May 9, 2019

Preparing your hot water system for winter

It is common for hot water systems to fail during winter. These systems work harder during winter due to much colder temperatures and having to heat colder water. Common reasons why hot water systems fail is usually due to the heating element and thermostat failure.   Signs that your hot water system is damaged or needs replacing   Rust spots around the tank, such as along the seams Splits at the seams of the tank or signs of the tank expanding outward Luke-warm water Hot water runs out quickly Brown...

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May 2, 2019

Winter Plumbing Maintenance Tips

The cold weather has crept in and to prepare for the winter season ahead, here are some essential plumbing maintenance tasks you need to do to ensure you have problem-free plumbing this winter....

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April 24, 2019

How to Unfreeze Pipes

Frozen pipes pose a huge risk to the state of your home or business and has the potential to cause a lot of water wastage. When water in pipes freeze, they exert pressure on the pipes of up to 2,000 pounds per square inch. The risk here is that pipes are subject to rupturing. If a pipe is ruptured, it can release hundreds of gallons of water per hour. If you find that you have a frozen pipe that hasn’t ruptured yet, there are several ways you can unfreeze it...

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April 17, 2019

How to Fix a Slow Draining Sink

Do you find that water is taking longer than usual to clear out of your sink? It’s a common plumbing problem that can be fixed easily in a number of ways. Bathroom and kitchen sinks are usually the major victims of this issue. Many things could be causing your slow draining sink such as, the use of a pop-up, soap build-up, build-up that naturally occurs over time, etc. The problem is easily fixed though, and here are a few ways to do it. Pop-up sinks Pop-up drains are very popular...

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April 10, 2019

How to Find and Fix a Roof Leak

The weather is starting to cool down, and before winter comes upon us, we should start thinking about how to winter-proof our plumbing system so that we can avoid any plumbing issues. While winter is still 2 months away, you have a lot to prepare before the cold weather hits, so let’s get started. Check your gutters Before all the rain comes, make sure that your gutters are clear of dirt, debris and anything that might cause blockages. Check your downpipes Make sure your downpipes are working and draining water...

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April 3, 2019

Preparing Your Plumbing System for Winter

The weather is starting to cool down, and before winter comes upon us, we should start thinking about how to winter-proof our plumbing system so that we can avoid any plumbing issues. While winter is still 2 months away, you have a lot to prepare before the cold weather hits, so let’s get started. Check your gutters Before all the rain comes, make sure that your gutters are clear of dirt, debris and anything that might cause blockages. Check your downpipes Make sure your downpipes are working and draining water...

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March 23, 2019

How to avoid DIY plumbing disasters

Most of us feel that we can tackle a lot of plumbing jobs on our own. In the plumbing world, this is highly discouraged due to the likeness of a DIY home disaster. For the most part, larger construction jobs require a permit or license to undergo major scopes of work. That is why it is always recommended that if the job is one that is considered to be a "major plumbing job", we recommend that you always consult a professional.   Tackling small minor plumbing jobs, however, can not...

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March 16, 2019

Things to Consider for Commercial Plumbing Service

It’s not just every day homes that have plumbing issues, but businesses too. It’s safe to say that, as a business, plumbing is most likely not your area of expertise and is something you’d rather not have to deal with. There are a couple of crucial things you need to keep in mind when considering which plumbing service to hire for your commercial job. License and Insurance Firstly, you want to make sure that the company you are hiring is fully licensed and insured. It is crucial that you ask...

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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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