Tips & Advice

Commonly Asked Plumbing Questions

Home owners and businesses face many plumbing related issues over the years. Some of these issues can be addressed yourself, but others require a trained professional who will be able to identify the problem and offer a timely resolution. Below are some of the frequently asked questions we get from our customers that you might find useful.

Why is my tap dripping?

More often than not, the cause of a leaky tap is a simple one. Usually, the internal components simply need to be replaced or rebuilt. This is something that some individuals may know how to do themselves, but if not, it’s best to have a plumber look it over to ensure its reassembled correctly.

Why is my drain always getting clogged?

If you are not conscious about what you’re putting down your drains, then this is going to leak to a blockage. This is especially true of kitchen sinks which often have food scraps and other contaminates flushed down the pipes. For bathrooms, the culprits are typically oil residue from shampoos and soaps as well as hair.

What should I do if my water heating is leaking?

This can prove to be a rather serious problem as it usually means the bottom of your tank has rusted. If this is the case, there aren’t really any repair options, which means you will have to look at getting the whole system replaced.

Should I fix my leaky toilet?

You might be surprised to learn that a leaking toilet can actually add $100 to your yearly water bill. Not only that, but it’s also a nuisance to deal with puddles around your toilet every time you go in to do your business. So if your toilet is leaking, this is most likely due to a part of the mechanism being out of order which will have to be replaced.

What’s safe to put in my garbage disposal?

Clogged garbage disposals can prove a frequent and irritating problem for homeowners. It’s recommended to always run cold water when you’re grinding so help move any waste completely down the drain line. Residue from fats and oils actually congeal in cold water, meaning they can be more effectively flushed through the system.

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Gordon M
July 18, 2022
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Currans supplied us with constant updating of the project and when completed arranged for an inspection of the completed works.
Mitchell F
July 16, 2022
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From the first phone call Curran plumbing services were professional, showed up on time for scheduled quote , then me updated when the job was going to be completed . On the day of install all of the staff were well trained , well spoken and installed my new instantaneous gas hot water system like they were installing it in their own home . The quality in detail to make sure I was satisfied didn’t go unnoticed. At the end of the day I feel like I have gained a plumber for life . 100% recommend.
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July 13, 2022
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Luke was a Complete Gentleman and he explained every detail to my wife and i!! On this basis we excepted his Quote on the Spot and told him to go ahead and install our Brand New Australian made Hot Water System!! It was all Done that afternoon with Expert Precision d we had Hot water by 4pm!! Absolutely Marvellous Well Done! Sid you should be Very Proud of the Workmanship that Luke Performed!!
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July 13, 2022
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From my first contact with your company to completion of the job was only a few days tree roots in the sewer pipes gone, big thanks to your team.
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July 11, 2022
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Hi it's Dave from Dapto for Block drain problem, Part of Sewer drain renewal and ground was leveled nice & looks good, kitchen drain came apart and was reconnected all services where friendly and good communication excellent work. Thank you
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July 10, 2022
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I found Josh from Curren Plumbing to be very honest and trustworthy in the work he carried out at my home. Josh communicated everything he was going to do and the results of these actions in a manner I was able to understand. I was happy with the work Josh did at my home.

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