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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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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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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 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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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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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?

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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