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Craig DorringtonWelcome! This is the space where Craig Dorrington and his team writes about what they are most passionate about…anything that has to do with PLUMBING, GAS or ELECTRICAL! Find helpful tips on home improvement, the latest gadgets, favourite jobs, etc.

Craig’s a firm believer that you should always engage a licensed contractor to do professional plumbing, gas or electrical work, so don’t try to fix something major by yourself as your safety is of utmost importance! Craig invites you to share your ideas, feedback, ask questions and get in on the conversation. Hammer away! [Posts On Plumbing] [Posts On Electrical]

How to Clear Blocked Drain

How to Clear a Blocked Drain

Picture this: It’s a peaceful evening in Perth, the city of sunshine, where the backyard barbecues and lazy afternoons are a way of life. Suddenly, a minor inconvenience turns into a major headache – a blocked drain!

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!2 Electrical Safety Tips

12 Electrical Safety Tips To Keep You Safe At Home

While it is always tempting to just “do it yourself” when it comes to electrical work to save a few bucks, nearly all electrical problems requires a qualified and licensed electrician to solve them. This is to be sure that it is done in a safe, responsible and reliable way.

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How to fix noisy pipes

Why Your Water Pipes Are Noisy and How To Shut Them Up!

So imagine this scenario, you’ve just spent the last hour trying to put your restless toddler to bed and now that your little pumpkin is fast asleep, you feel you can now have that glass of water that you so desperately need but WAIT…

You know the moment you turn on those taps, your entire house is going to erupt into a chorus of rattle, sounds and din like a symphony orchestra gone wrong…and wake your little one up from slumber.

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How to reduce your energy bill

10 Practical Steps You Can Take Right Now To Reduce Your Electricity Bills

Yоur еlесtrісіtу bіll іѕ uѕuаllу mаdе uр оf twо key сhаrgеѕ: a ‘ѕuррlу сhаrgе’ whісh is a fіxеd соѕt реr day аnd a ‘uѕаgе сhаrgе’ whісh іѕ calculated bаѕеd on thе аmоunt оf еlесtrісіtу thаt you uѕе and, ѕоmеtіmеѕ, what tіmе оf dау уоu uѕе еlесtrісіtу. Yоur usage іѕ mеаѕurеd by your mеtеr over time and еxрrеѕѕеd аѕ power units per hоur on уоur bіll.

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Leaking tap

How much water are you wasting from your leaking tap?

Right, for my first post, I thought that I might begin with a subject which we sometimes take for granted: Water. The transparent fluid which we drink, cook with, take our bath, wash our cars and water our gardens with, etc. As Australians we know that our water is an extremely precious commodity. We are after all the world’s second driest continent after Antartica with an average annual rainfall below 600mm over 80% of our land (source: Australian Bereau of Statistics); which is kind of strange seeing that we are surrounded by sea all around but that’s how it is.

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