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WATER FILTER INSTALLATION

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If your bathroom seems to suffer from sewer smells every once in a while, but doesn’t show signs of any blockages, you may benefit from fitting a device in your floor waste that prevents sewer smells from travelling back up into the room. If you have a consistently unpleasant odour coming from your drains, call a plumber

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Gold Coast plumber removing the risk of water contamination

Annual testing of your backflow prevention devices is required by law under the QLD Plumbing and Drainage Act (see page 45)

Whether you have recently received your annual backflow prevention reminder from the Gold Coast Council, or you simply wish to keep your scheduled plumbing maintenance on track, our team of experts at DCM Plumbing and Drainage can assist you.

An important part of testing is to ensure the following…

For complete peace of mind and fast, courteous service with your backflow prevention testing requirements, call DCM Plumbing and Drainage on (07) 5576 5305.

Water hammer is a hydraulic shock that typically occurs in old pipes after a valve is shut off suddenly. Water hammering which causes noisy pipes can be very annoying but quite often very easily resolved.

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What is water hammer in pipes?

Water hammer occurs when a tap, toilet, washing machine or dishwasher shuts off the water flow. This is when the water hammering banging noise can be heard. Sometimes it sounds like a shuddering noise vibrating down the length of the pipes. This is the sudden stopping of the momentum of the water flowing through the pipes.

Common Water Hammer Causes

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How To Resolve Water Hammer

1. Reduce water pressure

To resolve the water hammer noises, we first need to investigate which particular issue is at the root of your problem. One way to eliminate noisy pipes can be to install a pressure reducing valve (PRV). A PRV limits the pressure of the water moving through the pipes. If there is no PRV installed:

  • the pressure is governed by Gold Coast Water, who supplies your water
  • this can create a lot of stress on your system causing noisy pipes or water hammer

2. Check for loose mounting straps in your pipes

Another way to resolve water hammer may be as simple as clipping loose pipes back into place to stop them moving and banging each time water is turned off around the home.

3. Drain your water system to replenish air chambers

Water hammer in pipes can be kept to a minimum by installing a new air chamber or a water hammer arrestor. On rare occasions the only way to resolve persistent water hammer at a particular fixture is to fit a water hammer arrestor which is a small device that stops pressure from building up each time water is turned off at a fixture. These devices are an inexpensive addition to your plumbing infrastructure and can be fitted neatly and easily wherever necessary.

Our plumbers have many years experience at tracing the cause of noisy pipes and water hammer. With their fully stocked vans they’ll fix it fast, so you can settle down to a nice cuppa, without having to listen to the clanging and banging anymore.

For complete peace of mind and fast, courteous service, call DCM Plumbing and Drainage on (07) 5576 5305.

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GAS CERTIFICATES

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If your bathroom seems to suffer from sewer smells every once in a while, but doesn’t show signs of any blockages, you may benefit from fitting a device in your floor waste that prevents sewer smells from travelling back up into the room. If you have a consistently unpleasant odour coming from your drains, call a plumber

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GAS COOKTOP & OVEN REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT

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If your bathroom seems to suffer from sewer smells every once in a while, but doesn’t show signs of any blockages, you may benefit from fitting a device in your floor waste that prevents sewer smells from travelling back up into the room. If you have a consistently unpleasant odour coming from your drains, call a plumber

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GAS COOKTOP & OVEN INSTALLATION

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If your bathroom seems to suffer from sewer smells every once in a while, but doesn’t show signs of any blockages, you may benefit from fitting a device in your floor waste that prevents sewer smells from travelling back up into the room. If you have a consistently unpleasant odour coming from your drains, call a plumber

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There are a number of things that can go wrong with toilet plumbing, the most common issues we see are below. Here is what to do about your toilet plumbing problems:

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Toilet maintenance and repair for leaky toilets

If your toilet sometimes makes a funny sound, like a whooshing noise or sounds like water is running, then this is a good indication that the toilet is leaking into the bowl. The noise you can hear is the toilet topping up the water level in the cistern (water tank). One of the main reasons this happens is due to the inlet or outlet valve leaking. If this is the case, it is best to replace it with a new valve. If you’re a bit of a DIY’er and you can identify the leaking part, you can source a new valve and fit it yourself. But if you are in any doubt, call us to do this for you. Our plumbers carry a variety of brand specific and generic toilet parts and can carry out maintenance and repair to the majority of toilets very quickly with their already stocked items.

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We are your Gold Coast plumber to replace your broken toilet parts

You’ve found the toilet flush buttons get stuck when you push them down. This can be caused by the buttons themselves getting old and deteriorating or by the flush valve mechanism inside the toilet cistern getting stuck. As toilets come in all shapes and sizes, if either of these parts need to be replaced, you’ll need to be very specific when ordering new parts if you decide to fix this yourself as many generic brands will not work. Alternatively call in your local Gold Coast plumber, DCM, to do the hard work for you.

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Is your toilet leaking onto the floor?

Toilets will often leak at the rear of the toilet and drip onto the floor. If this is accompanied by a foul sewer smell, you likely have a leak coming from your pan collar. This is the rubber seal between your toilet and the sewer pipework that either goes through the floor or wall at the rear of the toilet and into the main sewer line. The rubber collar slowly deteriorates over time, allowing the toilet water to escape and drip onto the floor. We highly recommend calling your local plumber in to carry out the replacement of this part as it can be very tricky to get the replacement installed correctly if you’re not a qualified plumber.

Another very common problem we see is water leaking from the isolation tap to the toilet. It may be due to the washers inside the tap breaking down and no longer making a complete seal when the water comes through the pipework to fill up the cistern. If this is the case, it’s an easy fix for a plumber to replace the isolation tap with a new one. Again this one is better left to a qualified plumber as it’s not uncommon for the tap to be tricky to remove, especially if it’s embedded in the wall or has been in place for many years.

Is your toilet blocked?

WE CAN UNBLOCK YOUR TOILET QUICKLY

If you’re wondering how to fix a leaking tap, first you need to know what’s causing the leak to begin with.

Regular leaking hot and cold taps are usually caused by washers deteriorating and tap seatings becoming cracked or gouged. Once a tap begins to drip, over tightening taps will eventually lead to further deterioration of the seating. It is best to attend to these leaks as soon as they start rather than waiting for things to get worse. If you’re on the Gold Coast, call in your local plumbing experts, DCM Plumbing and get those leaking taps fixed fast rather than risk an emergency situation.

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Leaking kitchen sink mixer tap

Leaking mixer taps often leak from their internal cartridges. Our plumbers carry generic cartridges that fit many different brands of taps and also carry good quality replacement mixer taps for those occasions that they require a full replacement like in this case where the spout had sprung multiple leaks! We are locally based on the Gold Coast so we can be there fast.

All our plumbers carry a variety of replacement parts and new tap ware to suit most customers requirements but we are more than happy to install tap ware you have sourced too. Just ask our friendly plumber to provide you with an upfront price before work begins so you know exactly what your job will cost.

For complete peace of mind and fast, courteous service, call DCM Plumbing and Drainage on (07) 5576 5305.

Leaking Taps

Leaking Tap repair

Leaky taps are usually caused by washers deteriorating and tap seatings becoming cracked or gouged. Once a tap begins to drip, over tightening will eventually lead to further deterioration of the seating.

It’s best to attend to a leaky tap as soon as it starts rather than waiting for it to get worse which can cost more and cause more inconvenience to repair in the long run.

Always get a professional plumber to attend to this type of leak rather than risk an emergency.

Flick mixer taps often leak from their internal cartridges. Our plumbers carry generic cartridges that fit many different brands of taps and also good quality replacement mixer taps for those that require a full replacement.

For complete peace of mind and fast, courteous service, call DCM Plumbing and Drainage on (07) 5576 5305.

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A leaking tap might seem like a small problem, but it can be costly in the long run. If left unattended your water bill could be much higher than expected. We recommend getting any leaking taps fixed professionally and quickly to minimise both excessive water usage and damage. However, if you are a little handy with plumbing, you might like to see if you can fix it yourself first. Take a look at our tips to fixing leaky taps here to see if this is something you want to attempt.

There are several different types of tap ware and each presents a different problem when attempting to repair or replace them. Let’s take a look at the most common types here:

Standard Hot When this type of tap ware leaks, it can just be a matter of replacing the tap washers and they are good to go again. However often it isn’t just the tap washers that are causing the leak. The seat the washers sit on inside the tap ware is likely to have gouges in it from years of wear and tear. These gouges need to be taken out using a reseating tool to give a new flush surface for the washers to sit on before a good seal can be made when turning off the tap. If your taps are stiff to turn off or drip then it’s time for them to be serviced by a professional.

Standard Hot These are a very popular style of tap ware and come in an enormous range of styles and finishes. They are most commonly used in kitchen sinks and vanity basins. These taps have cartridges inside and if they leak, they may need to be replaced. Depending on what is leaking and the quality of the mixer tap, it is often more cost effective to replace the entire tap with new.

Standard Hot These are similar to basin taps except they come out of the wall. There is pipework inside the shower wall called a breach and this is where the spindles are. When your shower head won’t stop dripping it may be just the tap ware needs to be serviced.

Your local trusted plumber will be able to fix these for you.

Standard Hot Are very similar to normal hot and cold taps but instead of adjusting each tap, the water temperature is regulated by turning the handle of a single mixer valve. If you notice water coming from the mixer valve, then the most likely cause is the internal cartridge needs to be replaced. We carry a variety of generic and brand specific mixer valve cartridges if this should be in need of replacement.

Standard Hot These generally come in brass or chrome and are fitted with a vacuum breaker to prevent potentially harmful chemicals from syphoning back into the main water supply and possibly
causing serious health issues. It’s easy to miss a leak from an outside tap, especially if a hose has been attached. Repairs and replacements of these taps are very straightforward and can be done very economically.

Blocked Toilet Repairs

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We all take a nice hot shower for granted living in the “Lucky Country” but what if your daily private singing booth has a problem? Luckily most shower repairs can be done quickly and cheaply.

The most common problems are leaking taps and shower heads. These can often be easily fixed by servicing the taps or replacing the shower head.

We also often find the waste pipe in the floor of the shower is blocked and therefore backs up water when the shower is run for any length of time. This can cause water to run out onto the bathroom floor, causing water damage to the ceiling below in multi level buildings.

A quick plunge and some industrial strength drain acid will often be all it takes to clear up this problem. If you’ve tried off the shelf drain cleaning products and haven’t been able to resolve the issue, give us a call and our shower repair experts will have your drain working again in no time.

Leaking Shower Tap Repair

There are times when you need a plumber for your shower repair

If you suddenly find yourself with a cold shower, this can often be caused by a problem with your hot water heater. Depending on the type of heater, there are various ways to fix this problem. It’s definitely best to call in a plumber to take a look if this is the issue as hot water systems can be tricky and should not be worked on by someone who is not qualified to do so.

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There is one other problem we see on a regular basis, shower leaks caused by damaged waterproofing. If you have an older shower and start to notice water in an adjoining room or one below, it may be caused by the waterproofing membrane installed when the shower was built to have broken down.

Our Gold Coast plumbers carry out a series of tests to check if your waterproofing has failed, ruling out other possible causes as they go. If your shower waterproofing has failed, there are a number of options depending on budget and severity of the issue. If it’s time to renovate the bathroom, this might be the nudge you’ve been waiting for to get onto that new bathroom project. You’ll need the help of a tiler/waterproofer and plumber to get this work done or possibly even a builder if you’ve decided to change up the room and are not just doing a like for like renovation.

If a full bathroom renovation isn’t on the cards just yet, then there are several companies that can help to reseal your shower so that it’s water tight again.

Ask us for the best shower sealer in your area who can provide you with a quote for this work.

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Leaking shower tap and pipe repair

There is one other issue that can cause quite serious damage if left unattended for any length of time and that’s a leaking shower breach. A shower breach is the pipework inside the wall of your shower that carries the mains and hot water supply to your shower head.

Our Gold Coast plumbers can carry out a pressure test on this breaching piece to test if this has sprung a leak in the wall. Once a leak in this pipework has been established, there are generally two options depending on the layout of the house.

Either remove the tiles from the shower wall to access the pipework, remove the leaking pipework and replace it with new, then retile the small section of shower tiles removed.

Or, if it’s possible, remove a section of wall from behind the shower to access the pipework and replace it from there. This can save you the cost of retiling or trying to match up tiles in your bathroom but unfortunately, is not always possible in every situation.

For complete peace of mind and fast, courteous service for your shower repair, call DCM Plumbing and Drainage on (07) 5576 5305.

Household leaks are more than just an inconvenience.
An avoidable leak can increase your water bill unnecessarily, damage fixtures and fittings, and put your home at risk of flooding.

Further, with a tap that drips once a second wasting up to 33 litres of water per day, it’s our environmental responsibility to detect and repair leaks as soon as they start.

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How to confirm a suspected water leak:

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What do our water leak detection services include?

The leak detection service only focuses on the water main pipework and fixtures that could be leaking such as toilets, taps and hot water services. If a leaking pipe is found then the most common cause is a deterioration of the pipework. If the pipework is poly pipe then the offending section is cut out and a new section inserted in its place. If the pipework is copper, then a weld may be sufficient to fix a pinhole leak. If the pipework has corroded then a new section of copper pipe is run in its place.

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Why choose us for your Gold Coast water leak detection service?

  • Local: Our licensed plumbers are based locally on the Gold Coast so a professional can be there fast before the leak poses a risk to property.
  • Reliable: We rely on repeat business and word of mouth and understand that reliability is what customers look for.
  • Respectful and friendly: Our plumbers treat your home or property as well as they do their own. We are certified ‘Tidy Tradies’ and guarantee the least amount of disruption to your home or garden and we pride ourselves on our friendliness.
  • Experience: With almost 20 years’ experience in plumbing and leak detection on the Gold Coast, we have thousands of satisfied customers.
  • We go the extra mile: If you’ve already received a larger than average water bill, Gold Coast City Council may offer relief for high usage caused by concealed water leaks.

If we carry out a repair that will qualify for relief on your water bill, we’ll send you a form to apply for a rebate along with details of the repair and the first meter reading. Take a look at the form here.

All you need to do is complete your personal details and take a second meter reading a week after the repair and send your application to Gold Coast City Council.

Tip:
GCCC only allow three relief applications in a ten-year period, so make sure the water bill is excessive enough to warrant a claim.

DCM Plumbing provides a trusted leak detection service on the Gold Coast. To repair leaks and keep water bills low, call DCM Plumbing on 07 5576 5305 today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Leak detection costs $189 inc GST for most leaks at most homes. If the water leak is at a complex or unit block then we can provide a quote before proceeding as the price will vary from the average home. We can also trace water lines so that leaking pipes can be bypassed or replaced if necessary. Leaking water pipes can occur almost anywhere – the challenge is finding and fixing the problem.

This comes in 2 formats (i) the first is a test carried out by a qualified plumber who checks your water meter and carries out visual checks on internal and external plumbing fixtures such as taps, toilets and hot water units. (ii) the second type of test is carried out by a leak detection specialist. They use special listening devices after putting water pipes under pressure to hear where the pressure escapes, thus identifying underground and hidden leaks in the piping systems.

The most obvious way to know you have a water leak is by seeing water where it should not be. This could be a soggy patch in your garden, water running into the road when it hasn’t been raining, swollen timber on cabinets, walls and ceilings. Another way people know they may have a water leak is when the Council send them a letter saying their water usage has gone up over 50% from their last billing period.

If you believe you have a water leak but can’t see any signs of a leak, you should check your water meter for signs of movement. To do this, turn off all taps, dishwashers, washing machines and any other fixtures that use water. Take a photo of your water meter reading, don’t use any water on the property for 1 hour. Take a second photo of your water meter reading. If the digits have moved during this hour it is likely you have a water leak.

When a plumber investigates a potential water leak they carry out a 10 minute test on the water meter checking for signs of movement. If there is movement and depending on how quickly the meter is moving, the next step is to check for any leaking fixtures within the property. If there are no leaking fixtures they will then check around the property for signs of a leak. This could be as simple as water pooling in an area, water running into the road, a wet patch on an otherwise dry area of concrete or a very green section of grass where surrounding grass is not (easier to see in the winter months than summer). If no obvious signs of water can be found, then we engage the services of a specialist leak locator who will carry out further tests on the integrity of the incoming water main pipework.

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