How do I know if I have a leak?
Normally a leaking water pipe will cause visual flooding, pooling and high water bills. If you have a leak you can sometimes even hear water sounds from inside the walls and roof or under the floor. Another tell tale sign is if you have low water pressure. Having your home or business regularly inspected by a plumber can help to identify leaks before they become serious and cause irreparable damage to your property.
How much does it cost for a plumber?
This question gets asked a lot and without having fixed prices it is difficult to answer as every job is different and needs to be priced accordingly based on labour and equipment requirements. The reason why not just plumbers but all tradespeople don’t state fixed prices is because each job is entirely different, nothing is standardised across different properties, and they are completely dependant on the size of the job.
How to know when I need a plumber?
Anytime you find a problem with the plumbing in your home or business you should call a plumber. Whether it is to assess the problem or to fix it, a licensed plumber is the only person that can give proper advice on the problem. If it is an emergency, ensure that you clearly state the emergency when talking to the plumber. Any plumbing problem big or small if left unfixed has the potential to turn into an emergency plumbing situation.
My toilet won’t flush what can I do?
If your toilet is clogged you can normally get it back to normal by using a plunger or a bucket of hot water. Make sure to check that there is water in the cistern before trying to flush. If you are unable to get your toilet flushing after using a plunger and hot water or your cistern isn’t filling up with water then we recommend calling your local plumber in Sydney to come out and take a look.
What can cause low water pressure?
Other than a leak in the pipes, water pressure can be affected by valve problems, debris build-ups, and other blockages. It is recommended to check with your neighbours first to see if their water pressure is low as well. If this is the case then we recommend checking NSW Water for news and updates. If your neighbours aren’t experiencing low water pressure you should get in contact with your local plumber Graham and Sons Plumbing in Sydney.
Why do my drains smell?
If you have an odour coming from your drains chances are it is because of sulphur. To be more specific hydrogen sulphide gas is caused by bacteria in the pipes. Although it is good to note that this isn’t the only reason for smelly drains it is a very common reason. In order to fix the problem, you need to disinfect the pipes.
This can be done by pouring half a cup of bleach down your drain or alternatively, you can use half a cup of baking soda followed by a cup of vinegar. Keep in mind that if you use the latter of the two there will be a mini chemical reaction that will cause foam to come back up the pipe, it is advised that you block the drain after pouring the vinegar to help force the foam through the pipe.
After either method, you should then wash warm to hot water down the drain. If this does not work then you should contact your local plumber.
Why do my pipes make knocking sounds?
Knocking pipes are usually caused by improperly secured piping, or by air bubbles being compressed within the pipes. Knocking pipes can be prone to failure and should be correctly installed. Having your pipes secured with proper fittings should stop any shaking during use. However, if the problem is due to air bubbles then a visit from your local plumber from Graham and Sons Plumbing will help to remove the problem.
Why does my drain clog and how do I unblock it?
Drains can clog due to a number of different reasons the main being debris such as oils, fats, soap, hair, contaminants, and food products building up over time and creating a blockage. There are many different drain cleaners on the market that are a good first step to unblocking a drain yourself. Sometimes drains are beyond the abilities of domestic drain cleaning chemicals though, if this is the case then it’s time to call your local plumber who will have the specialist equipment to unblock your clogged drain.
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