Services

Services

Drain Cleaning

• Step one is to unblock the drain. Hydro jetting uses high pressure water to cut tree roots and dislodge blockages. Hydro jetting also flushes out sand, silt and even concrete debris.

• Step two is to identify the cause of the blockage. Once the drain is unblocked, an inspection by camera is possible. We use the latest digital camera equipment to view the cause of the blockage whether it be a cracked pipe or tree roots. We can easily record the entire inspection in high definition to a USB flash drive for your convenience. If a fault with the pipe is found during the inspection, we can use a radio frequency locator to identify the exact location of the fault including its depth.

• If tree roots are found to be re-growing aggressively after being cleared from the drain, the pipes can be treated with herbicidal foam that kills the offending roots while leaving the tree or shrub unharmed. The foam guarantees the tree roots will not regrow within 12 months.

• Sometimes a blockage is severe or the pipe has been damaged so badly that a repair is the only option. Using the locator, we can pinpoint the area that requires repair and dig up and rectify the issue with minimal mess.

As your home ages blockages may become an ongoing issue. Stop the stress! Let Eps tailor a maintenance schedule to suit you and your property.

Letting tree roots grow out actually makes the problem worse with the drain being damaged in some cases beyond the capabilities of a simple clean.
We can book preventative maintenance cleanouts making sure you’re never stuck with a block drain again.

Alternatively, we can use a camera in your drains to locate damage pipes and those troublesome spots and give you a written quote.

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Don’t Buy Your New Home Without One

Why you ask? Well it’s easy the picture below could be your new house drain and consider this- Building inspections do not include a pre purchase drain inspection!

For peace of mind, arrange a pre purchase drain inspection today.
Everybody who buys a new home has the building inspected, prior to the purchase. But, what they don’t realise is that this does not include a pre purchase drain inspection. So consider this a large majority of the drainage system runs under the home, which is why they are a forgotten commodity.

You Ask what could possibly go wrong?

The drains may be full of cracks which let in tree roots and dirt, the cracks may have been there since construction and slowly over time they have become worse, or something else may be to blame, the thing is you cannot see this from above. Hidden away under the foundations are a maze of drains which, if compromised, will make your new home, a new nightmare and wind up costing you thousands. If only you had organized that pre-purchase drain inspection, you could have saved yourself much heartache and not to mention the dollars $$.

We have seen it first hand, on several occasions we have been called out to their new home and have only recently purchased and the drains are full of tree roots and the new owner is mortified to find out the scale of the work involved to rectify the drainage problems. It is too late now to write it into the conditions of the sale contract, because the paperwork is all done and dusted and the new owner it left with the bill.

Pre purchase drain inspections will save you money and prevent finding this after you have bought your new home.

Consider a pre purchase drain inspection when buying a new home. You’ll probably be thanking me later. After all it is better to have known and found nothing, then not known and spent your money on a bottom-less money pit.

Arrange your pre purchase drain inspection today, we can inspect all of the drains on the property, giving you piece of mind that you are not, buying a home with drains that have already been compromised, or infiltrated with tree roots.

We will carry out the pre purchase drain inspection with our CCTV drain cameras. You will be given an inspection report and footage showing the condition of the pipes including.

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Tree Roots

The most common reason why people get blocked drains is because of tree roots. Living in such a beautiful, leafy, green city has its downside. Tree roots can enter a pipe many different ways but the most common is through a crack in the pipe. Cracks in pipes are caused by ground movement, material fault, poor installation or by large tree roots putting pressure on the pipe. Earthenware pipes (clay pipes) are very common in the older suburbs of Brisbane. This type of pipe is quite hard and brittle and will crack easily. It also is sealed using a rubber gasket which degrades over time also allowing tree roots to enter.

Many houses built before the 1980s will have earthenware pipes below the ground. Over the year’s tree roots enter these cracks, often making the cracks even larger allowing more roots to enter the drains. Hydro jetting unblocks the drain quickly and removes the tree roots from the full internal bore of the pipe.

Collapsed or Damaged Pipes

Pipes can also be damaged or collapsed over time. Damaged pipes can be caused by construction processes, heavy equipment driving above, severe ground movement and many other possibilities. When this happens, we can identify the problem using our camera inspection equipment.

A high definition recording of the damage can be supplied to you via USB should you require it. Using our radio frequency locator, we can accurately locate the issue and even determine the depth. Old, deteriorated pipes are very common in older areas of the city, often even when there are no tree roots to promote more extensive cracking.

Grease

In restaurants, commercial kitchens and even at home, grease builds up in drains leaving only a small aperture for the waste to pass through.

Commercial kitchens often drain to a grease trap which catches the grease before entering the council sewer. These grease traps require pumping out at regular intervals however the pipes that drain in to them are often left unchecked. Hydro jetting will dislodge the grease and flush it through.

We use a grease dissolving product called grease blaster which prevents grease sticking to the pipe further down after it is flushed out. This prevents similar issues from reoccurring in the future.

Sand, Silt and other Debris

Sand and silt can often enter pipes particularly storm-water drains. A hydrojetter easily flushes the sand through and unblocks the pipe. Concrete occasionally enters drains during construction work however it is a simple process to remove using a hydrojetter. Other debris can have a similar clogging effect when stuck in pipes. As junk gets caught in the pipe and builds up over time, it can cause nasty problems with blocking other things from draining away and build up to further issues.

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At EPS we like to go above and beyond for our clients. We use CCTV to Inspection your drain so we have the ability to assess the damage in your drain. Armed with this information we can then recommend the best solution and course of action to rectify your drainage / pipeline problem and provide long term solutions, saving you time and money in the future.

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Hydro jetting or jet rodding is the method of using the cutting power of high pressure water to cut through blockages including tree roots, grease, silt and solid blockages. The water is pumped to pressures up to 5000 PSI using a petrol motor. The high pressure water is then pumped through a hose which is deployed in to the drain. The end of the hose has an attachment that shoots a stream of water forwards to clear the path ahead.

At the same time the attachment is also shooting streams of water behind it which is what propels the hose through the pipes. There are many different attachments that can be fitted to the hose that correspond to the type and size of the pipe as well as the suspected blockage type.

Hydro jetting is simply the most modern and efficient way to clear a blocked drain and is 30% more efficient than the old drain machines. Leaves you with a better clean, longer time between blockages and a quicker more efficient service.

Toilets

Posh-Dominique-$590-installed

Posh Dominique

Porcher-Heron-$610-installed

Porcher Heron

Posh-Solus-$620-installed

Posh Solus

Caroma-profile-4-$820-installed

Caroma profile 4

Posh-Dominique-$665

Posh Dominique

Posh-Solus-$755-installed

Posh Solus

Porcher-Studio-$770-installed

Porcher Studio

Caroma-Milan-$880-installed

Caroma Milan

Base-with-plastic-toilet-cistern-$460-installed

Base with plastic toilet cistern

Posh-solus-with-plastic-toilet-cistern-$490-installed

Posh solus with plastic toilet cistern

Posh-Dominique-with-Vitreous-China-cistern-$535-installed

Posh Dominique with Vitreous China cistern

Posh-Solus-with-Vitreous-China-cistern-$605-installed

Posh Solus with Vitreous China cistern

Choosing the right toilet can be a challenge and more often than not usually ends up in numerous trips to the DIY store and a waste of your own time and money.

If you follow this guide below you can save the hassle by picking the right toilet suite to suit your home and its existing infrastructure.

Types of toilet available:

Back to Wall Toilet Suites

Back to wall toilet suites sits flush against your bathroom wall. This means that there are no gaps between the wall and toilet at all. This type of toilet is very modern in design suiting contemporary style bathrooms. As back to wall suites have no gaps they are also easier to clean.

Back-to-Wall-Toilet-Suites

What you need to know before installing a back to wall toilet suites
Toilet Pan Set out:

Measure from the wall to the center of waste where the toilet goes into the ground this will usually be in range from 120mm-200mm.

Water Inlet for toilet cistern

Now you have made your mind up on the toilet you need to make sure you have the right water entry point most toilets have a bottom water entry point with a mini cistern cock on the wall. The modern back to wall suite have a rear or back entry water point that is concealed at cistern height. This position is very particular to the make and model of suite and will very between brands.

Floor Level

The modern back to wall suite unfortunately has one weakness in its installation versatility and that is that it’s not able to be installed in positions with medium/large fall.

If your floor falls away noticeably to a floor grate unfortunately a back to wall suite in not going to be flexible enough to fit in this circumstance.
Skirting tiles

When installing a back to wall suite in most circumstances if the walls are not tiled above the level of the toilet suite than the skirting tiles will need to be removed so that the pan can go back flush against the wall.

A tiler or handy man will be required to cut and replace the tiles removed for installation at an extra cost.

Skirting tiles

When installing a back to wall suite in most circumstances if the walls are not tiled above the level of the toilet suite than the skirting tiles will need to be removed so that the pan can go back flush against the wall.
A tiler or handy man will be required to cut and replace the tiles removed for installation at an extra cost.

Close Couple Suites

Close Couple suites have the toilet pan and cistern joined so you cannot see the flush pipe. This type of toilet will suit all types of bathrooms and is very traditional.

Caroma-profile-4-$820-installed

What you need to know before installing a Close Couple Suites wall toilet suites

Toilet Pan Set out:

Measure from the wall to the center of waste where the toilet goes into the ground this will usually be in range from 120mm-200mm

Water Inlet for toilet cistern

Now you have made your mind up on the toilet you need to make sure you have the right water entry point most toilets have a bottom water entry point with a mini cistern cock on the wall.

The modern back to wall suite have a rear or back entry water point that is concealed at cistern height. This position is very particular to the make and model of suite and will very between brands.

Connector Suites

Connector suites are the most traditional types of toilets with the cistern joined to the pan by as plastic flush pipe and connector plate. This type of toilet allows for the greatest level of flexibility during installation.

Connector-Suites

Types of Pans

S-trap Toilet Pans
S-trap Toilet Pans are the most commonplace in Australia. It is identified with the toilet waste of the trap connecting directly into the floor-mounted pan collar.
P-trap Toilet Pans
P-trap version pans have horizontal outlet waste which connects into a pan collar mounted on the wall.
Skew trap toilet pans
Skew trap version pans are available in left and right hand models with a horizontal or angled outlet waste which is offset at 90° and connects directly into a pan collar mounted on a side wall.
Sometimes this is not visible due to the pan style and design if this is the case then a safe rule of thumb is if you currently have a close coupled or back to wall toilet suite than the same style of suite will be versatile enough to fit.

We specialise in toilet repairs. So that you don’t have to!

• Constantly running?
• Cistern not refilling?
• Bad Smell?
• Toilet filling when not in use
• Cracked bowl or cistern?
• Leaking cistern or base?
• Overflowing?
• Raw sewerage?

We have seen it all when it comes to toilets.

Don’t waste your time struggling on Saturday morning down at Bunnings getting the wrong parts and advise and waste your money. We have seen – and solved – it all we know what works, what doesn’t, when to repair and when to replace. EPS team gets it right the first time.

Sometimes repair isn’t an option. EPS manages replacement of your toilet, from new model selection to installation. Save yourself hours of legwork and costly mistakes. Leave it to the experts at EPS let our dedicated team do all the running around so you can get back to enjoying your day.

Hot Water Systems

Rheem-191025-50Ltr

Designed and made in Australia for Australian conditions,
Rheem 191025 50 Ltr electric hot water system

  • Suitable for apartments, units, offices and shops where space is limited
  • 3600w heating element
  • 10 Year Warranty
Thermann-50Ltr

Quality Australian owned brand, Thermann 50Ltr electric hot water system.

  • Suitable for apartments, units,offices and shops where space is limited
  • 3600w heating element
  • 10 Year Warranty*
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Designed and made in Australia for Australian conditions, Rheem 125ltr electric hot water system

  • Suitable for apartments, units and smaller homes
  • 3600w heating element
  • 10 Year Warranty
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Quality Australian owned brand, Thermann 125ltr electric hot water system

  • Suitable for apartments, units and larger homes
  • 3600w heating element
  • 10 Year Warranty*
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Designed and made in Australia for Australian conditions, Rheem 250ltr electric hot water system

  • Suitable for homes
  • 3600w heating element
  • 10 Year Warranty
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Quality Australian owned brand, Thermann 250ltr electric hot water system

  • Suitable for house
  • 3600w heating element
  • 10 Year Warranty
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Designed and made in Australia for Australian conditions, Rheem Stainless steel 250ltr Stella electric hot water system

  • Suitable for homes
  • 3600w heating element
  • 10 Year Warranty
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Designed and made in Australia for Australian conditions, 315ltr Stella electric hot water system

  • Suitable for homes
  • 3600w heating element
  • 10 Year Warranty
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Quality Australian owned brand, Thermann 315ltr electric hot water system

  • Suitable for house
  • 3600w heating element
  • 10 Year Warranty
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Designed and made in Australia for Australian conditions, Rheem Stainless steel 315ltr Stella electric hot water system

  • Suitable for homes
  • 3600w heating element
  • 10 Year Warranty
  • Hot water run out?
  • Water isn’t hot enough?
  • Leaking hot water system?
  • Noisy pipes?

An unexpected change in your hot water service may be the result of a minor problem, easily repaired by one of our licensed plumbers. Or, it may be the result of a more significant issue.

No matter what the problem is EPS has seen it all – and has solved – it all. Because we are the specialist in hot water systems.

We know what works, what doesn’t, when to repair and when to replace. EPS team gets it right the first time ever time.

Keeping your energy bills down is really important. There are many things you can do to help.

For example:

  • Electric water heaters on full tariff can be expensive to run. You may be able to switch lower cost “off peak” tariff. Check with your energy provider or ask your electrician / installer about options available to you.
  • High efficiency, solar and heat pump water heaters can be a lower running cost alternative, particularly compared to an electric water heater on continuous tariff or an older.
  • The Temperature Pressure Relief Valve can be found on storage models only. It is always near the top of the water heater, at the same level as the hot water outlet.

This valve is essential for the safe operation of your water heater and should be released every 6 months this is achieved by gently lifting the up lever.

It is normal for the valve to release a little water through the drain line during each heating period. This occurs as the water is heated and expands by approximately 1/50 of its volume.

Continuous leakage of water from the valve and its drain line
may indicate a problem with the water heater.

It is recommended be the manufacture that the temperature pressure relief valve and cold water relief should be checked for performance or replaced every 5 years.

Need an Emergency Plumber?

Do you require an emergency plumber in the Brisbane West area? Then please contact us immediately on 1300 NOW PLUMBER.

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