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How Does A Toilet Work?

How Does A Toilet Work? At first sight, the modern toilet seems quite simple: you have a waste pipe going through the floor and a tank of water up above (a cistern) waiting to flush into it when someone pushes a button. Most flush toilets are purely mechanical: push the button and the cistern empties […]

Toilet Paper: A History

Toilet Paper: A History In today’s day and age it is difficult to imagine life without toilet paper and if you are like most people you probably take this for granted. In the early days, whatever means possible would have been used, from leaves to sticks and rocks —ouch! The first official toilet paper was […]

The Toilet: A History

The Toilet: A History Arguably one of the most important inventions and advancements in hygiene is the modern day toilet. In the early days, the basic bodily function of excreting waste would be performed wherever it was most convenient, such as a river or hole, these impromptu actions had many negative ramifications including disease and […]

Common Causes of a Leaking Toilet

Common Causes of a Leaking Toilet Many of us have to deal with a leaking toilet at some point. It is one of those household problems that cannot be left unattended for long. Detecting the cause of leakage can be somewhat of a challenge, here are some of the most common causes:

10 Things You Should Never Flush Down The Toilet

10 Things You Should Never Flush Down The Toilet Your average household toilet may handle a lot of natural waste and toilet paper but, it is not designed to flush anything else. The best way to get the most out of your toilet and avoid unnecessary costly emergency plumbing is to keep all other waste […]

Why you should be worried about Water Hammer

Why you should be worried about Water Hammer What is Water Hammer? Water Hammer occurs when water suddenly changes direction, for example, when you turn off the tap. The momentum change causes pressure waves in the pipes and can be a plumbing nuisance to the point that when pressure is high, it can cause serious […]

10 Reasons Why Should You Be A Plumber

10 Reasons Why Should You Be A Plumber Are you in Year 10, 11 or 12 and trying to decide what career you want to pursue? Maybe you have already finished school years ago and are thinking of a career change? Whatever your background, here are ten reasons as to why you should consider plumbing […]

Why a Pre-Purchase Plumbing Inspection is a MUST!

Why a Pre-Purchase Plumbing Inspection is a MUST! When purchasing a house, plumbing is usually one thing that most people do not bother to check and as it is generally not covered by a building and pest inspection, the cost of just one faulty piece of plumbing can cost thousands of dollars.

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