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Eliminate drain pain: Tips to unblock your drains

Blocked drains can be caused by a number of things, some of which are minor nuisances and others that are big headaches. Before calling out the plumber — and shelling out the dollars — try some tried and true tips for unblocking your drain yourself. Why do drains clog There can be a number of reasons for clogged drains. In your bathroom, the culprit is often hair and oils that […]

Identifying the Causes of Water Hammer and How to Best Deal with It

Have you realized lately that your sprinkler makes odd noises? The sound might be water hammer although there could be other causes of this noise. One factor that could be creating such a noise is air contained/trapped in the water pipes, that often cause the same noise that water hammer effect gives. A few times, I’ve dealt with a situation whereby I can heard this “thumping” sound coming from the […]

How to Remove Your Under Sink Garbage Disposal Unit

Don’t Just Throw it Away In every household nowadays, you can find a garbage disposal unit or insinkerator that provides a great addition to any kitchen.  They are designed to chop up or grind down pieces of food and organic material so it can be sent down the drain with a decent stream of water. However with most kitchen renovation jobs you will need to remove the insinkerator for it to […]

Reducing Water Wastage in Bathrooms

Stop Unnecessary Wastage Now Lots of water is wasted in toilets without us being fully aware of it. Some of us don’t even care if we find a little drip of water coming out of the taps. But us being aware of water wastage will help not only us but the environment  in the long run. Keeping in mind that in many other places, water is not as available to many as it […]

How To Maintain Your Solar Hot Water Heater

Simple Maintenance Will Save You More Money When you use a solar hot water heater, it will capture the sun’s energy and then use it to heat up the water for your house usage. The two basic types of solar water heating systems are active or passive. With proper and simple maintenance, your solar hot water heating system should be able to last for many years and save you lots of […]

How to Install a New Tap in Your Kitchen

Lets Get Your Brand Spanking New Tap Installed Are you in the situation where your faucet or tap is broken and there’s no-one around to fix it? Or are you irritated by the sound of ’tip-tap’ coming out of your faucet? Fear not, you are not the only one facing this problem. Instead of calling a plumber which will cost you more money, why not try to replace your kitchen […]

How to Fix a Leaky Bathtub Faucet

Lets Stop That Leak Now Aged faucets are the most likely cause of bathtub leaks and they can be easily fixed by replacing the washer and sealing the valve threads with plumber’s tape. Before you start unscrewing any faucets, make sure you have the water supply shut off or be prepared to face an unwanted waterfall in your bathroom. Also, always use the proper tools when dealing with faucets as […]

How To Unclog a Kitchen Drain

Unclog a Kitchen Drain Using your kitchen sink is something you do everyday and with this use comes the: greasy waste, dirt from vegetables, last nights Chinese noodles  and any number of food or general waste items that will make your kitchen drain clogged.  In order to unclog a kitchen drain you are going to need to kit yourself out with some necessary tools whilst trying not to forget any safety precautions. […]