Frequently Asked Questions

Here at Endeavour Plumbing, we understand that plenty could go wrong when it comes to plumbing. That is why we have listed down these common questions and answers to give you a clearer insight into why certain issues occur. If you are still lost, don’t be afraid to contact Ben on 0403 531 071 or Rob on 0411 615 815. You can also email us on or fill out our online quote form here.

Q: What could block up my drains?
A: Blocked drains are a common household issue. There are a few reasons why your drains and pipes could be backed up. There could be an accumulation of hair, branches and leaves from the outside, too much grease and oil and unknown objects that have filtered through and got stuck in your drains.

Q: My drains and pipes are always rattling and making plenty of noise. I’m worried it could break.
A: It probably won’t explode and break right away, but over time it will get weaker. The problem is that your water lines are not properly aligned and isolated on their own. Straightening them up should fix the problem.

Q: I have a leaky valve, how does it get fixed?
A: Another common issue that household face that leaves some people stuck. On every valve there is a packing nut, which is located behind the handle. Constantly opening or closing the valve makes the nut looser, and simply tightening up the nut will stop the leak.

Q: My toilet tank is overflowing, what can I do about it?
The most common reason as to why your tank is overflowing is because the fill valve in the tank has a leak. Replacing it will be enough to stop the issue.

Q: My hot water system doesn’t work as well as it used to. What could be the problem?
A: As your hot water system gets older, it builds up more sediment deposits. If these deposits aren’t cleaned, it creates a layer that blocks the burner connecting to the water, reducing the possibility of hot water. Cleaning the water is essential to reigniting the burner to connect.

Q: The hot water system is running out of hot water quicker than usual. What’s the problem?
A: There are several reasons as to why this could be happening. Your tank size could be too small for the amount of water you’re using. If you are using an older gas system, your thermocouple could be dying out. Likewise if you have an electrical system, your element could be getting weaker. You might need to replace or repair your hot water system. We can help you with that.

Q: My water bill continues to rise, but none of my taps are leaking. Why is this happening?
A: Check that your toilet tank is not leaking. Sometimes this happens and nobody notices. The flush valve can be broken and you might just need to repair it.

Q: What are CCTV Sewer Inspections?
A: CCTV cameras can provide a full-colour video inspection of what is happening in your drains and pipes. By lowering a sophisticated camera that pans, rotates and tilts into your pipes, we can discover any issues or problems you might have. Please have a read of our CCTV Sewer Inspection page for more information.

Q: Why does my water smell?
A: The reason for your water beginning to smell is the development of non-toxic sulfate bacteria that is stuck within the pipe’s U-shaped trap. A trap is designed to hold a small amount of water at all times to block smells coming back up to the surface. When the trap dries up, the smell will come rising up. Pouring water down drains that you don’t use often will help. If that does not work, then feel free to give us a call.

Q: The water pressure in my house has dropped off, any reason why?
A: Most likely, there is a valve in your incoming water lines that is not open the whole way. There is also the potential of a buildup of deposits that block the water lines, especially if you have really old pipes. Cleaning it through would help, but if the pipes are too old, it’s best to get them replaced.