Kitchens are an ever changing and adapting space in our homes. Some people have utilised new technologies so significantly their fridge now talks to them! One part of our kitchens we don’t often consider as a long established technology is our Garbage Disposal Units. They are also known as Insinkerators, and have been in existence […]
With so much plumbing information readily available it is hard to know what is right and wrong. There are so many different sources of information – is there such thing as a true plumbing myth? RTL Plumbing has found some of the most common myths and myth busted them for you! If Water is going […]
With reports of lead contamination affecting around 13,000 homes across Australia, homeowners are being warned to not use water from a certain tap purchased from Aldi. The “Spiral Spring Mixer Tap” from German discount giant Aldi has hit the news over concerns that the tap has up to 15 times the lead levels allowed in […]
Often never thought about, a broken hot water unit is one of the few household items that can cause headaches if left unattended. This is especially true in winter. Sometimes, units may only need servicing to get it back to working order. But like most things, eventually all hot water units break down and need […]
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 […]
Do I Need Backflow Testing? Backflow Testing is also known as RPZ testing and an essential part of property maintenance! Backflow testing is a requirement of council 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 […]
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.