PlumbFast Blog

 

Correct Use Of Your Sewerage System

08

Mar
2016

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...

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Flooding during storms

11

Feb
2016

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...

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Grease trap installation

09

Feb
2015

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...

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Grease trap maintenance

12

Jan
2015

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...

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Emergency Response Times

12

Jan
2015

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...

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