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Blocked Drain in Everton Park

What’s our favourite job here @ Plumbaround Pty Ltd?? A drain clearance!!  The amount of drain clearances we attend to is usually 1-2 per day.  Our young apprentice Matt is learning the ropes to clear a blocked drain with one of our Drain Cleaner Machines.

Drain ClearanceThis drain in Everton Park used 8 rods to clear, most likely right on the council connection to the property.  We pulled back large tree roots from a root penetration located at around 6 rods down the drain.  We use a specific head on the end of the drain cleaner which is able to cut the roots blocking the pipework.  Some of these roots are pulled back with the drain cleaner and others push through the line.

It’s amazing what we find hiding and blocking drains.  Things that should not be flushed but are flushed!!  The most common reason is broken pipework where a root penetration happen has happened.  Where break has occurred, if not repaired in a timely manner, the drain is highly likely to block again.  Over time the blockages worsen as does the break in the pipework.

Clearing a drain is not for the feint hearted and is usually a not so nice job but hey, someone has to do it!  Our equipment is maintained to ensure we can unblock the majority of drains and ensure the safety of our staff as well.

We are available day and night to clear blocked drains, and only a phone call away!  Please don’t hesitate to contact us.  Phone or email, we will respond straight away!!

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Water leak repair in Brisbane City

Check out this video Boxing day fun of the water leak Warwick attended to on Boxing Day 2016!  😯 😥   The leak was in a high rise in Brisbane City with no plumbing suppliers open to source parts from because of the Boxing Day public holiday.  Upon arrival to the high rise building, Plumbaround Pty Ltd found a constant dripping from the ceiling from floor 22 in the corridor.Screen Shot 2017-01-20 at 8.01.37 AM

After investigation work, Warwick found there to be a split in the pipe on a bend. In an attempt to install a repair band on the damaged which is directly on the elbow (bend of the pipe), it has worsened the leak and then needed to be cut out.  Without suppliers open to source the parts he needed, Warwick has had to fabricate a new bend out of what parts he had available in the truck.

The affected section of pipework has been cut out while still under pressure (hot water still flowing through the pipe) as the hot water was unable to be fully shut down.  Hours later and after testing all works, the repair band was holding pressure! Exciting times, with burns to his hands and all  😥Screen Shot 2017-01-20 at 8.01.57 AM

Far from a relaxing day on the Boxing Day public holiday!  Just another day @ work with Plumbaround Pty Ltd and the start of the busiest 3 weeks we have seen.  We thought the lead up to Christmas was busy but that was just the beginning  🙂  🙂

If you come across a leak or water stains, especially with hot water, enlist the services of a Qualified Plumber such as Plumbaround Pty Ltd to commence investigative work before the situation worsens and damages your home and belongings.

Our Plumbaround Pty Ltd office staff and highly qualified plumbers are always happy to talk with you about a leak or water damage situation to ensure you receive the correct information about what course of action if required.

We are available day and night to take your calls or will endeavour to respond to your email ASAP!!!  

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Flooded house in Yeronga

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Happy New Year to all our wonderful clients, partners and suppliers!  We feel as though there was no real break between 2016 and 2017, although Warwick did manage to have Christmas day off though!!  This has been the most hectic time of the year we’ve ever experienced and we’ve really hit the ground running for a great start to 2017!

Here are a couple of pics from a job recently over the New Year’s public holidays in Yeronga, where the property was flooding through the house.  Upon investigation, we found the issue to be much bigger than first anticipated.  img_8866

This is a wooden floor board removed off the back deck, underneath is basically a swimming pool in the heavy rains experienced in the area.  The water pooled in so quickly and the only way the water could escape is by seeping into the inside of the property.

We attended site around 10:30pm at night.  Whilst there was nothing we could instantly do in the dark and the rain, I know it put the tenants mind at ease that we were able to attend so urgently.

Trouble-shooting and problem solving plays a big part in plumbing.  Our plumbers can img_8865investigate an issue and problem solve basically on the spot for the best outcome and solution to a pressing issue.

We thank all our clients and partners for their patience over this very busy period as we endeavour to assist everyone in a timely manner, and as always we place high priority on emergencies first but we aim to attend to every job!

Please don’t hesitate to contact us day or night for all your plumbing and gas fitting needs.  We are only a phone call away.

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Blocked drains in Albany Creek

Uh-oh, how did you all go in the heavy rain last night?  We are situated in Albany Creek and we had an amazing lightening show, very loud clapping thunder and awoke to early morning wake up calls to blocked drains and down pipes!  All Plumbaround Pty Ltd staff had an early start to the day with the daily planned jobs ahead and many emergencies thrown in as well.outdoor-drainage-issue-01-12-16

A few tenants and owners had a not so pleasant morning awakening to flooding due to blockages.  Whilst there isn’t much you can do once flooding has occurred, except to contact your local Plumbaround Pty Ltd plumber to help you out.  However leading into this storm season there are a few things you can do to ensure your that your property and possessions stay safe and unaffected by stormy weather.  A backlog of water during a wild storm can cause subsequent overflowing and damage to your roof, ceilings and walls.

  1.  Clean out your gutters!  Yes regular maintenance on your gutters will ensure they are free from debris and that they flow correctly during heavy rains.  Cleaning your gutters keeps your down pipes unblocked and free flowing as well as ensuring no rotting matter corrodes out the gutters and down pipes.  Yes of course we can help you organise to clean out your gutters, contact us today for an inspection and a plan of attack before storm season hits.
  2. Seriously consider gutter guard protection for your gutters, especially after cleaning the gutters free of debris  and especially if you have just had new gutters installed on your home!  What better what to protect your gutters and down pipes and your property stormy weather.  Contact us here at Plumbaround Pty Ltd for an inspection and a FREE quote today!
  3. If you have noticed any strange drain or pipe issues lately or in recent months, contact us and we’ll send one of our professional plumbers out to check these problem areas before a storm hits and amplifies the problem to make sure you do not have a blocked drain.  Prevention is always cheaper and easier than emergency plumbing!  Good luck and stay safe!

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New Drainage lines in Aspley

Plumbaround Pty Ltd has started some rectification plumbing works on a commercial property in Aspley.  The rectification works are to the drainage below the building.  Whilst the property underwent previous renovations a short while ago, the drainage lines seem to have been forgotten and not completed to the Australian Plumbing and Drainage Standards AS3500.img_7669

As you can see by the photos, there a few existing waste lines running from the commercial kitchen and are not to the Plumbing and Drainage Standard and are clearly bowing from the excessive heat running through them.

We intend to supply and install Geberit High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) which is manufactured for the purpose of discharging wastewater from greasy wastes (restaurants etc), trade waste (factories), laboratory waste, sanitary and stormwater.

Geberit HDPE is temperature resistant and can be used in drainage systems for discharge temperatures up to 80° C  and therefore suiting the purpose of this commercial property.img_7662

The job is now set to commence after a slight delay in which we consulted with a Brisbane City Council Plumbing Inspector on most efficient way to achieve the best possible outcome for this commercial premises.  Can not believe it previously passed on a plumbing inspection!

Geberit HDPE pipes and fittings are UV stabilised, and are low on maintenance.  The HDPE pipe gives out a low heat loss through the pipe wall which prevents grease and fat from solidifying on its way out to the grease trap.

Geberit HDPE has a higher abrasion resistance than metal which gives it the edge over other materials in drainage applications where abrasion effects the life of the pipework and it is extremely resistant to chemicals and solvents. Itis the ideal material for use in Trade Waste, Greasy Waste, DWV, Stormwater, Laboratory or Industrial Drainage applications.

We will post some photos once the job is completed, it will look totally different!!

Contact Plumbaround Pty Ltd for more information on plumbing and drainage.  We are happy to visit site and provide you with a QUOTE today.

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Installing Gutter Guard in Keperra

We recently spent a day installing this brilliant product ‘Leaf free Gutter Guard in Keperra http://leaffreegutterguards.com.au   img_7903

This super smart owner had new gutters installed a while ago and with storm season fast approaching, the owner decided to have the Leaf Free gutter guard installed to protect his new gutters from leaf matter and debris.

At Plumbaround Pty Ltd, we can organise everything for you, and supply and install this gutter guard to your new gutters or existing gutters.  For the purpose of keeping leaf matter and debris out of your gutters, existing gutters and down pipes would require cleaning out to ensure they are free of material before installing.  We can also help you out there with the cleaning of your gutters.

Leaf Free Gutter Guard comes with up to a 20 year warranty and is flame resistant.  The product suits most roof types and is available in a range of colours.12-fitting-guard-under-tiles

The best part is after we supply and install your brand new Leaf Free Gutter Guard, you will NEVER have to clean your gutters EVER again!!  Is that amazing or what??

 

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Get into contact with us today and we will visit site to measure up and provide you with a FREE quote.  Our roof plumbers at Plumbaround Pty Ltd are experts at installing the gutter guard and will have the job completed before you know it!

 

 

 

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