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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March 23, 2021

8 Simple Ways to Save Water

We should all be doing our best to save water where we can, and the best place to start is in our own homes. Help save the environment and your money by being more waterwise. Saving water is so important, especially here in Australia where the weather is often hot and we turn to water to keep us cool. Here at Drains Plus, we get to see this ins and outs of Perth’s plumbing and drains, and we hate seeing water wastage. There are so many little things you can...

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March 9, 2021

Tree roots in drains explained

Considering what runs through sewer pipes it’s a good thing you only have to call us once! There’s no doubt that Perth is one of the hottest cities in Australia. That’s why one of the best ways to protect yourself from the harmful effects of the sun is by sheltering under a leafy green tree. Everyone knows trees are essential to our lifestyle and environment. Truth is there’s a flip side, especially if they are planted too close to your sewer pipes. Any vigorous root system can cause you major plumbing headaches in the...

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February 16, 2021

Why every café needs a good drain cleaner on call

Restaurants and cafes are among the first to encounter a blocked drain.  Not only are there risks of food and grease getting down the drains but bathrooms are often used by numerous amounts of patrons throughout the night.  The chances of a blocked drain may be catastrophic to business, especially during a busy service. To keep clear of any mishaps, we recommend that café and restaurant owners pay special attention to these tips we have prepared: Have a grease trap – If you are trading by law there should be...

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February 2, 2021

Reasons Why Your Drain is Blocked

As a homeowner, you are bound to experience the pain of a blocked drain at some point. Sudden bad smells in your home, water rising up and out of your sink or shower instead of draining out, and bubbling toilets are enough to make anyone fear the prospect of a blocked drain. It’s important to know the causes behind drain blockages so that you are prepared and able to avoid the problem. The truth of the matter is, once you know what causes the problem, you have the power to...

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January 19, 2021

Plumbing Myths You Should Know About

Plumbing is something most homeowners don’t pay too much attention to and therefore don’t have much knowledge of. This makes it easy to believe any information put out there. In this post, we share with you the top plumbing myths that you most definitely should know about. Myth #1: Use lemon peels in the garbage disposal to improve smell While it is true that the lemon peel will make it smell nice, the peel itself poses the risk of blockage and the acid within the peel might corrode and damage...

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January 5, 2021

How to Clean Bathroom Grout

A key part of keeping your bathroom looking clean and beautiful is the tiles. More specifically, the grout which holds them together. Due to its porous nature, grout attracts and absorbs any dirt and spills, causing it to stain easily. Grout can even become cracked without proper maintenance, which can cause major damage behind the scenes. We’ll give you some tips on how to maintain your grout and keep it clean. #1: Daily Cleaning To make your job easier in the long run, maintain your tiles and grout daily. This...

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December 22, 2020

Common Plumbing Problems to Look Out for When Buying a Home

A crucial, yet overlooked area by most home buyers is plumbing issues within a home. There is a lot of money that could be saved by simply checking these common areas before deciding to purchase a home. #1: Check the water heater Water heaters last for around 10 years and are not cheap to replace. Check the state of the water heater before you decide to purchase your home. Look for signs of corrosion, dampness, lack of hot water and leaking.  All of these signs show that a water heater...

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