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Hot Water Systems and Dodgy Tradies – Buyers Beware!

Hot Water Systems and Dodgy Tradies – Buyers Beware!

There's a very real problem that has the potential to cost you thousands of dollars and unnecessary heartache. It’s the dodgy tradie epidemic that is getting worse, not better. To stay abreast of industry updates and news, I follow a couple of plumbing related pages...

Hot Water System Leaking? Follow These 4 Steps

Hot Water System Leaking? Follow These 4 Steps

If you're like most people, you don't pay much attention to your hot water system. But you really should keep an eye on this vital part of your house, as it is relied upon every single day. You should also do the required hot water system maintenance of your...

The 4 Different Types of Taps for Bathrooms and Kitchens

The 4 Different Types of Taps for Bathrooms and Kitchens

A tap is a tap ... right? When you want to fill the sink up or pour a refreshing glass of water, you turn that tap on with your hand and the water comes out. But that doesn't mean there aren't several different types of taps that differ quite fundamentally. First, the...

Gas vs Electric Hot Water Systems: 3 Ways to Help You Decide

Gas vs Electric Hot Water Systems: 3 Ways to Help You Decide

When your old hot water system suddenly stops working, it's a sinking feeling. You can look forward to a freezing cold shower, complaining kids, and a big water bill if it's leaking. You might even feel a pang of regret that you forgot to do your hot water system...

8 Ways to Prevent Water Damage from Storms

8 Ways to Prevent Water Damage from Storms

Occasional visitors to the beautiful Gold Coast and Queensland always say the same thing: "The weather is amazing!" But the locals (and the emergency plumbers!) know a little better. Sometimes, the only thing that is amazing is the incredible intensity of the storm...

6 Steps to Getting Rid of Bathroom Mould

6 Steps to Getting Rid of Bathroom Mould

The bedroom is for snoozing, and the lounge is for lounging. But did you know the bathroom is the favourite room in the house for many of us? It's where we chill out in a hot bath and wash away the stress and grime of another busy day. So when you see those telltale...

7 Benefits of the Plumbers Compliance Certificate

7 Benefits of the Plumbers Compliance Certificate

For most of us, when we need plumbing work done, it's a fairly simple matter of finding a great plumber and then getting on with life. But what's all this you've heard about plumbers compliance certificate? If your drain is blocked, a pipe has gone bang, your hot...

How to Save Water at Home – 11 Simple Tips

How to Save Water at Home – 11 Simple Tips

The plumbing at your place is all about hot showers and healthy pipes - right? Not quite. How about your bank account? What about the health and future of your community and planet? And how on earth do you deal with those council water restrictions? Saving water is...

4 Reasons For Low Hot Water Pressure In Your Home

4 Reasons For Low Hot Water Pressure In Your Home

After a long day at work or an intense workout in the gym, there's almost nothing better than a long, hot blast under the shower. And if it's a mere hot trickle, there's almost nothing worse. So if you've got low hot water pressure at your place, it's time to get to...

Brown Water From Taps? 5 Water Quality Issues Explained

Brown Water From Taps? 5 Water Quality Issues Explained

It may never be at the top of our minds, but the water that comes out of our taps is really, really important. It washes our clothes, dishes and bodies and waters the lawn. But most importantly of all, it quenches the thirst of our beloved families or helps to make...

How to Stop Water Hammer (Before It’s Too Late!)

How to Stop Water Hammer (Before It’s Too Late!)

Water hammer is a hydraulic shock that typically occurs in old pipes after a valve is shut off suddenly. A series of loud bangs also occurs when there is an increase in water pressure in your water line. So, if you live in an old house, you may think that it’s strange...

Researching Outdoor Shower Ideas? Answer These 2 Questions First!

Researching Outdoor Shower Ideas? Answer These 2 Questions First!

Now, we hope we don't have to convince you that showering every day is a good idea. But personal hygiene aside, taking a hot or cool shower is either a perfect way to get into the morning, or something relaxing and cleansing to cap off another hard day of toil. But...

4 Summer Plumbing Emergencies To Avoid

4 Summer Plumbing Emergencies To Avoid

After all those rainy days and chilly nights, just about every Australian looks forward to our awesome summer. Currently in the midst of spring, we're already getting a delicious taste of some warmer weather - and it's the perfect time to start planning for some lazy...

6 Things To Try If Your Toilet Won’t Flush

6 Things To Try If Your Toilet Won’t Flush

We've all been there before, so we all know that sinking feeling very well. You stand up, press the button and ... oh dear. Toilet won't flush. It never happens at a convenient moment, and it never seems to be an easy fix. But although your face is red and your pants...

Preventing Blocked Drains & Sewers, A Plumbers Opinion

Preventing Blocked Drains & Sewers, A Plumbers Opinion

As long as drains have existed, preventing blocked drains has frustrated those who maintain them. Modern drains have come a long way, quite literally from their inception around 2800 years ago by the Roman empire. Designed to prevent the spread of disease by keeping...

3 Types Of Hot Water Systems Explained

3 Types Of Hot Water Systems Explained

Hot water systems are the unappreciated and often unnoticed hero of our homes. We rely on them daily and rarely give thought to how wonderful life is with them, and how much of an inconvenience it can be when they are not working correctly. If it’s time for a hot...

5 Ways To Make A Small Bathroom Seem Bigger

5 Ways To Make A Small Bathroom Seem Bigger

A small bathroom renovation is, without doubt, one of the most important things you will ever do in your home or apartment - even if we don't always know it. The lounge seems like the vibrant conversation hub, the kitchen is the living and breathing heart, and the...

Hot Water System Maintenance: Preparing For Winter

Hot Water System Maintenance: Preparing For Winter

As we approach the cooler months of the year it is worth considering some preventative hot water system maintenance to avoid costly repairs. There are some simple things that every homeowner can do to potentially avoid a failure of your hot water system and minimise...

What Can Your Local Plumber Do For You?

What Can Your Local Plumber Do For You?

From the bathroom to the kitchen, and even outside your house, a local plumber can help with installations, repairs and maintenance in most areas of your home. Plumbers can handle pool & spa plumbing, gas lines for BBQs & ovens, as well as repairs on any...

Why Termites Hate Water Leak Detection Vigilance

Why Termites Hate Water Leak Detection Vigilance

Water. It's refreshing in a cool glass on a hot day and great fun in your swimming pool, but in and around your home? Water and termites can be nothing short of a nightmare. We all know that if water leaks from your pipes at your place, it can cause a lot of damage....

How To Detect Water Leaks Before They Cause Damage!

How To Detect Water Leaks Before They Cause Damage!

A dripping tap can be annoying, but also expensive, wasteful and damaging. And even if you can't hear that annoying drip sound, that doesn't mean you don't have a problem - in fact, the leaks you can't see can cause serious damage without you even realising. In this...

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