May 12, 2020

How To Prevent Limescale On Fixtures

Have you ever noticed ugly chalky, white or green residue that sits on top of your bathroom fixtures such as your taps, around your sinks, toilets, bathtub and your showerhead? That’s limescale. You may find that if you live in an older home, limescale may be more prominent and requires regular cleaning. However, even a newer home can encounter limescale.   First of all, what is limescale?   Limescale is a mineral deposit that is left over from something called hard water, or even soap residue. It is a build...

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April 14, 2020

What is Hard and Soft Water?

You’ve probably heard someone mention water in a home as either hard or soft. Or maybe you read it on an article. Either way, you probably wonder what exactly those terms mean.   What is hard water? What is soft water?   How can you tell which type of water you have in your home? And how does it affect your day-today living? Keep reading to find out:   Hard water: This type of water has a high concentration of dissolved minerals including calcium and magnesium. Water is naturally soft,...

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March 31, 2020

How to Find a Water Leak in Your House

It’s important that every home owner knows how to detect a leak, either from visible signs or even the less obvious signs. If you don’t know how to detect a leak, you run the risk of wasting not just water, but your money too. By regularly checking your taps, pipes, and fittings you could save yourself water and money on your utility bill.   Leaks can occur in any home, regardless of its age, location or construction method. You may be able to visibly see signs of a leak, but...

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March 17, 2020

Ways to Prevent Kitchen Sink Blockages

Kitchen sink blockages are very common and the causes are usually the same – we should know, since we’ve been unblocking drains for over 30 years! Kitchen sinks in homes both old and new are subject to blockages. If you find that the water in your sink drains out slower than usual, it’s probably a sign that your drain is blocked. The best part about kitchen sink blockages is that they are easy to prevent, if you take a step to make a little bit of effort. Stop pouring grease,...

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March 3, 2020

The Best Ways to Unclog a Shower Drain

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"] [et_pb_row admin_label="row"] [et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text"]The last thing you want is to just into the shower to find that the water is pooling around you. A blocked shower drain is uncomfortable and something that no homeowner wants to experience. Usually, showers are blocked due to a build-up of hair, dirt, minerals and soap scum over time. In worst case scenarios, it could be due to tree roots that grow into small cracks in your underground pipes. Once you notice that your shower drain is blocked, you should get it...

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February 18, 2020

4 Common Causes of Sewer Drain Clogs

Sometimes, drain blockage issues in your home are not located within your home. If you find that multiple areas in your home are experiencing drainage issues, there might be something wrong with your main sewer line. So, what exactly causes sewer drain blockages? Tree root intrusions When the weather is dry, tree root intrusions are a common problem. Roots of large trees like to seek for moisture and nutrients. Since your pipes hold moisture and minerals, they tend to seep through small cracks in the pipes and grow in and...

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February 4, 2020

The Benefits of Regular Drain Cleaning

Blocked drains are one of the most common issues homeowners face, yet the idea of regularly cleaning drains and pipes is not something most put at the top of their list. Many people go without drain cleaning at all, leading to big blockages down the road.   There are some really great benefits of getting your drains regularly cleaned. Keep reading to see the top 4 benefits: Reduce the amount of blockages Getting your drains cleaned regularly keeps them flowing freely. Sometimes you may get small blockages in your kitchen...

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January 24, 2020

Why You Should Get A Drain Inspection

It is surprising how many home owners in existing homes and new home-buyers do not think about the necessity of a sewer line drain inspection. For older homes, these inspections are essential to identify issues such as tree root intrusions, cracks, separation, pipe collapses or defects. For home buyers, a drain inspection will help with the decision of whether to buy the home or not and how much to offer on the home. Blocked drains occur for a number of different reasons, which can make it hard for you as...

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January 10, 2020

How to Get Rid of Mould from Surfaces in Your Home

Having mould growing in your home on your walls, ceiling and other surfaces in your home can be unsettling. It does not only look gross, but it is also a risk to your health. So, what is “mould”, exactly? Mould is a fungus that thrives in warm, humid conditions and even develops from old food. It no wonder they pick our homes as their resting place, since the home is the perfect place for them. Leakages, condensation and higher humidity in rooms are some of the reasons why mould may...

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December 27, 2019

How to Know It’s Time to Replace Your Plumbing

With summer right at our doorstep, one important thing you need to be thinking about is whether it’s time to replace or upgrade the plumbing in your home. It’s likely that your plumbing is outdated, unless your home was built within the last 3-4 years. The last thing you’d want this summer is to be stuck without water while your plumbing gets fixed. Over time your pipes get damaged due to a number of elements. This results in pipes rusting, cracking and even becoming unrepairable. Do you know the tell-tale...

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