Plumber vs Drainage Contractor: What’s the Difference?

Many people may not realise that plumbing and drainage are actually different systems with different purposes. Plumbing is the system in which clean water enters your property, whereas drainage is the system through which wastewater is taken away. If you are building, renovating or landscaping your property, it’s likely you will require the services of a plumber as well as specialised drainage contractors. Bittern Garden Supplies is the leading choice for landscaping supplies and drainage contractors in the Mornington Peninsula area. Read to find out more about the differences between a general plumber and drainage specialist.

When Should I Call a Plumber?

Leaking Taps

A dripping tap inside your home or out in the garden can lead to property damage and very high water bills if left unrepaired. A plumber can quickly and efficiently fix the leak.

Installation, Repair or Replacement of a Hot Water System

If your hot water system doesn’t appear to be working or it’s not working as well as it usually does, a plumber will find the best solution for your home.

Installation of Fittings and Fixtures

Whether you want to install new taps in your alfresco entertaining area or a laundry trough in your shed to make gardening clean-up a breeze, for all plumbing installations, we recommend that you contact your local general plumber.

General plumbers can help with a wide range of internal and external plumbing issues including roof leaks, roof guttering renewal, tap washer replacements and much more.

When Should I Engage Drainage Contractors?

Detecting Water Leaks

Water leaks are very common and they more than just an annoyance, they waste a lot of water, cost you a lot of money in water bills and can be very hard to detect. Drainage contractors utilise specialised leak detection equipment to accurately, quickly and easily detect the source of a burst water pipe or leak and implement a solution to solve the problem.

Cleaning and Unblocking Drains and Sewers

If your drain or sewer is taking a long time to clear, there are gurgling sounds, or a bad smell is coming from it, chances are you drain is blocked. Drainage plumbers use innovative drain jetting technology to clear the blockage from the drain, they may also use specialised cameras again to check for any damage that may have been hidden before.

Controlling Tree Roots

The roots of trees located in your property can end up causing damage to or blockages in your underground pipework. Drainage contractors use a chemical root treatment to sterilise tree roots and clear the pipes of any fibrous root systems without causing damage to the rest of the tree.

Liquid Waste Disposal

Septic tank wastewater and grease traps cannot be disposed of in the same way as traditional waste, a drainage plumber call install the appropriate system to ensure safe removal of these wastes from your property.

If you are looking for expert drainage contractors in Mornington Peninsula for your large or small drainage project, Bittern Garden Supplies has a team of experienced and knowledgeable drainage professionals to help you get the job done on time and on budget. Enquire online now or call us today on 5983 9779 to find out more.