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.
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.
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.
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 😥
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
A tempering valve mixes together your hot and cold water. This water is then delivered as hot tap water which is at a constant temperature. Tempering valves have a temperature sensitive element which adjusts the mix of hot and cold water depending on the temperature of the incoming water through the valve.
Failure of a tempering valve may result in little or no hot water at your place!
A tempering valve is designed to maintain a constant temperature when at the tap ware. This reduces the risk of accidental scalding, especially if you have little children.
Here at Plumbaround Pty Ltd, we can supply and install a new tempering valve to your property in no time at all, to ensure the safety of your family and ensure to you have hot water!! Adjustments to the tempering valve (if required) to the required temperature can be arranged by us on inspection.
The temperature is typically controlled by the valve to within 3% give or take. The tempering valve is to a temperature between 30 – 50 degrees. As an installer/licensed plumber, we have a duty of care to ensure that all aspects of the installation comply with the AS/NZS 3500 Plumbing and Drainage Standards, appropriate Codes of Practice and local regulations.
Tempering valves are required by law now to be installed on all new homes or renovations.
So, when replacing an old hot water system you must now install a tempering valve to reduce the temperature to 50°C or below in bathrooms.
Kitchen and laundry tap ware are still permitted to bypass the tempering valve and use the hot water directly from a standard electric or gas hot water tank.