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Symptom Based Advice

SYMPTOM based advice

Blocked Drains

Gurgling drains, bad sewer smells, toilet water receding inside the toilet bowl, drains overflowing inside or outside.

If you find your toilets won’t flush or your sink won’t drain, you may have a blockage somewhere in your sewerage line.  A quick remedy you could try yourself is to use a plunger on the drain to see if you can unblock the cause.  If not, give Curran a call.

Smelly Floorwastes

Musty drain smells when the shower is in use.

Often, it’s caused by a build-up of soap scum and hair.  Look inside your floor waste drains.  Remove the plastic or chrome covers to the floor wastes, sprinkle in Bi-carb soda and a small amount of white vinegar, and then scrub inside the drain.

Leaking Toilet

You can hear water constantly running on your toilet.

If you have a running toilet, it could be leaking.  There’s a quick and easy way to test it.  Simply place a few drops of food colouring in the cistern.  Don’t flush it, allow it to settle for 15 minutes.  When you return, if you notice the water in the bowl is the same colour as that in the cistern, you have a leak.  Fortunately, replacing the worn components in your toilet bowl is a quick and easy fix.

Noisy Taps

Hearing a loud bang anywhere in the house when a tap is turned on or off.

This could be caused by a faulty tap washer or too much water pressure in your house.

No Hot Water

Running out of hot water is a real inconvenience.  It could be caused by an element, faulty relief valve, or just the age of the heater.