In the first part of our blog, we have answered some of the most searched for or frequently asked plumbing questions. Since we are committed to providing exceptional plumbing and gas services through quality workmanship, affordability, and reliability, in this blog, we will answer more of your plumbing and gas questions as part of our transparency in the services that we offer.
I smell gas, do I have a leak?
If you suspect a gas leak, turn off your main gas valve located in the gas meter box, call a licensed gasfitter to carry out all necessary tests and checks. Do not attempt to carry out gas work if you are not a professional.
What would cause a toilet to continuously keep filling the cistern on the wall?
A faulty inlet valve or worn seating washer may cause your toilet to fill continuously. Not only is this continuous flushing noisy, but it will increase your water consumption. If you experience this, shut off the cistern isolation valve and call a licensed plumber.
My toilet is running, what can I do?
If your toilet is running, check if something is broken in the mechanism of the flush valve which allows the cistern to continuously fill up. It might be that the height of the float needs to be adjusted or that the seating washer is worn allowing water to seep through into the bowl and requires replacement. If the toilet is still running turn the cistern isolation valve and call a licensed plumber.
When I turn off a tap, I hear a banging noise. What causes it?
Noisey pipework is commonly known as water hammer, there are several reasons for this, the most common is loose pipework or loose tap jumpers. This is best handled by calling a licensed plumber.
Licensed and insured plumbers like World of Plumbing and Gas, have the qualifications and experience to conduct tests and perform installation and maintenance using the necessary tools and quality materials. Our team is also trained to handle large-scale emergency plumbing situations like burst pipes and blocked drains especially in multi-storey properties. When handling plumbing and gas, it is always better to remember to leave it to the professionals so that the job can be accomplished in a safe and quality manner.
At World of Plumbing and Gas, we offer a no-obligation, free quotation by calling us on 0488 296 724. Our domestic and commercial services range from general plumbing of leaking taps, toilets and showers to repair and replacements of plumbing tapware and fixtures. We also partner with licensed builders and contractors for large commercial plumbing installation and maintenance servicing.