Friday, October 19, 2018
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Sponsored Post If there is one element of my health that I consistently maintain, it is drinking filtered tap water. And I don’t mean it’s been filtered through a coffee machine! I’m talking plain water. I actually love drinking water...
If you have noticed grey, white or dark specks on the plasterboard or ceiling in your bathroom, you may have mildew. Mildew on bathroom walls is common as the dampness and lack of air flow prompts it’s growth. I...
All in one filtered sink mixer taps are becoming a more sought after tap as it reduces the need for two taps at the sink. Known as a 3 way filtered tap or filtered sink mixer, there aren’t a lot...
If you've wanted to know how to clean a smelly sink drain naturally, this post is for you. The sink trap connected to the grated waste, can accumulate with sludge caused from congealed food particles and liquids. Rinsing plates, washing...
Our main bathroom is the guest bathroom and I like to keep it as clean as possible for guests. This can be a difficult feat when I have girls that like to squeeze more toothpaste in the basin and...
In July last year, I shared what I was trialing to prevent rats or mice getting into my air conditioning unit. They had caused me headaches and expense in the past, which you can read about here. I was...
There is a meme that’s doing the rounds on Facebook that says “My mind is like an internet browser. At least 19 tabs are open and 3 of them are frozen. And I have no clue where the music...
At the beginning of last week, I noticed the water was starting to back up in the basin in my ensuite. I knew the blockage was in my basin waste, as the rest of the fixtures in the house...
Choosing the taps and fixtures for your bathroom renovation can be a matter of personal choice and budget. Preferences to different designs, materials and colours come down to the individual and I’ve learned what is someone’s cup of tea may...
Can you remember how you applied for your first job? Or how you were able to source your apprenticeship if you work in a trade? Today, I’m sharing how my dad got his plumbing apprenticeship 40 years ago, with...
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. However, the product can be of...
If you’re looking to install a free standing bath in your bathroom and are limited for space around the bath, a back to wall freestanding bath may be better suited for your bathroom. On my recent post for Houzz, I...
If you need to replace the mixer tap in your kitchen, these plumbing tips will ensure you don’t have any headaches with the installation. While most people get stuck for choice on the style of mixer, there are plumbing...
The most common tap to have in the kitchen is a sink mixer. It’s the most versatile tap to have installed in a kitchen because it allows control over the spout. The handle also allows for ease of use...
In wall mixers 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...
If you’ve ever wanted to know what a day in the life of a plumber is like, here are three plumbers to follow on Instagram. Social media is often slammed for sharing the highlight reel instead of the ‘reality’ reel....
The laundry has come a long way from being the small concealed room at the back of the house. The laundry has now become another room to make over - a space where personal style can be added. It’s...
These days, most people opt for mixer taps in their bathrooms and kitchens. But there is still a desire for pillar or singular hot and cold taps with a separate spout. If you have these styles of taps in...
I don’t know about you, but the Cape Town water crisis got my attention. When I hypothetically placed myself in the shoes of a Cape Town resident, and thought about having no water run through my taps... I got...
Since writing my post last week about the Cape Town water crisis, I’ve personally reflected on our household water usage. Like most people, I often take for granted the water that comes through my tap. But when you think...
It has occurred to me that since I stopped working on the tools four years ago, The Plumbette has evolved into more of a lifestyle blog with plumbing posts interspersed in between. As I've thought about why I created...
Have you ever walked into a display home and questioned the design of a kitchen? While many display homes are built to show what a builder can do, the design of certain spaces can be a point of concern...