Have you recently received a high water bill for the quarter? Is it quite excessive? High water usage can result from a few different reasons but a big reason could be a concealed water leak on the property.
This is the type of leak you can not see or recognise and one that could be quite costly as a home owner.
The definition of a concealed leak is a water leak on your property that is hidden from your view. A concealed leak is usually because of a cracked pipe either located underground or inside the house walls.
If the leak is located underground, you may notice a somewhat greener or damper patch of grass overtime, however this usually goes unnoticed. The picture here is of a concealed water leak (excavated), slight dampness to the ground cover but ultimately it was a high usage water bill that alerted the owner to identify he had a possible water leak on their property. This prompted a call to us here at Plumbaround.
The best way to detect a concealed water leak on your property is to contact your local plumber to perform a pressure test on the property water line. This can determine whether or not you have a water leak on the property. From here, your plumber will locate the leak for you or organise leak detection to do so.
Our plumbers are highly skilled and we have equipment to help locate a concealed water leak for you.
Please contact our office for further information on how we can assist you today to either find that costly leak or prevent a possible leak!
What’s our favourite job here @ Plumbaround Pty Ltd?? A drain clearance!! The amount of drain clearances we attend to is usually 1-2 per day. Our young apprentice Matt is learning the ropes to clear a blocked drain with one of our Drain Cleaner Machines.
This drain in Everton Park used 8 rods to clear, most likely right on the council connection to the property. We pulled back large tree roots from a root penetration located at around 6 rods down the drain. We use a specific head on the end of the drain cleaner which is able to cut the roots blocking the pipework. Some of these roots are pulled back with the drain cleaner and others push through the line.
It’s amazing what we find hiding and blocking drains. Things that should not be flushed but are flushed!! The most common reason is broken pipework where a root penetration happen has happened. Where break has occurred, if not repaired in a timely manner, the drain is highly likely to block again. Over time the blockages worsen as does the break in the pipework.
Clearing a drain is not for the feint hearted and is usually a not so nice job but hey, someone has to do it! Our equipment is maintained to ensure we can unblock the majority of drains and ensure the safety of our staff as well.
We are available day and night to clear blocked drains, and only a phone call away! Please don’t hesitate to contact us. Phone or email, we will respond straight away!!
The start of November has been very busy and also enjoyable for us here @ Plumbaround Pty Ltd. We have been inundated with emergencies from blocked drains to severe water leaks and failing hot water systems. Our plumbers have been kept ever so busy and run off their feet (no complaints here though).
Tuesday was enjoyed by all with an afternoon off work to celebrate the Melbourne Cup race. We put on food to share and drinks for those that work for us, support our business and work in conjunction with us. Many thanks to the Aspley Central Tavern for having our function and the wonderful atmosphere and food!
This morning (Thursday) was a business meeting with the NOW – Northwest Business Group and it is always lovely to hear from like minded individuals and businesses who want to be involved in their local community. As business owners, we all have a commitment to bring about change and raise awareness in our local community for issues that are important for everyone. It warms my heart to see everyone wanting to be involved.
As a plumbing company, we come into contact with so many people, businesses and community groups. We @ Plumbaround Pty Ltd are always looking to get involved and support those around us. We are very blessed to live and work in an area where the community is so important. Go Northside Brisbane!!!!
If you are wanting more information about local community events in our local area please visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/plumbaround where you will find links and posts on local events.
Giving back to the community warms the heart and coming into the end of the year reminds us all of the importance helping one another and those around us.
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 with 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?
- Can you hear a gurgling sound when using taps / toilets?
- Have you noticed a smell and not sure where it’s coming from?
- Are your drains, either sewer or stormwater overflowing?
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.