Installing Piping: Get It Right the First Time Around!

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Installing Piping

Whether you’re building a new home or involved in significant renovations for your home or business, your plumbing is an important aspect that needs to be addressed early in the planning stages.

You may or may not be aware that Australia has very high standards when it comes to plumbing and only licensed plumbers are permitted to perform many of the tasks involved with pipe installation or any plumbing in general.

Before you think about a renovation, building a commercial building or medium to high-density property, meeting with a licensed plumber is essential and could save you a lot of heartache in the end. The plumber will know exactly how to help you plan your build and what you need to do to achieve the result you want.

Building a brand new development will often come with its own challenges. Choosing where your bathrooms, kitchen and laundry should be is one thing. Working out the perfect plan to be sure all plumbing goes where it’s needed is a professional’s arena. When it comes to construction on a larger scale you need a team of licensed professionals to create a plan that won’t fail.

Where you can DIY

In Australia, with water plumbing, you are permitted to:

  • Replace a jumper valve or washer in a tap
  • Change showerheads
  • Install or maintain irrigation systems downstream from an isolating valve, tap or backflow prevention device on the supply pipe for the irrigation system

For Sanitary plumbing you can:

  • Clean or maintain ground level grates to traps on sanitary drains
  • Replace caps to ground level inspection openings on sanitary drains
  • Maintain an above or below ground irrigation system for the disposal of effluent from an on-site sewerage facility

Any work that directly involves the installation of your drinking water system or sewerage requires a licensed plumber.

This includes installing any pipes to and from your property connecting with town sewerage or town water intake pipes.

Installing Pipes

Pros of a licensed plumber

Some positives about having a licensed plumber onboard include having a knowledgeable tradesman onsite to counteract any problems that arise during installation. In many cases, a licensed plumber will offer a lifetime warranty on their work. They are also insured to cover any mishaps or accidents which won’t be the case if you’re trying to DIY.

Getting your piping right the first time around is a critical part of building your home or completing a major renovation effectively. It can make or break a large construction job. Knowing that what’s behind the walls is going to function at 100% for years to come is worth every investment. If you’re not sure how to choose the perfect plumber, here are some questions you can ask.

  • Are they licensed?
  • Do they have the relevant qualifications?
  • Do they have the relevant insurance?
  • Check their reviews. How many reviews do they have? What do they say?

If you find yourself satisfied with the answers to all of these questions, you’ve found your plumber! To enquire about installing piping for your business or new development, get in touch with the team at Limcora. We have the expertise to work with you on any plumbing project – big or small!

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