A topic which I'm sure most people are interested in, how to avoid an unnecessary large Plumbing bill next time you call me Aaron from Mayfair Plumbing and Gasfitting out to your house in Adelaide.
When you own a house, unit or apartment it is inevitable that one day you will need to call a plumber at some stage to assist with a problem you have, whether it be a Blocked Drain, Leaking Taps, Burst Water Pipe or even no Hot Water.
There are a few tips which I'd like to give to allow you to avoid unnecessary costs next time you call me out to help you with your plumbing and gas problems.
Have you recently flushed the toilet, done a load of washing or had a shower and noticed that the drain is gurgling and slow to drain away? This is a good indication that you have the starting signs of a blocked drain. It is better to have this cleaned out now rather than waiting for the drain to completely start over flowing. The time that it will take me to clear this blockage with my hydro jet drain machine can be less than half if the blockage is tackled in its early stages and costing you half the price.
Leaking and Stiff Taps
Are your taps dripping and hard to turn off? If seen to early the chances of being able to remove the tap ware without damage is far greater than leaving it till later and causing damage to the taps etc due to corrosion. Depending on what the actual problem is with the taps and what is actually causing the leak, the housing of the tap may need to be re-seated and if caught early enough this can be done without leading major works such as removing tiles and replacing the breaching piece inside the wall.
Hot Water Service Leaking
If you have a storage hot water service (tank which holds all your hot water) over time the Pressure Relief Valves need replacing and a sign of this needing attention is that they continually start to drip which can then develop into a steady flow of water. Having these seen to in the early stages can avoid an emergency call out in the middle of the night or on a weekend if the Pressure Relief Valve all of a sudden starts to discharge huge volumes of water.
Gas Room Heater Not Performing at 100% Capacity
Gas room heaters have filters installed in them which over a period of time get clogged up from dust in the air and this then starts to affect the operation of the heater. It is always a good idea to have these filters regularly cleaned or replaced depending on the age of the filters. This allows your Gas Heater to breathe and do its job without putting strain on the components inside the heater which can lead to various parts needing replacing and can be quite costly.
Sometimes a roof leak cannot be avoided a tree branch might fall on your roof or the roof is really old and has corroded away, but it is always a good idea to ensure that your gutters are regularly cleaned out and that your storm water drains are clear and free flowing. By ensuring that your gutters are clean and that your storm water drains are not blocked this will at least allow water to move away from the roof during a rain storm and help eliminate the chances of a nasty roof leak and potential internal damage to you home.
Burt Water Pipes
If you have a house pre 1980's chances are that you may still have galvanized water pipes installed. Over time these start to rust out slowly and show signs of leaking, you may notice a little rust stain on the concrete or a slow trickle of water coming from the water main along the side of your house. It is a good idea to have this inspected sooner rather than later because at some stage this will get worst and it may just all of sudden start gushing water out leaving you with a plumbing emergency in Adelaide.
Fluctuating Hot Water
Have you noticed that the Hot Water in your house is fluctuating between hot and cold? There could be a variety of different components in your Hot Water Service which are causing this to happen depending on the age and type of Hot Water System you have (Gas Continuous Flow, Electric Storage, Solar Hot Water) if diagnosed early and during normal business hours these parts can be sourced if not already in my service van and the problem can be fixed for you straight away rather than waiting till you come home after a hard days work and find you have only cold water and its more than likely going to require an emergency plumbing call out which will cost more in labour and the parts may not be available till the next day leaving you with no Hot Water.
I hope that after reading my Blog today these tips and advice I have given enables you to avoid a plumbing emergency in Adelaide and allows me to fix your plumbing and gas issues at a competitive price next time the needs arises to give me a call, Aaron from Mayfair Plumbing and Gasfitting - Plumber Adelaide 0429 361 819.
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Aaron Stewart owns and works in the business of Mayfair Plumbing & Gas Fitting from there offices now based in Adelaide, South Australia. Aaron and his team of licensed plumbers and design consultants are passionate about there work. In this blog they will bring you plumbing and gas tips gathered from around the globe over 20 plus years of experiences in the many different fields of plumbing. If you are looking for a plumbing firm who can do everything from design, construct, project management and scheduled on site maintenance contact the Mayfair Plumbing Group.