Plumbing is one of those trades that is best left to the professionals; any water-related home issues fall under the umbrella of a plumbing contractor, and with that in mind, here is a list of services that you will find when you contact an established plumbing company.
- Fixing water leaks – The mains water system is pressurised and leaks are common, especially in older properties where the pipes might be 50 years old (or more). From a leaking faucet to a full-blown burst water pipe, your local plumber has you covered and most offer a 24/7 emergency service.
- Pipe relining – Whether you are in need of pipe relining in Eastern Suburbs or Inner West, this is a service that most plumbing contractors offer. How does it work? If you have a section on drainpipe that has collapsed, rather than digging up the garden, the plumber can slide an inflatable pipe reliner into place that will provide the support the system needs. There is hardly any excavation required and the contractor issues a long warranty to ensure that your drains are working properly.
- Blocked drains – We wouldn’t wish a blocked drain on our worst enemy and should this happen, resist the urge to fix it yourself, as this usually compounds the problem, causing problems for the plumber when you call him out. The professional has a fully equipped mobile workshop and dealing with a drain blockage is much easier when you have a CCTV buggy that can be sent down the drain for a close-up look at the affected area. If you are planning to set up a small business, click here for top tips.
- Emergency plumbing – Your network of water and waste pipes can malfunction at any time and problems typically arise outside of regular opening hours, which means calling out an emergency plumber. Some charge for a call-out, while others do not; search with Google to find the cheapest plumber that doesn’t charge extra for out of hours call outs.
- Identifying leaks – If you have noticed your water bill is a lot more than usual, you might have a slight underground leak in one of the pipes. One sure-fire way to check for a leak is to turn off all appliances that use water, then closely inspect the water meter and if there is movement, you have a leak somewhere.
- Plumbing in domestic appliances – Whether a dishwasher or washing machine, your local plumber can set up the appliance and connect the pipes, then he will test that the appliance is working properly. This is a minor job for a plumber, who has all the tools and materials in his mobile workshop.
The above are just some of the services you will find when you contact your local plumbing contractor and by using an outfit with a great reputation in your local community, you can be sure of a first-class fix. If you are planning a home improvement project, your local plumber can probably assist.