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  • This is a perfect example of a job not well done. Watch the video to see how what was a dodgy and probably cheap fix has ended up creating more water leaks.
  • Using illegal and or incorrect parts for the job simply creates more problems in the future and costs the customer more.
  • If this job was done correctly the first time, we wouldn’t have had to sniff out the problem area and fix the problem again.
  • This is why we say we have All The Gear and Every Idea! We get the job done properly to save our customers time and money. 

 

We were called out to this property because of a water leak.  Our client called in asking for help in fixing a burst water pipe and off Richard goes to their property.  Using our advanced water leak detection equipment to locate where the problem is Richard pinpoints the water leak underneath the concrete steps in the laundry.  He uncovers the area and lo and behold, it showed a badly repaired previous leak!

How to Repair and How NOT to Repair – that is the question

Upon closer inspection, Richard saw that dodgy brothers did some dodgy work on the previous leak.  They used an illegal flexi hose connector, and this had probably caused a secondary leak on the copper tee. The proper way to get this fixed is by using 15mm copper pipes and pull an offset by using tube benders. This way the connection is sturdy and definitely will last longer.  He also replaces a section of the pipes from the copper tee because of the second leak.  Instead of connecting another fitting on the copper tee, the best way is to weld the copper pipes making it look nice and clean. It may seem that we are getting a good deal with these dodgy brothers but in the long run, we are in for a bigger headache because they do not follow the legal and standard requirements when fixing water leaks.

Do it Proper, Do it Copper

We are definitely not the only ones in this business. But we are very proud to say that what sets us apart is the quality of workmanship that we give on every single call may it be a big or small job. We make sure that work is completed with the highest integrity in mind and do not go for shortcuts.  No flexi hoses if the best is to lay out new copper pipes. We want to make sure that our clients get the best and their money’s worth. We know the value of time and we want to make sure that we have all the gear to get the job done quickly, efficiently and get the job done right.

So, if you do not want another headache for your burst water pipes, give us a whistle and we will come!

  • Backflow Prevention Devices Protect the water source which supplies water to commercial and residential properties
  • These backflow prevention devices need to be installed on commercial and industrial properties and they need to be tested annually
  • A Licensed Plumber that has Backflow Certification needs to perform the test
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Annual Backflow Prevention Device Inspection Due

Our client is located in Rockingham, WA, far from the usual videos that we have on residential properties, we also look after commercial and industrial. Richard was called in to perform the annual test for this client’s backflow prevention devices. These apparatuses are required to be installed in such properties to make sure that there is a safe water supply for the end users.  Top dog Richard, apart from being a licensed plumber he also has Backflow Certification, so he is allowed to have these tests done for such establishments.

What is a Backflow prevention Device?

For those who are not familiar with this device, they are usually installed at the boundary of commercial properties as legally required.  What they do is they keep and protect the water supply that we use daily for bathing and drinking. For example, if in any case there’s an accidental chemical spill in the water source or pipe, the device’s job is stop them from being siphoned back into the main water supply keeping it safe from contamination.  Water Corp. requires an annual test for these devices to make sure they are in good working condition.  Same thing with Richard’s testing equipment that needs to be checked every year to make sure that it is always accurate in providing results.  All these certifications are crucial as they will be submitted when all tests are done.

It’s time to start Testing

The initial backflow prevention test that is done for the backflow prevention device is checking the pressure of the water, upstream and downstream. In the video Richard already attached the differential pressure gauge in the different points of the double check valve. He started with the upstream check and the gauge needle needs to be above 7 kPa(kilopascal) for it to pass. He will do the same type of checking with the RBZ valve (Reduced Pressure Zone). After all necessary tests are done for the devices, he will write up a report and submit it to Water Corp along with the required certificates.

It is particularly important and a requirement to have a licensed professional perform this test.  The purpose of the device being tested plays an important role in keeping the water supply of the community fresh, safe and clean all the time. Our crew are licensed and experienced experts who will always make sure we deliver fast and efficient service. We pride ourselves with high quality standard workmanship that complies with all the legal standards. We have all the gear and every idea. Give us a Whistle and We Will come!

We also pride ourselves in being maintenance plumbing specialists in not only general plumbing needs but are the ones that people turn to for:

  • Some Commercial Plumbing problems need a plumber to come running!
  • It is regulated that grease traps are required for waste pipes for some businesses given the amount of grease that is generated from their daily operations. 
  • Did you know that Plumbdog also service Local Perth Businesses?

 

Plumbing for Commercial Kitchens

It’s regulation to have all waste pipes in a commercial kitchen running through a grease trap as you can imagine just from the sheer fat content in food and dishwashing flowing through the drains on a daily basis.

In this VLOG, one of our priority clients and favourite restaurants to dine gave us a whistle and as always, we came running!

Blocked Drains

When it comes to blocked drains, tree roots are a common cause and we’ve shown a few blocked drain videos now where we have water jetted and cleaned out drains where others couldn’t. In todays video, we visit a busy commercial kitchen in South Perth because off of their plumbing fixtures in the kitchen were backing up and flooding.

CCTV Inspections

Being a commercial kitchen, the grease trap should be regularly emptied so it’s a good sign that the grease trap wasn’t full because it means that the restaurant has been doing the right thing. With that confirmed, Richard used CCTV to quickly identify that the waste pipe was clogged and full of grease.

High Pressure Water Jetters

Our locally custom made high pressure water jetters don’t just cut tree roots like a knife through butter, they cut through grease too.

Have a look at the CCTV footage and you can see what a clean pipe looks like compared to pipes with some grease build up

All the Gear and Every Idea!

We are proud to say we have all the gear and every idea! Our fully stocked vans and specialised equipment means that we are able to get jobs done quickly and efficiently. Imagine if you had a commercial kitchen and had to work through a busy lunch rush with water backing up and flooding. You might even have to close the kitchen down which is never a good thing.

If you’re in the greater Perth area and have any drain cleaning or plumbing needs, give us a whistle!

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  • Fowler Toilets have been around for many years and on the rare occasion we get to see some great antiques still in action.
  • If you have one of these systems, this video will show you how to remove the lid to check inside the cistern. It’s not hard but there’s a little trick to it.
  • Old or New, Plumbdog have All The Gear and Every Idea! We’re your Perth Plumber! 

Old Antique Toilet Cisterns

Our plumbing concern for this video is going to take us back in time, as Darius shows how to service an old-style cistern.  He arrives at the property to service a leaking toilet suite. He will fix an old-style Fowler suite; these types of style came out around the 1970s to the 80s. As you can imagine this is pretty much rare to see these days, so this is indeed a treat!

How To Open Fowler Toilet Cistern From 70’s/80’s

Cisterns nowadays are easy to open for any troubleshooting.  We just remove the lid because there’s no lock or any mechanism that you need to fiddle with. This type of cistern is a little tricky because the lid is secured to the base.  If you are not experienced or an expert, you’ll be stumped and stuck on how to remove it.

This antique cistern has a dual flusher that you can pull up or push down where these days we have either buttons or lever. Watch the video where Darius shows us how to unscrew the bottom ring part of the flusher as we would normally do.  After doing that we may think that this will free the lid, but it will still not budge.  He continuous to loosen the middle part of the flusher and remove the top button, there you will see two-part pieces of the flusher. Now we have the cistern lid open and ready for inspection.

Rare Toilet = Rare Parts

Darius removes the mechanism by twisting it a little to free it from the cistern. Upon close inspection, the washer needs to be replaced. It is all worn out, so he unclips the ring and removes the old one.  Since Fowler has been bought out by Caroma it is seldom that we can find any service parts for the old toilet models. Being an expert plumber from his experience along with having fully stocked vans, he found the best possible match to replace the washer. He also highlighted the importance of putting the washer in the proper position, that is the ridge to be upside down so it can push the washer around on the ring for a tight fit. He also shows the sump and that it needs to be thoroughly cleaned.  If there’s still bits and pieces from the old washer, we may end up with a leak again. He installs the mechanism back, closed the lid and tests the cistern to make sure everything is good to go.

Not just another job done but a “Job Well Done” for our plumbing expert Darius!  This is Plumdog’s promise to all our clients.

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