Whywait Plumbing Blog

Articles By Plumbing Industry Expert Gary Mays

Plumbing Rip Offs

Plumbing rip offs, in my opinion, are frequently emotive exaggerations bereft of facts from people whose only motive is not to pay their plumbers bills. Sadly most plumbing rip offs are perpetuated not on the customer but on the plumber by other plumbers...

How do you know a drain is blocked?

Frequently a blocked sewer drain comes as a surprise. A common question asked of our plumbers is how do you know a drain is blocked? To begin with, if your toilet is backing up and not draining, or your overflow relief gully is spewing out sewerage outside...

Baking Soda and Vinegar Will Not Clear Your Blocked Drain

Sorry to disappoint you but I guarantee that mixing baking soda and vinegar will not clear your blocked drain. What I can guarantee is that you will create a lovely fizzy, bubbling concoction that will fascinate your kids and nothing else. When you mix...

How Does a Toilet Block?

Toilet blockages are more than an inconvenience! How does a toilet block is a frequently asked question of our plumbers? Your toilet is after the kitchen sink the most commonly used plumbing fixture in your home. It goes without saying a blocked toilet is...

How long does a bathroom renovation take?

Television renovation shows are not reality when it comes to a bathroom renovation. Sadly that's the benchmark too many people use when they call us to discuss a bathroom renovation. We always know when a client phones and asks "how long does a bathroom...

Its 99.9% certain that Plumbers don’t have Supermans X-ray Vision

X-ray Vision Would Be a Plumbers Dream Come True Anyone who knows me is aware I frequently state that when we get a plumbers licence, we didn't also get given a pair of Superman's glasses with X-ray vision. Plumbing infrastructure is 90% concealed in...

Does Your Insurance Cover All Water Leaks?

Here at Whywait Plumbing, we frequently get a phone call asking does insurance cover water leaks? Every week we are called upon to deal with insurance companies or assessors on behalf of clients when they have sustained water damage to their home. With water leaks...

Your Average Gold Coast Water Bill is Always Out of Date

Most property owners on the Gold Coast have just received their City of Gold Coast Water and Sewerage Rate Notice for January. Under Queensland law, you must receive a quarterly water bill. The City of Gold Coast issues their water bills in January, April, July and...

3 Steps to Avoid Lead In Your Drinking Water

Dissolved lead in your drinking water is a reality in Australia. Lead is used across a wide range of plumbing products that are installed in homes and buildings. The most common products lead is used in is brass fittings and taps. Some brass plumbing fittings allow...

Every Flexi Hose is Potentially a Ticking Time Bomb

A burst flexi hose is a job we attend to almost every day. In all likelihood, you will have multiple flexi hoses in your home. They will exist commonly in both residential and commercial buildings under the kitchen sink, under the bathroom vanity basins, under the...

How Will I Know If I Have A Hidden Water Leak?

Wondering why your water bill is so high? With the Gold Coast City Council recently posting out the quarterly Water and Sewerage Rate Notices we have noticed a spike in the number of calls for leaking water pipes. A common theme is that the owners have been completely...

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