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Our Top Plumbing Questions Answered

Our top 3 plumbing questions answered

As a plumber we often get bombarded with all types of questions. Some abstract and some more common, regardless still all valuable.

To help our customers we have identified our top 3 plumbing questions and our answers to help you with all your plumbing needs.

1. How can I lower my water and energy bills?

We get asked this question quite a lot and everytime, our customers are always surprised with how simple it can be.

Our most common answer is that the most effective and efficient way to reduce your bills is by installing water saving and energy efficient products throughout your home. Common household products you can switch, may be shower heads, to dishwashers and all the way through to solar hot water or recycle water tank systems. This will reduce both your bills and your carbon footprint.

If you want to know more about products and how to install them correctly contact our team at Curran Plumbing today.

2. How do I fix a blocked drain?

You would be surprised by how many weird and whacky ways people try to unblock a drain and often it results in a phone call to our team to fix it once and for all.

Typically a blocked drain can be determined by omitting a foul odour, water is overflowing or there may be strange noise coming from the drainage in your home. Our advice is to try plunging the blockage and whatever you do, please do not resort to pouring chemicals down your drains, because more often than not it can make it a whole lot worse.

The drainage in your home can be blocked for a number of reasons, tree root intrusions or foreign objects blocking the flow of water. If you have tried everything and still can’t get your blocked drains cleared, it may be time that you contact our team of experienced plumbers today. We use state of the art fibre optic cameras and hydro-jetting technology to have that drain cleared, and back up and running for you in no time.

3. Why does my shower head keep leaking?

It’s no surprise that we get asked this question. With the increase of water bills you can imagine the additional cost you can occur if a leaking showerhead is left unattended.

Our advice is that more often than not a leak is coming from your taps. Showerhead taps become corrosive over time, may have been poorly installed or have just had limited plumbing maintenance as a whole.

The best thing to do in this situation is to purchase a new tap and have it installed.

Our team of plumbers are able to source taps for you based on product style and type. We will then install it for you and have the leaking showerhead resolved in no time at all.
If you are experiencing any of the above problems and believe it may be time to experience superior plumbing with expert customer care, contact our friendly team of plumbers at Curran Plumbing today on: 1300 792 082

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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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