Plumbing FAQ's

Ask a trade company you trust – Have you had tasks done by a handyman or an electrician, whose work you were happy with? Ask them to recommend a plumbing specialist. People in the trades business often know each other and sometimes work together on complex projects. Professionals enjoy working with other professionals, so they are likely to recommend someone reliable that will do quality plumbing work for your home’s future needs.

Plumbing company that can be trusted – When it comes to plumbing in your home, you don’t want just anyone doing the work. Choosing a reputable service company over an unknown one is recommended because of their reputation. What people think about their plumbing services will speak volumes.

Any trade associations? Being a plumber is not just about the technical aspects of plumbing and how to fix leaky pipes. It’s also important that they communicate with their customers, be reliable, show respect for them by protecting homes from damage while fixing problems as well as educating people on what caused the issue to help prevent it happening again. Most knowledgeable plumbers are members of trade associations because these professionals care deeply about quality customer service through attention paid towards knowledge and skill levels. Good plumbers focus specifically on delivering top results which means high-quality workmanship at an affordable price point. All without compromising reliability or trustworthiness.

Did you check with friends and family? Another great source of plumber recommendations can be your friends and family. Chances are they have experienced similar issues, so they may already know a reliable plumber that you can count on. Also, word-of-mouth is still important. A personal recommendation is more persuasive than an advertising campaign without customer reviews for back up (plus if you want to find a local plumber in the area this might help too). If you’re looking for someone good and trustworthy then ask around at work or ask neighbours when you can. Ask acquaintances who do they trust when it comes to plumbing repairs.

Experienced plumbers have got the knowledge and experience to solve plumbing issues. A Master Plumber has extensive training, knowledge, and practical experience. From the installation of pipes to repairing leaks and other plumbing issues, a licensed plumber with quality skills will ensure that your plumbing is done right the first time.

When you work with our professional plumbers in Randburg, we will arrive at your home fully stocked and prepared to take on any plumbing job. This way, you won’t have the hassle of running around town searching for various tools that may or may not be needed.

Our Randburg plumbers offer a wide variety of services. Hiring an expert plumber ensures you will have access to the installation, repair or maintenance service that best suits your needs and plumbing system’s preferences. We can install new pipes for your home, replace old ones with newer models, find blockages before they cause any major leaks in water flow throughout the house. We do all this while keeping our rates competitive.

There are times when you think your plumbing is just fine, but a leaky pipe or clog can be affecting water flow throughout your home without you even knowing it! A good Randburg plumber will check all of this and more. They know how to identify root plumbing causes to fix things properly. This way they ensure that there won’t be another plumbing issue in your home. Plumbing problems often have hidden causes behind them. Just because something seems simple doesn’t mean the problem isn’t hard-to-find. Most people don’t realize their outdated plumbing could affect other parts of their home until an incident happens like a broken pipe or overflowing toilet.

If you have ever felt overwhelmed by the complexity of home plumbing, fear not. With a little knowledge and understanding it can be as easy as counting to one to ten. Many plumbing solutions can be found online. If you have the time and the willingness to do your own plumbing, then make Google your best friend :).

Replumbing a house can be an expensive job, but it’s worth the cost for many homeowners. The average price of replumbing a home can vary between R50,000 and R100,000 with some cases as much as R200,000. It all depends on the complexity of the plumbing and the size of the home. That’s why it is always recommended to get a personalized quote for replumbing needs. Although this may seem like a lot, residents in homes that need repiping will find these prices reasonable considering their plumbing system are installed correctly by a professional plumbing company like AAA Plumbing Pro’s.

The following will have an impact on the repiping of a home:

One of the most important factors that will determine how much a plumber charges to replumb your home is where the failing pipes are located. If you have leaky pipes in closets and crawl spaces, it can cost more than if they’re behind drywall or running through outside walls. A plumber may be required to spend extra time removing old, corroded parts from hard-to-reach areas like these, which could make for a higher bill.

It’s important to know the size of your home before you decide on a repiping job. The cost will vary depending on when the house was built, with older homes costing less than newer ones due in part because they may only need one set of pipes instead of two or more. However, larger houses are also more expensive as they require lots extra pipe material and hours’ worth of labour work. In addition to that, multi-story houses come at an additional price over ranch style properties which typically have just one floor.

Your home plumbing system may be more susceptible to leaks and corrosion if you have a greater number of sinks, water heaters, washing machines, backyard pools or other fixtures. This is because there are likely many pipes in your house that need replacing when one breaks due to the corrosive nature of sewer lines and water supply lines.

There are a variety of parts that needs to be considered. These include but might not be limited to a drip tray that will go under the geyser; an isolator switch; an anode rod that is preferably anti-corrosion; a pipe for overflowing; vacuum breakers; a pressure valve and a temperature valve; a tap that can be shut off when needed; a valve for pressure control; a heating element. Without these parts you cannot successfully install a geyser. If you need expert geyser installation assistance, make sure to give us a call.

There’s no right or wrong answer for this question. You must keep in mind the following, however. Do you consider space requirements for your geyser? Geysers differ in size as do bathrooms. If you have a huge geyser that you want to install in a small bathroom, that might not be the best of ideas. So, see if it is practical to install the size of your geyser in your bathroom. Location is also crucial. You cannot install your geyser near wet areas like the shower or bathtub. If the geyser is too close, it will not last long. So again, space is important because the geyser can only be installed if it has adequate distance from the shower or bathtub. As geyser work with electricity, the electrical components need to be secure. Switches should be on the outside of the bathroom. Electrical components should be exposed to wet or steamy areas.

A licensed plumber should be able to replace your old geyser and set up a new geyser in approximately 3 hours. This time frame is under typical scenarios and with no unexpected issues that can throw a spanner in the works. We understand that not having a working geyser is very inconvenient. For you, the installation of the geyser is important.  Not having hot water is significant, so we try to change your geyser as quickly as possible.

Geyser insulation can conserve cash and energy. A lot of energy is lost, and money wasted when heat is lost through geysers. Geysers outside your home or office are exposed to cold temperature levels, which needs more energy to warm the geyser component. While your geyser is active, heat can potentially escape through the geyser’s surface area, needing more energy to offset the loss of heat. Geysers that are not adequately insulated can leave you with a mighty electricity bill at the end of the month. Is there a solution to all of this?

Easy steps for Geyser insulation

Measure the location on the geyser you want to cover and cut the relevant size from a roll.

Fit the roll that you just cut around your geyser and make sure it is securely in place with duct tape. Ensure the surface area of your geyser is snug and adequately covered by the product.

Calculate the radius of the sides of your hot water cylinder and cut these measurements from the roll. Don’t cut these sizes too small. Rather cut them bigger than what you measured.

Secure these pieces you cut to the around your geyser making use of glue or duct tape again.

Cut strips or off-cuts from the circles and cover it around the pipes linked to the geyser. Duct tape can be used to secure them in location.

Make certain the whole geyser structure and all linking pipelines are completely covered.

Periodically draining a geyser includes many years to the geysers’ life. A geyser should warm water as well as supply your residence with hot water supply. While heating water, minerals as well as other sediments components, settle at the bottom of the geyser. Those who stay areas with hard water, the sediment can develop rather quickly and will probably clog the geyser’s drainpipe shutoff. This can also damage the geyser. For this reason, draining and purging your geyser at least yearly is recommended. You can call a plumbing company to drain your geyser, or you can implement these steps.

Shut down the geyser’s element. If the geyser runs on electricity, switch off the electrical power. If it’s an additional geyser type, obtain professional advice. Switch off the geysers’ water supply. The shut off component is probably on a copper line that is positioned at the top of the tank. Find the drainpipe valve at the end of the geyser. Connect one end of a hose to the drain valve. Put the other end of the hose pipe into an outflow (e.g. a close-by sink) or commode, or outside the house in a drain. The water will drain out here. Open the drainpipe valve, where you attached the hose pipe. Take note of the colour of the water flushing out. Initially it will probably have a dark, corroded shade, as it’s blended with the debris. After a couple of litres have flushed out, the water will transform to a clearer colour. Close the drainpipe shutoff when you see clear water flushing out. Turn the supply of water back on. Wait for the geyser to fill up with water. Turn the electrical power back on after the geyser has been filled with water. If you need geyser repair assistance, give us a call.

Constant dripping from the external pipe on the geyser. This can easily be confused with the normal dripping of the overflow pipe of the geyser. It’s not the same. If the drip comes from the thicker PVC pipe, then you probably have a geyser burst. Watermarks on the ceiling. Water should never be in contact with your ceiling. So, when you see new water marks on your ceiling, you can know you have a problem. Dirty water gushing out of your bath or shower faucet. Brownish or corroded water unexpectedly coming through your warm faucets is another warning signal that should not be ignored.

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Why should you stop leaks?

Hidden leaks can end up costing you thousands of rands a year. In addition to a potentially increased water bill, the costs for water damage will be extensive if your leak continues without being repaired. While there are some components you can use that may help people find out if their home has leaks that they are not aware of, how would you know where and how to fix it? That’s where a professional plumbing company come into the picture.

Plumbers have many tools at their disposal to find leaks. One of these is leak detection equipment that can quickly and accurately pinpoint the source, even if it’s under concrete or behind a wall. Some leak detection apparatuses are called ground microphones. These are acoustic listening devices that are used by plumbing companies to determine where leaks are. They can also keep an amplifier handy just in case leaks happen to be too quiet to hear. Some plumbers can find leaks in pipes using video inspection tools and plumbing cameras. Video inspections can pinpoint the exact source of a leak quickly, which is especially helpful if they have an idea about its general location. The camera mounted on a fibre optic cable also allows them to evaluate different repair options while looking at the monitor for feedback.

A plumber uses various leak detection equipment to find plumbing leaks quickly and accurately. A homeowner will usually fail when they try to find a hidden leak on their own. With state-of-the art leak detection technology it’s as easy as plugging in and turning up one of these leak detection equipment. When you are looking for leak detection near me online, make sure to look us up and to give us a call to fix your leak.

Water meter: Make sure that no one is using water on the outside or the inside of your home. Now go back to your water meter and see if the dial is moving. If it does, then you most probably have a leak on your property. PS – You must make sure all taps are closed and that no one is using water while you do this test. Alternatively, take a water meter reading and check again in about 2- or 3-hours’ time. When the reading increased, you know you have a leak.

The equipment that is needed to detect leaks underground or behind walls is not cheap. Plumbers need specialist training to use these machines and to get to the bottom of the problem fast. As with a doctor, you could expect to pay for his training and diagnoses. With leak detection it’s the same. You’re paying for a specialist tradesman doing what he / she does best.

This entirely depends on the situation. Leak detection can cost anywhere from R1,250 to R3,000 plus depending on the complexity of finding the leak. You need to consider where the leak is located for instance. Is it in the ceiling, under a concrete slab, in the basement or on a roof? All these factors play a role in price. Also remember that the detection of the leak is separate from fixing the leak. You need advanced and specialist leak detection Randburg equipment to pinpoint the leak. But then that leak needs to get fixed. That is additional labour that needs to be accounted for. To break open paving or a concrete slab will be a lot more labour intensive than fixing a leak that is just below the surface on a lawn.

AAA Plumbing Pro’s are fairly priced and will make sure that you get a reasonable quote to detect and fix your leak. But most importantly, we will make sure that the leak gets fixed and that you don’t sit with that problem again.  

Pinhole leaks in copper pipes can cause a lot of damage to your plumbing system. That’s why it is important to fix them fast. Copper pipes erode from the inside. Over a period of time it will erode so much that it will actually through the outer edge of the copper pipe. You may also want to look for the following:

  • Do you notice that your copper pipes start to look dimpled? Then you may have pinhole leaks.
  • Do your pipes look worn down?
  • Do you get higher water bills each month?
  • Can you hear dripping anywhere in the house or in the walls of the house?
  • Do you notice stains on the ceiling, or do you see damp on the walls?
  • What about mildew? Do you see sudden mildew areas on walls or ceilings?

All these can be the result of pinhole leaks in copper pipes.

There is lots of plumbing fixtures inside a bathroom. This makes the bathroom area the ideal candidate for water leaks. It can also be tricky to get a leak in a bathroom with all these plumbing fixtures and fittings that form part of the bathroom plumbing ecosystem.

You 1st need to identify where the leak is coming from. Is it the tub itself or the shower? Check the taps. You can get slow drips from the bathroom or shower tap. These will lead to higher water bills and can cause damage to the rest of the fixtures if not dealt with quickly. It’s a simple fix though. Just replace the washers or rubbers inside the taps and you should be ready to go.

Also check the drainage of the bathtub and shower. Sometimes it’s a simple fix, other times not. If it’s only a seal that needs replacement you can do it yourself. Otherwise, get a plumber to assist.

Is your grout water resistant? If not, water may seep through the grout and cause mildew and damp on walls. Easiest fix here is to regrout your tiles. When you use silicone in your grout mixture, it will help a lot to get your grouting waterproof.

Ever noticed a foul smell coming from your drains? It’s not just you. Many people experience this nastiness, but what could be the cause behind it all? Clogs and bacteria are common culprits for disgusting smells that come out of our pipes, while others might have more serious issues such as sewer gas leaks or septic backups into their home.

To ensure your drains are cleaned properly, contact the experts at AAA Plumbing Pro’s. The smell you have been noticing may not just be coming from bacteria and gunk build-up. For example, think about everything that goes down a drain – food hair dirt or even standing water in some cases can cause this type of odour to emit from an improperly maintained pipe system which could result in bad smells.

If your sink has a bad smell, you might just need to run the water and refill the P-trap. A dry p-trap is what causes that awful stink in your kitchen or bathroom drain. The goose necked section of pipe blocks sewer gas from wafting up through the trap when it’s been unused for too long. To prevent this problem, run some water down each faucet once per month.

If you’re worried about a nasty smell coming from your sink drain, fear not. All it takes is baking soda and vinegar to clear out the gunk. Mix two teaspoons of baking soda with half a cup of vinegar before pouring in some boiling water. This will eat away at any grease or fat left behind while they are rinsed down the pipes by hot water.

There are many home remedies to try out before you call on a plumber. These can include anything from vinegar and baking soda to the “snake” method or plunging it yourself with an auger rod. Before trying any of these methods though, make sure that you attempt to unblock your drain in a safe way.

Boiling water is a great way to remove greasy, slimy blockages in your sink or tub. Simply fill up the container with boiling hot water and pour it down the drain. Have some gloves to prevent yourself from burning.

You can use some natural cleaners to create a fizzing effect that breaks drain blockages apart. First pour hot water down your sink, then follow it with one cup of bicarbonate of soda and a cup of vinegar. Leave the mixture for 10 minutes before flushing out more hot water from the tap or boiling another pot on your stovetop. A combination of these two powerful ingredients is bound to break up any clogs you might have in no time at all.

The toughest blockages are often broken up by caustic cleaners, which dissolve grease and oil. There’s always a risk of danger when using these corrosive chemicals. Make sure to follow the instructions on the packaging.

Plungers are a simple yet effective tool that can help to dislodge local blockages. These work by forming a seal around the plug hole followed by vacuum effects, which removes the blockage from your plumbing system with ease.

You can make a handy snake out of any old coat hanger and use it to unclog local blockages made of hair. This approach is best in showers.

Plumbers drain snakes are tools that can get into any part of the pipes to remove blockages. They have been helpful in situations where every day methods could not work.

A typical drain system is a maze of pipes, with the last non-working fixture being the key to locating any clogs. Understanding where these traps and openings are in your house can help you start figuring out where the problem is. Logic is key here.

The Clorox company has been around for a while now. They claim that bleach can be used to reduce soil adhesion, deliver brighter whites, disinfect surfaces, kill 99.9% of germs or bacteria on contact. They also say that it’s safe enough to use as a laundry detergent. However, it is not recommended for clogged drains or if you need your drain cleared quickly because this would cause the pipes in your house more damage than good. Clogs can be a pain to clear, but bleach is not the answer. If your drains are slow or backed up you will need to use an enzyme cleaner that breaks down organic matter such as hair and soap scum which clog pipes. When your clog won’t budge, it can be tempting to use harsh chemicals that are not only dangerous for you and the environment but also ineffective. Luckily there is a safe alternative: baking soda and vinegar.

Yes, blocked drains are a very common cause of dampness in the walls. A blockage can do more damage to your home than you might think. Faulty drainage pipe systems will leak and spread wet rot through your house as they slowly infiltrate it with water that creates an environment where moisture is able to grow causing mould and structural instability for homes. This also puts people at serious health risks because their body’s natural defences against infections like pneumonia become weakened by these moist environments which makes them much easier prey if not taken care of properly. If you have a blocked drain or a blocked toilet, make sure to give us a call.

You don’t have to be a plumber to understand why drain blockages happen. There are some things that can happen at home which can cause them, and you need to know how these issues arise so you’re able to prevent a blocked drain even before it happens. Dead leaves may pile up outside of your house due to their natural decomposition process, but they also accumulate inside pipes. This causes clogs as well as prevention for water flow. Tree roots get into drains too. This is caused by the lack of a gutter system or even insufficient drainage systems around trees.

If you have a clog in your toilet, it’s probably because of the things that go down there. Kitchen drains may be blocked because of food particles and grease washed into pipes from kitchen sinks or washing machines. Blockages can require a plumber to fix, so if you have this problem, it’s best that you call one as soon as possible!

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