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Protect your home from stormwater damage

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Protect your home from stormwater damage

Summer flooding is a real threat to south-east Queensland homes each year. Councils spend a lot of time throughout the year getting stormwater drains ready for the deluge which comes with the warm weather storms. They make it a priority to ensure the rainwater is washed into waterways effectively, and without obstruction, to protect homes and infrastructure. Heavy rainwater is not just a council issue, as an SEQ resident, you can do your bit to protect your home from small scale flood damage this year.  Read the full article



Clay drainage pipe and sewer pipe problems

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Clay drainage pipe and sewer pipe problems

The use of clay drainage pipes dates back to those marvels of plumbing, the Romans. The clay pipe system was easy to manufacture, straightforward to lay and, for the most part, reliable. If correctly installed with a solid base, clay drains could last up to 100 years. However, due to the rigid and brittle nature of clay or terracotta pipes problems can begin to occur over time.  Read the full article



Want to offer specialist plumbing services to your customers?

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Want to offer specialist plumbing services to your customers?

Are you a local Brisbane plumber? Would you like to be able to offer your customers extra services without the large financial outlay of buying specialist equipment? We can help.  Read the full article



30 trees to avoid planting to prevent damaged pipes

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
30 trees to avoid planting to prevent damaged pipes

Australians love the great outdoors. Every chance we get we migrate on mass to scenic beaches, lush national parks and beautiful mountain ranges. When we're not heading for the hills we use our free time to cultivate a little patch of nature in our own backyards. Each weekend local nursery's are flooded with the green and not so green thumbs ready to nurture small seedlings into thriving bushes. Regrettably, not all tree's are suited to a home garden environment. Some beautiful little saplings can grow up to be giant structure wrecking problems.  Read the full article



5 checks to carry out before you renovate

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
5 checks to carry out before you renovate

Beginning a project to renovate your home or garden is very exciting. Planning the details like layout, design and colours to give your house a fresh look is a thrilling process. Whilst knee deep in colour swatches, tile samples and seedlings it's important to plan for the not so interesting bits like moving the plumbing and wiring new electrical appliances. Many renovation experts advise putting aside around 20% of your renovation budget for the unexpected expenses and the dreaded reno disaster.  Read the full article



Choice Shonky Award goes to Kleenex 'flushable' wipes

Friday, October 09, 2015
Choice Shonky Award goes to Kleenex 'flushable' wipes

We were very happy to see the results of the annual 2015 Choice Shonky Awards this week. Kleenex was awarded 10th place for their 'flushable' wipes in this year's awards where consumer advocacy group Choice name and shame Australia's most unsound or dodgy products.  Read the full article



The destructive power of water - broken pipes

Tuesday, October 06, 2015
The destructive power of water - broken pipes

Water has proved it's destructive power time and again throughout nature. You just have to look at the recent 'sink hole' beach collapse at Inskip Point which swallowed a car, caravan, camper trailer and a few tents to see how much damage water can cause.  Read the full article



How to know when to replace or repair pipes

Thursday, October 01, 2015
How to know when to replace or repair pipes

Just like everything else, sewer pipes don't last forever. Pipes are fairly protected under the ground but can still feel the effects of ageing and the surrounding environment.  Read the full article



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