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30 trees to avoid planting to prevent damaged pipes

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
30 trees to avoid planting to prevent damaged pipes

Australians love the great outdoors. Every chance we get we migrate on mass to our 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



Wet Wipes Testing Australia

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Wet Wipes Testing Australia

Australia is conducting its own extensive research into the flushability of wet wipes starting with 13 different brands at the country's largest replica sewer, a 1.2 kilometre-long network of above ground pipes at the Luggage Point Resource Recovery Centre in Brisbane. According to the ABC, This testing is set out to achieve the aim of creating Australia’s first national standard for Flushable wipes with an industry tick of approval for successful products.  Read the full article



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



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



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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