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Student Plumbing Tips

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Being a student is one of the best things you can do to get more opportunities, but it can often leave you a little short on money and on a busy schedule. Living away from home in student accommodation can add to these costs, and with multiple people living and working together, it’s inevitable that your house or flat will get damaged. One of the worst thing for a house full of students to encounter is problems with the plumbing. Read More»

5 Tips to Use in the Kitchen Protect Your Plumbing

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Blocked drains are a common plumbing problem that homeowners face, but a few simple tips can help you avoid them. Whether you are cooking, cleaning, or washing dishes, use these tips in the kitchen to avoid a plumbing disaster. 1. Collect Cooking Fat One of the biggest mistakes people make in the kitchen is pouring their cooking oil or grease down the drain. Although hot fat is liquid, it quickly solidifies once it enters the cold pipes and can form a blockage that you may need a plumber to remove. Read More»

Essential Factors to Consider When Installing a New Toilet

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So you have decided to replace that old toilet in your bathroom with a new one. Toilet replacement is not a project that is often undertaken; therefore, you need to put much thought and consideration into the process. Advancements in technology have led to the manufacture of modern toilets which are efficient and convenient to use. As you consider replacing this prominent fixture in your bathroom, you should have the following things in mind to ensure that you get the most value from the renovation. Read More»

Plumbing Maintenance: Preventing Recurrent Leaks in Your Residential Pipes

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Plumbing leaks can cause a lot of problems in your home. The trickling water can penetrate the building structures such as the walls and floors, causing rotting and general damage. Also, the settled moisture could promote the growth of fungi, including mildew and mould. Therefore, you should be diligent in maintaining your piping system to prevent recurrent leaks. If you have been experiencing numerous incidents of leakage, consider using the outlined tips to avoid these problems. Read More»

Four Signs You Should Install Water-Based Underfloor Heating Instead of Electric

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Water-based underfloor heating provides warmth by running pipes beneath your floors and heating the water inside. Electric underfloor heating provides warmth using wires instead of hot water. There’s really no single right option, but there are several signs that you should opt for a water-based system. Here are four of the most common. 1. You’re Heating a Larger Area  Probably the central advantage that water-based underfloor heating holds over electric systems is that they generally deliver more heat while consuming less energy. Read More»

How to Prevent Clogs in Your Shower Drain

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If you have thick hair which you wear rather long, then you’re probably aware of some of the pretty hairy problems you often get into. Hair can be the reason why you have blocked drains every few weeks. What you may not know, is that you can prevent hairballs from being your drain’s downfall. Here are four different ways to help you keep your drains hair-free. Use a hair catcher   Read More»

How to Flush Your Toilet Without Heating Up The Shower Water

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You’re taking a nice warm shower, gently rinsing away a day’s worth of grime and stress. Then, all of a sudden, the hot water temperature spikes. You leap backwards to escape the flow of scalding water then simply stand there in the cold, gently rubbing your skin. Looks like someone flushed a toilet in your house. If this scenario sounds familiar, you probably have a trunk and branch plumbing system, with individual pipes branching out from a common line. Read More»

How to Recover a Wedding Ring Which Has Been Washed Down the Sink

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If your wedding ring has fallen from your finger and been washed down the plug hole of your kitchen sink, you will probably be panicking like crazy. However, by remaining calm and taking the following steps, you can ensure the safe retrieval of your wedding ring.  Shut off the water If the kitchen taps are turned on, you should immediately turn them off. Any water which enters the drain will increase the chance that your ring will be washed further down the pipe. Read More»

Clogs Happen! Is Your Drain Ready For Menopausal Hair Loss?

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One of the most common causes of a shower drain clog is hair. Now you are entering the menopausal stage of your life, chances are you will experience hair loss more than normal because of your fluctuating hormones. Since you don’t want to be dealing with a clogged drain while the hormones are rampaging, there are several things you can do to prevent the blockage from happening. Drain inspection Because there is a good chance of the shower drain receiving extra strands of your hair over the next 12 months, it is advisable to have your shower drain inspected and cleaned before your hair sheds. Read More»

Do You Need a Plumber for That DIY Repair Job?

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Not all plumbing repairs in the home necessarily need the attention of a professional, as some clogs, leaking faucets, and other such issues can be fixed by most homeowners, and with nothing more than standard, everyday tools. However, while some repairs can be DIY jobs, some are better left to a plumber, either to ensure the work is done right or because the repair itself may be more complicated than you realize. Read More»