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Emergency Plumbing Repairs

Emergency plumbing repairs seem to always land on the worst possible day. Whether its on a weekend or when your hosting an event. That’s why here at ABA plumbing & Gas we’re 24/7 and always have a plumber on hand to attend to those emergency jobs Common emergency call outs are blocked drains, burst pipes and the big one…No hot water. Burst Pipes The first thing you need to do when there’s a burst pipe is isolate the water main at the meter. A lot of the time the meter is old and can be difficult to turn off. Perhaps take a shifter with you just in case you need a bit more leverage on the meter. Once the water is off that [...]

General Plumbing Solutions

Nearly every home owner will have a few tools on hand to tackle a small blocked drains Adelaide to avoid a plumbing fee. If you are handy around the house and don’t mind getting a bit dirty small blocked drains under the sink or basin can sometimes be fixed quite easily. You can buy a plunger from your hardware store and attempt to plunge the drain from above the sink. To do this you will need to fill the sink with water, pull the plug out and very quickly put the plunger in the sink covering the whole of waste pipe. SO now you should have the sink full of water with the plunger in the sink working as a [...]

Hot Water

What if I have an instant hot water or continuous flow unit not working? If your finding that you have no hot water to your tankless HWS you have a few thinks you can do before you call a plumber Most of these units have a PowerPoint so the first thing you should do is see if you have power to it. Unplug the unit at the lead and plug in a small appliance like a hair dryer. If the hair dryer is not working you may need to further investigate the electrical board or call an electrician. If there is no Power Point on your instant or continuous flow hot water, it is likely you have a pilot model unit. Go [...]

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