It’s Time to Switch Your Ceiling Fan to Reverse

Winter has arrived and if you’re feeling the chill that means it’s time to flip your ceiling fan’s reverse switch. Not all fans have this feature but if yours does it can go a long way to making your home feel warmer at very little cost. If you’re about to buy a ceiling fan, make sure it has a reverse option and you’ll be making a great little investment you can take advantage of all year round. Read the article

Do You Need a Filtered Water Tap?

Last week we went over a few different types of kitchen taps, one we didn’t look at though is the filtered water tap. You may have seen a filtered water tap in the kitchen of a friend or family member before and wondered what exactly it does. If so, this guide is for you. Whether you’re after purer water, cleaner water, better tasting water or hard water in your area has made it a necessary addition, a filtered water tap is a great investment. Read the article

Buyer’s Guide to Choosing Kitchen Taps

There are so many types of kitchen taps to choose from that it can seem pretty overwhelming and confusing at first. If you’re having trouble narrowing down the search, choosing your preferred style of tap is a great first step. Below, we’ve put together a list of the most common and popular types of kitchen taps out there so when you’re ready to buy the decision making process will be much easier. Read the article

Electrical Safety During and After a Storm

Hopefully by now you’ve prepared your home for winter, if not, it’s a good idea to take the time to do so. However, even the best laid plans can come undone and a lot of times damage and danger from storms is unavoidable. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to stay safe during and after a storm. Report any fallen or damaged power lines Many people don’t report things because they believe someone else will or already has. Read the article

Winter Renovation Advice

Even with the best of intentions, shorter days and colder weather can make the most motivated renovators lose momentum. Whether it’s the shorter days and overcast weather dampening your spirits, or perhaps storms are making it flat out impossible to work on many of your home improvement projects, it can seem like there’s no other option than to bring things to a standstill. Read the article

How to Keep Your Pipes Healthy

A blocked drain can be a huge pain and an extremely messy problem if it gets out of hand. Luckily, there are a few things you can do in order to prevent it happening, or at least reduce the frequency of blockages. Below are some of the ways you can keep your plumbing as healthy as possible all year round. Use drain covers Keep hair out of bathroom drains and food out of kitchen sinks by investing in an effective drain cover. Read the article

What To Do in a Plumbing Emergency

Burst pipes, gas leaks, faulty hot water systems, blocked drains, endlessly running taps and other plumbing disasters can often come as a very nasty surprise. We prepare ourselves for all sorts of emergencies in life but most people spend very little time thinking about what to do in a plumbing emergency. These problems range from annoying to catastrophic and often the end result is determined by what you do when you first discover the problem. Read the article

10 Steps to Prepare Your Home for Winter

As the temperature in Perth begins to drop there are a few things you can do to get your home safe and ready for winter. Below, we’ve put together a list of tips and recommendations to help you stay warm, stay safe and enjoy the cooler months in cosy comfort.   Make sure all your outdoor electrical products are weatherproof and designed for outdoor use.  This should go without saying but applies even more so during autumn and winter when you’re more likely to deal with rainfall and flooding. Read the article

How to Keep Your Hot Water System Running Longer

Whether brand new or years old, knowing a little bit about your hot water system’s required maintenance goes a long way. Some maintenance you can do yourself, other things you should keep an eye on, and the rest needs to be performed by a licensed plumber during periodic servicing. Even if you choose not to perform any maintenance yourself you should still learn enough so that you know when you need to call in someone to do it for you. Read the article

What Size Hot Water Tank Do You Really Need?

If you’ve decided a storage hot water system is the right choice for your home you’ll need to work out what tank size you need. While tanks generally come with a guide based on the amount of people in your household this isn’t always the best way to work it out. Working out what your hot water needs truly are can help you save money on the initial cost of the unit as well as help you avoid buying a system that doesn’t meet your needs. Read the article