"Gas & Plumbing in Adelaide" - WE DO EVERYTHING!!!!!!! YES anything Plumbing related!!! - Call Mayfair Plumbing today on 0429 361 819
How often do I arrive at a customers house to resolve a blocked drain with my hydro jet drain cleaner and the customer looks at my van sign writing and says "Oh right your a Gasfitter as well?" OR "So you can repair my Hot Water Service as well?" There must be a huge amount of Plumbing firms which only do a very limited amount of plumbing tasks around Adelaide and therefore the public think that they need a different Plumbing Company to help with every type of Plumbing or Gas issue. Well that may well be the case with some Plumbing Companies in Adelaide, BUT this week I'm writing my blog about that fact that at Mayfair Plumbing and Gasfitting WE DO ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING related to Gasfitting and Plumbing, that's right EVERYTHING!!
So to start things off this week I'm going to outline the Plumbing and Gas task's we perform that people commonly think they need multiple firms to complete there projects for them, in order of popularity.
Gasfitting/Gas Plumbing: I cannot recall the amount of times I get asked if I'm a Gasfitter as well as a Plumber. People are continually amazed by the fact that I can do there whole project for them, from disconnecting a gas oven to installing a dish washer or fixing there running toilet. At least once a week I come across this, its not a problem as I inform my customers that I can most definitely help them out with there Gas and Plumbing work, but it makes it very obvious to me that a lot of Plumbers in Adelaide don't offer both of these skill sets leaving Mayfair Plumbing and Gasfitting with a clear advantage in the Plumbing fields in Adelaide.
Hot Water Repairs and Installations: When people come across a problem with there Hot Water Service they ask if they need to get a Hot Water Plumber and the answer is yes, a Hot Water Wizard of Adelaide and that's what your going to be getting when you call Mayfair Plumbing and Gasfitting. Yes we are experienced in all aspects relating to Hot Water it can be Electric Storage Hot Water Services both mains pressure and low pressure storage units inside a roof, Gas Storage Hot Water both low pressure and mains pressure and Gas Instant Hot Water or even Solar Hot Water Services with Electric and Gas Boosters. Our Hot Water Wizards of Adelaide carry all the parts you would ever need to repair a faulty Hot Water Service in Adelaide on the spot, items such as: Thermo-Couples, Hydro Ignition Packs, Thermostats, Elements, Heat Exchangers, Hydro Generators, Control Pads and Furnaces. So if its Hot Water related we do it ALL!
Backflow Valve Testing, Repairs and Installations:
Protecting your drinking water is a service we offer also offer as Plumbers Adelaide. At Mayfair Plumbing and Gasfitting we use finely calibrated test equipment with needle valves which get laboratory certified every 12 months to ensure we protect your drinking water from contamination. In our short video below it gives you an insight as to what an actual Backflow Prevention Valve looks like and just what some of the components which make up a Backflow Valve Assembly perform to help protect our drinking water in Adelaide, South Australia. Backflow Valves come in various shapes and sizes ranging from 15mm (1/2") all the way to up 150mm (6") in size and the hazard ratings also vary going from Medium Hazard through to High Hazard. In this you tube video you will see a RPZD which is classed as a High Hazard Device and is used to protect potable water from dangerous chemicals and substances such as: Acids, Blood and Fertilisers. These High Hazard rated RPZ Backflow Valve's are used in circumstances where the substances if mixed with drinking water is deemed life threatening, hence High Hazard.
Next time you think about calling a Plumber Adelaide think Mayfair Plumbing and Gasfitting our plumbers are fully trained in every aspect of Plumbing and Gas and can handle any type of Plumbing project you need performed, please call us on 0429 361 819 or contact us via http://www.linkedin.com/pub/master-plumber/88/892/7b3
Is it time to give your Bathroom or Kitchen a face lift? What are you waiting for? Its simple just have a look at this
Performing any type of renovation can be quite the daunting experience regardless of the scale that is involved, it can be just a minor face lift or as seen in the picture above a full scale bathroom renovation where the whole internal of the bathroom is demolished and everything is removed for new plumbing pipes to be installed.
In the picture above you can see that the walls of the bathroom are brick, this home was built back in the early 1900's like most of the homes throughout Prospect, majority of the homes were constructed from solid brick which is a lot different to today's methods of construction where timber framing with a gyprock internal lining is much more common.
Installing new copper hot and cold pipes into a solid brick bathroom can be a challenge and very labour intensive. To enable me to get this job done professionally and quickly with minimal mess I have invested in a dustless wall chasing machine as shown in the images below. Purchasing a piece of kit like this puts a decent dent in your back pocket, BUT the results speak for themselves, its truly amazing. The Ramset wall chaser has a variety of options to choose from such as variable depth and width adjustments and the vacuum which can be used for either wet or dry applications and periodically the filters vibrate themself clean. Using this piece of machinery sure does help with the overall process involved with installing new copper hot and cold pipes into a bathroom renovation.
Once the chasing has been performed with the Ramset wall chaser its very easy to remove the pieces of brick wall where the new pipes will be installed, they just about fall out, leaving minimal jack hammering work to be performed, which in turn minimises the structural damage to the house by having less vibration impact to the structure which is a huge bonus as most of these properties are in a delicate state and the less impact through jack hammering its structure the better.
Once the wall chases are performed and ready for installation of the new hot and cold copper pipes the procedure is fairly straight forward using Viega Pro Press Technology, this involves using copper fittings (see image below) which actually get crimped together using the Viega Pro Press Gun (see image below). These fittings are slightly more expensive BUT the installation procedure is so simple and nearly 100% guaranteed leak free, gone are the days of using the oxy and acetylene welding torch and the risk of water leaks and naked flames with potential for fires and hot work permits.
Later in the week I was contacted by a past customer who I had tested a backflow valve for at Marion SA 5043, on Marion Road a few months ago he is now renovating an apartment down at Glenelg (The BAY), just off of Brighton Road near the SANFL Glenelg Tigers home ground oval. The old kitchen in place was the original design supplied when the apartment was first built probably back in 1970. The hot and cold taps like many of these apartments from this era had the taps located above the sink with a spout in the middle over the sink.
These days when most people do a kitchen renovation they opt to have the hot and cold points for the new taps lowered below the sink height and have a nice new mixer style tap installed (as seen below), this is where my Ramset Wall Chaser comes into action again, lowering these copper pipes for this alteration is made very simple and clean when using the right equipment which always makes my customers happy.
In most cases the the 50mm PVC/Galv waste pipe for the kitchen sink also needs adjustment in the way of lowering it by approximately 300mm to accommodate the new double sink and the correct plumbing which goes with this during the second fix process such as a double bowl connector and combination s and p trap to apply with South Australian Plumbing Codes AS3500.
So as you can see by this weeks blog Mayfair Plumbing and Gasfitting are completely set-up to cater for all your Bathroom and Kitchen Renovations in Adelaide, call us today on 0429 361 819 or contact us via: http://www.pinterest.com/masterplumer/plumbing-renovations-adelaide/
Has your plumbing sprung a leak in Springfield, SA 5062? Well you are going to need a local plumbing firm who operates out of the Mitcham city council district and that answer is MAYFAIR Plumbing and Gasfitting, yes MAYFAIR, call NOW!!!
Being based in Hawthorn, South Australia 5062 allows us to access the suburb of Springfield with plumbers quickly to help with all types of Plumbing and Gas issues that our customers come up against, it doesn't just have to be an emergency plumbing leak they may have found, it can be Hot Water Repairs and Installations, Bathroom Renovations, Installing Water Purification Taps, Pre-Purchase Property Inspections, Camera Inspections or perhaps even servicing there Gas Room Heaters before the chill of winter arrives in Adelaide.
Springfield is home to some of Adelaide's most luxurious houses and you are sure to find lots of plumbing and gas pipes located on these properties. Knowing where to find a Water Shut-off Valve or how to isolate the Natural Gas takes experience, the experience you can only gain by working as a Plumber Springfield in the city council of Mitcham day and night 24/7, a task which Mayfair Plumbing and Gasfitting often do.
In our short video below you will see all the different areas around Springfield which we have worked on over our 20 years of being Professional Plumbers Springfield, South Australia 5062.
Carrick Hill would have to be one of Springfield's most historic residences located at 46 Carrick Hill Drive, Springfield, SA 5062. Its an ideal location to take the children on a Sunday afternoon and explore the Story Book Trail and learn about nature. Carrick Hill also provides a perfect back drop for weddings and functions, its beautiful luscious gardens are simply majestic and if you've never been to Carrick Hill put it on your list of things to do.
Mayfair Plumbing and Gasfitting know that working as Plumbers Springfield many of the houses will have a commercial style arrangement for there plumbing, with items such as sewer and storm water pumping stations, hot water flow and return systems with circulation pumps in line, rain water harvesting plants and multiple bathrooms so having experience in Domestic, Commercial and Industrial Gas and Plumbing is very advantageous working as a Plumber Springfield, SA 5062 in Adelaide.
If you live on Delamere Ave (both in Netherby and Springfield), Springfield Ave, Glenwood Road or on Elmglade Road just to name a few of the beautiful streets in Springfield we are here to help you, let your Plumbing problems become our Plumbing Emergency contact us at http://adelaide.cylex.com.au/company/mayfair-plumbing-and-gasfitting-23551855.html.
Are your storm water drains ready for winter? Its just around the corner, don't get caught out with blocked drains.
Its been long time between drinks in Adelaide when we talk about the last time a good amount of rain fell from the sky and its so easy to neglect our storm water drains underground, we all have so much more important day to day things happening in our lives to be thinking about storm water drains UNTIL it rains heavily and that's not far away.
I have already been busy over the past couple of weeks assisting my customers with there blocked storm water lines in preparation for the harsh winter rains which we are soon expecting in Adelaide. The most recent blocked storm water line which I attended to with my state of the art Hydro Jetting Machine was out in Adelaide's Northern Suburbs in the council district of Tea Tree Gully. My customer had recently built a beautiful nice new home and had the rear court yard concreted and I believe that the slurry etc from this may have found its way down the storm water drain pipes, over the summer months we haven't had much rain to speak of and this slurry material has set like a rock inside of the storm water drain lines, with this comes blocked storm water drains, see images bellow!!
Many of the domestic type storm water drain pipes in Adelaide need the occasional bit of maintenance from a Hydro Jet Drain Cleaner to keep the flow going in there storm water lines, this is because most houses either sit level with the street water table or only just above it. This being the case it means the storm water lines are continually holding water and this allows silt to settle in the drain slowing down the flow of water during a storm. But with yearly flushing from a Hydro Jet Drain Cleaning Machine it can help to avoid the need for a Plumbing Emergency if your drains over flow.
In this weeks blog I have also attached one of my you tube videos. In the video below you will get to see what the hydro jet drain cleaning machine actually looks like, you will also get the opportunity to look at the different types of pipes and fittings that are used when installing drains in South Australia and finally it will give you a better understanding of why only a Hydro Jetter will get your drains cleared fast and why the conventional electric eel cannot.
After viewing my short 5 minute you tube video you can now understand a little bit more about plumbing and how our plumbers at Mayfair Plumbing and Gasfitting handle blocked storm water lines. Because of the unique compact set up which we operate our Hydro Jetter in this enables our blocked drain plumbers to get into various tight locations others may not be able to. We clear blocked storm water lines any where around Adelaide, from Para Hills to Magill, from Springfield to Burnside, from Semaphore to Glenelg and from Woodville to Port Adelaide just to name a few locations, being based only 5 minutes from the CBD of Adelaide in Hawthorn gives us huge flexibility to be able to go anywhere to help our customers with there blocked storm water drains and at anytime of day or night 24/7 we can unblock drains.
If you have any questions please feel free to click on the following link http://www.aubiz.org/details/may-fair-plumbing-and-gas-fitting OR call 042361819 and ask for Aaron the owner operator at Mayfair Plumbing and Gasfitting.
It has been quite the hive of activity for Gas Plumbing Companies around the suburb of Unley in Adelaide this week. The gas pipe line infrastructure under ground in the City Council of Unley is currently under going a huge up grade by a company called Central Utilities. The gas lines in and around Unley, Hyde Park, Goodwood, Unley Park, Kings Park and Millswood are all very old and were originally installed under ground in a metal pipe and over the many many years this pipe work has been exposed to various environmental conditions (ground movement, water and corrosion) and caused the integrity of the gas pipe work to break down and start to leak gas.
Not only are the gas pipe lines being renewed but the pressure is being increased in the main gas infrastructure, meaning that those people who are now having new gas pipes installed no longer need the same sized large pipes and they can now be slightly smaller because the pressure is greater as gas operates on volume more than pressure in Adelaide. This can be an added bonus to my customers who are having new gas lines installed around Unley because if they don't need large pipes then the cost of materials will be lower, which is great for my customers using our gas plumbing services.
To comply with the Australian Gas Code when a gas line is turned off it must be then re tested for soundness before the gas is then re instated to a property and this is what is causing troubles in the City of Unley this week as many of the properties are being found to have gas leaks and the gas is not being turned back on.
When I first arrived to my customers house in Goodwood this week just of King William Road there was three other Gas Plumbing companies in the street performing the same task as myself. Because we are licensed Plumbers and Gasfitter's at Mayfair we can help our customers with there gas leaks by trying to locate the source of the leak and then getting the gas turned back on to there homes, giving them plenty of Hot Water again.
Unfortunately when the gas gets turned off to one of my customers house it usually means that they no longer have Hot Water and the ability to cook food on there Gas Cook Tops. At this time of year not having a Gas Room Heater is not too much of an inconvenience, but in winter it can be a real pain in the GAS.
In most cases around Goodwood, Unley, Millswood, Kings Park, Unley Park and Hyde Park the gas leak cannot be located due to the fact that the gas pipe is under ground and it could be leaking in a number of places and the customer has no option but to have the gas pipe work upgraded and that has been happening a lot this week around the City of Unley.
If you have had your gas shut off and come home to find a notice in your letter box stating you need to contact a Licensed Gasfitter call Mayfair Plumbing and Gasfitting today on 0429361819.
If you need an EMERGENCY GAS PLUMBER ADELAIDE there's only one name in the gas game worth remembering and that's MAYFAIR - MAYFAIR Plumbing and Gasfitting, proudly providing emergency plumbers for all your Gas and Plumbing Emergencies 24/7 in Adelaide we can get your hot water back on in the same day and get you cooking with gas again that night in time for the evenings meal.
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Aaron Stewart owns and works in the business of Mayfair Plumbing & Gas Fitting from there offices now based in Adelaide, South Australia. Aaron and his team of licensed plumbers and design consultants are passionate about there work. In this blog they will bring you plumbing and gas tips gathered from around the globe over 20 plus years of experiences in the many different fields of plumbing. If you are looking for a plumbing firm who can do everything from design, construct, project management and scheduled on site maintenance contact the Mayfair Plumbing Group.