They’re not as rare as you’d think – blocked drains are one of the most common reasons that plumbers get called out to a home. Blocked drains tend to occur at some stage in most homes and businesses, and need to be attended to immediately by an experienced plumber before the condition worsens. Blocked […]
While it’s always best to call your local plumber in the event of a blocked drain, there are home-grown methods you can use if you’ve assessed the situation and it doesn’t look too dire. Here are a few tried (and sometimes true) methods. Blocked Drain DIY #1: Pour boiling water down the drain Many […]
Why Does My Bathroom Smell So Bad? If you’ve ever walked into your bathroom and wondered why it smells like you’ve stepped into an underground sewer, don’t be too alarmed – this is normal. It’s not good, but it’s relatively normal. It may not be an issue that you need to call your local plumber […]
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Ah – the dreaded utility bill. We always seems to forget that they’ll come every quarter, and when they do finally pop up in the letter box (especially after a very hot summer or a very cold winter) the figure that pops up can sometimes come as a surprise. At least you’re not some […]
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We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again – as tempting as it seems, do not attempt to DIY any plumbing work, no matter how easy shows like The Block make it look. We’ve shown you how shoddy DIY jobs can end up, but the reality is that your personal safety is at […]
Sydney Homeowners: Don’t blow it all on a hot water tank If you’re a homeowner with a hot water heater, you may have convinced yourself that maintenance on these wonderful devices would only occur very rarely – if ever. Sure, you could get about a decade of perfect work out of a hot water […]
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Water Saving Tips for the Ethical Consumer Sydneysiders love growing edible plants in their backyards or on their balconies. To make the most out of your home-grown produce and do good for the environment by conserving water, you should employ smart watering habits with any of the following techniques. If you’re hand watering your crops, […]
A leaking toilet can be an absolute pain in the neck, leading to increases in water bills, damage to surrounding walls or floors and even accidents like slipping over thanks to the pool of water. Thankfully, not every leaking toilet will require the expertise of a plumber or plumbing contractor. If you’re ready for a little […]
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In the average Sydney home, it’s in the bathroom where almost half of the household’s total water consumption happens. This makes sense when you consider the fact that the bathroom is essentially a room all about water, whether it’s washing or removing waste. But just because you’ve got to use water in the bathroom it […]
It’s certainly looking like Sydney is heading back to drought. If it hasn’t happened already, your grass will very soon be turning brown and your plants wilting as they try to survive the hot, seemingly-endless days. Here are five tips that could see your garden soldiering through summer while still saving precious water, without having […]