Water leaks happen, and when they do it’s not always obvious where the leak is coming from. Our plumbers are skilled at pin pointing where the leak is coming from and diagnosing water leak issues. We then fix it, and properly. That could mean chopping a hole in the wall, ceiling or floor to expose the leaking culprit, fixing it, then reinstating the area.
Specialised leak locating equipment which sends radio frequency down the pipes is used to identify and locate leaks within concealed pipes, concrete slabs, underground, within walls and ceilings.
Blocked drains are just annoying. You know when you get that gurgling sound in your drains or sinks? It’s your pipes telling you they are clogged with goodness knows what. You wouldn’t believe some of the stuff we unblock from pipes – kitty litter, toilet ducks, rubber gloves and then there are the old tree roots (the root cause of a lot of blockages – pun intended).
Our vehicles are fitted with powerful water jetting equipment and CCTV camera equipment to locate the blockage and get the blockages unstuck and moving freely again.
As well as applying waterproofing to new structures we also fix waterproofing issues. That is to apply a waterproof barrier around an area which is likely to get wet such as balconies, bathrooms, laundries and planter boxes. This prevents water seeping through the underlying structure of the building and causing damage.
Our water jet equipment allows up to clear and unblock storm water and sewer pipes up to 300mm in diameter. Each of our vehicles is fitted with water jetting equipment to unblock pipes up to 150mm (your standard pipe size) and we run one dedicated van with bigger water jetting equipment for the 300mm pipe jobs.
This is a small camera attached to the end of a pipe which we navigate into underground pipes to determine a whole host of issues from blockages, leaks, obstructions and pipe integrity. Knowing exactly what the problem is allows us to accurately work out how to fix it. Sometimes the pipes need a complete dig up and replace. Other times we can send a hook down the pipe to remove the obstruction. The CCTV footage can either be provided on a UBS or we upload it to our YouTube channel – FPS Poo Cam (be warned though, the videos can contain some pretty disgusting images).
Often with older blocks of units or townhouses the underground pipes can be impacted by tree roots growing and expanding either into the pipes pushing on the pipes or completely cracking them. We use our CCTV equipment to determine the pipes existing integrity and identify any existing or future areas of concern that require attention.
Through flood testing and diagnostics we can determine when a water leak is caused by a defective shower tray (the area at the base of your shower enclosure, often underneath the tiles). We have a specialist who can then repair or replace the defective shower tray ensuring no ore leaks and more effective draining.
Water conservation is incredibly important now days and to make sure we care for our environment it is essential tap ware all contains suitable flow restriction. We can install and service all flow restrictor tap ware and also provide you with advice on how to ensure good pressure is maintained for these devices.
We offer a preventative maintenance service on those items where you need to get them inspected and/or serviced regularly. We also have a number of clients who we routinely put the water jet down the pipes to clear out any pending blockages and also to ensure tree roots are not adversely affecting the integrity of the pipes. Especially for older blocks of units and townhouses this is a particularly cost effective approach.