Backflow Prevention

Backflow Prevention devices are installed to ensure that drinking water supplies are not contaminated when there is a cross connection in a water line.

In compliance with Sydney Water a Backflow Prevention Containment Device must be tested annually in order to prevent problems with your water supply such as:

  • Changes in water supply pressure
  • Contaminated water entering your clean water supply, or
  • Wasting water caused by a leaking device

Installation and testing of any type of Backflow device can only be done by a licensed plumber with Backflow Prevention accreditation.

For Installation or Testing on Your Backflow device call RESULT Plumbing now on 1300 780 760.

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Meet Our Team! – Cherie

Where do you live? A: Dural

What is your Position at Result? A. Admin Manager

How long have you been with Result? A: Just Over Two Years

What are your interests & hobbies? A: My Horses and Dogs and going to the Gym!

What is your favourite food? Sushi and Thai. Yummy

What is your favourite quote? “The Most Courageous Act Is Still To Think For Yourself-Aloud” by Coco Chanel

What was the last book you read? My Life With Horses by Monty Roberts

Who / what were you in a previous life? A Cat (Lion or a Tiger)

Which superpower would you like to have? – Why? Eternal Youth, So I Can Stay Young Forever

Where is your favourite place you have travelled to? Singapore!!!

What is your favourite Movie? Gone With The Wind, Notting Hill and My Best Friends Wedding

What is your Star Sign? Libra / Virgo

If you could meet anyone in the world, Living or dead who would it be and why? Lady Ga Ga

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Blackmores Fun Run

Our fearless leader made it through the fun run!

Steve ran 9km in the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival on Sunday 18th September in order to raise funds for the charity of his choice the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, a charity that is close to his heart.

For his running efforts Steve has raised over $600 dollars!

But it is not too late to Donate to this worthy cause, if you would still like to show your support please go to Steve’s Fundraising Page to make a donation.

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Low Water Pressure

If you’re turning on the tap and not getting much water, chances are that you have trouble with low water pressure.  To see if this is a problem for you and to get it fixed, you’ll need to call a plumber. Here’s some more information.

About Low Water Pressure

Low water pressure can be extremely annoying as it feels like it is taking forever to perform simple tasks such as doing the dishes, having a shower or watering the garden.  While it is certainly a nuisance, low water pressure can be a sign that there is something wrong with your plumbing.

Causes of Low Water Pressure

One cause of low water pressure is blockages or clogs in the pipes that lead to your home and/or taps. These blockages restrict the flow of water and as such, you will not be getting as much coming out of the tap, causing low water pressure.  Another cause is a crimped water line.  Yet another thing that can cause low water pressure is a partially closed or malfunctioning shutoff valve.

Fixing Low Water Pressure

If you are tired of low water pressure and just want things back to normal, you’ll need the help of a qualified licensed plumber. The plumber will be able to look at your plumbing and diagnose the specific problem.  Once this is done, they will take the necessary steps in order to restore your water pressure and make using your water a pleasure again.

Result Plumbing is available 7 days a week and can help you with your Water Pressure problems. Call 1300 780 760 now.

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Throwing light on lighting trends

Lighting – it’s a part of every home and the right lighting makes the difference between a home that looks stylish and a home that looks a little drabber. We’ve tracked down some of the latest lighting trends.

Kitchen Lighting Trends

There have been major advances in kitchen lighting trends. Forget the standard light in the middle of the kitchen. It’s interesting to note that fluorescent lights are actually making a comeback, as it’s about achieving the right levels of brightness in the kitchen. Fluorescents are perfect for this purpose as their light is bright and even. They are also cheap to run and environmentally friendly.

Under cabinet lighting is another trend that isn’t going anywhere any time soon. Many people are choosing to use dark cabinet or benchtop materials, making under cabinet lighting a necessity. Features that you wouldn’t normally think to highlight in a kitchen, such as toe space and the top of the cabinets, are being accented with ambient lighting.

Outdoor Lighting

With the ever increasing popularity of outdoor living, it is only natural that the lighting companies are taking notice. Chandeliers, wall sconces, and table lamps that are made of cast aluminium are becoming more widely used in outdoor areas. Portable lights or table lights are designed so they won’t short out or cause a fire if they get wet.

Security lights are also becoming more attractive. No longer is it about utilitarian lights that let you see what’s happening or what you are doing. The decorative options that are coming into lighting stores means that you have a range of lighting available that is both practical and suits your style.

Energy Efficient Lighting

Energy efficiency is still a major buzzword in lighting. Chandeliers, pendants, and table lamps that traditionally take incandescent bulbs are being redesigned so that they can use fluorescent bulbs without forsaking any style. The bulbs themselves are also being redesigned so that they don’t peek out unattractively from below the light fitting.

The Three Major Lighting Styles The three major lighting styles that are making waves in design circles right now are:

Casual elegance – creating a warm, relaxed environment using casual lighting that is still a little upscale in design

Simplified traditional – where the excesses are removed, for example, decorative lighting may be used but with the focus on one aspect such as the finish, or the shape

Soft contemporary – a modern look that is clean, modern, but doesn’t feel cold

The trick is to complement the design of the house. This may be choosing a light fitting that complements the height of the ceiling, as design trends go towards higher ceilings. The choice of materials is also changing. Plastic and resin is on the way out and the “old world” materials such as brass, copper, and crystal are on their way back in.

Lamps, Chandeliers, and Pendants

One trend that is coming through is based on the American trend of lighting a living area solely using lamps. This is great if you like to change your décor often as it is easy to change the light shades to match your colour scheme. If you plan to use several lamps, ensure that you have power points in the right place.

Chandeliers create a great feature in the home, but remember that their intention is to be a feature and not a primary light source. Treat the chandelier as a decorative piece and use strategic up lighting and down lighting for the primary light source. Pendants are also great as they are a functional light source as well as being decorative. You can use them individually or group them together for a fantastic look.

Source: HiPages 2011

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8 helpful tips for saving money on your drains

Spending too much money maintaining your drains? Check out these 8 helpful tips that can save your Strata Plan and Owners Corporation lots of money in the long run…

  • Record the regularity, location and costs each time the drains are blocked.
  • Ask your plumber what caused the blockage.
  • Ask your plumber where the lines are located; find out if they are under concrete driveway, under trees or in difficult to access locations. You may be able to get a diagram of the drains from your local water utility.
  • Get a CCTV inspection – any good maintenance plumber will have a CCTV Camera that can view the inside of the pipe and pinpoint the location of the problems. The plumber should also be able to provide you with a copy of the inspection on DVD or digital file, and a report based on the findings. That way you can use that report to get other quotes. You may have to pay for it but it could save you thousands in the long run.
  • Get a couple of quotes, be sure your comparing apples for apples.
  • Find out if you need to replace the entire drainage system or can you get away with just replacing a section or relining the section.
  • Can the affected sections be done at different times (to help with cash flow)? Will it cost more to have it done separately?
  • What will be the inconveniences faced by the residents during the work?

Result Plumbing is available 7 days a week and can help you with all your blocked drain and plumbing issues. Call 1300 780 760 now.

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