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The Different Hot Water Systems: Electric vs. Solar vs. Gas

Table of Contents Add a header to begin generating the table of contents Did you know over one-fourth of Australian household energy is used for hot water? Choosing an energy-efficient system reduces your carbon footprint and saves money. A hot water system may use electricity, gas, or the sun as its energy source. Are you understand the difference between these types of systems? Keep reading to find an overview of each one. Cost Considerations Related to Your Hot Water System Heating water takes

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5 Common Causes of Blocked Toilets (and What to Do About It!)

Table of Contents Add a header to begin generating the table of contents When your toilet isn’t working properly, it’s more than an annoyance. It’s an emergency! If your toilet keeps clogging, it’s important to discover the problem and fix it right away. The items you flush, drain problems, or a malfunctioning toilet are all possibilities. Whatever the causes of the blockage may be, you probably need professional services to remedy the problem. Here are 5 common causes of blocked

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When to Replace Your Hot Water System

Table of Contents Add a header to begin generating the table of contents When you’re trying to get the most from your home plumbing, you have to be willing and able to address problems with your appliances. Your hot water system is arguably the most important plumbing fixture in your home.  It lets you take comfortable baths and showers, and lets your water get hot enough to do laundry and wash dishes. So what happens if your water heater doesn’t,

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The Benefits of Solar Hot Water For Your Home

Table of Contents Add a header to begin generating the table of contents Have you ever considered using the power of the sun to heat your water? Over the last several years, solar hot water has increased in popularity. As more and more people realize the environmental and financial benefits of clean energy, the trend will only continue. The concept of solar water isn’t complicated. It’s much like a greenhouse: the solar hot water heater captures the sun’s energy and

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6 Signs It’s Time to Replace or Repair a Hot Water System

Table of Contents Add a header to begin generating the table of contents When you need to handle your home care, it’s important that you take great care of your hot water equipment. Most importantly,  you have to know when it’s time to get a hot water system replacement. These are intricate systems that heat your water so that you can keep your showers hot, in addition to heating water for laundry, sinks, baths and basins. So when do you

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Blocked Stormwater Drains? Here’s What You Need to Know

Table of Contents Add a header to begin generating the table of contents When it rains or storms, do you have trouble with standing water or flooding? The can be more than a nuisance. It can cause significant property damage and limit your ability to leave home. Blocked stormwater drains are common reasons for these problems. Sometimes, you can resolve this yourself or with your neighbour’s help. Other situations require a professional plumber. Keep reading to learn more about stormwater

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What to Do If You Have a Leaking Shower

Table of Contents Add a header to begin generating the table of contents That bathroom drip is more than just annoying. It can also cause water damage over time, and that cost adds up. Just ask other Australian homeowners. There’s been a 72% rise in water damage-related claims over the last five years, and the cost of the average claim has gone up by several thousand. Here’s the good news: if you address a leaking shower early, it doesn’t need to be

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5 Ways to Clear a Blocked Drain

Table of Contents Add a header to begin generating the table of contents We’ve all experienced that moment of dread when a drain gets clogged. There’s that telltale gurgle, water starts backing up, and all you can do is pray that nothing awful comes out of the drain. And once you get a clog, how do you get it cleared so you can continue on with your day? There are a few tried-and-true tricks that can help you clear a

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How to Unblock an Outside Drain

Table of Contents Add a header to begin generating the table of contents What if you could solve some of the most common drainage issues on your own? For example, many issues with sinks draining slowly or the drains having a small come down to a blocked outside drain. If you know how to unblock it yourself, you can actually save a lot of time and money over the years. Ready to master this skill and take back control of

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8 Signs You Need to Call Leak Detection Services Right Away

Did you know that the average cost for fixing water damage in one’s home in Australia is A$30,361? That’s some big bikkies, especially if the damage is caused by something as cheap to fix as a simple water leak in your walls.  What’s more, besides causing costly damage to your home, a leak can also push up your water bill, waste a precious resource, and create a health hazard.  The key to avoiding the costs and hazards that come from an unfixed leak

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