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Melissa Chapman

Dial Before You Dig!

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Checking Local Requirements & Resources for Utilities and Pipes – BEFORE You Build/Renovate/Extend

You’ve just started digging, excited to begin your home renovations. But suddenly water is spurting into the sky. You’ve burst a pipe!

Before you begin to build, renovate or extend your home, it’s crucial that you first check the local requirements and resources. This will ensure that you don’t cause damage or disrupt the utilities and pipes infrastructure networks throughout the ACT.

What information do you need to check in advance?

Keep reading to find out.

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It’s Time To Get Prepared For Summer Storm Season

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How To Prepare For Major Storm Weather Events

Major storm weather means more than just putting on a raincoat and carrying an umbrella.

The storm season is now well underway in the ACT, usually lasting between September until the end of February.

Major storm weather can lead to severe damage. It may include torrential rain, strong wind gusts, large hailstones, and lightning. These can cause flash floods, damage to power lines and trees, and unroofed buildings.

In these situations, it’s important to know what to do, and where to get help if required.

8 Tips To Prepare For Major Storms

Here are some easy things to do now, to help reduce potential damage during a storm and save money on costly repairs:

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Avoid Plumbing Nightmares – Here’s How.

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What Plumbing Maintenance You Should Be Doing At Home (and How Often)

Drip Drip Drip.

The kitchen tap is dripping again, and the toilet water is running – nightmare!

Not only is it annoying but it is a waste of water and can see your water bill skyrocket.

With regular DIY plumbing maintenance though, it can be avoided or at the very least fixed before it gets to be an even bigger problem.

But what plumbing maintenance should you be doing around your home, and how often?

Here are the most common home plumbing maintenance jobs you should be doing:

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Plumbing you can DIY vs. Plumbing you cannot DIY

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Did you know that Monday is often the busiest day of the week for Plumbers.

Why, you ask?

We need to fix jobs gone wrong from DIYers over the weekend!

So you’ve got a plumbing problem, and it’s tempting to perform a bit of DIY plumbing. It seems easy to go down to your local hardware store and buy supplies and pull out the wrench, right?

While you don’t need a license to buy plumbing supplies, you do need a license to install (most of) them.

People love to tell their mates how they have completed plumbing work on their home themselves. Yes, you might save a bit of money – but it comes with a lot of risks. Trust us, it’s not worth it.

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[Checklist] What should you consider before renovating your bathroom or kitchen

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Renovating your bathroom or kitchen can be extremely stressful and overwhelming. However it doesn’t need to be. With careful planning and establishing a budget, your DIY bathroom/kitchen renovation will be a breeze.

Before you commence any renovations, there are important factors you should consider. These go beyond your renovation ideas and visions. We’ve prepared a checklist for you to follow, ensuring your renovations are a success.

Download your printable checklist here BATHROOM_KITCHEN RENOVATION CHECKLIST-final

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Renovating Your Bathroom

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How To Incorporate Green Plumbing Into Your Bathroom Renovations

 Having an outdated bathroom might not just look less aesthetically pleasing but did you know it can also waste water and increase energy usage in your home?

A lot of home-owners start their renovation projects in Spring ready for the holiday season so while you’re planning your bathroom renovations, why not think about incorporating green plumbing into your project? Are you unsure where to start? Keep reading to find out.

Why Install Green Plumbing:

 Adding green plumbing to your bathroom renovations has many benefits, such as:

  • Drastic eco-footprint reduction in your home
  • Saving money on your utility bills
  • Significant water savings
  • You may be eligible for Government rebates

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