How to Prevent Residential Plumbing Problems in your Home
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Spotting problems before they spiral out of control can help keep repairs and maintenance to a minimum, which is great for your household budget. Although some issues are unavoidable, there are tips and tricks you should know to minimise your chance of a catastrophe.
Here are 7 ways to prevent piping problems in your home:
#1 – Know where your shut-off valve is located: If a catastrophic leak occurs, knowing how to turn off your water main can save you thousands of dollars in damages.
#2 – Don’t flush everything: Your toilet isn’t a garbage bin, it’s for toilet paper only (even flushable wipes can cause problems)
#3 – Keep food out of the sink: Avoid rinsing oil, grease, and food scraps down the kitchen sink to avoid blockages.
#4 – Don’t ignore small leaks: A dripping tap can waste 9,000 litres of water a year, so catch small problems before they grow.
#5 – Avoid puncturing pipes: Planning a little home renovation? Use a stud finder to avoid placing a nail through a pipe.
#6 – Watch for signs of water leaks: Look for unpleasant smells, unexplained dampness, rising water bills, and pools of water.
#7 – Keep your local Canberra plumber on speed dial: You never know when you’ll need emergency help, so add 04 1116 9327 to your phone (that’s us!)