Saturday, September 25, 2021
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You've got the vanity in but the waste pipe looks a bit out of place. Here are 5 ways to conceal a waste pipe under a vanity. Concealing a basin waste pipe can be as simple as choosing the right...
There are 3 common causes for a leaking toilet and no household is immune to the occasional leak. The key to fixing a toilet leak is identifying what’s causing the water to escape. Signs your toilet has a leak Water is...
If you’re looking for a spectacular bathroom with a rainforest view, I’ve found it. This will be one of the most memorable getaways you can do with your partner.   I’m the first to admit feeling cautious using a bathroom...
Here are 6 plumbing checks when buying a new home. The status of each check will prepare you for plumbing costs to rectify, or they may deter you from buying the home altogether.  Buying a new property can be exciting...
Over the last few years, there has been a growing desire to install coloured basins made from concrete or stone. White basins have been the norm in many bathrooms for good reasons. Reasons I will explain below. An editor from...
Don't go near flooded stormwater drains. It's a warning to protect lives as a larger volume of water is stronger than you think. The Queensland Government ad "If it's flooded, forget it" is a warning to all drivers to back...
World Plumbing Day is on March 11 each year. It’s celebrated worldwide with various events recognizing the work plumbers do to service and maintain our water and sanitation networks. The day also highlights where we can improve and ensure safe...
Most tapware within Australia is generally manufactured and imported from overseas. Like many Australian made products, tapware that is made on our shores, can often cost more to manufacture due to overhead costs. I wrote this post 3 years ago...
A bath that won’t drain when the plug is pulled out can be an inconvenience and safety hazard. To unblock a bath waste, there are a few tricks to try before you call a plumber. You may be able...
This post offers tips to clean your downpipes to prevent flooding in and around your home. As the summer season hits, rain and storms are always the norm for Queensland.  It's important to check gutters and drains for blockages from...
These hose tap safety tips will ensure your children are safe next time they use the garden hose. There have been many warnings online from parents and paramedics around hose safety for kids. In the heat of summer, spraying the hose...
Is your yard prone to flooding when it rains? Check out these tips on how to prevent outdoor flooding.  Protecting your home from outdoor flooding is not just about choosing a house that doesn’t stand in a flood zone. Your...
When dishwashing liquid is put in your dishwasher, it creates an inconvenient mess of bubbles in the kitchen. It can also reduce the lifespan of your dishwasher due to a buildup of soap scum. If you’ve run out of dishwasher tablets,...
This post outlines everything you need to know before installing an outdoor shower.  If you’ve admired the look of an outdoor shower, there are plumbing considerations you need to know before installing one to your outdoor area. Outdoor showers are a...
There are many benefits to having a tile insert point drain in the bathroom. Let's explore why this modern fitting is becoming a popular installation.  Sponsored Post The floor waste in a bathroom can sometimes be an element of oversight with...
Which cost efficient hot water systems will suit your household? Find out the pros and cons of the 3 popular hot water units available to consumers.  Sponsored Post Hot water is a household necessity. When it’s time to replace or upgrade...
If you face an unexpected plumbing problem and can’t afford an emergency plumber call out, here are tips on how to proceed. Times are tight right now with loss of income, a pandemic and job impacts from lockdowns. An emergency...
Choosing the right basin waste for your basin will come down to five considerations. 1. The size of the basin waste outlet Basin wastes will be either 32mm or 40mm in diameter. Check the basin specifications to know which size waste...
Blocked drains can occur any time of the year, but some blockages can be seasonal due to lifestyle and temperature changes. If you have a blocked drain, you need to know what type of drain it is. Is it sewer...
Whenever I've been asked how to remove brown stains from the toilet bowl, I've always suggested natural cleaners like baking soda and vinegar. A few years ago I even reviewed a cleaning product which did clean my toilet bowls. Back then...
We all know only the three P’s should go down the toilet – pee, poo and paper (toilet paper), but where does vomit go? This question was asked to me by Janet from Front Page Web Writing, as it was...
The tap buttons are the first item people notice when they wash their hands. Over time they can fade or turn yellow. Replacing them is quite simple. Our main bathroom is used by guests and I like to keep it as...