Beware of Bad Plumbers – Plumbing Help

Bad plumbing examples

Price is an important factor when it comes to choosing a product or service. But there are some things that are definitely worth paying more for. Like plumbing. The health and safety risks of having poor plumbing in your home are serious and in order to protect yourself and your family, we encourage you to be aware of bad plumbers. If you see poor plumbing jobs, please report it to the Plumbing Licensing Board.

Modern Era is a fully licenced plumbing service with years’ of experience in locating and fixing a range of plumbing problems. We provide support before, during and after our service to ensure the client understands the problem and is happy with the solution. We do not cut corners. We do not use cheap materials. We are accountable for our work.

Here are some bad plumbing examples to be aware of. Get in touch with us if you need plumbing help.

Mending broken pipes with glue or other adhesives

If a pipe is broken, it needs to be replaced. Fixing it up with glue, putty or tape may seem like it will resolve the problem but it will only be a matter of time before the water pressure builds up and busts. Fixing the pipe now will save you a lot of money later.

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Pipes replaced with galvanized steel

Pipes in older homes tend to be made from materials that contain toxic chemicals. Galvanized steel is one of them. If your pipes were replaced with galvanized steel or your plumber didn’t warn you about the dangers of this material, he/she didn’t do their job. Other materials to watch out for.

  • PEX
  • Lead
  • Galvanized steel
  • Polybutylene
  • CPVC

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Incorrect valve replacement

It might not always be easy to recognise, but using the incorrect valve to replace an old one is a huge safety issue. In this example, a handyman has ‘removed the tempering valve and replaced it with a flexi-connection, allowing potentially scalding water to be supplied directly to all internal outlets.’ Source:

Beware of Bad Plumbers - Plumbing Help

If you’re not feeling confident with a service you received. Flag it with the licencing board and give us a call to come and check out the completed job.

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