Plumbing Advice for Newcastle Locals


In the 50+ years our team

At Murphy Plumbing have been servicing Newcastle, we have fielded all sorts of plumbing and gas-related queries. We’ve put together a list of frequently asked questions as a resource to our valued customers. Have a read below and if you still need some help, give our friendly team a call. We are always happy to provide plumbing advice for the Hunter locals.

People — Plumbing in Merewether, Australia

There could be a number of reasons for an excessively high water bill. It could indicate an underground water leak or a leaky cistern, tap or shower. Give our team at Murphy Plumbing a call and we will send one of our licensed plumbers out to you to survey your home and grounds for leaks.

Yes, we have leak detection equipment that can find leaking pipes in any location. When we have found the damaged pipe, we can assess the damage and quote you on the cost of repair. Once you have agreed to the quote, we can begin repair work straight away.

Yes, we offer a roof and gutter inspection and repair service. Using a CCTV camera, we can determine the state of your roof, downpipes and stormwater drains and provide you with recommendations. We have specialist drain clearing machines to cut through any blockages and keep your stormwater drains flowing freely.

Immediately turn off the gas at the mains switch or on the LPG cylinder. Make sure all your gas appliances are turned off too. If your gas hot water or oven has a pilot light, extinguish it—do not allow any naked flames on the premises. Open all the windows, go outside and call Murphy Plumbing immediately. We are available 24/7 for emergencies and will get to you as a priority.

There are a number of reasons why drains smell bad, the more common causes being:

  • A dry P trap.
  • Build-up of fat, oil, grease, hair, food scraps or other debris.
  • Flushable wet wipes can block sewerage drains.
  • Faulty plumbing installation.
  • Garbage disposal system needs to be flushed.
  • Dirty dishwasher—make sure you clean your drain covers and strainer regularly.

If you cannot find the source of the odour, contact our team at Murphy Plumbing and we will send someone around to investigate and remedy the problem for you.

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