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What size hot water system do I need?

What size hot water system do I need?

Choosing the right size hot water system which meets the needs of your household is very important in every household. Find out more!

What plumbing can you do yourself?

What plumbing can you do yourself?

Despite the many laws and regulations regarding licensed plumbing, there is some DIY plumbing work you can do yourself legally. Learn more.

What is a gas compliance certificate?

What is a gas compliance certificate?

A gas compliance certificate is provided when a gas installation has been completed by a licenced gas fitter. Find out why they are very important.

How to Unblock a Drain

How to Unblock a Drain

Having a blocked drain is a frustrating inconvenience for any homeowner. This article will help you understand how to unblock a drain.

Trade-in for Solar Hot Water System Offer

Save $400 on your new hot water system Need a new hot water heater? You can be eligible for a $400 rebate if you trade in your old water heater for a new Rheem Hiline or Loline Solar Hot Water System or Heat Pump (300 litre or above). We are Rheem solar specialists...

Why is my water bill so high?

If your water bill has increased unexpectedly it could be an underground water leak such as a broken water line outside your house or it could be a leaking tap, toilet cistern or shower. At Ryan Old Plumbing we use drain inspection technology to investigate the...

What are the new plumbing Notifiable Work Laws?

The new plumbing Notifiable Work Laws allow plumbers to carry out certain jobs without receiving local government approval and inspection prior to work. The law came into effect on 1 November 2012 and allows all plumbers and drainers (licensed by the Plumbing Industry...

Why is it important to keep gutters clear?

Gutters and down pipes play an important role in rerouting rain. If rain is not rerouted, it is likely that three problems will occur: The rain water can gather in ‘pools’, which are not only a breeding ground for mosquitos but also lead to rust and, over time, holes...

How can I determine if my toilet is leaking water?

One way to determine whether or not your toilet is leaking is to put a few drops of food colouring into the cistern (the top part of the toilet, sometimes called a tank). If your toilet is leaking, over the next 30 minutes or so, coloured water will appear in the...

What can I do about low water pressure?

The pressure and flow rates in your home can be affected by a number of factors: The height of the property above the water main and its height in relation to the local storage reservoir (the higher the elevation of the property the less pressure you are likely to...

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