Mixer tap and standard tap repairs

A water tap is simply a valve regulating the flow of water to an outlet. Taps can deliver either hot or cold separately, or mixed (often known as a flick mixer). A separate hot and/or cold tap is plumbed directly to the supply pipes and usually requires the whole system…

Hot water and safety

Australian Standards require that hot water shall be stored at not less than 60 degrees C to avoid the likelihood of legionella bacteria growth. Australian Standards also requires that new heated water installations shall deliver heated water to fixtures (like basins and showers) 1) at 45 degrees or less for…

Testimonial 1

Hi Stuart Want to let you know how thankful we are for Graham`s assistance recently with the elderly gentlemen in the apartment block we live in. He attended after hours, in his own time (on a public holiday) and went out of his way to help. Another plumbing company had…

Roof leaks and severe storms

Recently Melbourne was hit by a severe storm. This storm delivered 18 mm of rainfall in 10 minutes in some areas. Such a deluge puts enormous strain on any building. Roof design is tested, as well as storm water drains and council infrastructure. Plumbfast attended many emergencies relating to the…

Sewer Blockages

A sewer blockage isn`t always evident until sometime after the event. Sometimes they show as a gurgling sound in your pipes, or maybe the sink just wont drain. Other times raw sewerage may start rising from your shower grate or from the gully trap outside your building or house. Tracking…

Correct Use Of Your Sewerage System

Common Issues Tenants putting foreign objects down the sewerage system (the system includes toilets, basins, showers and kitchen sinks). Be aware that “flushable” wipes do not break down quickly and often cause blockages. Tenants trying to unblock the systems themselves with common supermarket/hardware store products.  For example: Draino can crystallise…

Flooding during storms

Plumbfast attended many sites during the recent severe storms in Melbourne. Damage was caused from not only roof leaks and blocked gutters but also water flooding car parks, factory floors and store rooms. Councils are responsible for all storm water drains outside property lines (from the nature strip, footpath or…

Grease trap installation

To discharge trade waste (food prep businesses and grease traps), you are required by law to have a trade waste agreement or consent with the water authority. Each Water Authority has a Greasy Waste Program outlining requirements for food establishments to: ensure a licensed plumber installs appropriately sized and constructed…

Grease trap maintenance

Grease traps are installed to eliminate contaminated water entering the sewerage system. Fats and oils are separated inside the tank, allowing less contaminated liquid to enter the drain. South East Water, City West Water and Yarra Valley Water  have specific requirements outlining the installation and servicing of these traps. Most commercial…

Emergency Response Times

Plumbing emergencies come in many shapes and sizes. Blocked toilets, a leaking roof, flooding basements and sewer pump faults are all examples of urgent plumbing problems. Plumbfast has a dedicated operations manager who responds to all work requests as they come in (this can be by telephone, email or fax).…

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