Salmon Plumbing Guarantee to ARRIVE ON TIME to your scheduled appointment.
In the rare instance that your plumber has been delayed due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, we promise to give you a MINIMUM 30-minutes notice of ANY change in arrival time and will offer to reschedule, if that’s more convenient for you
If we don’t give you at least 30 minutes notice in advance, we will happily give you a FREE Hour of Service on your plumbing job.
This offer is not to be used with any other offer.
Does not apply to quoted jobs.
Discounts will not be applied to overdue amounts.
Deposits are not refundable however partial or total refunds of deposits may be made at the sole discretion of Salmon Plumbing.
Salmon Plumbing reserve the right to charge for lost time as a result of cancellations and or postponement made less than 2 business days from the scheduled appointment time.
Salmon Plumbing offers a 6 and half year warranty as per the Queensland Building & Construction Commission (QBCC).
When it comes to water tanks, Brisbane property owners don’t always give them much thought. However, it’s important to ensure your tank is in good working order. If you think your tank has reached the end of its lifespan, or you want to upgrade to a new rainwater tank to maximise the benefits, choosing the right plumber to handle the installation is a key consideration.
Before we take the plunge into a new year, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on what a big year 2023 has been for the Salmon Plumbing team! By now, news has leaked to many of you that John Salmon has been making a splash, picking up the prestigious 2023 Master Plumbers Association of Queensland President’s Award. We are extremely proud that John’s significant contributions to the plumbing and gas industry have been recognised.
We’d like to thank all our valued customers for trusting us with your plumbing issues and reinforcing our reputation for delivering exceptional workmanship and customer service across the Brisbane area.
And now to our top five tips for a hassle-free festive season….
A leaking roof often becomes noticeable
when the ceiling has a notable watermark in the plasterboard. Or the cornice is
warped due to the moisture.
Heavy rain, hail,
storms and wet weather events like cyclones can put your roof to the test.
It can be difficult to identify where the
leak is coming from and often requires a bit of investigation work by an
experienced roof plumber.
There are a number of causes for a leaking roof. But here are some common ones and solutions for each.
Common causes for a leaking roof:
Gutters full of leaf matter and debris can not only block your downpipes, it can force the water to overflow back into the roof through the eaves. This type of water damage can be avoided through regular maintenance, and ensuring adequate storm water drainage is in place to remove rainwater away from the roof.
Blocked down pipes or storm water pipes
If the gutters are clear, but the down pipes or storm water pipes are blocked, the water will backflow through the gutters and overflow into the roof space. Always ensure down pipes and storm water pipes are free flowing. You can use a garden hose to test them to see if water comes back up through to the gutters.
Broken or missing tiles
Often hail or a falling tree branch can break roof tiles. Gail force winds can whip old tiles, which can allow water through the roof. If you have a tiled roof and suspect a leak, you will need a specialised roof plumber who has experience with tiled roofs.
Rusted ridge capping
Ridge capping is where the roof edges meet at an angle. If the ridge capping is rusted out, it will let water into your roof cavity. There is no quick fix for this as it will need to be replaced.
Rusted or blocked gulley
Roof valleys are the ‘V’ shaped metal channels that running through the folds of the roof. Valleys will catch leaf debris and much like gutters, if this debris is not removed, rainwater will find its way into your ceiling.
This is a given that a rusted roof will allow water through rusty holes. The only solution is to get the roof replaced.
Flashings will be used around the edges of the roof or around penetrations like vents and skylights. If the flashing hasn’t been well made or moulded around the penetration, water will find its way into your roof.
Incorrectly installed roof sheets or roof flashings
Incorrectly installed roof sheets and roof flashings can result in roof leaks. Although you may not be aware of a leak until a big storm, persistent rain or strong winds and rain from a certain direction allow water into the roof, causing water damage to the ceiling. In this case, replacement of the roof and flashings will be needed and silicone is only a temporary fix.
Salmon Plumbing has experience with metal roofs, including Colourbond. If you have leaking metal roof which needs inspecting and replacing, give the team a call on 3862 2600.
Spring is often a popular time to purchase
a new property or relocate to a new area. If you’re actively searching for
properties to buy, you will want to know how to identify non-compliant plumbing
work in the property.
It’s becoming more common place for a
pre-purchase house inspection to include a plumbing and electrical inspection
too. Before, it was recommended for a building inspection and termite
inspection before the sale became unconditional.
Unfortunately, the rise of DIY renovators
have uncovered some nightmare renovations which should have been conducted by a
licensed tradesperson. New home owners can be unbeknown to the potential costs
associated with fixing non-compliant plumbing work. It can be in the tens of
thousands to rectify.
To avoid the unexpected cash outlay to fix what should have been installed right the first time, pre-purchase plumbing and electrical inspections can offer peace of mind before the sale of the home becomes unconditional. So how do you identify non-compliant plumbing work in a property you wish to buy?
Follow your nose
It’s highly likely the vendor will have the house smelling like roses to draw you in and make an offer. But smells to follow your nose with can lead you to the wet room areas. Un-trapped fixtures will give off a sewer smell. Look inside cupboard doors to check for the s and p traps for the basin and sink wastes. Check for moisture and mould on walls for unsuspected leaks. Mould can give off an unpleasant scent.
Look for unusual pipe installations and back fall
If you see a waste pipe with backfall, or
double up connections with A LOT of excess glue, this is an indication of
unlicensed plumbing work.
When the pipe is reduced to a smaller
diameter pipe in the ground, this is another example of non-compliant plumbing.
These installations can be fixed, however if there are a few areas where the plumbing needs to be demolished and updated, that’s an expense you shouldn’t have to pay. It also prompts a wariness of what else was done unlicensed in the property?
Silicone is needed in the right applications, but when it is smeared in the bathroom like a toddler with toothpaste, you know there is a hidden plumbing problem the owner was trying to fix or conceal. An infrared termite inspection will be able to spot moisture in the area if you are concerned.
Flexible hose connections everywhere
Flexible hoses have their place for connecting taps and toilet cisterns. The issue is when they are connected together like ropes for a water connection. If you see flex hoses connected together for water or gas lines – run.
If it doesn’t look right, it’s probably not
If you find something unusual in the way of
plumbing in the property, your suspicions may be right, and it may in fact be
illegal. The only way you can be sure is to organise a pre-purchase plumbing
Salmon Plumbing can check all areas of the
property and even put a camera
down the drains to ensure there are no hidden surprises down the line which
could cost you thousands of dollars to fix.
If you’ve already purchased the property and
have found unusual smells, siphonage or blockages, contact the team so we can investigate
the issues for you.