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How fatbergs affect every home

Thursday, January 10, 2019
How fatbergs affect every home

You might have seen the latest mammoth fatberg story which has been in the news recently. The small town of Sidmouth in the south of England, about the size of Warwick Qld, has uncovered a giant fatberg lurking in the sewers. The enormous clog of fat, grease, oil, wet wipes (link), food scraps and other debris is a whopping 64 metres long and will possibly take local council team around 8 weeks to remove using high-pressure water jetter, picks and shovels.  Read the full article



Drano not working in your clogged drain?

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Drano not working in your clogged drain?

Finding out there’s something very solid blocking a drain in your home tends to have everyone at panic stations. If the drain clearing chemicals from the supermarket are not working, you’ve almost put your shoulder out having a crack with the plunger, and then finally tried for a good hour to move the clog with a plumbers hand or electric eel, things are probably starting to look quite grim.  Read the full article



Common drainage issues in older homes

Friday, August 17, 2018
Common drainage issues in older homes

Older homes feature lots of character and charm, they can be amazing to own and live in. Traditional architecture and design tend to be more elaborate than modern homes. In Queensland, we are fortunate to have huge numbers of older style homes, ranging from Federation style to Post-war and colonial cottages.  Read the full article



Top 5 issues with clay pipes

Monday, June 25, 2018
Top 5 issues with clay pipes

Most cities in Australia at one point used clay piping. Whilst at the time that was the standard plumbing pipe, these days we have other better options such as PVC. A lot of older style homes with older pipes have been replaced but there are still a number of properties that are using the clay style piping.  Read the full article



Blocked Drains are a Breeding Ground for Bacteria

Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Blocked Drains are a Breeding Ground for Bacteria

Not to try and scare people here but bacteria that can grow inside your drains isn't commonly spoken about. These types of bacteria can cause you and your family all kinds of grief, from feeling generally ill to having to be admitted into hospital.  Read the full article



Drain cleaning with a pressure washer

Thursday, October 12, 2017
Drain cleaning with a pressure washer

Most people tend to forget about their drains until it is too late and becomes an issue. Once a blocked drain occurs it can be quite a costly expedition depending on the work involved in removing the blockage from the drain. It's also not a pleasant experience to not have functioning facilities.  Read the full article



Who is responsible for blocked drains in a rental property?

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Who is responsible for blocked drains in a rental property?

Every time you move into a new rental property you would have signed a Rental Tenancy Agreement. Most people go through it with their real estate agent who flies through it with you usually briefly going over the terms and conditions and pointing out all the sign here spots as it is the 1 millionth tenancy agreement they have done. It is important to note that once you sign that agreement you are bound by those terms. Therefore it would be beneficial for you to read them before signing as they can all differ in some way shape or form.  Read the full article



What can happen if you don't fix a leak in your drain?

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
What can happen if you don't fix a leak in your drain?

Unfortunately, leaky drains don't receive as much attention as split mains water pipes. Obviously, the fact that the water pipe is probably increasing the water bill creates a lot of urgency, however, in reality, both issues could cost you in the short and definitely in the long term.  Read the full article



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