Practical Tips to Follow to Prevent Plumbing Disasters at Home

Blocked drains, burst pipes, faulty toilets and other similar problems on your water and gas systems can be considered plumbing disasters at home. In our many years of serving clients in Point Cook, Werribee, Hoppers Crossing, Altona and the surrounding Melbourne suburbs, we have seen how these plumbing mishaps bring inconvenience to families and property owners. To avoid or make these problems easier to handle, here are some tips from our plumbing technitians:

1. Properly Plan All Your Plumbing Projects

Whenever you have to implement changes or improvements on your plumbing system at home, make sure that the project is well-thought out. Proper planning will help you save time and money as all the work will be smooth and continuous and you’ll only be buying the right amount of materials.

2. Install a Backflow Preventer

A backflow preventer is an important device to be installed on your water supply system. It is used to avoid any contamination or pollution to potable water whenever a huge leak is present either from inside your home or from the main water source system outside. If you think you don’t have this system installed in your water line, give us a call so we can help.

3. Follow Plumbing Codes

Like any other home project, see to it that your local building and plumbing regulations and codes are followed for every plumbing project that you undertake. May it be a rainwater tank installation or a new water supply system, make sure that all the work done is of high standard. This lets you ensure the safety of using the plumbing system installed and its longevity. To make this easier for you, hire a registered and licensed professional plumber.

4. Know the Layout of Your Plumbing System

It is important that you know where the pipes and connections of all the plumbing systems in your home are located. If possible, you should keep a copy of the plumbing layout. This will help you avoid any damage to your water supply or drainage system in times of home renovations or repairs. This will also make plumbing maintenances easy as you will be able to determine what and where to check.

5. Use the Right Materials

In whatever repairs or plumbing installation at home, make sure that you are using the right materials. While the piping materials guide we previously provided will indeed help you, it is best to follow the suggestions of professional plumbers. In fact, it would be best if you’ll allow them to supply the materials for you. It will further help you save time and money.

6. Conduct Yearly Check-Up & Maintenance

Hire a professional plumber to take a look at the condition of your plumbing systems at least once a year. This is to make sure that all of your water and gas lines are in proper functioning condition. This will also help identify existing problems that should be repaired to avoid plumbing disasters.

7. Hire Only Professionals

Same as using the correct materials, make sure that every plumbing job in your home is handled only by licensed and experienced plumbers. Well, look no further for a team that you can truly trust. Aqua Maintain can provide you with the right plumbing solutions at reasonable rates. We cover Point Cook, Altona, Werribee, Hoppers Crossing and the rest of Melbourne’s western suburbs.

We also offer 24/7 emergency plumbing service in the areas that we mentioned above. You can call us 24/7 and we will do our best to respond urgently.

What Plumbing Problems Are Considered as Emergency?

For common household members, everything that goes wrong with your gas, water supply or drainage system at home may look like an emergency. Well, this is not always the case. While it is important that you call professional plumbers for all plumbing problems, there are some cases wherein you need instant fix to the problem – as in right away! When you encounter these problems, make sure to contact our emergency plumbers at once.

Broken Tap

If your kitchen or bathroom taps malfunction and won’t shut off, you are left with a problem of continuously flowing water on your lavatory or sink. Although this problem is simple and only requires a minor replacement, this should be fixed right away – especially if the tap doesn’t have its own shut off valve. You should turn off the main valve of your main water supply system and call emergency plumbing experts right away!

Ruptured Pipes

A burst pipe is somewhat similar to a broken tap as you’ll be facing a problem with continuously flowing water. But this time, it’s more complicated. Depending on the severity of the burst or the underlying cause of the problem, the pipe and other plumbing fixtures may require minor or extensive replacement. Same as with a broken tap, shut of your home’s main water line right away and call emergency plumbers.

Toilet Problems

If you have a toilet problem at home, whether it is a clog or an overflowing tank, you should contact emergency plumbers at once. This is to avoid possible consequences such as water damage to the affected area. And of course, these problems also spell a cleaning disaster for you. If it is about an overflowing tank, turn off the shut off valve which is usually located under the tank. On the other hand, if it is a clogged toilet, do not unclog it yourself and wait for an emergency plumber who can examine it properly.

Gas Leak

A gas leak, may it be minor or severe, is a very serious problem. This should be fixed at the very soonest time to avoid accidents. Signs of leaking gas include a hissing or whistling sound near gas appliances or gas lines and the presence of strong gas odour. If you suspect that there is a gas leak at your home, turn off the main valve of your gas system. Call emergency plumbers so that the problem will be sorted out immediately.

Wall Damage

If you notice moisture on the walls of your home, especially the areas where water lines are located, there is a possibility of a leaking pipe inside the wall interior. This means that the wall has been damaged by the water leaking out from the line. Well, if this is the case, you should get the problem examined at once. Shut off the main valve of your water line and call a professional plumber.

When you encounter these plumbing problems at home, avoid doing DIY fixes especially if you are not skilful enough for the job. Solving the problem on your own may result to complicating it further rather than fixing it. Save yourself from the hassle and get a fast repair by acquiring the assistance of our emergency plumbers. Call us on (03) 9369 3707 right away! We service the areas of Point Cook, Werribee, Hoppers Crossing, Altona and the surrounding Western Melbourne suburbs.

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