Posts Tagged ‘David Conroy’

Mens Loos and Number Twos

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

The thinker
Why men spend so much time in the loo is still a mystery to me!
My Dad could disappear in there for what seemed like hours, he would emerge with the Herald under his arm and an understanding of what had been happening in the world.

He took time to think!

Meditation perhaps?
My eldest son is just the same. He has Dads brains.
Personally, I get in, do what I have too and get the hell out of there.

This clip is fun! If you have similiar experiences let me know.

Get your pipes checked…. I did!

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

November is Mens Health Month and my reminder came in the mail
“Its time to get your pipes checked again” said the friendly letter from my Colorectal surgeon.
It spelt out the process, the fasting, the preparation, the costs, the procedure on the day, what to expect afterwards, the discomfort but most of all…….. the benefit!
So on Sunday I began the preparation for a colonoscopy on Monday.
After a healthy and hearty breakfast on Sunday morning it was a time of fasting.
No food!
Then, from early afternoon into the evening I had to take not 1, not 2, but 3 doses of fairly unpleasant medicine that would clean my internal pipes so the surgeon could put his camera through them.
Now all this makes sense to a 54 year old male and father of 3 healthy and happy sons whose father, after being diagnosed with Prostate cancer passed away a few years ago.
So, I hear you ask, why is your plumber telling you this?
If your body is a temple and mine is and your home is your castle then it’s appropriate to get your pipes checked, especially if your castle has a history of problems or blockages in your sewer pipes
There are many parallels between a Colonoscopy and a Drainoscopy.

To get a Drainoscopy is easy!

We clear your pipes and then put a specialized drain camera through the pipes to find out what is actually going on in there.
Then we take the vision and put it on our YouTube channel with a description of what is going on in the pipes.
You can see it, you can share it, you can get a second opinion, you can evaluate the information and understand exactly what is going on underground or in your pipes.
Yes, it is a little uncomfortable.
But now I know that after Dr “L” has treated 2 areas of interest and checked my prostate, my pipes are in good condition.
I’ve seen the pictures.
And at the appropriate time, he will send me a reminder for my next Drainoscopy er Colonoscopy.

So to end on a high note watch this fun YouTube clip.

Welcome to Movember. Mens Health Month

Sunday, November 1st, 2015

Mens health is something very close to my heart.
Having lost my dad in 2009 to prostate cancer at 73 is something that changed the way I look at my own health and health checks.
Over this month Movember I plan to share the personal stories of plumbing colleagues, clients and work mates.
They’re all just normal men who felt a slight change in their bodies and had the courage and the good sense or friendly push to go and get their things checked out.
I’ve got some simple health tips that work for me and if they work for me, then, they’ll work for you too!
I’ve got some great summer recipes
So, I can hear you asking…. What the hell has mens health got to do with plumbing?
Well it has everything to do with plumbing.
Our bodies are temples, our home is our castle and our pipes within our temple and our castles need to function properly or we are “up shit creek”!
I’ve got some youTube clips to share some funny, some educational, some frightening!

8 Reasons to drink water!

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

water yogi

It’s easy to take water for granted.

I spend most of my life working with water, delivering it to your taps and toilets and working on blocked drains that won’t allow waste water to run away.

My entire family’s leisure time is spent scuba diving and snorkeling, surfing and sailing, swimming and socialising on and in the water. Water is a major part of our life, and when we’ve finished having fun in the water we all shower off!

But drinking water is something I must make part of my life as middle age sneaks up on me, I know to be with the ones I love and do the things I love,  I must have good health.

And, I usually say if I can do it, then it’s pretty easy to do!

So here’s my top 8 good reasons why I should drink more water

Lose weight: Drinking water helps you lose weight because it flushes out the by-products of fat breakdown.  Drinking water reduces hunger, it’s an effective appetite suppressant so you’ll eat less.  Plus, water has zero calories.

A Natural Remedy for Headache: Helps relieve headache and back pain usually caused by dehydration.  Although many reasons contribute to headache, dehydration is the common one. This is a big one for me.

Better Productivity at Work: Your brain is mostly made up of water, so drinking water helps you think better and be more alert, cause we need more lerts!

Better Exercise: Drinking water regulates your body temperature. So you should feel more energetic when doing exercises. Water helps fuel your muscles and I need that.

Helps with Digestion and Constipation: Drinking water raises your metabolism because it helps with digestion.  Fibre and water should  go hand in hand so that you can have your daily bowel movement. Good for the personal plumbing and the house plumbing.

Reduce Sickness: Drinking plenty of water helps fight against flu and things like kidney stones and heart attack.  I fill the water jug and roughly cut 2 or 3 lemons, leave it to sit for a while. It apparently helps intestinal problems? Plus it can improve your immune system.

Improve your Mood: Your body feels very good and that’s why you feel happy. Helps with Furking   (Having fun…….. while you’re working).

Reduce the Risk of Cancer: Some studies of the digestive system show that drinking a healthy amount of water may reduce the risks of bladder cancer and colon cancer. Water dilutes the concentration of cancer-causing agents in the urine and shortens the time in which they are in contact with your bladder lining. Now, that sounds good to me!

Water Saving Tips for your Garden.

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

water plants
Did you know about 35% of household water usage occurs in the garden.
In my daily rounds the common theme is how the spring has unfolded, the gardens are in bloom, the Jasmine flowers have come and gone.
We’ve had very little rain lately on the coast but after recent temperatures reaching 36deg our gardens are dry.
It helps if you know the needs of your plants. More plants die from over watering than lack of water so don’t drown em.

So here are a few water saving Do’s and Don’ts
Do choose water efficient plants and grasses.
Do mulch your garden.
Do install a drip feed system to water the gardens and lawns. It’s pretty easy to do. If you need a hand just ask us.
Don’t water in the heat of the day. Heat = Evaporation and the watering process can burn your lawn and plants. Water early or late. Cool is good!
Don’t assume the garden needs watering. Check the soil to see whether its dry before turning on that hose.
Don’t water for long periods if your garden slopes. The water just runs off. Allow it to soak in!
Don’t water on windy days especially with sprinklers and fine sprays. Wind increases evaporation.
Don’t water everyday, if its practical give em a drink twice a week to encourage the roots to grow deeper
Don’t water for 1-2 weeks after a good soaking rain.

Don’t forget to drink yourself. Personal hydration is even more important!
Kanga Paws

Just Add Water

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Everyone is talking about the upcoming summer like the imminent return of an old old friend.
My sunrise learn to surf visits to the local beaches find them full of boys and girls and boot campers getting buffed for the summer unveiling of the new bod.
And everyone is drinking water out of water bottles.
Now, Hydration is not a new theme and the sweat produced to work that body needs to be topped up with good old H2O, Adams ale, water, the universal solvent.
Its well known that people who engage in strenuous physical exertion or live in a hot climate (thats us people) need to drink plenty of water.
After swallowing more than my share of the Tasman Sea most mornings, I guzzle water from the beach taps to rehydrate myself.Drink Aqua
The human body is anywhere from 55% to 78% water depending on your body size.
A simple rule of thumb, 2/3 of our body consists of water. Did you know that your tissues and organs are mainly made up of water?
• Muscle consists of 75% water, Blood consists of 83% water, Bone consists of 22% of water, Brain consists of 90% of water.
• The recommended is 8-10 glasses of aqua per day.
• So remember, if your gonna work it, you have to re-hydrate it.
• Dr Dave says Drink more water!

Water saving tips for Spring

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Now we are really into spring,  the gardens are blooming and after our long weekend heatwave, the lawn needs to be watered.

A dripping tap can waste up to anywhere between 30 and 200 litres of water a day. That’s over 70,000 litres a year.
dripping tap
So here are a couple of simple water saving tips to get you through spring and the long hot summer ahead.

Ensure all household and garden are always turned off tightly so they don’t drip. Don’t force taps as you can damage them and actually cause leaks.
Develop a regular routine of checking all indoor and outdoor taps, washers and pipes for leaks, cracks and breaks.
Check all your household appliances for water leaks.
Learn how to repair leaking taps. A new washer is inexpensive and easily available at your local hardware store.

If in doubt call us for some over the phone guidance on  02 9664 4990

Broncos and Cowboys Long Weekend

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

The October long weekend brings a sporting feast to Sydney
NRL fans will descend on our city for the Grand Final between the Brisbane Broncos and the North Queensland Cowboys.
The Lone Drainer and Pronto loves cowboys and horses
My heart says Cowboys but the head says Broncos.
The Epsom Handicap will be run at Royal Randwick. I’m tipping Sadlers Lake with the great Jim Cassidy riding.
Whilst in Melbourne, the AFL sees the the Hawks Hawthorn up against the Eagles from West Coast. Go the Eagles!
What ever you’re doing, have fun!
And if you have a plumbing emergency… you can call us!
The winner

Why use an electric eel

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

Dateline: March 21st 2015
Less than 5% of blocked drains in Sydney are cleared by electric eel.
The rest are cleared and cleaned by high pressure water drain cleaners that operate by pumping clean water at very high pressure through a series of hoses into a sewer pipe to clear the blockage.
Over 85% of blocked drains are caused by tree roots and we can show you how to Stop Tree Roots in Drains
Watch this short 2 minute YouTube video to see how we use the “Rattlesnake” drain cleaner to clear your blockage!

Blocked Pipes and Council Trees

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Did you know many blocked sewers are caused by the tree roots from Council street trees?
Tree crushes sewerThis is becoming a very big drain on the budget of many local councils.
The council owned trees that make some of our more sought after suburban streets very special, are creating havoc underground by repeatedly blocking the sewer pipelines from many of the homes in those streets.
Councils are fighting a losing battle trying to bring the tree roots under control.
The budgets of many local councils are strained as they just can’t keep up with the demand of their ratepayers to attend to sewer blockages, caused by these street trees.
There is an economical way for local councils to Stop Tree Roots in Pipes and ease the burden on the budget and the ratepayers who have regular tree root blockages.
Vaporooter Kills Roots. Period!