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With staff dedicated to providing a true customer service experience; Wollongong City Plumbing offers a 24 hour emergency maintenance and plumbing repairs.


REMEMBER, SAFETY FIRST!
If you are unsure about any plumbing, electrical or gas items, contact Wollongong City Plumbing immediately.


Gas Escapes or Leaks

In the event of a gas leak or escape YOU SHOULD ALWAYS

  • Turn off the gas at the meter control valve and open all doors and windows.
  • Remove and keep people away from the affected area.
  • Call your licensed gas fitter to stop the escape as quickly as possible.

In the event of a gas leak or escape YOU MUST NEVER

  • Attempt to turn on/off any electrical switches.
  • Smoke or introduce any potential ignition source.
  • Attempt to fix or block the gas leak yourself.


Stop Valves

Plumbing stop valves or cut-offs can be found in various locations about the house. The most important one is the main water cut-off. Know where it’s located. Major damage from a plumbing mishap can be avoided if you can get the water shut off quickly.


Stopped Drains

Use drain-cleaners as a last resort, because they often don’t work, and if they don’t you will have to deal with a sink full of caustic liquid. Always use a plunger first, and if you have to call a plumber after using drain cleaner, be sure to let them know!


Showers

If the water pressure is very poor in your shower it may be due to lime-scale build up. Always clean your shower heads every three months. If the scale is too bad it may be an idea to get either a new hose, or a new shower head.


Split Pipes

If your water pipe has split, a temporary fix you can do whilst waiting for a qualified plumber is to wrap torn strips of fabric very tightly around the break. Keep a large saucepan or bucket underneath the join to catch any drips.


Toilet Leaking

Put a few drops of food colouring into each toilet tank. Without flushing, watch for a few minutes to see if the colour shows up in the bowl. It’s not uncommon to lose up to 10 litres a day from one of these otherwise invisible toilet leaks. That’s more than 3,500 litres a year!


We’re here to help!

If you require general plumbing or emergency repairs, please contact us directly.

FOR ALL YOUR PLUMBING NEEDS!

4295 3222

24/7 EMERGENCY PLUMBING SERVICE

Call us first for all your plumbing needs!

 4295 3222