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  • Smart Tips to Lower Your Hot Water System Energy Bills

    16 October 2019

    Hot water systems are common in many Australian homes, mainly due to the cold weather we experience. Hot water units are easy to install. They are also cost-effective and last for an extended period of time. Most hot water systems add up to less than 20 percent of the total household energy bills, although it can sometimes be higher than that. In this guide, we will discuss smart ways to reduce your monthly hot water bills.

  • Buying A House? Two Signs You Should Get A CCTV Drain Inspection Before Settling The Contract

    7 November 2016

    Buying your first ever home is an exciting time, and there are a lot of things to consider before you finalise the property settlement. As someone who knows you need a property inspection as part of the buying process, you already have a basic idea of what the inspector is looking for. However, some properties automatically lend themselves to needing additional inspections before settlement. For example, take the drains of your potential new home.

  • How To Tell If A Pipe Relining Service Is The Answer To Your Drain Problems

    26 October 2016

    Pipe relining is one of the most innovative plumbing repair services offered. Through this service, a flexible epoxy liner is installed inside your old drain pipes to seal off damage and to restore the drain capabilities of your pipes. It's fast, requires no digging, and is cheaper than a pipe replacement service. However, pipe relining repair is not the answer to every drain blocking problem. In this article, find out if it is in your particular case.

  • Why Gas Hot Water Systems Are a Good Choice

    24 October 2016

    Just think about how many times during the day you use hot water in your home. Every member of the family needs to have a hot shower in the morning in order to prepare for the day. You need to ensure that all those soiled clothes are washed properly before work can commence. This means that your choice of hot water unit is crucial in order to meet the needs of your household.

  • What Is a Green Plumber?

    24 October 2016

    Water is in increasingly short supply in Australia. It's no surprise that local authorities are initiating tougher restrictions in relation to individual water usage for companies and individuals. It's important to think long and hard about the amount of water that you use, whether or not you are currently affected by a specific restriction. You may have heard of the term "green plumbing" and wonder what that is? The Advantages

  • Which Sprinkler Head Is Suitable for Your Lawn?

    19 October 2016

    Homeowners who have just planted a lawn may find it daunting to select a type of sprinkler head from the variety available on the market. This article discusses the major differences between the two common types of sprinkler heads. Use this information to select the appropriate type for your lawn. Spray Sprinkler Heads Spray sprinkler heads do not rotate as they irrigate your lawn. They remain fixed in their position and just discharge water in a predetermined pattern, such as in a half-circle.

  • How to Avoid Costly Toilet Clogs

    12 October 2016

    You might not fully appreciate the importance of having good-flowing drains until you experience backup issues with your residential drainage system. Backup problems will render your drains inoperative but they will also cause your home to look messy. Your toilet is one of the areas in your home that is most notorious for becoming clogged. Bad human practice coupled with a lack of basic plumbing skill is largely responsible for major toilet backup problems.

  • Student Plumbing Hacks

    4 October 2016

    As a student, you may not necessarily have the knowledge and experience to undertake the many household maintenance challenges that will crop up. However, having an understanding of how to fix a few basic problems will allow you to save a bit of money and crack on with your studies without having to recruit the parents or contact the landlord. If you have a leaky tap or blocked drains, there are some basic techniques you can use to help fix them on a temporary basis, giving you time to sort the rest of your life out before hiring the services of a professional plumber.

  • Plumbing Hacks: Steps to Unclog Your Drains Using a Plunger

    26 September 2016

    Clogged drains can disrupt the entire plumbing system of your home, and when they occur, they can feel like an immediate emergency. While there are some plumbing problems such as clogged sewer lines which require professional services, minor clogs can be resolved at home using a plunger. Plungers are easy-to-use plumbing tools; however, the plunging techniques applied will determine the amount of time and effort you exert into the project. Here are some tips that you should utilize when using a plunger to unclog your drains.

  • What Could Be Causing Those Constantly Leaking Taps

    26 September 2016

    Leaking taps are more than just an annoyance; they can waste literally hundreds of gallons or liters of water every month. This is not just bad for the environment, it can actually mean an increase in your water bill. Trying to force a faucet handle closed is not always going to address those leaking taps, as it may not be the handle that is the problem when they leak. Note a few other common causes of leaking taps so you know what to look for if you've tried closing the handle and there is still that constant, annoying drip.