For most people, spending money on plumbers and plumbing just isn’t exciting. It’s tempting to ignore leaks and noises, and hope they’ll simply resolve themselves. The thing is, common problems can sometimes be a symptom of something more serious – and addressing them quickly can actually be an investment that saves money in the long run.
The good news is, you don’t need to be a DIY expert – with our simple guide, you can do all of the basic checks yourself. Just follow these 5 tips from a qualified, experienced plumber and you’ll be able to identify issues – fast – and also save yourself time and money.
Tip 1 – Leaking Faucets? In some cases Calcium deposits cause this: if we catch it fast, sometimes the faucet can be rebuilt (saving money)!
Tip 2 – Check all Shut Off valves. Make sure you can turn them / close them, so you can act fast in an emergency! Also, make sure you have a local plumber’s number stored in your phone!
Tip 3 – Check for ‘Water Hammers’. Turn your water faucets on full, and then shut them off – fast. If you hear a bang, this could be a pressure wave: these can cause major problems even including pipe collapse!
Tip 4 – Check the Water Meter. Turn your main water shut valve off and then look at the water meter. If it’s still running, you might have a water leak (that’s costing you money)!
Tip 5 – Check the Toilet Water Tanks. If you see traces of rust or green residue, it could mean your tank is leaking (and costing you money)!
Performing these routine checks from time to time could actually save you money! This is because it’s often easier, faster and cheaper to fix problems before they become emergencies. So, check these things regularly – and if you spot any of the warning signs, give us a call – we’re here to help!
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