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What is the PIRB?
Plumbing Industry Registration Board (PIRB) The Plumbing Industry Registration Board was started through the body of IOPSA to proactively promote plumbing practices that protect the health and safety of the community and the integrity of the water supply and waste water systems, by providing a comprehensive registration systems for plumbers and monitoring the performance of plumbers.
Why do we use Copper pipes and not plastic when possible?
QUALITY Archaeologists have recovered a portion of a water plumbing system from the pyramid of Cheops in Egypt. The copper tubing used was found in serviceable condition after more than 5000 years. PERFORMANCE Superior flow rates as larger internal diameter increases flow rate. Copper fittings are on the outside of the tube. Most plastics and composite tube fittings are inserted into the pipe resulting in restricted flow. Can Withstand High Temperatures and Pressure Copper tube can handle temperatures and pressures several time greater than plastic. DISEASE CONTROL UV Resistant Anti - Microbial Properties Scientific studies are underway to prove that copper plumbing keeps drinking water clean by keeping down microbial growth. Copper is Biostatic Inhibits bacterial growth. Not Permeable Copper does not absorb organic materials. Possible contaminants cannot penetrate copper. SAFETY Fire Resistant Very fire resistant, high melting point. No Toxic Fumes in Fires Copper does not give off toxic gasses when exposed to fire. Plastic pipe agents generally do not take responsibility for material failures with little or no after sales service.
Geyser repairs - Common faults
Maintenance Pertaining to the Geyser one of the common problems associated with a geyser is that client experiences little or no hot water. No hot water or little hot water could be result of the following: Partial/complete failure of the thermostat Partial/ complete failure of the element High water usage (additional guest) Undersized element for geyser Undersized geyser Hot water displacement within the geyser due to sediment build up Thermostat setting low / thermostat calibration is faulty Power failure or ripple relays activated Electrical (wiring/circuit breakers) faulty Undetected hot water pipe leaking Hot water taps leaking Un-lagged pipes or long dead legs of the hot water pipes Hot water discharged from the T&P valve
Geyser repairs - Basic info
A domestic electrical geyser typically has an element of 2000 watts to 4000 watts coupled with a thermostat to heat the water. Geysers have an array of safety measures including various valves that requires periodic maintenance. DrainCorp plumbers will repair any geyser components assuring the home owner of hot water. Burst geysers are replaced and installed in compliance with SABS standards. DrainCorp plumbers will maintain and replace your electric geyser.
What is a blocked drain and how do DrainCorp plumbers clear a blockage?
Blocked drains are a common and annoying problem experienced at some stage in most homes and businesses. There are a number of reasons that drains will block and often the immediate symptom of the block is treated and not the underlying cause. The most common causes of blockages are: Foreign objects or debris - Foreign object including bottles, towels, sanitary pads etc. Broken pipes - Drain pipes that have failed over time Incorrect pipe installation - Drain pipes installed by a D.I.Y. individual. Whatever your drain cleaning or drain clearing problem, DrainCorp plumbers has the right solution for your job. We make use of electro mechanical cleaning, where we cut away tree roots using sprung cutters on steel flexible rods. The rods also have the ability to retrieve foreign object from a sewer pipe. Call DrainCorp plumbers now, and we’ll get your electro mechanical drain cleaning job done – fast
What areas do DrainCorp plumbers operate in?
DrainCorp Plumbers services the following areas: Johannesburg Midrand Soweto East rand West rand
Burst pipes - Why do pipes burst?
Burst pipes occur when the integrity of the pipe wall is breached. There are 2 x main reasons burst pipes occur. 1. As temperatures near freezing point, the water in the pipe expands. When this expansion occurs in a confined environment such as a water pipe, there could be substantial pressure placed on the inner walls of the pipe material, whether it be Copper, Iron or Plastic pipes. When the pressure in the pipes increases rapidly and exceeds the rating of the pipe a burst pipe will occur. 2. Corrosion in the pipes causes the pipe wall diameter to decrease and results in the weakening of a pipe. When pressure spike occur this could lead to a burst pipe. Burst pipes are repaired by replacing the affected section with a new piece of pipe, this could result in walls that have to be chopped open for access. DrainCorp plumbers will repair burst pipes in your home, office or factory.
What is Sub soil drainage?
A subsoil drainage system is designed to be installed within the ground in order to remove excessive water from the soil, so that it doesn’t cause damage to buildings or to the landscape. Sub soil drainage systems are buried beneath the soil and should be planned and installed during the landscaping or building stage in order to get the best possible results. Retaining walls and basement typically require sub soil drainage in order to protect the structure from water damage. DrainCorp plumbers will install state of the art sub soil drainage systems as to ensure peace of mind to the client
Why do Body corporates rely heavily on our services?
Body corporate(sectional title) trustees rely on DrainCorp Plumbers for professional repairs and installations at competitive rates. Many repairs take place after hours and trustees do not want excessive bills from non reputable contractors. DrainCorp Plumbers have proper paper trails and documentation in place as to ensure correct billing.