Plumbing Tips

The Wipes Debate – Bin or Bowl?

The Wipes Debate – Bin or Bowl?

Most of us were first introduced to the seductive power of the wet wipe as we tended to the tiny (often explosive) bottoms of our bubs. The convenience of the baby wipe cannot be overlooked in the nappy bag arsenal. They’re cheap, easily accessible, portable, easy to...

Why Is Water Leaking Under Driveway Pavers?

Why Is Water Leaking Under Driveway Pavers?

It’s been repaired once already in the past three months, why does it need repairing again? This was the situation that Amy from Robina found herself in just before the New Year when she called us about a leak in her driveway. Amy and her husband had bought a lovely...

5 Fast Facts about Rinnai Hot Water Systems

5 Fast Facts about Rinnai Hot Water Systems

Pop hot water systems quiz: Which company introduced Australia's first-ever full electronic gas continuous flow hot water system? Answer: Rinnai. Why is that important? Because it was an innovation that revolutionised the way we enjoy hot water today, ensuring that...

6 Fascinating Facts About Rheem Hot Water Systems

6 Fascinating Facts About Rheem Hot Water Systems

If you love a steaming hot bath or shower, there's still an awful lot more than that to love about Rheem. Rheem hot water systems are built by an Aussie brand that Australians and Gold Coast locals just like you just love to trust. It's a range of affordable, super...

How to Blow up your Backyard?

How to Blow up your Backyard?

How to blow up your backyard, Dr Karl, Ig Nobel awards and a new gas cooker First, let’s get our heads around what is an Ig Nobel Award. It is an award to honour achievements that make people laugh and then think. In fact, our very own Aussie, all-knowing, king of all...

A newborn baby, An Exploding Hot Water System and A Jumbo Jet

A newborn baby, An Exploding Hot Water System and A Jumbo Jet

What do a newborn baby, an exploding hot water system and a Jumbo Jet have in common? This was the same question that Angele from the Gold Coast was pondering five days before Christmas. The 50 litres Rheem hot water system had been installed in a cupboard in Angele’s...

Thermann Hot Water Systems Review

Thermann Hot Water Systems Review

You may not have heard of Thermann hot water systems, but that's not because the company does not have a good reputation. The reason is because they're new. In fact, if you haven't heard of them, this Thermann hot water system review is just for you - because you are...

Unblock A Pipe With a Drain Snake in 5 Easy Steps

Unblock A Pipe With a Drain Snake in 5 Easy Steps

"I've tried everything, and I just can't clear that blockage." "Have you tried using a drain snake? Works every time!" Plenty of people have had a conversation just like this, but their mind went blank when they heard the reference to a drain snake. No, it's not a new...

How to Get Rid of Drain Flies In 3 Easy Steps

How to Get Rid of Drain Flies In 3 Easy Steps

When it comes to household pests, you're always on the alert for rats, termites and cockroaches. But here's something that might not be on your radar: drain flies. Ever been around a sink or a shower or bath or even a kitchen and noticed a teeny-tiny little moth-like...

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...

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