Blocked drain at Stafford

Plumbaround Pty Ltd attended to an urgent call out on the weekend to a blocked drain in Stafford.  The owners found they were unable to use their facilities due to blocked pipework.  This is quite a common occurrence screen-shot-2016-10-24-at-9-10-39-amwith tree roots being to blame for most attendances.  Roots generally enter drains from cracked joints and restrict flow, in turn causing blockages.  This is not the only cause for backed up and blocked drains but seems to be a high percentage of the call outs we attend too.

We send our drain cleaner machine down the nearest access on site, all properties should have and Overflow Relief Gully as per Australian Plumbing Standards AS3500 which is in place to prevent internal house flooding.

Using the drain cleaner we were able to locate this blockage 16 meters down from the ORG on the property at the back of the house.  Some blockages can easily be over 50 meters in from the ORG.  We were able to pull back the tree roots blocking this pipework.  Although it is not uncommon to push the blockage through with the drain machine head.

How do you know if you have a blockage in the pipework/ drain line on your property?

  1. Can you hear a gurgling sound when using taps / toilets?
  2. Have you noticed a smell and not sure where it’s coming from?
  3. Are your drains, either sewer or stormwater overflowing?

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If the answer to any of the above is yes, then chances are you have a blockage in the pipework on your property. Blockages can mean many things and none of them are good, so it’s best to get them taken care of quickly and efficiently by your local plumber.

Plumbaround Pty Ltd are highly skilled in clearing all types of blockages as quickly as possible.  Contact us via email or phone for all urgent blockages!  We will attend as soon as possible to ensure you and your family are able to use your facilities.

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No hot water in Albany Creek

A slightly different hot water system sitting half in the wall

A slightly different looking hot water system sitting half in the wall!

No hot water!  There is nothing worse than having your hot water system burst and leak everywhere.  And also not having any hot water because of it!

Check out this existing hot water system replacement we have just attended too!  The previous hot water system was sitting half in the wall, not really something you see too often and not something that is up to the Australian Standards in Plumbing and Drainage these days!!

The tenant was lucky to notice the leaking water from the hot water system so quickly as to avoid damage to the property, especially in behind the walls.

Of course when we supplied and installed a new hot water system to the property, we upgraded it to comply with the Australian Plumbing and Drainage Standards.  It’s a shame we didn’t have any spare brick work on hand to patch up the hole in the wall.  Might be a little job down the track for the handyman.

The hot water system now complying with the Australian Plumbing Standards.

The new hot water system now complying with the Australian Plumbing Standards.

Help is only a phone call away when you are in need of hot water today.  Day or night, we are happy to answer your calls and attend to any situation.

We also enjoy coming across plumbing that is a little different, just like the above hot water system.  If you have seen something a little quirky please let us know about it or send us a pic!

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Drain Camera location in Albany Creek

Screen Shot 2016-08-02 at 7.58.31 AMWe offer a Drain Camera location service with a detailed report and video footage in order to better understand any issues you may be having with blocked drains and pipes on your property, from sewer lines and storm water drains to waste water pipes.

Quite often a drain or line can be unblocked using a Drain Cleaner Machine, just to re block down the track.  When this occurs, it is usually because of a more involved problem in the drains and lines on the property.

The most common cause of blocked and busted pipes is because of tree roots and root masses in your drains and pipes.  We can clear the roots out with the Drain Cleaner machine and then locate exactly where the problem lies and the depth of the issue.

We give our clients the video footage with a detailed report outlining the issue and how we can rectify this for the owner.

We will work with our client to ensure the problem is rectified in an efficient and timely manner, with the least disruption as possible.

Contact Plumbaround 0410 371 220 or click here to enquire about a Camera location service today.