When to call a plumber

There are many small plumbing jobs around the home that are able to be taken care of by the keen DIY’er, but never think that you can do it all yourself; there are times when it’s best to leave it to a professional plumber.

When do you need to call a plumber?

In the following situations, it’s best to call a licenced plumber:

Low water pressure

There are several factors that can cause this and a Brisbane plumber will be able to locate the cause, quickly and efficiently. An obstruction in the water lines can start at the meter and continue all the way to the taps, low pressure from the town supply or poor supply-line design can contribute.

No hot water

Unless the hot water tank is leaking, which you can see for yourself, it may take an emergency plumber to find the cause. If the tank is electric, it could be a faulty heating element, a tripped circuit breaker or blown fuse, a faulty thermostat or a faulty overload switch. On a gas heater, the igniter’s and thermocouple burners can fail. A Brisbane plumber will be able to tell you if the heater can be repaired or can arrange and install a new one for you.

Sewer pipe blockage

When the toilets and showers are backing up, you may have tried everything yourself to unblock the drain, but the blockage may be in the line that runs to the main sewer; tree roots are a common cause of blockages. This is a job for the professional plumbers, Brisbane, who will investigate the issue and pinpoint exactly where the problem is without digging up the whole garden, they’ll then carry out repairs.

Showerhead replacement

Showerhead replacement may sound simple but can be complex and time-consuming, and, if not done correctly, can cause endless irritation in the future. Call a Brisbane plumber; the job will be done quickly and efficiently.

Permits required

Major projects, such as bathroom remodels, moving existing plumbing or adding a new gas line for your BBQ will require a permit. Plumbers Brisbane will know when a permit is required, as well as the building codes to make sure any inspections pass.

Frozen pipes

Not a problem we should experience in Queensland, but the first thing to do is shut off the main water valve and turn on a nearby tap, before trying to thaw the pipe. Close examination will show if the pipe has already burst or cracked; if so, you need an emergency plumber. If not, a hairdryer or heat gun is the safest way to thaw the pipe.


If you require an emergency plumber for any situation, you and your family should know where to shut off the main water valve.

Brisbane Plumber

Even when it comes to seemingly small jobs, it’s usually a safer option to call a plumber. You can save yourself a lot of time, money and headaches.

Contact Fallon Services plumbing for all your plumbing and gas fitting needs on 1300 762 260 or complete our Plumbing Enquiry and one of our team will contact you.