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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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“It’s pipe Jim, but not as we know it!”

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Five family-friendly ways to use leftover PVC pipe

We’ll never leave behind a mess. But, on occasions, we’ll leave behind something really useful. Leftover PVC pipe!  PVC pipe can be used in dozens of creative and practical ways, well beyond its original purpose.  We’ve seen PVC pipe transformed into wine racks, fishing rod holders, tool storage docks, shoe organisers, chairs, bike racks…even chicken feeders! When the weather is less than ideal and you’re all cooped up inside, here are five family-friendly, boredom-busting PVC ideas the kids will love to make. You might need to buy some more pipe and couplings to finish larger projects, but it will be well worth it.

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