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I love my mother-in-law but I never planned on living with her permanently. I have been enjoying her living with us now that we have kids but I feel like we all need some extra space so I am getting a granny flat built at the back of our block. This should allow us to have some extra space to make sure everyone has the privacy that they need whilst we can still be a family. This block has some tip on the process of building a granny flat including how to choose a contractor and how to get the council approval for the build.


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Building an extension for my mother-in-law

Don't Wait Until Your Pump Fail! Know When to Call a Professional for Repairs

by Chloe Cooper

Understanding the way your pump works proves useful when diagnosing problems that may occur over the course of its use. As a mechanical device, your pump serves to increase the pressure of the fluid or gas being pumped. This process is achieved by using energy to help with the content pressurisation. Since your pump is subject to wear and tear, you need to be observant and take proactive measures to save it if you notice any of the following problems.


Consider calling a professional as soon as you notice a leakage in any of your pumps as this directly translates to a decrease in output pressure. Your pump needs to be in top shape for maximum efficiency. Leakages may be caused by various reasons ranging from excessive fluid pressure to corrosion and irregular temperatures. You can commission tests to be run by an expert to reveal the issue and advise accordingly.

Reduced Liquid Flow

The reason why you have a pump is that you require that pressure to deliver the liquid or gas. When your pump starts slacking and showing visible signs of decreased pressure on flow, it is time to get it checked by a professional. They will be in a better position to open up the pump to check for the reasons for the reduced liquid flow. Some pumps require technical operation when repairing, and your best choice is having an expert work to restore your pump's full functionality.


Since a pump is constantly in motion, it is accompanied by vibration and low sounds. More pronounced noises, such as rattling and clicking occurring during the use of your pump, may be indicators of air bubbles forming in the liquid being pumped. This is a result of rapid changes in pressure or corrosion in your pump, and you should seek immediate pump repair from a professional to have it restored back to full productivity.

Sudden breakdowns

Sudden, unexplained failures of your pump to perform appropriately may indicate a power failure or a more critical mechanical breakdown. By seeking the expertise of a professional for a pump repair, you will be in a position to discover the problem and correct it before it leads to more damage and possible permanent failure. 

The efficiency of your pump is influenced directly by its functional health. Routine maintenance and good handling will ensure that your pump runs smoothly for a long time. With the above-discussed problems, you should have an insight into how your pump works and how to diagnose arising problems. Luckily, you do not have to handle the problem yourself and can always contact a professional for your pump repair needs.