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How to Keep Your Restaurant Clean

Simon from 'Specc' Restaurant in Clovelly, tells us how 'Grease Release' helps him easily keep his busy kitchen free of fats, oils and grease, leaving his kitchen surfaces clean enough to eat off. Grease Release also keeps the drains from the kitchen sink and floor drains that run to the restaurant grease trap flowing freely. It also keeps the grease trap easier to manage because Simon can clean...

Trumpets and toilets

The 2010 Pumper and Cleaner Environmental Expo held in Louisville Kentucky February 24th-27th 2010 We went to Louisville to see how the best of the best plumbers in the United States, look after their clients. If you have blocked sewer drains, blocked sewer pipes caused by tree roots in your pipes, or tree roots in your drains, or overflowing toilets,...

How to Prolong the Life of Your Mains Pressure Hot Water Heater

The lifespan of a water heater is about eight to twelve years, depending on whether it is inside or out, near the ocean, or you carryout simple maintenance procedures. Modern tanks are lined with steel, and this lining can break down over time. Here are some tips to prolong the life of your mains pressure hot water heater. Installing a...

What Will Happen If I Ignore that Gas Leak?

Many people have no clue what natural gas smells like, so how can they recognise if they have a gas leak? Chemical compounds are placed in the natural gas to give it an odour, and most often it smells like rotten eggs. This odour ensures that when a person smells it, they would be alerted to a problem. People trained...

Water or wine. Is there bacteria in water?

To my friends who enjoy a glass of wine... and those who don't, remember this during the festive season: As Ben Franklin said; "In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom,  in water there is bacteria." In a number of carefully controlled trials, scientists have demonstrated that if we drink 1 litre of water each day, at the end...

I can’t turn my water meter off!

If you have a plumbing emergency, or you have water running all over your house, or a split tap washer, or burst water heater and  your water meter won't turn off, you may be in trouble! If your meter tap has a tee-head on it, turn it off in a clockwise direction as firmly as you can. Firmly; don't overdo it. If your...

Why you should ‘Dial Before You Dig’

Before carrying out any excavation for plumbing repairs, your licensed plumber should do a "Dial before you Dig" check on your property and surrounds. This process shows where gas, water, sewer, stormwater, telecom and electric services owned by all utilities are located. Although this is an extreme case, check out what could happen if you don't know what lies beneath:  ...

Danger of Gas Room Heaters

Last weekend, a dear friend asked me to look at his gas room heater. We opened the heater to have a good look inside and it appeared that the motor had overheated and had started to melt the casing. It was a disaster waiting to happen! Fortunately there was a tradesman working next door who quickly came on the scene...