Saturday, October 16, 2021
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all things about plumbing

Last Thursday night, I was asked about a plumbing problem on Facebook by a follower named Carly*. It was an enquiry about 'why do I have no water coming through my shower head?' The water pressure in the shower had...
If you're wondering where to find female tradies in your area, this post will hopefully answer your question. One of the questions I often get asked on my blog is ‘can you recommend a female plumber, carpenter, electrician and etc’....
Remembering a client’s name is a great way to build a business relationship with them. When we started doing domestic plumbing, my dad was always surprised when I recognized the person calling in to book in a job. I’d...
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...
Today, I am presenting and attending the QLD Plumbing and Gas Conference. I've asked Plumber to the Rescue to guest post for me today, sharing ways your plumber can get your outdoor area ready for spring. Floriade in Canberra, the...
WARNING This post may make you sick! Look at your own risk! I uploaded this image years ago when I was an apprentice plumber on my Facebook page to the disgust and admiration of some of my friends. I titled the...
Last Monday I went back on the tools.... for an hour to do some plumbing maintenance at Esther's kindy. Despite the plumbing having passed inspections, a workplace health and safety check advised a potential hazard with a down pipe off one...
Can I just say that I am glad this working week is over.  Everything that could go wrong, did. I’m sure that I’m not the only one that has weeks like this. But I have found that since I’ve...
If you have watermarked shower screens and a build up of white stains on your tiles, I’m going to share a product that will help clean them. In today's post, I'm sharing the before and after photos of a...
This post has been written in collaboration with Gladesville Plumbing Services Out of hours plumbing call outs are not ideal. They’re not ideal for homeowners because they pay a higher callout fee and labour charge – not to mention the...
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...
  I love asking nitty gritty questions about jobs that have ‘out there’ roles. Every person that I ask about their job involving something embarrassing or gross say ‘it’s part of the job and after a while you don’t think...
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...
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...
I can count on one hand the amount of plumbing jobs Dad and I went to that had leaking water flexible hoses, but a recent report on Channel 7 news featuring Calvin’s Plumbing has shown that there has been...
I've told you why you should consider plumbing as a career but every job has it's challenges. I've found 21 challenges plumbers have to face both physically and mentally. Your boots, clothes, hands and sometimes your face will come into...
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...
Wall hung vanities are a popular choice in contemporary bathrooms. They appeal to many and can fit in with many interior styles as they can create the illusion of space. They can also be easy to clean underneath, although a...
Before I became a plumber I worked for a transport company in their sales and marketing team. I was the telemarketer but I also assisted with the running of the sales office. I would always have calls come through...
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...
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...

Coloured Tapware

A new trend in bathroom design is installing block colour tapware. Some of the colours include red, yellow and black. While they may look great now in your designer bathroom they will date and be difficult to keep their colour...