Most often, pipes burst during very cold seasons, when the water inside them freezes up and expands. The colder the water in the pipes becomes, the more pressure there is on the pipes.
It’s relatively rare to have our pipes freeze completely in Australia, but this doesn’t mean we are immune to our pipes bursting. Often, pipes can burst through age or incorrect installation. If pipes are put under too much pressure, or a fault begins to form, this can lead to pipes bursting.
Burst pipes can be catastrophic for the building. Water damage is usually extensive and costly to repair (consider the damage done to carpet alone).
Repairing broken pipes.
There are a couple of methods to repair broken pipes. This is best done by a professional with experience in plumbing, and DIY repairs can often cause more damage than they repair.
Pipe clamps can be sized to your pipes and purchased from a store. These can then be clamped shut over the damaged section of pipe. This is a relatively easy and effective solution that will last a long time.
Steel pipes connect to each other using threads, much like a screw. This means that the different sections of pipe can be added and removed without damaging the entire pipe system. If you have a thorough understanding of your system you can locate the damaged section of pipe, buy a new pipe, and replace the damaged section.
Modern plumbing is very complex, and should always be left to the professionals. Taskforce has plumbers available Australia-wide. Call them on 13TASK.
If you have a new place and are looking for somebody to take care of your hot water system installation, Taskforce has plumbers Australia wide who are ready to help you out. They can be contacted 24/7 on 13TASK. Call them with any of your plumbing problems. Australia-wide, from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane to small rural towns.
Rheem and Dux hot water systems are popular choices for those planning on installing a new hot water system. Hot water systems themselves are relatively simple devices. Water enters and is heated by elements that are heated with electricity. The hot water is then stored and available for use. However, installing a hot water system is a more more difficult and dangerous activity.
Anything that requires a thorough understanding of plumbing and electrical work is dangerous for people to attempt themselves. Always hire a professional to install your water heating system.
Installing a water heating unti requires specialist tools, experience and knowledge. Call 13TASK to arrange for someone to install a hot water unit in your house, anywhere in Australia!
The most common plumbing problems occur with your toilet. Sometimes it will be an easy fix, but other times it’s more compex and requires the skilled hand of a professional. Taskforce plumbers are available Australia-wide and can be contacted 24/7 on 13TASK. Call them with any of your plumbing problems. Australia-wide, from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane to small rural towns.
Your toilet may be the most often-used water appliance in your household. It’s also relatively complex, which valves and seals that can break over time. There are a number of different things that can go wrong with your toilet.
Too much water is being used per flush
This can happen if the bouyant lever is not calibrated correctly. Too much water per flush will push you water bill up. The mechanisms that determine how much water is used per flush can usually be accessed by taking off the cistern and adjusting the lever.
Toilet is whistling when refilling
If your toilet whistles after a flush, this is due to vibrations spreading through the machine. It’s a result of older mechanisms that are used in toilets. Although it’s not a big problem, you may want to update thoughs mechanisms.
Toilet keeps running between flushes
This happens when the mechanism that shuts off the flow of water is failing. The overflow tube is there to catch extra water and stop it spilling outside of the toilet. However, this is costly and a big waste of water. You will need to adjust the arm that signals the toilet to fill with water.
Leaking tap that can’t be fixed? A leaking tap is an annoying problem that can waste your water and run up your bill. Taskforce has plumbers across Australia, from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane to small rural towns. Call them on 13TASK and they can fix your leaking taps.
Usually, a leaking tap is caused by a broken gasket; the rubber ring in a tap that makes a seal and prevents leakage. If a gasket is old or ruined, water can get through even when the tap is shut off. Most of the time, a leaking tap will be easy and cheap to fix. However, difficult-to-access taps make it a complex process and the entire sink may need to be dismantled. If this is the case, it’s best to hire a professional to do the work for you. A professional plumber will fix a leaking tap quickly and coest effectively without doing any unintentional damage that may be cause if you decide to do it yourself.
Having trouble with your hot water? Call a Taskforce plumber on 13TASK, any time of the day or week. Taskforce had plumbers Australia-wide, from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane to small rural towns.
Running out of hot water is not only a frustrating experience, it can also be a costly one. There are a number of reasons that you might be running out of hot water. In each instance, it’s probably a problem with your water heater, and is not an easy fix. Hire a professional plumber to take care of your problem.
If you’re lucky, it may be a simple problem with a fuse or circuit breaker. Otherwise, you may have some incorrect settings. However, it’s likely that it will be a more complex problem than this.
Running out of hot water quickly
Sometimes you will find that your hot water runs out faster than usual, rather than being completely turned-off. If this happens, it may be that you water heater needs some routine maintenance by a plumber, especially if this is a problem that has developed slowly over time.
Water leaking at the base of the water heater
If you find water at the base of your water heater, you have a leak. This will waste water, prevent hot water from being stored, and use up more energy than usual. Many people forget to maintain their water heaters and an issue like this usually happens in old water heaters than have not been maintained in a long time.
Taskforce has plenty of plumbers ready to go. They are experts at working with hot water systems. You can contact them any time on 13TASK.
Plumbing installation covers a large range of different tasks – from tap, toilet and showerhead installation to sink fitting and water heating system installation.
Taskforce has plumbers Australia wide and can be conacted 24/7 on 13TASK.
Modern plumbing systems are complex and should not be tampered with unless you have a thorough understanding of how plumbing systems work and are set up. If you are installing a plumbing system, it’s always best to hire a professional. Professional plumbers will ensure that your system is installed correctly and will work as efficiently and effectively as possible. You can save a huge amount of money by hiring a professional plumber and avoiding future problems and repairs.
Taps are relatively straightforward to install. However, it’s easy to install a tap to a point of functionality without realising that it maye start leaking in a month. Hiring a professional gets the job done, but also ensures the longevity of your pipes.
Water Heater Installation
Installation, maintenance and repairs to water heater systems cannot be done without a professional. Only a qualified plumber has the knowledge and experience to install a water heater correctly.
General Water Pipe Installation
Of course, a plumber’s most important job is to set up water pipes for your home. Taskforce has plumbers for all cities and towns in Australia, from Melbourne, Brisbane & Sydney, to small and rural towns across the country.
One of the most volatile and dangerous plumbing problems that might happen in your house is a gas leak. Natural gas is mixed with an odorant so that it is easy to smell, and this is for good reason. An undetected gas leak can be catastrohpically bad. If you are in an enclosed environment like a bedroom, a gas leak can prevent you getting enouh oxygen and can pose a potentially fatal threat. Leaking gas also poses a fire hazard, as the smallest spark could ignite the gas and cause enormous amounts of damage to your property and likely endanger life.
If you detect a gas leak, call a Taskforce plumber immediately on 13TASK. Taskforce has plumbers Australia wide, from Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney, to small and rural town across the entire country. Call Taskforce to arrange for a plumber to visit.
Gas Safety Tips
Be aware of symptoms of gas poisoning.
Your gas appliances can develop a leak without you knowing. Aside from regular maintenance, it can be difficult to avoid these kind of problems. Whilst an open gas valve will be easy to smell, smaller leaks often go undetected. Dizziness, nausea, weakness and shortness of breath can be signs that you have been unintentionally inhaling gas.
Turn off gas appliances connrectly.
We’ve all wondered if we forgot to turn off the oven. It happens all the time that we’re uncertain about these kinds of things, so it’s important to be vigilant and check on gas valves and appliances to ensure that you aren’t leaking any gas.
Keep an eye on the colour of the flame.
Appliances that burn gas should produce a blue flame. If the flame is red or yellow, call a plumber or gas specialist to make sure you appliance is still safe.
For emergency plumbing services, Australia-wide, call Taskforce at any time of the day or week on 13TASK. Plumbing emergencies can happen at any time of the day or night. If you have water spraying all over your property, you’re going to need to get a plumber as soon as possible. Otherwise, water damage or system damage will end up costing you a lot more than the cost of a visit from a plumber.
Problems like broken taps or leaking water systems need to be controlled as soon as possible. Nobody wants water spraying over their house.
Gas leaks also require immediate attention. If you smell gas, an emergency plumber should be called as soon as possible. Gas leaks put you in a high risk situation. Gas is highly flammable and ignition or leaked gas could cause irreversible damage and put your life at risk.
Of course, many situations do not call for an emergency plumber. If you have a broken laundry sink, you can use the kitchen sink until you’re able to arrange a time with your local plumber. Whilst plumbers are willing to make emergency visits, it is often at a higher cost. However, emergency plumbing usually pays for itself with the damage that it prevents.
Blocked drains? Hire a Taskforce plumber to take care of that. We have plumbers Australia wide, from Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney, to the smallest rural towns. Our plumbers can fix any drain blockage problem with ease.
It might be an indoor pipe that is blocked or a small pipe under your sink or basin. Or, it might be a large external pipe that seems to be backing up. These aren’t problems that will just go away with time. You need to hire a qualified, professional, licensed plumber to take care of the problem immediately.
Clogs and blocks are an inevitable part of any plumbing system. Eventually, build-up will cause a blockage.
Small sink clogs or toilet clogs can often be fixed using a plunger. A plunger uses pressure to shift the contents of the drain back and forth to dislodge the blockage.
If this doesn’t work, you might be able to use a drain snake instead. A drain snake can be inserted into a pipe and pushed down into it. A drain snake is designed to snag the blockage so you can pull it back up and clear your drains.
If you pipes are simply backing up and have not yet fully clogged, you can use a brand of crystallised lye like Drano. This can be put into a drain to dissolve organis matter that might be causing a blockage.