Plumbing FAQs

Plumbing FAQs

From blocked drains to leaky faucets, we’ve all needed an emergency plumber at some point. Here are some common plumbing FAQs and answers from Modern Era Plumbing Adelaide.

How long will it take you to get here?

Give us a call on 0400 386 991e should be able to get to you in an hour or less. Our plumbers are fast and responsive. We offer a 24/7 plumbing service for residential and commercial businesses. Need our help? Give us a call!

My toilet overflows when I flush it. What’s happening?

Your toilet is most likely blocked. You can try to unblock it with a plunger, but if the toilet is overflowing you might need some ‘big time’ tools. Modern Era Plumbing has a Hydro Jet cleaner to unblock drains with stubborn matter blocking it up. It’s effective and environmentally friendly (ie: doesn’t contain any harmful chemicals.) Find out more about our Hydro Jet Cleaning Services here.

Why does my bathroom smell of sewage?

There could be a blockage in your P Trap.  The U-shaped pipe under your sink runs to a larger wastewater pipe in the wall, called the P trap. One end of the P trap runs down to your sewer or septic tank and the other end runs all the way up to the roof to let fresh air in and bad smells out. Give us a call and we’ll come and take a look for you.

Read: Why does my bathroom smell like sewage?

My taps are leaking. Do you help with small jobs like this?

We certainly do! No job is too big or small for us. Your faucets most likely just need replacing or tightening. We can assist with this.

Read: Common causes for plumbing leaks

I smell gas. What should I do?

If you think you can smell gas leave the house immediately. Call us or 1800 GAS LEAK (1800 427 532) to come and help locate and fix the leak.

I think tree roots are messing with my plumbing. What should I do?

There are several ways that you can deal with roots affecting your plumbing. The solution depends on the severity of the damage, your personal preference and cost. You can read more about your options here. OR you can give us a call on 0400 386 991, we can help you out.

Why does my shower change temperature when I flush the toilet?

This is an easy fix and simply requires some adjustments to the volume of water going into your toilet. It could also mean a pipe replacement, but of course, each case is different. Read more about the causes of this here.

Got a question?

Got a question? Have a plumbing emergency? Call Modern Era Plumbing on 0400 386 991 and we’ll be there to help!

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