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5 Common Mistakes That Can Kill Your Plumbing Systems

Posted August 18, 2017

5 Common Mistakes That Can Kill Your Plumbing Systems Plumbing systems can be very sensitive. It may not seem like it from the outside, but your plumbing system is made up of a many different, very sensitive components and it can be very easy to damage one of these components and cause the entire plumbing […]

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Comparing 4 Different Ways Of Fixing Clogged Drains

Posted August 16, 2017

Comparing 4 Different Ways Of Fixing Clogged Drains Having clogged drains can be extremely annoying. It means that you cannot use the sink or toilet that the pipe is attached to and it means that you have to spend time, energy, and money getting the clog undone. It is all very inconvenient, to say the […]

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4 Reasons DIY Plumbing Is A Bad Idea

Posted August 14, 2017

4 Reasons Why DIY Plumbing Is A Bad Idea We have talked previously about the potential dangers of DIY electrical work and why homeowners should avoid doing it. But, we have yet to do a similar post covering why DIY plumbing work is bad. Plumbing, along with electric work, is probably one of the most […]

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5 Bathroom Renovation Tips

Posted August 9, 2017

5 Bathroom Renovation Tips Assuming you have the money and time to devote to it, bathroom renovation is a great thing to do. Even if your bathroom is relatively new, renovating it can be a great way to not only modernise the look of the bathroom but to also add new things to the bathroom. […]

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Myths and Misconceptions About Rainwater Tanks

Posted August 4, 2017

Myths and Misconceptions About Rainwater Tanks   Rainwater tanks are one of the best ways of making your home more water efficient. In Australia and around the world people are increasingly focusing on water conservation because the threat of drought is increasing. Making use of rainwater to supplement water you get from your tap is […]

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5 Tips For Water Heater Maintenance

Posted July 31, 2017

5 Tips For Water Heater Maintenance   One of the most inconvenient things that can happen to you is your water heater breaking down suddenly. Think about it, imagine how inconvenient it would be to step into the shower in the morning before you go to work, only to be greeted with a blast of […]

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6 Free Ways to Reduce Your Water Bill

Posted July 28, 2017

Alongside your power bill, your monthly water bill may be one of the things you most dread each month. A lot of families out there, especially the bigger ones, use a lot of water and it can really end up taking a huge chunk out of your pocket every month. So, naturally, you want to […]

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Myths and Misconceptions About Rainwater Tanks

Posted July 24, 2017

Rainwater tanks are one of the best ways of making your home more water efficient. In Australia and around the world people are increasingly focusing on water conservation because the threat of drought is increasing. Making use of rainwater to supplement water you get from your tap is a great way for each person to […]

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What’s In Your Tap Water?

Posted July 21, 2017

Australia has some of the safest drinking water in the world and there is a lot of government resources that go into ensuring that it stays that way. For further information on the quality of Australia’s drinking water, check out the Australian Water Association or the Australian Government Drinking Water Guidelines. But, as we have stressed […]

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5 Signs That Something Is Wrong With Your Toilet

Posted July 17, 2017

Your toilet or toilets are probably one of the most used things in your home, because of this it is probably one of the more important things in your home; after all, could you imagine having to live without a working toilet? However, toilets do not always work as well as we want them to. […]

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Smart Toilets: Are They Right For You?

Posted May 29, 2017

Smart Toilets: Are They Right For You? As home automation becomes easier and less expensive, more and more people are starting to automate things in their home. Now, when you think of home automation, you probably think of automating things like home security systems, locks, doors, air conditioning, televisions, and things of that nature. Most […]

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What I Wish Everyone Knew About Blocked Drains

Posted May 26, 2017

What I Wish Everyone Knew About Blocked Drains Blocked drains are, unfortunately, one of the most common household plumbing issues that people have to deal with. However, despite being such a common household problem, a lot of people still do not seem to understand just how bad blocked drains can be if left unchecked, likewise, […]

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A Complete Guide To Carbon Monoxide

Posted May 10, 2017

A Complete Guide To Carbon Monoxide: What It Is, Why It’s Dangerous, And How To Protect Yourself Against It Carbon monoxide is an extremely dangerous gas that has been responsible for several fatal deaths over the years. For example, in February of 2017, carbon monoxide was responsible for the deaths of three family members in […]

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10 Things To Avoid When Considering A New Hot Water System

Posted May 3, 2017

10 Things To Avoid When Considering A New Hot Water System Water heaters are fairly expensive, generally you aren’t going to run out replace it every year; so when it comes time to finally buy a new water heater, you want to make sure you get the best one that fits your household’s needs. To […]

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Top 7 Trends With Hot Water Systems - 10 Things To Avoid When Considering A New Hot Water System

Top 7 Trends With Hot Water Systems To Watch In 2017

Posted April 26, 2017

Top 7 Trends With Hot Water Systems To Watch In 2017 Hot water heaters are constantly improving, models are becoming more energy efficient to meet the demands of those who want to both save money on their energy bill and help the environment. Different types of hot water heaters are becoming more popular, people no […]

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5 Substantial Signs of Hidden Water Leaks!

Posted March 29, 2017

5 Substantial Signs of Hidden Water Leaks! Nobody likes coming home to unexpected water in their home which can quickly cause structural damage and even worse can create health issues from mold growth. While most leaks can be obvious, some of the most pricey leaks are those that are unnoticed or not expected. Here are […]

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How To Deal With Water Damage

Posted January 7, 2017

How To Deal With Water Damage It may not happen often, but eventually every homeowner will have to deal with some part of their plumbing system failing. It may be a water heater bursting, a pipe leaking, a sewer pipe being backed up. What do plumbing failures all have in common? Well, they almost always […]

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Noisy Water Heaters: The Causes And What You Can Do To Fix It

Posted January 3, 2017

Noisy Water Heaters: The Causes And What You Can Do To Fix It Water heaters, much like pipes, can be pretty noisy. Most people tend to think nothing of the noise and simply choose to ignore it. But you do not have to, there are plenty of reasons why your water heater may be noisy, […]

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Why You Should Consider Giving Gas Appliances A Chance

Posted January 1, 2017

Why You Should Consider Giving Gas Appliances A Chance If you are getting your home renovated, or are planning on picking up some new appliances, then you will likely have to make a choice between using gas or electricity, although electricity tends to be more common, there are a lot of advantages to using gas […]

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Why Is My Roof Leaking?

Posted December 30, 2016

Why Is My Roof Leaking? Leaky roofs are probably one of the more unpleasant things that a homeowner will have to deal with; especially if they live in a rain heavy part of the country. While it is very easy to tell when you have roof leaking (it is hard to miss the big water […]

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How To Keep Your Gas Appliance In Tiptop Shape: Maintenance and Safety tips

Posted December 24, 2016

How To Keep Your Gas Appliance In Tiptop Shape: Maintenance and Safety tips There are a lot of benefits to using a natural gas appliance, namely the fact they cost less to run than their electrically powered counterparts, they are more reliable (meaning you do not have to worry about losing your hot water and […]

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Why Is My Water Bill Higher Than Usual?

Posted December 20, 2016

Why Is My Water Bill Higher Than Usual? Have you ever opened your water bill and ended up spitting out your coffee because it was just so much higher than usual? It is very easy for a water bill to fluctuate from month to month. The important thing to do if your water bill is […]

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Plumbing Emergency: What To Look For And What To Do If You Have One

Posted December 18, 2016

Plumbing Emergencies: What To Look For And What To Do If You Have One There are a lot of plumbing issues that are annoying and costly in the long run, but at the same time, they are not so dangerous that you need to get them fixed right away. Plumbing issues like leaky faucets, backed […]

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How To Know If Your Hot Water System Is About To Fail, And What To Do If It Does

Posted December 16, 2016

How To Know If Your Hot Water System Is About To Fail, And What To Do If It Does Hot water systems are arguably one of the most important plumbing related appliances in your house. Think about your average day, and now think about how much worse it would be if there was no hot […]

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How To Clean Your Clogged Shower Head

Posted December 15, 2016

How To Clean Your Clogged Shower Head Hard water deposits are the bane of any faucet, shower head, and plumbing fixture. Really, anything that relies on water can be damaged by hard water deposits, including things like washing machines and dishwashers. One of the more common ways that hard water build ups can manifest themselves […]

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Some Common Plumbing Mistakes Everyone Should Avoid

Posted December 14, 2016

Some Common Plumbing Mistakes Everyone Should Avoid No one wants to have to call a plumber, it costs money and it takes time out of your day because you have to be there to inform them of the issue, watch them while they work, etc. In general, getting a plumber can be a hassle. Sometimes […]

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Tips For Keeping Your Plumbing Working As If They Were Brand New

Posted November 23, 2016

Tips For Keeping Your Plumbing Working As If They Were Brand New It is an unfortunate fact that over time the plumbing in your house will begin to wear out. As your plumbing gets older, you’ll start to notice more clogs, leaks, and all around poorer performance. But, there are ways to keep your pipes […]

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Why Are My Taps Leaking?

Posted November 16, 2016

Why Are My Taps Leaking? Do you like wasting money? Now pretty much everyone would answer this question by saying no; after all, people work hard for their money, why would they waste it? Well, many people choose to basically throw money away by not fixing their leaky taps. It is understandable why many people […]

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What To Look For When Buying Water Filtration Systems

Posted November 8, 2016

What To Look For When Buying Water Filtration Systems In a previous post we talked about why you should be getting a water filter installed as soon as possible. Some people’s water is contaminated with bacteria, or harmful debris like lead and rust; and unfortunately there is no way to get rid of those harmful […]

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Why Do I Have Leaking Gutters?

Posted November 6, 2016

Why Do I Have Leaking Gutters? No one likes dealing with gutters, cleaning them is a hassle and if they break, they are a pain to repair. Leaking gutters can cause damage to the exterior of your home and the foundation of your home. Furthermore, leaking gutters bring with them all the issues that you […]

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Why You Should Be Getting A Water Filter Installed ASAP

Posted November 4, 2016

Why You Should Be Getting A Water Filter Installed ASAP Australia’s tap water is not the greatest, as any resident can tell you. It is not unsafe, and the government does a great job of properly testing the water and making sure that it is drinkable and safe. But, while the government can make sure […]

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Why Do I Have Clogged Drains?

Posted November 2, 2016

Why Do I Have Clogged Drains? Clogged drains, clogged toilets, backed up sewage are all very nasty, but unfortunately, dealing with them is a fact of life for many homeowners. However, while the occasional clog or backed up sewage pipe is not uncommon, they should not be happening often. If you find that you have […]

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Choosing The Right Sink For Your Kitchen

Choosing The Right Kitchen Sink

Posted October 17, 2016

Choosing The Right Kitchen Sink It may not seem like a difficult or complicated process, but there is a surprising amount of complexity involved in buying the right kitchen sink. You have to consider style, functionality, looks, etc. Given how expensive it is to buy a brand new sink, and then pay to have it […]

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Signs You Should Have Your Pipes Relined

Posted October 12, 2016

Signs You Should Have Your Pipes Relined Have you noticed some issues with your water lately? An odd smell or an odd discolouration? Well, then it might be an issue with your pipes. Now traditionally when you have to get pipes replaced, it is a big, expensive, and time consuming affair. The old pipes have […]

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How To Properly Maintain Your Rainwater Tank

Posted October 10, 2016

How To Properly Maintain Your Rainwater Tank Rainwater tanks are a great purchase, not only do they help you reduce your monthly water bill, but they also help you reduce your impact on the local environment. However, if you have ever owned a rainwater tank, then you know that they need regular maintenance to continue […]

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How To Make Your Plumbing Environmentally Friendly

Posted October 7, 2016

How To Make Your Plumbing Environmentally Friendly More and more people are making their homes friendlier to the environment. It is easy to see why, not only do you help the environment, but making your house environmentally friendly generally lowers your monthly bills (for example, using a rainwater tank can cut your water bill by […]

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Everything You Need To Know About Using Rainwater

Posted October 3, 2016

Everything You Need To Know About Using Rainwater For most people rain is a nuisance, even the slightest amount can ruin a perfectly planned out day. But, rain does not always have to be a bad thing. There are actually a lot of ways you can use rainwater to your advantage. It is not very […]

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How To Know If You Have Damaged Pipes

Posted October 1, 2016

How To Know If Your Pipes Are Damaged No one wants to have to deal with burst or leaky pipes, they are a major hassle. Ask anyone who has had to deal with damaged pipes, they will tell you that dealing with them is awful. Think of all the possible damage that damaged pipes can […]

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What To Look For When Buying A Toilet

Posted September 29, 2016

What To Look For When Buying A Toilet There are a lot of reasons why you may be looking for a new toilet, maybe your last one cracked very badly, or you just want to upgrade. No matter what why you are deciding to replace your toilet, you want to make sure you get a […]

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Plumbing Tools DIY Handyman Need

Posted September 5, 2016

Basic Plumbing Tools Every DIY Handyman Needs Nobody wants to have to call a plumber for every little issue; problems with plumbing are fairly common, and it would really hurt your pocketbook to have to call a plumber every time an issue with your plumbing pops up. So, it can be good to do some […]

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Top 7 Trends With Hot Water Systems - 10 Things To Avoid When Considering A New Hot Water System

Replacing A Hot Water System

Posted August 23, 2016

Before you consider replacing a hot water system… Read our guide Are you thinking about replacing a hot water system? Have you checked your hot water system? If not, do you remember the last time you properly inspected your hot water system? If you answered “no” to both these questions, then you are not alone. Many […]

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What’s Killing Your Hot Water Heater And What You Can Do To Stop It

Posted August 23, 2016

Your hot water heater is incredibly important, after all, trying to start your day with cold showers is something most people could not stomach. But, despite its importance, a lot of people do not put check their water heater periodically. Hot water heaters are fairly durable and do not malfunction easily, but there are few […]

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Some Common Toilet Problems And How To Fix Them

Posted August 23, 2016

A properly working toilet is essential, after all, no one wants to have to live in a house where the toilet does not flush properly or is constantly overflowing. Toilet problems are a somewhat common household issue; everyone, at least once in their home owning lifetime, has to deal with a toilet that does not […]

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Plumbing Projects: When Can Do Them Yourself And When Should You Hire A Pro?

Posted August 23, 2016

An essential part of being a homeowner is being able to do a little home improvement (well it should be an essential part anyways), you do not want to have to go call an expert every time you have a small issue that you can fix with a few hours of hard work and some […]

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How To Deal With Noisy Pipes

Posted August 23, 2016

Anyone who has dealt with noisy pipes can tell you how annoying they are. Imagine how annoying it is to get up in the middle of the night to go to the toilet or get a drink of water, only to end waking everyone up because the pipes start shaking or making loud noises. If […]

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Hot Water Buying Guide

Posted August 23, 2016

Its early in the morning, you are looking forward to having a nice hot shower before you head off to work. But there’s a problem, when you get into the shower you are instead greeted by ice cold water. You wait a bit, but the water does not warm up, you realize that the worst […]

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7 Simple Methods For Unclogging A Drain

Posted August 23, 2016

It is really easy to recognize the warning signs of a clogged drain. The water in the shower or sink begins to pool, and will drain at a snail’s pace. You may even start to notice a slightly odd odor coming up from the bath tub’s drain. These are the warning signs telling you that […]

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