March 9, 2019

Ways to save more water at home

Did you know that we Australians are one of the highest consumers of water in the world? On average, we consume about 340 litres per day, per person and 900 litres per household, per day. Are you aware of the many ways that you can save water and be more environmentally healthy in your home? If not, don’t worry, we’ve got a ton of tips for you: In the kitchen Don’t leave the water running while rinsing dishes – scrape off as much scraps and residue off before washing them...

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March 2, 2019

How to keep tree roots out of your sewer lines

While the trees in your backyard may look beautiful on the outside, beneath the surface they can be deadly. Tree roots grow in the direction of moisture and will seek out the places with the most moisture and nutrients. One of those places within your home is your pipes. They can find small cracks and leaks in the pipes and begin to grow within them. If they continue to grow, they can eventually block the pipes completely, stopping water flow and causing a lot of pressure that could cause pipes...

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February 28, 2019

Hydrochloric Acid use on copper pipes!

Hydrochloric Acid use on copper pipes! Hydrochloric Acid is a chemical that can be used to clean out blocked copper pipes, it is a mixture of Hydrochloride mixed with water it is used because of it being a powerful dissolving agent chemical that can break down the likes of hair, soap, fats and even metals. Most often than not this chemical is found in a lot of conventional household cleaning supplies; however, it is incredibly diluted for the most part when found in these particular products. Fun fact, Hydrochloric Acid...

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February 21, 2019

Camera draining inspections

Camera draining inspections Have you ever had a plumber come out and perform a hundred and one tasks because they weren't quite sure what the cause of your problem was? Unfortunately, in our line on business, it's difficult to know precisely what is going on inside your drains or underground, unless we see it with our eyes. That is why getting a plumber who uses the latest technology will not only minimise the amount of time needed to fix the issue, but it will also reduce the amount you will...

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February 14, 2019

4 Ways to naturally clear your drains that are chemical free and inexpensive!

4 Ways to naturally clear your drains that are chemical free and inexpensive! More often than not, a lot of us are looking for new and efficient ways to minimise our impact on the environment, and there are a few ways we can go about doing this. One of the most effective ways to reduce your carbon and environmental footprint is to reduce your use of toxic chemicals. When it comes to unblocking drains, we unfortunately sometimes need to take extraordinary measures to unblock our pipes; however, there are a...

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February 7, 2019

How common household drains get blocked

How common household drains get blocked Slow and sluggish drains are a common household problem and often caused because of a lack of cleaning or sudden blockages. So, what are some of the ways that our drains get blocked and what are some of the things we can do to prevent it from happening? The most significant cause of a blocked shower drain is body and head hair. Often people shave in the shower or loose hair when they wash their head hair, this results in it falling into the...

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January 24, 2019

Types of Faucet Valves

Before you go and DIY a faucet repair job, you need to know what type of faucet you have and how it works. Let’s take a look at the most common faucet types. Ball Faucet Most common in your kitchen, the ball faucet is a washer-less faucet. They usually have a single handle that is used to control both the hot and cold water by swivelling it. Inside, it is controlling a special plastic or metal ball. Inside the ball is a series of slots and holes with rubber O-rings...

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January 17, 2019

How to Unblock your Gutters

While it’s very important to keep your gutters clear and clean during the winter time, that’s no reason to neglect them during summer when it’s a bit warmer and drier. Even during these dry months, your gutters can get blocked up by debris and other materials that get caught up there. Things such as tree leaves, dirt, silt, etc. can build up and caused blockages in your gutters. This causes excess water to fall off your roof rather than filtering through the gutter pipes. Keep reading to learn how to...

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January 10, 2019

Common Toilet Plumbing Issues You Can Fix

The toilet is a common place for issues to occur as it is something you use every day. The last thing you want is to be stuck with a common issue that you don’t know how to fix. In this post, we’ll share some of the most common toilet issues and what you can do to fix them. Issue 1: Running water in the toilet bowl Sometimes called “phantom flush”, this is an issue where you may see or hear water in your toilet periodically running and cutting in and...

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January 3, 2019

Types of Plumbing Pipes

Plumbing pipes come in a range of materials and types. You may not think much of it, but it’s important to know and understand how different types of plumbing pipes function and their good and bad qualities. Why? Because all of your water and gas comes through these pipes to provide you with water to drink and bathe in, along with many other things that help your home function well. Modern plumbing usually uses either copper pipes or plastic. Newer houses will see this, but older houses may use different...

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