Common issues

“Sometimes we hear a rattle in the pipes which is quite noisy.”

The rattling sound is caused by the copper water supply pipes and it is called ‘water hammer’. It is caused by the valves closing on the line or by pipes that are not properly secured or supported so it bangs against the house making the noise.

We can fix this by installing ‘hammer arrester’ after first checking if the old pipes need more support or replacing. This can be done by tightening the brackets and perhaps adding more where necessary.

“The toilet is not working properly or leaking”

There can be several reasons for a toilet not working properly.

There may not be enough water moving from the tank to the bowl to clear it out or the fill valve in the tank is not adjusted correctly.

The siphon jets under the edge of the bowl could be clogged with hard water deposits and may be restricting the amount of water flowing to the bowl.

There could also be an object stuck in the toilet therefore blocking the bowl from clearing. We can fix this problem by finding the cause of the problem and then fixing the issue.

“Taps are leaking

All taps will leak at one time or another and the age and hardness of water are probably the cause. It is because the parts to these fixtures have worn out and need replacing.

Some can be rebuilt or replacement parts fitted however it is sometimes less expensive to replace the whole fixture.

We can fix any leaking taps in the home, business or garden by finding the leak, assessing the problem and replacing the parts or fixtures.

“Drainage keeps backing up”

The age and condition of your home and sewer line can sometimes be the cause of drainage problems.

Old pipes could be broken or they could be filled with tree roots or debris.

A camera can detect the problem and enable us to prepare an action plan to fix the problem.

Sometimes it is best to replace the pipes however in other circumstances we can simply clean the pipes for better drainage.

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