My week as an Emergency Plumber/Gasfitter in Adelaide kicked off at approx 10 pm Sunday night with a call to assist with a Blocked Drain at a Glenelg Hotel. I arrived to find a basin which was badly blocked and was not draining away. Someone had obviously put something down the drain and had caused it to back up. Within 30 minutes after arrival I had the drain flowing freely again thanks to the help from my Hydro Jet Drain Cleaning Machine, the Manager at the Hotel was extremely happy and so were the many people partying Sunday night away.
During Monday I was called out to another Major Plumbing Emergency, a gas leak. My customer called from there property in Payneham. They contacted the gas company because they could smell gas, upon arrival the gas company performed a test for soundness on the gas pipework and found that there was a bad leak. I arrived to the house and after doing some exploration work for approx 1 hour found that an old copper fitting that was flared to suit a compression style fitting had worn away and a hole was now present in the copper pipe causing the gas leak. After removing this section of pipe work and installing a new piece of copper tube with my viega propress tool (which requires no welding, ideal for roof spaces) I re-tested the gas line and it was sound and safe to be turned back on for the customer.
Later in the week I received another Emergency Plumbing call from a customer who had no hot water. She had come home to find that the tank on her hot water system had started to leak and no longer had hot water. This job was not too far from where I live over in St Marys. I was able to get to the house within an hour of receiving her phone call and stop the old hot water system from leaking and then proceed to connect a temporary loan hot water system which I have developed so that my customer could still have hot water for the night and next morning.
During the course of the next day I then gathered a few different options for the customer and then proceeded to install a new Rheem Stellar 5 star rated gas hot water system.
Looking forwards toward the end of the week I'm sure there will be other emergency plumbing calls over the new weekend approaching, more than likely a burst water pipe or another blocked sewer main and if the weather does turn bad the likely hood of a roof leak or over flowing storm water drain is even a chance. But what ever the need is I always keep the van and all my machinery in top working order to ensure great reliable emergency plumbing services and most importantly always with a friendly smile.
Have a top weekend and I will talk with you all again next week, happy plumbing :-)).
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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.