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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

DIY installations of bidet seats and douche sprays

DIY installations of bidet seats and douche sprays

The DIY installation of a bidet seat or a douche spray is illegal. The health risk of incorrectly installed bidet seats or douche sprays can be severe not only to you but to the community as a whole. In the last month, Google searches for the term bidets have...

Plumbing is Critical Public Health so Avoid Scams by Unlicensed Plumbers Due to COVID-19

Plumbing is Critical Public Health so Avoid Scams by Unlicensed Plumbers Due to COVID-19

Who can work on your plumbing? With all the uncertainly during this ongoing COVID-19 crisis, it is critical Gold Coast homeowners and businesses don't fall into the trap of using so-called handymen or unlicensed plumbers. In reality, there is no such occupation...

COVID-19 Update as Whywait Plumbing Remains Open

COVID-19 Update as Whywait Plumbing Remains Open

Despite everything that is happening with the Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic emergency as your local Gold Coast Plumber Whywait Plumbing will continue to be available 24/7 to service your plumbing, drainage and gas needs. The current Queensland Government health...

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...

Plumbing Quotes Over The Phone

Plumbing Quotes Over The Phone

Plumbing quotes over the phone are meaningless without any validation as they are based on perception rather than experienced observation and onsite investigation. Every day we receive phone calls asking us to diagnose a plumbing, drainage or gas problem over the...

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

Like For Like Online PricingIn 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...

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...

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