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Wynnum West is located in Brisbane Bayside, and is a fast growing suburb with a mix of high set chamfer board and brick houses. A lot of new developments are being built with townhouses and units. The high set chamfer board houses at the time were built with galvanised water pipes. The water in Wynnum West is considered to be hard to moderately hard. When maintaining a property in Wynnum West it is important to consider these two factors in relation the plumbing of the house.

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Galvanised Water Pipes

As a lot of the houses in Wynnum West are more than 30 years old, there is a lot of galvanised water pipes used in the plumbing of the houses. Galvanised water pipes are made of steel with a zinc coating. At Ryan Old Plumbing we recommend replacing all galvanised water pipes with a combination of copper and plastic pipes. As licensed plumbers we can recommend the best water pipes for each location of the house. Contact us to arrange a local plumber to some out to your property for a quote to replace your galvanised water pipes.

Water Pressure

Over time these galvanised water pipes can have a build up of internal rust and calcification causing low water pressure. Over time the buildup on the inside of the pipes will restrict the water flow, this coupled with the thinner diameter water pipe results in low water pressure.

Water Taste

As Wynnum West has hard to moderately hard water, the minerals in the water can react to the materials in the pipe and change the taste of the water. Replacing older galvanised water pipe can greatly change the taste of the water.

Discoloured Water

Rust in the water pipe can also change the colour of the water, resulting in dirty brown water coming through the taps and toilet. This can stain the hand basins, showers and toilets bowls over time. A licensed plumber can isolate the source of the rust and replace the rusted pipes and fittings.

Leaking Taps

Due to the age of the properties in Wynnum West, the internal fittings of taps and showers can corrode and through normal wear and tear the tap washers can deteriorate. A licensed plumber can quickly ascertain the source of the leak and change any internal fittings or washers. Our local plumber carries a large range of fittings to ensure that all work can be carried out while on the premises.

Blocked Drains

The major source of blocked drains are tree roots and debris entering the drain pipes underground  on the property. More established properties in Wynnum West have large trees with well established root systems. These roots are attracted to the water in the storm water pipes and the sewer lines and can crack the pipes and grow into the pipes restricting water flow.  Modern technology allows for devices to make the location and clearing of tree roots on the sewer lines and storm water pipes quicker and less invasive to the property.  At Ryan Old Plumbing we use CCTV technology to source the blockage and then we use the Jet Rodder to blast out the cause of the blocked drain.

Ryan Old Plumbing have a team of local plumbers ready to assist you with all your plumbing needs. Our vans are stocked with pipes, fixtures and fittings and can attend to most minor plumbing jobs on the initial call out. For larger jobs a proposal outlining the work to be carried out, cost and time frame is supplied.

Call your local plumber on 0421 185 947 to discuss your plumbing needs.

Plumbing Projects

Clearing a Blocked Kitchen Sink - Wynnum West

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Overflowing Gutter Repairs - Norman Park

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New Gutter and Downpipe - Cannon Hill

We organised a site visit to be scheduled to visually inspect the property, specifically the area which the home owner was requiring the new gutter and downpipe.

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Hidden Water Leaks - Gumdale

One morning, a frantic customer called and shared her concern of a leak in the wall of her bathroom.

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Drainage Issues - Gumdale

One morning, a customer telephoned after receiving a building and pest report and the report suggested that there may be drainage issues at the property he is planning to buy.

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Burst Hot Water System - Cannon Hill

Late one afternoon, at around 5:00 pm, we received an emergency phone call requesting a plumber local to Cannon Hill. The caller was in a state as they shared that their hot water system had burst.

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Water Compliance Test - Cannon Hill

Ryan Old Plumbing was contracted by a Real Estate Property Management to carry out a water compliance test for one of the Cannon Hill properties they handle to ensure it was ready for occupancy.

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Running Overflow Pipe - Cannon Hill

We received a call from a landlord regarding one of his properties. He mentioned that the overflow pipe for the hot water system won't stop running.

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An elderly lady called in and requested the services of a local plumber to replace her kitchen sink mixer as it had been continuously leaking.

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Our Plumbing Reviews

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We highly recommend Ryan and his team as one of the most professional tradespeople we have engaged. They were not only courteous but turned up on time! The quality of work was great, and they addressed any concerns we had with professionalism and efficiency. Highly recommended. Thanks Ryan.

Scott and Phoebe

We were actually referred to Ryan from a tradie friend of his who built our pool. The feedback was that he was highly reliable, honest and the best at his profession. We actually found Ryan to be all that and more. I would also add - a great bloke, he actually cares about the issues you have (it is not just a job for him) so he is often prompt, and his prices are very reasonable.

Brett Thompson

We have used Ryan Old plumbing for replacing our water tank pump and our bathroom taps and they were fantastic! At first they tried fixing the pump (to try and save us money) then when that didn't work, they replaced it. The work was done promptly with no mess left behind and no problems since. Thank you Ryan Old Plumbing.

Ian & Tracey Ashley

Recently, I have started with some home improvements, which all begins with finding the right trade’s people and organising quotes. This can be a frustrating and daunting process. One of the tasks that needed doing was the cleaning and repair of the gutters of our old post-war home. I left a message for Ryan Old from Ryan Old Plumbing to come and do up a quote. He called me that same day to arrange a day/time for a quote. Imagine my delight and surprise when he turned up on time and professionally attired. He took the time to listen to my concerns – as it was an old house. Ryan was courteous, professional and respectful. My delight doubled when we saw the quote and found his pricing to be very fair and reasonable. We arranged a start time and again; I was surprised that he followed up prior to starting and arrived on time. Ryan demonstrated patience and flexibility during the whole process, not just with the house but with me as well, since we experienced some challenges. The results were very pleasing. Ryan has demonstrated that not all tradesmen are the same. His professionalism and workmanship are excellent. His prices are very fair. I would highly recommend Ryan to anyone that is thinking about any plumping matters, big or small.

Veronica Mander

When I need a plumber I call Ryan Old Plumbing – why?..... Ryan Old Plumbing responds almost immediately to a call out, not only that, he is thorough and mindful of what needs doing When I asked to have my taps checked to make sure there are no leakages Ryan Old, owner of Ryan Old Plumbing arranged to come out and check not only the taps but also that there are no hidden, underground leakages. As it turned out, my water meter has never been read, our usage only ever been estimated, Ryan took responsible and immediate action by calling urban utilities to come and fix the problem...and he followed up the call the very next day to see how it was progressing! Thank you, Ryan!!...there is no better, faster, more reliable and responsible plumbing service but Ryan Old Plumbing! Sigrid de Kaste

Sigrid de Kaste

We had Ryan come and fix our leaking shower. He was here when he said he would be and fixed the problem in 10 minutes. Great Job.

Margaret Shakibaie

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