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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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Different Pipes for 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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Signs You Need a to Replace Your 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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Water conservation tips for your home

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

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?

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?

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

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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