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The Big Blue Plumbing blog covers plumbing, gas, hot water and drainage. We have tips and tricks, tutorials and general articles to help save you money.

Tap Leak?

What Causes My Tap To Leak?

Is your tap leaking water? Check out our guide to find out the common causes of leaky taps and how to fix them.

Benefits Annual Plumbing Inspections

Benefits Of Annual Plumbing Inspections

From a small leak to a damaged pipe, plumbing inspections can save you thousands in expensive repairs. Check out the benefits of hiring a licensed plumber to inspect your plumbing!

Backflow Inspection?

What Is A Backflow Inspection?

Want to know how a professional backflow test can protect you from nasty health risks? Learn what backflow is, why annual testing is vital, and how to use prevention devices.

Remove & Prevent Bathroom Mould

How to Remove & Prevent Bathroom Mould

Have you noticed spots of mould growing on your shower tiles and wet areas? Get rid of mould in your bathroom safely by following our easy step-by-step guide and avoid issues in the future!

Plumbing Safety Tips Homeowner

Plumbing Safety Tips Every Homeowner Should Know

Learn how to keep your plumbing safe and running smoothly with these helpful plumbing safety tips. Get all the info you need to keep your home’s pipes in check and avoid nasty surprises and costly repairs!

Unclog Sink Standing Water

How To Unclog A Sink With Standing Water

Want easy, step-by-step instructions on how to unclog your sink when there is standing water? This post has all the tips you need.

9 Benefits Filtered Water

9 Benefits Of Filtered Water

Is filtered water better than bottled or tap water? In this guide, we have discussed nine benefits of filtered water that will urge you to install a water filter at home.

Leaking Water Heater?

Leaking Water Heater?

When your water heater starts to leak, it’s important to know what to do. Our comprehensive guide walks you through the process step-by-step.

Fix Water Leaks Wall?

How Do I Fix Water Leaks In My Wall?

Fix a water leak in your wall quickly and easily with these helpful tips. Learn how to identify the source of the leak, determine the best repair option, and get the job done!

Pipe Relining?

Why Consider Pipe Relining?

Considering pipe relining? Let’s look at the advantages of pipe relining and why you should consider having this procedure done.

Main Septic Backup

Main Causes Of Septic Backup

Having issues with septic tank backup? Septic tank problems are complex, and many factors can contribute. Find out what’s clogging your septic tank in our guide!

Unblock Sink — Actionable DIY Guide

Unblock A Sink — Actionable DIY Guide

How do you unblock a sink? Our simple 10-step method for clearing blocked sinks will teach you how to get rid of clogged drains for good!

Toilet Leaking Base?

Is Your Toilet Leaking From The Base?

If you notice water on the floor around your toilet, it may leak from the base. Here are some ways to identify its signs and how to fix them.

DIY Guide Replacing Toilet

DIY Guide To Replacing Your Toilet

Getting rid of an old toilet is easier than you’d think. We’ve put together a step-by-step guide to help you replace your toilet on your own.

Types Taps?

What Are The Different Types Of Taps?

Are you renovating your bathroom or installing a new tap? Take a look at our guide to the different types of faucets available before purchasing a new one!

Time Replace Tap?

Is It Time To Replace Your Tap?

Should you have your taps replaced? This guide will help you decide if replacing your taps is a good idea by looking at these five signs!

Remove Bathtub Drain (DIY)

How To Remove Your Bathtub Drain (DIY)

Learn how to easily remove your bathtub drain without any tools — perfect for DIYers in our ultimate drain plumbing guide!

Unblock Toilet DIY: Baking Soda Salt

Unblock Your Toilet DIY: Baking Soda And Salt

Don’t let a blocked toilet ruin your day — find out how to unclog your toilet DIY style in an emergency with baking soda and salt.

Tempering Valve?

What Is A Tempering Valve?

Do you want to know what a tempering valve is? Then check out this guide, where we have discussed all the details about this component.

Fix Leaking Shower Head

How To Fix A Leaking Shower Head

Are you tired of rising water bills because of a leaky shower head? Here’s all you can do to fix the problem at home using effective DIY ways.

Rid Drain Flies

How to Get Rid of Drain Flies

Are you wondering how to get rid of drain flies permanently? We have the solutions for you in a guide to eliminating sink flies with easy steps!

Issues Considered Plumbing Emergency

What Issues Are Considered A Plumbing Emergency

If you’re experiencing a plumbing emergency, don’t panic! Read this post to find out what’s considered an emergency and what to do.

8 Ways Remove Items Toilet Trap

8 Ways To Remove Items From Toilet Trap

Got something stuck in your toilet trap that isn’t flushing well? Look at our guide to successfully removing items from the toilet trap and solve your problem.

Pipe Natural Gas?

What Is The Best Pipe To Use For Natural Gas?

Still stuck with choosing the right pipe for your natural gas lines at home? We are here to end this dilemma once and for all with all the necessary information.

Long Hot Water System ?

How Long Will Your Hot Water System Last?

Are you considering installing a new hot water system but want to know if it is worth the cost? The following guide will help determine how long a water heater will last.

Mixer Taps: Types

Mixer Taps: What Are They and What Are The Different Types

Are you updating your kitchen and wondering if you should get mixer taps installed? Check out our guide to mixer taps to determine which type is best for your space.

Size Hot Water System ?

What Size Hot Water System Do I Need?

Have you been planning to move into a new house or keep running out of hot water? Our guide helps determine what size hot water system would work best for your family.

Plumbing Vent & Work?

What Is A Plumbing Vent & How Do They Work?

Wondering what part a plumbing vent plays in your house? Equip yourself with the knowledge of plumbing vents to better detect problems with your plumbing system.

Brown Water Coming Taps

Why Is Brown Water Coming Out Of My Taps

Are you wondering why your tap water is looking brownish? You may experience brown tap water for several reasons, so keep reading this guide to find out why!

Rid Drain Odours & Prevent Smelly Drains

How To Get Rid Of Drain Odours & Prevent Smelly Drains

Do your drains raise a stink? You don’t have to worry—it’s possible to get rid of smelly drains with the right tools and techniques which we’ll encounter in this blog.

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