Why is it important that my plumbing is up to code?

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    Why is it important that my plumbing is up to code?

    It is important that your plumbing is up to code in Queensland as it ensures that the plumbing and drainage work is carried out in a way that reduces risk to public health and safety and the environment.  Plumbing codes help ensure that all properties are functional, safe, and efficient. The Plumbing Code of Australia contains technical requirements for the design and construction of plumbing and drainage systems in new and existing buildings of all classes whenever plumbing work is carried out.  The PCA also ensures that plumbing and drainage work is compliant.  Using licensed plumbers is the best way to ensure your plumbing is compliant and minimizes unnecessary risk to your family’s health and safety.

    A plumbing code is a set of rules, regulations, and best practices for plumbing based on years of industry knowledge and experience. Plumbing codes are updated regularly to account for new research and technology. Plumbing codes are not universal; they differ by country. The Australian Plumbing Code (and the rest of the Building Code of Australia) gets implemented by the Australian Building Codes Board.

    The code helps keep everyone safe in their homes. In Australia, this means providing adequate water pressure (to prevent injury) and preventing sewage backups due to poorly installed piping systems.  Plumbing codes are a necessary part of keeping plumbers and the public safe. Yet they are often poorly understood by homeowners, despite their importance in ensuring our homes and businesses have running water and aren't crumbling into a heap of shattered dreams and shower drains.