Have you ever talked to someone who has just visited South Australia about Adelaide's drinking water quality? "Ew" may just be the answer you receive. Sure, the colour can sometimes be a little off, and the taste may not exactly be five-star, but it's an awful lot better than it was a few decades ago. That's because the way it is treated has improved so much, removing the muck from the polluted Murray River and also getting rid of the worst of the contaminants including chloride and algae..
Nasty, smelly, and disgusting. This is probably how you’d describe your kitchen and bathroom drains right now. But blocked drains happen all the time, and if you don’t fix it soon you might come home to a foul odour sucking the fresh air out of your house. The culprit? A colony of stench-smelling bacteria that have built up in the pipework over a long period of time. This is why keeping your drains clean and well-maintained is very important, otherwise smelly drains become a nuisan..
Sydney offers scopes for jobs, lively festivals, health & financial services to the graduates but has a high cost of living and issues with local transportation. Being the largest city in Australia, Sydney attracts thousands of graduates each year. The versatile culture, enthusiastic cultural calendar all year-round & some of the world’s famous beaches are Sydney’s focal points. However, relocation is not an easy task if you are trying it for the first time. It’s importan..
When it comes to your valuable home, what do you worry about? Is it termites, who can chew through your vital structures? How about a dangerous gas leak or a devastating burst water pipe? Worried about a bus smashing through your loungeroom wall? A bushfire on a hot and windy day? Actually, the thing that should make you sit up and start preparing today is for a storm - not just because of how common they are, but in light of how little thought people seem to put into the destruction that st..
Don’t think torquing the bolts on your project is important? Bolt tensioning safety is not something to be taken lightly if you want to avoid accidents. When you are assembling something, from a piece of furniture to a fighter jet, you have to consider the safety of using your product. Can your creation put the lives of people using it in danger or cause them serious injury? You, as the builder, is in charge of ensuring safety. Many newbies think bolt tensioning safety is not importa..
Water leaks in your plumbing can seem like a small concern, but they could quickly turn into a bigger problem. Small leaks can contribute to slow, consistent water damage over time, weakening your home’s structure and adding to your water costs. Plumbing leaks commonly occur in and around fixtures and appliances, such as sinks, showers and washing machines, and can lead to blockages in your homes plumbing. Serious leaks due to burst pipes can be especially costly and may be more difficult t..
So your tap is leaking, or your toilet won’t flush. Is it worth calling out a plumber for these plumbing problems or should you try and fix the issue yourself with the use of a YouTube tutorial? With the plethora of information now available online from every DIY job you can possibly imagine, it can be tempting to try and fix it yourself and avoid paying an emergency plumber to do the job. There’s only one dilemma – often plumbing problems aren’t as easy to fix as you may think. Th..
One of the most exciting things about owning a property is seeing its value increase over time. Do house extensions add value to your home? Whether you are looking to up your property value before selling, or just wishing to improve your home, a house extension can be a worthy investment. As a matter of fact, The Guardian recently found that a house extension can add up to 20% to your overall property value. Alongside this, house extensions will improve your everyday home life. Whether..
So it's been a long day at work, the kids have been shouting at you, and you've even run out of coffee. Worst case scenario. But it's all about to get better - in a steaming hot shower or bath. Thank your lucky stars your hot water system is always there for you. But when you really need hot water the most is usually when it goes bang. It might even say farewell with a friendly little flood. So if you don't want to spend too many days easing your stress under a torrent of freezing cold wa..