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Converting a kitchen breech to a mixer tap

Do you have a leaking breech and spout in your home? The team here at Kennedy plumbing and Gas can replace any accessible breeches with mixers for your kitchen, bathroom or laundry, with a style to suit your home decor.

There are many reasons as to why your breech and spout may be leaking and if left too long, this issue can become costly. Leaving a tap leaking over a short period of time can cause major damage to the internals of your walls as well as under your floor. Our plumbing experts will work as fast and
efficiently as possible, to resolve any leaking issues, whilst trying to ensure minimum cost.

Mixer taps are the most common tap that you will come across in the majority of Australian homes, particularly in kitchens. The mixer tap is a tap where both the hot and cold water exit out of the same spout, providing the required water temperature to perfectly suit your needs. They are popular for many reasons, with the main being their ease of use and low maintenance. Mixer taps come in a range of different brands and designs, allowing our plumbers to accommodate any style kitchen we may come across. Whether you have an older federation home, country home or modern home, the team will work with you to select a mixer that will not only suit your needs and budget but also suit the style of your home.

Last week, a customer contacted the team with a leaking breech and spout in the kitchen of their Kambah home. They were seeking a licensed Canberra plumber’s advice on options for repair. Not only were they looking for the most practical way forward, but also an option that would reduce the
amount of maintenance required in the future. Our plumber arranged a convenient time to access the property and inspected the leaking breech and spout in order to determine options with the customer.

After inspecting the job, we advised our customer that we could replace the breech and spout with a kitchen mixer tap. Our plumber provided a range of different mixer tap options which would suit the home décor, along with the customers budget. Our customer selected a Caroma mixer, a popular brand which is available at the majority of plumbing stores. We removed the leaking breech and spout and installed the new stainless steel mixer.

A mixer tap was a fantastic option for our customer in terms of reducing maintenance. Mixer taps do not require continual replacement of washers like a breech and spout, which is why they have become so popular. Mixer cartridges are quick and simple to replace and the majority of mixer taps
will offer a 5-year warranty, which is great peace of mind for our customers who choose this option of tapware.

We understand that determining the right type of tapware for your home can often be difficult, which is why our team of friendly, skilled professionals are here to help. If you have a leaky tap and are located in Canberra or surrounding areas, please do not hesitate to call us today on 0422751560.

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Blocked Drain Canberra Kaleen

Blocked Drain Canberra - Kennedy Plumbing and Gas

Kennedy Plumbing & Gas recently attended a customer’s residence in Kaleen, Canberra, who contacted the team and reported they had a blocked drain. Our team specialises in clearing blocked drains in Canberra, and with the use of our high-pressure water Jetter, our Plumber jetted and eeled the properties drain in order to successfully clear the blockage.

As Kaleen is one of the more established suburbs of Canberra, our plumber suspected that the issue could be tree roots which were blocking the drain. We used our Rigid camera system and monitor along with our Ridged locator, which enters the pipe and transmits a frequency. We discovered tree roots which had entered into the older Earthenware Pipe through the rubber joint. This joint works to seal on the collar where the pipes join together.

The Kaleen residence is situated on a large block which unfortunately experiences poor drainage access. In order to resolve this issue for our customer, our plumbing team brought in an excavator to dig up the problem area. We put an I.O (Inspection Opening) which is raised to the surface for easy access allowing for easier drain cleaning in the future.

Most of our plumber callouts here in Canberra and surrounding areas are to clear a blocked drain. More often than not, most blocked drains in Canberra are a result of tree root obstruction, resulting in a very unpleasant smell or overflow of waste or water at your premises.

If you or someone you know is having issues with a blocked drain, please contact the team here at Kennedy Plumbing and Gas where we have the knowledge, tools and experience to assist with all plumbing problems.