Saturday, September 26, 2020
Home Plumbing

Plumbing

all things about plumbing

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 a recession. An emergency call out...
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...
When can you do your own plumbing work? It's a question asked when plumbing jobs mount up and the budget is tight. While it can be tempting to fix a few plumbing jobs around your house, plumbing is a licensed...
Wet room bathrooms are a big trend in bathroom design. Whether fully open or using a single plane of glass to enclose the shower and bath, this design is popular for a few reasons. The wet room bathroom has design...
What preventative measures should you undertake to get your home prepared for a pandemic? Preparing adequate food, water supplies and toilet paper are only part of the planning process and we’ve been told in Australia they aren’t necessary. This...
A back to wall freestanding bath is a great option if you're limited for space around your bath. This style of bath is best suited in confined bathrooms as it butts back to the wall, allowing extra space in...
World Plumbing Day is celebrated each year on the 11th March. It’s a day to recognise plumbers for the work they do in maintaining plumbing to our homes, communities and cities. Plumbing plays a key part to your health...
First thing this morning after I dropped the girls to school, I headed to my local shopping centre to tackle the groceries. We needed toilet paper and I had hoped Aldi restocked after all the panic buying earlier this...
Our Zip Hydrotap is the boiling chilled filtered water tap I can’t live without in my kitchen. Our Hydrotap is the tap that keeps on keeping on. We’ve had our Hydrotap for 15 years. It was a refurbished commercial model,...
To enjoy a better shower experience, having a shower head clear of calcium deposits or limescale is important. I’m going to show you how to clean a blocked shower head from limescale, without removing the shower rose. In the last...
The last thing you want to be spending your money on this Christmas is an expensive out of hours call from a plumber because of a plumbing emergency. Christmas and New Years always sees an influx of out of...
If you have a blockage on your property, chances are you have a blocked ORG. Here's what you need to know about Overflow Relief Gullies (ORG) and what you can do before you call the plumber. On Saturday morning, while...
Adding a feature bath in your bedroom is reliant on your personal tastes and how the design works in with your lifestyle. I rarely use the bath... although I do love the luxury of having one available in the main...
When a bushfire threat is near, the first thing to consider is your own safety. The next is to have an emergency plan in place. The third thing is to do what you can to protect your home from...
If you’ve admired the look of an outdoor shower, I thought I’d share what plumbing considerations you need to know before installing an outdoor shower to your alfresco area. Outdoor showers have long been seen as a luxurious feature of...
The plumbing is only one aspect to consider when doing a kitchen renovation, but it is a necessary component to assist with the layout and design. These kitchen renovation plumbing tips are must knows to ensure you have functional...
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...
A few Friday’s ago, Phoebe and I were standing at our front door, amazed at the winter wonderland in our front yard. It prompted me to share tips on how to prevent water damage from hail as we were...