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5 Common Plumbing Problems in Western Australia

Pessimist and pragmatists share a common trait. They’re perpetually curious about what can and is bound to go wrong “next”. Pessimists expect things to go wrong, however, while pragmatist simply want to be prepared if and when something does.

So, for pragmatists and pessimists alike – not to mention the simply curious – here are five of the most common plumbing problems we are called on to fix.

  1. Blocked toilets

No surprise here, right? All we can say is do your best to clear the blockage and that we’ll be glad to assist if your DIY efforts fail. Okay, we’re going to say one more thing: be careful not to use your toilet for anything except the two purposes for which it was designed. Anything else, and you’re practically asking for trouble.

  1. Slow-draining sinks

Sinks don’t just suddenly decide to drain slower than normal. Something’s causing the slow-down, like grease, food, hair, and other substances that have been building up over time, eventually impacting the speed of drainage. You can try plunging it, of course, but don’t use a plunger if you’ve poured a chemical drain cleaner down the drain. You might also try treating your drain with equal amounts of baking soda and distilled white vinegar. Allow that to sit for about 30 minutes and then top it off with a tea kettle full of boiling water. If the problem still isn’t solved, you can try that same procedure one more time.  After that, you probably need our help.  n breaking through the obstruction thus created. Just as in the case of blocked toilets, a plunger can be used to dislodge obstructions. Grease-removing agent may also be used to eliminate build-up in the drains.

  1. Leaky taps

The dripping sound that accompanies a leaky tap is enough to drive a sane person slightly bonkers. What causes a tap to leak? Often times, the problem results from a faulty washer which, in turn, might have been caused by over-tightening the tap during assembly or a recent repair.

  1. Water heater issues

Once a storage tank water heater reaches the ten-year mark, you can almost expect repair issues to start cropping up, especially if you have not had preventative maintenance service performed annually. Common water heater problems include a shrinking supply of hot water, rust-colored or brown hot water, and water pooling up outside the tank.

  1. Low water pressure

If your low-water-pressure issue is confined to your shower, then you’re probably in luck. That’s because the problem is most likely caused by a build-up of calcium or line inside the showerhead. The simple solution? Replace the showerhead.

At Kalamunda Plumbing Group, we deal with these and numerous other plumbing matters every working day. So if your particular issue turns out to be beyond your personal skill set, or you just don’t have time to give it a go, contact us today for prompt and dependable service, and always with your 100% satisfaction guaranteed.