Preventative Maintenance – Greater Brisbane and Gold Coast

Preventative maintenance is carried out while systems are functioning to ensure that it is working at its optimum capacity. This will also ensure that the chances of an unexpected equipment breakdown are kept to a minimum. In short, regular maintenance is key to your equipment's longevity.

What you can expect from carrying out preventative maintenance on your Plumbing and Electrical systems?

  • Knowledge and confidence in your plumbing systems
  • Extended equipment longevity
  • Time saving, carried out to suit your busy schedule
  • Extensive cost savings
  • A safer environment
  • Avoiding plumbing system failure
  • No unforeseen equipment

Who is using Preventative Maintenance Programs?

In the past, preventative maintenance has generally been carried out on industrial equipment. Usually equipment that had a statutory requirement regarding when servicing of the equipment was required. These days the benefits are being realized by most Facilities/Service Managers in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast. For example, those looking after Schools, Universities, Hospitals, Aged Care Facilities and the like. Preventative Maintenance is now starting to be implemented in the Property Management field by companies who are well and truly ahead of the curve.

Common things overlooked that need Preventative Maintenance.

Blocked Drains

A CCTV inspection of your property’s sewer mains or a visual inspection of your sanitary fixtures’, waste pipes and traps will help to determine any underlying issues. For examples, tree root ingress, hair, soap scum build-up etc. which may cause a blockage and sewerage back-up to the property.


Carrying out an annual roof report and gutter clean will help to ensure correct drainage & determine if there are any underlying leaks, cracks or damage from previous storms. Importantly, this will help to ensure your roof is going to be watertight and functioning at its optimum heading into storm season.

Why Choose RTL

  • Over 70 Years Experience
  • Punctual and Reliable
  • Expert Advice
  • Fully Licensed and Insured
  • Competitive Pricing
  • Friendly & Uniformed Technicians

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Gas Fitting

A pressure test of your gas service pipe as well as testing your appliances will lead to improved gas consumption and may even identify gas leaks that could save your life. Upon completion of work on your gas service, the RTL Trades technician will issue you a Gas Certificate to provide assurance that works have been completed in line with relevant standards and regulations. Easily the most concerning and often overlooked plumbing issue that can easily be avoided by regular maintenance and testing.

​Water Service

Carrying out an inspection of your property’s visible flexible water hoses and threaded connections will ensure there are no nasty bursts that could result in flooding. We can identify your shut off valve or water meter to minimize the resultant damage to the property if a burst was to occur.

Do you know what to do when a pipe busts or how to shut your water off?
Water service worst case scenario – Extensive flooding and damage to property. Having attended to an after hours call-out for a burst flexi hose on the 14th floor of an apartment building and then being greeted by water cascading from the ceiling of the ground floor, we have seen first-hand how much damage this can cause and just how far water can travel!

​Hot Water Unit

The most common plumbing item that will give out when you least expect it. With several serviceable components and associated valves that require regular maintenance, we can extend the life of your hot water unit substantially. Hot Water Unit worst case scenario – A burst internal HWU will result in the same damage as a burst water service.

RTL Trades Preventative Maintenance Audit - What’s included?

A thorough visual inspection and testing for correct operation of your property’s plumbing systems. This includes water supply, gas appliances, waste pipes, hot water system & sanitary fixtures. A written report documenting the items that were inspected/tested with a rating on their condition and approximate life expectancy and recommended actions for each item. All plumbing inspections include photos of the items inspected. In addition, we will also clean the properties basin, sink, and laundry tub traps and rid them of hair & soap scum build-up.

What if we find something that needs urgent attention?

We will contact the relevant parties and advise of what the issue is. We'll also provide a price to carry out the required repairs on the spot to avoid a costly return visit. We will always seek approval before commencing any work outside of the audit.

​Optional extras during a Preventative Maintenance Audit

  • CCTV inspection of the property’s main sewer or storm water drains including a USB that will be sent out on completion and a quote to carry out any repairs found during the inspection.
  • Roof Inspection & Gutter clean including minor repairs and before/after photos of the roof. We provide a detailed report including photos identifying the condition of all roof components. We will quote on any major issues detected during the inspection.
  • Pressure testing of the gas system/water system to determine whether there are leaks present.
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