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Leaky Pipes - Leaking Pipes

3 Hidden Emergency Plumbing Situations

What’s a hidden emergency? Well, there are many times when a plumbing problem doesn’t seem like an emergency plumbing situation. But that’s when you have a hidden emergency or an emergency waiting to happen, just like a dormant volcano. If you’ve ever had an issue with plumbing, you can comprehend the seriousness which comes with ... Read More

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Tree Roots in Pipes - Pipe Reline & Pipe Relining

Why You Might Need A Pipe Reline Now

Sometimes when we visit our clients, the initial problem looks like their plumbing is just blocked or clogged. But looking closely, sediment buildup and constant wear from the blockage means their pipes might even be damaged or broken. And while this is an easy fix for pipes within the house, what happens if we need ... Read More

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The Brisbane Floods - The Brisbane Plumbers and The Flooding Incident

Brisbane Massive Flooding Incident

The Brisbane Plumbers have been inundated lately with our current workload due to the flooding around the Brisbane area. Late February saw ¾ of the annual rainfall dump over a period of three days. This caused significant flooding throughout certain areas of Brisbane and its caused havoc with people’s stormwater and sewage systems. Our Flooding ... Read More

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Dangerous Risks of Unclogging a Drain Yourself

Have you ever considered unclogging a drain yourself without the hassle of needing to call in a plumbing professional? While this may look like a simple alternative, you may not have thought about how possibly hazardous this may be. Or the dreadful repercussions it may trigger. In a recent case, a plumbing technician was hurt ... Read More

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Cat Stuck Behind Hot Water System Emergency Rescue

Heroic Emergency Rescue! Cat Stuck Behind Water Heater

We were called on a Friday evening recently for an emergency rescue of a cat that was stuck behind the electric hot water system. The cat had climbed on top of the hot water unit. Then it fell down the back corner and wedged itself right down the bottom. The cat had been stuck in ... Read More

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Joseph at The Emergency Puppy Rescue

After Hours Emergency Puppy Rescue

It was after hours for typical plumbing businesses and late on a Saturday evening and I just hopped into bed and pulled the doona up over myself when the phone rang… I answered the phone and there was a woman on the other end of the line that said frantically, “Help! It’s an emergency! We ... Read More

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Disastrous Wine Bar Flooding

On Monday morning, I woke up and had three missed calls on my phone from a venue manager that we do a lot of work for in Fortitude Valley. I hadn’t dealt with this particular wine bar before but three missed calls gave me an indicator that it was an emergency plumbing issue. When he ... Read More

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Sewer Drain Flooding Large Shopping Centre Complex

On Saturday morning we were called out to a major shopping complex that had sewer drain overflowing in their downstairs storage area. When we arrived on site, the maintenance manager met us and escorted us to the work area. Beside the stairs were a set of gumboots that he pointed at and said “You’re going ... Read More

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Lady with Emergency Plumbing problem

What to do in a Plumbing Emergency

It’s an unfortunate fact of life – sooner or later, you and your household will face a plumbing emergency. Whether it’s a burst pipe, blocked drain or hot water issue, knowing what to do and who to call can minimise damage to your home and your hip pocket. Remember, the longer you wait, the more ... Read More

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Getting to Know the Neighbours a lot Better!

It was Sunday morning when we received a call from a customer that she had sewage overflowing out of her floor drain in the downstairs bathroom. I told her to make sure that they did not flush or use any plumbing fixtures and that we would be there within 30mins. When I greeted her at ... Read More

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A picture of Room # 5

When the Brothel Calls on a Friday Night…

One Friday evening we received a call from a Madam who needed an emergency plumber ASAP. They had a burst flexible hose in one their rooms that was spraying everywhere, and she was unable to isolate the water main at the front of the property as the isolation lever was jammed in position. After a ... Read More

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Did Not See That Text Coming…

Monday night on the 11th of June would have to be one of the funniest and awkward moments I have had with a customer so far to date doing emergency call outs. I have added screen shots of the text messages back and forth from that night as some people might not believe the story. ... Read More

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