Monday, June 24, 2019
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Water leaks are not only a drain on your water meter, they are a drain to your back pocket. When you receive an unexpectedly high water bill, it can be a reason to panic if your daily habits haven’t changed. These...
Six months ago we bought a new fridge. We chose to purchase a model without an ice and water dispenser for a few reasons 1. Our fridge cavity was limited in space and depth. 2. We didn’t have a water supply...
This post has been written in collaboration with Fusion-Loc Pinterest is a trove of inspiration on how to organise under the kitchen sink cupboard. While the images are ‘pretty’, they aren't the most practical and the majority don’t take into consideration...
I’ve always encouraged to group plumbing jobs together to ensure you pay one plumber's call out fee when the plumber arrives at your property. Making the most from your plumber’s call out fee can protect your home and give...
On the weekend we went about repurposing plants to prevent plumbing problems around our house. For some time, Jacob noticed a plant growing outside our master bedroom window. It was the type of plant you’d want in a pot or...
International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate and recognise the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It also promotes conversation and action for equality and gender parity. This year’s theme is #balanceforbettter2019 and what better way to...
If you follow me on Instagram, you would have seen I was in the city for the launch party of the Women’s Plumbing Alliance. The Women’s Plumbing Alliance is an initiative by the Master Plumbers Association of Queensland. It was established...
Over the last few years, I’ve become more conscious of the waste our family produces (or accumulates) when purchasing and using products that come in packaging. The bathroom is certainly an area in the house where a lot of...
Writing that blog post title gave me chills up my spine. I'm updating this post that I wrote back in 2014 because it seems to be a common news headline each summer, with snakes being found in toilets.  It's...
DIY Plumbing is still going on behind closed doors. Plumbers are finding these poor installations as soon as they arrive at a job and share them on social media to show what they need to fix. Last year I...
If you reside in Brisbane, you may have seen these plumbing magnets When you call the number, it will direct you to a call centre owned by Plumbing Detectives Pty Ltd. This name may (or may not) ring a bell...
One of the most infuriating parts of being a plumber is being asked how to do something they are paid and are licensed to do. There are simple jobs (which aren’t always so simple when someone inexperienced tries to fix...
Yesterday morning Jacob greeted me as I rolled out of bed, ‘Wanna come have a shower with me?’ There was a pause as I considered my response, but Jacob beat me before I could reply. ‘Well you can’t because we don’t...
Nothing excites me more than networking with others - especially women in plumbing. This year I’ve declined or chosen not to go to events because I can’t do everything. We also have a big family holiday to Disneyland at...
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...