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Adelaide Plumbing Advice with a Difference

Posted by on August 3, 2020

Do not be intimidated by the flood of information about plumbing on the Internet. It is a topic that is easy to do research on. This article will guide you through some simple tips, which can help you to perfect your plumbing techniques.

Take extra care of your plumbing in Adelaide during winter time

If your water pipe is frozen, start water running in the faucet closest to the frozen pipe. This will give excess water somewhere to drain as the ice in the pipe defrosts. By doing this, the pipe pressure is relieved, and this should stop it from bursting, which would prevent further damage to your home.

Ensure that a septic tank is checked every year, and make sure it is properly maintained. Emptying a septic tank prevents sediment from building up in the tank and causing a backup into your home or causing the failure of the septic system itself. There is obviously a cost to having a company pump out your septic tank. But a serious backup can cost a lot more if it means replacing the tank.

How to get the best from your tools when doing repairs to your plumbing in Adelaide

You need to know your plumbing tools as well as how they are used so your plumbing efforts are always made easier. Read every manual and use the Internet and library to research the projects that you plan on doing in your home. Prior to attempting any repairs, be certain to plan ahead in order to avoid costly errors.

It is a bad idea to make use of toilet tablets composed of bleach or is blue in colour, or better still any one designed to remove odours. While they are good at removing odours, they have a bad effect on the parts of the toilet that are rubber. This can make it not function correctly and can cause further damage.

Check your floors for softness around toilets, so that you can see if there is any floor damage. To test this, sit reversed on the toilet (facing the tank) with your feet on the floor. Rock your weight onto each foot in turn and see if you can feel any weakness or “give” in the bathroom floor. Picking up on any problems now will help to save you money later.

The biggest problem with plumbing in Adelaide is blockages

Make sure there is a strainer covering all drains to collect particles that would cause a blockage if they went down the drain. The strainer used in the kitchen will need to be cleaned often. Bathtubs should be equipped with strainers as well, and they too will need to be cleaned often.

Keep the drains in your bathtub working properly by pouring a cup’s worth of baking soda and then a cup of vinegar directly down your drain every month. Cover the drain up with a plug or old cloth, as there will be a chemical reaction in the pipes. After a few minutes, just flush the drain out with water that has reached a boiling point. This procedure will clear the hair and soap out of your pipes.

Get in touch with a great plumber from Adelaide 24 Hour Plumbing

We can install hot water systems be it electricity or gas powered, with storage tanks or instantaneous. Should you have any Blockages in your drainpipes or storm water drains call us, we can resolve it quickly. We have sophisticated equipment like drain cameras to detect the blockages and Hydro Jetting machines to clear even the most stubborn blockages including tree roots. Burst pipes are another common problem with plumbing systems in Adelaide. Our vans carry spares for all types of eventually, so the repair is quick and fast to avoid further damage to your home. We are also qualified Gas plumbers so for any emergency gas leaks give us a call on 1300 113 550

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