FAQ – Frequently Asked Plumbing Questions

Here’s a list of questions we’re often asked. Click on any one to jump down the page to the answer.

What causes low shower water pressure and what can I do about it?

There are several things that could cause low water pressure in your shower. Generally the problem is low hot water pressure which we can try to increase, but is not always possible. The other most common cause of low pressure is the wrong type of shower mixer used for the water system in the house, call PlumberMan today and we will be able to identify the problem and explain your options.
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How do I know if I have a broken water line outside my house?

A broken water line out in the yard may include an excessively high water bill, puddles in your yard or the sound of running water when no taps or appliances are using water. PlumberMan has specialist sound locating equipment which can in most cases pinpoint the problem without needless trial and error destruction of working pipes. In many cases we can fix the problem right away and save you money.
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How do I un-jam my waste disposal unit?

You may be able to insert an Allen wrench into the bottom of the disposer and “crank” it to help free up a jam. If this doesn’t work, DON’T USE IT! You could cause serious damage to the disposal motor. PlumberMan can usually fix a jammed up waste disposal unit. If we can’t, then the unit will probably need to be replaced. Our expert technicians can give you the best advice and make quick work of it to get you grinding again!
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I want a new mixer or faucet in my home but I don’t want to do it myself. What options do I have?

Many homeowners are very capable of handling these kinds of jobs by themselves. Some of the bigger home centres even show you how. However, our experience has shown that some projects are better left to the professionals. Yes, we’ve gotten more than a few calls from customers ‘stuck’ in the middle of a project. PlumberMan provides quality installation and upgrades of taps for sinks, basins, laundry tubs, bathtubs, and showers, all kinds of faucets!
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I need basic plumbing repairs in my home to fix a leaky faucet or clear a blocked drain. Is this what a plumber does?

Yes! A plumber is a highly skilled worker who installs and repairs pipes and plumbing related fixtures, diagnose blocked drain problems and solves all problems related to water systems in your home.

What sets a PlumberMan plumber apart from the others is our dedication to continued training and education in the latest plumbing techniques and tools to do better work for our customers. Our plumbers not only receive technical training but we are the undisputed leaders in customer service training. This means you are guaranteed a courteous, professional and friendly plumber at your door, every time!

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Can I get someone to come to my house today? I need a plumber now!

PlumberMan has technicians available specifically for emergency calls to diagnose and solve your plumbing problem right away. Just call 07-5710625 and PlumberMan will answer, guaranteed!
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Why does water keep running into my toilet?

The most likely cause of this is your cistern is overflowing. Call PlumberMan today and we can arrange to have this fixed for you
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Why is water coming out of the pipe on my roof?

Your hot water cylinder is overflowing. If not repaired quickly this will cause you to have an expensive power bill as it is hot water being wasted. More often than not this can be fixed with a simple washer replacement.

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If you need help, then get in touch with us. And don’t forget our on time promise:

If we don’t turn up at the time we promised… we’ll do your plumbing for FREE.

Phone: 07 571 0625

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