Rainwater tanks are a great way to save on your water bills. The collection of rainwater is a system that can be of great benefit to the environment. But any plumbing system that collects and stores water needs to be maintained, and the rainwater tank is one such system that is often out of sight, so out of mind. Continue reading
No one wants to start their morning with a cold shower, and certainly not during the peak of winter. It’s certainly and inconvenient occurrence to have no hot water right when you need it the most. So what is the cause and what can be done to fix it? Here are 5 reasons why you have no hot water and how they can be fixed. Continue reading
When winter rolls around, bring on the hot chips and gravy. In fact bring on all the comfort foods like roasts, carbs and casseroles. Anything to keep the belly full and hands warm while embracing all the comforts winter draws us to. Unfortunately, these foods can also cause a common kitchen sink blockage that has plumbers called every winter to fix. Here is the most common kitchen sink blockage you want to avoid this winter. Continue reading
If you’ve purchased an older house and the bathroom is in need of an update, you may assume calling a plumber will cost you a bit to renovate. But simple, cosmetic updates can be affordable. Your plumber will usually be able to install them during one call out and will install them in a fraction of the time you could. Continue reading
Leaky pipes are a real worry for homeowners. From mysterious drips to puddles forming in the front yard, most homeowners will encounter a leaky pipe at least once in their lifetime. Continue reading
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