Why do I have low water pressure in my home?

Why do I have low water pressure in my home?

After a long day at work, there is nothing better than stepping into a steaming hot shower. This is why there is nothing more disappointing than turning the tap full ball for a sad trickle to flow out of your shower head. If you are suffering from low water flow from your taps and shower…

Pressure Gauge

Do I need a pressure reducing valve in my home?

Reducing the pressure in your plumbing system may sound like a counter-intuitive idea, as many complaints regarding water pressure usually stem from the other end of the scale.  When water simply trickles out of the shower head instead of offering a strong, even stream, your system is suffering from low water pressure. This can be…

Water Hammer Solutions

Why does a water hammer occur and how can I fix it?

A water hammer (technically known as hydraulic shock) refers to the loud banging noise your plumbing system makes when a tap is turned off abruptly, or an appliance (such as a dishwasher or washing machine) suddenly shuts off its water intake. This is caused when water is sharply stopped or there is a quick change…

Flexible Hose damage

Protect your home from flexible hose leaks

Did you know that burst flexible hoses are one of the most common causes of insurance claims in the home? According to research, flexible braided hoses made up one in five water damage claims lodged by Australian households in 2016.  The above photo was taken at a recent emergency call out attended by the No…

Set up your sprinklers for spring

Our spring irrigation maintenance checklist

Our irrigation maintenance tips will help you save time, money and precious water in your yard as you set up your sprinkler system this spring.

Make your home environmentally friendly

7 ways to make your home environmentally friendly

Here are our tips to make energy-efficient and water saving changes in your home – and they may be simpler than you think!

Gas appliance servicing

When to call in the experts for gas appliance servicing

Natural Gas is an efficient, environmentally friendly and cost effective way to power your home. Gas appliances can be found in almost every room of the house, from gas heaters to hot water systems, stove tops and ovens, clothes dryers and even your trusty BBQ.  These appliances are built to last and are cheaper to…

Gas vs electric hot water systems

Gas Hot Water Systems Vs. Electric Hot Water Systems

So your hot water system has kicked the bucket. Shopping for a replacement can often be a challenging task, as there are many options to choose from. But which system is best for your household? As heating hot water contributes to around 25% of household energy costs, it is important to select a system that…

5 most common causes of blocked drains

The 5 most common causes of blocked drains

Like death and taxes, blocked drains are an inevitable part of life.  You may have noticed your bathroom or kitchen sink is draining slowly, your pipes are creating a gurgling symphony, an unpleasant smell has begun to waft from your drains or you have experienced the panic of watching the toilet water rise after flushing. …

blocked drain

Six Simple Ways To Fix A Blocked Drain

Blocked drains are one of the most common plumbing issues your home or business will encounter, with varying degrees of severity in each case.  There can be a number of reasons for these drain blockages – including foreign materials causing an obstruction or tree roots finding their way into your pipes – but the signs…

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