About David

David Conroy is a professional plumber with over 35 years of plumbing experience under his belt. In the beginning, David worked alongside his older brother in the plumbing trade for seven years before stepping out to start The Lone Drainer and Pronto in 1989. Since 2004, David has been applying the revolutionary Vaporooter technology, which stops tree root blockages in pipes and drains and prevents further tree root damage. Then, in 2014, David started Weekend Plumber–Weekday Rates - a plumbing business with a fresh twist where you can book a professional plumber on Saturday or Sunday, at affordable weekday rates.

How to fit a washing machine.

By |January 7th, 2016|

With internet shopping and shopping centres open 7 days a week now, consumers can buy and have new appliances delivered within hours of the old one “biting the dust”.

Problem: The delivery men will take your old washing machine away but they won’t connect, check and test your new washing machine.

Solution: Book the Weekend Plumber to […]

Does your plumber have the right plumbing classification?

By |January 11th, 2015|

The assumption is that a plumber is a plumber. Nothing could be further from the truth.

You see, there are eight main plumbing classes and six specialised classes and your plumber must be registered with relevant authorities to legally carry out work within these classes.

Put it simply. You need to pick the right plumber for your […]

Why you shouldn’t tinker with your house plumbing.

By |January 4th, 2015|

One of my favourite sayings is, “don’t see your car mechanic for a haircut!” It’s something that you wouldn’t do because you don’t want to look like an idiot.

Surprisingly, home ‘handy men’ forget the simple analogy especially when their plumbing needs fixing. I wish I knew why people often wait until the last minute before […]

How to get more life out of your plumbing fixtures

By |December 28th, 2014|

A leaking tap or dripping toilet is a sign that the washer or some other part is probably worn and needs replacing. It’s a simple job for the hands of a capable maintenance plumber. Unfortunately, most of those little jobs go unnoticed until a plumbing emergency becomes a serious issue.

Annoying leaks and drips. A leaking […]

How to find a good plumber (part 2)

By |December 22nd, 2014|

In my last post I ranted on how you can find a good plumber. Today, I want to continue with the topic and give you the rest of the story.

Reasonable rates. It makes sense to shop around. Never begin a project unless you get a written quote from at least three licensed plumbers. In my […]

How to find a good plumber

By |December 15th, 2014|

Say you need a plumber: how can you find a good one? Here are some tips from a master plumber (yours truly) to help you tell a good plumber from a bad one. I have to warn you; the initial ‘research phase’ can take time, but without decent plumbing your life would be miserable, so […]