When it comes to leaking toilets, the technology involved has really changed as has the style of toilets we are now installing. In our you tube video below you will see one of our service technicians (Aaron) walk you through two of the most common faults we get called to attend to as licensed plumbers.
With the recent introduction of the dual flush toilet cisterns onto the plumbing market we have seen the overall design of the toilet suite itself change significantly. Today you will notice that the operation of the cistern itself is quite simple and compact. In the past, we were dealing with bulky awkward components which became very hard to repair due to their original design faults.
Today there are two main parts which could fail over the life of a toilet cistern and they are the water inlet valve and the outlet rubber. The inlet valve is today classed as universal part and there are a few different manufacturers on the market which now produce this product. At Mayfair Plumbing and Gasfitting we personally favour the Fluid Master Pro Series and the Geberit styles of inlet valves. When we then look at the outlet rubber it is a much thicker rubber donut style and contains more latex giving it a longer life. If you are familiar with the older style of outlet rubbers they were renown for breaking down and crumbling away over time.
As registered plumbers, we always recommend that the repairs to anything plumbing related always be performed by a licensed tradesman, but as the parts for these toilets are becoming increasingly available at hardware stores such as Home Depot, Bunnings, Lowes, Home Hardware and Mitre 10 we appreciate that people will try these types of repairs themselves. If, however you do feel that a task like this should be performed your local plumber please contact us today on 0429 361 819 or via the web at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, we are here to help you with your loo it’s what we doooo!!
If you own or are responsible for the repairs, servicing and installation of ZIP products around your home or office then you need to call Mayfair Plumbing. Our technicians have been trained and by ZIP and know the ins and outs of Hydro Taps, Chilled Water units and Wall Mounted Boiling units.
Our technicians are experienced with working inside of airports, hospitals, nursing homes, multi storey offices in the CBD, defense bases such as RAAF and Army barracks, shipping ports and large corporate venues such as the entertainment centre and the Adelaide Oval.
Book us online to perform annual change overs of filters inside of hydro taps and also replace filters inside of the chilled water drinking fountains. ZIP products are very unique and there is only one independently owned company in Adelaide who has the skills and product availability to be perform ZIP water heater works, that's Mayfair Plumbing and Gasfitting.
A few common faults we get requested to attend to are as follows:
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Braided stainless steel water hoses are readily available to anyone at your local hardware stores and plumbing merchants. They are commonly installed by licensed plumbers but occasionally due to their availability and ease of installation they are also installed by homeowners, handymen/women or builders.
When our plumbers from Mayfair Plumbing and Gasfitting attend a home or business where someone other than a plumber has previously been onsite we often see a common tell tale sign that the flexible water hose has not been installed by a licensed plumber. On the male part of the connection usually a brass thread or a mini cistern cock there is thread tape or teflon seal applied. There is absolutely no need for this, in fact it is just making your life harder.
As you will see in our you tube video below the flexible water connector hose comes factory fitted with a rubber seal. The rubber seal inside the stainless braided hose is designed to create a watertight seal between it and the male thread. It is important to ensure that the male thread is in good condition (straight and smooth), but if you are connecting to an isolation valve (mini cock) there will be a factory thread creating the perfect marriage between the two.
Although we always recommend this work be performed by a Master Plumber we know that this does not always happen. We hope that by watching our video you will gain a few handy tips on how to install a water hose under your vanity or inside of your kitchen sink cupboard. Please remember that if you are experiencing difficulties call a plumber.
Towards the end of a busy 2016 I made my way over to the country of China and we spent 2 weeks in the city of Hong Kong to welcome in the new year and spend a bit of time relaxing and gearing up for what is certain to be a busy 2017 in my home town of Adelaide in Australia.
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Aaron Stewart owns and works in the business of Mayfair Plumbing & Gas Fitting from there offices now based in Adelaide, South Australia. Aaron and his team of licensed plumbers and design consultants are passionate about there work. In this blog they will bring you plumbing and gas tips gathered from around the globe over 20 plus years of experiences in the many different fields of plumbing. If you are looking for a plumbing firm who can do everything from design, construct, project management and scheduled on site maintenance contact the Mayfair Plumbing Group.