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Did you know that sanitary plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying must be done by authorised tradespeople? Follow our blog for expert advice on plumbing repairs, renovations, servicing and seasonal maintenance.
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If your home is connected to the public sewage system, wastewater from your from your toilet, bath, shower, sink, basin, washing machine and dishwasher will run through your sewage pipes into...
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If you're on mains water, the most important thing you need to do is find out where the water shut-off valve is and how to turn it off.
If you already have gas heating in your home, you’ll stay warm and cosy this winter. Regular servicingBe sure to get all gas appliances in your home serviced regularly.
If your basin gets clogged, don't panic - try using a plunger. Keep a damp rag over the overflow while you do it.
Don't pour cooking grease into drains. It blocks them when it cools and firms up.
Some plumbing, gasfitting and drainage work doesn't need consent - as long as you use an authorised plumber, drainlayer or gasfitter.
Short answer: No. There's not much you can do without running into trouble with the law. Changing a tap washer is fine, but that’s about it.
Spouting, downpipes and gutters can become blocked with all sorts - from dead birds and rodents to plastic bags, balls and dirt build-up.
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