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Plumbing by Sound

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If you think plumbing is all about fixing leaky taps and stopping your toilet running, you’re wrong. In fact, plumbers have a range of skills that are not only essential, but are weird and wonderful too. Did you know your plumber can diagnose a problem with your plumbing, just by listening to the sounds of your taps, pipes and valves? Here’s how they do it: Hammering If your pipes start to bang when you turn your taps off, your pipes may be under too much pressure.…

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3 Eco-Friendly Commercial Plumbing Upgrades for Your Business

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When a business takes the steps to go eco-friendly, they may think about various aspects. These aspects are generally in the direction of going paperless, or other day to day administrative operations. One area you may not think of is in you commercial plumbing. Here are three eco-friendly commercial plumbing upgrades for your business and what they can do to help you become more efficient in your expenses as well. Tankless Water Heaters…

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Reasons Wet Wipes Should Never Go Down Your Toilet

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You probably know that wet wipes should not be thrown in the toilet. However, do you know the reasons why? Some people may assume that flushing a wet wipe once in a while may not wreak any hazardous damage to their plumbing, but the reality is a few wipes could cause a plumbing catastrophe. Moreover, by the time that you realise that you have a plumbing emergency at your house, your drains will be severely clogged, and you may require complete replacement due to burst pipes.…

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Ways of Reducing Bathroom Renovation Costs

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Depending on the scale of renovation you want in your bathroom, such an endeavor can cost you a lot of money if due diligence is not observed. The high cost can be attributed to the fact that most homeowners prefer to furnish their bathrooms lavishly. That being said, it is possible to keep renovation costs significantly low without compromising on quality. You can apply insights provided in this article to cushion yourself from unnecessary spending on your bathroom renovations:…

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Maintenance Checklist to Prevent Plumbing Issues in Your Home

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Most plumbing issues will often go undetected until they manifest through a huge damaging leak or a sewage backup. However, by spending a better part of your afternoon inspecting all plumbing units, you can easily spot some of the minor problems and plan for early repair to prevent magnified issues from occurring. Some of the minor problems you may notice include dripping faucets, low water pressure, leaky pipes, running toilets, slow or clogged drains, or any other unusual activity in your home plumbing system.…

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A Truly Localised Flood: What to Do When a Room Inside Your House Is Flooded

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Major floods are a natural disaster that can affect everyone in the area. And then there are some floods that are extremely localised—limited to your home, or even a single room within your home. To come home and find that a room has been flooded due to a burst pipe or another plumbing mishap is something that nobody wants to experience. But if it was to happen, it’s important to know the best process for solving the issue and cleaning up so that you can make your home liveable again as soon as possible.…

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When You Want to Get a Plumber to Your Home as Quickly as Possible

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There are some obvious times when you want to stop everything you’re doing and call an emergency plumber to your home; a burst pipe, a water heater that is leaking, or no water coming into the home all require the immediate services of a plumber. However, not all emergencies are so extreme and obvious, although they should still be handled as quickly as possible, to avoid the potential for further damage to your home.…

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Why Chemical Drain Cleaners Can Sometimes Be a Bad Choice

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Some common modern conveniences can in fact make life far less convenient. When your household drains become blocked can be an example of this inconvenience. It might be the case that you just pour some chemical drain cleaner into the sink in question, but this can often cause further (and rather expensive) damage, particularly if you find yourself needing to do it on a regular basis. It’s not to say that you should never use a chemical drain cleaner, but it’s not always the best choice.…

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When Should You Call in an Emergency Plumber?

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Plumbing problems are an unfortunate fact of life, but dealing with them can be a confusing minefield for any homeowner. Sometimes you really do need to call in an emergency plumber, even if it is half past eleven on a Sunday night in late December. But how can you tell which times those are? Read on to learn more about three of the most common domestic plumbing disasters and what you need to do about them, including when you need a plumber ASAP and when it’s safe to go it alone.…

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5 Tips for Repairing Common Leaks on Your Own

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Do you have a plumbing leak? In a lot of cases, you may be able to fix the leak yourself. Here’s a look at some common leaky situations and a few tips on how to fix them. You don’t need to be a professional for any of these approaches. 1. Shut Off the Water Regardless of which of these methods you are going to try, you need to start by shutting off the water.…

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