Essendon Plumbing Services specialises in residential plumbing in Melbourne. Here are 9 Common residential plumbing faults our team of professional local plumbers deal with every day.
- Leaking Tap Repairs
- Leaking Toilet Repairs
- Bathroom Plumbing
- Unblocking drains
- Unblocking Kitchen Sinks
- Repairing or replacing leaking pipes
- Hot Water Service repairs and Hot Water Service Replacement
- Gas appliance installations and Gas Leak detection
- Roof Leaks
1 Leaking Tap Repairs
Bathroom taps, Laundry Taps, Kitchen taps or garden taps our expert team of plumbers will diagnose the fault and fix it fast. Whether its jammed or leaking often by disassembling the tap, grinding the seat, replacing the jumper valve washer, O Ring washers and lubricating it we can have that drip fixed in no time.
If it needs to be replaced we will advice you on the best tap to suit your budget and supply and install it in the same visit no waiting.
2 Leaking Toilets
Leaking toilets are one of the largest causes of wasted water. An undetected leaking toilet can send 1000’s of litres of quality drinking water down the drain and often you won’t know until you get your water bill.
There are generally 2 x main causes of leaking toilets
- Leaking plunger or flapper valve- When your plunger valve washer is leaking it allows water in your toilet cistern to escape through the plunger washer and into the toilet bowl.
- Leaking inlet valve washer- When your inlet valve washer is leaking it allows water from the main supply to continually fill the cistern. Once the cistern is full it then exits via the overflow pipe and into the toilet bowl.
The easiest way to tell you have a leaking toilet cistern is the water in the bottom of your bowl will have ripples of water running across it instead of just being like a still pond. This will tell you you have a leaking toilet but wont diagnose whether its the inlet valve washer or plunger valve washer. The cistern will need to be disassembled for this.
Call Essendon Plumbing Services on 03 9335 4755 for a fast response to your leaking toilet and we’ll repair or replace it on the same day.
3 Bathroom Plumbing
Common bathroom plumbing problems are leaking showers, fluctuating temperatures in the shower and bath and low water pressure in the bathroom
Our professional local plumbers will diagnose your plumbing problem and offer cost effective solutions to have your bathroom operating like it should. Our plumbers often find blocked strainers on continual flow hot water services and tempering valves to be a major cause of fluctuating temperatures and pressures in bathrooms.
Undersized pipes and appliances can also cause water temperature to fluctuate under large demand. You may be in the shower and another hot tap in the house is turned on which causes your shower to go cold and a drop in pressure.
Our team of professional plumbers can advice on the steps that need to be taken to correct these issues. We will provide you with a quotation to carry out these works and you will have the piece of mind knowing its backed by our 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee. If your not happy we’ll fix it for free.
4 Unblocking Drains
Blocked Drains can cause a lot of damage if not repaired quickly and correctly. You should never assume that by plunging a drain clear that the problem is fixed never to happen again. Drainage systems are complex and sometimes by plunging a drain you just move the problem to somewhere else. Blocked drains can effect single fixtures most commonly baths, showers and kitchen sinks or they can effect the whole of your property if the main sewer drain becomes blocked.
The symptoms are usually gurgling sounds in the pipework of your home or overflowing sewer around gully traps and overflow gullies outside your home. One of our qualified registered plumbers will be able to quickly diagnose the cause of your problem and offer a long term solution to fix it.
There are many causes of blocked drains and each cause may have a different method of repair.
- Broken Pipes
- Foreign matter Obstructing the drain.
- Tree Roots
- Corrosion of pipework
- Collapsed drains
- Incorrect fall or sagging pipework
Blocked drains can become an environment for bacteria to breed and need to be fixed correctly and fast to prevent further damage. They can also cause large amounts of damage to your property if left to seep underground causing damage to the footings and foundations of your home
At Essendon Plumbing Services we have the experience and the expertise to fix your blocked or broken drains. We have all the required equipment need to locate, unblock and repair your drains at hand and it will all be carried out in a timely and cost effective manner. CCTV camera’s, Pressure Jets, Sewer Snake Machines and pipe diagnostic equipment allow us to locate your fault and correct it fast.
5 Unblocking Kitchen Sinks
Prevention is always better than cure. The installation of a strainer fitted to your sink waste will stop food scraps entering the drain and Oils and grease should never be poured down your sink drain. Oils and grease solidifies in the drain causing blockages in there own right or catching food waste on the way through causing your kitchen sink drain to block. Old pipework can also be a problem as corroded pipes will have a diminished internal diameter and the roughness caused by corrosion will catch solids passing by also a common cause of blocked sinks. With the use of hot water and a plunger often you can break up the blockage and get your drain flowing again. When this wont work or it continually blocks its time to call in the professionals.
For more stubborn and serious blockages its best to call in your local plumbing professional at Essendon Plumbing Services. We operate Mini drain jets and sewer snakes designed to unblock waste pipes and we will CCTV your drain to report and future potential blockages. Any repairs that need to be carried out we will supply your with a written quotation and a 100% lifetime satisfaction guarantee.
6 Repairing or replacing leaking pipes
Wondering what causes pipes to leak?
Older homes were built using galvanised iron metal pipework. Over time these pipes corrode both on the outside and the inside and are prone to corroding and leaking at the threaded joints. This was followed by the use of Copper pipe then came plastic products
which now flood our market and there are numerous different plastic products being used on homes around Australia. Most new homes and renovations have a mixture of both plastic and copper pipework. If you are aware of what pipes have been used in your home it can save time making it easier and cheaper to locate and repair your leaking water pipes.
In Victoria all new homes are required to have a 500 KPA pressure limiting valve installed at your water meter to limit the water pressure at all outlets to 500 KPA. This is to ensure the plumbing system within your home is not subject to an increase in mains pressure damaging your pipework, fixtures, appliances or tapware.
Copper pipework is less corrosive than steel pipework but can still corrode causing small pin size holes to form on the pipe. Copper pipe if creased during installation can become a week spot on the pipe and can split and leak. Silver soldered joints and welds between copper and brass if not welded properly or the correct pipe preparation not carried out can cause dry joints which over time will leak.
Big leaks and burst pipes can be prevented by proper maintenance and early inspection of the plumbing system. Take note that pipes endure pressure whenever you flush the toilet and turn on the tap or shower. Any weaknesses might result to a leak which is why these weaknesses should be detected early on.
Early detection can save a lot of damage to your home. If you suspect you have leaking pipes then call Essendon Plumbing Services before any major damage is done. With the large variety of pipework available now it can be difficult for a non professional to know what type of pipes they have and each type of material often has its own specific tool required to repair and fix any leaks.
7 Hot Water Service repairs and Hot Water Service
When your Hot Water System stops you need it serviced or replaced the same day. At Essendon Plumbing Services we offer same day guarantee on all HWS replacements. Our Hot Water Service specialists will diagnose the fault and be able to repair or replace your HWS the same day and we will provide you with all the alternative make and models of solar, heat pump, gas and electric hot water systems from all major manufacturers.
A common cause of gas storage hot water systems going out is a faulty thermocouple. This is a safety device which tells the system to turn the gas off if the pilot light goes out. We can replace the thermocouple, service your hot water system and have your hot water back on again the same day.
Don’t just replace your hot water system with the same unit there has been a large improvement in the energy efficiency levels of hot water systems in the past 10 years and there is possibly one that is better suited to your situation, budget and demand.
The existing plumbing pipework can also play a factor in your choice of hot water system so make sure you contact your local plumbing professional for advice before purchasing your new hot water service.
8 Gas appliance installations and Gas Leak detection
Only a Plumber holding a Victorian Building Authority License in Gas and a specialised type A appliance servicing License can carry out servicing of gas appliances. On the completion of all gas works in Victoria a certificate of compliance certifying the work being carried out complies with the relevant plumbing standards, codes and regulations must be issued to the consumer. Only a licensed plumber may issue a compliance certificate – registered plumbers can't issue them.
Essendon Plumbing Services is licensed in Gas and holds the relevant specialised licenses to be able to carry out all your residential gas requirements including
- Locating and repairing gas leaks.
- Pressure testing gas lines.
- Sizing of consumer gas fitting lines
- Installation of gas piping.
- Installation of all gas appliances and commissioning.
And all work is covered by the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) certificate of compliance 6 year workmanship warranty and the Essendon Plumbing 100% lifetime satisfaction guarantee.
Don’t risk it, only use a License plumber for all your gas plumbing needs. Call Essendon Plumbing Services your local licensed plumbing professional.
9 Roof Leaks
Roof leaks if left unchecked can cause a lot of damage both structural and cosmetic to your home. Signs you may have a roof leak are mouldy or damaged ceilings, wet carpets or musty smells, rotten timbers in the ceiling or water pooling on the floor after rain.
Often it can be difficult to locate a leak on a metal roof as it may enter in one spot and be detected in another. We have over 30 years of experience in locating roof leaks and repairing them. Whether it’s a minor repair to a Corrugated pitched roof, flat metal deck roof, metal flashing, gutters and spouting or a full replacement we will provide you with the options to fix your roof leak.
Residential plumbing services we provide in Melbourne.
At Essendon Plumbing Services we carry out all types of residential plumbing jobs big or small it doesn’t matter. Water, gas, drains, taps, toilets, bathrooms and roof leaks we’ve got the experience and know how and we’ve been doing it for over 30 years.
Call us today on 03 9335 4755 and experience the way service should be.