Water seals are not a recent invention, in fact, they can be traced back in our history as far back as 250 years ago. Of course, their shape and design have changed over the years but their concept and function for the most part have remained the same. Most people wouldn’t think twice about these devices that are installed under our basins, baths, toilets, and showers but in this piece, we are going to take a closer look at how they work, why they are so important and what different traps are available on the market

Channel drains are excellent drainage solutions for driveways and walkways that experience flooding during heavy rainstorms. Excess rainfall can bring sediment to the bottom of a driveway building up around the gate track and motor and causing all sorts of issues for the homeowner. The best way to avoid this type of flooding is to install a channel drain that will catch the excess runoff and sediment redirecting it away from the area and into the stormwater system.

Plumbers have an enormous role to play in our public safety and they are often not given the recognition they deserve for this important contribution. There are many types of plumbers in the workforce who operate with different levels of skill. It’s important that homeowners understand what these levels of expertise are so they can find the right person for the job. A poor installation can lead to unnecessary cost and inconvenience for the homeowner down the line.

Whether you are a plumber or a homeowner, chances are you know what a vacuum breaker is and even more likely that at some point you have dealt with the aftermath of it failing. Vacuum breakers are mandatory safety elements installed on all electric geysers. They are small brass components that stop water from being syphoned backwards into the water housing cylinder causing a vacuum to form. This vacuum can get so intense that it actually causes the geyser to collapse. So vacuum breakers are a very important part of any geyser’s piping system. 

In last month’s blog we spoke about Seaqual’s ISO 9001 certification journey and how the introduction of Quality Management Systems (QMS) in our day-to-day business practices has improved the overall productivity and customer satisfaction of our business. We now want to move on to the certifications we have received for some of the products in our range.

One of the leading ways to ensure your company’s competence in the eyes of your customers is to undergo the process of obtaining an official certification. This is done through a governing body or a private institution that has the authority to grant such certifications. At Seaqual, we conform to ISO 9001:2015 codes of practice and in this month’s blog, we are going to talk about the process behind obtaining this certification and why it is considered to be of such a high standard in the industry.  

Coming soon in Part 2 of this blog is our Agrèment South Africa Certification where we take a closer look at why this was such an important step in verifying the high quality and standard of our WetFloor and Full-bore ranges.

Within the foundation of buildings, plumbing systems refer to the collection of carefully constructed piping networks that firstly, distribute drinking water (also called potable water) to basins, baths, showers & washing machines throughout the structure and secondly, safely dispose of wastewater into both the civil stormwater & sewerage systems.

Stormwater attenuation has become a very important part of construction in recent years due to increased urbanisation and harsh weather conditions that have been continually on the rise worldwide. In accordance with SANS 20252-2, stormwater attenuation refers to the collection and storage of excess runoff from a site so that it can be released slowly into the storm water system. This is in an effort to mitigate the risk of urban flooding in areas located further down from the rainfall site.

When it comes to the well-being of the environment, “plastic” is somewhat of a swear word amongst activists and with good reason. But the reality is that non-consumables like plumbing products and drains need to be manufactured from long-lasting materials that won’t malfunction and break soon after installation. Since plastics are durable, plenteous, and cost effective, they do make for a great manufacturing material but let’s talk about one plastic in particular.