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Drainage Problems to Watch Out For

November 29, 2018 Drainage

The drainage system is a crucial part of any building. Lack of proper maintenance can result in a blocked drainage system – and disruption to your household or business. Clogged drains are not only a huge inconvenience but a safety risk as well. If water is unable to flow out of your pipes, it can […]

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Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Yearly . . . Prioritising Your Plumbing Needs

November 20, 2018 plumbing maintenance

According to statistics, simply running the dishwasher requires 60 litres of water consumption. This is just part of the 900 litres daily water consumption of an average household. As you go on with your daily household chores, you should think of how much it could be costing you when you get your water bill. There are […]

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When Should I Consider Pipe Relining?

October 8, 2018 Pipe relining

Perhaps the worst home maintenance project is repairing pipes. When you are having trouble with plumbing, your first instinct might be to replace the pipes. You are not wrong; replacing pipelines is a traditional way to remedy plumbing issues. This way, you will replace a faulty pipeline just like replacing faulty light bulbs. But, unlike […]

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What You Need to Know about Water Tanks

September 18, 2018 Water tanks

Do you need a water tank? How do you build a water tank? What benefits can you get from installing a water tank within your property? As a homeowner, there are a number of interesting things you might want to know about water tanks. What are water tanks? For people who live far away from […]

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Preparing Your Home’s Plumbing for a Pre-Sale Building Inspection

September 9, 2018 Building Inspection

If you’re planning on selling your home, it’s important that you fix leaks long before the pre-sale building inspection takes place. This gives you enough time to ensure all plumbing leaks and problems are solved before the building inspector will walk through and examine your house. The inspector will check things like water pressure, leaks, waterproofing, […]

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A Guide to Buying Eco-Friendly and Low Flush Toilets

August 28, 2018 Water Conservation

“Eco” and “eco-friendly” are fast becoming popular phrases in construction in the wake of a shifting focus on climate change, corporate responsibility and environmental impact. If you are planning to build your home anytime soon, you should consider constructing a home that’s sustainable or at least contains eco-friendly elements. Building an eco-friendly home may be […]

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Baths versus Showers

August 22, 2018 Showers

There’s no feeling like heading home after a long day and just relaxing in your shower or bath, washing off all the dirt, sweat, and worries. The feeling of water on your skin after a stressful day of work is just heavenly. For many, the bathroom is a sacred place. It’s your own little (or […]

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What You Should Know About LPG Gas and LPG Gas Fitting

Moving into your new home can be daunting. There are plenty of fixtures to buy, rooms to decorate, and necessities to put in. Your kitchen alone requires many fixtures to be dealt with, including the most important item, your LPG gas. What is LPG Gas? LPG, Liquefied Petroleum Gas, is a type of flammable gas […]

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10 Reasons Why We Should Not Waste Water

June 18, 2018 Water Conservation

At least 55% of our bodies are made of water. The surface of the Earth, on the other hand, is 71% water. With water being so necessary, yet at the same time, a common substance in our ecosystem, do we need to conserve it? Here are 10 reasons why you should: 1.      Water is a […]

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How to Prevent Bad Bathroom Odour

June 4, 2018 plumbing solutions

Ventilation is key When it comes to preventing bad bathroom odours, proper ventilation is essential. Simple air flow can help reduce smells and prevent mould. If your bathroom has an overhead fan, turn it on after you use the bathroom. If you don’t have an overhead fan but have a window, open it to air […]

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Preparing a Plumbing System for Winter

May 15, 2018 plumbing maintenance

With winter quickly approaching in Australia, warmer clothes and heaters are being brought out from storage as nights and mornings are bringing the chill across the nation. While winter doesn’t officially start until next month, before you know it, June will be here and the cold weather will be in full swing! Water consumption levels […]

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3 Reasons Why You Should Stop Hand Washing Dishes

April 16, 2018 Green Plumbing

Perhaps your dishwasher is broken, or you don’t own a dishwasher. You might be too lazy to unload the clean dishes and replace them with dirty ones, so you decide to hand wash your dishes. Here are three reasons why you should stop hand washing dishes: It seems obvious but sponges soak up everything. Bacteria […]

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What’s Really in Your Drinking Water?

March 21, 2018 plumbing myths

Do you ever stop to think what might be in the glass of water you’re drinking from your tap? Or do you think after filtering it you can put your mind at ease? We’re not here to give you reasons to be paranoid about your safety, just here to provide useful facts and information from […]

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How to Prevent Your Sinks and Drains from Getting Blocked

Blocked drains are a common problem most homeowners face. What isn’t as common is the knowledge that there are many things you can do to prevent your drains getting blocked in the future. Take a note of this list and remember that if your drains are blocked in the future, it’s probably because you’ve forgotten […]

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Review of Plumbing Trends that Emerged in 2017

February 23, 2018 Plumbing trends

Every year, companies come up with new products that inevitably change our way of living. These innovations create trends that are present in every industry. The plumbing industry is of no exception. Plumbing trends vary every year. In fact, here are some of the plumbing trends of 2017 you may still want to check out: […]

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Signs Your Sewer is Blocked

January 22, 2018 Blocked sewer

Having a blocked sewer can cause a lot of hassle at home. Not only is it a problem in sanitation, but it can also be a threat to the health of the homeowners, too. This is why it is so important for you to know some of the indications that your sewer is blocked. Knowing the […]

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Do You Need a Water Heater?

January 9, 2018 water heater installation

Water heaters definitely come in handy in cooler climates. You can also say good bye to early morning cold showers when you have a water heater installed. Here are some things to consider just in case you need a water heater. Plumbing concerns Installation The first thing that you have to look into is proper […]

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Importance of Preventive Plumbing Maintenance

January 4, 2018 plumbing maintenance

Plumbing is one of the most important installations that any property has. Without this feature, harnessing water for health, well-being, hygiene, and other necessities would be incredibly challenging. Although this is one of the most used mechanisms in every commercial property, plumbing maintenance is usually the one that is most often ignored. In fact, according […]

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The Future of Eco-Plumbing Solutions

December 9, 2017 plumbing solutions

These plumbing solutions are looking to improve how we utilise water. Most professional plumbing services now offer environment-friendly solutions. It is a response to the call from consumers to be more conscious with water usage and heat emission.  Here are some innovations that could spell the future for eco-plumbing solutions. Lowering water usage Excessive water […]

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Will Australians have enough drinking water? 

November 9, 2017 recycled water

  Increasing population numbers, more people moving to the big cities, and huge changes in weather and rainfall patterns are all putting pressure on Australia’s daily drinking water supply system. It is clear that the current reliance on a healthy and never-ending supply of drinking water from rainfall is dangerous. What happens when there is […]

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How Does Sewer Line Camera Inspection Work?

October 9, 2017 Sewer Line Inspection

Finding Problems in Your Sewer System These days objects are getting smaller and smaller and cameras are no different. From big, bulky equipment, cameras have since changed and gotten smaller and smaller. It is small enough to fit on the back of most smartphones while still being able to capture high-resolution images. Since cameras have […]

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Plumbing Inspection before Moving to a New Home

September 25, 2017 Plumbing Inspection Tips

  Moving to a new home can cause anxiety. One of the worst things that can happen is to find your new house has a number of problems you have to deal with. Remove this source of stress by hiring professionals to check your house for you – materials, plumbing, construction, and more. Benefits of […]

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Water Crisis: Is Australia Running Out of Water?

September 11, 2017 Water Conservation

Rainfall Shortage and Climate Change: Australia’s looming water crisis How often do you brush your teeth with the water running? Or fill the bath a little more than you need? Do you water your garden in the midday heat? It seems as though many people do not understand or care about the scarcity and vulnerability […]

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Green Plumbing Material and Solution for Maximised Sustainability

August 11, 2017 Green Plumbing

With the impending threat of climate change, many companies and manufacturers opt for more eco-friendly materials, products, and processes. This decision helps preserve natural resources for the next generation. Moreover, it helps reduce costs due to the use of sustainable energy sources and materials. What is green plumbing? Green plumbing is a plumbing service that […]

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Guidelines when Handling Gas at Home

August 10, 2017 Gas Installation Services

One of the biggest responsibilities of homeowners is to handle gas at home. This is because the slightest mistake in its process could cause a huge problem to the whole neighbourhood. Gas leaks are the usual culprit in this. If they are not immediately addressed, there could be afire disaster just around the corner. To […]

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Tips to Prevent Clogs in the Bathroom

July 12, 2017 Clogged drains

Because of the amount of work and effort needed to fix bathroom clogs, most people do not dare mess with their home’s plumbing. Besides the fact that it will cause a huge inconvenience, no one really ever wants to deal with messy bathroom flooding, let alone clogged toilets and drains. To avoid the hassle, it […]

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Tips on Water Conservation (and sustainable water use!)

July 10, 2017 Water Conservation

Fresh water is one of the most valuable resources on Earth. Comprising only 3% of the planet’s water, fresh water is essential to humans and animals alike. It is the source of irrigation for crops and vegetables. Humans and animals drink fresh water to sustain their life processes. Fresh water is also used in many […]

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What is Backflow?

One of the things you do not want to happen to your plumbing system is for it to backflow. This is a situation where the water flow in your home (or area) reverses. Backflow is a serious matter because it can cause contamination to your water supply. If left undealt with, it can reach a […]

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Home Buyers Plumbing Checklist: 10 Things Involved

June 9, 2017 Plumbing

Nothing gets you as excited as buying something new in your life. And if the new thing is a massive investment such as a new home, the euphoria can be too much to handle. But, in all the excitement of getting a new home, there might be some things you miss checking in the house. […]

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Does DIY Plumbing Have an Adverse Effect on Your Home Insurance?

May 31, 2017 DIY plumbing

Before you start doing it yourself, it might be best to know if DIY plumbing has an effect on your existing home insurance.   Do-it-yourself home upgrades have been quite popular recently, thanks to the internet and TV shows dedicated to home renovation. But what most people overlook is the large-scale effects it can bring […]

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7 Plumbing Myths Quashed

May 18, 2017 plumbing myths

Debunking some myths and misconceptions about plumbing There are a lot of myths about plumbing out there, some of which are openly given as truth by people with no knowledge on the topic. Over time, most of these misconceptions have largely discredited as false and have no scientific backing. Myths about plumbing 1. As long […]

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Different Plumbing Noises

April 28, 2017 plumbing issues

Do they Indicate Serious Problems? Should you be concerned about the noise you are hearing from your pipes and drains? You might be enjoying your dinner or simply sitting on the couch while watching your favourite show when you suddenly hear a strange whistle or hissing sound coming from your bathroom or your kitchen. Don’t […]

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What is Solar Hot Water?

April 14, 2017 Solar Hot Water

Going green has now become a global trend and even the government encourages people to save energy. It helps the environment when everyone acts more ecologically responsible. Solar hot water is an approach that uses natural energy from the sun. Solar hot water systems are driven by the desire to limit greenhouse gas emissions which […]

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Most Common Bathroom Plumbing Problems

March 31, 2017 Plumbing Problems

Plumbing is a vital technology for homes, establishments, and buildings. And although these lines and pipes may not always be visible beneath the walls or under the ground, they’re hard to ignore once they become problematic. But what are these problems, really? What do they consist of? Some of them are quite easy to be […]

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Why Hiring A Licensed Plumber Is Important

March 15, 2017 Checklist

Checklist before hiring one, etc… What do you usually do when you are facing plumbing problems at home? With hundreds of DIY videos on the Internet, your first plan of action is probably to try to fix things yourself. After all, DIY plumbing seems like an efficient and cheaper alternative than hiring a licensed plumber. […]

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Top Reasons You Have Clogs in your Plumbing System

February 28, 2017 Clogged drains

One of the most common, and most unwanted, things you can encounter in your plumbing system is having to deal with clogged drains. It’s not only going to be slimy and smelly – it usually demands a quick fix as washing or bathing from day to day will only worsen the clog. While it is […]

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Different Pipes for Plumbing

February 10, 2017 Plumbing

Knowing how to distinguish types of pipes and their uses are vital in maintaining your plumbing and knowing the right repair when the need arises. There are many types of pipes that are being used for plumbing. Did you know that some pipes cannot be used for water? It can get really confusing, especially if […]

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Helping the Environment with Green Plumbing

January 31, 2017 Green Plumbing

Going green has been an emerging trend nowadays due to the threat of global warming. There are many ways to make a positive impact and help the environment, such as changing your lifestyle and even building an eco-friendly home. As a homeowner, there are various methods to go green with your home. One of the […]

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Signs You Need a to Replace Your Plumbing

January 18, 2017 Plumbing

Being worried about your plumbing is a valid concern especially if you have an older home. It is said that almost 60% of all repairs done in households have something to do with plumbing. According to Smart Property Investment, “some 30% of new homeowners see their dream property turn into a nightmare because they didn’t […]

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How Well Do You Know Septic Systems?

December 19, 2016 Septic Systems

Have you ever been a victim of a flooded septic tank? Or moved into a beautiful new house only to find that the septic system requires immediate attention because part of it is clogged up? People often have ugly first time experiences with septic systems, mainly because they didn’t know what to do. Septic systems […]

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Easy Ways You Can Detect Plumbing Leaks in Your House

December 5, 2016 Plumbing Leaks

Leaks can be anywhere in your house – under the ground, behind walls, in ceilings and in every pipe you can see with your eyes. That includes all the sinks, drains, bathtubs, showers and toilets in the house. What most homeowners may not know is that every drop that makes it out of that pipe […]

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Why swift and quality plumbing services are required in every household

November 21, 2016 Plumbing

We all know how bothersome leaking sinks can be with that constant pitter-patter that’s enough to keep you awake all night. Burst waste-water pipes are even worse and can wreak havoc in your house especially if the water makes its way into your bedroom or living room. There is no question that the services of […]

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The Ultimate 10-point checklist to hire the best plumber

November 7, 2016 Checklist

The need for plumbing services comes to us all at one time or another. You may want to install a new hot water system or a modern high-efficiency toilet – all meant to make things more luxurious in the ablutions department! You may want to install a new bathroom for the older children in the […]

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Water conservation tips for your home

October 24, 2016 Plumbing

Water is a precious resource world over. This may sound downright misleading seeing as 70% of the planet is covered in water. But only a paltry 1% of that water is freshwater, upon which much of life is sustained. Across the world, fresh water is becoming scarcer. Climate change, population increase and environmental damage to […]

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Water quality and plumbing: Making an informed choice

October 10, 2016 Plumbing

We Australians enjoy well developed and highly safe water treatment and distribution systems. With a heritage spanning decades of standardisation of water treatment, we can be confident in the water quality supplied to our homes. Such high accolades, however, cannot always be applied to the private water distribution in residential homes. The plumbing in our […]

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DIY Plumbing?

September 26, 2016 Plumbing

The law is pretty clear when it comes to working on the plumbing systems in your home: Under the Plumbing and Drainage Regulation 2012, an unlicensed individual can only replace tapware or a shower head. Paul Naylor, national secretary of the Master Plumbers Association, clarified what the average person can legally do.  He says routine […]

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How Does Pipe Relining Work?

September 10, 2016 Plumbing

Pipe relining has been one of the most used procedures in repairing broken pipes for various industries. The pipe relining process works best because it utilises materials such as Epoxy, Polyester, Silicate, Vinyl Ester, and Resin that reinforce the pipes and make them stronger compared to the average PVC pipes. For this reason, Australian homes […]

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Save energy & money with solar hot water systems

August 25, 2016 Plumbing

Did you know that hot water systems are the ‘single most energy intensive appliance in the home’?  In other words, hot water systems use the most power of any system – especially in a family home. And did you know that solar hot water systems can cut your power costs by up to 75%? So […]

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Basic Electrical and Water Safety

Electricity has made our lives so much more convenient throughout the years, thanks to the many ways we can utilise it. However, we all know that electricity can be dangerous especially when it comes directly in contact with water, such as from the tap or the pool. As water is a great conductor, electricity coming […]

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Water Softeners: to soften or not to soften?

August 20, 2016 Plumbing

Plumbing is about more than just proper layouts, leaks, drainage, and strength of material. It is actually more complex than just that. It is also about what chemicals go into the pipes and how that affects the overall function of the system. One thing that does affect internal function and, especially the effectiveness of dishwashing […]

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