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Burst Hot Water System - Cannon Hill

Written by Ryan Old

Sometimes, the unexpected happens. You may be driving along the highway and get a flat tyre, or about to put a cake in the oven and electricity goes out. Like these unforeseen unfortunate events, plumbing incidents just seem to happen. They can happen when you are in the middle of a shower, when no one is at home or in the middle of the night.

With 24-hour emergency plumbing services, Ryan Old Plumbing can help you with your plumbing crisis whenever you may need quick action. Often, in fact, we get calls at times considered “out-of-regular-business-hours”. The following is an example

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Water Compliance Test - Cannon Hill

Written by Ryan Old

When in the process of selling or renting out a house, it always pays to be safe, rather than sorry. When it comes to charging tenants for water, the Residential Tenancy Authorities require that property is water efficient. This is where a plumber comes in. As a way of proving water efficiency, property managers or owners may ask a local plumber to conduct a water compliance test so that the property may receive a compliance certification.
One of our customers required this certification. The following details the process our plumbers in Cannon Hill went through in dealing with this.

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Running Overflow Pipe - Cannon Hill

Written by Ryan Old

When working on older houses with existing hot water systems it is imperative that we inspect the site to be sure that any work we do conforms to regulations.  We often find that existing hot water systems are installed in locations that do not allow for compliance. Up to 40 percent of the hot water installations fail to comply with the QBCC regulations.  Often the installations fail with the overflow lines not discharging to an approved point.

Another factor to consider for older installations is the building material around the unit. In Queensland there is still a high number of houses with asbestos sealed in the walls. Moving a hot water system to an alternative location can result in the breaking of the asbestos seal and can result in a very expensive operation.

One such customer had both issues, a non-conforming hot water system installation with possible asbestos in the walls.

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Leaking Kitchen Sink Mixer - Capalaba

Written by Ryan Old

Plumbing isues in Capalaba may arise from time to time as a result of handling, general wear and tear as well as general aging of homes. From rusted and corroded water piping systems to major and minor leakages, the effects of wear and tear can be both frustrating and dangerous. Owing to frequency of use, kitchen sink mixers are often subject to damage and often require repairs. This challenge generally makes it harder to economise on water and efficiently perform simple kitchen tasks, not to mention the mess and damage that could be generated across the floor and other nearby fittings and furniture. We recently received a call from an elderly customer in Capalaba for an issue related to her kitchen sink mixer.

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