23 Mar 2020

5 things to consider before calling an emergency plumber

Often when we see water around the home - that is not meant to be there - the first instinct is to call an emergency plumber. Whether it is a burst water pipe or your toilet is blocked, your hot water system is leaking or you have a flooded bathroom - many of us in any of these situations make the first panic call without thinking about a few important factors first. Here is our five-point checklist to remember before you make the call out for that emergency Canberra plumber.

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16 Mar 2020

The potential health and safety dangers of a water leak

Water leaks are common occurrences in households across Australia and are generally viewed as a nuisance rather than something to be taken seriously. However, water leaks can lead to more dangerous outcomes and can compromise the health and safety of those in your home or business, so its essential that they are dealt with by an emergency plumber as soon as possible. The following are just a few of the dangers that can be caused by a seemingly harmless water leak:

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09 Mar 2020

Losing water pressure in your home? Here's how to avoid it

One of the most common questions our Canberra plumbing team receive is how to fix the loss of water pressure in the home. If you turn on your household taps only to experience a dribble of water slowly trickling out, or when the taps are on full blast there doesnt seem to be much more water streaming out, we will more than likely advise that there is an issue with your home’s water pressure.

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02 Mar 2020

How to manage your household's water consumption

The bushfire catastrophe is a grim reminder of the fragile state of the worlds environment. When the affected areas are equivalent to the size of countries, the message is clear - everyone has a part to play to restore Mother Nature to good health. Given the magnitude of the challenge ahead, lets turn to a mega-size ship for inspiration. It cant make big turns on demand. Instead, it makes small turns measuring a few degrees each. Its the same with climate issues. We cant make changes overnight. But if we can all take small steps, we can get there together. In this post, we highlight steps you can take to reduce your households water consumption.

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24 Feb 2020

The 'how' and 'why' of pipe relining

If you find you have tree root problems in your pipes, it can be a gut reaction to think replacement - with all this entails. Many people hate the idea of having to dig up their yard - understandably so - and can simply tend to ignore the problem and hope that it will go away. Sadly, that never works! Perhaps a blocked toilet, or leaking, even flooding, pipework matched to a range of highly unpleasant odours, will simply highlight the problem and inaction will lead to it both getting worse and being less manageable.

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17 Feb 2020

Easy tips to make your plumbing water-wise

The long, hot Australian summer is something we all enjoy, but the warmer weather brings great challenges to our nation’s water supplies. Lower than average rainfall in many parts of Australia has forced local authorities to bring in water restrictions, and across the country, people are making a big effort to save as much water as they can. In Canberra, permanent water conservation measures were enacted in 2010 to help the city and its surrounds make the best use of its water supply. As plumbers operating in the Canberra and Queanbeyan area, we’ve been on the front line of these water-saving efforts for many years, helping our clients get the most out of their water systems while saving as much H20 as possible.

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10 Feb 2020

4 dangers of trying to unblock your own drain

Blocked drains are a common problem in homes across Australia. Over the years all kinds of material including hair, paper, sanitary towels and soap residue end up going down the plughole where they build up to form a blockage. When faced with this problem, homeowners have two options, they can either call their local friendly plumber or attempt to clear the blockage themselves. However, while the second option may seem like the cheapest, trying to unblock your own drain can result in many serious problems for both your health and your property. So before you rush off down to the DIY store to buy a set of drain rods, consider these four risks associated with unblocking your drain first:

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