Dealing With a Blocked Toilet

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»