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Plumbing Repairs Do It Yourself: Why It's Illegal
Plumbing Repairs Do It Yourself - Why it's illegal

Plumbing Repairs Do It Yourself: Why it’s illegal

Hi, I’m Brad from Element Plumbing & Gas. It’s true. DIY plumbing and gas repairs are not only illegal, they are also dangerous. “Plumbing repairs do it yourself” / “Plumbing repairs DIY” must not be carried out. Below is an explanation on the legalities of DIY plumbing and gas repairs.

Why plumbing repairs DIY is illegal

Compliance is crucial to any form of plumbing and gas work. This certification governs whether an installation or repair job meets Australian standards for safety and quality.

Only a fully licensed, certified and qualified plumbing professional is able to carry out compliant installation or repairs.

The Government of Western Australia Department of Mines, Industry Regulations and Safety clearly indicate that only licensed plumbers can perform plumbing work.

Furthermore, sewerage cannot be touched. Only licensed plumbing professionals are able to carry out the unsanitary work of installing or repairing sewer lines.

Anything to do with gas and hot water also falls under the compliance banner.

Examples of illegal and dangerous plumbing repairs DIY

We’ve seen some shockers in our time, check out the examples below.

Drain unblocking solution destroys bathroom sink plumbing

After a fifth bottle of Mr Muscle Drano ® Ultra Gel, an anonymous customer caused enough damage to their bathroom, we had to replace the sink pipes.

The thing about plumbing repairs do it yourself is that you’re probably making the situation even worse.

It’s simple, we can use our CCTV camera drain inspection technology and blocked drain solutions to get to the cause of the issue, instead of treating the symptoms.

We provide plumbing services Perth residents and businesses can rely on.

Shoddy renovations

With the rise in TV shows such as The Block or House Rules, more people are turning to DIY instead of licensed plumbers.

We’ve seen it many times, the catastrophe that ensues when a pipe gets moved or a seal doesn’t work. Some issues can be superficial at first and easily repaired by a licensed plumber. Larger issues might be contained within a wall and slowly leak away over the course of months or years. Mould may start to appear, or damp bubbling in adjacent paintwork. Not only will you need a licensed plumber to rectify the poor workmanship in your renovation, but maybe also a cabinet maker, carpenter, painter, electrician, the list goes on.

“Plumbing repairs do it yourself” is simply not worth the hassle.

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Rely on a fully licensed plumber to rectify your plumbing and gas issues. Plumbing services Perth locals can rely on.

Contact us today for assistance.