Plumbers are a fantastic resource available to Australians as they make life so much more comfortable and liveable with their skills. Most people only expect to use plumbers during the construction of their house or in an absolutely horrific emergency, but in reality, a lot of the work plumbers do is related to common problems around the home. Often, people think they can solve an issue only to find, after several hours, that they really do not have the know-how to fix the problem. If you encounter these problems, don't procrastinate. Save yourself time and effort and call a plumber straight away.
Blocked drains sound like a fairly innocuous problem, but this issue is still a big enough problem that it can totally shut down your plumbing if not dealt with correctly. What you might suspect is only a singular blocked area could actually be just symptoms of a much bigger portion of your blocked drains. Even if you manage to fix one area, it often simply reveals you were working in vain anyway. Plumbers deal with blocked drains every day and know what to look for, how to isolate the problem area and then how to fix it. They can do it in a fraction of the time you would be able to do it in and can do it without ruining your whole drainage system.
If your tap or shower head is leaking a little bit of water, it is easy to assume that a simple tightening here or a new washer there might be enough to fix it. It is only when you begin tinkering with the leaking tap that you become aware of how complicated the mechanism is to the uninitiated. Often, people are also careless enough to not turn off the water before they begin work trying to fix leaking taps, and this can cause a huge safety issue for your house. Don't risk it. Get a plumber in and get back to using your taps.
Grease Trap Malfunction
If your grease trap is backing up or not working at all, then you might think it is as easy as emptying the trap and then putting it back in place. Of course, it is never as simple as this, and if you do not install the grease trap properly, it can stop working, leading to a higher chance of blocked drains and damage to your pipes. Don't risk letting a grease trap problem spiral into ruining your whole building's plumbing. Get it looked at by a professional, and don't think about it again.