Maintaining your home’s plumbing system is extremely important. While plumbing issues can be unexpected, having the right tools on hand can save you time and money. In this blog post, we’ll explore the essential tools that every homeowner should have on hand for plumbing maintenance in 2023.
Plunger: A plunger is a fundamental tool for clearing clogs in sinks, toilets, and showers. It’s essential for any homeowner and can quickly resolve minor blockages.
AdjustableWrench: An adjustable wrench allows you to tighten or loosen nuts and bolts on pipes and fixtures. It’s a versatile tool for various plumbing tasks and ensures secure connections.
Spanner set: while the adjustable wrench is handy for many nuts and bolts, it can also cause damage like scratches or round-off the edges. Spanners are specific to size, so when used correctly, they won’t cause damage to your taps or other plumbing systems.
Duct Tape: Include duct tape in your toolkit for a quick, temporary fix for minor plumbing issues like small leaks or cracks. While it’s not a long-term solution, wrapping duct tape around a problem area can buy you time until proper repairs can be made.
Thread Seal Tape: Thread Seal tape or plumbing tape is an inexpensive yet essential tool for creating watertight seals on threaded connections. It helps prevent leaks in pipe joints and fittings, ensuring a secure and reliable connection.
The most important tool for plumbing emergencies is Plumbaround’s number on your speed dial: 07 3038 1038
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.
At Plumbaround we are committed to ensuring a COVID-19 Safe workplace for our staff & a COVID-19 Safe service for our clients. We have implemented a COVID-19 Safe plan to manage the spread of COVID-19. Queensland’s Roadmap to Easing Restrictions outlines how businesses can operate and at which stage. We have undertaken planning to ensure we keep our business, our staff and our customers safe. We have our Work Health and Safety Plan in place, and keep up to date with strategies to on how to manage COVID-19 in this ever-changing time.
Our staff have undertaken Infection Control Training and COVID-19 Safe training in order for Plumbaround to continue to provide a safe Plumbing & Gas fitting service to our clients. Rest assure we are well equipped with up to date policies and directives from the the World Health Organisation; Queensland Health & the Australian Government.
Our staff and client health & safety is our upmost priority at all times. Remember to regularly wash your hands; use hand sanitiser where possible & practice 1.5m social distancing at all times.
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.
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!
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.