Commonly asked plumbing questions

Take a look at some commonly asked questions we receive from customers. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Give us a call!

Q. What is a sewer jet machine?

A. A sewer jetter is a powerful drain cleaning machine that uses high-pressure water jets to provide superior drain pipe and sewer cleaning.

Q. What is a backflow prevention device?

A. Backflow prevention devices are used to protect water supplies from contamination or pollution. There are a number of different devices but they all work by preventing contaminated water from flowing back into the water supply system.

Q. What are the signs of a blocked drain?

A. Unpleasant odours, slow water drainage and high or low toilet water levels are common signs of a blocked drain. In some cases, you may see physical signs that there is a blockage, such as when water spills into your property from the drain.

Q. Do you do plumbing for new homes?

A. Yes. We can supply and install all your plumbing requirements for new home builds.

Q. What is a thermostatic mixing valve?

A. A thermostatic mixing valve allows users to select the water temperature by limiting the amount of hot water that is released. Phil Knight Plumbing can install, maintain and replace these valves for domestic and commercial premises.