Hydro Jet Rodder drain clearance in Northside Brisbane

Hydro Jet Rodder drain clearance in Northside Brisbane

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With the Hydro Jet Rodder on board, Plumbaround can clear even the toughest blocked drains.  Whilst the electric eel is a great machine to clear lines, the Jet Rodder blasts all sorts of debris free from blocked sewer and stormwater lines.

Hydro Jetting cleans drains once cleared of a blockage with a high pressure water jet at up to 35,000kpa. The jet rodder achieves this by feeding a self propelled hose with a specifically designed nozzle up the drain.

There are many places an electric eel cannot go where a jetter hose travels with ease and does the job more effectively and efficiently. We have a variety of nozzles for use and with the ability to pull through toilet pans and tight PVC gully traps.

Hydro-jetting will clear storm water lines blocked by silt, sludge and sediment build up.  The hydro-jet method penetrates the dirt and flushes the drain in one action, leaving the drain clean and free flowing.

Call the Plumbaround team today on 3038-1038 to enquire about the Hydro Jet Rodder.

Exciting new office space in Chermside West

Exciting new office space in Chermside West

What a great morning for World Tradesman Day last Friday. A hot cooked brekkie at our office on Ainsdale Street, Chermside West. We even had a few locals lining up for a sausage (with onions on the top not the bottom!)

Thank you to the wonderful locals for welcoming us into the local community. It has been an easy transition with lovely people, good vibes & great coffee next door at Silky Oak Espresso.

Please pop your head in and say ‘hi’ next time you are in the area.


Concealed leak in Everton Park

Concealed leak in Everton Park

Have you recently received a high water bill for the quarter?  Is it quite excessive?  High water usage can result from a few different reasons but a big reason could be a concealed water leak on the property.

This is the type of leak you can not see or recognise and one that could be quite costly as a home owner.

The definition of a concealed leak is a water leak on your property that is hidden from your view.  A concealed leak is usually because of a cracked pipe either located underground or inside the house walls.

If the leak is located underground, you may notice a somewhat greener or damper patch of grass overtime, however this usually goes unnoticed.  The picture here is of a concealed water leak (excavated), slight dampness to the ground cover but ultimately it was a high usage water bill that alerted the owner to identify he had a possible water leak on their property.  This prompted a call to us here at Plumbaround.

The best way to detect a concealed water leak on your property is to contact your local plumber to perform a pressure test on the property water line.  This can determine whether or not you have a water leak on the property.  From here, your plumber will locate the leak for you or organise leak detection to do so.

Our plumbers are highly skilled and we have equipment to help locate a concealed water leak for you.

Please contact our office for further information on how we can assist you today to either find that costly leak or prevent a possible leak!

Blocked Drain in Albany Creek

Blocked Drain in Albany Creek

A blocked drain can be from a few different reasons, such as a squashed pipe or tree roots.  Tree roots are a major cause of drain blockages and must be rectified as the problem will only worsen with time.  If a tree root penetrates a pipe, it is highly likely that it will still grow in the pipe.  The tree root system grows to where food and water are located.  If you have a crack in a pipe, it is very likely a tree root will enters the drainage line.  A tree root can still penetrate and break a pipe even if there is no crack to begin with.

Warwick had fun recently clearing a gurgling shower drain line.  Tree roots can penetrate any drain if given the chance and the results are terrible.  This shower drain was completely full of tree roots and the line has now been repaired to ensure this doesn’t continue to happen.  The owner simply heard a constant gurgling in from the shower drain but over time it became worse.  Little did they know it was actually this bad!  The repair was only a small section of pipework but some instances see an entire drainage line being repaired.

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You can view the drain clearance here Shower drain clearance

Please contact our office for any further information on a possible blocked drain.  We have all the equipment to ensure your drains are  flowing freely and are in good repair.

5 Quick & Easy Tips to Ensure You Don’t Run Out of Hot Water This Winter

5 Quick & Easy Tips to Ensure You Don’t Run Out of Hot Water This Winter

Have you ever had your hot steaming shower rudely interrupted by ice cold water running down your back?

Especially in the middle of winter?

About 25% of the energy used in your home goes towards heating your water so there should be no excuses for having a cold shower!

Here are 5 quick and easy tips to ensure you never have a cold shower again!

1. Check the hot water system’s general condition

Look for any signs of rust or degradation on the exterior of the tank itself.

Start at the seams on the tank, which can be a weak spot. (this is particularly true of older tanks.)

While the inside itself may function (and heat the water), if there is a leak from the seams, you will be losing hot water and/or wasting electricity/gas.

Also make sure the hot water tank hasn’t misshapen as that would indicate that it’s time to call a plumber.

Lastly, check for rust. This usually goes hand-in-hand with leakage, but can also be caused by the tank itself degrading over time.

2. Inspect the Safety Relief Valve

If you’ve got a continuous dribble in your hot water valve, you might have particles caught in the valve itself.

This is a pretty easy fix.

Gently open the valve with the control lever or knob, and release a bit of water.

This will hopefully move any particles, dust or what have you caught in the mechanism.

Anything more than a drip, contact us and we’ll come out and take a look for you.

3. Inspect other hot water system valves

 If you’ve got a continuous dribble on any kind coming from the hot water system valves, it may mean you are wasting valuable water.

In these cases, you may need to enlist a plumber to inspect the possible replacement of the valves.

4. Size Matters!

An undersized water heater is usually the culprit if it seems like you never have enough hot water in your home.

If the problem is chronic—or if you’ve increased your needs for hot water by installing a big new soaking tub or high-flow shower head—you’ll probably need to get a new, larger water heater.

We’ve got access to some great hot water service dealers and can organise and replace your hot water system for you if needed.

5. Type of Hot Water System

Knowing what kind of hot water system you have can make a huge difference.

It’s surprising how many owners are unaware of having to fill their hot water units!

Check to see if your property’s water storage unit that requires filling with water every 3 months.

If it is a gas hot water system, check to see if the pilot light is still lit?

Taking the time to check your hot water system for these common issues could mean the difference between a hot and a cold shower tonight!

If you find that your hot water system needs a little extra attention by a professional plumber call the team at Plumbaround today.

Mention this blog article when you call and we’ll waive our call out fee ($60 saving).

Or book online by clicking on the link below.

Water leak in Keperra

Water leak in Keperra

Water Leaks on your property can go undetected for a long time before you or the council notice. It some cases you won’t know about a leak on your property until your water meter has been read by council.

We have recently attended to many cases where the main water lines have needed to be excavated in order to find the water leak below ground.

Once the damaged section has been located, we are able to repair the copper or poly pipe using the correct and approved fittings. We test all works to ensure everything is okay and then re instate the ground cover.

The first below picture was taken recently in Keperra and luckily the tenant identified the leak straight away in the front yard from the water pooling in one area.

This leak was quite slow and the leak itself was found on a split 25mm poly.  The issue was found and the repair was completed in a time manner.

This second picture is of a main water supply line in Carseldine that had been leaking for months and was only identified after council had read the water meter and found the property had a very excessively high water usage!

Plumbaround Pty Ltd can find just about every leak there is and repair it to ensure you do not waste any more water on your property than is necessary.

Some water leaks can waste up to 800 litres per day and this can go on for months!

Contact us on 3038-1038 at Plumbaround Pty Ltd is you suspect a water leak on your property and we will have a Qualified Plumber attend ASAP.