We now offer Level 2 Electrical Capabilities

We now offer Level 2 Electrical Capabilities

As a Level 2 ASP (Accredited Service Provider), we hold the highest level of accreditation. We are accredited to work on Essential Energy’s Network and ensure reliable and safe electrical services. Level 2 works involve connecting and disconnecting electrical systems to the network and we are committed to the integration and adherence to industry standards.

Level 2 Capabilities

Conducting installations, repairs, and maintenance of overhead or underground service lines that establish a connection between the electrical wiring on customers’ premises and the electricity network.

  • Installation, disconnection, connection and reconnection of overhead and underground service lines up to the point of supply.
  • Installation and removal of whole current metering equipment in accordance with the local distributor’s published standards.
  • Rectification of defect notices for significant non-conformance to specifications, material and/or project drawings.
  • We work with all major energy retailers.

You can read a recent interview with our Level 2 Electrician here: https://www.obrien.com.au/members/electrical-plumbing-lismore/articles/level-2-electrical-service-provider/


Stormwater Drainage Services In Lismore


Stormwater drainage is not just a matter of convenience; it’s a necessity for safeguarding your property. Excess water from storms can lead to flooding, soil erosion and even structural damage. O’Brien Electrical & Plumbing Lismore offers a comprehensive stormwater drainage service that employs advanced hydrological models to manage and direct rainwater effectively, thereby preventing flooding and water damage.

Close-up Of A Stormwater Drainage

How We Address Your Drainage Needs

Our approach to stormwater drainage is multi-faceted, involving several key steps:

Initial Site Assessment

Before we even think about design or installation, our team conducts an initial site assessment. This involves topographic surveys, soil tests and a review of existing drainage systems if any. We also consider local rainfall data and landscape features to understand how water flows naturally across your property.

Hydraulic Modelling And Design

Based on the initial assessment, we employ hydraulic modelling software to simulate how water would flow through various drainage designs. This helps us identify the most efficient and effective solution for your specific needs. Our designs comply with the Australian Rainfall and Runoff guidelines, ensuring that they are both robust and sustainable.

Material Selection

The choice of materials is crucial for the durability and effectiveness of your drainage system. We typically use High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) pipes, known for their durability, flexibility and resistance to environmental stress cracking. These pipes are also corrosion-resistant, ensuring that they last for years without requiring frequent replacements.

Installation Process

Our installation teams are trained to adhere to the highest industry standards, including the Australian Standards for Plumbing and Drainage (AS/NZS 3500). The installation process involves:

  • Excavation: Careful excavation is done to place the drainage pipes at the right depth and gradient.
  • Pipe Laying: HDPE pipes are laid according to the design, ensuring that they have the correct slope for optimal water flow.
  • Quality Checks: Each stage of the installation is subject to rigorous quality checks, including leak tests and flow rate assessments.

Integration With Existing Systems

If your property already has some form of drainage, we ensure that the new system integrates seamlessly. This might involve connecting new pipes to existing ones or upgrading older sections of the system for better performance.

Final Inspection And Handover

Once the installation is complete, a final inspection is conducted to ensure that all components are functioning as they should. We then hand over the system to you, complete with all relevant documentation, including design blueprints, material specifications and maintenance guidelines.

Why Stormwater Management Is Crucial

Effective stormwater management has several benefits:

  • Environmental Concerns: Poor drainage can lead to soil erosion, water pollution and even harm local aquatic life. Our systems include silt traps and oil separators to mitigate these risks.
  • Property Value: A well-maintained drainage system not only protects your property but also enhances its value. It’s an investment that pays off in terms of both safety and financial returns.

Maintenance Is Key

Regular upkeep is essential for the longevity and efficiency of your stormwater drainage system. Our maintenance services include:

  • Inspections: We use CCTV cameras and ground-penetrating radar to identify any potential issues such as blockages or pipe damage.
  • Cleaning: Our team employs high-pressure water jetting to remove debris and sediment build-up, ensuring a smooth water flow and reducing the risk of blockages and flooding.

Emergency Drainage Services

Issues can arise without warning, especially during extreme weather conditions. That’s why we offer 24/7 emergency services, equipped with mobile units that can reach you promptly to resolve your drainage problems.

Why Choose O’Brien For Stormwater Drainage?

Choosing O’Brien means you’re opting for quality and reliability:

  • Expertise: Our team comprises civil engineers and certified plumbers, ensuring a high level of expertise in stormwater management.
  • Quality Workmanship: Our meticulous attention to detail, from initial planning to final inspection, guarantees reliable and long-lasting results.

Get Started With O’Brien

Don’t let poor drainage compromise the integrity of your property. Contact us today to discuss your stormwater drainage needs. Our team is here to provide you with tailored solutions that best suit your property.

Call 1800 779 069

Frequently Asked Questions

What is stormwater drainage?

Stormwater drainage is a specialised system designed to manage and direct excess rainwater away from properties. It employs a combination of surface water drainage, underground piping and sometimes even retention basins to effectively prevent flooding and water damage.

How often should I have my stormwater drainage system inspected?

We recommend annual inspections, which include CCTV camera surveys and hydraulic efficiency tests, to ensure that your system is functioning optimally.

What are the signs of a poorly functioning stormwater drainage system?

Common signs include water pooling in unexpected areas, soil erosion and water damage to property structures such as basements or crawl spaces. In some cases, you may also notice an unpleasant odour due to stagnant water.

Can I perform maintenance on my stormwater drainage system myself?

While minor cleaning, such as removing leaves from surface drains, can be done yourself, professional inspections and maintenance are advisable for a thorough job. This often involves the use of specialised equipment like high-pressure water jets and CCTV cameras.

How do I get started with O’Brien Electrical and Plumbing Lismore’s stormwater drainage services?

To get started, simply give us a call or fill out our online form to schedule a consultation. Our team will conduct an initial site assessment, after which we will provide you with a tailored solution and a detailed quote.

Call 1800 779 069


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