August 19, 2021

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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August 5, 2021

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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July 22, 2021

Clearing Drains in Older Homes

Older homes have older pipes, and older pipes tend to present more problems. So, you’ll find the Drains Plus team clearing more drains in Perth’s older suburbs. As drain clearing and cleaning specialists, we understand the issues that lead to blocked drains, and those issues are often due to the age and materials of the pipes. Blocked drains do happen in new homes, but it’s far less common, and more likely to be down to a mistake with an unusual object, than it is to do with the pipes themselves....

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July 8, 2021

Specialist Equipment

We specialise in clearing drains, and have done so for many years. We understand the common problems and carry highly specialised drain clearing equipment so we can fix blocked drains fast....

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June 22, 2021

The Dos and Don’ts of Drain Clearing

Whether it’s the sink, shower or toilet, a blocked drain can be a nightmare. But you can do your part to help avoid blockages by taking care of your drains. We’ve got a few simple dos and don’ts to help you out. Drain blockages can be caused by a whole lot of different things, and here at Drains Plus, clearing them out is what we do best. From the common cloggers like roots and leaves, to the unexpected blockers, like toys and snakes, we have certainly seen and cleared them...

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June 8, 2021

How To Prevent Blocked Drains

A blocked drain is something most homes dread of having to fix.  Did you know that there are very many ways to take care of your drains to prevent build-up or blockage which can save you time and money down the road? Here are some of our recommended tips on keeping your drains in top knock shape: Purchase drain screens and install them in all your drains including your kitchen, sinks, and showers. Drain screens are great for catching residue such as food or hair in the shower and they...

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May 25, 2021

How to Protect Your Hot Water Heater from Damage in the Winter Season

The last thing you’d be thinking about this winter is whether your hot water heater is doing OK. However, as winter is quick approaching, you want to make sure you are taking some active steps to protect your hot water heater from damage, to prevent losing money in the long run if your water heater does break. Drain your water Generally, you do this step if you live somewhere very cold and you know you won’t be using your hot water for quite a while (e.g. if you are going...

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May 11, 2021

Common Winter Plumbing Problems and How To Fix Them

With winter quickly approaching, and it's important as a home owner to know the common plumbing issues that you could face this winter season. To know the most common winter plumbing problems and how you can prevent or fix these issues or when to call a professional, keep on reading. 1. Frozen pipes (indoor and outdoor) During very cold weather, your pipes have a great risk of freezing up. If you find that your pipes have frozen, you need to turn off your water supply as soon as possible to...

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April 20, 2021

How to get rid of soap scum

Soap scum!  We’ve all seen it before… Soap scum is the solid white residue that clings to bathtubs, shower doors, sinks and it’s even inside your drains and pipes. It forms when the minerals in the water react with the ingredients in the soap to form lime soap, which takes the appearance of soap scum around your shower or bath areas. Not only is soap scum gross but did you know it can potentially be unhealthy harvesting unwanted bacteria, posing an even greater urgency to keep them clean. Here are...

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April 6, 2021

DIY drain cleaner

Did you know that if you have a blocked drain or slow draining water building up in the bottom of your sink or shower you may have a buildup of debris such as hair, soap, or other bacteria? There is no need to go out and buy expensive harmful chemicals, not only are they toxic to your home and children, they are also not necessary to unblock it.  There are some simple things that you may already have stored in your pantry that will do trick. What you’ll need: Baking...

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