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4 Ways to Lower Your Hot Water Energy Bill

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Reports suggest that residents in South Australia will soon face the most expensive energy bills in the world, with the rest of the country not far behind. With this in mind, you should do everything you can do to cut your energy bills, and one of the easiest way to do this is to make a few changes to how you use and maintain your water heater. Below is a guide to 4 things you can do to help cut your energy bills. Read More»

Flooding on Your Beautiful Hardwood Floors? Act Quickly to Prevent Warping

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Discovering a burst pipe or other type of plumbing emergency can make your heart lurch in your chest. If you were to discover this type of localised flooding inside your home, the issue has the potential to be far more serious if you have hardwood floors. Without quick action, the water has the ability to warp your floors, necessitating repairs or replacement that is both labour-intensive and rather expensive. So what should you do if you discover that a plumbing emergency has resulted in water all over your hardwood floors? Read More»

Answering Some Frequently Asked Questions About Residential Plumbing

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If your home has any issues related to its plumbing, you want to ensure you get needed repairs done quickly. One small plumbing problem can lead to water leaks, mould growth, burst pipes, and very high water bills, as well as more expensive repair bills at a later time. To ensure your home’s plumbing is always in good repair, note a few questions you might have about its pieces, and about problems with pipes and drains that homeowners often face. Read More»

Tales for The DIY Amateurs: Why You Should Avoid Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Drain Cleaning

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All homeowners love it, the DIY prescription to what ails their home. Sure, it’s a low-cost solution that can work well and not quite well for others, especially the DIY amateur. Clearing a blocked drain is no simple task. Even though you’re looking to score a few DIY points, trying to clear a blocked drain could get you into all sorts of trouble that could cost you a fortune than if you had called an expert. Read More»

When to Stop Your Repair and Call an Emergency Plumber

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Some plumbing problems around the house can be addressed on your own, with a few everyday tools and a bit of knowhow. However, even seemingly simple plumbing repairs can be more complicated than you realize, and not addressing those repairs properly can cause damage to the home’s pipes and connectors. To ensure you don’t do any further damage to your home’s plumbing pipes, and so you know that the job will get done right, consider when you want to stop with your DIY plumbing repairs and call an emergency plumber, and why this might be necessary. Read More»

Home Plumbing Repairs That May Be More Complicated Than You Realize

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Home plumbing repairs are almost always best left to a professional, as trying to fix even one small problem on your own can lead to major plumbing disasters, either at the time of the repair or after the work is seemingly finished. Note a few of those small plumbing repairs that may be more complicated than you realize, and why you want to call a plumber to have them done. Read More»

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes in Winter

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Winter weather can cause your pipes to freeze or even burst, leading to costly repairs and major inconvenience. The best way to combat frozen pipes is to prepare in advance and know what to do in the worst-case scenario. Below are some of the best ways to eliminate the risk of frozen pipes when cold weather strikes. Map Out Problem Areas: Look for places around your home where the pipes are most likely to freeze. Read More»

Say No To Cold Showers: Three Telltale Signs That Your Domestic Water Heater Should Be Replaced

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Did you know that water heaters exhibit some signs before breaking down? Looking out for these signs can help you make the necessary adjustments before they fail. Many people fail to service their water systems regularly and only contact plumbers when the system breaks down. Regular inspection of your hot water system will not only improve its efficiency, it also leads to repairing anything that needs attention. Here are some signs that indicate your water system needs some help. Read More»

DIY Vs. Professional Electrical Work: When Do You Need to Hire an Electrician?

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The electrical system is different from other components of your home such as the plumbing system. Not only is it delicate, but also it can be a source of most domestic hazards ranging from electric shocks to even death. However, when there is a problem with the system, most people are tempted to put on their working gear and try to fix the issue. The truth is, there are instances when DIY electrical work is okay and harmless. Read More»