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  • Choosing an Access Cover

    Access covers for water supply and sewage are important for covering and protecting against dirt and water whilst remaining stable under heavy traffic without budging or rocking. The best covers allow easy and convenient access to underground services without compromising on decorative style and finishing. Access covers come in a range of shapes, sizes and materials which are selected according to the site area in which they will be installed. Australian standards and guidelines have particular requirements for access covers and must comply with specific Australian guidelines.
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  • Installing pipes for acidic waste? 4 factors you should look for

    The plumbing systems of laboratories across the country need to be efficient and reliable. As opposed to domestic plumbing systems, a burst pipe that's carrying acidic waste can harm both people and the environment. Therefore, laboratory and industrial pipes need to perform at a much higher level than many other plumbing systems. If you're looking to install pipes that will carry acidic waste, here are 4 important factors to consider.
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  • Why Does Your Hot Water Smell When You Get Back After a Holiday?

    If you've just got home after a long holiday, then you may be looking forward to nothing more than a nice long soak in the bath or a relaxing shower. Your homecoming may not be as pleasant as you'd like, however, if you notice that your hot water doesn't smell so good when you start running your taps or turn on your shower. Why does this happen and what should you do about it?
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  • The Harmful Effects of Hard Water on Hair

    Australian men and women spend huge amounts of money on shampoos, conditioners and hair styling products to keep their hair silky soft, smooth and easy to style, but many people underestimate the effects of the water they use for hair washing. If you wash your hair regularly in hard water, it could end up looking lank and losing its shine. Here are a few of the effects that hard water can have on your hair.
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  • Blocked Kitchen Drain? 2 Main Culprits and How to Prevent Them

    What would you do if you heard gurgling from your sink, followed by nasty liquid? Often, you have no choice but to call in a plumber so that your normal kitchen functions can take place again. Of course, this situation can generally be prevented if you take the proper precautions. This article highlights the top two culprits that cause kitchen drain blockages and how to prevent them. 1. Fats and oils
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  • Answering Questions About Common Plumbing Problems in the Home

    It's never good for a homeowner to overlook or ignore even minor plumbing problems in the home, as minor problems can be a symptom of damaged plumbing pipes and fixtures, and these small problems can lead to outright plumbing emergencies. To ensure that you maintain your home's plumbing pipes and pieces properly, and to help you avoid a plumbing emergency, note a few questions about common home plumbing problems. Why do faucets drip?
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  • Dealing With Airlocks in Your Hot Water System: 2 Solutions

    If you hear a loud hissing sound or see bubbles in the water when you turn on the hot water taps in your home, it is highly likely that you are experiencing a very common plumbing problem called an 'airlock'. Airlocks happen when air becomes trapped in the pipes of your hot water system. This air makes it difficult for water to move around the system and results in hissing and bubbles.
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  • What to Look For In a New Hot Water Heater

    It's never a good idea to wait until your home's water heater outright breaks before you consider getting a new one; while a water heater isn't necessarily difficult to purchase and have installed, waiting until the home has no hot water means not being able to take the time to shop and compare your options for a new heater. In turn, you may not be able to upgrade to something that might work better for you and your family, or that will be more affordable to use every day.
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  • When A Hidden Leak Springs To Life – 3 Instant Actions To Prevent Further Damage To Your Bathroom

    Hidden leaks tend to be most dangerous as they lie dormant in your bathroom until they finally spring to life. The biggest problem with these kinds of leaks is that you don't even know they exist until something comes undone, which could affect the structural integrity of your home. If you notice a hidden leak in your bathroom in the form of bubbles, cracked walls or mould, follow these instant actions to prevent further damage to your bathroom – and make sure you call an emergency plumbing specialist as soon as possible.
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  • 3 Common Reasons Why Residential Main Sewer Lines Clog Up

    Regardless of whether your house is connected to the mains sewerage or you rely on a septic tank system, there will always be a main sewer line to allow for safe, quick and efficient disposal of the wastewater exiting your house. Like the drains installed inside the home, main sewer lines are not immune to clogging problems. At some point, they too can clog up and cause backups in the home.
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