Many people are happy doing minor fixes like a leaking tap, but when it comes to just about anything else involving water, if you do not know 100% what you are doing, messing with a plumbing system can result in not only serious damage and expensive repair bills, but potential health hazards.
When performing home plumbing repairs, you are subject to the same safety and health code regulations as a professional plumber is. Anything connected to a water supply has to comply with statutory requirements.
For any plumbing crisis, our professionals are on hand to deliver a fast and effective service to properties large or small. We cover all the following plumbing jobs and more.
Repair, replace, unblock, inspect and install:
- Internal & external Taps
- Cold water tanks
Hot Water cylinders
- Waste disposal units
Contact us on how we can tailor our plumbing services to match your individual needs, and see our plumbing tips for what you can do yourself around the home.
Ensure that all drains have strainers to prevent hair, soap and debris from clogging the drain lines.
Inspect tanks and bowls for cracks or leaks.
Make sure toilets flush properly. If the handle must be held down for a thorough flush or jiggled to stop the water from running you may need to replace worn tank parts. They're inexpensive and you'll notice a lower water bill.
Check exposed pipes under sinks and in the basement for signs of leaks.
If your property has a basement, check exposed piping for signs of leaking or recent repairs.
When leaving your property for more than three days turn your stop tap off.Plumbing tips for the Winter
- Avoid pouring fats or cooking oils down the drain because liquid fats solidify in the pipes and create clogs. Wipe congealed grease from pots.
- If shower pressure is weak, pour a cup of white distilled vinegar into a plastic bag, place it over the showerhead, and soak. Use a twist tie to hold it in place overnight. In the morning, remove the bag and use an old toothbrush to gently scrub off the mineral deposits to help restore water flow.
Abrupt low Winter temperatures often leave homeowners unprepared for the troubles associated with the cold.
- Make sure outside taps aren't dripping or leaking. Be aware that when pipes freeze, water pressure builds causing cracks - no matter if the pipe is made of plastic, copper or steel.
- Disconnect outside water hoses. If left connected, water in the hoses can freeze and expand causing taps and connecting pipes inside your home to freeze and break.
- Insulate pipes in unheated areas, such as garages or crawl spaces. Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cables around pipes that are exposed and prone to freezing.