Consulting a plumber at the early stage of renovating your bathroom will allow you to determine what is achievable, and most cost effective. They will assist you to plan the design layout, communicate your space options and go into detailed discussions regarding the plumbing and what suits you. If you are unsure about certain requirements seek professional advice to avoid problems occurring later down the track.
Once you have an understanding of what is required for your renovation you must now decide a budget, and stick to it. Depending on your budget you may do a complete makeover on your bathroom and transform the space or alternatively you can do a partial renovation to freshen up your bathroom with new tapare, new toilet or accessories. Sit down and work out the costs involved for materials and labour, once this is decided the work can commence.
Get inspired from instagram, magazines, online renovation groups, real estate, the ideas are endless. What style do you want for your home?
While it can be frustrating having your bathroom out of action for a couple of weeks or more, when you’re doing it yourself it’s important not to rush things. Measure everything twice and be certain you’re doing the right thing before you cut, lay or install anything.
It is very important to hire licensed professionals who are experienced in renovations and understand the compliance’s laws with Fair Trading. All bathrooms must be signed off by an accredited renovator, do not engage with trades without signing contracts and viewing licenses to ensure they are certified.
Many items get put down the kitchen sink daily and it is important to ensure we monitor this to avoid the mess for the plumber. A range of foreign objects such as food and waste scraps, soaps and coffee waste all pass by and build up over time if we do not clear our dishes or empty the waste into our bins.
Our number 1 issue for causing kitchen blockages is fats, oils and grease. It is second nature to wash off the pots and pans once finished cooking and wash everything down the sink. The large problem with this is that oils and grease harden over time and start to stick to the inside of the pipes, other debris will begin to clog up and cause a major blockage over time.
Who loves coffee? Every morning we wake up and enjoy or morning coffee and everyone tends to wash the coffee bean grinds down the sink. With the increase in popularity of home coffee machines the Quintessential Plumbing team have had to rescue and unclog with kitchen sink drains due to the bean waste build up. Coffee grounds can easily mix with other things that come down your pipes and form a very troublesome clog in your kitchen sink.
Our kitchen sink is the one location in the house whereby we rinse and clean our dirty dishes daily. Who remembers to clean their plate before it goes into the sink? I am sure someone in your family comes into mind right. Now, it may not look like it at first, but these little particles of food will wreak havoc on your kitchen sink. Everyone must get into the habit of putting the food scraps in the bin otherwise you may have a larger issue on your hands due to build up and might cause kitchen sink blockages.
Water – It is important for everyone in the family home to ensure the only item we can put down the sink is water. Safe for our environment and safe for your kitchen sink, this will ensure you will not have any issues or blockages problems in the future.
Hot water technology has gained innovative and safe designs over the past 10 years to offer the best hot water experience in your daily life. Our favourite choice for a hot water heater is Rinnai, it is important to select a heater that caters to your family, home and most importantly its safety aspect.
Hot water brings many dangerous hazards that can be carefully recognised and prevented. Too much hot water can cause burns, scalding and can potentially lead to serious injuries.
Tap Water – One of the most common areas in the home is in the bathroom where someone can turn on the hot water tap, and cause scalding, they underestimate the heat of the water and within seconds can cause serious injuries. It is crucial that the hot water temperature in the bathroom is monitored and regulated.
Maximum Water Temperature – Did you know that the maximum water temperature in the bathroom is 50 degrees? The laws allow for the kitchen and laundry area to be higher however separating the piping is not always done. This hot water limit is set by the Australian Government to minimise the risk of hot water accidents occurring.
Bath Hot Water Temperature – The recommended bath temperature is 37 degrees, and if you have children it is recommended to be the maximum.
Annual Hot Water inspection – Each year it is recommended that you have a licensed hot water plumber complete an annual hot water maintenance check. This will cover a full safety check, and ensure longevity of your system. An inspection and subsequent maintenance is vital to find problems before they develop into something more serious and potentially more expensive to fix.
Tempering Valve installation – Installing a tempering valve in your Sydney home is one of the most important components. All hot water systems must be fitted with a compliant tempering valve, Quintessential Plumbing are licensed hot water experts and install tempering valves to comply with the Australian standards.
Quintessential Plumbing hot water team have a range of the leading brandings such as Rinnai, Rheem, Dux and many more. Our team will supply the hot water heater, offer a lifetime workmanship warranty and also a supplier warranty for the system supplied.
The indoor plumbing is one relatively new progress in the human history. Are you aware that it was not until 1927 that The Lodge house had the plumbing installed? Here are some ideas about your water service line.
Certainly, our sewer and water systems are just so common that we’d taken this recent luxury for granted. It is especially important for the homeowners to comprehend the plumbing basics so they can rapidly identify the problems when they occur. And what is the best place to begin than how we can get water into the houses? Now, we are sharing here the essential information with regards to the water service lines.
Your water service line takes drinkable, fresh water into the house so it will be distributed by the plumbing system. The system may be confusing for the homeowners since part of it has been private and part of it has been public (and private means, your responsibility). A divider is usually the property line, or wherein your yard met the sidewalk.
Public water service lines – the smaller pipe which extends from the main water main and then runs toward the house. This is a public system part until this reached the property or after your water meter.
Private water line – the moment that the water service lines come on your property (still beneath the ground), it became your responsibility for replacements and repairs.
Your home also had the sewer line, which transported wastewater (anything which goes down the drain or had been flushed down the toilet) to a sewer main. It is a totally different system than your water service lines.
Water main – this is the primary, large pipe that takes the fresh water to every household in the neighborhood. The main water is naturally buried under the lane and has been maintained by the local water or the municipality authority.
Any leak within the plumbing system is really a serious problem that will be very damaging and costly to the property. But, the leak in the water service line had been especially risky since a pipe is below the ground so the problem may be undetected for a longer time.
When you notice with any of these warning signs, or you have your old house that often had plumbing problems, you must have your water services being inspected ASAP. Because any delay will permit a leak to worsen and will cause more damage.
If for any instances, you suspected that there may be the problem with the water service lines, call your most trusted team at Quintessential Plumbing. We are recommending the best solution to replace or repair your water supply pipes. Have a request of an estimate for your need or you may call us to schedule your appointment.