Preparing for the Storm Season – Your Plumbaround Checklist

Preparing for the Storm Season – Your Plumbaround Checklist

Prepare for the storm season. Check your down pipes, have your drains checked and cleared. Have a qualified plumber inspect your gutters and plumbing for leaks and structural damage., remove tree branches close to your home, clear garden waste around the yard.
How To Prepare For The Storm Season In Brisbane

If you’re struggling to get these things done around your home or need advice, contact the experienced team at Plumbaround. We can visit your home and help you tick off items from your list. Call us on (07) 30381038.

11 Tips To Help You Prepare For The Storm Season

  1. Check your gutters to see if they are leaks or structural damage
  2. Check gutters to see if there are leaves and rubbish that may have been blown in since the last storm season
  3. Check downpipes for blockages
  4. Get tree branches trimmed that are too close to the home. This prevents leaves falling into the gutters. Also prevents rodents enter the roof space via the gutters
  5. Get a licensed commercial/ residential plumber to call over to your property or home and down a thorough checkup on the gutters, downpipes and drains around the home.
  6. Check your insurance policy to see if you are covered for storm damage
  7. Write down emergency numbers (fire, police and ambulance) and keep it in a place easy to find
  8. Learn where the power, gas and water mains are so that you can turn these services off in emergencies.
  9. Pay attention to weathers alerts on the net, radio and TV.
  10. Get an emergency kit ready and place it in an easily accessible place
  11. Get to know the neighbors so each can take care of the other when emergencies occur.

If you’re struggling to get these things done around your home or need advice, contact the experienced team at Plumbaround. We can visit your home and help you tick off items from your list. Call us on (07) 30381038.

7 Types of Pipes you will find in Commercial Properties

7 Types of Pipes you will find in Commercial Properties

There are many types of plumbing materials installed in commercial buildings.

The main 7 are:

👨‍🔧 Stainless steel pipes – neat but high price tag, good around coastal areas and strength is vital for building owners.

👨‍🔧 PEX pipes – flexible plastic piping. Popular in residential and small businesses. Some advantages over copper piping.

👨‍🔧 Copper pipes – most expensive option with excellent durability and reliability. Can handle high pressure, preferred choice for refrigerant lines and underground.

👨‍🔧 PVC pipes – are used for cold and hot potable water as well as sewerage. Not as suitable in indoor and drainage applications.

👨‍🔧 Galvanized pipes – can be used to transport grey water and non-potable water. Less frequently used in domestic settings due to rust in smaller pipes.

👨‍🔧 Brass pipes – highly resistant to rust and corrosion and most durable option for commercial plumbing applications with a long lifespan. Brass also threads better than stainless steel pipes and is safe for both hot and cold-water delivery.

👨‍🔧 CPVC pipes – low priced option that can withstand exposure to heat and often approved for water delivery applications such as drinking water.

When you need to choose pipe materials for commercial properties such as apartment buildings, working with a professional plumber will ensure you get the best guidance regarding the most reliable and cost-effective options.

Call Plumbaround today to schedule a job.



The best plumbers will be reliable, have good customer service and be available for you in emergency situations, in addition to planned maintenance.  By choosing the best commercial plumbers, you are ensuring that they will make all repairs correctly the first time and deliver results you can rely on.

Licensed and Insured – Firstly, confirm that your plumber is licensed and insured (especially within your state). This protects your properties from potential damage and legal consequences.

Experience – Ensure that the commercial plumber has experience which ideally should include working on the type of building(s) that you manage. Plus, working with facilities managers, real estate agents or body corporate managers (or others in similar roles). Experience allows for more efficient and better-quality work.

Old or new plumbing systems? – Has the plumber experience with both old and new plumbing systems? This is particularly important for buildings with older systems. Have they got the tools and skills needed to work on it?

Qualifications – Experience and qualifications don’t always go hand-in-hand, however, sometimes you can find one without the other. Confirm that your chosen plumber is qualified to work on all of the systems they will maintain. Ensure they have passed any necessary tests and training to receive the relevant certification.

Warranty – Pay attention to whether your chosen plumbing company offers a warranty of some sort. Many will offer guarantees on their services for a set amount of time.

Services Offered – Ideally, it’s best to use a single commercial plumbing provider that offers all of the services you need. You do not want to have to work with several companies, and by working with just a single company, you save yourself time and hassle. You may also get financial savings this way.

Communication and Customer Service – The best commercial plumbers will be available 24/7 for emergencies and be at least professional, if not friendly, on the phone.

Recommendations and References – It’s important to pay attention to reviews from others especially for those who’ve used the plumber for similar services to your business.

Reputation – Pay attention to the plumber’s overall reputation. Look for online reviews even if you already have a glowing recommendation. You want to find consistency in the reviews. An occasional issue is not a concern, as long as the plumber quickly resolves it.

Need assistance with Commercial plumbing issues & maintenance? We are experienced in this area and happy to help! Call us on 07 3038 1038 or visit our website.

Are you ready for storm season?

Are you ready for storm season?

As we all know in South East Queensland, storm season is fast approaching and if you have ever wondered is there a plumber near me, the answer if YES, Plumbaround!  

We have recently attended a property in North Brisbane where the owner thought the sewerage from the drain was causing a wet patch in the grassed area of their property. 

Upon investigation we found it was a leaking tap that was undetected and was dripping into the down pipes and leaking below the ground into the stormwater line. 

We serviced the tap, cleaned the line, camera’d the line & located the issue. 

The Result …

The stormwater pipe is repaired and is now flowing freely.  The owners will now be ready for storm season & free of a flooding emergency when the rain hits this year.

If you are currently experiencing or previously had overflowing stormwater or sewerage pipe work and flooding on the property and you want to avoid an emergency,

book an inspection with the Plumbaround team today.

Call the team on 07 3038 1038 or email info@plumbaround.com.au

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.