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Slab Heave and Plumbing – The Chicken or the Egg?

The building industry in Australia is booming with new house construction and in places like outer Melbourne new green-field housing estates are spreading their reach at an incredible rate.  The vast majority of new homes are constructed on concrete slabs which are designed to accommodate...

Forensic Plumbing Expert Investigations

Well may you think that the words “Forensic” and “Plumbing” and “Expert” should not be included in the same sentence let alone combined in a job title!  However, we beg to differ and we are confident you would agree if you ever reviewed a Metropolis...

Ducted Heating – It’s a Hanging Offence

It may be still early May but Melbourne has slumped into its customary 7 months of what people from other places in our great land would declare winter. We have 3 simple questions for you: Are you satisfied with the performance of your ducted heating system in...

Did you get wet yesterday?

"Roof leaks and that sort of thing" Yesterday in Melbourne we experienced some storm activity after a very warm and stable March which had seen next to no rain.  According to online ABC News report http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-21/victoria-storms-cause-flash-flooding/8373812 this resulted in hundreds of calls to the SES across...

Plumbers Warranty Explained

The full (but short) story on the Victorian Consumer Protection Insurance Scheme   When you get work done at your property by a fully licenced plumber you expect that it will be done properly, legally and safely.  Unfortunately in a lot of situations, this just doesn’t...

3 Sniffs and You’re Dead

Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odourless, colourless gas that is infamous for being a ‘silent killer’.   Energy Safe Victoria warn the public that Carbon monoxide poisoning “can be fatal or cause chronic illness” with symptoms that can include “tiredness, shortness of breath, mild or severe headaches,...

“She’ll be right mate”….why you need to check your gas installation urgently

Metropolis Solutions has recently been involved in exposing a significant gas installation defect which is extremely common in new residential buildings – see: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-03/incorrectly-installed-home-gas-pipes-safety-risk/8085022 Licenced gasfitting plumbers, who absolutely should know better, have been opting for the “she’ll be right mate” attitude when it comes to the...