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Brisbane Is Aging: Why You Should Consider Upgrading Your Home

Did you know the oldest standing house in Brisbane was built in 1846?


Since the 1800's, Brisbane has been a lively and flourishing Australian city. In fact, back in 1900, Brisbane had a population of over 130,000. Today, our population has exponentially increased to roughly 2.5 million.


Other landmarks of Brisbane include:

  • Old Government House - opened 1862

  • Queensland Museum - opened 1862

  • Parliament House - opened 1869

  • Roma Street Train Station - opened 1876

  • University of Queensland - opened 1909

  • Brisbane Airport - opened 1926

  • Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary - opened 1927

  • City Hall - opened 1930

  • Story Bridge - opened 1940

  • Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre - opened 1995

  • Myer Centre - opened 1988


Photo overlooking Brisbane City from a high point in Ascot, with views of buildings and Brisbane River, taken by Phoebe Jiannis for Shaw's Plumbing and Gas
Photo overlooking Brisbane City, taken by Phoebe Jiannis for Shaw's Plumbing and Gas

Like many cities around the world, Brisbane's plumbing infrastructure has been in place for nearly two centuries, and some parts of it may be reaching the end of their lifespan. Often, many plumbing systems remain stagnant while new building developments are stacked on top. This means there is very likely a mix of old and new plumbing evident throughout the city of Brisbane and neighboring regions.


Pipes, fittings, and other components degrade over time due to factors such as corrosion, wear and tear, and shifting ground conditions. This can have significant effects, including:

  • Leakage

  • Increased water bills

  • Water damage, structural issues, and mold growth

  • Water Quality Issues

  • Contaminated water supply

  • Reduced Water Pressure

  • Service Disruptions e.g. burst pipes and clogged drains

  • Increased Maintenance Costs

  • Environmental Impact e.g. water waste


Fortunately, advancements in plumbing technology offer opportunities to improve the efficiency and performance of Brisbane's plumbing systems. From water-saving fixtures and appliances to smart meters and leak detection systems, there are various innovations that can help enhance efficiency and reduce resource consumption.


Upgrading your plumbing system is not just a matter of modernizing its infrastructure; it's a crucial step towards ensuring the safety, reliability, and efficiency of your living space.


Imagine the peace of mind that comes with knowing your water supply is free from harmful contaminants like lead, and your pipes are less prone to leaks and corrosion.


With newer materials and technologies, you'll experience improved water pressure and flow, making everyday tasks more convenient and enjoyable.


Moreover, by embracing water-efficient fixtures, you not only contribute to conservation efforts but also reduce your utility bills in the process.


Consider the long-term benefits: compliance with current building codes, increased property value, and the avoidance of potentially costly repairs.


In essence, upgrading your plumbing system is an investment in the comfort, health, and sustainability of your home, providing tangible returns that extend far beyond mere functionality.


Therefore, as professional plumbers in Brisbane for over 70 years, trust us when we recommend regularly inspecting your plumbing fixtures, and consider upgrades to your home. It's for your own benefit.



To learn more, feel free to call or email us.

07 3034 1870 | info@shawspg.com.au

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