In most plumbing cases, the common problems that creep up are leaks, drips and clogs. The sad part is that they sneak up on you in the most unexpected time. With the knowledge of basic preventive measures and routine maintenance, you can protect your home from major plumbing problems.
Handy tips to prevent plumbing problems:
1. Watch out for water leaks
Small water leaks can lead to major problems if the issue is not fixed right away. It’s always wise to pay attention to signs that tell you more trouble may be on its way. Dripping refrigerators, leaking faucets, rocking toilets and damp cabinets are some of the few symptoms that require immediate action.
2. Fix problems sooner than later
Having a leaking faucet is troublesome. Over a period of time, the moisture could affect your fixtures and encourage mould and mildew growth.
3. Learn how to respond to overflows
When there’s water gushing from your toilet, sink or anywhere else, quickly head to the area where your home’s main shut-off valve is located to turn off the water supply. If the valve is in a dark or hard to reach area, collect tools you’ll require for a quick shut off and have them stored nearby, they’ll come in handy.
If you do not know where the main shut-off valve for the water supply is, ask your plumber to show you all the important valves you may need to be aware of.
4. Shutting off appliances
It is also important to know how to shut off the water supply to individual toilets, sinks, washing machines and other water-using appliances when a problem arises. This will help in preventing potential damage and make your cleaning easier.
5. Know your pipe material
It’s always good to know what kind of material was used to construct your pipes. If galvanized iron was used, your pipes could have suffered from rusting and corrosion. This could cause a drop in water pressure and a brown tint may appear. When this occurs, you would need a professional plumber to replace the pipes.
6. Learn how to tackle minor problems
With basic knowledge and tools, you’ll be able to handle simple plumbing emergencies on your own. Keep a plunger, sewer snake, and pipe wrench nearby to efficiently solve problems like clogs in drains and pipes.
If your home has suffered water damage due to plumbing problems, save yourself the trouble of cleaning and repairing the mess. At Bio Cleanse Services we provide impeccable service to remediate water damage and mould damage if any. Get in touch with our team today by calling on 0427 411 789.