keep plumbing systems functioning properly are pipe gaskets, also known as flange gaskets. These are used to create an airtight seal in pipes and fixtures to prevent leaks. With that said, the importance of selecting the right gaskets for plumbing can’t be overstated…

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The Importance of Proper Plumbing and Drainage Structure and Maintenance in School Facilities

March 22, 2018

All types of residential, commercial and industrial buildings need proper plumbing and drainage structure and maintenance done on a regular basis, especially school facilities. Actually, school buildings need regular plumbing maintenance more often than other types of buildings. The reason for this is to maintain high levels of hygiene for schools’ population of children…

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Is a Failing Septic Tank System Hazardous? Facts You Should Know About

February 28, 2018

Septic tank systems are common throughout Melbourne, as a simple and effective way to dispose of wastewater in home’s and all types of commercial and industrial properties. However, when these begin to fail, there are some facts property owners should know about to keep these systems functioning properly, to avoid a disaster that can lead to health risks…

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Plumbing System Inspection: How Often Should This Be Done for Multi-Unit Apartments

February 14, 2018

One of the important aspects of managing a building is making sure that the plumbing is in working order, this is especially true for multi-unit apartments. While it is recommended that family dwellings have their plumbing system inspected at least once every two years, multi-unit apartments that have much more plumbing pipes, drains, and fixtures, which are used more frequently, require their plumbing systems inspected more often…

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Supply, Installation, and Service Repairs for Thermostatic Mixing Valves in Melbourne

January 30, 2018

With the invention of thermostatic mixing valves, gone are the days when people had to worry about unexpected scalding hot water or extremely cold water spewing out from their shower heads. For this reason, safety, thermostatic mixer valves are installed in schools, child care facilities, aged care facilities, hospitals, restaurants, government buildings, public restrooms, hotels, resorts, and residential properties…

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Ways to Determine Plumbing Pipe Durability Prior to Installation

January 25, 2018

Every modern home built in Melbourne have different types of piping materials, each used for specific purposes, such as for waste drainage, lawn irrigation, fresh water, and gas pipes for kitchen appliances and water heaters. If you need to install plumbing pipes in your home or business, the best way to determine their durability is to choose the right type of piping for the job…

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