Often taken for granted, you’ll quickly realize it’s no fun when you have a broken toilet. Like most plumbing problems, a toilet that needs to be fixed, needs to be fixed fast! Leave it alone for a few days and you’ll start to understand what life may have been like a few centuries ago. The […]
5 Simple Ways to Prevent a Clogged Drain A clogged drain is a common and real problem for homeowners the world over. Not only can a clogged drain be a symptom of an underlying structural problem or the cause of an unpleasant issue like water resurgence, but a clogged drain can also carry substantial health […]
Also known as RPZ testing and an essential part of property maintenance, backflow testing is a council required test that must occur annually for property owners if they have any of the following: An irrigation system Fire hose reels or hydrants A commercial or industrial activity or machinery connected to the mains Water outlets in […]
Find the source of your blockage quickly by using a drain camera Blockages are quite a common occurrence and it becomes a challenge for property owners to determine what the cause of the blockage is. Leaving a blockage for too long can cause problems for your property in the long run, and that’s why having […]
In Australia’s private rental market, the number of renters aged above the age of 60 has seen a dramatic increase from 235,000 in 2006 to 336,000 in 2011 and has continued to rise. As more boomers and seniors search the rental market, often their search can be limited by accessibility and the lack of necessary plumbing modifications offered in the typical rental property.
Mature renters possess many desirable characteristics that establish this group as ideal tenants. This group is commonly more established financially, tend to be quieter than younger renters and are more likely to take pride in maintaining a clean home and tidy garden.
The laundry is perhaps the most susceptible room in the house to unseen water damage. Damage from the washing machine, dryer and laundry sink often happens without anyone noticing and can be very expensive to fix. Here at RTL Plumbing we’ve put together some simple tips to prevent water damage in your laundry.
Whether you are starting a new garden or expanding an existing one, you should consider your underground pipes and outdoor plumbing to avoid plumbing issues in the future. While all plants have root systems which could cause plumbing issues – like leaks, breakages or blockages – some are more worrisome than others and careful thought and planning could save you unnecessary hassles down the track. RTL has a pipe finding service to help with your garden planning, or if you suspect existing damage we have a pipe inspection service to find damaged pipes and cleaning services to clear blocked pipes.
RTL Plumbing has the tips to help you check how much gas is in your gas bottle and ensure you never run out again.
Running out of gas is incredibly irritating. Whether it’s the gas in your BBQ bottle or your home gas bottle there’s nothing more frustrating and it’s always when you’re just about to have a BBQ or need a hot shower. Here at RTL Plumbing we understand how annoying this can be. That’s why we’ve got one of our best guys, Nige, who using his 17 years of plumbing experience, has put together some simple tips to ensure you don’t run out of gas again.
With the recent heavy rain, are you noticing an increase in insects in and around your house, and wondering where they’ve come from? A plumbing issue could be the culprit – all sorts of insects are attracted to leaking water, poorly maintained drains, roofs and gutters. It is important that you prioritise plumbing maintenance and regular plumbing check-ups to stop the creepy-crawlies taking up residence in your house.
Making a property water efficient should be a priority for all property owners. In particular, properties that are managed by body corporates or property managers should be water efficient, as it is a good selling point for both future buyers and tenants. Here at RTL Plumbing we’ve put together some simple methods that can make a property more water efficient for many years to come.