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The Taqua T-5 is a Kitchen Mixer Tap with a built-in water filter and vege spray. It’s the most functional kitchen mixer you will ever own. Find out why this built-in filtration mixer is different to other filtered water...
Avoid a plumbing emergency this Christmas with these tips! Christmas is stressful enough without having an unexpected guest arrive to fix a plumbing issue that could have been prevented. How to Protect Your Plumbing at Christmas 1. Supply a bin in...
What causes leaking showers? There are a few reasons why your shower may be leaking. Here are the common problems and how they are detected.  A common problem in older houses is leaking showers. If your bathroom is over 15...
Common plumbing problems in Aussie homes can be avoidable, but there are some that can occur unexpectedly. A regular maintenance checklist is ideal in ensuring your plumbing is in optimum condition to service your home. Plumbing problems can be an inconvenience...
Gradual water leaks can occur in any home. The cause of the leak can vary, but they are most common when a pipe, gutter, valve, fitting or appliance has gradually deteriorated. An indicator of a gradual leak can be determined by...
A homeowner never forgets when a burst flexi hose damages their property. Here's how to reduce the likelihood of it happening again.  Burst flexi hoses are becoming a big problem to Australian properties and many home owners are unaware of...
If you face an unexpected plumbing problem and can’t afford an emergency plumber call out, here are tips on how to proceed. Times can be tight with the cost of living increases putting a strain on family budgets.  An emergency...
As part of my day job, I review roof reports frequently. A common defect is the failure of vent pipe flashing, allowing water through the roof. The weathering and gradual deterioration of the Dektite or rubber boot is often a...
When you call a plumber to fix a problem, you expect the solution to be straightforward. But this is not always the case. Some problems require a process of elimination which eventually will lead to a solution. Here's how...
Can you install rain chains instead of downpipes in Australia? The answer to this question will depend on where you live. What are rain chains? Rain chains are an alternative to a downpipe. They are a chain which is connected from...
An aged property can have character. It can also come with extra maintenance and upgrades required to keep the property structurally sound. Here are 6 main plumbing issues found in old houses, and what can be done to fix...
If your bathroom smells like a sewer, it's time to sniff around for the reason and fix it for good.  Ever walked into a bathroom and thought phewee what is that smell? Bathrooms are meant to be hygienic and clean, but...
Wall mounted tapware have been a popular style of tap for showers and baths. But more recently, in wall basin mixers have become a trend. There are many benefits to having taps installed in the wall, but there are also...
If you own a water tank you need to know these rainwater tank maintenance and treatment tips.  It will ensure the longevity of your tank but also protect the storage of water for future household use.   Sponsored Post Most of us...
Bathroom drains have certainly come a long way in style and design in the last 20 years, with linear shower drains becoming a popular installation. Many older bathrooms are designed with a 100mm floor waste and separate shower waste in...
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...