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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Are you a landlord or property owner? Are you conscious about saving water? Is your property due for an annual Water Efficiency Assessment?
We assess all tap ware, toilets and showers on the property and test the flow rates to ensure they fall within the allowed range to be considered water efficient.
According to the RTA, tenants can only be charged for water consumption if:
– the property is individually metered (or water is delivered by vehicle), and
– the property is water efficient, and
– the tenancy agreement states the tenant must pay for water consumption (The State of Queensland Residential Tenancies Authority, Manage newsletter subscriptions, 29-05-2017)
We can easily assess your property and upon completion of any required rectifications, we will provide you with a Water Efficiency Certificate.
Contact the office 0410 371 220 today to discuss a suitable time for a plumber to attend and check over your property.
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.