What Is A PTR Valve?

All industries use acronyms to describe certain things. In plumbing the PTR valve (as commonly known in the industry) is short for the Pressure and Temperature Relief Valve. It’s part of your hot water system and is designed to relieve the increase in pressure caused by water expansion during the normal heating cycle. As long […]

Never Run Out Of Hot Water Again

If you find yourself constantly running out of hot water with everyone together – it could be a great time to explore upgrading your hot water service from a tank to a continuous flow system. Storage Tank vs Continuous Flow A storage tank uses gas to constantly heat the water whereas a continuous flow (or […]

Why Flushable Wipes Shouldn’t Be Flushed

All too often we attend to blocked drains that are caused by flushable wipes and last night was no exception.  Last night we were called out to an emergency blocked drain in Box Hill. Upon the service experts inspection he found the sewer drain to be blocked at the boundary trap. The service expert set up his drainage equipment […]

Failed Flexi’s Flood™

In a recent Channel 7 news segment, Service Experts was cited as the Melbourne plumber documenting the issue of burst flexible hoses online. For many years we have been attending to flooding in properties that causes thousands of dollars damage to the property, treasured belongings and lengthy insurance claims. The cause? Burst flexible water connections, […]

How To Prevent Major Flooding In Your Home

Darryl Simon, owner of Service Experts 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.  Service Experts has attended to hundreds of burst flexible […]

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. […]