How often do you check your home plumbing? General maintenance avoids major problems and saves money.
Do you only think about your home plumbing when a tap is leaking or you have a plumbing emergency?
Is the only maintenance you do cleaning your drains when they are clogged?
You’re not alone! However, by performing some plumbing self-maintenance bi-annually you can avoid major problems and save money on costly repair bills.
Here is a self-maintenance plumbing checklist:
- Check all pipes for any signs of leaks, look in laundry cupboards and under sinks
- Check that pipes aren’t rusted or corroded. Green or orange rust stains indicate this
- Check your water pressure of taps and showers, if pressure is low then it may be due to a build up in your pipes
- Check your shower head for any build up
- Check the speed of drainage in your sinks, showers and bathtubs. Slow drainage can mean blocked pipes
- Check every toilet is flushing correctly and doesn’t continue to flow after flushing
- Check tiles in bathrooms especially around toilets sinks and showers. Loose tiles could indicate a leak
- Check for any mould or mildew growing in wet rooms
- Check hose taps for any slow leaks that may go unnoticed
- Check pipes and hoses of washing machines and dishwashers
Next time you’re unblocking a drain, take an extra 30 minutes to check all of your homes plumbing.
Finding potential plumbing problems early can prevent damage to your home and costly repairs. If you suspect any plumbing issues, a professional such as AMS Plumbing Gold Coast can perform a plumbing maintenance check.
Even if no issues are found, the check will reduce the chance of future problems by making sure everything is in tiptop condition!