Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

Using energy efficient products in your home will help you reduce your energy bills. It really isn’t difficult to identify which these are, providing you know how the Energy Rating Labelling Scheme works. If you’re not sure, our South Yarra electrical contractor will assist and advise. What you need to consider is the fact that the appliances in your home can be responsible for as much as 30 percent of the energy used in your home. There is no doubt that…

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Ten Ways To Save Water In Your Home

The world’s water resources are severely limited and we all should make an active effort not to waste water. So what can you do to save water in your home? Here are some tips from one of the top experts of plumbing in Melbourne. Plumbing In Melbourne: Top Ten Tips To Save Water Replace old appliances that use a lot of water with more modern types. For example, nowadays toilets are made with a duel flushing facility that will allow you…

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Why You Need A Surge Diverter

Surge protection systems supplied by electrical companies in Melbourne are designed to protect appliances and electronic items from power surges and any other potentially damaging interference there may be on power lines. Not everybody has one, but they are worth the investment, particularly if you live in an area that often has electric storms with lightning. Reputable electrical companies in Melbourne stock good quality surge diverters that Precision Electrical and Plumbing can install into the main switchboard in your home,…

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Advise On Plumbing Rattles

A noisy water system in any house can be very alarming, and even frightening, especially when all the pipes start to rattle at once. You are unlikely to know what is causing it, but your friendly Ormond plumber will tell you that the most common cause of this is water hammer. Water hammer in pipes makes a very noisy, banging sound and it usually happens when we close taps too quickly or when we suddenly stop the flow of very…

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Are LED Lights A Good Option?

LED lights are the latest hype in lighting but are they really any good and will they work in your home? Not every Melbourne electrical contractor will be able to tell you the history of LED lights, but most will encourage you to use them in your home. Very much the option of the 21st century, LED lights are not only a “good” option, they are the best for our homes and offices. Lighting Options for Your Home There are…

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Keep Tree Roots Out Of Your Drains

All the plumbers that provide our Armadale plumbing services have trees in their gardens. We love trees and we believe in planting new trees wherever we can. But the roots of trees are the most common cause of blocked drains, which is why Precision Electrical and Plumbing has a team ready to help if your tree roots get in the way. It’s easy to see why and how this happens. Quite simply, drains and moisture go hand in hand, and…

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Tips To Cut Electricity Consumption

Did you know that you can cut down on the amount of electricity you use instantly, and easily, just by changing your old lifestyle habits? Particularly those that relate to the use of appliances, audio visual equipment, and lighting. Ask a Melbourne electrician based at Precision Electrical and Plumbing about the best way to do this, and you’ll probably be surprised just how much you can save. First step is to learn the basics about your electricity usage and where…

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Electrical Glossary Of Terms

I’m often asked about the meanings of  some of the acronyms and terms we bandy about.  We fall into the same trap that many people do when talking about their work:  we assume that everyone understands what on earth we are banging on about!  So I thought I’d share the meanings of some of the common electrical terms here in an Electrical Glossary: so you have a better understanding of “sparky talk”. AC  –  alternating current – the flow of…

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Toilet Maintenance And How It Affects You

We use our toilets every day of our lives, and so it makes sense to to have regular toilet maintenance to keep them clean and hygienic. Apart from the fact that a dirty toilet is unhealthy, it is also downright unpleasant for anyone needing to use what turns out to be a grubby loo. Whether you need an Ormond plumber, or someone from Toorak, South Yarra, Malvern, or anywhere else in Melbourne, I am here to help. I’m a qualified…

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Versatility Of Double Sockets

If you live in an older house there’s a good chance that the electrical wiring is not meeting increased demand, particularly if your family has grown since you first moved in. You might need to hire one of the electrical companies Melbourne offers, and have your house rewired. Precision Electrical and Plumbing is experienced at rewiring old houses, but we are careful to ensure that this is really necessary. If the wiring is sound and up to standard, and it…

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