August 4, 2020

Three Simple Toilet Maintenance Tips

You use your toilet every day, so it’s in your best interest to keep it in tip top shape. If you don’t yet know the tricks to basic toilet maintenance, we’re here to give you a run down so that you’re all set when an issue arises.   Avoiding overflows, wasted water and flushing failures: If there is a leak pooling on the floor of your toilet, tighten the connections to the water pipe. Check the tightness of the plastic nut on the flush pipe underneath. If nothing improves, you...

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July 21, 2020

Reasons Why Your Tap Is Leaking

A leaky tap can be frustrating to deal with. They can range from an occasional, light drip to a stronger, more persistent leak. Finding the cause of that leak can be just as frustrating. But it doesn’t have to be. You may just simply be diagnosing the wrong cause of the issue. In this post we give you a comprehensive list of all the reasons why your tap might be leaking, to save you time and energy. The Washer: The most common cause of tap leaks. This is the small...

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July 7, 2020

How to Test Water Pressure

Water pressure is something that you should check a couple times a year, to avoid any issues that can come from too high or too low pressure. Testing your water pressure is easier and quicker than you think. In this post, we give you two simple ways you can test your water pressure. Method #1: For this, you will need a 1-2 litre measuring jug and a timer (your smartphone will do). Set your timer to 6 seconds. Run your water on full into the jug and stop it once...

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June 23, 2020

Pre-Holiday Plumbing Checklist: Things You Need to Do Before Going on Vacation-Mode

So, you’re planning to go on holiday. Whether it’s for the EOFY celebration, to get away from the dreary winter weather or simply to refresh yourself, there’s some important things you need to do before you go into vacation-mode.   The last thing you want is to have to deal with a plumbing problem in your home after coming back from your relaxing holiday. Making sure you follow this simple plumbing checklist will ensure that you can be worry and trouble-free during and after your holiday.   #1: Shut off...

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June 9, 2020

The Tools You Need for DIY Plumbing

Plumbing repairs can get pricey, we understand. Sometimes, with a little bit of research and the right tools, you could fix your plumbing problems yourself. In this post, we give you a list of all the tools you’ll need to be prepared for any DIY plumbing job. First and foremost: You need to make sure you at least take some time to do research into the issue you’re about to DIY. Whether that’s reading articles or watching a few informative how-to videos, get yourself educated. Make sure that before you...

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May 26, 2020

How You Can Prevent Tree Roots from Getting Into Your Drain Pipes

Tree roots are one of the main reasons for drain blockages and damage. They are naturally attracted to moist, nutrient rich environments and naturally move into pipelines if they are close enough. In worst case scenarios, tree roots can cause complete drain blockages or even cause your pipeline to collapse. In this post, we give you the top tips for keeping tree roots out of your pipes. Plant trees in the right locations: Ideally, you want to plant larger trees further away from your pipelines, while planting smaller shrubs closer....

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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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