Definition for plumbing: – Fixtures, fittings, pipes, materials or appliances other than the sanitary drain used for the collection and conveyance of any wastes or waste waters from any premises; and includes all vents, flashings and water services connected therewith.
ADrains Precision Plumbing Pty Ltd offer a variety of Plumbing Services in the Ipswich, Great South East and surrounding areas.
These services include:
- Installations of toilets, basins, sinks, showers, laundry tubs & taps
- Tap maintenance
- Roofs & Guttering
- Burst water pipes
- Solar Hot Water Units
- Electrical Hot Water Systems
- Gas Hot Water Heaters
- Fridge Installs
- Dishwasher installations
- Water Purifiers
- Water tanks
- RPZD Back-flow prevention and double check valves – Installation and testing
- Tempering & Hydrostatic / Thermostatic hot water mixing valve – Installation and testing
- Renovations and alterations
- Real Estate Maintenance
- Disconnections & Reconnections
- New bathroom / ensuite or Kitchen renovations
- Storm water
- Inflow and overflow from tank water
- Pool Backwash Drainage
- Surface Water Drainage
- Blocked drains & drain camera
- Septic, sewage & bio cycle repairs
- Electrical Eel
Using the Agi-Drain system and channel drainage, can eliminate approximately 90% of water from going under the house; for example into your garage or a rumpus room, etc.
Don’t you just hate having a clogged toilet?! Are you aware that a good percentage of blocked toilets can be attributed to children being curious…they have been known to put rolls of toilet paper, toys, crayons, aquatic animals etc down the toilet…just to see how fast they can spin or how well they swim… A blocked toilet is not very pleasant and requires immediate attention to avoid any mess and/or health issues.
Storm Water / Gutters
Here in south east Queensland, heavy storms often cause blocked drains, due to the drain pipes not being designed to cater for large volumes of water. During and/or after storms, outside drains can be filled with collected rubbish, leaves, dirt and other matter, which can result in flooding and further damage to property if not cleared. To ensure your outside drains cause the least amount of risk during storm season, it is good practice to keep your drains properly maintained. If you require assistance: Give us a call at ADrains Precision Plumbing.
Broken pipes are another cause of blocked drains. Some of the main causes of broken pipes can be:
- Tree root penetration
- Poor installation of pipes
- Age, wear and tear
If a pipe is broken, the water flow is inhibited and may cause the pipe to collapse and block.
With home renovations and do-it-yourself repairs becoming more and more popular, there has been an increase in poorly installed plumbing and drainage pipes. Incorrectly installed pipes are not only dangerous, they may become misaligned or completely collapse, causing no end of problems, not only for your property, but could also cause damage to your neighbours’ property, resulting in great expense.
Drainage is all about gravity…and water does not flow uphill (without a pump!). It is crucial that pipes are installed correctly to ensure adequate water flows, as insufficient falls could contribute to the build-up of particles and debris and could eventually result in blocked drains. Toilets making a gurgling sound after being flushed or the water level in your sink or bath draining slowly are good indicators, or an early warning sign, that you have obstructions with your water flow.
If you have a blocked drain, we can send down our electric eel and have your drain cleared in a short amount of time.
A dripping tap wastes many litres of water each day:
Number of drops
Litres per Day* Kilolitres
25 10 0.3 3.6
75 27 0.8 9.8
150 54 1.6 19.7
300 112 3.4 40.9
very fine stream 340 10.3 124.1
fine stream 603 18.3 220.1
If your water rates are costed at $1.99/kL, your yearly cost for having one tap leaking at a fine stream rate, would cost you $438.00…that’s water and money…down the drain!
BURST or LEAKING PIPES
There a number of different materials that have been used for pipes over the years and they include:
- Galvanised steel
Copper is still a commonly found material which can require repairing as it does suffer from corrosion. When repairing copper piping, it will need to be welded using oxyacetylene, or, the use of mechanical brass fittings to join a new piece of pipe may be sufficient.
Ways in which leaking can occur in copper pipes:
- Certain soils may have corrosive properties that over the years eat away at copper pipes underground.
- When copper comes in to contact with contradictory metals such as galvanised steel, then corrosion will occur.
- The expansion and contraction of where hot and cold waters mix, can cause copper pipes to burst.
- An old weld on previously repaired copper pipe may eventually give in if the weld had not been completed correctly or if an inferior flux was used – it may take years for a leak to become apparent.
Due to its high corrosive qualities, galvanised pipe is rarely used as a means of pipework for water these days. However, it is still used in new homes for gas pipework, due to its rigid qualities plus lower costs, compared to copper
With such high corrosive qualities, galvanised pipes used for water, corrode internally and eventually block the water from flowing, which results in low or no water pressure at the tap.
The poly pipe is mostly found in gardens and external to the house. It is generally black in colour and comes in a variety of sizes and wall thicknesses.
Poly pipe is joined and connected by pushing the pipe into the fitting with a backing nut being tightened to create a seal between the pipe and joiner.
If fittings have been installed under pressure, this may cause the pipe to leak due to too much strain on the fitting.
ADrains Precision Plumbing is certified & licensed in the specialised field of Gas Repairs and Gas Installations. Paul is equipped to handle household and light commercial for:
- Stoves & Cooktops
- Room heaters
- Hot water systems
- BBQ points
- Natural Gas or LPG systems
Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) is a gas that is normally supplied in bottles. The re-supply of bottles can be considered a negative factor of this type of gas. LPG is sometimes referred to as Propane Gas or Butane Gas as it consists mainly of these two hydrocarbons. As the name suggests, LPG is a by-product of petroleum.
LPG is naturally an odourless and colourless gas, but it has a chemical added to it, so it can be detected in the event of a gas leak.
LPG is heavier than air; it will not disperse as easily as natural gas does. LPG is of a higher pressure than Natural Gas, although it does not distribute as easily.
Using Natural Gas as an alternative to LPG bottled gas (liquefied petroleum gas) is a great way of reducing your carbon footprint as it uses 75% less greenhouse gas than that of electricity.
Natural Gas is delivered to your house from the street (if it’s available in your area) through a gas pipeline – there are no bottles involved. As Natural Gas is lighter than air, it will rise and disperse. However, if you do have a gas leak, it is essential that you turn the gas off at the meter; and why not give us a call at ADrains Precision Plumbing so we can come and fix the leak.
If you would like to make the change from LPG to Natural Gas – ADrains Precision Plumbing IS just a phone call or an email away!
Gas Hot Water Heaters
Gas Hot Water Heaters can save you money. Electric hot water heaters need to run and consume energy 24/7 to provide hot water when you want it – it takes time (and money) to heat the water in the cylinder.
ADrains Precision Plumbing can advise you on which hot water heater would suit your family needs best.
Natural Gas is one of the most economical energy sources available and is cheap to run in comparison to other options offered.
Gas leaks are not only costly with having to pay for unused escaped gas, but it can also be dangerous. Don’t take risks with gas. If you can smell gas or you have a high gas bill, you could have a gas leak. Whether you have LPG or Natural Gas, if you have a leak – be it the gas pipes and/or the gas appliance, we can determine if your gas service is leaking and do the repairs, if necessary. ADrains Precision Plumbing can also offer a free *quote to replace your existing gas service.
*Distance may incur a small fee
- Each Back-flow Prevention Containment Device must be tested on an annual basis. This is a condition of connection to the water supply. It means the device is maintained and continues to operate effectively. The annual test will ensure the drinking water supply is protected by back-flow.
If the Back-Flow Prevention Containment Device is faulty, it may :-
- not prevent a contamination source entering the drinking water supply
- cause water to be wasted through leaking devices
- impact on the water pressure on your property.
A certificate is issued on completion of testing and compliance with the Australian Standards for Back-Flow Testing.
TMV TESTING (or) Thermostatic Mixing Valve Testing
TMV Testing is required every six months.
Thermostatic Mixing Valves are used in areas such as Aged Care and Retirement Homes, Child Minding Centres, Day Care, Schools, Hospitals and more – for tempered water, the mixing of hot and cold water under controlled conditions for safety.
New installations and maintenance are performed with Certificates for the testing, supplied on completion of the work.
If you have any plumbing needs whatsoever please don’t hesitate in contacting us. Call us now on 0404 04 74 58
Timely action can save on costs, as it can mean less labour and less risk of loss or damage.
Just as the old proverb teaches, “A stitch in time can save nine!”
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