Using a licensed plumber is the best way to ensure your plumbing complies with regulations, and minimises unnecessary risk to your family’s health and safety. There is some plumbing work that you can do yourself or have done by an unlicensed person. See this link for further information. Anything outside the scope listed, feel free to call Blackbutt Plumbing Solutions to clarify.
You can ask to see the tradesperson's licence onsite issued by Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC)- licensing department. If you want to check the details of a licensee, go online or call QBCC on 139 333. If you are not sure if your tradesperson needs to be licenced for the work they are completing, you can check here.
For most people, buying a house will be the biggest purchase they will ever make. It’s stressful and is easy to miss some important things when inspecting, what could be, your new home. The last thing you need is unexpected plumbing expenses to make the enjoyment of buying a new home come crashing down. First and foremost, ensure your building and plumbing was compliant at the time of construction. Conveyancing checks should include obtaining documentation from the local council authority to confirm this. When you initially inspect a home you can do a few simple things at the time. Take a look at the checklist below or download a pdf here and take with you when inspecting the home.
If you find a burst water line causing flooding, the safest thing to do is isolate the water supply by turning off your water meter (town water) or isolation valve on a water tank and call us. If you are suspicious of a possible leak, but unable to identify the source, you could try testing your property for leaking pipes by monitoring your water meter. Follow these steps:
The most common cause of ‘low’ pressure in some taps is blocked filters. You can clear the blockages yourself. If the problem persists, it may require further investigation.
Isolate the gas supply by turning off at the gas bottles and contact a licenced gas fitter. Gas is serious business and problem solving should not be attempted by the homeowner. Call us first.