Starting a Business in the New Year? The Crucial Role Plumbing Plays

Are you preparing to embark on the exciting journey of opening your doors for business in the New Year? Whether you’re venturing into a large commercial enterprise or starting a cozy cafe, hairdresser or local gym, considering the plumbing requirements is a crucial step in ensuring a smooth start. Collaborating with licensed plumbers during planning and construction can make all the difference in the functionality and compliance of your plumbing systems.

While the allure of design and decor captures attention, the often-overlooked backbone of your establishment is the network of pipes and fixtures beneath the surface. Robust plumbing forms the foundation of a well-functioning business, influencing everything from customer satisfaction to regulatory adherence.

Benefits of Partnering with Licensed Plumbers

  1. Expertise and Compliance: Licensed plumbers bring a wealth of expertise to the table, navigating the intricacies of plumbing codes and regulations to ensure your establishment complies with local laws. This not only safeguards against legal issues but also prioritises the safety of your clients and staff.
  2. Tailored Solutions: Recognising that every business has unique plumbing needs, licensed plumbers assess your specific requirements and deliver tailored solutions. Whether it’s a medical facility requiring specialised medical gas systems or a restaurant with a commercial kitchen, professional plumbers design systems that align with the demands of your business.
  3. Long-Term Reliability: Investing in quality plumbing during the construction phase pays off in the long run. Licensed plumbers utilise durable materials and best practices, guaranteeing the longevity and reliability of your plumbing systems, resulting in fewer disruptions and maintenance issues down the road.

Steps Toward Plumbing Success

  1. Early Collaboration: Incorporate plumbers into the initial stages of your business planning to gain insights that inform decisions about the layout and design of your space, optimising plumbing efficiency.
  2. Budgeting Wisely: Although it may seem like an additional expense, investing in professional plumbing services is a prudent financial decision. Cutting corners in this area can lead to costly repairs and renovations in the future, making a well-designed plumbing system an investment in the success and sustainability of your business.
  3. Futureproofing: Business needs evolve, and technology advances. Working with licensed plumbers enables you to future-proof your plumbing systems, accommodating changes with minimal hassle, be it new equipment or facility expansions.

Considerations for Varied Businesses

  • Restaurants and Cafes: Efficient kitchen plumbing is crucial. Collaborate with plumbers to optimise the placement of sinks, dishwashers, and cooking equipment. Install proper grease traps to prevent plumbing issues and address environmental concerns.
  • Offices and Workspaces: Prioritise adequate restroom facilities for employee comfort and ensure proper plumbing for toilets, sinks, and other amenities. Consider installing water-efficient fixtures to promote sustainability and reduce utility costs.
  • Retail Spaces: For businesses welcoming customers, maintain clean and well-equipped restroom facilities. Plumbing issues can impact the overall customer experience.
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Spaces: Industries with specialised machinery may require unique plumbing solutions. Collaborate with plumbers familiar with the specific needs of your equipment.

As you prepare for the opening of your business in the New Year, recognise that plumbing is more than a necessity—it’s an investment in the longevity, functionality, and compliance of your establishment. By investing in a robust foundation in plumbing, you set the stage for a prosperous and thriving business.

5 Dangers of ‘DIY’ Plumbing


Trying to save money with DIY plumbing repairs can lead to expensive and dangerous problems in the long run. Avoid these risks by hiring a licensed and experienced plumber.

When it comes to plumbing repairs, DIY might seem like a cost-effective option, but it can often cause more harm than good. Here are five reasons why you should avoid DIY plumbing and call the experts at Plumbaround instead:

Causing irreparable damage

Even a small mistake during a DIY repair can cause significant damage to your home. Water damage and mould growth can weaken the structure of your home and compromise its safety, while a gas leak can be hazardous to your health and safety.

Safety concerns

Plumbing work can be dangerous, especially when dealing with gas lines, sewage, or hot water. Without proper training and equipment, you could put yourself and your family at risk of injury or illness.

Code violations

DIY plumbing work that doesn’t meet local building codes and regulations can result in fines, penalties, or legal issues. Hiring a licensed plumber ensures that your plumbing work meets all local codes and regulations, preventing any potential issues down the line.

Costly mistakes

Attempting to do plumbing work yourself can result in costly mistakes that end up costing you more money in the long run. A professional plumber will have the skills and expertise to do the job right the first time, saving you time and money.

Lack of proper tools

Plumbing work requires specialized tools and equipment that most homeowners don’t have access to. A professional plumber will have access to the necessary tools and equipment, ensuring that any plumbing issues are diagnosed and resolved correctly.

Don’t risk damage to your home or your safety – contact Plumbaround! Our licensed and experienced plumbers will ensure that your plumbing system is functioning properly and that any issues or repairs are addressed quickly and efficiently.

Call Plumbaround today at 07 3038 1038.

AusMumpreneur Awards

AusMumpreneur Awards

Congratulations to our Director, CFO & Office Manager Peita Royal on your nomination & acceptance as a finalist for the AusMumpreneur Awards.

The Awards nationally recognise the best and brightest Australian Mums in business, acknowledging success in business, product development & innovation and customer service.

The AusMumpreneur Awards show case the business and professional achievements of many talented mums nationally. Congratulations again on becoming a finalist across Three Categories.

Hydro Jet Rodder drain clearance in Northside Brisbane

Hydro Jet Rodder drain clearance in Northside Brisbane

Jetter The Gap

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.

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.