After the year we’ve had, we can say with absolute confidence that you’re well and truly looking forward to your summer holiday. You deserve it! But before you go, there are some simple plumbing things you can do to make sure everything is fine and dandy when you return.
After what our country went through in late 2019 and early 2020, it would be nice to think we’re all ready for the next bushfire season. But with a certain global pandemic occupying our thoughts in recent months, we could be forgiven for taking our eye off the ball when it comes to bushfire readiness. So, we’d like to remind you of what you can do to help keep your family and property safe if bushfires flare up in your area.
We want this article to be as efficient as a modern kitchen appliance, so when answering the question of whether a dishwasher or hand washing is better for your water bill and the environment, we’ll get straight to the point: a dishwasher beats hand washing, hands down.
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.
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…
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.
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.
Should toilet paper hang over the top of the roll, or should it emerge from under the roll? It’s a debate that’s been unfolding ever since toilet paper was first sold in rolls back in the 1880s. (That little gem of information comes hot off the press from the intriguing website: Toilet Paper History. Yes, there is such a thing.)
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.
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.