Often when we are called out to blocked drains, customers tell us that they hear gurgling or bubbling noises in the weeks and month leading up the blockage occurring. What the customers don't realise is that this means the drain has been blocked for a while already they just don't realise it.
With the wet week Brisbane is currently having and it being the first major rain of the season it is inevitable that downpipes and storm water drain are going to have blockages. After the drier winter months leaf litter and loose top soil shifts during heavy rain are likely to have run off into your downpipes and drains.
When it comes to unblocked a blocked drain there are 100's of DIY methods and home remedies and whilst some of these may work in very particular cases, some of them are downright dangerous and have the potential to damage your pipes and injure yourself or any future plumbers working on your drains. It is always best to call a plumber for a blocked drain as you never know, what is causing the blockage, or how it will react to you method of unblocking the drain.
With the Christmas / New Year break just around the corner a lot of home DIY weekend warriors are preparing to tackle jobs that they have been putting off all year. What most of these people are not aware of is that under Queensland state law what you legally can do yourself in regards to plumbing is very limiting.
Michael Bloomberg, former mayor or New York and founder of Bloomberg L.P. a world renowned financial services and media company has stated “Today if your kid wants to go to college or become a plumber, you've got to think long and hard,” during a meeting of the Wall Street trade group SIFMA on November 10th.
We have all heard of plumbing nightmares, maybe you have had friends or family have something go majorly wrong, maybe it was you? Some of these stories from around the world seem too over the top to be true, but they are entertaining none the less.
With summer fast approaching and the weather heating up, it's only natural that you are going to want to run the air conditioner more, water the garden more often to save the plants and let the kids play under the sprinkler too cool off. But all these things cost money and we all know our water and electricity bills go up in the summer months. But there are a few simple things you can do to save water around the house during summer, without sacrificing any of the summer fun.
By the very definition of the word, emergencies are things that need to be acted upon as quickly as possible and plumbing emergencies are no different. Whilst a tap or showerhead that drips may not be things that need to be fixed immediately some plumbing issues have to ability to not only damage your house and belonging but they can negatively affect your health as well.