12 Sep 2018

Public warning issued over plumbing service

A PUBLIC warning has been issued for Queenslanders to “exercise extreme caution” when dealing with a particular plumbing service advertising online.

The Queensland Building and Construction Commission are warning residents in Brisbane about Mahmoud Sayadi, Clean & Clear Purifications Specialists Pty Ltd and associated websites in relation to offering plumbing work.

Back in July 2018, the QBCC warned consumers, contractors and suppliers to be cautious of dealings with Belal Dassouki; Plumbing Detectives Pty Ltd in Queensland.

In a public warning, the QBCC have revealed Mahmoud Sayadi is a known business associate of Mr Dassouki.

“QBCC Commissioner, Brett Bassett, said the Commission has now become aware that Mahmoud Sayadi, a known business associate of Mr Dassouki, now former director of Plumbing Detective Pty Ltd (NSW), is offering to carry out plumbing work around Brisbane,” the warning read.

“Various websites are linked to Mahmoud Sayadi and Clean & Clear Purifications Specialists Pty Ltd. A Fair Trading NSW licence search of Belal Dassouki reveals Belal Dassouki had an associated licence with Clean & Clear Purifications Specialists Pty Ltd up to 3 August 2018.

“QBCC warn all Queenslanders dealing with Mahmoud Sayadi, Clean & Clear Purifications Specialists Pty Ltd and Belal Dassouki to ‘exercise extreme caution’.”

The QBCC have also revealed a list of websites in Brisbane suburbs which may be associated with Mahmoud Sayadi, which is available from the QBCC website. Suburbs mentioned in the list include:

· Acacia Ridge

· Albion

· Algester

· Bald Hills

· Brisbane

· Brookfield

· Calamvale

· Carseldine

· Camp Hill

· Cannon Hill

· Capalaba

· Carina

· Chermside

· Clayfield

· Clontarf

· Coorparoo

· Darra

· Drewvale

· Durack

· Ellen Grove

· Enoggera

· Everton Park

· Fairfield

· Ferny Grove

· Gateway

· Geebung

· Gordon Park

· Grange

· Hamilton

· Hawthorne

· Herston

· Highgate Hill

· Holland Park

· Indooroopilly

· Kangaroo Point

· Kedron

· Lutwyche

· Macgregor

· Margate

· Mitchelton

· Moggill

· Morningside

· New Farm

· Newmarket

· Newstead

· Northgate

· Paddington

· Redbank

· Redcliffe

· Robertson

· Rothwell

· Salisbury

· Seven Hills

· Shorncliffe

· Spring Hill

· Strathpine

· Stafford

· Sunnybank

· Tennyson

· The Gap

· Toowong

· Windsor

· Woolloongabba

· Yeronga

· Zillmere

If you are in doubt about whether the entity you are contracting with is licensed or holds the correct licence to do the work, please conduct a free online licence search at www.qbcc.qld.gov.au or contact the QBCC on 139 333

SOURCE ; https://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/public-warning-issued-over-plumbing-service/news-story/27cb659d287d1942fd5abb0e0ee2e21c

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