Tips & Advice

COVID-19 Update + Blocked sewer signs & solutions

Curran Plumbing is proudly continuing to provide services to our customers throughout the Illawarra, South Coast and Sutherland Shire regions.

Our company has necessarily recognised COVID-19 related government restrictions and modified company procedures, so we are still able, authorised and willing to provide plumbing services.

We understand that our customers have concerns:

“How can plumbers can work on my property and still follow social distancing measures?”

Read our new Coronavirus protocols here and be assured that we have taken steps to ensure your health and safety and that of our team. 

“Does the government understand that a plumbing emergency still means we need a plumber here today for our health and safety, whatever else is happening?”

The NSW/Australian government has committed to allowing plumbers to provide emergency services.

Curran Plumbing is available 24/7 for emergency service work.

“I’m finally getting the time at home to think about how our household operates, so what advice is there about improving the plumbing aspects?”

We will continue to update the Curran Plumbing website with articles, blogs and symptom-based advice that highlight the everyday changes households can make to save money, improve health and safety and help the environment.

Take advantage of the time to review your home’s plumbing system. To get started, here are a few ideas to consider:

• Check for warning signs such as a blocked sewer or damaged braided water hoses or water heater and call a professional plumber where needed.

• Monitor what your family puts down household drains, especially now that we are more frequently disposing items for safety reasons . Read our article about fatbergs, how they can develop and their consequences here.

Install a rainwater tank to make your property more resilient during drought and save on both water bills and natural resources.

Install a sophisticated ‘washlet’ or bidet-toilet to avoid using toilet paper. Or, take the opposite (still paperless) option and install a compost toilet.

“What are the signs of a blocked sewer?”

Unfortunately, there have been reports of blocked sewers due to people flushing wet wipes and other materials because of the toilet paper shortage.

Alerts include:

  • waste not flushing
  • bad sewer smells
  • receding water line in the toilet bowl
  • gurgling sounds or overflows of toilets, sinks or drains.

“How can I try and clear a blocked sewer?”

There are a number of methods you can try to dislodge your drain blockage. These include:

  • using a plunger where air pressure may dislodge objects in the blocked pipe
  • try pouring very hot water down the drain
  • sprinkle bicarb soda in the drain follow by some vinegar
  • use a commercial drain cleaners like Drano.

Curran Plumbing remains committed to maintaining a high quality and safe service for our customers throughout the period of COVID-19 restrictions.

We are also here to help and can offer interest free payment terms.

Our personnel thank you for your cooperation.

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We charge no call out for any job booked for normal office hours.

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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.
InJect A Joint V
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!!
Brian D
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.
David Collins
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
Kingfisher Maritime
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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