December 8, 2020

How to Fix a Leaky Tap

You have most likely been victim to a leaky tap. Whether it is a slightly annoying drip or a much stronger leak, you should know that you have the ability to solve this issue as long as you’re willing to take a little time and effort. Keep reading if you want to know how you can fix your own leaky tap problem. Gather your tools: Replacement washers and O-rings Adjustable wrench or spanner Screwdriver Tap lubricant / penetrating oil Cloth Step One: Before you begin any of the work, turn...

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November 24, 2020

Plumbing Problems You Should NOT DIY

While there are a number of plumbing issues that can be fixed through DIY such as leaky taps, leaky shower or a running toilet, there are also certain plumbing problems and jobs that should not be done without the help from a professional. #1: Clogged Drains and Pipes Some small blockages issues can definitely be fixed through DIY by using a plunger or a snake. However, most blockage issues should be taken to a professional. The reason for this is because usually getting to the source of the issue requires...

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November 10, 2020

Should I Get A Bath or Shower?

There’s long been a debate surrounding whether you should get a shower or a bath within your home. Especially if you’re working with a limited amount of space, you want to know the pros and cons of having either. Ultimately, the choice is completely down to you and your personal preferences. Here’s some facts that will help you choose which one is best for you:   Baths: The thing that most people like about baths is how they make your bathroom look. They give a classic and luxurious look to...

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November 10, 2020

How To Remove Rust Stains

Rust is the result of an oxidation process that occurs when water interacts with the surface of metal.  Rusting metal in your home doesn’t look good and can be a pain to remove. However, with a little elbow grease and these great tricks, you can bring the metal in your home back into tip-top shape. Method #1: Baking Soda Paste Mix baking soda and water until it creates a thick paste Spread the baking soda paste over the rusted metal and leave it on for about 30 minutes to 1...

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October 27, 2020

Plumbing Checklist for Spring/Summer: 10 Things You Need To Do To Summer-Proof Your Home

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October 13, 2020

What Causes Low Water Pressure?

Low water pressure in your home can be frustrating. Home owners may feel helpless in situations like this. The problem can come from a number of reasons – the most common being faulty pipes and pressure regulators. To help you fix this issue, you need to know some of the potential causes: 1. Pressure Regulators Many showerheads are designed to restrict the flow of water so that it only puts out a certain amount of water per minute. The washer within your showerhead is what restricts water flow. If you...

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September 29, 2020

What to Look For In A Plumber

DIY plumbing solutions are all well and good, but every Perth home owner at some point will have to face the prospect of hiring a plumber when those methods don’t work. Whether it’s a blocked toilet, a leaky tap or a water pressure failure, sometimes it’s just best to contact a professional. The process of finding the right plumber for you is extremely important, so we’ve put together some tips to help make the process easier. Tip #1: Be aware of scamming techniques There are fake plumbers out there and...

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September 15, 2020

Home-Buyers Plumbing Checklist

Buying a house is expensive enough without unexpected plumbing failures to add on more costs. It’s easy for home buyers to gloss over plumbing inspections when looking over the house because let’s face it – it’s not as exciting as other aspects of the home. However, if you’re serious about a home and your budget, making sure your home ticks off all the boxes on this plumbing checklist is a must. 1. Function Go through the house and test each toilet and each shower to ensure that they are working...

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September 1, 2020

The Pros and Cons of Water Jetting

So, you've got a blocked drain and now you're looking for the best solution to the problem. You've probably seen hydro-jetting (or as we call it - water jetting) as one solution to the problem.   Snaking is the traditional method for fixing clogs. This involves inserting a long steel cable into a blocked drain to clear it out. However, as technology has improved, new methods such as water-jetting have become more popular. Water-jetting uses water pressure to clear blockages in a similar way the steel cable would. Here at...

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August 18, 2020

How to Test Your Plumbing for Leaks

Everything you do in your home that involves water depends on your plumbing system. From washing your dishes, to showering, to doing the laundry, you need a certain amount of water pressure to get these jobs done. High water pressure is a common issue in homes that puts stress on a home’s plumbing system. As a home owner, you need to know how to check your water pressure to ensure it is at an acceptable and safe level.   In this post, we’ll guide you through how to do a...

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