Common Household Plumbing Issues

Being aware of common issues and when to call a plumber can help you decided on which you can resolve yourself, and which require the services of a professional plumbing team.

Here are the top reasons why plumbers you may need a plumber:

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Hot Water Repairs

Finding yourself without hot water can be very annoying. Hot water issues are common, but regular preventative maintenance can help eliminate the surprises of having no water. But if you do, call a plumber quickly to help diagnose and fix the issue.

Discoloured water, dripping pipes, or odd noises from your hot water systems are signs that there could be potential problems, so if you see or hear any of these issues call JC Plumbing on 0432 652 250 for assistance.

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Blocked Drains

A blocked drain can cause all types of issues, the culprit in a kitchen sink is often fat or food that has become stuck in the pipework, whereas bathroom drains seem to get blocked with knotted hair. If the household plunger doesn’t seem to be working, you can try bicarb soda and vinegar, which forms a chemical reaction to try and push the blockage through. If you still have slow draining or completed blocked drains, it might be time to call a plumber, who has the right tools to get the water flowing again.

TIP: Make sure if you use any chemicals, you follow the direction, wear gloves and don’t mix chemicals together. Repeated use of chemicals may cause issues in the future with your draining system.

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Toilet Issues

When the toilet bowl fills up but doesn’t flush or drain away, you have a blocked pipe. This blockage could be tissue or human waste and can usually be fixed with a plunger. If you have tried this, a drain snake or drain auger might be required, and its best to call in a professional to help loosen up this blockage. On the other end of the spectrum, perhaps you have a toilet that is constantly running, wasting, and losing water by the minutes. Not only is this bad for the environment but also for you, the person paying the utility bills. If you have experience and know what the issue is, you could attempt at fixing this yourself, but if not, it’s always best to seek help.

DIY Help

There are a lot of people out there who do try and fix plumbing issues themselves, and if you are handy around the house or have some experience you probably don’t run into issues, but those that don’t often misdiagnosed the issue, only temporary fix the issue to find it reoccurs a few days or months later. To avoid potential issues in the long run, call a plumber if you are not 100% sure what the problem is, or how to fix it yourself.

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Leaking Taps

Wear and tear, and age of a tap can cause leaks. They are very common, and plumbers will fix hundreds every year. The constantly dripping is annoying and the waste of water can quickly add up. That’s why its best to get the issue resolved quickly. Turning the tap to tight when its leaking can make the issue worse; replacing the washer and o ring will help resolve the issue. A plumber can complete this job with their eyes closed, and usually carry the parts with them, so there should be no wait in getting this problem resolved.

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Odd Smells

Smelly sink, toilet or drain? This could be combination of issues and could be the result of a blockage somewhere down the pipe. Trying a few home remedies might help resolve the problem and are worth giving a go before you call in a plumber.

Bio-enzyme Drain Cleaner

Use an eco-friendly, non-toxic chemical cleaner. It works by using enzymes that break down the food particles without causing any damage to your pipes.

White Vinegar

Pour a small amount of white vinegar down the plug, leave for 30 minutes, and then rinse with hot water.

Boiling Water

Pour a kettle full of boiling water into the effected drain, wait 5 minutes and then run the cold tap to force any remaining grease to congeal and flush through.

Low Water Pressure

Low pressure can gradually happen without you noticing and jut gets worse over time. You may find out when using the shower, that the water just trickles out of the shower head. Often finding the source of the issue, (is it a leaking pipe, or corrosion?) is key, and your local plumber can help.

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When to call for a plumber?

If you are experiencing any of these common issues, and have tried the simple home remedy, then it’s time to call in a professional. JC Plumbing and Gas fitting and have years of experience in all of these common plumbing issues. For a free quote, or for reliable honest advice call our team today on 0432 652 250.