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Its amazing just how many homes we attend across Adelaide to assist with a slow-moving hand basin drains. Pop up wastes are very much on trend for any bathroom renovation. They are typically used in hand basins but can also be installed in bathtubs, laundry sinks and kitchens (butler’s pantry). In the past they were only manufactured in chrome, but with moving trends in the bathroom renovation industry you can request these in matt black, polished brass and white.
Many of these spring-loaded wastes also incorporate an integral overflow. The integral overflow is a great device to ensures that a sink will not overflow if the tap is left on and the plug is pushed in. Another positive of the integral overflow is that the pop-up wastes are slow draining even from new so if the waste hole cannot keep up with the flow then the integral overflow will help when the water level gets too high. These plugs look good and function very well when first installed. Its after a few years that issues arise and if not addressed quickly they snowball into a bigger issue.
In order to help avoid some of these problems we have recently done a short video which we uploaded to our you tube station to help assist homeowners and other trades people with the required maintenance and potential repairs needed to be performed to these pop up style waste drains. In the youtube video below you will get to understand some simple maintenance steps which can be performed to help you avoid a big problem and also some other handy tips which will help you fix a failed basin waste. We hope these little tips are of some help and remember we are always here for you if all else fails call 0429361819.
Pumps have been playing a crucial role in the plumbing industry for many years even before the introduction of electricity. There are many different sizes of pumps all used for various tasks. It could be for the circulation of hot water from a plant room around a building to deliver a reliable source of consistent hot water to hotel rooms. Common brands used for hot water reticulation are Grundfos, Hyjet, Aline, Kwikflow, Reefe, Onga and Davey. You will also find that pumps play a big role in our infrastructure across Adelaide and the Adelaide Hills to transfer waste/sewerage which eventually finds its way out to Bolivar Waste Treatment Plant in the states north. Multi Storey Apartments and Offices in the city have numerous Fire Jacking Pumps installed. The Role of a Fire Jacking Pump is to ensure that during a fire alarm being sounded these pumps will assist in the delivery of continual pressurised water to whichever level of the building is requesting the water via a hydrant, hose reel or sprinkler.
What can go wrong with a pump?
Depending on the exact role of the pump installed or pumps some may work 24 hours and 7 days of the week and others may work every now and again. With the evolving technology surrounding pumping system we are able program a pump dependant upon its peak periods. It is in our experience the following are common faults with pumps:
New homes and property renovations
It is a requirement by the South Australian Government that any new home or significant property renovation have a minimum of a 1000L rainwater tank installed. This rainwater is then required to be plumbed into either a toilet, laundry tap or water heater for the house. In order to get the rainwater to these outlets a pump is used. These pumps such as Davey, Hyjet, Bianco or Onga have mains pressure auto changeover mechanisms installed. The advantage of the mains pressure auto changeover device is to ensure that in the event of a rainwater tank being emptied (typically in summer across Adelaide) there will still be water to supply to the fixtures via the potable water supply connected to the pumping station and into the building. Depending on the model you have installed there may be a red light which will emit during a fault alerting to you the need for a pump repair expert in Adelaide. During normal operation a green light will always stay visible letting you know the pump has power and when it is pumping the water a orange light will show you the pump is in normal operational mode.
Through regular inspections, testing and data tracking we help many businesses avoid catastrophic failure and major down times. Majority of our commercial and industrial pumps are not off the shelf units and some even need to transporting from overseas. Programmed maintenance is the key and what we work closely with many of our clients to enable hassle free business operations. Offering Emergency Pump Repairs is another area of the business we offer to clients in the case a situation arises which cannot be avoided. To find out a little bit more about our services please visit this link https://posts.gle/ZiL5J
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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.