Plumbers and gasfitters are highly skilled trades that provide a crucial service for the residential, commercial and industrial sectors. All related work needs to be to the highest standard as plumbing typically affects public health and safety, specifically the potential for the contamination of drinking water supplies. Plumbing work can encompass a broad range of tasks including water supply, drainage, sewage, heating, cooling and gas fitting. Specific elements that are typically fitted by a plumber include water pipes, taps, sinks, baths, showers, hot water systems and elements of a properties drainage and sewage system. Plumbers and gasfitters are typically represented by Master Associations which act for them and ensure that professional standards are maintained.
Common Plumbing Problems
Some of the most common problems around the home are related to plumbing maintenance. This includes the following commonly encountered issues, which typically require the services of a licensed plumber:
Only licensed plumbing contractors are authorised to carry out work and ensure that all the work under their control complies with all the relevant plumbing standards and regulations. If you are unsure if your plumber is licensed ask to see some proof of this or contact your local State plumbing association.
Water Saving Tips
It literally does pay to save water, given the relative scarcity and escalating cost of this precious resource. Following these simple tips can help you save money and ensure that you don’t have to call a plumber to your home unnecessarily.
Master Plumbers and Gasfitters Association
The Master Plumbers and Gasfitters Association is a trade-specific association providing lobbying, member benefits, as well as business support. Their mission is to:
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