Keeping On Top of Your Home’s Plumbing

You don’t realise just how much water you use on a daily basis until your access to a clean supply of water stops. You also probably don’t realise how much trouble or damage to your property that problems with your waterworks can cause until water is leaking from a pipe, spurting out of your tap, or overflowing from a drain. Now, as the old saying goes, prevention is better than cure. So, here are a few steps that you can take in order to stop problems with your plumbing developing, as well as a few sage pieces of advice to take should you ever experience any problems regardless!

Prevent Blockages

A simple way to prevent problems such as overflowing sinks, bathtubs, and shower bases is to take active steps to prevent blockages in the first place. We tend to get into bad habits that can quickly block our drains and pipes, and then require professional help or specialist products to rectify. When you shower or bathe, make sure to remove any hair from the drain and place it in the bin, rather than simply shoving it further down. Also empty any hair from brushes into the bin, rather than allowing it to flow down the drain. In the kitchen, scrape plates and bowls into the bin before washing them. This will prevent excess food waste from going down the drain.

Always Have a Backup Supply of Water

First things first, you need to ensure that you always have a backup supply of water. This will ensure that you can still go about your day to day routine, even if you do experience problems with your plumbing down the line. Investing in plastic water tanks is the best way to go about guaranteeing you will always be able to access clean water for drinking, washing, cleaning, and completing other basic tasks, such as being able to flush the toilet. This means that you can still get on with standard day to day activities until you have the opportunity to call a plumber out to resolve problems, rather than your life being put to a standstill while you wait.

Contact a Plumber at the Smallest Signs of Trouble

Sure, calling a plumber out may be an inconvenience. It will cost you and it means that you will have to wait in to answer their call. However, it’s much better to call a plumber in when problems are small than having to call a plumber in to rectify a huge issue. By tackling problems head on at an early stage, you can save yourself a whole lot of time and money. You can also prevent serious damage from being made to your property through larger leaks or burst pipes.

These are just a few different steps that you can take when it comes to keeping on top of your home’s plumbing. Make sure to implement them into your routine from today onwards!

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2 Comments

  • Great tips. We have made sure to have backup water in our home. Though we have never had to use it, it is nice to know that it’s there just in case. I agree with calling a plumber at the first sign of problem, better to pay them a fee for coming and saying it’s nothing that waiting and having a real problem on your hands.

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