The sound of water can be incredibly soothing: think of the rolling sound of waves or the gentle tap of rain on the roof. But as a home or business owner, the steady drip-drip-drip of a tap or pipe inside the wall is not only really annoying; it can be a warning sign that your home or office is at risk of serious water damage. Continue reading
Lead is something all of us encounter daily. From our air and soil to household dust and paint, however not many of us are aware that this potentially dangerous metal is also often found lurking in our tap water.
A study from 2016 found that low-level lead water contamination was frighteningly widespread in Australian homes. Continue reading
One of the most common – and most unpleasant – home repairs everyone will endure at one time or another is a clogged drain. When left unattended, a clogged drain can cause nasty odours and even flood your home.
The good news is that in many instances you can unclog the drain yourself and at little to no expense. One of the first and easiest solutions is to use hot water. Continue reading
We understand: calling a plumber can be an expensive exercise, and no one wants to spend more money than they have to. But a timely appointment with a plumber can not only fix your immediate problem, but it can also save you thousands of dollars in the future. That’s because the plumber is already at your home or business, so by planning ahead you can get them to look at other things that might not be causing concern now, but may need some minor maintenance to help prevent major problems in the future Continue reading
As a homeowner or tenant, there are few sights more terrifying than a sink or toilet beginning to back up as the water level inside it rises. But while water rising and overflowing into the room is the common result, the causes of the problem are more varied. Let’s look at some common causes of blocked pipes and some of the warning signs to look out for. Continue reading
If we asked 100 people what Legionella was, we bet we would get a high number of blank looks in return, which is a fair reaction. The Latin scientific name of a bacteria isn’t common knowledge for those of us without a passion for biology.
But Legionella can be the cause of Legionnaires’ disease, Legionellosis, and Pontiac fever, and in a lot of cases this can be traced back to hot water and plumbing equipment. So what is this sinister sounding bacteria and where does it lurk in your house? Continue reading “Legionella – What it is and Why it Might be Lurking in Your Home”
Major household repairs never come at a good time, and a failing hot water storage system in the colder months can be not only inconvenient, but downright uncomfortable as you are forced to race in and out of the shower to avoid getting pneumonia!
Of course, prevention is always better than a cure, so what steps can you take ahead of time as a homeowner or landlord to extend the life of your hot water storage system? Continue reading “How to Extend the Life of Your Hot Water Storage System”
Hot water systems are one of those things in our homes that we take for granted until hot water stops coming out of the taps…… and that’s fair enough. For the most part, hot water systems are hard-wearing, long-lasting and (mostly) hidden from view. Continue reading “How to Choose the Best Hot Water System”