Archive for : December, 2015

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Things to Consider When Installing a Hot Water System

When choosing and installing hot water system which is best for you, you have to consider a number of factors. These include your lifestyle, the price of the system, installation expenses and the continuing ‘running’ costs.

You should also consider the following:

The number of people as well as the bathrooms in your home. You might also want to take into account the showers, baths as well as loads of washing.

Think also whether your hot water needs may change over time. For example, young children may soon be teenagers and will then use a lot more hot water.

The space available where you will install your hot water system.

Your budget is a significant factor when installing a water system. So, look at the total cost first and this includes the installation and any additional plumbing or electrical work that may be required later on. Also, the ongoing running costs or the efficiency of the appliance and the impact on your household budget must be taken into account as well.

When deciding what hot water system you will choose, search for its star rating. You can do that by browsing the internet. More stars mean that the appliance is more efficient. Thereby, it will reduce your operating costs and the greenhouse gas emissions.

Low hot water users

For those light users who live in an apartment or townhouse, a continuous system is advised. Even though is has a somewhat higher upfront charge, the good thing is it can be fitted into a tight space.

Average hot water users

On the other hand, if you would like to use more than one tap or hot water appliance continuously, a storage system or a much bigger continuous system is probably your best choice.

High hot water users

Considering the amount of hot water you use, always remember that your continuing energy consumption will tend to be high. So, it would be a good choice if you choose a highly competent system. For a much larger family, storage systems are better. For those who are very heavy users, try to consider installing two systems.

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Building Inspection Reports – What You Need to Know

By obtaining regular building inspections, you may find minor issues that could turn into major problems that may require costly repairs. Here are some things that you need to know regarding building inspection reports:

Its Purpose

A building inspection is done by a certified professional, with the purpose of giving the client information on the condition of all the accessible areas of a property. The inspection will also highlight any defects, or issues with the building.

Regardless of the age of the building, you can conduct an inspection on it. With a building inspection report, you are able to determine the structural integrity of the building, and report on its current condition. Then, the report will recommend appropriate repairs and maintenance on the building.

Format of the Report

The format of the building inspection report depends on what type of property is being inspected. Factors include the building’s size, age, its condition, and the reporting process used by the professional conducting the report. While some reports use a standardised format, others are tailored for that specific property.

What the Building Inspection Report Should Cover

Typically, the report will cover all accessible aspects of the property, including its interior and exterior. These also include the roof space, the underfloor space, the roof exterior, and the site itself. The common areas of the building being covered are the garage, carport, shed, separate laundry or toilet, surface water drainage, small retaining walls, steps, fencing, stormwater runoff, paths and driveways.

A building inspection report is a great way to identify any major problems of a particular property. If ever you find any problem with your property’s plumbing system, feel free to take advantage of the best plumbing services in Sydney. Visit our website at http://www.youplumbing.com.au and connect with us to help you with these matters. With our qualified professional plumbers, you can always rely on us for the care and maintenance of your plumbing system.

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Conserving Water and Going Green

If you are environmentally conscious, then You Plumbing is the perfect plumbing team for you.

We would like to help you in your advocacy of conserving water and going green by installing the “recycling ready” plumbing system.

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What exactly is this installation for?

This installation will allow your house to automatically reuse most of the water that goes down the drain for non-potable uses, like flushing the toilet. This is very convenient and practical at the same time because not only are you recycling but you are also reusing which mean less cost when it comes to the water bill.

How it Works

The water that is used from the bathroom sinks, showers, and your washing machine won’t be sent back to your house as drinking water. Instead, it will be sent to your toilet, so we are sure that you don’t drink it and for outdoor purposes like watering the plants and cleaning the car.  So need not to worry about recycling dirty water. 

Many companies who install the recycling system have said that they are able to capture two-birds with one stone because they are not only able to save money from the water bill but they also are able to save the environment and avoid water scarcity.

Recycle-ready plumbing, like all systems require maintenance. You have to add chemicals to the treatment system and change the filters from time to time.

If there are any issues all you have to do is to give us a call and we will be more than happy to help you.

Going the Extra Mile

This system is best recommended for newly constructed establishments. If you want to conserve water but do not have enough resources to have this system installed, you can still cut back by doing the steps that are often taught to you in school  like:

1. Catching rain water or shower water and using it to water your plants

2. Make sure to have the taps turned off after using them

3. Install a low-flow shower head, and water conserving tapware

There are many more methods to conserve water. The key is to take your advocacy to heart and be vigilant about the steps in your everyday life.

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