Frequently asked questions about plumbing


At Toowoomba Maintenance Plumbing, we have years of experience in plumbing, rain water tanks, hot water systems, disability plumbing modifications and more.

Our qualified plumbers have answered some of our most commonly asked questions about what we do and how we can help you.

For more information or for the answers to any other questions, call us today.
Why does my toilet or sink smell so bad?
Persistent smells in sinks or toilets are often the result of rubbish caught in the curve of the pipes. To clear it out, you can pull apart the pipes and clear the U-bend manually or flush the system with bleach or vinegar.

If doing the latter, make sure you open windows or turn on a fan to clear out any strong odours.
Is there any way I can reduce the cost of my job?
Providing the plumber with photos or participating in a facetime chat can reduce the cost of your job. It allows the plumber to turn up at your house with exactly what he needs to complete the job.
What type of roof do I need for a rain water tank?
When considering installing a water tank, any type of roof is generally fine, whether it's pitched or flat.

The important component is the gutter, ensuring it's the right width to easily collect water.
I can't see a leak, but my water bill is still very high?
Oftentimes, leaks can occur where we can't see them. This includes pipes found behind walls or underground, running toilets or in hot water systems.

Call us today for one of our experienced plumbers to come inspect your plumbing system and repair any leaks.
All my taps are old and dripping, and need replacing. Will you do a small job like that?
Of course!

We believe no job is too small—so we'll be happy to come and replace old and dripping taps. We work with reputable Australian and international brands so you'll always receive the highest quality tapware.
Is there anything I can do with a burst pipe inside the house?
In the event of a burst - Turn off your water mains. If the water doesn’t completely turn off, turn on your external taps to reduce the pressure on the burst pipe. Let us know you have turned the water off and we will be there as soon as possible.