Plumbing is an Essential service

Plumbing is an Essential service

From 4pm today, Saturday 31 July until 4pm Tuesday 3 August South East Queensland will be in a 3 day lockdown.

At Plumbaround Pty Ltd we will continue to deliver a safe & efficient Plumbing & Gas fitting service to our clients. Plumbing is an essential service. We continue to take all necessary precautions to keep our staff & clients safe during this time (COVID19).

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WE are a plumbing services based in Chermisde, servicing all of North Brisbane from the CBD to Calboolture

Why Is Plumbing An Essential Service?

Plumbing is an essential service for the following reasons:

So why is plumbing services considered essential services in Queensland?

The services provided by personnel to businesses and home to keep them running are considered essential. These services cannot be provided remotely. Physical attendance at workplaces is only permitted by such personnel.

Essential worked do not include administrative and support staff for businesses and services unless it is mentioned in section 13 and the worker must be physically present.

Plumbing is listed as #4 in this list.

What Essential Services Does Plumbaround provide?

Here is a list of services the tradesmen provide for homes and local businesses:

  • Water Supply Services
  • Gas Supply Services
  • Drainage Services

Water Supply Services

Some of the common problems seen on jobs are: leakages on slabs, and blockages. These are just some of the issues we may encounter. Our tradespeople always find a solution to every problem they encounter.

  • We can help install and maintain your hot water system for you.
  • We help inspect and and test to get your water system tested for cold and hot water for both bathrooms and kitchens.
  • We help install hot and cold water to your kitchens and bathrooms.
  • We specialize in rain water tanks. Providing water to flush toilets and help your garden irrigation systems.

Gas Supply Services

At PlumbAround we are not limited to do just your plumbing needs. We are professional trained gas fitters that can help install, repair your hot water systems or heaters.

As a home owner it is important to employ a licensed tradesman to do the job. Any work done by an inexperienced trades person may result is gas leaks and fires breakout resulting in property damage and insurance may not cover you.

Best to get a qualified professional certified plumber to do any gas related work on your home.

Here is a list of the scope of work we do at PlumAround:

  • Installation, maintenance, repair, inspection and testing of gas barbecue grill, cook tops, gas hot water heater unit, gas and ovens.
  • Installation and maintenance of gas fireplace in your living room, back patio, rumpus room or bedroom fireplaces.
  • Installation, inspection, and testing of natural gas fitting and LPG lines.

Drainage Services

The most common problem that occurs in homes or business is blocked or clogged drains. Clogged drains doesn’t just mean that the drain is blocked causing water or waste to move slowly. It causes foul offensive odors/smells to around the area of the residence or business making is quite foul to be around that area. A local plumber such as PlumAround can fix a blocked drain quickly and help clear the drain, eliminating foul smells that can turn off your clients, tenants or neighbors.

Here is a list of services we provide.

  • We help clean, maintain and repair residential and business (commercial) leaking drains
  • Our professionally trained tradesmen and women clean up sewers, do regular maintenance on the property sewers. We do routine inspections and testing to make sure your sewers are well maintained and no tree roots cause the sewers to crack and leak.
  • Experienced plumbers install and remove sewer treatment systems.
  • We also special in home maintenance: Bathroom and concealed leaks in basement plumbing as well as kitchens.
  • Catch basin cleaning: A catch basin is a large drain, usually placed in low areas of a yard, to catch surface runoff water. It usually consists of surface drain that leads to an enlarged box beneath that is then tied to an underground drainage system that finally leads to downspout drains or storm sewers.
  • Storm water drains
  • Gutter guards and roof gutters
Hydro Jet Rodder drain clearance in Northside Brisbane

Hydro Jet Rodder drain clearance in Northside Brisbane

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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.

5 Quick & Easy Tips to Ensure You Don’t Run Out of Hot Water This Winter

5 Quick & Easy Tips to Ensure You Don’t Run Out of Hot Water This Winter

Have you ever had your hot steaming shower rudely interrupted by ice cold water running down your back?

Especially in the middle of winter?

About 25% of the energy used in your home goes towards heating your water so there should be no excuses for having a cold shower!

Here are 5 quick and easy tips to ensure you never have a cold shower again!

1. Check the hot water system’s general condition

Look for any signs of rust or degradation on the exterior of the tank itself.

Start at the seams on the tank, which can be a weak spot. (this is particularly true of older tanks.)

While the inside itself may function (and heat the water), if there is a leak from the seams, you will be losing hot water and/or wasting electricity/gas.

Also make sure the hot water tank hasn’t misshapen as that would indicate that it’s time to call a plumber.

Lastly, check for rust. This usually goes hand-in-hand with leakage, but can also be caused by the tank itself degrading over time.

2. Inspect the Safety Relief Valve

If you’ve got a continuous dribble in your hot water valve, you might have particles caught in the valve itself.

This is a pretty easy fix.

Gently open the valve with the control lever or knob, and release a bit of water.

This will hopefully move any particles, dust or what have you caught in the mechanism.

Anything more than a drip, contact us and we’ll come out and take a look for you.

3. Inspect other hot water system valves

 If you’ve got a continuous dribble on any kind coming from the hot water system valves, it may mean you are wasting valuable water.

In these cases, you may need to enlist a plumber to inspect the possible replacement of the valves.

4. Size Matters!

An undersized water heater is usually the culprit if it seems like you never have enough hot water in your home.

If the problem is chronic—or if you’ve increased your needs for hot water by installing a big new soaking tub or high-flow shower head—you’ll probably need to get a new, larger water heater.

We’ve got access to some great hot water service dealers and can organise and replace your hot water system for you if needed.

5. Type of Hot Water System

Knowing what kind of hot water system you have can make a huge difference.

It’s surprising how many owners are unaware of having to fill their hot water units!

Check to see if your property’s water storage unit that requires filling with water every 3 months.

If it is a gas hot water system, check to see if the pilot light is still lit?

Taking the time to check your hot water system for these common issues could mean the difference between a hot and a cold shower tonight!

If you find that your hot water system needs a little extra attention by a professional plumber call the team at Plumbaround today.

Mention this blog article when you call and we’ll waive our call out fee ($60 saving).

Or book online by clicking on the link below.

Tempering valve replacement in Nundah

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 watescreen-shot-2016-09-29-at-3-02-07-pmr 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.
Please see the tempering valve flow chart below.
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