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The Weird & Wonderful History of Plumbing

The Weird & Wonderful History of Plumbing

Do you ever wonder how our humble modern toilet and plumbing systems evolved? We use our bathrooms every day, but most of us take the luxury of running water for granted. You might be surprised to discover that plumbing actually has a very long and fascinating history. In this article,

How To Find & Fix Plumbing Leaks In Your Home

How To Find & Fix Plumbing Leaks In Your Home

If you’ve ever suspected a water leak in your home, you’ll know that trying to pinpoint the source of the leak is typically either extremely easy or almost impossible. Leaks can occur anytime, anywhere – under the ground, behind a wall, in your ceiling, in the interior pipes threading through

13 Super Simple Tips To Save Money on Your Water Bill

Looking for tips on how to lower your water bill? Even a few small changes can make a difference to your budget. Here are thirteen easy and practical tips.

Looking for tips on how to lower your water bill? Even a few small changes can make a huge difference to your budget. We’ll show you how to save on your water bill at home with these thirteen easy and practical tips.   Tip #1 – Install A Water-Efficient Shower

How To Get Rid Of Smelly Drains in the Bathroom

Smelly drains in the bathroom

Smelly drains are not only overwhelming, they can be unsanitary and a sign of more sinister plumbing problems. For bigger issues your professional plumber is you go-to, but for other minor issues there are a few things you can do as part of your overall home maintenance routine to fix

Plumbing Issues You Should Never Try and Fix Yourself

Plumbing Issues You Should Never Try and Fix Yourself!

When it comes to the plumbing problems in your home, DIY plumbing jobs are often very different from other DIY projects related to painting or carpentry for example. Often smaller issues can be a sign of larger ones that if incorrectly dealt with, can severely affect your home’s entire plumbing

Some Simple Ways To Save Water At Home

Ways to save water at home

Even though there has been a decrease in household water usage over the past few years, the cost to provide water infrastructure is still trending upwards. By reducing our usage by even 50 litres per day per person, we can delay or completely avoid the need for expensive new dams

Why You Should Consider Harvesting Rainwater

rainwater spilling off tin roof

Rainwater harvesting involves the collection, storage and distribution of rainwater from a surface (often a roof) in order for it to be used. In the past, rainwater collection fell out of favour because tanks became breeding grounds for insects, sparking concern about water contamination. However, these days, modern rainwater tank

Expert Tips To Remove Bathroom Limescale

bathroom limescale

We’ve all seen that crusty white film that often makes an unsightly appearance around taps, and in our baths, showers and toilets. It’s called limescale and it’s a calcium compound found on surfaces that come into regular contact with ‘hard’ water. Unattractive in the short run and potentially damaging in

Five Reasons You Might Have a Blocked Drain

Blocked Drain

Is there a gurgling sound coming from your bath? Or your kitchen sink draining way too slowly? Or your toilet overfilling with water? Then chances are you’ve got a blocked drain. But drain blockages are not only inconvenient, they can cause sewerage issues, a build-up of debris in your pipes,

How To Unblock Drains – Expert Tips

unblock drains

Blocked drains can occur in your bathroom, kitchen and laundry and blockages can be caused by a number of issues. These include ageing or broken pipes, large amounts of hair in the shower drain, fats and oils being disposed of down the sink, and sanitary items and excessive paper being