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Articles written by Queensland Plumbing Industry Expert, Gold Coast Chamber of Commerce leader & Executive Director of Whywait Plumbing Services – Gary Mays

Why do Gold Coast Plumbers bury their mistakes?

Why do Gold Coast Plumbers bury their mistakes?

I recently had a client comment that Gold Coast Plumbers bury their mistakes far more than doctors bury their mistakes. It is a comment I cannot disagree with in any way. Increasingly we see underground plumbing work that is so non-compliant it’s confirming Gold Coast...

How to avoid house flooding this Christmas

How to avoid house flooding this Christmas

This Christmas I can guarantee that burst plastic water reticulation pipes or burst flexi hoses will create more emotional stress and insurance claims than fires and burglaries combined. How to avoid house flooding is becoming more challenging as we continually add...

Water-Wise Ways to Maintain Your Garden

Water-Wise Ways to Maintain Your Garden

Water Restrictions In South East Queensland there are no water restrictions applicable to residential or business. Contrary to some ill-informed social media content there have been no water restrictions since 1 January 2013. All council areas in South East Queensland...

Filtered Water Can Ease Hay Fever

Filtered Water Can Ease Hay Fever

Hay Fever Season Once the footy finals are over we know it's spring, as the weather warms and evening barbecues become the norm. But for many people, spring is a time to be dreaded. That's because the advent of spring means its hay fever season for one in five...

Like for Like Hot Water Service Replacement

Like for Like Hot Water Service Replacement

In Queensland, if you see online website  prices or are quoted over the phone a price for like for like hot water service replacement for an electric or gas storage tank¹ system, don't believe one word of it. The prices are a sham designed to scam you into calling...

What is a Form 4

What is a Form 4

We are frequently asked by clients why we are charging them for a Form 4. The simple answer is because it's the law. The reality is the Form 4 system for plumbing and drainage work has existed for over 20 years. Originally licenced plumbers were required to submit a...

Plumbing Rip Offs

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 who stupidly...

How do you know a drain is blocked?

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 then, you...

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