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Things you should avoid flushing down your toilet

Are you a person who finds it convenient to flush almost anything down to the toilet? Well, think again because you can get serious plumbing problems with this practice. To avoid the risk of more plumbing issues, get these items away from the toilet.


Flushable Wipes

Believe it or not but even the so-called flushable wipes such as baby wipe are not for the toilet. A huge amount of money is spent just on filtering these out of the city’s plumbing system.  


Paper Towels 

Paper towels should be disposed in a wastepaper basket instead of being flush on the toilet. These are very thick and big to be flushed down the toilet.



This item can cause serious toilet clogs, not to mention the embarrassment you can get when they back up into the bowl.


Kitty Litter 

Kitty litter when moistened clump up in the plumbing pipes and makes a clog, so don’t think to flush it down the toilet.


Cigarette Butts

First of all, chemicals are present in cigarette butts, and flushing them might contaminate the water supply. Moreover, they don’t decompose as many people think.


Dental Floss

You might say, this is just a thin little string and there’s nothing to worry about. But take note – dental floss isn’t biodegradable and when they bunch up, they can create a clog.



Toilet is not a place to dispose your medicines. When you flush pills down the toilet, even your pets might have a dose of it. If you want the water supply clean for everyone, avoid flushing any kinds of medicines down your toilet.


Cotton Balls and Swabs

Don’t underestimate these small things because they can bind together inside the pipes over time and cause undesirable clogs.


Feminine Hygiene Products

Flushing these items, because it’s being said on the product’s boxes, is not advisable. The best way is to have a trashcan for each bathroom. You might not be using these items but your guests might.



Diapers should be disposed because they stink but never in your toilet. In fact, your toilet can’t just take this stuff.


Keep your toilet always in good condition or when clog already happened, call any plumbing services in Sydney right away or contact us at info@youplumbing.com.au

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Easy Steps to Fix a Leaky Tap

A tap that leaks can give you problems you don’t expect. Imagine that even slow and continuous drops may lead to higher water bills, wasting water and water damage. The good thing is repair on a leaky tap is actually a simple task and you don’t have to call for a plumber to complete the job.

The following are possible causes for a leaky tap:

  • Corrosion of the valve seat
  • Worn out seals and O-rings
  • Buildup on washers and valve parts
  • Loose parts

There are  simple steps to stop the leak and it can be fixed by doing the following:

Materials Needed to Repair a Leaky Tap

To make the process quick and easy, make sure to collect all required tools and materials before you get started. The following are the necessary materials to fix a leaky tap. You can buy these tools at any plumbing shop in Australia.

  • Adjustable wrench
  • WD-40 or other lubricant
  • Flathead screwdriver
  • White vinegar
  • Phillips head screwdriver
  • Scouring pad
  • Replacement parts

Shut Off the Water

Before starting the job, turn the water off to avoid accidental flooding in your bathroom or kitchen. Search for the shutoff valves beneath the sink and turn off the water to the fixture or turn off the main supply of water for the whole house.

Remove Tap Handles

By using a flathead screwdriver, remove the taps decorative handles. To remove the screws that keep the handles, use the Phillips head screwdriver. For corroded screws or other handle parts that are hard to remove, use WD-40 to lubricate and then loosen the parts.

Inspect the Tap Parts

To loosen the packing nut you can use the wrench and open the stem. Check the packing nut as well as the stem for any indications of buildup or corrosion. Also examine the O-ring and then the washer in the valve seat to ensure that they are in good condition. Clean the parts to get rid of any buildup or deposits.

Clean the Valves

After all removing all the parts from the tap, inspect the valves for any deposits or buildup. To dissolve mineral deposits, pour white sugar on the area and soak in few minutes. Then, take out the stopper from the drain and pour water on the valves in order to wash away dirt and debris. Finally, you can put the tap back in the reverse order of all the steps you did. Replace corroded and damaged parts with new ones. Turn on the water supply and see if the faucet still leaks.

For more information about fixing a leaking faucet, you may visit us at info@youplumbing.com.au

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What services does a plumber provide?

Whether it is a residential or industrial property, plumbing services are essential. Plumbing provides water and takes away the waste in a safe and efficient manner. But the only individuals who are properly qualified to perform such services are professional plumbers. The scope of the plumber’s work is extensive. From small leaks to more complicated matters such as providing an adequate plumbing system for an entire establishment. Take a look at some of the common plumbing services that you can take advantage of

  • Bathroom plumbing – The bathroom is one of the most important rooms in any home. Services provided by a plumber may involve the repair, replacement and installation of sinks, showers, tubs, faucets, toilets, water lines and drains in your bathroom.


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  • Waterproofing – One of the tasks a plumber performs is to waterproof wet areas to prevent leaks damage to the underlying structures.


  • Laundry plumbing – Much like bathrooms’ laundries require maintenance as well as installations. Whether it is a laundry renovation or the installation of a laundry basin and taps for the washing machine, it’s all part of a plumber’s job.


  • Dishwasher installation – For a quick, easy and painless installation of dishwasher, call the plumber.


  • Gas fitting services – A plumbing company can provide you a qualified gasfitter who will install and maintain items or appliances that use gas in their operation.


  • Repair leaks – For effective repairs of leaks for whatever reason, it is essential to call a plumber. It may be a simple leak, which requires minor repairs, or a complicated leak which may require extensive work. A plumber may be able to diagnose the problem, and minimise future damage.


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  • Hot water systems – Whether it is an electric, gas, or solar water system, the plumber can install and maintain the equipment.


  • Relocation – A plumber will be able to transfer the location of some items such as the kitchen sink or the shower to a more convenient place.


  • Roof plumbing – Some of the tasks include maintenance of downpipes and gutter; roof repairs; and other ways to drain water from the roof of the home.


  • Emergency plumbing – Whatever time of the day, the plumber is available to repair serious leaks, burst pipes, flooding issues, etc.


We provide one of the best plumbing services in Sydney. For more info, visit our site at http://www.youplumbing.com.au/services. We have professional plumbers who can get the job done right with the highest quality and under the strictest safety standards.

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