Roofs, Gutters & Downpipes

Efficient disposal or collection of stormwater is essential to the maintenance of your property. Broken or cracked stormwater pipes can cause the ground to subside, buildings to shift and walls to crack. Broken roof tiles, leaking or blocked gutters can cause water damage to the interior of your property or with heavy rains, cause extensive damage from flooding. Simple practices that will help ensure you avoid storm water drainage problems include:

  • Take the time to regularly check your roof, gutter and downpipes or book in with us for a regular check and clean of your gutters.
  • Install a gutter guard to prevent leaves and other debris from causing the gutter to overflow when it rains.
  • Check your ceilings and walls for water marks or stains, peeling or bubbling paint. These are signs that water is leaking into your home and needs attention to prevent further damage.

Wilkinson Plumbing & Gas cleans, repairs and replaces: box gutters and downpipes and whirly birds cracked or root infested stormwater pipes leaf filled gutters and downpipes installation of gutter guards

Rainwater Tanks

Water is not getting any cheaper, simply installing a rainwater tank with a tap will save water and money. To take the next step and have rainwater plumbed into the building to use for flushing toilets, laundry use or other approved uses is a serious consideration for those with large water bills as well as those who are serious about environmental concerns and sustainable living.

For new buildings and some additions/extensions this is now a requirement in most states, including South Australia. Retrofitting to an existing building can be a substantial commitment and involves much more than simply installing a tank. It may include installing the tank; a pump and rainbank system, excavation and extra pipework, backflow control, UV treatment, electrician and labour costs.

Contact Wilkinsons Plumbing & Gas to discuss your particular site requirements or to request an estimate and/or quotation.