Plumbing Tips and Advice

Troubleshooting a hot water tank

Posted on September 20th, 2016 by swin_admin

How to fix a boiler powered hot water tank that does not provide hot water? (During operation, there is a noise made by the valve that enters the tank and also, the circulating pump is too noisy) The reason for these symptoms is probably that there is no water circulating in the tank. A noisy […]

Repairs to water pipes

Posted on August 27th, 2016 by swin_admin

Pipes in residences are usually made of copper and this material makes repairing pipes very much easier, compared to galvanized pipes. Working with copper pipes is easy because it is a light material and is easy to tag on, especially when working at a height or at an uncomfortable position under a building. One disadvantage […]

Mold and mildew should be identified and treated

Posted on July 30th, 2016 by swin_admin

Regardless of how well you maintain your house, the battle against mold and mildew is a never ending one. Ideal breeding grounds for such fungal nuisances are usually basements, bathrooms and other damp areas. Mold and mildew are mild problems in homes that are well maintained. But if there is fungi growing in an area […]

Signs that show your water heater needs attention

Posted on July 20th, 2016 by swin_admin

One of the most important parts of plumbing within your household is the water heater. Without a well-functioning water heater, your washing machine and dishwasher would be of no use – not to mention having to take a cold water shower every day! Especially in the winters, a broken water heater is a critical emergency. […]

Flushing your toilet when the water is turned off

Posted on July 10th, 2016 by swin_admin

Indoor plumbing is a basic necessity for proper health and sanitation in every modern house today. For most families, the plumbing in their kitchen and bathrooms work absolutely fine 99% of the time. The most essential functions such as flushing the toilet works with a simple handle pull. However, the problem arises when the water […]

Solving electric shower problems

Posted on June 30th, 2016 by swin_admin

Electric shower problems are a common plumbing emergency according to experienced plumbers. Many problems arise when you transition from an old to a new shower. That is why plumbers always advice to buy the best brand of electric showers; particularly those that advertise a long life. Below are a few common questions that arise with […]

Tips to avoid washing machine disasters

Posted on June 20th, 2016 by swin_admin

Being able to afford a washing machine in your home is a luxury that most of us have gotten used to and cannot imagine what life would be like without one. How simple it is to just dump dirty clothes into the machine, press a few buttons, put in some detergent and voila, your clothes […]

Solving blocked sink waste problems

Posted on May 27th, 2016 by swin_admin

Although water companies are consistently campaigning to educate the public about fat, oil and grease (FOG) going down the sink as the main reason for blockages, avoiding this is inevitable and hence blocked sinks are always a common plumbing issue. In this article we will discuss common blocked sink FAQs, how build-up of FOG eventually […]

How to retrieve flushed items!

Posted on May 18th, 2016 by swin_admin

People are always dropping things. We are all clumsy in one way or another. Sometimes you would drop something unintentionally or sometimes you would purposely drop something in anger. And if you drop something while standing over the toilet, there is a sudden rush of panic going through your body, particularly if it is a […]

Solutions for leaking water tank issues

Posted on May 11th, 2016 by swin_admin

Tank Overflow This usually occurs due to a faulty float operating valve. An immediate solution would be to replace the valve but sometimes this just makes the valve weaker. Best is to get a professional to do the replacement with the best equipment. Leaking Tank If your tank is leaking at the inlet valve, your […]


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