Water Restrictions & Water Saving Tips
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Below please find two handy downloadable reference documents illustrating water saving tips and water restrictions in the Western Cape. These documents were created as a handy reference guide, based on the information provided by the City of Cape Town.  You’ll need a PDF reader in order to view the documents, if you don’t have one you can download it HERE Click to Download Water Saving Tips Click to Download Water Restrictions

Keep your plumbing in tip top shape

Staying home over the festive season? An inevitable influx of friends and family is unavoidable. This means that the plumbing in your home needs to perform at a slightly higher level than usual. Here are some solutions to common issues we find occurring during the festive season. The geyser overflow runs very hot – Run some hot water in the bath or shower and contact your plumber immediately. The geyser overflow drips heavily – Slight dripping is normal due to expansion and the ambient heat, but if it is heavy you can turn your geyser thermostat down to see if this solves the problem. Blocked drains – You could use a special drain acid for minor issues. We stock some really good ones, but be careful and use only cold water with these products. Dripping taps – Spares and washers are your friend. We happen to stock a wide range of products that may be suitable. Cold showers due to too much hot water being used – 6 people should be able to shower comfortably for 4 minutes at a …

Style & Inspiration 1

Small Space 2 (Test)

Having a bathroom that conjures up images of a clown car is not ideal, unless you are a clown. Your bathroom should be a relaxing environment, not one where you feel constrained. Here are some tips that will hopefully help you make the most of the space you have.

 

1. Height is a turn on.

Pick basin mixers (taps) that help create height and add to the illusion of vertical space. Building on the vertical helps create height, even if the ceiling is too low for a Springbok lock to stand comfortably.

 

Product Care Tips

Want to keep your bathroom or kitchen products looking like new? We’ve put together a few tips to help you keep them in tip top shape. Chrome – Taps & Mixers – Stay away from abrasives. A light detergent and a clean micro fibre cloth should do the trick. Ceramics – Toilets & Basins – The same applies here. Use designated cleaners for toilets etc, and keep the outside and inside of basins clean by using a light detergent as well. Once again, no abrasives. A non-scratch scouring pad (the pink ones) should be fine, but be careful. Special Composites – V&A baths and basins are made from a patented Quarrycast material, and should not be cleaned with abrasives either. These products are super tough, but you don’t want to scratch them. Stainless Steel – Kitchen Sinks etc. A regular wipe should do the trick. We also have a special Inox Cream available to keep your sinks looking fresh. Aerators and Showers. Limescale is not only unsightly, but it limits the flow of water through showers and taps. Luckily most …

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Making the most out of a small space.

Having a bathroom that conjures up images of a clown car is not ideal, unless you are a clown. Your bathroom should be a relaxing environment, not one where you feel constrained. Here are some tips that will hopefully help you make the most of the space you have.

 

1. Height is a turn on.

Pick basin mixers (taps) that help create height and add to the illusion of vertical space. Building on the vertical helps create height, even if the ceiling is too low for a Springbok lock to stand comfortably.

 

2. Reflect, deeply.

Mirrors are your friends.

Water Saving Tips

Water is a scarce and precious resource, and we all have to do our bit to save where we can. We’re not saying that we should have the “marooned on a desert island” approach, but you can make a valuable difference just by making a small change. Here are some tips to help you save. Shower more, bath less. Having a bath may be relaxing, but you could save a lot by showering instead. While you’re in the shower, take a bucket along. This may seem odd, but all the water that ends up in the bucket could be used to water your plants. Forced savings. Limit the flow of water by selecting taps, showers & mixers that restrict water flow. You can’t get more wet than wet, and you’d be surprised just how little water is required once you start limiting the flow. On the up side you get that tingling air bubble feeling, while you use a shower or tap. So that’s more tingle, equal amount of clean and less water for a winning combination. Keep it flush. Flushing away clean water is rather …