For many years there has been a lot of plumbing myths thrown around that claim to help you save money, work or time.
Plumbing is not only a vital part of healthy homes and buildings but also one of the trickiest areas when it comes to maintenance. A lot of the time, the cause of a problem isn’t visible, so you can only guess what it might be. Partly for this reason, there are many unfounded plumbing “remedies” or “myths” out there that could actually cost you more money long term.
Outdoor showers are becoming more and more popular these days. They’re not only a luxurious addition to your home, but can be very practical too. Especially in the warmer summer months.
Tree roots are one of the most common causes for drain damage. Even if your trees appear to be at a safe distance from your home, the roots may have been growing for years and managed to reach your pipes.
Tree roots can infiltrate the joints of even a healthy pipe, but if your sewer system is over 30 years old you are especially susceptible to damage.
What are galvanized pipes?
Galvanized pipes are steel pipes that have been dipped in a protective zinc coating to prevent corrosion and rust. These types of piping were commonly installed in homes built before the 1960s.
The galvanized pipe was invented as an alternative to lead pipe for water supply lines. Today, however, we have learned that decades of exposure to water will cause galvanized pipes to corrode and rust on the inside.
Flexible braided pipes are responsible for more than 20% of home water damage claims in just Australia alone.
The flexi hose is a plumbing connection from the water main to major appliances and sinks to replace copper pipes. These hoses are also used on toilets to replace the copper pipe connecting water from the stop tap to the cistern.
Flushable wipes are NOT flushable; regardless of what the label on the pack says.
“Flushable” wipes and even wetwipes are causing signifigant damage to sewage systems world wide and are becoming a HUGE environmental problem, not only overseas but right here in Australia. Read More