Why are Canberra Plumbers so Expensive?

I would be lying if I said I had never been asked the question “Why are plumbers so expensive in Canberra?” The people who asked this have compared our rate’s to that of a Doctor’s and Solicitor’s, and so I thought it was about time I created a blog post so that I can send […]

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Toilet Bidet’s and Douche Sprays in Canberra

There is no doubt about it, toilets have moved into the 21st century, or at least Western culture is finally catching up with our foreign friends who have been using water to wash for many centuries. There are many reasons people choose to use bidet toilet seats or douche sprays. Whether you choose to use […]

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Pipe Relining

Canberra Pipe Relining

Water Tight Canberra are excited to introduce Canberra Pipe Relining. Canberra Pipe Relining is a sister business to Water Tight Canberra that focuses on one of our specialties, Pipe and Drain Relining in Canberra.  What is Drain Relining / Pipe Relining in Canberra? Pipe relining is a permanent repair to your sewer and stormwater drainage […]

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a Canberra Nubian system

Nubian Greywater Systems

Nubian greywater systems treat your used greywater converting it to clean healthy water that can be used for non-potable purposes such as flushing toilets and irrigating your gardens and lawns. What is Greywater? Greywater is water that has been used in plumbing fixtures such as a washing machine and shower. This water is fairly easy […]

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Water Meter Separation

Purpose – In almost all cases the purpose of separating water meters is so that the costs of the water bill can be divided between multiple parties based on their consumption. In rarer cases, the purpose may be due to flow issues resulting between the two properties, such as inadequate flow during peak demands.  More often […]

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Canberra PV Solar Hot Water

What Is PV Solar Hot Water PV, or Photovoltaic, is energy that is created by the sun and converted into electricity via panels on your roof, most commonly seen on your standard home solar grid connections. PV Solar Hot Water uses the DC electricity created by the panels and directly uses it to heat your […]

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Toilet Selector – Picking the Right Toilet Suite

Who would have thought picking a toilet could be so confusing. By the end of this blog post, you will know the difference between an S-Trap and a P-Trap, a wall hung and rear water inlet, along with how to measure the setout and so on. Already a toilet know it all? Skip to the […]

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Are You Paying for ICON’s Canberra Blocked Drains to be cleared?

All too often we are called to a new customer’s houses, who have been having their sewer drains cleared every year, for years, by other plumbers when 100% of this cost should have been charged to Icon Water. Icon Water is responsible for maintaining the sewer infrastructure in the ACT which includes the sewer mains […]

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7 Gas Safety Tips for Canberra Residents

Hi Guys and Girls, Just this last week I have seen a couple of customer’s gas installations in Canberra that were frankly quite dangerous. After chatting with my customers I realised there was a need for a bit of a gas safety tip guide, so here it is. 7 Gas Safety Tips Keep your gas […]

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Approving unapproved bathrooms and plumbing in Canberra

In Canberra, all plumbing work has to be approved by the ACT Planning and Land Authority (ACTPLA). If plumbing work has been done and not approved, particularly plumbing fixtures moved to another location, it is likely to get picked up in the building report when you go to sell your house, often driving down the […]

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Range Hood Flues

So your finally updating your kitchen and have probably come across a few additional expenses that you had not considered and now your plumber is asking you if you want your range hood to vent to the atmosphere or recycle and your not even sure exactly what the difference is. What’s the difference? A range […]

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Toilet Sanitiser’s

Using the right Toilet Sanitiser Most customers I meet are amazed when I tell them that almost all toilet sanitisers should be banned and taken off the shelf.  Don’t use in cistern products. The in cistern blue dyes and tablets corrode the inside of the toilet cisterns, majorly damaging the sensitive and expensive valves that […]

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Water Hammer

Water Hammer   Once locating the source of water hammer, it is quick and easy to fix.  From my experience, 90% of the time water hammer is caused by a tap washer that has come loose and is vibrating in the pipe. It is amazing how the sound will travel through the pipes which can […]

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Google Reviews

  • Jeremy Oorloff

    I am very happy with the work done by Watertight. I was especially impressed with Ryan, he was the most honest and transparent tradie I've ever had. It was clear he took pride in his work, and despite a difficult install he did a good job. I like to ask lots of questions and see what's happening and was happy to put up with me and keep me in the loop. Thanks!

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  • Emma L Morzuch

    Watertight Canberra was very responsive to a request for assistance to locate and fix a leaking pipe. We were fortunate to have Josh who was punctual, professional, friendly and hard working. Josh worked through a complex situation with the building material and location of pipes and was able to rectify the situation. We are very happy with the quality of work, professionalism and the competitively priced outcome of work completed. We will definitely use Watertight Canberra for any future plumbing needs and highly recommend this business!

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  • Jonathan Engel

    We had an exceptional experience service from Water Tight Plumbers. From making the booking to getting the job done, the staff were professional and detail oriented. Ryan the plumber, was extremely helpful, providing knowledgeable advice and an overall extremely high level of service. With Gratitude, thanks Tom and the whole watertight team!

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  • Elizabeth Clarke

    Fantastic experience with Water Tight Canberra! Really easy to deal with, friendly and professional. The service was fast, great quality and good pricing. Will definitely be recommending Water Tight to everyone I know. Thank you so much, Water Tight team!

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  • Matt Tindale

    Brayden was really professional, told me about the work quoted, and went out of his way to get a new water heater installed for me on the same day. Couldn't ask for more. Will definitely call Water Tight next time I need a plumber.

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Without a doubt, one of the most important pieces of infrastructure in a Strata Building is its sewer, potable, and stormwater pump stations.  Dual Pumps vs Single Pump Stations In all pump stations, the theory behind having Dual, or in some cases even triple, pump stations rather than single pumps is to provide redundancy.  There […]

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Humming Hot Water Meters

This is a blog post specifically to help residents of units in the ACT identify and report a faulty hot water meter to eliminate the annoying buzzing/humming noise the water meters can make when they become faulty. Example of a humming meter Why do I have a hot water meter? Many unit complexes have a […]

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As strata plumbing maintenance specialist, we are often asked by strata managers, unit owners and even other plumbers on the best way of managing high water pressure in a Strata Titled Building. Firstly, What is High Water Pressure and why should we manage it? In short, High Water Pressure can cause significant damage to all […]

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