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Melissa Chapman

Fun facts about toilet paper

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In our blog section, we like to present you with posts that are packed with helpful information and full to the brim with practical advice. This post isn’t one of them. It’s frivolous, silly and not all that useful. We just figured you’d enjoy reading something a little less serious right about now.

For all its silliness, the topic is relevant.

Toilet paper.

The great Australian Toilet Paper Hoard of 2020 made headlines all over the country, so we thought we’d bring you some interesting facts about the stuff that became the object of our desire not too long ago…

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A heads up about creating an even cleaner shower

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There’s a pleasant soapy fragrance wafting all over our wide brown land.

COVID-19 has reminded us about the importance of hygiene, and in conjunction with physical distancing and isolation, it’s played a vital role in flattening the curve. We’re going to win the war against COVID-19, and we’re going to win it with clean and soapy hands.

We’re also cleaning our homes like never before. But while we’re being extra attentive to domestic hygiene, there are some still areas we neglect. The showerhead is one of them. While we clean the rest of the shower on a regular basis – and probably even more frequently right about now – the shower head remains a bit out of sight, out of mind. But it is something that should be cleaned at least once a month and for very good reasons.

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Are commercial drain cleaners doing more harm than good?

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The commercial drain cleaner you buy at the supermarket or hardware store might be seen as a quick fix to a blocked drain. But have you stopped to consider that it might be doing more harm than good? We acknowledge that thinking about drain cleaners might not be the sexiest thing you’ll do all day, but it could be time well spent. Knowing the full story could save you a lot of hassles.

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Toilet terrors of the toddler type

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For some weird reason, during holiday time, kids tent to treat the toilet like it’s Public Enemy Number One. Or should that be Number Two? Anyway, children can do all sorts of horrible things to the humble lavatory which could block it, break it, or wreck it.

A flushing toilet can provide hours of holiday entertainment for bored youngsters. All that water, spinning and gurgling down the drain can have an almost hypnotic effect, and kids will flush, and flush, and flush to keep the show going. What a waste of water! And what a way to break the flushing system.

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Why does your water look (and taste) different?

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From time to time, you’ll notice that something about your tap water isn’t quite the same. It might look different. It might taste different. It might even smell a little different. These changes might concern you – water quality is of great importance, after all. But, for the most part, there are perfectly rational and harmless explanations behind these fluid fluctuations.

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Get set for a scorching summer

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Your mind might be wandering towards summer: outdoor entertaining, lazing in the sun, chilling by the pool. But before you get too wrapped up in all this sunny season daydreaming, there are a few practical steps you can take to ensure summer lives up to your expectations. We have a few ways you can make a scorching summer safer, stress-free, and much more fun.

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Is everything cool with your hot water system?

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There are some tell-tale signs that indicate all might not be well with your hot water system. They might be signs you hear, or signs you see, or, in the case of water temperature, signs you feel. They could be symptoms of a gradual decline in your hot water system…and eventually that decline will reach rock bottom. So, here are a few signs to be aware of – if you notice any of the following, give us a call. If we get onto it before your system curls up its toes, then we’ll ensure an ongoing supply of hot water at your place.

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