Misleading claims about flushable bathroom wipes results in $700k fine

Misleading claims about flushable bathroom wipes results in $700k fine

The Federal Court has ordered Australian company, Pental, to pay $700k for misleading consumers about their ‘flushable’ White King bathroom wipes. The outcome has been welcomed by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and Water Authorities who spend millions of dollars removing wet-wipes from Sydney drains every year. 

Seven simple DIY ways to clear a blocked drain

Seven simple DIY ways to clear a blocked drain

Water companies may be responsible for the public sewerage systems, but did you know that homeowners have an obligation to maintain the drains within the boundaries of their property? Despite this, most Sydney residents give little, if any, thought to the things they wash down the drain. If you've caused a blockage in your pipes, here are seven simple things you can try before calling the experts. 

When to call a Sydney Emergency Plumber

When to call a Sydney Emergency Plumber

When things go wrong with your plumbing in the middle of night, it can be tempting to call an 24 hour emergency plumber. However, if the problem can wait until business hours, you could save yourself money and embarrassment. Here are some questions to ask yourself before you reach for the phone. 

Why you should hire a professional blocked drain plumber when things go wrong

Why you should hire a professional blocked drain plumber when things go wrong

While a regular plumber should have the necessary skills to clear a blocked drain, they can’t all deliver results. When they don’t, property owners are left frustrated and out of pocket. Blocked drains are a very specific type of plumbing job and should only be handled by a specialist. Here are a number of reasons why should call an expert drainage plumber when things go wrong. 

Warning signs you have a blockage in the main sewer line

Warning signs you have a blockage in the main sewer line

Sydney blocked drains can occur inside or outside of the home. While all blocked drains are inconvenient, it's clogs in the main sewer line (outside) that you really need to watch out for. A major blockage outside of the house can affect all of your plumbing fixtures and cause significant damage to your property. Here are the warning signs to watch out for.

How effective are eco drain cleaning products?

How effective are eco drain cleaning products?

Blocked drain cleaning products are made from strong chemicals such as sulfuric acid, potassium hydroxide and sodium hydroxide. These ingredients can be dangerous to your health, hence the warning labels that urge customers to wear protective clothing and to keep products away from children and pets. There are some eco-friendly options on the market, but how well do they work when it comes to clearing tough blockages?

Producers of "flushable" wet-wipes face legal action

Producers of "flushable" wet-wipes face legal action

Blocked drains Sydney are on the rise as "flushable" wet wipes increase in popularity amongst consumers. But how accurate are the claims made by producers of these products? Reports suggest wet wipes are causing havoc for water authorities and costing Sydney households thousands of dollars.