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Why Its Never a Good Idea To Put Off Plumbing Repairs

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When it comes to maintaining their plumbing fixtures, many property owners tend to defer these jobs.  Somehow they feel that a slow draining kitchen sink or a leaky bathroom tap isn’t very threatening.  The common misconception is that fixing these problems can take a back seat as many other maintenance tasks need to be carried out on a property. These tasks tend to take priority over minor plumbing problems.  

However, we have seen that delaying plumbing repairs or replacements always ends up in even more complex issues for property owners.  We do understand that most people lead very hectic lives and have very little time to dedicate to getting these types of repairs completed in a timely way.  

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However, we are very prompt in our approach and offer cost-effective services to our clients. We will visit your property at a time convenient for you when you need any plumbing work done.  Our team of experts works very efficiently so that the job is completed within the shortest possible time and with the least amount of disruption on your property.

Timely Plumbing Repairs Are Important

We at SPS Plumbers St George always encourage our clients to tackle plumbing issues as soon as they surface. This can save them a significant amount of time, trouble, and money on complex fixes in the future. Take a look at why it’s vital to get plumbing issues fixed on time:

  • When you delay getting leaks repaired on time, a significant amount of water wastage takes place.  Not only does this impact the environment, but it also increases your water bill.
  • Aside from this, water leakages can damage various features in your home, which means you end up spending large amounts of money on getting them replaced or repaired as well.  Just imagine having to replace large sections of drywall, ceiling or even the woodwork on your property because you failed to get a small water leakage fixed on time.
  • What money property owners do not realise is that the consequences of various plumbing problems extend beyond the expenses they incur.  Excessive moisture and humidity results in rapid mould growth.  The spores that get released into the air cause respiratory problems and allergies, especially in more vulnerable individuals such as the elderly and children.  The best way to avoid these health issues is to make sure that all leakages are fixed within the shortest possible time.

DIY or Professional Plumbing Services?

Many homeowners feel that they will save some money on plumbing repairs by handling the job themselves. However, this isn’t always a good idea. We know from experience that sometimes DIY plumbing repairs can go awry.  Ultimately, property owners end up spending large amounts of money and go through more trouble to get the problems fixed.

If you have noticed any plumbing issue on your property, call us, and we will send out skilled and experienced plumbing professionals over to your home.  For any information about our pipe relining services, feel free to contact SPS Plumbers St George at (02) 9099 9237. You can also contact us via this Online Form, and we will call you back to discuss your requirements.

What is Involved in the Pipe Relining Process?

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If you have ever dealt with a damaged and blocked drain pipe situation, you would know how troublesome, time-consuming, and expensive the entire process can be. Since these installations are under the ground, any damage or deterioration isn’t evident.

Most people don’t realise there is a problem until the sewer water starts to backup or their shower and sink drains low down drastically. We at SPS Plumbers St George have seen how problematic these issues can be and make sure that our clients receive a prompt response in emergencies like these.

Blocked Drains and Pipe Relining

Since the drain pipes are underground, repairs involve digging up large portions of the landscape. That was the traditional method where the pipe repairs became cumbersome and time-consuming. Fixing drain pipe damage was a project property owners dreaded. But not any longer- we always focus on providing our clients value for money, and it’s why we adopt the latest technology in our work. When we handle broken and damaged drainpipe issues, we recommend the pipe relining method.

What is Pipe Relining?

This process uses a very innovative technology, which makes it easy to fix damaged underground pipes. This is the process followed:

  • The plumbers will visit your property and understand what the problem is.
  • The experts will then dig two small trenches at either end of the pipe.
  • They will use a CCTV drain camera to get visuals of the inside of the impacted pipe.
  • Once they have determined what is causing the problem and where the damage is, they will clear the pipe of blockages, if any.
  • High-pressure jets and tree root cutting equipment is used in the work.
  • Once the pipe is clear and clean from inside, they will insert a special epoxy sleeve into the pipe from one end.
  • The pipe will be inflated and allowed to cure for a few hours.
  • Once it has cured properly, the pipe is ready for use.

Pipe Relining- The Benefits

This process is slightly more expensive than the standard method of repairing underground pipes. It’s also why some property owners hesitate to opt for this solution. But the fact is there are many benefits to pipe relining such as:

  • Non-invasive compared to the standard pipe repair process
  • It can be completed with the least amount of disruption in your landscape.
  • Only two small trenches need to be dug to access the pipe and complete the relining.
  • The epoxy lining is exceptionally resilient. It can last for up to 50 years and is covered by warranties.

When you consider all these benefits, it becomes evident that the slightly higher costs that you pay for pipe relining are well worth the money spent. However, it’s also essential that you hire experienced and proven pipe relining experts like the ones at our company. For any information about our pipe relining services, feel free to contact SPS Plumbers St George at (02) 9099 9237. You can also contact us via this Online Form, and we will call you back to discuss your requirements.

If you find yourself dealing with recurring blocked brain problems, even after using a plunger to clear it multiple times, the problem is likely more complex. Stubborn drain blocks cannot be removed using these basic tools. Only a licensed plumber like us at SPS Plumbers St George can tackle these tasks professionally and efficiently.

We use the latest technology in our work and make sure that our clients get quick and efficient services. When it comes to drain blockages, determining where the blockage and what is causing it is essential. It is why we use CCTV drain cameras in our work.

What is a CCTV Drain Camera?

This minute camera is attached to a long cable which is inserted into the problematic blocked drain. It removes all the guesswork from the job, and we can get a clear idea of what is causing the blockage. Experienced plumbers undergo extensive training to use various equipment in their work. They are trained to use these CCTV drain cameras, and it helps to detect the block without any troublesome digging.

CCTV drain cameras are perfect for locating blockages when you face this problem regularly.

It is also the right piece of equipment to use when the location or cause of the drain blockage is unknown. Sometimes the plumber may suspect that the blockage is more severe than they first believed. In all of these situations, using this equipment is the best way to speed up the job.

Causes of Drain Blockages

Many different things can cause recurring drain blockages, such as:

  • Broken or cracked pipe– Various environmental factors, including ground movements or earth compacting, can cause the pipe to crack. Sometimes these issues are caused by incorrect installation as well. If the debris settles inside the pipe, it can prevent the smooth flow of water. The plumber uses the CCTV drain camera to assess precisely how severe the damage is. Based on their assessment, they will provide the best solution to fix the damaged section of the pipe.
  • Sagging pipe- In some settings, soil erosion around the underground pipe can cause it to sag. This prevents the water/solid waste from flowing through the pipe. The plumbers would be able to pinpoint where the sag is and fix it in the best possible way.

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Tree root blockages or collapse in a section of the pipe can also cause drain blockages. In some cases, the blocked pipe may require additional repairs, in which case the plumber may recommend pipe relining. Regardless of what has caused the blockage, we at SPS can tackle the job in the best possible way. We are very prompt with responding to clients and make sure that they receive efficient and professional services at all times. For any information about our drain block services, feel free to contact SPS Plumbers St George at (02) 9099 9237. You can also contact us via this Online Form, and we will call you back to discuss your requirements.

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